GHI: Hell’s Gate: Canada or series finale?

It looks as though GHI went out not with a bang but with a rolling cigarette. In what is probably the last episode of Ghost Hunters International, the team visits Lower Fort Garry in Manitoba and Hell’s Gate British Columbia. Both locations are freaking beautiful, I really enjoyed the site tours. Having said that I wish GHI had taken a moment to mention that Fort Garry hosts haunted tours (link).

Is this the end of GHI?

In the Fort Garry segment, the team hears the usual odd noises. However, I would find it even more creepy if an old location like that had no sounds. I got a bit of a chuckle when Paul decided to build a fire and use the blacksmiths’ tools. Wouldn’t that have been a memorable ending for the series, with the haunted location going up in flames. Having said that, it seemed to me that Paul was stepping up his game with trigger objects while the rest of the team seemed to almost sleep-walk through the show.I’m a little troubled with the doll’s hair that had seemed to move. Why didn’t we have some video?

Next the team traveled to Hell’s Gate. Once again, we are treated to some fantastic eye-candy with that beautiful location. Almost in contrast to the awesome location, the GHI team was less than stellar. The highlight was a cigarette used as a trigger object and it was seen to move on a table. Maybe it’s just me but I rolled my eyes at what seemed to be obvious hoaxing. To me, it looked as though someone blew on the cigarette forcing it to roll up the table then gravity took over and it rolled down the table.  I wondered if the table was picked because it wasn’t level or did the GHI crew put something under one leg of the table? I blame shenanigans like this for the demise of the show.

Although quotes from Kris like “bears like honey, right?” may have been a contributing factor. Speaking of Kris she has a new gig video blogging for ancestry.com. I guess that is based on her experience as a historical researcher.

If you want Syfy to continue GHI, there is a petition started (link). Having said that, I don’t think that the Syfy channel is motivated by what the fans want.

Author: Barry Huddleston

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4 thoughts on “GHI: Hell’s Gate: Canada or series finale?”

  1. You are right, this episode provided plenty of eye candy. What gorgeous places! That AirTram ride must be fun =0

    It’s a shame, but everyone involved in the show just didn’t seem to care much about anything. It surprised me that Paul was even allowed to do anything like that in the blacksmith’s shop. Insurance and all….

    Anything could have moved the doll’s hair. If not a human, then even a mouse running through the tresses. Without a camera, it’s anyone’s guess. IF the cigarette rolling could be confirmed as real, I would be very excited. But as you point out, it could very easily have been faked. And we all know that these shows “embellish” a lot of findings. Another piece of evidence down the tubes.

    There is something about Barry, in my opinion, that makes him hard not to like. He’s not a showoff, he is quite intelligent and is one heck of a photographer. I don’t know about the present, but he used to actually answer questions via email. He once advised me on what type of camera I should consider purchasing for outdoor photography. Really a nice guy. Hope he never shows up on Ghost Hunters again. IMO the future of THAT show is debatable with the exit of Grant.

  2. I think the moving cigarette was legit. They really should have pulled out a level to show that the table wasn’t on a slant. A geophone would have shown whether or not vibrations made it move. If Ghost Hunters can afford $15,000 thermal imaging cameras, they can afford a ten dollar level.

    IMHO, Barry isn’t one for faking evidence, unlike a particular paranormal investigator we all know of whose departure from television is being made much of. GH and GHI have become completely formulaic. Go to a famous haunted location that has been thoroughly investigated by others, get one night’s evidence, assure the owner that nothing is going to hurt them, congratulate themselves and move onto the next one. Bingo! You’ve got enough investigations to fill in twelve one hour episodes.

    There really isn’t any depth or excitement to it – it’s all too repetitive. You can see the series is winding down. SyFy keeps casting around to find something to hold onto the GH/GHI audience and recapture the ones who have wandered off. Too bad that Destination Truth seems to have vanished. They had some of the most interesting paranormal investigations and video evidence I’ve ever seen. Better than what GH or GHI was getting.

    Really, if SyFy wants to get an enthusiastic audience, they need to get a whole different cast of characters. These days, Ghost Adventures is getting the attentions. They may be over the top, but they never phone it in.

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