posted on Jan, 5 2012 @ 10:31 PM
I am definitely a skeptic of these shows. Paranormal State, Destination Truth, Ghost Adventures...
It seems ridiculous to me that people would report an instance of something maybe once or twice a year, and yet these people go there with their crews
for a few hours and they miraculously catch the "evidence" that local people have never been able to capture over decades? Please!
They either have EXCELLENT timing (and I mean miraculous), or they exaggerate/amplify/dramatize/fake the things they find for their shows.
That's why I watch any show like this with suspicion. I see it as entertainment and not proof of anything. Unless I were there to actually see it, or
there is some form of scientifically documented evidence, I'm always going to assume that it's a fake, an exaggeration or simply their imagination.
When it comes to ghosts (and with the exception of Ghost Hunters who have pretty much been exposed as drama queens and fakes) I can give them a little
more credit because the reports of instances can be regular and consistent. You really could go to a haunted location at night and see/hear something.
But even then I'm still suspicious of the evidence they find.
To me, this thing could be anything. It could be mis-identification, but more likely it's faked judging by all their "highly scientific" mumbo-jumbo
they incorporate into their episodes. That totally discredits them IMO.
edit on 5-1-2012 by detachedindividual because: (no reason