What’s the verdict? Ghost Adventures



Recently, I was on JetBlue flight enjoying 30 plus channels of pure television goodness. However, it was sunday, and all that was on was football. I’m not a big football fan so I found myself watch a marathon of the TV show “Ghost Adventures”. This is a show on the Travel channel in which three guys go to different “known” haunted places and try to get footage of all sorts of crazy paranormal shit. Every show, they lock themselves in a dark , scary place and literally yell at ghosts. Of the three guys, the leader and host is this buff meathead named Zak. Zak, dipped in his tight T-shirts with dragons on them and baggy jeans circa 1997, travels from room to room in these notorious places, trying to raise the dead. He sets up infrared cameras, has super-duper recording devices that are able to capture ghost sounds and he even has some sort of meter that reads the temperature as well as the electromagnetic fields (or whatever it is).
For some prime examples , here ya go:

Now, I’m a fairly skeptical person in general. There was really no point , during my viewing of this show, that I was really buying what they were selling. They make a compelling argument but , the thing is, everything they do can so easily be disproven, it’s pretty much a waste of time bothering. But, because the internet is a known time waster, allow me to go for it.
Here are the things that happen on the show and how I think they are bullshit:
1)Disembodied voices/ghosts talking
This is the funniest one to me cause they REALLY try to sell this shit. The voices are never clear, They’re always fragmented and their attempts at translating the words the catch on their recorder into shit that might have meaning is laughable. Obviously, I would dispel this one as post production. You pretty much never hear these voices during the filming. It’s almost always “caught on their super voice recorder” and , even then, it’s still a long shot. At best, this is some deep ouija board shit. However, if any of this were actually true, it proves a few things about ghosts: They’re all english as second language speakers and they have trouble expressing themselves. If ghosts can communicate, who do they have to be so curt about it. Dropping arbitrary one word answers all over the place. thye’re ghosts, not 2 year olds with learning disabilities. They’ll ask shit like “Why are you here?” and the ghosts will respond “Glargullll” , which they then translate to the ghost actually saying “Farm work” cause, after all, the ghost died in the fields blah blah blah.
But really, the explanation isn’t even worth it as I’m sure whatever sounds they’re hearing are either wind or sounds manufactured by people involved in the show

2)Things moving
I noticed that everything that moves in this show is either off camera or caught on one of their still camera’s when they’re not in the room. To me, that’s pretty clearly just some tricks they’re pulling. Not to mention, weird shit sometimes happens. I’ve certainly heard things fall for no reason but that doesn’t mean that a ghost is being a prick. It just means some shit fell that you didn’t realize would fall.

3)Thumps
They freak out all time over thumps in the night. Most of the places they go to are old ass houses or places that no ones lived for decades. Old houses make noises. Loud noises. They’re fucking old. I used to go to my grandfather’s house when I was very young and ,during the nights, that shit sounded like a factory at work. Not to mention, perhaps there are other living things in these abandoned areas. Rats could make some noise. Really, any animal bigger than a large roach could cause some sort of noise to happen. But, again, I think it’s just some dickhead in the other room throwing marbles at the wall.

4)Sudden temperature changes/energy being pulled from the ghost adventurers
I pretty much just chalk this one up to the dudes acting or being hypochondriacs. They’re constantly speaking of bad vibes.
Like “this room man…really bad vibes. I can feel a presence”.
Hey, you know what has bad vibes? A pitch dark scary ass room. That doesn’t make it haunted. Man, you put me alone in any forest on the planet during nighttime , trust that ,by sun up, I will shit in my pants so much i’ll be on a dung heap tall enough to see over the trees. Pitch dark, strange places are scary. Obviously. But I suppose that kinda what this show banks on. The typical fears of everyone. I don’t care who you are, I put your in an abandoned mental hospital at night and turn out the lights, you will be shook. Unless you’re Zak. In which case, he’s more concerned than scared.

5)Actual attacks by ghosts on people.
I only saw one of these. They were popping off at these particularly bad ghosts and Zak all of a sudden felt a burning on his back. They listed his shirt up to reveal three scratches on his back (BTW, three marks is the sign of the devil or some such bullshit) . Of course, no ghost would ever wanna harm his face, so he went for the under the shirt scratch. Why would he not? He’s a violent ghost but he’s not a coward who attacks a mans face. This one reminded me of some David Blaine shit , when he would burn a cigarette on his arm to reveal some words that meant something of importance to the person he was doing the trick to. Only, that Blaine shit seemed way more believable and far less explainable.

6)Unexplained lights shooting from all places
Every now and then, they will show a random light shoot across the room. Keep in mind , while they are working with night vision cameras, they also have all sorts of electronics in the room at all times. Perhaps a dust particle cause light ray. Who knows? But these passing light often attributed to spirit moving, are the weakest of the weak, in terms of hard evidence. Shit looks like some asshole moving a flashlight…which it probably is.

7)Unidentified figures
The creepiest thing they show is the rare lurking shadowy figure. You never see a face or any features, but it’s definitely something moving in the distance. I can only say this is just the production crew doing it. Never do these figures look anything but human and they’re never caught in a way that could prove or disprove anything. as far as I’m concerned, they’re P.A.’s getting Zak his late night Redbull.

Now, If I’m wrong and any of this is real, it sheds a lot of light on ghosts. Apart from the already mentioned poor communication skills and weak word pronunciation, apparently, ghosts never go anywhere. Where ever you die, that’s where you remain. This is kinda hard to swallow for me cause, if that was the case, wouldn’t every hospital on the planet be overrun by ghosts and they’re lame passive aggressive behavior? Tons of people die in hospitals…from old people to new-born babies. All just chilling and floating about , knocking scalpels off tables when no one is looking and knocking on walls every now and then. Oh , those pesky dead cock suckers!!!
My biggest beef with this shit is that , in order to really believe in ghosts, there is a certain amount of other things that have to be believed to really make sense of any of it. To me, it always comes back to religion and god. If ghosts exist, then, through the domino effect, you will eventually find your way back to a higher being , in the sky controlling everything…and i’m just not buying that shit.
If the two are not related that, man, what a fucking bummer. Imagine , just dying and for eternity, you just kinda float around your immediate area and annoy people. There is no heaven. No hell. Just the same old shit as before but with less power , no attention from anyone and nothing but time. That would be awful.

So, as you can guess, I rule “Ghost Adventurers” to be pure, unadulterated bullshit.
However, make no mistake about it, the alien attack is coming and may buddha have mercy on our souls. 4 REALZ YALL!

20 thoughts on “What’s the verdict? Ghost Adventures

  1. This also reminds me of those Lochness Monster or UFO hunting shows: a lot of excitement and buildup for basically no results. Of course they dont find anything, cause they are all full of shit. Really amazing that these shows are even on the air.

  2. lol. I like your skepticism. I’ve experienced many different phenomenon similar to these that they experience. Yet I’m not going to sit here and try to prove it to anyone, nor disprove it. It is what it is either way. I feel that there is a lot more energetic happenings going on then we even know about.
    Our society has made things scary, similar to these things. Whenever anything happened to me I never felt scared but quite protected. It wasn’t something I ever thought about, shit just happened and I was like hm, weird lol. I was 13/14 lived in a house built in the ’60’s.
    Some stuff that would happen; I would be sitting at my computer and would swear I would see the outline of two human forms, what I thought to be a guy and chic, but who knows, those details are quite irrelevant and my brains way of trying to make sense of it. ANYway, I was sitting in the northeast corner of my room facing the east wall (my comp was set up in my closet), my door was directly to my right, south of me. My brothers door was slightly north/west right next to my door. I would always see a light in the corner of my eye (maybe their eyes who knows) but when I would look over and catch a what looked to be a foot. They were the classic white humanly-shaped objects.
    Other times, super duper cold spots in a room, would just hover there.
    Doors/lights randomly turn on, or open, when NO ONE was in my basement but me and or me and one of my boys. His name was joe, he was scared shitless at anything lol. I was always like eh weird, ne ways lol.
    These are a few examples. Whenever I would see any, it’d always be when I would scan a room, like not really focused on anything, and out of the corner of my eye, when I looked over at it, it’d be gone, course.
    Anyway, as I said, not trying to prove or disprove, I obviously believe this sort of thing exists, but it is probably not even at all how we perceive it. This show feeds into the classic ideals of spirits and ghosts etc etc.
    I feel like, maybe some energy, or a part of someone’s energy can be trapped, stuck, or instilled somewhere. Not necessarily that they died there, but maybe they were fond of it or had a really hard time getting through something there, and thus a part of their energy, not even necessarily their “soul” if you will, stuck there. I think the afterlife is much out of the reach of our ideals as well. Religion is very much based on fears, (it seems) of death, and the unknown after this life. More people have died in the “name of God” than anything else, in the history of mankind, in my opinion.
    Not trying to start any kind of debate with anyone about any of this stuff, just a few ideas on it all. I am down to respond to any questions or more ideas, if you want to hear more let me know, block. I’m down to continue the chat about this stuff.
    Many unexplained things have happened to me, yet I don’t see myself as better than or different, I just see it as I was very much more open to it all at that age, when a lot happened.
    I tried to make this concise, sorry it is so wordy, I have many ideas about many different things here and didn’t wanna go off on tangents about it all. Anway! word! This show may have realness, but it’s hard to not be there and believe it. They’re obviously trying to make a show, which means $ and a lil flick of a light switch can mean viewers that = $.

  3. I haven’t experience “ghosts”, but when I was in fifth grade, my friend told me the house that he lived in when he was like 4 was haunted and the one thing I remember him saying was that his mom walked upstairs to tell him and his brother to go to bed and stop running up and down the stairs and both him and his brother were fast asleep…so I dunno, pretty vague second-hand story from someone who probably didn’t remember being 4.

  4. random thoughts:
    Funny bit about the tendencies of ghosts; kinda sums up the reason these shows serve a large helping of turd pie and are meant for comedy purposes.
    Can’t really say how quantifiable a person’s spirit or postmortem presence would be. More than anything I think people who are close with the deceased may experience a feeling similar to dèja Vú. They get caught in a moment that feels familiar to them or reminds them of the deceased. Maybe this gives them goose bumps. But nothing on the level of a haunting or audible/visible contact.
    Don’t really know that the idea of an afterlife or spirits go hand in hand with a god or religion (though there are elements of the afterlife in most religions, they are not mutually exclusive). The rest of this hooplah is best explained by the immortal Geto Boys: My Mind Playing Tricks on Me

  5. Ghost Poop: When one defecates and much to their surprise after wiping there is nothing on the paper!! The most satisfying of all poops

    I think they cover this on episode 3 of season 2

  6. why,oh why it’s not me making this tv show, jealousy is eating me! i sooo respect easy money and would also ride lolercoaster while making this shit!

  7. Haha, oh wow: “Was this ball of light an energy that manifested into this hand that only my camera captured?”

    I noticed how the people who will tell you these stories about what kind of weird otherwordly shit happened to them are always the people who are into some spiritual bullshit and will disclose to you that there “must be something”.

  8. I hate this show. It’s definitely all an act. That Zak dude is constantly freaking out and just saying something touched him or whatever when it’s impossible to know for sure. They rarely ever get real evidence. I actually saw one episode where he pretended to be possessed. Funny shit.

    I used to watch “Ghost Hunters” which isn’t bad. Their whole shtick is that most “hauntings” are bullshit and instead of looking for ghosts, they look to disprove them and they do a good job at it. Only problem is most of the shows are really boring because nothing happens. You know, because there are no ghosts. But I’ve actually seen shit on that show that, unless it was staged are pretty hard to explain.

    I don’t believe one way or the other but something did happen a few years ago that made me question if ghosts exist so I’m pretty open minded about the idea. If they do exist, I don’t necessarily think that translates to the existence of a “higher power”. It would be a pretty strong suggestion that there is an afterlife though.

    Sorry about all the words yo.

  9. Let’s not forget that on every other show a “ghost” threatens zak. That shits annoying, but if its real it proves how much of a douch that vegas meathead is. My wife eats that shit up.

  10. Its entertainment relax! the show is not meant to make you dissect every point or possible fraud of the show. Again it is entertainment without real validity. The interesting points of the show, to me, are the history of the places they explore. I give them kudos for there creativity.

  11. You guys are full of it!!! I take pride in saying that I belive 100% in ghosts! I also live in vegas so i go to premeirs and stuff!!! Its freaky shit that is questionable but beliving isnt seeing. Meaning you dont have to see something to belive in it! Like Santa- He is not real- But even if he isnt real kids still belive! They have never seen santa but they obviously think he is real!!!! Thats why i like little kids….. They arent dip shit teens that question every single move! So take your damn mood swing pills cause i belive it. If you dont…. Thats ok…. but just because you dont like something doesnt mean you go posting shit all over the internet… one day this will come back to bite you in the ass!!!
    ~ Aaron Goodwin of Ghost Adventures

  12. @Aaron

    “You guys are full of it!”

    They aren’t the ones trying to convince everyone in the art of contrived bullshit, Aaron. That would be your department.

    “I take pride in saying that I believe in ghosts.”

    Translation. I have no evidence, but only fairy-tales to show and tell.

    “I also live in Vegas so I go to premeirs and stuff!”

    Translation.
    I’m making up more stories for money.

    “It’s freaky shit that’s questionable, but believing isn’t seeing.”

    Translation.
    I’ve never had a paranormal experience, and can never offer any proof, but I still believe it for the sake of money.
    And you’ve also just proved the authors point.

    “Santa – he isn’t real – but even if he isn’t real kids still believe.”

    Translation.
    I still believe in Santa, and want to keep the dream alive.
    I find it very entertaining that your willing to even argue with that stupid point.

    “That’s why I like little kids…”

    Translation.
    Because their little minds are pliable, and easy to deceive.
    And if you want little children watching your show, then make a suggestion for Zack to turn his mouth down.
    I know lots of parents whose children do not watch the show for that very reason.

    “They aren’t dip shit teens that question every single move.”

    Translation.
    Don’t tell the truth making me lose my TV audience; because then I’ll have to get a real job.
    Not to mention that once you’ve been caught faking the evidence you’ve already lost all credibility dip shit.

    “So take your damn mood swing pills cause I believe it.”

    Yeah, we know why you believe. And it isn’t for the sake of finding ghosts, only money.

    “But just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you go posting shit all over the internet …”

    Truth hurts, doesn’t it? The people on this site are more interested in the truth than your fairy tales, Aaron.
    What’s wrong? Don’t like the competition?

    “One day this will come back to bite you in the ass.”

    I’m sure it won’t happen with your lame attempts at presenting fictional evidence. That’s called conformation bias BTW. So take your own advice.

    Bye Aaron.

    Cerberus

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s