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Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 12:48 PM Reply

And by that, I mean the stupid "Let's go into a pitch-dark house with night-vision cameras, pretend it's haunted, and run screaming whenever someone bumps into a wall" shows.

Example.

Well, I got a question for ya: how come you never hear the camera crew screaming?

You can plainly tell it's not the camera crew screaming thanks to all the pointless drivel from the presenters / guests. By the time they get to the "paranormal" bit, you're already intimately familiar with what their voices sound like. Ergo, the screaming is easily recognisable as theirs, not anyone else's.

My guess is that its because they can plainly see it's just a case of the presenters playing juvenile tricks on each other, whereas the people in front of the camera can't.

Or maybe the camera crew are the ones making the scary noises, I dunno. Either way, it's a load of shit.

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 12:49 PM Reply

If a "paranormal crew" is running around and screaming, they aren't a good paranormal crew, and don't have a TV show.

Anyhow, I think it's all fake either way. They never have any evidence that supports anything they say they see.

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 12:51 PM Reply

Well, I got a question for ya: how come you never hear the camera crew screaming?

Maybe the camera crew are ghosts. Makes sense.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:13 PM Reply

They just all watched Harry Potter too much... sigh...


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:48 PM Reply

Did anyone see the recent episode of south park where Ike sees dead celebrities? The ghost hunters in one scene summed up all the paranormal activity shows pretty well.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:49 PM Reply

Ghost Hunters- The TAPS one- is a fairly entertaining show.

Now that shit on Cartoon network- The Othersiders or whatever- and Destination Truth?

Pure Grade Shit.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:51 PM Reply

At 10/18/09 01:48 PM, xenonmonkey wrote: Did anyone see the recent episode of south park where Ike sees dead celebrities? The ghost hunters in one scene summed up all the paranormal activity shows pretty well.

Found the clip


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:54 PM Reply

At 10/18/09 01:51 PM, hugplz wrote: I remember Ghost hunters was going to do a "live episode" yet they had promo's and advertisements of actual "live" footage before it was aired.

You know they've done more than one of those, right?

The footage they showed was of the previous year's Live Episode.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:57 PM Reply

Its all garbage never have sat through one of those shitty shows.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 01:57 PM Reply

Paranormal TV show's are much like Horror Movies. They rely on cheap thrills and 'wut was that' moments to keep the viewer watching.

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 02:06 PM Reply

Charlie the Unicorn is scarier than most of these shows.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 02:53 PM Reply

Yeah I remember the first time I switched over to "Most Haunted" and thought it was brilliant.
But it didn't take me long to figure out it was just the same shitty structure over and over again.

They go in, get all scared and then bring in Derek Acorah or however you spell it. Then it is just him talking/acting for the rest of it. I didn't want to see some idiot talk a load of balls or give me historic facts/fiction. I want them to catch some goddam paranormal evidence without being tempted to just fake it!

The idea of trying to capture evidence on film to show on tv is good enough, why ruin it?

Rambling over :p

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 02:56 PM Reply

its fake we all know


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 02:57 PM Reply

Yeah, Ghost shows are the easiest way to make profit off of a show.

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 03:07 PM Reply

This shit has ruined cryptid shows.

I used to love watching Animal X as a kid, which was these half hours shows, broken down into 3 segments, each dealing with some mythical animal, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster or whatever.

They'd talk about the legend, talk to eye witnesses, and look at evidence, while having creepy as fuck voiceovers and music playing. At age 8, these things combined had me convinced I would be eaten by a megalania or mauled by a black dog. It was awesome.

I recently got nostalgic over it after seeing a few bits on youtube, and went to try and download some, but could only find these other two shows, "MonsterQuest" and "Destination Truth". I though "whatever, it'll be the same shit" and downloaded a few.

Turns out now all that happens is people run around in the dark or set camera traps that won't photograph anything.

Thing is with these sort of shows, you go into it KNOWING they're not going to find anything, so they shouldn't pretend that they might. Instead, just talk about the legend and shit. That's more interesting than some moron stumbling around the woods for an hour.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 03:20 PM Reply

Well in my opinion of-

OH SHIT! DID YOU HEAR THAT?

No...I didn't...

Oh okay.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 03:35 PM Reply

I wonder, WHY THE HELL NIGHT VISION CAMERAS?!


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 04:09 PM Reply

I think the show Ghost Hunters with TAPS is real, they seem to be a lot more professional than other shows too.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 04:14 PM Reply

i hate people that call themselvs ghost hunters
i like the show haunted canada it is basicly witness reports and spookey storys no trying to find the ghost


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 04:17 PM Reply

Hate thoses kinds of shows. There is no such thing as a ghost.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 04:24 PM Reply

i know that is crappy but, there is something that we dont know...

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 05:30 PM Reply

I find the red painful bumps on my dick scarier than those shows.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 06:09 PM Reply

Ghostbusters the animated series is the real deal when it comes to ghost


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 06:59 PM Reply

I love watching Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel but am well aware of the bull shited ness.

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 07:03 PM Reply

At 10/18/09 03:35 PM, ertysproductions wrote: I wonder, WHY THE HELL NIGHT VISION CAMERAS?!

Because it's completely dark and they use night vision to see, dumbass.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 07:05 PM Reply

At 10/18/09 01:57 PM, Jerich0 wrote: Its all garbage never have sat through one of those shitty shows.

I used to watch it more for comedic value.


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 08:15 PM Reply

so true

isnt the new series Ghostlab one of these? i havent seen it


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 09:14 PM Reply

At 10/18/09 03:07 PM, TheMaster wrote: I used to love watching Animal X as a kid, which was these half hours shows, broken down into 3 segments, each dealing with some mythical animal, like Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster or whatever.

Holy shit, I can't believe I forgot about that show. It was really interesting as well as scary. As in GENUINELY scary. It didn't try to force you to believe; it just gave you the evidence for the stuff they were on about, and let your own mind (and the creepy music) do the rest.

I can't agree more; this kind of "OMG A RANDOM NOISE RUN!!!!" horseshit has ruined the value of once brilliant shows, just because its a lot cheaper to make them than it is to go away and actually do research on what you're talking about.

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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Oct. 18th, 2009 @ 11:41 PM Reply

My grandma watched like, everyone of those shows, and they all made me so damn mad

Everytime there was a glare on the camera they would freak the hell out

fuckfuckfuckfuck


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Response to Paranormal TV shows = bullshit. Sep. 7th, 2011 @ 02:47 AM Reply

you are giving those dooshes too much credit,, a bunch of retards moron buttwipes those shows are..
the people that watch those, support those, or if some idiot tries to believe them gets the Darwin award

At 10/18/09 12:48 PM, Sheizenhammer wrote: And by that, I mean the stupid "Let's go into a pitch-dark house with night-vision cameras, pretend it's haunted, and run screaming whenever someone bumps into a wall" shows.

Example.

Well, I got a question for ya: how come you never hear the camera crew screaming?

You can plainly tell it's not the camera crew screaming thanks to all the pointless drivel from the presenters / guests. By the time they get to the "paranormal" bit, you're already intimately familiar with what their voices sound like. Ergo, the screaming is easily recognisable as theirs, not anyone else's.

My guess is that its because they can plainly see it's just a case of the presenters playing juvenile tricks on each other, whereas the people in front of the camera can't.

Or maybe the camera crew are the ones making the scary noises, I dunno. Either way, it's a load of shit.