Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be … ghost hunters

♫ Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be … ghost hunters. ♫

Okay, as it turns out, while some Mothers may not want their sons to be cowboys, some Mothers at J.E. Jones Elementary in Wisconsin don’t want their children exposed to ghost hunting.

“We’re not going in there with Ouija boards, dowsing rods, to conjure things up. This is not the point. We’re there to document what may have been reported,” paranormal investigator Noah Leigh told a local news reporter.

A modern ouija board plus planchette
A modern ouija board plus planchette (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All in all, it sounds far more interesting than my elementary art class where my buddy Carl was sent to the principal for eating the watercolor paints. I mean WTF Carl — geez — and he ate pencils too.

Of course, some of the religious families are opposed to their children ghost hunting. I suppose, if I had a problem with the course, my objection would be to give the kids more reading, writing, and arithmetic. Having said that, I really don’t know the course load of the students, maybe they don’t need the extra time with the 3Rs.

I guess “misusing” instruments to document alleged paranormal activities is as harmless as the paint in Carl’s stomach. Yes, Carl survived.

source: http://whofortedblog.com/2013/11/23/whiney-wisconsin-parents-dont-want-their-children-taught-how-to-hunt-ghosts/

 

 

 

The many dangers of ghost hunting

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While some ghost hunters may fear malevolent spirits during a ghost hunt, another danger may be the occasional BB-gun armed vigilante. As it turns out, a woman fed up with ghost hunting trespassers used a BB-gun on this group of paranormal thrill-seekers.

“Jessica stated that a female with blond hair (later identified as Amey) came out from the residence next to the tunnel and told them they needed to leave,” Lipe said. “As the male was getting back into the vehicle they observed some type of firearm in (Amey’s) hand. Jessica said she saw the female cocking the firearm, and as they drove off she (Amey) fired it at them, striking the rear of the vehicle.”

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“Brandi stated that she had a Red Rider b.b. gun, and as the vehicle was leaving she pointed the gun and fired it at the vehicle, but she was unaware that she hit it,” Lipe stated in his report.

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What do we learn from this? Use caution while investigating, look out for the living, be aware of your surroundings, get permission to investigate the location, and most importantly wear BB-proof body armor.

Update Ryan Buell Surgery

ryanbuellAs many of you know, Ryan Buell, the host of Paranormal State, has been suffering from Pancreatic cancer. Ryan recently went through an operation that removed one organ and a piece of another. He is “stable and resting in the ER.”

My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time. I know that I speak for many when I say that I look forward to seeing you ghost hunting again.

Paranormal State
Paranormal State (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Syfy or the paranormal channel?

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Syfy or the paranormal channel?

Tonight Syfy will give us a southern paranormal show called Deep South Paranormal. I’m stunned! Whatever happened to my idea for bikini ghost hunts? Oh well!

My fear would be that the show devolves into a fiasco bashing southerners and would go out of it’s way to present southerners in a bad light. I really don’t think that we need a Honey Boo Boo of the paranormal.

That being said, it looks as though the Syfy channel has decided to double down on it’s paranormal shows.  Ghost Mine has just been given the green light for another season. They will also create, or rerun, a show called Dead FamousDead Famous was a program that aired 2004-06 and attempted to contact dead celebrities. No word yet if it is a rehash of the same show or something new?

Joe Rogan Questions Everything will start July 16. As you can tell from the title Joe Rogan will investigate the paranormal.

/fnord I am off to my Illuminati meeting to gather more disinformation /fnord

Growing Up With Ghosts by Sharon Day

Sharon Day, author of “Ghost Hunting Theories” blog shares the unsettling accounts of her and her family’s experiences at the 250-year-old house they called home in Northern Virginia. The actively haunted estate had been used as a field hospital during the Civil War and left a lingering residue of haunting activity, apparitions, voices, object movement, and more. To the author, growing up there since she was a baby, the phenomena seemed quite normal and natural. It honed her desire to understand how and why hauntings occur and led her as an adult into the field of paranormal investigation.

Michelle Tate, Syfy’s new Ghost Hunter

2-Angels-Photo-0335It looks as though the Syfy channel’s  Ghost Hunters has added a new young female to it’s team, Michelle Tate. You may remember her from Ghost Hunters Academy were she placed second in the contest. Maybe she will last a little longer than Ashley Troub?

I guess this means that the cameramen will get to do their famous butt shots again.

 

New book: Growing Up With Ghosts

Another cool ebook for your Kindle ($4.99) — just in time for those cold winter evenings. If you enjoy the work of Sharon Day, I think you’ll enjoy her latest book.

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Sharon Day, author of “Ghost Hunting Theories” blog shares the unsettling accounts of her and her family’s experiences at the 250-year-old house they called home in Northern Virginia. The actively haunted estate had been used as a field hospital during the Civil War and left a lingering residue of haunting activity, apparitions, voices, object movement, and more. To the author, growing up there since she was a baby, the phenomena seemed quite normal and natural. It honed her desire to understand how and why hauntings occur and led her as an adult into the field of paranormal investigation

Enchanted Doll Forrest Season 1 EP. 2 P.P.I IndyPara Paranormal Investigation

Enchanted Doll Forrest Season 1 EP. 2 P.P.I IndyPara Paranormal Investigation

Give this team a try before watching Ghost Adventures tonight.

Sexiest men of paranormal TV

Last year I ran a poll for the sexiest woman of paranormal TV. Jael de Pardo won by a large margin. This year I thought that I would run polls on both the sexiest man and woman of paranormal TV.

Cliff Barackman
Cliff Barackman
James Bobo Fay
James Bobo Fay
Matt Moneymaker
Matt Moneymaker
Ashley Cowie
Ashley Cowie
Barry FitzGerald
Barry FitzGerald
Ben Hansen
Ben Hansen
shirtless Zak Bagans
shirtless Zak Bagans
Joshua Gates
Joshua Gates

My thoughts on this week’s Syfy paranormal shows

I can’t help but think that a couple of the current paranormal shows will soon become ghostly memories. Let’s take a look at “Fact or Fake.”

For whatever reason, the show continues to stray from its premise. Is the viral video fact or faked? Instead, we watch as the show, all to quickly, abandons its video debunking to do some ghost hunting. If we wanted to watch ghost hunting there are several programs that do that very thing.In last night’s episode, “S02E02: Thermal Theater Ghost; Fire in the Sky” we watch the FoF team ghost hunt for the second episode in a row.

I was also disturbed by the heat signature interpretation by the stuntman of the team. The heat source seemed to disappear, as if my magic, when another team member walked up. It would seem to me that the thermal camera is adjusting to the larger range of temperatures as Bill or Chi-Lan walk into the shot. I believe that the team either intentionally or unintentionally misinterpreted the thermal readings.

In the second part of the episode, the team concluded that the lights in the sky was a night-time parachute team. At the conclusion, Ben congratulated himself and the team for figuring it out. However; the local news channel said that the event was “airshow maneuvers“and reported that more would happen the next night. Are we to believe that FoF’s research was so bad that they didn’t check with the local TV station or the locals? If they did know what the lights were, why string us along with the experiments? Why congratulate yourself for solving a mystery that wasn’t a mystery?

Is the show “Fact or Fake” fact or fake? I would say fake!

Ghost Hunters:

Even though it’s ratings are dropping, I don’t see this show going off the air in the next couple of years.  I would like to see them return to their roots of helping people. In this week’s episode “S07E06: Frozen in Fear”, the team travels to another Haunted Theatre. Yes, the place bills itself as a haunted theatre — another perfect place to hold a Ghost Hunters convention ( so of course it’s haunted ).

The evil part of me wanted to see Steve stranded on the frozen island unable to fly off. The best part of the show is the dog and she may be the smartest one of the team.

Destination Truth:

DT is another one of those paranormal shows that I think will not last. The episode “S04E11: Sandstorm Spirits; Cerro Azul Monste” is a ghost hunt in Namibia and an investigation of a dead sloth. As for the ghost hunt, why make your show like so many others? A quick google search would solve the dead sloth mystery and I felt that they strung me along knowing that it was nothing.

There seems to be a desperation to the stunts on the show. I get the feeling that they know the show is on the chopping block. In this episode, one guy falls from a raft on the way to meet some people in native costume. My thought native costume = tourism and tourism = roads.

Funniest line, “claws perfectly designed to tear flesh from bone.” Oh Josh, that was so funny and yet so sad.