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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 01:01 PM
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All those ghost hunter shows are fake just like all those repo shows are fake even judge judy or whatever is fake....as well as all the reality shows are fake and scripted lol. I could go on but I think you guys get the point....tv is fake.




posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 02:47 PM
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because people want to believe and people are gullible.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 03:13 PM
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god i thought i was the only one , back when it started out yes it was interesting .......... but now jason went from fat to thin geee i wonder why & they have a headqauters like the cia & all new equipment & i just can't watch another orb float by the camera , so yea this show jumped the shark alonnnnnng time ago , need to put it to rest !!!
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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 03:31 PM
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Thanks for that review. I watched them in the beginning because I have had a few personal experiences with "ghosts" over my lifetime and had never heard a good explanation for what it was I was experiencing. This show was the first of its kind in the main stream and I wanted to know more about my experiences.

I seem to recall being most interested in their explanations... they would say, "The theory goes..." and then list "symptoms" of a paranormal experience, like chills up and down the spine, "cold spots", and the like. The list is long. I used to listen to that dialogue when they gave it, because I had never heard that type of information anywhere else. This was before I joined the internet by the way.

When they described the various indicators of an "experience" I got excited because that was the kind of thing that I had experienced too. I think thats what caught people up in it in the first place. Their actual "evidence" I thought was questionable.

They like to clown each other too, like when the bats were flying around in that hallway and they kept sending investigator after investigator into the same hall way and laughing their asses off when they fell on the floor? That did it for me. They get a big kick out of clowning each other and even more clowning millions.

Still the "walk throughs" in the beginning and the "theory of" paranormal experiences and how they go was interesting. I love some of the places these guys go to. We get to hear the real stories behind the lead in to their bogus investigations.
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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 03:33 PM
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I agree. Back in the beginning they were perfectly fine. It was interesting, because it was real. I knew it was real, because the poor saps would go whole episodes, for weeks, without getting a thing. It appealed, because it felt and looked genuine. But, the moment they started getting one piece of evidence after another, over and over; I turned it off and never watched it again. I hadn't watched it again until I was at a friend's and they were watching the Halloween live special. It was the one when they were down somewhere in the tunnels and this loud booming voice started speaking. I laughed so hard, I cried. It just reinforced what I had already knew. They caved to the pressure of commercialism long, long ago, and apparently they've continued that throughout their run.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 04:46 PM
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couldnt agree more, its become like the young guy with spiked hair, its like every show they find "something" lol wow thats some damn good luck lol.

personally i havent liked that channel since it changed from scifi, to syfi, all they show is complete $%^& on it now and all of their b movies, its called the f ing scifi channel dammnit i want to see real scifi movies not some b movie crap lol.

as to why its still on, well restaurants dont stay open because the food sucks(well stupid people will eat at stupid places like mc donalds but...) , so if people think they are getting something good, they will keep watching, they know what everyone is watching if you use a digital reciever so they know someone is watching, not me, i stopped watching the channel a while ago.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 07:29 PM
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I would imagine it is because people still watch it. Otherwise they would have cancelled it. I watched it every week when it first aired, but now I only occasionally watch it. There have been multiple episodes where they have not gotten any evidence, which is surprising considering they have the best places to pick from, and can go to the place that they feel is more likely to yield results.

I would not be surprised if the show had some fake moments, but I don't believe that it was the fault of those on the show. Recently it has come to light that many of the networks with reality shows attempt to fake things to get better ratings, and if the people on the show don't like it, there is not much they can do. It happened with the Finding Bigfoot show, and there was almost never a second season, but the network gave in to the team, who wanted to do things legitimately.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 08:08 PM
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I've really debated on whether to reply in regards to the "philosophy of paranormal investigations." Let me clearly note that what I am about to say is based upon my observations of both the phenomena AND what I have gathered as the motivations behind why people do these investigations. I feel this is relevant because the same "logic" applies to why people continue to watch this show....

My foray into fringe science, including what might be termed "paranormal," began in 1991 when I went off to the Academy. The Academy was a special school for gifted children...not Charles Xavier's type of gifted children (at least, not everyone...
). At the Academy, I was on a science and military track which means that my studies carried a heavy basis in those areas. During my time there, we were regularly flown to particular military bases where we worked on a classified projects, including some that can be termed "paranormal" in nature. These projects were spearheaded by the Defense Dept, National Academy of Sciences, and certain corporations.

In 2006, I was approached by a friend who asked me to collaborate with him in creating a scientific research organization whose principle function would be to study the paranormal. This friend is a fellow physicist and works in law enforcement (former FBI, currently works for the State in a law enforcement capacity). We obtained non-profit status and set up funding & collaborations with government and select academia. Utilizing over $300,000 in scientific equipment, we set up paranormal investigations using true scientific methodology. This was NOT anything like Ghosthunters... We didn't run around in the dark, scaring ourselves. We used real scientific controls, and shared our gathered data with our international team.

Then, in 2007, my co-founder and I had so many people approaching us because they wanted to investigate the paranormal too. Many of them were enthusiastic about the "field" from watching Ghosthunters. We wanted to teach people but also steer them away from GH "hysterics." So we set up an application & training program which was meant to allow interested people to come into the organization and be trained on proper scientific controls, equipment usage, etc...

It is through working with the "average person interested in paranormal research" as a scientist that I make the following observations. Those who research the paranormal generally fall into one of two categories:

1. They have a genuine interest in the SCIENCE of the paranormal. This means that they approach the work with objectivity and even skepticism. They do not pretend to accept or believe that any "strange" event is evidence of the paranormal. Instead, they work to find ways to independently corroborate an event (#1) and then work to break down the mechanism by which it happened (#2). Personal experiences are nice to talk about but they cannot be independently corroborated (usually) so they hold little or no scientific value. People who fall into this category (such as me) care only about the data and the science, not things that can't be quantified. Investigations are about gathering an understanding of the criteria of what is happening to create repeatability.

2. Some people have a preconceived belief system in regards to the paranormal and it is these beliefs that drive their motivation to "prove themselves right." (Note - This doesn't always mean they are "pro-belief.") However, there are many pro-believers who refuse to accept scientific proof if it refutes their preconceived notions of what has or is happening around them. There have been countless people who fall into this group who have told me that they are simply interested in investigating the paranormal to "make sense of a past experience" or to "see for themselves." Inevitably this leads to a positively skewed belief that something is evidence of paranormal because that is what the WANT to believe or because it fits into their limited frame of reference.

I am not saying that those who fall into the 2nd group are wrong. The question ultimately depends on what the agenda of the investigation is about. If it is to find real scientific "proof" of the paranormal (such as TAPS claims they want to do....), then your team should be composed of the types of people who fall into #1. If the purpose is to have some sort of personal validation or epiphany, then there is NOTHING WRONG with being an individual who falls into #2.

All this being said, I feel that the majority of people who continue to watch GH fall into this second category.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by Fylgje
I liked the show at first, but just came to not like the people on it. After seeing the live halloween show where Grant obviously had a device in his jacket, raising up the collar, that was it for me. He immediately became an untrustworthy scammer/liar. ]





I also liked the show at first, And that was exactly when I stopped watching the show also. I may have watched the reveal show I don't remember but after that it just seemed the entire show changed. I also wanted to say in the video on the first post, you can actually see Grant move his left hand like he is letting out string from a spool of fishing line, it's kind of blatant and not sure how I didn't catch that before. The background music pretty much killed the show too, It's funny when they say did you hear that? and all you can hear is crappy music.


I also do believe in ghosts, as I have seen a full apparation and also other unexplainable things in this house.


Had a Question for ProfessorChaos, You can answer if you want to it's cool, but the first time Tango was on Ghost Hunters, he was on a team and there was another person in that episode. were you the other person?
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posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 11:21 PM
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Sadly, I agree. I loved the show when it first came on the air. It was the only show on air like it, now there are too many diluting the scientific side of it. I actually think ghost adventurers do a better job of investigating and using new equipment etc. GH actualy inspired me to get into the field. My uncle and I have been on about 30 hunts and have had some really good luck. We feel we do a better job of analyzing the evidence than they do. I am sure they have caught some great stuff and I think they have brought a lot of attention to the field. That being said, I feel its time they move on and go back to cleaning out drain lines. I am not sure if its the fact that I have been on the hunts and I am not impressed with what they find or if the newness of it has just wore off.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 06:34 AM
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I also used to like the show. It got old pretty fast though. I've always been interested in the paranormal due to personal experiences, but these guys are a bit laughable. Sort of like that Georgio guy on Ancient Aliens, sorry Georgio, but some things may have just been smart people. I find it funny that every episode they find an "actual" haunting. Come on, nobody has that kind of success rate.



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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The funniest thing about these guys is they SAY they dont get paid anything for the show...HAHA yea right have you guys seen the new cars they have and all the merchandise, equipment and the hotel they bought?



posted on Jan, 21 2013 @ 07:38 PM
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Originally posted by LvSLoLo
The funniest thing about these guys is they SAY they dont get paid anything for the show...HAHA yea right have you guys seen the new cars they have and all the merchandise, equipment and the hotel they bought?



I think Jason and maybe Grant are or were executive prodcers, so I'm sure atleast those 2 get paid, They did buy a B&B too which I heard they did a hunt for their show there and surprise surprise it was haunted.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 06:59 PM
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Like most of you I was a fan when the show first started. It went down hill for me when they hired that one chick who was a "model" and an "actress". I can't watch it anymore. I will admit that I do love Ghost Adventures, its at least scary, they guys on that show get all freaked out, it makes me laugh. Ghost Hunters lost my respect years ago.



posted on Jan, 23 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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So, what are you saying, exactly?





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