Not kidding – tonights episode is “Hunting for Hitlers Ghost”.
I was originally joking “How can you hunt for the ghost of someone living in South America?” full well knowing from a previous post here that Hitlers remains are in the bunker he died in and the KGB archives.
Supposedly they’re in Argentina. I wish I was kidding.
I went over to syfy.com to troll their forums and insinute that the Ghost Hunters team were a bunch of closeted Nazis and happened across a skeptic who was also a moderator. Figuring this was either ripe trolling ground or he had a working brain, I shot him an e-mail. Turns out he has a working brain (a rarity on the internet these days) and runs a fairly interesting website on the subject of paranormal research. Give TIPS a read.
If you remember, I used to be in love with this show. The first and second seasons were probably honest. I say that because maybe every third episode had something to show, and the rest were snorefests wandering around. I think the pressure put on the actors was immense – not just from scifi but also from the viewers. Lets be smart for a moment and think about how many people probably DVRed the show after figuring out that two thirds of them were people bumping around in the dark for an hour?
Scifake became the prinicipal site to discuss this stuff after scifi decided to delete posts off their forums. Now scifake is up for sale and it make you wonder exactly how much of the muckraking was just to piss off people with money. Like the pirate bay and other sources of inconvenient truths, was the intent the entire time to piss off people with money so they could put their silence up for sale?
God only knows. Scifi killed their forums. Grant seems to have the most “on tape” paranormal experiences. Jason (who is an actor) claims nothing is faked – but he may also not be breaking role because he’s also a man who has to provide for his family. Several of the GHI team and other employees are flat on their asses broke and living with theit parents. And now Scifi is trying to spin the whole thing off into a new, heavilly promoted series called “ghost hunters academy”. Just when it looked like the trainwreck couldn’t get any deeper, Jason responds outside of the safe harbors of pilgrim films and scifi forums on scifake.com. It’s gotten so nuts that there’s death threats. Finally it seems every paranormal group in the nation is pissing on the Ghost Hunters.
At least with Paranormal State there was no doubt about it being faked. Penn State had issued a statement to that effect. With Ghost Adventures, it’s funny and it’s supposed to be funny. With Extreme Paranormal and Ghost Lab, they’re so pathetic and fat that they can’t conduct a proper investigation because they can’t walk from one side of the room to the other without weezing all over the EVPs. But Ghost Hunters, the original, still persists.
Well, things were getting pretty thin on the live shows and Paranormal State always starred Chip Coffey GIANT FAG PSYCHIC (his card has dicks coming out of a dick chakra on his dick emanating dick colored energy to influence the balance of dicks in the universe).
And finally south park chipped off on them and promoted SciFake. So, if you haven’t seen it yet, check out SciFake because they document every single leak coming out of there. Also did you know the crew only gets $250/investigation? No wonder people can’t stop spilling the beans. How long until one of these guys shows up on Oprah?
Now, they had nothing to say about GHOST ADVENTURES. Having a head full of rocks and honestly believing you saw a ghost is great TV, and you’re not lying when you say you thought you saw something!