posted on Jan, 2 2010 @ 12:27 PM
Thank you to the OP for presenting that information. I did attempt to click the blog link, but received a message saying that the blog no longer
I got turned off of watching Paranormal State because it seemed to me like a bunch of snot-nosed wanna-be's that take themselves way too seriously.
There were a couple shows that made me think, "hmmm", but Chip Coffee's gregariously effeminate theater performances serve as an effective antidote
against the suspension of disbelief.
I watched many Ghost Hunters shows, but over time I found myself becoming more and more disinterested. I think this process started when they fixed a
person's plumbing in the middle of an investigation. Roto Rooter to the rescue!
The editing of Ghost Hunters, specifically the 'next week's episode' portion seen at the end of every show, ended up establishing a pattern of
disappointment. One week the preview implied that one of the investigators had a physical confrontation (complete with gasp and "Oh my god!"), when
you actually viewed the episode, you were treated to the investigator responding to a spider web.
Whenever I see an ad for Ghost Hunters now, I just think, "Hey Tango" (a phrase uttered during the analysis phase of every single EVP session).
Don't get me started on "Ghost Hunters International".
My opinion about Ghost Lab is that Brad & Barry take themselves a little too seriously. From the baseball cap, black t-shirt, and swat tactical vest
uniforms while chasing shadow people (not caught on tape), to Mike Rowe's "the team casts their electronic net over the building", to the heavily
enhanced unintelligible EVPs ("OMG, You are NOT going to believe this!"), Ghost Lab is entertaining at best. They catch some very thought-provoking
evidence, but tend to go out on a limb in every episode.
The only Ghost show that I think is doing anything DIFFERENT is Ghost Adventures. If you look at Paranormal State, Ghost Hunters, and Ghost Lab, they
all have one thing in common: They don't stay in the area very long.
Ghost Adventures is unique in that they are physically locked in to the investigation site for an entire night, just the three of them. They tend to
take more liberties with provocation, which in the very least makes it entertaining to watch. I also appreciate the fact that the 3 guys do their
best to avoid the use of the visual light spectrum, instead spending most of their time in the dark, using the IR spectrum. That alone makes their
show stand out above the rest. These guys do things that I wouldn't personally have the courage to do.
Ghost Adventures definitely stretches with some of their material, but I have more respect for them compared to the actors in the other shows. It is
an easier viewing experience for me, because they present EVPs during the investigation (rather than having you wait until a break, or until the end).
Anyways, I hope this post isn't considered off-topic. I did use the search function and read the entire thread before posting. I commented on
Paranormal State, which is on-topic, and noticed other users posting about their opinions on the other ghost shows, so figured that it would be safe
for me to weigh-in.
[edit on 2-1-2010 by MKULTRA]