Giving Up The Ghost
As we start the new year, it’s time to bring in the new and toss out the old. With that in mind, I’ve decided this will be my last post on the site. While I’ve had a lot of fun I’m no longer interested in sitting through this over exaggerated paranormal drivel.
I never expected shows like Ghost Hunters, Paranormal State, Ghost Adventures, Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost This, Paranormal That, Haunted Whatever, to actually collect evidence of the paranormal or spirit world. It was about the locations and stories and history. And in the beginning they proved those old pipes were responsible for the noises you heard.
Then it all changed, became commercial and turned into nothing but staged demonic encounters with unseen dark energy and running in the other direction every time there is a bump from a dark mass just outside camera shot. Or, if not in the midst of some demonic attachment, it’s turning everyday events such as toys falling over from gravity, flying bugs and insects, floating dust particles and car headlights into paranormal happens of epic and sinister proportions.
All of this “evidence” is all detected and captured by hacked up Xbox components, rigged up iPads, half-baked blinky light devices, temperature probes that are reading who knows what, thermal cameras that record their own reflections, pucks that burp and fart voices from the great beyond and EVP tools that spit out hundreds of random words so they’ll eventually get something right.
Thank you all for tuning in and I hope you enjoyed at least one article.
All the best to you and have a spooktacular New Year!
Other Articles of Interest:
Ghost Adventures – Riverside Plane Graveyard – S17E06
Zak and Ghost Adventures continue their tour of California with a visit to the March Field Air Museum in Riverside where there are claims of voices, cameras getting tipped over, museum artifacts being thrown and the residual energy of a family that used to live on the site where an airplane hanger now sits.
Employees of the museum claim to have had experiences such as the feeling of something gong through them, voices and and even talking to one of the entities on a Spirit Box.
There is also a visit from Michael and Marti Parry, who give details about their location despite not knowing where they are.
For the investigation, Zak, Jay and Dakota start in the war artifact exhibit where they debunk several claims whether they realize it or not. They become extremely excited when not one but two TV monitors turn on.
A device turning on is hardly proof of the paranormal, but these are motion activated monitors. They are meant to turn on when guests get near them.
Next, they claim to see the shadow of someone walking around. This, and the other claims of moving figures, are the lights from nearby traffic casting shadows.
Next, they head out into the plane graveyard where they see shadows figures and hear the noise of someone making an escape. This turns out to be animals because there is clearly a large supply of animal droppings right in that location.
In the Restoration Hanger, Billy states that his walkie talkie falling over in a doorway is a sign of the paranormal. And that a stick figure appearing on his hacked up SLS is an apparition. And that the back pain he exhibits in multiple episodes is further proof that an entity is with them.
Next, Billy and Aaron unveil a wickedly dubious device called the Paranormal Music Box. This is supposed to play music whenever a spirit gets close enough. They use this in two locations to prove that spirit energy is with them. There is no possible way this could go off by other means or through remote control.
There’s really nothing else to discuss as this episode is ridiculously silly. I have the utmost respect for those who serve and have served our country, but this episode debunks itself.
Other Articles of Interest:
- Ghost Adventures – The Queen Mary – S10E01
- Ghost Adventures – Titanic Museum – S15E12
- Ghost Adventures – Ripleys Believe It or Not – S16E01
- Ghost Adventures – Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum – S04E22
- Ghost Adventures – Zalud House – S13E11
- Ghost Adventures – George Washington Ghost – S09E03
- Ghost Adventures – Kays Hollow – S16E09
- Ghost Adventures – Amargosa Opera House – S04E11
- Ghost Adventures – Goldfield Hotel – S04E16
- Ghost Adventures – Hotel Leger – S16E05
Ghost Adventures – Terror in Fontana – S17E05
In the town of Fontana, California, Zak visits the home of James and Michelle, who claim their children are being attacked by a dark entity. Their home has strange, blood like markings on the stairs, poltergeist activity and physical attacks. Michelle believes that Justin is the target of these attacks as the dark energy has tried to pull Justin out of bed and has even been able to throw him into the air, giving him a concussion.
Justin claims the entity that comes after him has beady red eyes and mouth that looks like it’s been sewn together. He’s felt claws against his arm and that at one point, this unseen force threw a flashlight at his brother.
As we look around the house, there are red stains on the stair railing, red marks on the crucifix and reports of knives being driven into pillows.
In Jake’s room, a dragon “flies off” the table by itself. When viewing the footage from another angle, it’s very clear the dragon does NOT “fly off the table by itself.” It slowly topples over and falls straight down onto the floor. There is absolutely no force to it’s movement. This is the first of several suspect claims.
We also have footage of Justin being attacked in bed. Since things are so bad, the entire family now sleeps together in the same bed.
What we actually see is Michelle screaming in hysterics at nothin. Despite the claim of Justin being wrenched out of bed and thrown around, there is no movement, nor is Justin even in the frame. There is the flash of a hand, but clearly there is no “attack” and no dragging people to the floor as they claim.
For the investigation, Michelle and the two boys stay in the house and head to their bed. Zak sits off to the side to see what he can experience.
What we get to see is Michelle create an atmosphere of panic and fear for her kids. We also see Jake, drinking from a sippy cup as though he were a toddler, even though he’s 5. And finally, we clearly see that Justin is moving his legs around thereby creating all the noises and movement we see and hear.
Both Billy and Zak say they can see Justin moving, but chalk it up to Justin not being in control of his actions because he’s under the influence of the entity. That’s a pretty blatant disregard of the obvious.
After the family leaves for the night, Zak and team head downstairs. They investigate the toys as one of them has made a noise. Ironically, the grandmother is still wandering around the house as though nothing is going on.
They capture a stick figure on the wall and hear a toy say the number 6. After a time, it repeats the number 6 again, basically saying 6-6-6. Rather than thinking the toy has a short or a piece stuck in that number, they determine it to be demonically influenced.
In the end there isn’t a single sign or piece of evidence for the demonic. Clearly no one gets pulled out of bed. No one get clawed or scratched in the middle of the night. No one gets touched or attacked.
What we do have is a hysterical and mother and an 11 year old making some very dubious claims.
Ghost Adventures – Tintic Mining District – S17E04
While still out West, Zak visits Eureka, Utah to investigate the Tintic Mining District, an area where large deposits of gold and silver were found in the 1890s. The mayor has extended an invitation to investigate many of the old and abandoned buildings and offers up a bit of history.
Back in 1917 there was a Spanish Flu epidemic where 500 people died and were buried in a mass grave. Additionally, a Marshall was shot and killed in 1915 by his prisoner. To be honest, those are pretty mild events considering the time period. But fear not, Zak will do his best to make link to these events.
And opportunity presents itself when they visit the Gatley building and see a water well inside. When the rumor is presented a gun was thrown down there, Zak immediately says it’s the gun related to the Marshall shooting.
Another opportunity presents itself as they are told about the Fitch mansion and the mysterious events going on. An investigator named Zackary explains that he has been to the mansion and seen terrible things he can’t explain. There was a book of witchcraft, occult objects, and some human hair. These are working of devilry and Zak is determined to know more.
Billie, the owner, explains she has a roommate who studies the works of Aleister Crowley and does Cabalistic readings. He is very intuitive and sensitive. Zak is very quick to call out and denounce these “rituals.”
The investigation starts at the Gatley building, where they have brought along Julie Jordan of People Magazine. As they begin, Julie feels a cold “breeze”. The fact she keeps saying “breeze” forces them look around and they find a crack leading into the building causing a draft. Too bad they don’t do this with other “cold spots.”
Billy does some investigating on his own, and after trying to provoke the spirits, he trips over something in the dark, but claims it was a dark entity leaping off the wall at him.
They shift gears and head up to the Fitch Mansion where they sit down to a summoning ritual with Ted. You can immediately tell this is a load of nonsense as Ted says, “We need this mirror, but I don’t know why.” He then proceeds to make a mess of things to the point where Jay, being the conjurer that he is, interrupts to explain how things should be done and tries to get back on track.
Instead of calling BS on these shenanigans, Zak says Ted is making things more dangerous as he is performing the ritual incorrectly and making the entities mad.
Despite this obviously being a hoax, Zak claims his name comes across on the recorder. This is followed by a mass of static he claims is a demonic entity screaming at them from the great beyond.
There is really no need to go into more detail about this episode as it was such a nonsensical farce. Ted and Billie were obviously hamming it up for the camera and trying to put on a good show to scare the locals. The other buildings are nothing more than neat looking, old, abandoned buildings-relics of an old mining town. This episode seems nothing more than a way to drum up some tourist dollars for a town that probably has interesting things to see, but needs a hook to draw a crowd.
Other Articles of Interest:
- Ghost Adventures – Reseda House of Evil – S13E04
- Ghost Adventures – Ogden Possession – S15E02
- Ghost Adventures – Mackay Mansion – S13E02
- Ghost Adventures – Wolf Creek Inn – S15E13
- Ghost Adventures wants to investigate Idol Mansion
- Ghost Adventures – George Washington Ghost – S09E03
- Paranormal Challenge – Jerome Grand Hotel – S01E12
- Ghost Adventures – Union Stations – S07E11
- Ghost Adventures – Dumas Brothel – S13E10
- Ghost Adventures – Pico House Hotel – S04E15