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HAUNTING THE AIRWAVES



Is it just me, or are ghosts taking over television?

I had seen commercials for a few different shows on ghosts & the paranormal, so I decided to see how many are actually being televised. In a one week time span, I found 9 shows about the topic.

They were on a range of channels: SyFy Channel, A & E, Travel Channel, and Discovery Channel. So it seems that not just one station is trying to cash in on the success, ghosts are everywhere.

I tried to watch an episode of each show: Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Hunters Academy (yes, this franchise has 3 different shows on the air), Paranormal State, Paranormal Cops, Ghost Adventures, Most Haunted, A Haunting, Creepiest Destinations, and Ghost Lab.

During this viewing time I found out a few things: Really hot girls like hunting ghosts & are always part of the teams doing so/Members of these teams hear noises that may be paranormal, tell the other team members to shut up so you can hear this noise, & then proceed to talk right over these sounds so the audience can't hear shit/There is almost always a logical explanation for the "paranormal activity" going on.

Sometimes the ghost hunting teams try to rid the places of the ghosts by performing rituals, other times the team tells people that the place is haunted & they have to put up with it (Hey, thanks for coming & telling me something I already knew). Another thing I wanted to know while watching these shows: How is it possible that some of the people whose jobs it is to find ghosts are continuously terrified of everything that goes on around them? Wouldn't this make going to work every day a bit stressful?

The one cool thing I got out of watching these shows (besides the girls) were the EVPs (electronic voice phenomenon). This is where voices that can't be heard by the ear, turn up on the audio recordings. I wasn't able to find out how this happens, but some of these "voices" & what they said were fascinating. And most important of all- whether ghosts do or don't exist, you can still make money hunting them.

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