“Soldiers of Misfortune: Puerto Rico” was hyped by the Syfy channel as the most compelling paranormal evidence of any Ghost Hunters yet. Did we see that compelling evidence? Most people would say — no.
The show began as most shows do with Kris wearing her seatbelt in such a way as to show off her breasts. The case is read aloud by Susan and someone like Joe Chin makes a shocked face when the paranormal is mentioned. Which has always begged the question, why does Joe (or any of the others) think a paranormal investigation team is being called in? Shortly thereafter, Joe drops a gem of an observation with Fort San Felipe del Morro and Castillo de San Cristóbal makes two forts — yes Joe, math is a wonderful thing.
After almost going into a trance during the investigation, Susan manages to pull herself together and do some good research for the team. She discovered that a lighthouse entrance had once existed where an eyewitness claimed to have seen a shadow disappear into a wall. The team concludes that the witness could not have know about the prior lighthouse entrance, therefore validating her sighting. I have to wonder, if Susan could do research and find the prior entrance, why couldn’t the eyewitness?
The team did a good job debunking some orbs as dust. They also collected an interesting evp that sounded like the word “damn.”
The team investigates the oldest free-standing theater still in use in Puerto Rico. I got a bit of a chuckle at the contrast of clothing with the Director of Art and Culture dressed so well and our GHI team dressed like hobos during the interview segment.
Later, Joe and Scott make a couple of pee jokes (nothing says professional better than a few pee jokes) just before Scott freaks out. Joe tried to calm Scott down with a “don’t be afraid.”Scott thought that something had manipulated his arm, but I think he tripped on the theater seating.
Oh so that’s what they meant when they said the most compelling paranormal evidence of any Ghost Hunters yet. Aside from a few interesting angles of Kris, the team picked up a few evps. They also had an issue with a pair of cameras that they believed was paranormal. In my mind the camera malfunctions were a big yawn.
Season 2 comes to an end with Kris displaying her ghost hunting assets. I can only “imagine greater” what Syfy will reveal to us in season 3.