WHAT DO THE “REAL” GHOST HUNTERS THINK ABOUT PARANORMAL REALITY TV SHOWS?
Networks that you would think wouldn’t have a paranormal bone in their fabric suddenly had ghost-related programming. GHOST ADVENTURES (TRAVEL CHANNEL), THE HAUNTED (on ANIMAL PLANET because why?) and PARANORMAL STATE (A&E) are but a few of the more popular programs that accompany GHOST HUNTERS on our flat screens. This cash crop of ratings grabbers has created a new breed of television mark that professional wrestling promoters wish they could tap into. This has opened the doors to every type of paranormal, cryptozoic bug hunt possible, with Bigfoot hunting reality shows finding themselves as prolific as ghost hunting now. Too many programs clearly have less than factual intentions in their presentations with some selling staged re-enactments as reality. This has created a huge integrity problem, creating an over saturation of preternatural reality TV programming that is, at the least, giving our urban legends and myths a very bad name; not to mention actually harming the fledgling sciences that are attempting to explain the phenomena’s under study.
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GHOSTS ARE DRAINING OUR CELL PHONE BATTERIES!
With surprisingly little fanfare, the great question that theologians and philosophers have wrestled with since antiquity has been answered: Our existence definitely, positively does not end with death. The dead hang around the worldly realm so their spirits can be used to power hair dryers and hot tubs.
For details, see “Ghost Asylum,” one of two series beginning on Sunday that add to the already unmanageable list of shows hawking spiritualism of one sort or another. “Ghost Asylum,” on Destination America, follows supposed paranormal experts who call themselves the Tennessee Wraith Chasers as they search for signs of afterlife in assorted haunted locations that once housed psychiatric patients and such. They may be looking for ghosts, but what they find in the premiere is an alternative energy source that could make oil, coal, nuclear fuel and the other polluting power sources obsolete.
The Wraith Chasers — who, by the way, are considerably more entertaining than most other ghost hunters on TV — are in the old War Memorial Hospital in Scottsville, Ky., when they get the strong sense that a spirit has showed up. Among the proof: The battery on one of their cameras loses power, a classic sign of spirit interference.
So stop blaming Apple or Samsung every time your cellphone battery seems to run out prematurely; blame your dear old departed Uncle Fred. In any case, what for another ghost-hunting team might be adversity is, for the Wraith Chasers, opportunity. Brannon Smith, who carries the title of “inventor” for the group, concocts a plan that could revolutionize energy production.
“The theory is that ghosts are feeding off the battery’s energy so that they can try to manifest themselves.” he says. “By using a solar panel, we could reverse this by sucking the spirit’s energy back into a battery.”
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