Ghost Adventures

When will the paranormal bubble burst?

The television networks and the interwebertubes are ablaze with everything paranormal. For the last five years, due in large part to those blue collar guys Jason and Grant of the Ghost Hunters, there has been an explosion of shows about the paranormal. We have plumbers, cops, students, film makers, wanna be scientists, and even Hollywood has jumped on board. But now that we literally have everyone and their grandmother hunting ghosts on some cable network show, when is this bubble going to burst? The airwaves are saturated so how long can it sustain the pressure?

Personally, ?I think we are on the cusp of the decline of the paranormal show. I think a lot of these stalwarts will start dropping off and the latest startups won’t be able to take root.

Ghost Hunters has had a good run, but Jason and Grant aren’t doing business like they used to. They spend most episodes sitting on the couch waiting for something to happen and with all the controversy surrounding them now days they’re not even game to do a live investigation any more. With two other spinoff shows well under way, I think Jason and Grant will be heading off to the Spalding Inn once this new season is done.

Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy probably have another season or two left in them for those who still cling to the Ghost Hunters name. Ghost Hunters Academy never should have been made, and while I was a huge fan of GHI for Season One, this second Season has been frustrating, not to mention boring and annoying. The flip-flop nature of labeling locations paranormal is frustrating, while investigators like Joe and Paul just annoy me. They act like such buffoons most of the time I can’t stand to watch them. The "character" of the show has become grating. They’ll be able to cash in for a little while longer, but I don’t think these shows can bring in the numbers over the long haul.

Ghost Lab is so bad I’ll be shocked it if makes it back for another season.

Paranormal Cops is interesting but it doesn’t have enough flair to stick around. Plus, they aren’t travelling the countryside or hitting the Hot Spots like Eastern State or Waverly Hills. It would be interesting to see how they would handle an investigation at a place like that. But with only six shows to their credit I don’t think they personally have the time or the audience to give us too much more.

Paranormal State is a train wreck. Ryan has gone off the rails and each investigation is more hysterical and frantic than the last. I doubt many people would even consider him a paranormal investigator anymore. His main want is to seek out the demonic and perform exorcisms. Debunking and explaining are clearly not in his repertoire. I think his antics are costing him fans not gaining him credibility. Maybe he does have ties with the church and that’s what’s driving him, but if you look at his first episode and what we have now and they are nothing alike. This show has gone downhill dramatically. Plus, you can clearly see that Ryan thinks a lot of himself these days.

Ghost Adventures still has plenty of excitement left to carry them for another season or two. But in that timeframe, after they’ve visited the big paranormal Hot Spots what are they going to do? They could follow in the footsteps of Ghost Hunters International and visit castles and forts abroad. Poveglia was a great location and there’s plenty more like that out there. We’ll have to see if Zak and team can hold the interest of the audience in the upcoming years.

Destination Truth also has plenty of excitement and destinations left. I don’t know if there’s a shortage of urban legends that Josh can track down and never find. And his show is just as much about his wild adventures in getting to his location as it is in hunting unusual creatures. His lost luggage, broken down vehicles, strange food, and death defying climbs could easily keep us entertained for some time to come. Josh manages to incorporate adventure travel into his show so his appeal isn’t just to a ghost hunting crowd.

And there’s so many more shows out there that I haven’t even looked at.

These shows are still fun, to a certain extent, and we all like a good scare, but with so many coming at us, something has to give. More paranormal related shows will crop up from time to time, run their 6 episodes and then disappear. The paranormal is big business right now, but I think it’s going to start running out of steam shortly. There’s just too many coming at us all at once. Once the fervor dies down there will be a slew of books documenting the paranormal and all the ghost stories from these former TV celebs, so we have that to look forward to.

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Ghost Adventures Marathon on the Travel Channel

The Travel Channel is running a Ghost Adventures marathon from 4pm – 11pm, Monday February 22nd. It’s a 7-hour feast of the paranormal starting with the Ohio Reformatory and Poveglia Island. Both of these were fun investigations so it should set the mood nicely!

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Ghost Adventures asks for help after fire destroys home of GAC family member

From the GAC website:

The Ghost Adventures Crew receives literally hundreds of requests for help. We can not possibly respond to every one, much as we wish we could. However, this request came to us from an official GAC family team member, and we wanted to facilitate getting the message out to other GAC family teams and members of the paranormal community as a whole that this family could really use our help.

Earlier this month, the home that the co-founder of GAC official team The Seekers (Teresa Widner) grew up in burned to the ground. At the time of the fire, her son was living in the home with his wife and their two little girls. Their three year old woke them up and alerted them to the fire, which is why they all escaped with their lives. However, the family has lost everything, and there is no insurance. Pamela Petty, the other co-founder, recruited us to the cause. The family is staying with others in a home with 12 people sharing the space. They need to replace their belongings too.

We are aware that things are tight for families all over the country right now. We are asking you to look into your hearts and see if you can donate ANY amount to this family to help them get back on their feet. As we all know, many small amounts can quickly add up to a significant amount, and every cent is acknowledged and appreciated.

You can send messages of support to Teresa and her family at

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Ghost Adventures: Season One (DVD)

Ghost Adventures Season One is on sale at Amazon for only $10.99, an impressive 45% off. There’s never a bad time to go back and check out some of those earlier episodes!


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