S09E01: Hollywood Horror Stories

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I decided to watch this episode of Ghost Hunters to take a look at the new ghost hunter, Michelle Tate. The new format of Jason mixing his monologue  with comments added from the eyewitnesses works for me. I really didn’t care for the staged case briefing in the Taps van of previous seasons. Having said that, GH really feels like Ghost Adventures.

A-ghost-of-the-victorian-ageOn the downside, the staged introduction of Michelle Tate could make a maggot puke. We have to pretend that her introduction to the team was a “big surprise” — complete with Adam cheering. Even the biggest hardcore Ghost Hunters fan had to poll their eyes at the obviously staged introduction.

The investigation seemed to be odd in that we were looking for the ghost of a woman who may have been murdered at that location. In the end, we only have a couple of low quality evps and some external noise contamination.  I really came away with the feeling that the cast and crew didn’t want to do this investigation — they seemed really flat.

The second part of the show took us to Madame Tussauds wax museum. Let’s face it dolls, statues, and manikins, are creepy.

All in all, this episode was a bit of a snooze …

Author: Barry Huddleston

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2 thoughts on “S09E01: Hollywood Horror Stories”

  1. I agree with your assessment. We need to see more episodes with her in it, before deciding if she’s a capable investigator or not.

    I’ve heard that Ghost Hunters did a visit out to Bartonville, an asylum outside of Peoria Illinois. It’s supposed to be aired on 1/30/13. I live about an hour away and know Rob Conover, the investigator who is really the expert on Bartonville. They have very active hauntings there, including reports that when Rob is around, there are a couple of ghosts who often make appearances as balls of light. The place was purchased by a group a few years ago who are hoping to turn a profit off of it and they do tours for the public. You can also get the run of the place overnight for an investigation at a hundred bucks a head for a group.

    I’ve never been in Bartonville, because you can’t do a serious investigation in one night and certainly not with a group. But, I do believe the reports that I’ve read and the conversations I’ve had with Rob about it. I’m looking forward to seeing what Ghost Hunters does on that one.

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