After this episode, I guess we know what direction the new GHI show has taken. They look less like an imitation of Ghost Hunters and more of an imitation of Ghost Adventures. The GHI crew visited two beautiful castles Pidhirtsi Castle, and Reszel Castle.
Pidhirtsi Castle is located in the Ukraine, I guess what stuck out the most to me was the introduction by Barry as he addressed the team as GHI. It was if he were not part of the team and was talking to a group of strangers. Barry and Kris find an inverted pentacle which they believe is a Satanic shrine. Yeah, let’s not waste any time researching what it may be, let’s just call it Satanic.
I got a chuckle from Joe Chin giving us his best imitation of Zak Bagans with tingles and goosebumps. He freaks out seeing something between the cracks of a door ala Barry from an earlier season of GHI. Later Susan debunks the shadowy figure as nothing more than a sheet of plastic.
Susan has a semi-psychic moment ( I wonder if we will have more of those as the season moves along) and believed that she had been touched on the cheek. Full-spectrum pictures are taken of Susan, and those pictures show an odd shadow.
It is Reszel Castle that gives us the best laughs of the night. Barry freaks out when something touches his leg. That man has the heart of a lion — not.
Paul and Susan move to the bar, and Susan fills two glasses with ice water and adds straws. Shortly there after, Paul detects cold spots ( mmmmmm Paul ice water) and then a straw moves! We see and hear the ice as the straw shifts but Paul and Susan are in a state of paranormal rapture.
During the analysis the ice water poltergeist is revealed as nothing more than melting water, and Paul takes some good-natured teasing. I got a good laugh out of this group of professional ghost hunters.
Everything said and done, I really enjoyed the episode. Will it survive? I don’t know. As I said, it looks more like Ghost Adventures and that may not sit well with Ghost Hunters fans.