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Originally posted by teflon_superhero
I'm one to believe things are fake, but Ghost Hunters seems to be more 'real' than most paranormal shows out there.
Example: Most Haunted *shudders*
Again, they do tend to debunk it or try to debunk it. And I know I've gotten frustrated when about 5 or so episodes in a row, there's no evidence in any case presented.
Now, the promotional spots for the next episode...definitely fake. I'm so sick and tired of hearing "The greatest discovery YET!" only for it to be a bat flying out and scaring the pants off of grown men.
Originally posted by detachedindividual
I used to enjoy watching this show, and believed a lot of what they found but let certain things like the "K2" meter stay open to interpretation. And the ever-constant BS of being "heroes" going to help families really annoyed me.
But, I did see a bit of the recent live show on Halloween, and the actions of Grant faking having his jacket pulled was over the top and too much for me.
I know a bit about psychology and body language, and everything about his response was "performed".
It was so blatantly faked that it made me cringe, it wasn't even convincing. It was just embarrassing and extremely disappointing.
For that single act, they destroyed any credibility for any of their previous shows. It left a lot of good "evidence" suddenly in doubt. Some of footage they'd captured really did make me wonder before, but since this I automatically have to assume that it was all faked.
I like watching Most Haunted too. I prefer their style of not taking things too seriously, not thinking they're "Heroes".
That's entertainment for me. And I think that's how it should be. People can't trust what they see via a third party, you have to experience things for yourself.
But for a giggle Most Haunted is as good as Paranormal TV gets IMO.
Originally posted by Rintendo
reply to post by detachedindividual
Do you have a google or youtube link to Grant faking this? I would like to see it. Must have missed that part of it. I love that show. I would be very disappointed if I saw that.
Originally posted by Nohup
The biggest problem with Ghost Hunters is that they are not a scientific investigation team, but just a team of people who do a particular kind of "evidence" gathering at a location.
They don't start with a hypothesis that they hope to prove or disprove. They just have a story, and maybe some wild-ass theories.
Originally posted by LittlePinky82
The thing with Most Haunted though is they never show anything or whatever. They claim to see this or that or whatever but we don't. And you made a good point about past shows with Ghost Hunters. It is sad about that. Just a little bit of doubt goes a long way.