Ghost Hunters (S08.E16) Don’t Feed the Apparition

Once again Jason cranks out an extended monologue explaining the episode. I rather like this Ghost Adventures styled lead to the show. Jason has a pleasant enough voice though perhaps Mike Rowe would have made a better lead in… I will say that it is better than the staged discussions or readings made from a moving vehicle.

The team is still in Louisiana. I am somewhat relieved that they have decided not to give us a false Destination Truth or GHI style impression that they have traveled elsewhere and returned. Having said that, I am saddened to see them return to paranormal infomercials. This week is little more than an hour long infomercial for the “Zoo Boo” (link) tour.

Zoo Boo
October 29, 30, & 31
The most spooktacular event of the year is back! ZOO BOO is perfect for all ages. Kids 12 and younger will have a magical time trick-or-treating along the Storybook Trail where costume characters, music, dancing, and scenery come to life. Those who dare can choose the Spooky Trail and meet scary creatures of the night. There’s so much to see and do – entertainment, photo opportunities, music, CANDY, and a magical trip through the Zoo!

I’m sure that the Alexandria Zoo is a fine place, but the town seems to be preying upon tourists (and that coming from someone who lives in a tourist town). Alexandria was the scene of a multiple site ghost hunt by the GH team not so long ago.
I couldn’t help but have a full belly laugh at Adam’s promotion to full team member. When Jason’s daughter investigated she was titled investigator while Adam was “in-training.” Although, the funniest comment was Jason’s we need someone at a “young state that we can kinda mold into how we want them.” He sounded like a ghost hunter version of Svengali. Of course, there was the awkward introduction and we are supposed to believe that they haven’t met until this point. Sad that we had to return to staged scenes this early in the program.

I have to admit that I did enjoy watching the team freak out with the lightning and zoo animals. In a way it reminded me of a guilty pleasure watching the screaming ladies on Most Haunted.

I got another chuckle when Amy speaking to the dead said that we are traveling the world looking for people like you. Not anymore Amy GHI has been cancelled … didn’t you get the memo? Why do they investigate gift shops so often? Didn’t Steve say years ago that if it had a gift shop it probably wasn’t haunted?

Tango yells and wakes up the monkeys … yeah it was the ghost… lol

Tango thought something went up his shorts. Ashley and Brit see a shadow and decide that it was the ghost of Les. Plenty of laughs … even the video evidence looked like a cat to me. All in all. it was entertaining.

Author: Barry Huddleston

Your steampunk lodge of the retro-future

3 thoughts on “Ghost Hunters (S08.E16) Don’t Feed the Apparition”

  1. Actually, I thought the video evidence was pretty good. It is consistent with other similar videos that I’ve seen from trusted investigators. One of the issues we face when looking at a moving form in a video is the question of just how dense are these things? We know that there is some substance present, because they can block out light when walking in front of it and set off motion detectors. In my opinion, some entities are more dense than others and give a clearer image when either seen or photographed.

    That whole nonsense about trainees vs. full fledged investigators is just that, nonsense. Jason took all of the validity out of their system when he designated his daughter as an investigator. It appears that the primary function of the new trainee is to wear skin tight clothing and maintain the teenage male viewership.

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