Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by fuckwit, Oct 31, 2007.
I just noticed this
I've tuned in...they showed the ball moving which was pretty creepy.
My girlfriend is great friends with Dave from this show, I have to hear about it all the time, it's made me hate it with a passion.
i watched this series in the beginning and it was really anticlimactic. i gave up after a while.
this live thing is the first bit ive seen in a while. so far its pretty cheesy.
i like how some people got the memo about hamming it up and others didnt.
some guy: oh crap these stairs watch out im falling here, and that cliff be careful, dont die
other guy: dude theyre normal stairs what are you talking about. and the cliff is 10 feet away.
I kind of like the anticlimactic side of the show--it makes it more real and it makes when they find something they cant explain that much cooler. I dont like this host guy though. But I wish they'd stop bringing in other people on the team...its cool if its just 5 or 6 regular guys who dont get excitable too often. Jason, Grant and Steve rule.
Watching Steve explain all the theories to the knitter is great
The host is a tad bit douchey. What pisses me off is the dramatic music they have to play throughout the investigation...I can't hear shit.
I hit the panic button, but then I realized it was a black guy they were already friends with
"..and we're gunna catch up with steve and dave on the fourth floor who are chasing shadow. we'll be right back"
I watched about a half an hour of it. Meh.
Where do they get the money for the equipment and trucks. They have a FLIR device that costs at least $5-7K. If the wife's allow them to blow so much cash on toys, power to them.
I can see it now...
"Hey honey, I need to spend about 30K to buy some new equipment."
"No, I want to look for spooks."
I have been a big fan of the show for a few years now. Seen every episode. I have it dvr'd from last night. There is a point at about 1 hour and 19 minutes into the live event when two of the women are kick a ball down a hall, it looks like something walks left to right just under their flashlights. It wasnt the ball they kicked because it went in a complete other direction.
The ball moving was kinda cool, but the reveal next week is going to be what im most interested in. The live events are cool, but i enjoy the regular show enough.
The equipment has to have paid for its self by now. The Thermal camera is worth its weight in gold. Watch the episode where they go to the Crecent Hotel in Eurkea Springs, Arkansas. IMO that is the best episode. You can see the thermal image they caught on Youtube. Great show, always worth watching.
I watched the whole thing. I never wasted six hours of my life all in one shot before.
They kept going to commercials every time it started to get interesting.
I didnt recognize the 'Crecent Hotel' episode reference till Mark linked that youtube of it. I remember seeing that episode now. That was a really good one.
I've honestly never seen an episode. I just am really into this stuff, and am never around a TV when it is on. I should just pony up and get a DVR, but I'm a broke SOB. I went to youtube and searched for that video. I think the creepiest part of it is how the 2 glows red hot
There have been multiple reports of a woman jumping off of the balcony there. The police get phone calls about it alot.
Last night was ok, i went to bed about 2.5 hours into it. I really hope they catch a few things. Taps is the best at what they do, and have done many things to help the paranormal community. I dont think a single thing they ever do is staged, cause if it was they would have gripping television every week. But because they go on several cases where they dont catch anything, it makes the episodes where something like the Thermal from the crecent or the shape running up the lighthouse tower that much better.
Also if you watch the thermal of the interview they have where the psychic Carol Heath tries to give Jason a reading, that shit is just as impressive as the "2" glowing. Carol Heath gave a few of my friends the ghost tour at the Crecent when they stayed the night there. They said it was awesome and creepy.
It was fun at first when they were bumbling idiots who had no understanding of the technical equipment they tried to use, and subsequently their "findings" were hilariously clueless. The dowsing rods and demonologists were also a hoot.
Over the last few seasons they took a pummeling for their stupidity, and they've since learned a few things... i.e.- "orbs" are reflections of dust floating in front of the cameras, not "spirit energy", and IR thermometers read surface temperatures, not air temperature, etc... It was a riot watching them make fools out of themselves. But, when they figured out what NOT to do, it became nothing but a borefest... which is why they started faking shit and using "psychics" in a desperate effort to get the ratings back up.
I would love to know the things they have faked. I have only seen one psychic on that show worth a damn. Carol Heath. I agree the demonologist, orbs, dowsing rods have all been BS. I have never once believed in the orb findings. If they really wanted to fake things, i think that they could do a much better job and make things look a lot more exciting.
i thought Jason and Grant always debunked the orbs as dust to douchie brian and Steve on season 1 and 2
During season 1, the plumbers had "orb" pictures posted on their official website along with captions describing them as "spirit energy". It was only after they took a pounding from rational people on their message board that they took them down.
-The Eastern State Prison video of "the ghost"... when "the ghost" turns around, you can see the white shoes "the ghost" is wearing.
-The crew member who was "attacked" by evil spirits. On the video, you can clearly see the oaf trip over his own feet, stumble, and the weight of the big equipment bag he was carrying toppled him right over... yet the plumbers passed this off as an "attack".
Here's the point... you admit there HAS been a lot of BS on the show. If these guys are "professionals" then why are they learning on the job? How is it that I myself, who has no "ghost hunting" experience, was able to pick up on mistakes that these "professionals" were making while sitting on my couch?
Exactly. I will admit...I think some of what they do is embellished...sometimes the viewer can't hear the sounds they hear, and knowing this they'll say "what was that?" or "what the frig?" when they didn't hear anything. I could be wrong on that, but I wouldn't be surprised if they did that just to make a boring investigation a little more exciting. What I like about them is that they try hard to disprove the evidence they find, instead of leaving that door open to leave the viewer curious and interested. I too, never believed in the orbs, and I think Jason and Grant have been quick to call it just some dust. There's only one instance where I really questioned the validity of the investigation and that was during the Manson murders investigation. They were actually communicating with one of the ghosts that died there...
It's one of those instances where it seems almost too creepy to be real. So I've always been a little skeptical without having any solid evidence of how that was staged. I think the audio evidence they get is accurate and most of the visual evidence is accurate. I'm sure there has been a few instances where they recorded a shadow and it just ends up being one of the cameraguys or they see a strange light that is actually just a reflection off of a mirror somewhere.
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