Are T.A.P.S. and The Ghost Hunters full of S.H.I.T?

*Author’s note:  When I wrote this article nearly two years ago, I – admittedly, and through the benefit of hindsight – was really having a chronic case of “sour grapes.”  My opinion of paranormal research has been evolving as I have started to realize that, ultimately, they’re just people trying to be successful at what they do.  Just like me.  However, I will not delete this post because I think it is important to the full gestalt of my own evolution as a researcher.  I will never deny having had these opinions at one time, but I no longer have the rage that I had, nor do I feel that their contributions are any less important than mine, although we may approach it from different angles.  Jason and Grant, keep on keepin’ on.*

Yes.

Okay, so here’s the deal…I watch pretty much every television show pertaining to the paranormal that comes around the bend, due to my greater than average interest in the field (and my addiction to anything passing itself off as “reality” TV).  In fact, I might even go as far as saying that I am an authority on the subject matter.  As such, I can say without hesitation that Jason and Grant (and the whole lot of them) are irretrievably full of shit (perhaps due to hefty financial swaying by the network), and they have completely blighted the way the entire field of paranormal investigation is perceived.

It’s bad enough that ghost hunters have historically come across as socially retarded, fedora wearing chodes, and now we have a brand spanking new variety of chicanery to sort through.

Generally speaking, the level of rage that deluges my entire being is usually reserved for junior high guidance counselors and soccer moms with cell phones driving SUVs filled with horrid little children.

In the unlikely event that the esteemed UMOA readers have not heard of Jason, Grant, or anyone involved with T.A.P.S., allow me to give a little background:

Jason and Grant are founding members of the Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.) and, based on some nebulous personal experiences in their collective youth, they decided to hang a shingle and start a paranormal investigation group, ostensibly to find “answers” to what happened to them and blah, blah, blah.  Somewhere along the line, they managed to parlay their employment as plumbers for Roto-Rooter into corporate sponsorship, and that led to the eventual creation of the show that I really love to hate… Ghost Hunters.

On each episode, the intrepid band of researchers convene upon a location purported to have paranormal activity and, through an intricate choreography of ass-backwardness, they lay down cables and tape cameras to walls (while simultaneously arguing about which piece of equipment Brian lost, as he is the show’s unattractive scapegoat), and proceed to “investigate” by familiarizing themselves with the entire back story of the activity, undoubtedly so they can be sure and report similar experiences.  During the lesser episodes, they will generally make a Cecil B. DeMille production of debunking the activity based solely on their experience as plumbers for Roto-Rooter (a detail that is mentioned no less than 415 times during an average show) and the happenstance that they were not able to collect and evidence (never mind the fact that most legitimate investigations will require numerous visits and lots of waiting around, but rarely a plunger and a drain snake).

On the episodes where they DO claim to find evidence, it’s always at some regional landmark that is likely to generate revenue as a result of having activity, and the evidence is so dubiously FANTASTIC that it makes me want to punch myself in the face.

For example, during a visit to the famous Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO, we see Grant futzing around with his little cheap-ass camera in the dark hotel room, and – conveniently – when he asks the show’s cameraman to use his light to illuminate his task of “changing the tape” (which inexplicably involved pointing the SciFi channel camera to the ground), the table shakes violently and a chair flies off the ground and hits the wall.  I guess turning on the light in the room would have broken protocol, since paranormal activity ONLY happens in the dark, right?  Too bad these pros never thought to have a back-up camera running, huh?

I fucking hate liars, seriously.

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About Katie Mullaly

Katie Mullaly is the author (along with Patrick) of the very popular Scare-Izona: A Travel Guide to Arizona's Spookiest Spots and Tucson's Most Haunted. Their third book - Finding Ghosts in Phoenix - will hit the shelves this fall, and two more books are currently in production. As well as writing for the hugely popular "The Buzz Media" website, she can frequently be seen as a featured extra in most of Peter Leon's films. She is her own Easter egg. Basically, she's awesome. She would also like to meet Adam Lambert because he's cool on a cellular level. So, if anyone can hook that up for her, that'd be great.

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544 Responses to “Are T.A.P.S. and The Ghost Hunters full of S.H.I.T?”

  1. bob May 14, 2009 at 9:36 pm #

    There is nothing scary about this programme at all. I mean…where are the ghosts? All they have ever had was voices..(which could be their own)..orbs (which could be from their videocamera)..their shirt ot pants tugged (which i myself can act it professionally). They should come to ASIA perhaps..and follow this programme called “ENTITY”. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA..then they’ll know what they get there. No E.V.P or thermal scanner and whatever gadgets they used is needed for “ENTITY”.

    • Troll Patrol October 31, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

      I can sniff a troll 200 yards from ma porch boy. Don’t deny it, you never seen ghost hunters in your life *spit* Dunno never when to shut yer yapper.

    • paperloader June 8, 2011 at 10:58 am #

      If you believe in ghosts than you believe in the Easter bunny and the Tooth Fairy too. This show is stupid. They never prove anything and I believe it is all fake.

      • Spatacus January 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

        Hard to believe 1. these dopey shows exist. 2. anyone watches them.

        • gigi July 25, 2012 at 10:01 am #

          wrestling is fake and people watch it!

          • Kenny Dailey September 21, 2012 at 7:39 am #

            Don’t fuck around with ghost Bc the are real. I have 6 acers of yard it’s big and there are ghost back there

            • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

              well if you have so many ghost in your back yard go back there and suck their cocks

      • 12cme October 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

        I saw ghoust …I dont believe tv shows…I believe my self…..

      • Nala eyak February 26, 2013 at 11:02 am #

        To throw a blanket statement out like that simply shows you are living your life with blinders. Step out of your box and open your mind to the ever expanding paranormal phenom. How can so many folks experience such events and all be full of shit or crackpots? I believe the TAPS team have educated themselves over the years and they seem to do a pretty good job for the few hours they are at a scene. In my view they are paranormal experts (look up the word expert) in the field. If they do get paid by scy fy – why not? They have to make a living.

        • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:36 pm #

          look tards everything on tv is bullshit everything i love when taps did a show on that hotel they bought up in new hampshire no i am sure that wasnt to bring buisness in they wouldnt do that

  2. Tachi June 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    These rejects need to be taken off the air, But if you watch what passes for MTV now, you’ll soon realize they are exactly where they belong. Soon the only thing left on TV will be this type of tripe.

    Eugenics is the answer. So long as stupid people outnumber us, these crap shows will keep getting ratings.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 4:17 am #

      bob
      I will look for this Entity Show. I can’t wait. I wan’t more american reality shows though that I can laugh at. I am loving “Infested” on animal planet. The drama added to that is incredible but unlike TAPS, Infested actually does scare me. There needs to be a “UFO” version of these shows. I can see it now……..the leader woud be a guy who lives in his parents basement and while not looking for UFO or attending Star Trek conventions, he is gaining experience points on World of Warcraft. His status: SINGLE LOL

  3. Ok not a fan June 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm #

    Wow it’s been awhile, but yes they are fake and some of their people don’t like to return money. Sorry but yes they are in for the money nothing more. I have been checking out the SciFake site and it seems some people (well most of the people) never had their money returned for Tapscon 2009. It seems the guy that was in charge of this is nowhere to be found. Taps it seems has not done zip to help their fans. From what I am seeing they have turned from nice guys to complete *&%#@ holes. See always the gentleman. Sorry I watch Primeval on BBC or Dragons Den or something besides GH/GHI or any other Ghost show. Or have a tooth pulled! Sorry they have gone to the dark side and I can’t wait till they are off the air. I still can’t believe they have the college GH coming. What does everyone live in Trailer Parks?

  4. Katie June 22, 2009 at 8:48 pm #

    Hey, OK not a fan, you’ve mentioned that you read these posts on the train…I just heard about that awful train accident and I am hoping you respond just to say “Hey, I’m okay, I hate TAPS”

    Because otherwise I will worry.

    • BackonEarth September 15, 2010 at 3:11 am #

      Anyone who’s done any sort of organized ghost hunting will tell you the show is fake or at least 98% of their stuff is fabricated. There is NO WAY in hell they can obtain so much evidence like they do. Real ghost hunting is all research and running around a location where 98% NOTHING happens. It would seriously be boring as watching flies #@#$ unless you’re really into the whole thing.

      If people want to be scared, then go to a freaking haunted house on Halloween because that’s not what Ghost Hunting is about. If you wanna sit there and go through audio where you’ll rare hear anything cool or watch footage of a empty room for hours on end, tell client they may be crazy but give you a call anyways when you get an invisible wedgie again, shift through hundreds of photos and toss out the ones that picked up “lens dust” and keep the other hoping you can sell them to frame making manufactures for default photo’s, spend hours on research a location at a library, then ghost hunting is for you.

      It’s about the hopes of finding something. Which, most likely, you never do. But when you hit that rare chance… it’s pretty damn exciting.

      Though I do watch the show. It’s like watching wrestling really. It’s entertaining and Kris is pretty damn hot.

  5. Ok not a fan June 25, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    Hey Katie

    I was not on the train that day but you never know what will happen. Yes I am ok and still dislike Taps. I did know some friends who were on there. They are ok, but a little banged up.

  6. Carrie July 15, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    I think this is all crap. Jay and Grant are great guys and you people should be ashame of putting other people down like this. I love watching GH and GHI. Hate to see what you people think of Ghost Adventures and Paranormal State. So for all those who hate GH should learn GH is NOT a reality show that should be bashed like this. Why dont u all clean ur own backyard before u try to clean someone elses.

    • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

      LOL what a stupid bitch you are she must believe in santa to

  7. Katie July 15, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    You’re right, Carrie. I’m so ashamed.

    *yawn*

    I’m sure Jay and Grant are delightful. Carrie, do you have any formal training in paranormal research?

  8. Ok not a fan July 16, 2009 at 6:52 am #

    Sorry Carrie, have you been able to look around at the other sites. Yes people are jumping all over them because ….well their all fake. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you should ask all the people who lost their money to Tapscon2009 (see the site SciFake and others) then you tell me how you feel. More than likely your Grant or Jason or one of the other complete dumb %^$#*.
    See Katie always the gentleman. Sorry it’s a TV show that got caught on TV faking. I can’t wait till the shows off the air. Then they could go back to working at a burger joint.

  9. Katie July 16, 2009 at 11:06 am #

    OK, you are always a gentleman. Will you take me to prom?

  10. Carrie July 23, 2009 at 5:48 am #

    yes katie i do have prior paranormal research. im also a medium a psychic a sensitive and an empath. i have had ghosts in my home 8 of them to be exact. and i seriously have witnessed the paranormal an i know its real. an y would 2 ppl ruin their credibility for all these years of doing this. doesnt make sense. im starting my own paranormal team an once my team succeeds im putting in my application for my team to be a taps family team member. mb u guys should go to one of thir events an see if they r fake or not. which in all cases they rnt.

  11. Katie July 23, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Really? A psychic, a medium, a sensitive, AND an empath. My goodness, but you have a full plate, don’t you?

    From which mediumship research team did you receive testing and certification? I mean, with all this ability, you surely must have been tested in a lab setting, right?

    Do your eight ghosts have names?

    And you are SO right when you ask, “Why would anyone with a television show want to exaggerate or even fake their evidence to maintain their ratings?” Certainly no television producer would suggest that of the people that are getting paid to have the show. What a preposterous thought, huh?

    And, by “go to one of their events,” are you referring to those ghost conventions that cost $150 to attend, plus another $20 if you want a signed photo of Jason and Grant? You’re right, again, Carrie…I can see how standing in line to pose for a photo would be an excellent way for them to showcase their paranormal prowess.

    Thank you for your valuable insight and enlightened viewpoint.

    • Drav3b October 30, 2010 at 9:45 am #

      To correct you Katie, Carrie never once asked why would anyone fake or exaggerate anything to maintain ratings… she asked why would anyone fake or exaggerate and ruin their “REPUTATIONS” which Jason and Grant have much of. And you are jealous because you have “NONE!” Perhaps if you spent as much time actually paying attention to what you read or interpreted from reading, you wouldn’t be such a cunt and a prude.

      I’m sorry that you truly believe your opinions matter. Unfortunately they do not, I suggest that you put more effort into proving the ultimate goal of proof of “life after death” or “existence” after death. Don’t waste it downing someone or riding their coattails pissing and moaning because the TAPS team gets paid to do what they do. Most investigators don’t get paid, they are just one of the few that do. So dry your tears, settle your fears, wash the green off your face, and lose the cunt-ish attitude as that will get you nowhere in life, and actually do something productive with your life like helping families terrified or scared to be in their homes, or even help children who have a hard time coping with their issues…

      I have read so many threads, posts, articles, etc that down on different groups for this or that.. What’s sad is, that accomplishes nothing. Now, maybe if you had contributed something to the Paranormal scene then maybe you could have an opinion that actually meant something. But, until the moment that you actually contribute something to this life, the paranormal, or even someone who needs help, you will be nothing, your opinions will do nothing than rise angst from people, and your existence is wasted.

      Go ahead and try to make it personal by bringing up my experiences, my credibility, or my opinions. Funny thing about that is, you will still be hurt and affected by my statements and I will more than likely never return to this site or say anything to any one of you. So I will continue my existence actually making a difference by going out there and doing what thousands of groups do every day. Instead of wasting my time on here, contributing nothing, and living for the chance to insult someone I’ve never met…

      Nobody likes cynics or hypocrites….

      • gillian October 30, 2010 at 9:54 am #

        Your so right!

      • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 4:07 am #

        @Drav3b

        um no one’s opinion matters on the internet. not hers, not mine, and not yours. the internet is a spawining pool of unsignificant opinions. Why take this from us and from yourself? If you want to read significant opinions, why on earth are on the internet? this makes no sense. Read the Wall Street Journal or watch some CNN. chances are you are not doing that for the same reason no one else is. get off the high horse. I think this stuff is all a bunch of crap. this is my insignificant opinion. I have faith in God and some would call that a bunch of crap. This would be their insignificant opinion. lighten up

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 4:11 am #

      Katie please don’t demand educational degrees from psychics and empaths. This will eliminate them from my life. I need them. THe other day, they had an animal psychic on the morning news show. An animal psychic and empath. (yes this title exists) they were talking about a dog that had been abused and rescued by the shelter. THe animal psychic knew that the dog was scared and felt abandoned. How else would she know this. what information could she possibly have been given by the anchor who just said the dog’s history? LOL

    • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

      i love you katie you know how to tear a bitch down the right way LOL

  12. Ok not a fan July 27, 2009 at 5:47 am #

    Sorry but I have stopped coming to most of these websites. GH and GHI well I just don’t waste my time. I enjoy shows like Hell’s Kitchen, CSI, NCIS, and many which are just TV shows nothing more.
    I see on SciFake they are trying to get the law to go after Taps and some guy named Brent to pay back all the money they took from Tapscon2009 which never happened. If people allow themselves to be ripped off like that, well then why help. I was reading and I am amazed that people still watch these shows. They are fake and just a TV show for profit nothing more. Now some of them are going to have books out. Wow, I should go ahead and write a book on something I was never trained in. Sorry this is why most of the world wonders about the USA. Sorry it’s been awhile and I had to do some venting.

  13. Katie July 27, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    Venting is therapeutic. Although, I wouldn’t stop coming to the WEBSITE because I dislike TAPS…there are LOTS of other funny things here to amuse you.

    What cracks me up is that we still get the occasional “Hey, you guys are mean and should SHUT UP!” posts on this thread. Those posts are like gnats.

    *buzzzzzz* SMACK!!!!!

  14. Ok not a fan July 30, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    I look at all the other websites that are out there that toss Taps/GH and GHI under the bus. You know what I have come to the point that if someone wants to watch the show, then go for it. If they want to spend money on things like Tapscon2009 and let themselves get ripped off. Well while I feel bad for them, if you don’t do anything about it. Don’t act like a little kid crying unless you step up to the plate and fix it yourselves.
    It’s a TV show and a really bad one. Instead of eating that jelly doughnut go ahead and change the channel. The show will be gone and a new show that people will not like will take its place. They are actors and yes they do fake everything. That is what actors do. Now all this bitching is starting to get very old real quick. No one cares. I worry about healthcare, Jobs and will I be able to pay my bills. I could care less about a bunch of losers who say they see ghosts.
    Just my 3 cents today, I spilled my coffee when I got out of the car in Boston. For everyone who is going to toss me under the bus. I have one thing to say –“Bite Me”. I could care less.

  15. MorY Bundt August 6, 2009 at 9:02 am #

    Katie couldn’t get more up her own ass even if Grant rammed that lighthouse up it huh?

    You all invent “ghosts” to liven up your dull lives, just like I invent a fresh girlfriend every night cos I can’t get a real one….

    Paranormal, hehe…….

  16. Katie August 6, 2009 at 10:40 am #

    OMG, THAT’S HILARIOUS!

    Wow, you really got me with THAT one, I tell ya.

    I am not surprised to hear that you don’t have a girlfriend.

  17. Freethinker August 6, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    MorY Bundt Says:
    Katie couldn’t get more up her own ass even if Grant rammed that lighthouse up it huh?

    *buzzzzzz* SMACK!!!!!

    I happen to think LADY Katie ***ROCKS***

  18. Katie August 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    *curtsies* Why, THANK YOU!

  19. Please Get a Life August 8, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    Hey! All these boys, and Tango, are real men taunting ghosts and promoting Roto-Rooter. What is there not to be amused by? You all are part of the marketing machine known as paranormal “shit”. Shhhh! Did you hear that? My eBay purchased flickering Bucky Beaver ghost indicator light saber just went dead. Holy shit. That must have been a big f’n ghost thingie! Sapping all the energy as if to start a new world war in Guatemala. If it’s true that if you believe in paranormal activity then you may be the target of a future TAPS episode? Then hurry up and kill yourself! They are running out of ideas and the whole thing is going to wither up and become, well, Katie what do you call it when your dildo runs out of juice? Limp technology?

  20. Katie August 9, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Well, PGAL, as evidenced by the fact that you keep posting useless bullshit, some dildos NEVER run out of juice.

  21. ok not a fan August 10, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    OK, who let the kids on the computer.

  22. Sara August 19, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    Just watched a new episode of TAPS and then felt compelled to Google search the words “when did ghost hunters sell out” and this is where I landed. I have definitely noticed a difference between their 1st and 2nd seasons and all of the other seasons. The episode I just attempted to watch was so obviously fake. Has anyone else noticed how (clear) the EVPs have gotten. Now, when I am able to hear the voice and one of the TAPS girls pretends not to hear it or that it wasn’t that obvious. LOL. And the voice said “I need help” or something like that. Then TAPS girl #1 says, “There is something here, but it is not trying to hurt them, it needs their help..”

    Then, the closet started growling and that is all I could take.

    Wow, so done with that show. I would love to see some real evidence of the paranormal. But, sadly I’m starting to believe it is all a trick of the mind.

  23. katie August 19, 2009 at 9:26 pm #

    It’s infuriating, isn’t it? I watched it, too. What a load of shit. I think I need to update my fury with a brand new rant…

  24. Freethinker August 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    New season, Taps investigated the LaDouceur House located in my neck of the woods, Blackstone Mass.

    It didn’t take long for our Ghost Hunters to use my favorite Gizmo the K11 meter. And I must say the results were more remarkable then the audience could have expected, an alleged spirit claimed it was being held against its will by a non-human entity. Jason was asking all the right questions and the Gizmo was responding blinking frantically And with good reason The blinking Gizmo provides enough information to give Jay&Grant a theory as to what is really happening. They determine a non-human entity was pretending to be a ghost.

    I think we can all agree a ghost is an unproven theory. But we do have an un-proven theory if we believe in the existence of ghosts. I have no problem with any belief. Any person can believe what they want. “But” once it carries the assumption that the premise is true then in all fairness it should be consistent with known facts about reality. There is nothing wrong in believing things because you like the idea. It only becomes illogically wrong if the belief actually contradicts some other known fact. If I was to believe anything I see on Ghost Hunters I would have to suspend all logic and common sense.

    After many seasons Taps has not provided anything that resembles anything out side what we know, or can’t explain. They use theories that have no theory to explain the theory. The theories have no meaning in the scientific world. Using language that has no meaning is Jargon.

  25. Katie August 22, 2009 at 8:09 am #

    At first, I couldn’t tell which side you were on, FT…but clearly you see reason. I noticed that when they were using the K2 meter, they had it awkwardly perched on the what appeared to be some sort of conduit box on the water heater. Why not the floor? Probably because the floor doesn’t have some sort of “on/off” switch providing the necessary electrical current to make the K2 respond.

    So fake. SO SO fake.

  26. Tony August 22, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    WOW!.. lots of pros and cons here. I like watching TAPS for what it is.

    I will say this, I remember an episode where the K2 starting blinking when I think grant had asked a question. They were excited! Since I have a DVR, i went back a few seconds to re-watch it and lo and behold I heard that familiar cell phone noise- the one you get with someone texts message you.

    What surprised me was that Jay & Grant did not acknowledge it. They went about there business- strange. I dont know how they could have missed the cell phone and everyone investigator knows that that meters will go off with a cell phone at close range.

    As an investigator, we have a NO CELL PHONE policy during investigations for that reason.

  27. ok not a fan August 26, 2009 at 5:35 am #

    I still can’t believe people watch these shows. All of it is fake, plain and simple. I noticed that they are writing books and putting up new websites. None of them have any formal training. I know some of the people on both shows. If they didn’t have this job they would be flipping burgers. (Sorry two words come to mind W%$%^% T*&*) One of them states on his profile that he saw a ghost in his home. Nope it was rats because they lived in a bad area. It’s all hype nothing more. Yes I used to watch the show when it first started and yes was a fan. Until I noticed something-You never see anything. Then when they hired certain people I knew it was all fake. So everyone who enjoy watching the show, killing brain cells. They are laughing all the way to the bank, stop watching the show. There must be better things to do on a Wed night. Hey I know! Do what they do, write books that are nothing but lies.
    Just my 4 cents –Sorry tough economy and I am on a train sitting next to a women who took a bath in Perfume

  28. Jen September 2, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    I’m watching an episode right now and it was quite believable until covers on a bed moved upwards. It was so obviously on a string of some kind as the movement was symmetrical. I used to really like this show but not now, another scam

  29. Sean September 5, 2009 at 10:31 am #

    Does anyone know if any of the staff, (perhaps former), has come foreward admitting tampering?

  30. lar October 2, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    Funny how you said they’re full of shit & sure enough they prove it in the bathroom:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YztAc1lC8g

  31. Bobby Elgee October 3, 2009 at 8:05 am #

    As an investigator myself, I’d hate to think that T.A.P.S. out and out fakes evidence for their television show and/or are dumb enough to have the production crew pull the wool over their eyes. I have certainly seen them make some mistakes, and present questionable evidence that may or may not have been exaggerated and possibly manufactured. Of course I do realize that it is a television show produced for entertainment value and generally take it as such.

    When you mix in advertising dollars many things are labeled as ‘authentic’ or ‘all natural’ simply because it sells and Ghosthunters may fall in this same category.

    You could say that the increased attention to the paranormal–and by defunct, ghosts–has been a boon to all us amateur investigators out there, but, I am beginning to suspect that they have caused more damage then good.

    A simple search of the Web finds thousands of pages from amateur ghost hunters presenting evidence that are easily debunked as simple environmental phenomena, camera artifacts, and reflect a combination of an almost desperate need to believe in ghosts combined with an extreme ignorance in the use of a simple camera combined with a real lack of debunking. A real bad trait of these folks is that they are resistant to engaging in real discussion about the subject, and will resort to outrageous theories to justify a bug, reflection, or other non-paranormal ‘anomaly’ they’ve captured.

    Ghost hunters completed filming at a location–The Amos J. Blake House Museum–in Fitzwilliam, NH in July at a location that I’ve investigated on multiple occasions. I feel one group in particular–headed by the museums curator–significantly exaggerated evidence (at the very least) coming out of the museum in an effort to get TAPS attention, and it apparently worked.

    http://thebeyond.info/articles/2009/07/18/taps-visits-amos-j-blake-museum/

    The episode is said to be airing in October, however I don’t believe it’s been scheduled yet.

    I for one will be watching this episode closely to see if Ghost Hunters results from the investigation coincide with what I know to be true about the location, and doesn’t reflect some exaggerated account of many conscious spirits haunting the location who reliably communicate with people, multiple apparitions seen quite frequently, and objects moving with a frequency that recalls the movie Poltergeist.

    Still, Ghost Hunters is a TV show, and though reality television, is not a documentary…thus, its entertainment. One thing that I can’t fault Jason and Grant for is taking advantage of their success to make an enjoyable hobby a business.

  32. ok not a fan October 8, 2009 at 6:07 am #

    ok, who saw South Park ? That was great !

    • Bonju Patten August 18, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

      SOUTH PARK WAS A RIOT! Oh no! there’s something running down my leg!!! Get it on tape! Quick – Oh no! It’s the TV! The TV is on!!! – LOL – too much stuff that is a riot

      • gillian August 21, 2010 at 10:16 am #

        ok listen i know it was funny and stupid people like u think that there making fun of them but i know for a fact there not. the new season of gh is on the 25 th of augst my birthday! hell yeah!

  33. Editor October 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    Thought I’d drop this by, Ghost Hunters got ripped on last nights episode of South Park for any fans out there. Pretty damn funny episode.

  34. kolvec October 14, 2009 at 10:03 am #

    anyone who believes in ghosts are dumbasses. I’m sorry but there is always a logical explanation for everything. I like how these paranormal investigators made up thier own science to try to find ghosts; and they only give a vague explanation on how it works that anyone who is gullible enough will believe. Props to the people that act and produce it because they are making loads of money becuase people are dumb enough to buy it.

    • Bonju Patten August 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

      @kolvac first of all I AM THE LEADER OF SEVERAL DUMBASSES as you so eloquently phrase your prose, which would make you a douchebag ass – because HA! THERE really are such people as GHOSTS – formerly known as THE DEAD. Hello earth to douchbag!? Hello can you hear me now?

      So here’s the scoop – all reality tv shows have a format. That’s F-O-R-M-A-T which is a guideline (a map if you will) for the show and their formats are always SCRIPTED and STAGED. That’s what makes them so freaking rotten to watch.

      Capishie?

      • gillian August 21, 2010 at 10:19 am #

        fuck u asshole!

      • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 4:02 am #

        If you are the leader, do you get a hat? I would want a hat. and a banner like the mayor of springfield has.

  35. cryx October 14, 2009 at 10:26 am #

    kolvec… no, just no.

  36. Katie October 14, 2009 at 10:50 am #

    Anyone who believes in ghosts is a dumbass? Really?

    • Editor October 15, 2009 at 7:48 am #

      I always want to take people that are vehemently against ghosts, and stick them in some creepy-ass haunted place over night and see how they do — since they don’t exist and all :)

      • heather June 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

        amen

      • Bonju Patten August 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

        Yeah you know – the dead don’t exist on this plane – but I’d love to see Kovec in a haunted house? How long would he take before starting to scream for his mommy?

  37. Paul October 15, 2009 at 11:49 am #

    I always want to take people that are vehemently against ghosts, and stick them in some creepy-ass haunted place over night and see how they do — since they don’t exist and all

    This is my favorite answer to the question. I volunteer; I’m very serious this is on my wish list. Tie me up hog tie me, lock the doors. I don’t believe in any paranormal claim. I don’t believe in haunted locations. I don’t believe in ghosts, therefore no ghostly apparition or activity will occur. Because I’m a non-believer.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 4:00 am #

      then help me!!!! I am one of those people. I want to see something but as of right now I think its all crap. help me change my mind. Call waverly hills and get a group in there. I can’t afford the 100 dollars so if a bunch of us agreed to meet and go we could split the cost. I’ll bring the video camera that we can record empty rooms with and a recorder for noises from pipes and stuff

    • Tim January 26, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

      Funny, I have the SAME attitude and have DELIBERATELY stayed in some of the so-called most haunted hotels across the US and Europe. All I ever got was …. a good nights rest. I am also sick of stupid people who say that since I do NOT believe, I will not see it.

      May I remind them of their hypocrisy when Saul was out killing Christians and was smacked down. Ghosts/God/whatever will make you see them whether you believe or not. I will take ANYONE on their offer if they feel their house is haunted/possessed/they saw Michael Jackson/WHATEVER and stay there.

      I remember watching the Leap castle episode and their conclusions were so out of there. Wow – we recorded voices of an ancient language of Gaelic. Stupid morons – Gaelic IS still one of the national languages of Ireland, and when they joined the EU, the EU had to add Gaelic on all forms. Oddly enough, Gaelic does not have many equivalent words for modern items. You also see Gaelic AND English on all of the street signs in Ireland. Just like the one guy freaked when he thought he say something in a closet or room, and you could clearly see it was his shadow. They were smart enough not to include that in their evidence.

      Hate to be the bearer of BAD news but there are no such things as mediums/psychics (psychotics – yes) / Easter Bunny, whatever.

  38. Editor October 16, 2009 at 8:48 am #

    Paul,

    What state do you live in? It should become this thread’s purpose to find a place for you to check into for a night and you come back and tell us about it!

    And if you die, your ghost has to come back and tell us about it… either way you’d be on the hook ;)

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:58 am #

      FIND ME A PLACE. I AM IN KENTUCKY. CALL WAVERLY AND GET ME IN!!!! Tell them I don’t have 100 dollars to not see anything though. I want to see nothing for 20 dollars.

  39. Tom October 18, 2009 at 5:23 pm #

    Kolvec….What in the hell do you know about the paranormal???
    That gives you the right to call someone else a dumbass?
    Shure groups like [TAPS] are just a bunch of vultures getting rich off of their ignorant fans ….
    But there are pleanty of serious ..[real].. paranormal investigators out there who are being honest and trying hard to understand the paranormal…
    Some of these investigators had an attitude just like yours ..untill they
    experianced something first hand then they changed their tune….
    You need to spend a night alone at Waverly TB Hospital in KY…
    You should understand what your talking about ..before you open your mouth….!

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:56 am #

      I have tried and begged to stay in Waverly Hills. They will give you a tour for 100 dollars, no overnight stay. What a shock. I have always wanted to see something but all the evidence of these “investigations” is always fabricated, or too subjective, or has too many other explanations. I am open minded to the idea but most of the “science” of paranormal investigations is rediculous. I hope one day I am proven wrong. Until then, it is hightly entertaining and brings me a smile but for reasons you would be angry with me for

  40. Mack October 24, 2009 at 8:16 pm #

    This show upsets me to no end. I’ve seen many of these paranormal ghost hunting shoes…and most are pretty ridiculous, but this one takes the cake! I’ve seen probably a dozen episodes, hoping that they arn’t as full of shit as they seem. They are. Their reported findings are always camera flickers or stuff we can’t even see. (you’d expect a tv show to at least outline or highlight the areas we’re supposed to be looking at. They don’t. Every time they hear a sound, it’s covered up by a cheesy sound cue. I started laughing when they “mysteriously were reading electrical fields somewhere near this electrical outlet”.
    F**king Brutal

    • Bonju Patten August 18, 2010 at 10:48 pm #

      It would be different of course if they actually did show you all of their footage but they don’t and shows like MOST HAUNTED show nothing of footage they took or sounds they picked up. So if they don’t show it – it doesn’t exist. Anyway it’s all staged and not the real deal.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:52 am #

      “HURRY we are getting a draft of cold air by this open window” get the camera!!!! Damn we missed it

  41. Timmy Twopoons October 25, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    I couldn’t agree less or more. I am unsure. A great shoe fer shure. Kate is who? Who is Kate? Ghosts are really cool. Coolly acting abhorritions (whore wishins) dancing amongst the dust particles and AC outlets letting flatulence pop everywhere. Grant is really a cheerleader for the New York Turdmonkeys. People fom Jersey suck ass. Losers from New York suck Grant’s turdy cockle abhorritions (whore wishins). Dang, I just wrote an episode. Best ever no less, no more, I am unsure.

    • gillian August 21, 2010 at 10:25 am #

      hay assholes why dont u shit out a brain and think for once all u non beilvers and ever since my last comment its out of no where gone and so is katie! all u bitches including katie are pussy and non beileving assholes grant steve jay tango and kris are the real deal and there awesome!

      • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:49 am #

        @Gillian

        how does one shit out their brains. I would like to see this. Why did you call Katie a cat? How does one’s asshole believe in something other than toilet paper. By real deal, do you mean actors, exaggerators, comedians? I will have to agree if you picked comedians……..you didn’t pick comedians did you? you didn’t pick any one of my answers did you? oh well

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:50 am #

      The only thing of what you said that made sense to me was Jersey People suck ass. If you base that on Jersey Shore than I would have to agree but I hope you based it on more than a show of a handfull of alcoholic sluts and manwhores.

  42. Ed October 28, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    Just trying to determine what the T.A.P.S. crew is paid per episode.
    It must be good because the wives are upset but NOT leaving.

  43. john October 30, 2009 at 11:07 am #

    I don’t know how, but ghost hunting seems to have made Chris Williams tits grow considerably. I’d sure like to meet up with her in one of those dark rooms.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:45 am #

      @john

      she made money and bought some. Go her!! I bought mine. 34 C a wonderful number and a wonderful letter lol

  44. cindy November 3, 2009 at 1:17 am #

    I was so pissed off with this live Halloween episode. I use to think that Jason and Grant were the real thing until this years episode. They have become way to preachy and think they have written the bible on Ghost Hunting. There are way to many people that have been doing this before them!!! Just because they have a show on SyFy they think they are the end all and be all of Ghost Hunting. They are so important now that they can’t even do a live show on Halloween and think there Spalding Inn bed and Breakfast that they bought is going to bring in their fans. I hope they have a good ghost actor to haunt the place since they set it up that way to have GHI to come in and investigate the place. They have turned into a Jon and Kate plus eight!!!!! Moral High ground!!! Money speaks louder than words!!! Fakers!!!!

    • heather June 18, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

      gee ,calm down.if u think they r so fake why watch.

      • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:44 am #

        @heather

        because its entertaining by being hilarious. I will always watch it and ghost adventures too. If I have had a bad day, I turn on the drama queens and my day is better. I will always give my ratings. There are comedies on tv that I won’t watch but this beats them hands down

  45. Bobby Elgee; Sights Unseen Paranormal November 7, 2009 at 9:46 am #

    Ghost Hunters–the popular television show–is airing an episode “New Hampshire Gothic” on November 11 that features their controversial visit to the Amos J. Blake House Museum in Fitzwilliam, NH.

    My team has intimate knowledge of this location and will be watching the episode closely.

    Here’s a link to an article that discusses the controversy caused by their visit.

    http://sightsunseenparanormal.blogspot.com/2009/09/taps-visits-amos-j-blake-house-museum.html

    And for the record, I personally do not believe in ghosts–though I still have an open mind. I generally think paranormal activity has more to do with geological phenomena, multiple dimensions, and time bleeds, though I have as much evidence for these theories as their is for ghosts so I guess I’m a different sort of crack-pot.

    Still, you won’t see our group calling every little bump in the night or camera artifact a ghost.

    • Tim January 26, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

      You forgot to add string theory and parallel universes to the mix :)

  46. simplehunter December 3, 2009 at 8:26 am #

    Hi all, first time “poster” here. Respect your ongoing debate immensely.

    I have been a fan of the show and have done private investigations at Fort Mifflin, Eastern State Penn, private homes, etc. for about 2 years now. I feel I have a solid understanding of tech equipment and general investigating practices.

    My wife and I have thought about doing a TAPS event to see how REAL it gets in the field with their investigations. The opportunity just presented itself the other day…

    Well, my wife and I just booked Eastern State Penn on April 10th with TAPS to do a 5 hour investigation. I am bringing all of my gear and look forward to hopefully getting into some areas that are usually sealed off from the public.

    I am hoping get a better understanding of how they approach an investigation by doing this. I feel it is hard to get a firm sense of their approach watching them on a TV show. Are they real investigators? I am hoping to have that answer in April.

    As far as the show is concerned, I take everything with a grain of salt. Was I there to witness it? No. Do I trust the TAPS team to bring me through a truthful investigation on the show? No, I don’t. I take it for what it is… just a TV show.

    Good hunting everyone!

  47. GutterPOP! January 12, 2010 at 10:10 pm #

    Come on people! We should be over this shit by now, boogie men, religion and ufos… Really, this is how far we have come…

  48. Katie January 12, 2010 at 10:17 pm #

    Welcome to the fray, GutterPOP.

    I gotta tell ya, that was a very compelling remark. I am going to rethink my entire belief system.

    So, nothing good on DirectTV, tonight, then?

  49. GutterPOP! January 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm #

    Katie,
    I’m so glad my comment touched you so deeply. I have that effect on people, sometimes I feel as if I know what’s going to happen in the future before it actually happens. I just get these images in bits and pieces. In a flash if you will. I first realized I had this power when I went on a hunting expedition with Father as child in the Swiss Alps. It was there when I had my first encounter with a Sasquatch. I snared him (the Sasquatch) in a trap that my father and I had crafted from goat sinew and indigenous tree sap. To my surprise this ape like creature spoke to me and told me if I were to release him back into the wild that he would grant me special powers. Being a boy of 7 years old, I took him up on this offer. My father disapproved of my decision because as a child he had been so tricked by a unicorn. Anywho, long story short, Kevin the Sasquatch as I fondly refer to him, lay his ape like hand upon my forehead. I saw a flash of light and all of these images were flashing by me and twisting about kinda like the scenes from the Butterfly Effect when Ashton is about to manipulate time and space with nothing more than his mind. The one thing I remember him telling me… And I didn’t understand it at the time, it’s kinda funny… He told me that one day I will meet someone by the name of “Kauty” and I will have a profound effect on her life… I will guide her in the right direction away from the lies of boogie men, religion and ufos… I was like, “Kauty when will I ever meet a girl named Kauty.” Now I understand. You see, Kevin was a Swiss Sasquatch, a Yeti if you will. Adjusting for the Germanic dialect, Kauty sounds a lot like Katie. It’s fascinating how the world works. We finally meet!

    So what’s this DirectTV thing all about? It sounds fascinating! Do they direct the television signals directly into you mind?! Tell me more!

    • Editor January 21, 2010 at 8:43 am #

      lol, Gutter that was an excellent story of enlightenment… very kind of the Swiss Yeti

  50. Jim March 23, 2010 at 11:41 am #

    What people still watch these shows? I stopped watching after seeing the first season. Complete waste of time. Now it seems everyone wants to be on a ghost hunting show. Now it seems everyone is a ghost hunting expert.
    They said they had over 2 million people watch the first episode for the season. 2 million is not a lot and besides NCIS which was a repeat beat them by 3.3 million. Let them have their fun and money, for in time the show will end. I would rather watch Holmes on Holmes on HGTV or Castle.

    • Gutterpop! March 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm #

      How do you know these shows aren’t really watching us… You have just been mind freaked!

  51. OnTheFence April 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm #

    Alright, first time on the sight, and I admit I agree with a few of the POV’s expressed above. However, I absolutely cannot refrain from mentioning how I noticed that quite a few of you are often daily and quite obsessively leaving your opinions about how the show is bullshit, and yet you SO obviously are continuing to watch the show, so you can come back on here later that night, or the next day and bitch about it being bullshit some more! That Is So Hilarious! – O.K. so you want real evidence…it’s evident that without this stupid show, sadly, you’d be watching some other stupid “reality” show and come on here blabbing about how fake that one is with your seudo-cyber-friends, so you can have some semblance that all of your collective wisdom is pursuading the world that “truth trumps ratings”!…..oh wait, what was I thinking…..it’s been done…it just came out…it’s called “Destination Truth”….If you truly feel that it’s such bullshit, quit watching the freakin show(s)pick up a book/newspaper, maybe get a hobby and get on with your life. – Yes, this means you too Katie!

    • heather June 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

      couldnt have said it better myself

  52. Yoshiko Smedick April 22, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

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  53. katie April 30, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    You know, when I first posted this rant, I never expected to get 359 responses. I thank you all for reading it, and for enjoying it, or even for HATING it, either way – it was compelling. I have to admit, as I mentioned in the update to this rant, that my opinions are changing with the times, and when I read the amount of RAGE I put into this article, I can say with perfect clarity that there was a fair amount of “sour grapes” on my part. For what it’s worth, I don’t hate these guys, and I don’t fault them for cashing in on their popularity. I was just feeling VERY frustrated when I wrote it. Of course I still think much of it is staged, but it doesn’t piss me off like it once did. It simply is what it is.
    :)

  54. Jay and grant May 28, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    You guys seriously need a life these guys work their butts off 4 u guyz and still earn billions of dollarz so you guyz are making fools of urselves

  55. Katie May 28, 2010 at 11:11 am #

    “Jay and Grant,”

    Nothing irritates me more than someone who can’t spell and has no concept of grammar. I say “checkmate” to your statement that we are fools.

    I am not 12, and this is not a text message.

    Any point you may have been trying to make is lost in its deliverly.

    Come back when you have learned to communicate properly.

    Good day.

  56. Katie May 28, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    and yes, I meant “deliverly.”

    • Riyad Kalla May 28, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

      You guys are earning “billions of dollars” ghost-hunting, not too shabby!

      • Bonju Patten August 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm #

        Not bloody likely – they make a salary but they were able to buy the hotel with hopes of making more money off their silly fans.

  57. Truth June 22, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    The fact that people claim there hunting ghosts is all the proof you need.

  58. Rob July 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    hey guys. I beleive in ghosts and wasnt sure whether these guys were legit till i read up on them a bit. Fact is whether or not they are i still enjoy the show, i just take it with a grain of salt and resent comments like” ppl who watch this are stupid” lol. Even if they were the biggest frauds on the planet it still fires up my imagination and its good fun =}

    • Jimmie August 14, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

      Yup – Love the show… Cannot knock good entertainment. Whatever blips your K2! =)

      I feel really sorry for you Katie… Must be touch indeed when the batteries drain on the vibro and the backup wanes for some unexplained reason too – surely cannot be haunted, can it? Lol Always got other means of shaking your tub though so cannot be all that bad.

      Amazing to hear so many slamming the Fakiness of the show… hell, whats richest about that whole deal is that most of you doing so are Americans… Thats even more entertainment value right there than either GHI or TAPS: The land of Tuck and the Home of the Silicone… Indeed made in The good Ole…

      What I like about this show too is that we even have soom goofy and overweight chicks on it – Not to mention the Homer J lookalike and his Barney Gumble sidekick who present the deal. None opf that Platinim Pamela A sterotypical Buillshit for once and some folk who can act way better that other ‘plastic heroes such as Jooleahhh Groburts’ and Tom Clooze!!! Neither of which can act their way out of a Popcorn Bag.

      Happily married etc and when I eventually pass on and come back may I come visit you in the either one night and say “boo” to you???? I promise not to drain your duracells…

  59. hooha August 20, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    I cant believe I just wasted that much time reading Your BS! Thanks!

    • gillian August 21, 2010 at 10:30 am #

      i cant tell are u for or against cause im for gh are are u or what

      • Ohio Guy September 8, 2010 at 11:02 pm #

        I totally agree with you on that one! They just Jealous cause that isnt them doing that..haha..bunch of sarcastic B*stards huh?..

  60. gillian August 21, 2010 at 11:27 am #

    listen ok i found my thing you made about me and i obviously need to clear out what i was talking about that day and what i forgot to say. i was so pissed off that i typed down any word that came to my head! do you know how bad that hurt to see all those comments
    about me and my spelling. i didnt spell right cause i was in a hurry and how pissed i was. when i sall those i got dizzy as fuck.
    i am still one of the biggest fans of gh and the rest of them youll find iam not going to change my opinion just because all these people think your god. i will say that there was more than one reason i was so pissed off. i am a outkast with the rest of my friends so we all get made fon of any ways so when iam already pissed and i get home and read all these comments on the realist ghost hunting shows that are on tv that i am a huge fan of i when crazy! I nkow there real because a long time ago before the show started they investagated my house! ghosthunters is an awesome show so fuck all you people who talk shit on me or ghost hunters and answer me right fucking now!

    • Ohio Guy September 8, 2010 at 11:07 pm #

      WOW now that is very interesting Gillian! Everything thing you say is the truth and I totally love the GH and GHI! I have watched them every since they came on! Infact I am into the paranormal myself!.I go on Ghost Hunts all the time where I live!..But you told them about how you really felt and that is what im talking about

      • gillian September 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

        ha thats awesome me too. gh is the bomb and so is ghi i have aq question where are steve and tango i havent seen them.

  61. gillian August 21, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    when i say an outkast dont get me wrong ive been in collage for about four years

    • Tim January 27, 2012 at 6:09 am #

      They wonder why our schools keep producing people like you???? That is scarier than a ghost any day of the year!

  62. gillian August 21, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    i meant i went crazy and when i said youll find imeant to put a period

  63. gillian August 21, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    anyways why the fuck would you try to fucking band me i probally spelled that wrong anyways. from the site just because of a comment!

  64. gillian August 21, 2010 at 11:42 am #

    oh and when i was talking about i know there real i meant to say i know there real

  65. Katie August 21, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Okay, let’s talk to each other like grown-ups. Gillian, I am not a fan of Ghost Hunters, because I have more than one legitimate reason to believe that they make up evidence for the sake of ratings. Do I think that makes them bad people? No. I just think they need to disclose if something is recreated for the sake of the viewers. They have absolutely sold out for money, but, again, that does not make them bad people. They have children to feed.

    I am not sure why you feel compelled to come into this post and spew nothing but obscenities. You haven’t even read the entire post, because by your own admission you don’t know what side I am on.

    Now that you have read the post I created using ONLY your comments, you get a taste of what your behavior feels like. You ought to feel proud, I’ve never done that before. Now, if you continue, I will continue to ban you. If you can leave out the insults and swearing, you may feel free to post and comment, as you are entitled to your opinion and you may convey it here as long as it is without insult or profanity.

    The choice is yours.

  66. gillian August 24, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    the new season of gh is on the 25th of aug which is my birthday hecks to the yeah

  67. LennyG4362 September 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm #

    I think it would be somewhat easier to like the show if Jason wasn’t such a PHENOMENAL asshole!!! Grant seems like a really great guy as do Steve and Tango. But, Grant…I’m surprised any of the cast has stayed around as long as they have. That guy has got to be one major prick to be around! Couldn’t stand him from the very first time I saw the show.

  68. Ohio Guy September 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    I want to say one thing to all of the people that puts T-A-P-S down can just knock it off! They all have more money then you all put together! TAPS are not full of shit I think you all or aleast the ones that have put them down! I myself am a ghost hunter and if you call me full of shit well you know what to kiss!!..

  69. Ohio Guy September 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    GH is real and every member of the TAPS team are the greastest people! I Worship them even when they are not on I do!..I would love to me every last one of them! If you dont like this response to the ones that diss GH then you do not have to read this!..To the ones that are for GH/TAPS Im ENVY you all and will stand up against the assholes that put them and us down!

    • gillian September 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

      i know right! gh ghi and gha are for real i worship them!

      • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:00 am #

        You worship them. Are you an idiot? No wonder the youth of this world is doomed. Why bother with people who have done something heroic, or sacrificed, or saved a life…..worship acotors and reality TV stars. I think I just threw up in my mouth……..I actually watch Ghost Adventures to see if the host is able to find a tighter t-shirt each week……I am lame too

        • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:02 am #

          I meant actors but I typed acotors. I have made a typo. I thought I would mention that before 40 other people do

  70. FT September 13, 2010 at 6:33 am #

    Just watched Ghost adventurers for the first time an I am pleased to find a shoe that looks authentic. The Goldfield Hotel was featured. It was also featured on Ghost Bus…sorry Ghost Hunters. Amazing how the same place can have two different types of investigations. With Ghost Adventurers, I feel scared for the investigators, with Ghost Hunters, I never feel that way. I also feel that Ghost Hunters looks more like scooby-Doo this season with thier very own Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy. Look at the cast members real hard and you will see what I mean.

    When they brought in the evp, and that light lights up, I can only see Egon and his evp that lights up and rises in the original Ghostbusters Library scene.

  71. gillian September 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    you said shoe.that show cracks me up! the buff dude zac gets scared the most it freaking halarious. its an ok show but in my opinion ghost hunters is way better with alot of stuff

  72. alex October 18, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    hahaha i love this article, is so true, the are fil of shit. They never find anything, and since they cant get any evidence, now they are playing with a flash light which they claim the ghost are turning off and on, COMMON!!! give me a break!!! get real TAPS, you are a HOAX.

  73. FishDogFish October 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    I don’t have much faith in the T.A.P.S crew, especially the management.

    I just got through watching an episode where there was supposedly something leaving scratches on the woman’s baby while it slept at night.

    Anyway, this doesn’t have much to do with the supernatural, more to do with the stupid games they try to play.

    In this episode the boss(whatever his bald-headed name is) tells the skinny guy(whatever his skinny ass name is) to let Steve know that they’re going to leave all the equipment in place over night.

    So skinny guy gets to the van and tells Steve they’re leaving everything in place over night, and Steve is like “Why are they leaving everything here over night? I don’t even think the place is haunted”!

    Skinny guy agrees with him. The next thing you know Fat Bald-Headed retard boss guy is chewing skinny guy out asking his stuff like “Why are giving me flack over leaving everything up over night. The real issue is you don’t want to get up in the morning; Isn’t it?! You don’t want to get up in the morning; Right?!”. And whatever else bullshit I forgot.

    Anyway,

    Skinny guy never said the shit in the first place, and fat balk boss guy never said shit to Steve.

    My theory is Steve and Fat Ugly Bald Retarded Boss guy are both in cahoots, and fucking with skinny guy. Which I think is pretty fucking lame.

    If I was skinny guy I’d tell Fat Ugly Retarded Boss guy to go fuck him self, then I’d smack the shit out of Steve just because he’s a punk ass bitch!

    A touch of reality for anyone who’s into it,

    When a show like TAPS has to resort to high school locker room antics to get ratings you know the content of the show just isn’t doing it, so they resort to this kind of thing to get people’s attention focused on the drama so they’ll keep watching and the show won’t get canceled.

    It’s really sad that they don’t just cancel the show and put something interesting on, like maybe house to house door to door camera coverage of the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, un-cut non-censored blood and guts reality. Fuck a bunch punk ass ghost chasers.

    • gillian October 30, 2010 at 9:25 am #

      wow if you really think that im gonna believe that then you’ve got some serious issues.Maybe others will believe you but im not gonna. That show is as real as its gonna get. Thats just because Jay is an asshole does’nt meen that every one else is. Steve maybe the nice’s out of all of them. By the way here’s there names if you don’t now them. Jay aka bald ass bitch,Grant skinny ass bitch. If you dont like ghost hunters then why watch! if you want something on the war turn it to the military channle. Oh and they do catch evidence the flash light thing maybe is alittle stupid does’nt meen all of it is!

  74. FishDogFish October 20, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    And hey, your posts are showing up backwards(Newest post Last) I fucking hate that, because I have to scroll all the fucking way down to the bottom of the list just to read the latest comment!

    • gillian October 30, 2010 at 9:27 am #

      i ment to say and just because jays an asshole

  75. Debbie October 25, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    This blog in full of such nasty people. If you do not like any thing, do not watch it. Yes, there is a lot of crap on TV and so much of it is sooooooooooooooo stupid and the fact that G>H> and other shows are changed so much by the Upper Management is really no surprise. It is all a game with Ratings and Bull shit.

    Money is the bottom line in everything.

    If you do not believe,so be it.

    But, when you have certain things happen that just are not good over and over in your home,things you and others cannot understand or explain. Then maybe you might open your closed tight eyes to the fact that things do happen and that Ghost,Demons to exsist.
    I have seen it,felt it and it is something you will never forget.

    Think about it? If this makes you wonder? What if? What if? I am hear to tell you what if is real…

    • LennyG4362 October 31, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

      Well, GH would be so much better if they ever FOUND ANYTHING!!! I always feel like I just wasted an hour of my life after watching the show. But, I really like Steve and Tango and Grant. Jason, however, is a TOTAL asshole and if it were just him I would have stopped watching it months ago.

      GH seems to have gotten out of the residential “home” locations and only do Hotels and B&Bs and old prisons. I find that haunted homes tend to have more activity. That’s why I really like Paranormal State. That and Ghost Adventures are easily the best on TV, in my opinion.

  76. Jenn November 1, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    Ok first off these dudes are plumbers and they experience a lot of water damage issues daily well if you research a little further what they deal with and purpose is to do. it is my belief they find the source of leaks damages and are paid to fix these damages and major PRECAUTIONS while dealing with such possibility s. They are leaving out one thing they do not help prevent bio hazard toxins or even check for them as such things air sample emf is TOXIC!!! In walls and growing in floors ceilings pipes its in air we breath it is BLACK MOLD and TOXIC BLACK MOLD! Dumasses! I mean a plumber is trained for this rite that is why they get paid? Do your home work! I have! At first I beleived a lot of this “bs” but then my father died of cancer and he was a carpenter he tought me a lot about this stuff. I’ve helped build houses and helped tear down walls and done my share of clean up believe me my part was clean up to my dad. He died in the house we have lived in and owned for 21 years in his bed just quit breathing he had cancer. I know what happened now to him rely. It wasn’t kemo that was making him sicker it was the leak in the back room nobody ever went into the dark storage room. Well 3 years later I had a kid and had lived with my mom off and on. Well I got into it bad with my husband and fled to moms stayed there 8 months and I stayed in that backroom. I painted the ceilings in both bathrooms for my dad I just tought he was nuts then he made me paint the walls. I didn’t know why I was doing this ab out 3 years ago but dad said to do it. Anyways off subject again sory bad habit. Me and my child got sick over 8 months away from dad. I developed breathing problems so did my child she was 2 months born premature. Has had the same if not worse breathing. I started to see hear and record stuff the blinds moving and loud noises I got mobil clips. Well I had an air matress and I pulled the sheet off after 8 months and white dusty sh.. Was everywhere my skin started burning my eyes and then I ran in the tiny restroom in my room and tried to breath better I haked up a lung and then saw a bunch of dusty images I mean it was like parinomal to me. But its not simply not the case research it. Experiance it then u will see I am no scientist but I wish some body would see the connection between the Sick Building Syndrome and Plumbers and EMF that measures gghosts not at all

    • LennyG4362 November 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

      WTF????????!!!!!!!!!

  77. manny17 December 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    how come we never see full body ghosts? why do ghosts need to wear clothes? when g-hunters ask or tell ghosts that they will not harm them ,do ghosts really care. how can they be worried about pain they are dead.when they hear some sounds they run to the source in stead of being still and just listen..do ghosts feel scard or are afarid of humans why should a ghost fear anything? the video is shot in the dark. why. if a ghosts are seen in the daytime. the people that see ghosts are not in the dark. the questions they ask the ghosts are juvenile and silly.why do ghosts only speak a word or two only.why cant ghosts speak in normal way,a whole sentence. why not go to graveyards? plenty of dead people to talk to.i think its all a bunch of bullshit.

    • Peter January 24, 2011 at 4:58 am #

      Manny – you’re asking more questions than a four year old lol. Unfortunately, there are few real answers to your questions, but you’ll get all sorts of speculations which differ form almost everyone you ask. I will say though that full body apparitions are quite rare even when you’re not making an effort to film them. Most of the activity hovers (pardon my pun) around things that go bump in the night – literally sounds like clanging or knocking, or EVPs taken by researchers. All these people throw the word ‘energy’ around with little understanding of what energy is, but the consensus is that most ghosts don’t have enough energy to bring their image into the visible light spectrum that the living can see. A lot of ppl use IR cameras to try to capture imaging not visible by the naked eye and while that works to a certain degree, I’ve noticed that the best results come using a full spectrum camera, which sees both IR and UV light spectrums. A question for you though: why WOULDN’T a ghost fear the living? Regarding only speaking in short bursts as opposed to full sentences, again the general opinion has to do with the amount of (electro-magnetic, although they rarely mention this) energy that’s needed to pull that off. Who knows. I agree with you that most of the questions are juvenile. They’re asking for carnival tricks for evidence more than anything else. One question I’ve had is if a Ouija board has proven a viable tool for communicating… why hasn’t anyone ever tried to get answers on how it all works? How did you get here? Why can’t to leave? How does the afterlife work? Is their a heaven/hell, etc and if so, why are some not able to go there? Do you know we’re coming before we do? This sort of thing.

      • Peter January 24, 2011 at 5:17 am #

        HIt submit by accident, so I’m replying to my own comment. Other questions: Can you see us easily or is it as difficult for you as it is for us? Are you being judged by someone or something?

        A problem I’ve had with Ghost Busters is it’s too formulaic, down to the fist slap that ends every show. Where the show is at any given minute is so predicable from show to show that the content – where they happen to be on that episode – does little to break that monotony. That and most the cast show less emotion and life than the ghosts do lol.

        On the other side, I can hardly stomach Ghost Lab. Maybe it’s my personal irk for the whole Texas superiority attitude and these guys are worse than the Dallas Cowboys in this regard. They’re are a bunch of impatient bullies. If they don’t get casper in two minutes they act as if the ghosts have let them down…a but arrogant in my view.

        Most Haunted relies too heavily on mediums for my taste, offer little proof of the assertions they make and reserve much too much video tape showing us the inside of their noses instead the building their investigating. I do dig how Yvette gets freaked out however.

        The best for me is Ghost Adventures. The anti-TAPS. These guys are passionate and it shows and this is more entertaining. Aaron s the king of OH MY GOD!!!! Zack is a drama queen, but he does it with a childish innocence that’s acceptable to me. It cracks me up when we hear someone being interviewed mention something like ‘people have died here’ and when Zack references it later on it changes to ‘thousands of people have died here’, That being said, their use of technology is impressive and for my buck offer the best evidence as a result.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:11 am #

      That’s what I’m going to do when I die. I’m going to be a wierd orb of light and only say non-sensical words like “leave the store over” and ” its not mine its traffic” and then I’m going to push things on tables but not enough to make them fall off. I will also open windows that people close but only after they have gone to sleep. I will do this only on windy days. I will also make rooms colder to prove I am in the room. I will do this on cold nights. I will also only do things in absolute darkness. I will sometimes float around as a misty barely visible collection of dust particles. I will do this in old dusty buildings. I will remain in only one place even if I only spent a day there in my living years. I will do this only if there are paranormal investigators there who have just heard a story about my life. I will show myself occasionally to people. i will make sure they have boring lives and nothing else in their life could overshadow their vision of me. I am going to have so much fun.

      PS I actually love to watch these show as they provide much comedic entertainment. I hope they are never cancelled. I hope there are always “psychics and empaths”. I love them all. I sadly am open minded and would love to actually witness something but as of yet I have only seen things to add comedy to my day which I will never complain about. I love this site Katie. Thank You

  78. LennyG4362 December 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    You know….I was recently thinking…”T.A.P.S. sure did give themselves the perfect name! Because, they never actually SEE nor FILM any apparitions. They never SEE nor FILM something being moved by an entity… All they ever have on their crappy show is the sound of ‘tapping’ or a flashlight going on and off. So, since all they get are taps, then T.A.P.S. is a perfect name.” Honestly, how does this show even stay on TV??
    Ghost Adventures and Ghost Lab BLOW gh out of the water!!!

    • Wendy January 19, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

      Yep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. Magic December 20, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    They are SO full of shit. I haven’t bothered watching those hacks for almost a year now.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:41 am #

      @Magic

      oh come now. you would rather watch a show reporting accurate accounts of nothing than a funny fabricated array of over dramatic acting and rediculous camera crap. what about the static evp messages of jibberish. if you slow the jibberish down, play it backwards, skip every other second, add a background of guns and roses, you can clearly hear the words..” apple cars” repeated four times and the guy that died loved apples and owned a car. so ha! ha ha ha ah haaa

  80. Wendy January 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Halloween 2008 was the last time. Will not watch it again. One of their own Donna has come out and told on them. I spent MY time watching them. Makes me so angry!!!

  81. DR.Peper February 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm #

    Soooo lame,,,tirerd of then saying they see something and there’s nothing there,,,totally subjective for t.v…….BOGUS..!!

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:13 am #

      ghost don’t like the paparazzi lol

  82. Mark Lambert March 2, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Personally, I don’t think you need the disclaimer at all. This is a great entry! Look at the evolution of these shows…

    Ghost Hunters started out as an occasionally entertaining debunking show where 99.9% of the time they had cool scientific reasons why everything was explainable.

    In a few short years, as SyFy has gotten more and more pathetic, they now obviously pander to the audience they know will eat it up. Skeptics won’t watch enough to bring in the ad dollars, and true believers won’t watch a debunker show because it attacks their belief system…

    So what do we have now? Same show. Same guys. Somehow now *everything* is “a REAL HAUNTING!” whereas just a few years ago *everything* was “a creaky pipe, house settling, a train passing by 2 miles away”, etc.

    If people need to believe this stuff more power to them, but recognize that these shows are commercial ventures that are clearly taking advantage of a target audience in pursuit of the almighty dollar no different than the latest T&A reality schlockfest pandering to teen libido.

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:15 am #

      oh I have to disagree. The show was not funny before. Now it is hilarious. I like the people that just walk in and “feel” a ghost. They are my favorite :)

  83. NoneOfYourBusiness March 23, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    Alright, now although you make a highly good point about the show & how it could possibly be fake. In my opinion i could believe that some of what they catch is fake, BUT i believe that at least half or 3/4 of the show is true stuff. Because they cant go randomnly into someones house who has a kid whos feeling threatened, etcc…And say ok well we will come into your house but were gunna pretend that we found stuff so we can get paid from tv. That would be totally ignorant on their behalf and if anyone found out the show would have been canceled a long time ago, i mean their are places where its small and they can easily hide behind a door, or someone in the opposite room knock. BUT the big places like eastern state penetentiary, stanley hotel, all the historical landmarks which for the most of them are in the top 10 haunted places in the world explain the exact same things they see and capture, and alot of the places they went to other people have went also and encountered the same thing. So i dont see how they can all be faking everything they see! Even people who have welfare cameras & a smal budget to investigate or whatever these people probably dont have the technology to cheat. Whatever i love ghost hunters and i truly believe what i see, doesnt mean cuz it plays on sci fi that its fake! Like ive said a million times maybe that was the only channel that wanted to pay them to play the show…The only thing that really grinds my gears is that it seems like theirs always dumbass investigators, for example brian, dustin, donna, etc… They should have loyal people, and people who wont lose things every thirty seconds or people who dont look like they lived on a farm all their life. Anyways whatever you said in here i can understand where your coming from, but it wont stop me from watching it. I love everything that has to do with the paranormal and alot of the places they go to i have donw research on them to see if their were any other groups such as them that have been to investigate these places, and in the end all the stories are much the same.

  84. Chris B April 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Let Me start by saying that I have Ghost Hunted with Jason and Grant at The Stanley in Colorado. When it is not filmed for TV.I will assure you that the Stanley hotel is very Haunted.The Evidence I have collected at the Stanley with and without Jason and Grant proves The Stanley by far is one of the most haunted sites I have ever hunted.
    Katie,The Dumb ass is YOU for trying to smear their names because you don’t understand or know the field .If you do know the field you should get out quick.For we do not need negative energy like you involved.When you die your ghost type will be more negative and evil like! Not a favorite spirit type in the world.Sorry your life may suck but karma will haunt you for all time.It is not easy to film 360 degrees with all devices at a haunted place.You get what you get and hope to have some evidence or a experience.If you don’t like Jason and Grant then stop watching. You only watch so you can write crap to make your self FAMOUS AND RICH.Watch out what you wish for.Your DEAD FAMILY IS WATCHING AND IS NOT PROUD OF YOU!!!
    If you want to believe rent out room 401 at the Stanley hotel and sleep there.The ghost may fallow you home.

    • Katie April 24, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

      What a stupid fucker you are. The fact that people keep coming back to a post that has been up for almost 3 years proves that I’m better at what I do than Jason or Grant or YOU (at whatever the hell any of you do). The fact that you make a point to suggest that my dead family wouldn’t be proud of me makes you a douchebag. If you have dead family, I hope they are forever trapped in eternal hellfire…how about that?

      For a minute I thought it might be professionally discourteous to bag on Ghost Hunters, but then I remembered that they fake results for television to keep people like you salivating for the next episode of, “Hey, did you hear that?” That’s all well and good because everyone needs to make a living, but don’t drag your bag of shit into MY blog and tell me I’m a dumbass. Now run along and listen to some artifact noise telling you to “get out” and get the hell out of my blog.

      Oh, and have a blessed and happy Easter.

      • Dave Smiling Coyote June 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

        Katie, that post was FUNNY! You are AWESOME at what you do! Please keep up the good wor-Oh my God! What was that?! Did you hear that?!

        • Katie June 19, 2013 at 11:05 am #

          Thanks, Dave!!! I appreciate that!

    • J Patrick Ohlde, Reviews Editor April 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

      Is English your second language Chris? I am just curious. Anyway, are you really going to sit there and claim that Katie is just out to get rich and famous while defending a show that is notorious for faking evidence for ratings? I am not sure what contest winning circumstances led to you investigating with Jason and Grant nor am I sure what evidence it is that you collected (although given your ineptitude at expressing thoughts through written word I certainly question the veracity of it) but if you were really any kind of insider in the field you would know better.

      But I will set aside the fakery for a minute, are you seriously defending faulty methodology and sloppy investigating by making excuses that people just can’t be bothered to do it properly? Seriously? If your methodology is really to just roll film and hope for the best then I am sorry but your evidence is going to be for shit.You should really get your own house in order before you start telling others how it is. Katie has her shit straight. You apparently don’t even know what your shit is supposed to be.

    • Mikal April 24, 2011 at 10:11 pm #

      “Katie,The Dumb ass is YOU for trying to smear their names because you don’t understand or know the field” – Actually, DUMB ASS, I’m positive she knows a hell of a lot more about the field than you EVER will! Do YOU have three books out with a fourth on the way? Katie’s first book (co-written with J. Patrick Ohlde, of course) is a best-seller – THREE years after it was published. When Katie walks into a room, people shut up because they want to hear what she has to say. She has given many presentations in Tucson and Phoenix – all personal invitations by people who are familiar with her work and want others to be familiar with her, too. Were YOU asked to be a guest speaker at The Jerome Grand event in July? No, I didn’t think so. But Katie was…as well as some friendly folks from Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Hunters Academy, and Reporter Chicks. Sounds to me like she’s in the mix with some pretty important and professional people. So you sit there with your dick in one hand and a bong in the other while we go and out and do some REAL investigating. Just keepin’ it real, yo! Peace.

      • Peter April 25, 2011 at 12:28 am #

        Mikal: What’s with the vulgarity, dude? The point you were making was just, it stood on it’s own. Do you really think the jab about his you-know-what and bong in his hands added anything? Then you add it with ‘Peace’, that gave me a laugh. Talk about keeping it real..lol.

        • Peter April 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

          Ditto to Katie. “Go lick your grandma?” “What a stupid fucker you are?”

          On one side you’re suggesting we speak to each other like grown ups and on the other you’re letting these zingers loose.

          Guys – whatever happened to intelligent argument?

          • Katie April 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

            Intelligent argument, in this case, disappeared the minute I was called a dumbass.

            • Peter April 25, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

              Katie – I’ve not written a book, but I could write one about how to let yourself get destroyed in a blog. If it’s any help, I have been a guest speaker at a few symposiums in my specific trade and I did basically screw myself and my company up from not handling a blog issue correctly.

              You let it get personal, and you shouldn’t do that! One thing we must keep in mind, everyone is due their opinion. As f’ed up as they may be, as rude as they may be, right or wrong is of no consequence here, only agree or disagree and at times this becomes a powerful emotion in people. it’s known as ego death, when someone has a strong emotional reaction to others who disagree with them. The most common human response to this is to get nasty back – and that’s when they get you.

              I’ve found too late its far better to let everyone say their piece and then counter that not by backlashing the emotion (read: attacks) they may have flung at you but more with facts that back up your point. Opinions can be argued, facts can’t.

              Otherwise you may win the battle of the moment – on this one blog for instance, but it’s the other 15 blogs the same people you’re arguing with here may now have said something damaging about you on that you have no idea about that gets you. If you feel you have nothing to lose by returning serve as it were and countering rude comments with the same then go for it. But think that over really carefully because once it’s out there, there’s no erasing it.

              Just something to think about… don’t shot the messenger, please!

              • Katie April 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

                You make valid points, and they are certainly something that I consider each time I write something. However, there are times when enough is enough. Fortunately, and perhaps only in my case, much of my professional reputation is built on my scathing commentary and bitter dialogue. I will absolutely allow for the fact that I said terrible, nasty things to Chris B, and I meant them.

                As he, I’m sure, meant the nasty remarks he made to me. I don’t know how far into the paranormal field you’ve ventured, Peter, but it has an inordinate disproportion of dipshits, and – subsequently – there are times when strong words are necessary to keep people in check. I have no fear of doing that. Don’t confuse my angry words with hatred. I wouldn’t hesitate to pull Chris B. from a burning vehicle and render aid, either.

                As many times as I have called people out on their crap, I have yet to meet the person whose life I wouldn’t save if called upon to do so. That – again – is just simply how I roll.

                • Peter April 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

                  I appreciate you realizing I was only trying to help. Thanks for that.

                  As far as the paranormal, my building is haunted. It’s not just me, there have been oodles of reports here. I’ve captured EVPs which mention my name, I’ve had things fly off shelves, I’ve have chairs move downstairs while I’m home – got one of those on tape. I have stills form a security camera that shows a small XMAS tree hurtling off a table top, I get knocks from inside the walls here almost daily and have had my dog go ape-shit at empty closets. I’ve even had ghost investigators out here to give me some validity. One crew got a bunch of evidence, one got zilch. I’d be happy to share some of the recorded evidence with you – but I would prefer not to do it on this open forum.

                  I’m not an expert by any means, but I have formed my own opinions, to wit:

                  1) I get irked when I hear people rattle of the apparent ‘rules of the afterlife’. Like : Oh, that’s demon, because…. that sort of stuff kinda bugs me. Not saying their not right, but I question what logic makes them right.

                  2) Those who use psychic abilities to validate the presence of something gives me pause. I am someone of an empathic myself, but I never trust feelings when it comes to the paranormal because my head can screw with me.

                  3) There is a general misuse of the word ‘energy’ in this field that bothers me.

                  4) One has to keep an very open mind to it all. This may mean it makes a disbeliever out of a believer or vice versa, or disproves something you may really want to be true. I think more times than not people seek evidence that proves their own predetermined beliefs. Ghosts are real and they find evidence that proves that. It’s all nonsense and they find evidence that supports that as well. To avoid this, you have to keep an open mind and when you look for evidence, do that in a manner which supports the thing you’re trying to prove sufficiently. In short – good science.

                  5) It’s not fishing. A lot of times, more times than not, you’ll get no results. Therefore conclusions can’t be drawn without extensive investigation.

                  5) There is something to all this and it’s real and although modern tools can be used to give us indication of evidence, I don’t think anyone has the answers. I actually have a hunch (no evidence of this just a gut feeling and therefore not to be trusted lol), I don’t think the spirits have a clue on how it all works, either.

                  4) Realizing that there’s something to this has given me no more reason to accept organized religion than I had before.

                  OK, lemme have it lol….

                • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:23 am #

                  Well I have met some I would not pull from burning cars but I process crime scenes where I pick the teeth off the floor of beaten children. I would not pull the child molestor/killer from a burning car. I guess that was random sorry

              • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:32 am #

                @Peter

                Its the internet soldier. Putting your weapon down and claiming the war is the very problem will get you killed by the moron with the AK-47. lol fighting on the internet can be fun if you are atrategic about it. I learned long ago that if a blog is something to waste my unvaluable free time on than why not have fun. Once someone started insulting me in a blog and I kept responding to him in a different language. He got so frustrated. It was funny. The high road is the best road but since its far less traveled, its far less entertaining. Ha I love you

                • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:33 am #

                  strategic….not atregic. I do like the sound of the word atregic though

                • Peter June 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

                  Along the lines of you purposely taunting on blogs, I knew a guy who responded to one of those “I’ve just inherited a large sun of money in Africa” emails, and egged these guys on for month until it was at the point where they were actually expecting him to arrive in 10 or so days. This guy then took a picture of his girlfriend in a bathtub, painted every inch of her which was showing above the waterline with a dull grey makeup, added a little blood covering, sent it to them saying he had just murdered his girlfriend and he’s got t get out of the country fast will be there a week ahead of schedule and he never heard back from them. He posted a link of the picture. It was on a musical instrument blog called Analog Heaven. f;ing brilliant.

                  Anyway… GHOST ADVENTURES SEASON FIVE ROOOOCKS. I dig the way they’re editing in tension at the end of the shows now with the quick cuts between Zack, Aaron and Nick when they’re off by themselves. The Sacto Tunnels and Slave House episodes were great

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:17 am #

      negative energy ha ha ha ha ha………….ha ha….I love you people

    • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:26 am #

      hey you met jason and grant? they are two of my favorite actors. Lucky!!

      • Peter June 9, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

        the thing about Jason… the bald one., i think he’s jason, right? I listened to a radio show they were on he’s really kind of funny when he lightens the f up when…. he’s….not….on…..the…..show….where ….he’s… about…as…entertaining…as…a…carrot

  85. Chris B April 21, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Are T.A.P.S. and The Ghost Hunters full of S.H.I.T?
    Katie and this is not an insult?
    You should quit writing

    • Katie April 24, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

      Are you asking me or telling me? You should go lick your Grandma.

    • J Patrick Ohlde, Reviews Editor April 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

      So are you saying that she is definitely insulting them by asking the question or based on the content of the article? It sounds very much like you are just reading the headline and deciding it is insulting which is interesting because it is a question as opposed to a statement of fact. T.A.P.S. and the Ghost Hunters are full of S.H.I.T. would be an insult unless S.H.I.T stands for Shiny Happy Interesting & Talented, but asking the question isn’t an insult in and of itself.You have written three short sentences, or more to the point two short sentences and a fragment devoid of punctuation, and you have managed to make no sense whatsoever except for that last bit which I think is a fairly valid suggestion to you.

      And you know what else? So what if it IS insulting. Katie can express whatever opinion she wants. Whether you agree or not, she can say whatever she feels like. I am very sorry to break it to you that you are not the final arbiter on what opinions are expressed on the internet but given that you have failed completely to properly convey simple thoughts in a comments section I would like to thank god for that.

  86. Mikal April 24, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Oh, and here’s something else for you to read while you’re jacking off to Roto Rooter commercials…

    http://katiemullaly.com/bitch-please/

  87. Mikal April 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Intelligent argument? Did you read Chris B’s comment? He said nasty and hurtful things to Katie, based exclusively on this one blog – that she wrote THREE years ago! He knows absolutely nothing about her and yet he wants to judge her and call her out. So when it comes to assholes like him, it’s no holds barred baby.

    • Peter April 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

      Quoting possibly the ONLY thing Richard Nixon said that made any sense:

      “Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

  88. Mikal April 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    Also…has NOBODY read the follow-up comment that she posted?

    *Author’s note: When I wrote this article nearly two years ago, I – admittedly, and through the benefit of hindsight – was really having a chronic case of “sour grapes.” My opinion of paranormal research has been evolving as I have started to realize that, ultimately, they’re just people trying to be successful at what they do. Just like me. However, I will not delete this post because I think it is important to the full gestalt of my own evolution as a researcher. I will never deny having had these opinions at one time, but I no longer have the rage that I had, nor do I feel that their contributions are any less important than mine, although we may approach it from different angles. Jason and Grant, keep on keepin’ on.*

  89. Peter April 25, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    Quoting possibly the ONLY thing Richard Nixon said that made any sense:

    “Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.”

    • Katie April 25, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

      Intelligent argument is a fine thing. Hateful and stupid insults are something else entirely. I can do both with equal finesse. It’s my blog and I can respond as I see fit, as I have done. I am not destroying myself. I love me. I’m awesome. I’ve actually accomplished something that gives me a platform to respond to jackholes like Chris B. Your comment does not fall on deaf ears, Peter, but I can and will roll in any direction I like. Bottom line, if you wanna talk shit to and about me, be prepared to eat two scoops of it, yourself. That applies to everyone.

      Peace out.

      • MagneticPowder April 30, 2011 at 3:19 am #

        Hey Katie,
        the guy who used the word “cunt” a million times was great. I bet he has a loving wife and some wonderful daughters……lol I sure hope you find the humor in most of this

        • Mikal May 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

          @MagneticPower: I think you’re awesome…love your humor! We need more of that around here…too many serious people taking too many things – seriously. :)

          • MagneticPowder May 3, 2011 at 2:50 am #

            Thanks Mikal!!!! if you can’t laugh then life sucks.

    • Katie April 25, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

      Okay, for some reason there is no “reply” button underneath your comment about your opinions of the paranormal, et al. Frankly, I agree with most of what you say. I’m a bit worn down on “reality tv” style ghost shows across the board although, again, they ARE entertaining and I can see the appeal for people who wish to be entertained. I am partial to the anecdotal phenomenological aspect of investigation. I don’t want people taking a truckload of electronica into a place, just to show that things will bleep and bloop and light up because of ghosts…

      Just tell me a good ghost story and let me enjoy it.

      • MagneticPowder May 3, 2011 at 2:51 am #

        @Katie
        How do I let people reply to me or not to reply to me. I am internet stupid

    • MagneticPowder May 3, 2011 at 2:55 am #

      @ Peter
      Richard Nixon said that? I guess he would have to think that way since a crap ton of people hated him lol

  90. manny ghost finder April 30, 2011 at 6:42 am #

    i see they want to protect little kids from ghosts. i see that the living hurt kids sexually abuse kids more and thse jerks think ghosts can hurt people. they and the people who watch these guy s get paid big bucks to travel around and talk shit to empty rooms should go kiss a ghost ass.

    • MagneticPowder May 3, 2011 at 2:58 am #

      I watch them for comedy hour. Lighten up. I process the crime scenes of those little kids. Thier killers will face justice whether its this life or the next or both.

      PS HOT ENOUGH FOR YA OSAM BIN BYE BYE

      • MagneticPowder May 3, 2011 at 2:59 am #

        I always typo the most improtant word.

        REDO: HOT ENOUGH FOR YA OSAMA BIN BYE BYE
        JI HA HA HA HA HA

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  92. screw machine parts June 9, 2011 at 5:30 am #

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  93. Ingrid June 29, 2011 at 12:59 am #

    Health is interested in paranormal phenomena and I believe in that something similar happened to us before we see the door clearly cue ball we thought it was a grandma and grandma was not asleep then she opened the door and we watched it on us for about 4 minutes or we could not move and then I saw it as a de towards the toilet I saw it as it melts was the ghost who do not know until now

    • Peter G June 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

      Periods my dear,periods lol!

  94. Ingrid June 30, 2011 at 4:46 am #

    I would like to have direct contact TAPS at the men’s transmitter has to write to please anyone contact them? please

  95. Peter Grenader August 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm #

    Hello my fellow paranormal peeps. Hello to Katie, hope you’re doing well.

    After months of inactivity, I was pulled out of my sleep last night at the stroke of midnight (yikes) by my dog, once again barking feverishly at the closet. Him scaring the b-jesus out of me, I decided to stay awake and document a lot of the stuff that’s gone down here and I pass that link to you.

    enjoy (or not):

    http://www.ear-group.net/ghostly.html

  96. bettypinup4 November 1, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    I was a big fan of Ghost Hunters when one night I was watching a episode from 2010 when one witness I recognized was a soap actress on As The World Turns, and she did an episode on Seinfeld as Jerry’s girlfriend. That’s when I knew it was fake. The flashlight thing that they do a couple of years ago we had a flashlight like the one they use on the show and it did the same thing. My niece didn’t turn it off all the way and it kept turn on and off until my brother took a look at it and he fixed it. So now I don’t watch it very disappointed, but oh well life goes on! It’s a shame. What can u do???

  97. devin November 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    Are you serious. Look, I don’t get u guys, you never have anything. I’ve watched ur show many times, even the live halloween broadcast; what is going on? All I get from ur “ghost hunt” is maybe something u may see or vocal slurs that u all put words to and now u have a trained ghost hunting dog, give me a freak’n break. Look, when I was 21 my parents rented this manson in Baltimore till our house was done. The rent vwas only $500.month for a huge manson on 60 acres w. Lawncare people added, even a maid (my mom refused the maid unfortunately). We asked why so low priced rent, then the broker replied, “It is haunted”; my reply whatever!. So, we lived in this manson for 1&1/2 years; In this time I have experienced amazing things. Now, I never ever believed in ghost not even angels, I was like “Bullshit!” This is what I experienced, not in one night, throughout, but, throughout the 1&1/2. I took my non-ghost hunting dog out for a walk around some of the grounds, when I saw this dark shadow figure of a man holding his hat and briefcase against a fearce wind; (*note: it was a calm sunny day) crossing my path then he just disappeared. My dog was so fixed on this shadow and cried loudly the whole time he passed us, shaking violently. When I went in the house, my sister said, “Did u see that?”, I said “What?”, she stated that she saw exactly what I saw. There was a time when my sister & I were by ourselves on New Years. My sister went out to get party stuff. Whlie she was gone I looked out the window and saw this old model-t ford coming up the road (*note: the only entrance & exit to our place) then stopped in the back of our house; inwhich, two women in flapper outfits & two guys in black tuxedos & tails; along with two beautiful afgan dogs, proceed to exit the vehicle. They went down a small path for only 2 minutes, they returned then re-entered the car & drove back down the road toward exiting the property. A second later my sister came up the road. When she got out of the car, I came down to help her with the food and asked her, excitedly, what she thought of the people in the party outfits. My sister replied to my question with, “What people?”. She proceeded to tell me she saw no one entering the property, nor did she pass anyone on the way up; she had to have seen them! There was no one there. Then there was the dog that kept distracting my dog’s puppies from peeing. I was taking the pups out to pee, when a dog came up to us making my pups pull on their leashes & whimper, trying to sniff this dog. To no avail I took my pups back in the house & told my mom, “I have to shoo this dog away before I can take them back out to finish peeing”. I went back out, the dog was still there by a fence. I knelt down to pet it when I realized it glowed; plus, you could see the fence & grass through it. I was talking to it trying to get closer, then just when I got close enough to pet it, it turned toward the fence & jumped through one of the boards in the fence but did not go out the other end onto the field; it just disappeared into the fence. There were time when I was by myself & could hear a party going on in the living room. People were talking (really talking) & I could smell cigar smoke & hear music (it was old time music). These are but a few highlights of what I experienced. Now remember this was thoughout a 1& 1/2, not in one night, like you all preceive. Oh, and my dogs didn’t even have to be trained to hunt ghost; I guess they were just naturals.

  98. 愛鄰搬家 January 23, 2012 at 9:56 am #

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    • Casper February 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

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  99. Were you drunk?.... March 13, 2012 at 1:43 pm #

    OK lisen up, I don’t care what you think, I have met them in person and fully believe that they are true. Were you are the investigations…NO… Did you go over the videos and audio…NO… So shut up and get over your self. Thousands of rumors about TV shows, celeberties… Are more than half of the time not true! They talked about how they do not have all coverage over what goes on the Sci-Fi Network. You are really believing a bunch of bull that you need to get over, I have had paranomal experiences and you are making them sound like idiots and they are a huge part of the paranomal world which insults me and others also. I would advise you to get over your self and get of you lazy a.s.s. and go outside of something and get off the tv and computer because thats where everyones getting this bull from.

    • Peter March 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

      Yourself is one word. Just sayin’

    • Antonietta May 23, 2013 at 1:31 pm #

      Your grammar is poorly constructed. An F for you!

    • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

      You met them in person its seems maybe you were sucking their cocks also just saying

  100. joe smith March 29, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    Wow all I have to say is you guys be leave what you want think its fake but let the ones who don’t think its fake keep doing it……and old saying goes options are like a$$holes everyone has one

    • Peter March 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      Ah…. Believe is also one word. Just sayin’

      • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

        And WTF is options? LOL did he mean Opinions LOL LOL or maybe not maybe i am wrong LOL not likely

  101. Martin April 8, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    As a student journalist, the paranormal field and everything associated with it is pretty much bullshit.

    • PETER GRENADER July 23, 2012 at 9:40 am #

      Martin, that’s the beauty of being a student: You’re still learning.

      The people who have experienced this stuff (me included) mostly do not pretend to understand the how’s and why’s behind it all. Neither should the poeple who haven’t yet (that means you).

      ALl I can tell Martin is while 99. 9999 (carry out the nines until you are bored doing so) of these instances can be explained. But there will be a time when something may happen to you that cannot be explained away. I’m not talking goose bumps or feelings of being watched, I’m talking manifestations that effect the physical world in some way that there’s just no explanation for.

      Until this happens to you, try to refrain from making judgment.

      If it’s any consolation, I views where like yours until it happened to me personally:

      http://www.ear-group.net/ghostly.html

      peace,

      - P

      • quantum flux September 11, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

        every person like you claims they were “once a skeptic, but now BELIEVE!” And I am sure that you truly do believe that you experienced things that are *beyond explanation*

        If a primitive tribe saw a helicopter land they would worship it as a god.

        You claim that you have experienced *physical manifestations that cannot be denied!!!!” Everyone like you claims this. Yet there is no proof at all. Sometimes there is easily debunked, grainy, video like on the ATM machine $y$cam shows, but thats about as good as it gets.

        Maybe its a govt conspiracy eh? “They” dont want “us” to KNOW, so they DESTROY the evidence! Or maybe the aliens know that the ghosts will ultimately defeat them, so they make sure most of us stay in denial.

        OR… maybe its all in your head and the heads of those who “believe”. Thousands of years ago a man talked to a burning bush and now there are wars over it. Hundred of years ago people would SWEAR on their MOTHER they made love to a mermaid. Today people claim that GHOSTS and DEMONS truly walk but only THEY have seen. Its 10,000BC all over again. We are just our minds. If we convince ourselves of something we will 100% believe it to be real. Denial is a powerful force to. The lengths that people will go to to feel “special” should *never* be underestimated. 99% of this is nothing more than the “one that got away!” 50lb trout story, the other 1% is deliberate hoax for attention and money like $y$cam

        Hopefully someday the human race will evolve beyond the need for this pathetic crutch (belief that there *must* be “more” because somehow the beauty of *normal life* is just NOT enough)

        Until then none of us can ever know the truth since when we die, we will simply fall into the jaws of oblivion. If not, Ill happily admit I was wrong as we push bottles off of old chairs for TAPs season 100.

  102. shazz June 15, 2012 at 12:49 am #

    The show is ok, you don’t have to watch it if you don’t like it,, the only one who drives me dotty is the big guy who will not fly ,cannot remember his name, he has so many “phobias” he makes me feel paranoid, I think the show thinks they all have a degree ,it is just a hobby guys that you are probably well paid for…

  103. johnny tesar June 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    These guys suck so bad…i mean not only are the burn outs and dopeheads, They wouldnt know how to investigate real ghosts…if they were to bit bitten in the nuts by one. Actually suprised the sy fy still has your lame asses on.

  104. Shannon and James July 23, 2012 at 7:41 am #

    My husband and I live in RI. This is where T.A.P.S. is located. Our cousin in law had a friend who worked for them, and told us of some good spots to go researching ourselves. We went to a cemetery that was the top one listed by this friend. Gosh I think it was back in 2006 or 2007. My husband James, his cousin Billy, his gf, and I all set out one night to this place, only armed with two video cameras and two cameras. We fully charged them beforehand, I have to point out. Well we have all had things that happened to us or around us in our lives that made us all interested in “ghost hunting”. Anyway, we went about recording, Rachel and I, while the boys took pictures. We were talking to the “ghosts” trying to get them to say something. My camera died out in less than 5 minutes, which never happend before that night or since. So my ability to record what was happening was severely limited. Anyway, we ended the night after a few hours, went home and I started to review the video I shot. Now my nightvision was useless, all you can really get from it is audio. Well, around the 3 minute 13s mark, you can hear Rachel asking the ghosts names, then you can hear me ask ” Is there anything anyone has to tell us” and I remember having a feeling to just shut up, and give time for the video to “listen”. This is when a voice, that belongs to none of us, clearly male says something in a language we cannot make out. The chills that still run down my spine just thinking about it. We also got countless orbs of various sizes and colors in just about every picture we took. I would love to go back there again, I never had so much fun. I am sure some of what they find on the tv show is falsified or made up for tv ratin purposes. However, what they are doing is legitimate, and I believe they are really trying to help people get some answers or at least a better understanding of what is going on around them. I now know that there is in fact more to this world than we all currently understand. The place was Rockland Cemetery, and reports have been that it was a Native American Burial ground or that damage was done to a Native burial ground and the graves were moved there. Either way, I think the dude in our video was saying something in Native tongue, because it sounds like their language to me.

    • Beside Myself July 23, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      This is why I call this a whopping can of poop. IF what you are saying is true, then why have you not had the voice analyzed and see who could translate this? Just a yarn to support the Ghost Hunters………next?

      • PETER GRENADER July 23, 2012 at 9:33 am #

        Beside Myself:

        That’s a bit harsh, don’t ya think? You have no proof of what you’re saying is true and (just my $.02), there are better ways to make what was a valid point. It’s called diplomacy.

        Shannon and James:

        Can you post these files somewhere and list the link so we can hear them? Possibly there’s someone here who could assist you in translation

        Beside Myself (again):

        see above :)

  105. Sean Jones July 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    Yes they are very much full of shit!!! They are right now at this moment 7/24/2012 at 9:45pm CT shooting a show right now to my apartment here in Joliet, IL at the Rialto Theater. Where all the shows and performances of people that come to Joliet, IL performs

  106. gigi July 25, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    I don’t know if ghosts are real or not but if I remember my middle school science
    the Law of Conservation of energy states that energy is neither created nor destroyed it just changes form. Well, if we are made of energy or we emit our own energy then what happens to this energy when we die? According to the Law of Conservation of Energy our energy is not destroyed after we die – what happens to it? Ghost?

  107. jade ross July 26, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    @author of article..
    You’ve written an article that wasn’t needed to be written,, the majority of people aren’t retards, most of us know these kind of shows are fake or full of it. but thanks for informing the 25% of the population that are retarded

    • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

      Ahhhhhhhhh only 25% of people are retarded someones been eating retard sandwiches 75% or more of people are stupid as fuck ill take the pepsi challenge on that any day

  108. Antonietta August 12, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    The fake series is turning into the Jerry Springer show! Steve and Tango scream like girls when a bug or a rodent gets in their way. Oh and the girls on the show belong on the Jerry Springer show. They giggle and kiss the bald headed guy’s ( forgot his name) ass from his stupid jokes and pranks. I just happen to surf the channels and accidentally glimpse at the ridiculous syfi series. I had to watch a little bit of it that day for humorous reasons. What a soap opera!!

  109. kay lee August 21, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Everyone has there opinions and as much as this programme could be fake , i think its good for entertainment. Its kinda funny seeing someone get scared over nothing sometimes. I’m not saying i like or hate the programme, i just think maybe there could be something to the paranormal…..even if there was..

    Were never going to find out until were dead….there’s just no way of proving it 100%. I really enjoy the subject. Like ghosts. Because it something that could happen after death. So i like watching stuff about ghosts to see if maybe there is something out there.

    So it does annoy me when a lot of programmes end up being said to be fake. But one thing that annoys me most is people who think those who believe or are intrested in ghosts are crazy or stupid. They shouldnt have the right to call believers horrible things. They have there reasons to why they hate it and belivers have theres. They purley have an intrest in them.

    Who said you have to see something to belive it?

  110. Mike R August 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Perhaps Ghost Hunters should hire a special effects guy to set up some dramatic gags. Perhaps a witch on a broom , vampires, werewolves and the devil himself. Or even, bring in one of the phony TV Psychics that are on the rest of these ridiculous shows. As it stands, Ghost Hunters is boring and full of crap.

    • corbin July 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

      LOL agreed

  111. Tayvin Knight September 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    I can’t even believe this up for debate??? It’s entertainment and nothing more!

    • Antonietta September 10, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

      Same crap, different day on Ghost Hunters wanna be Jerry Springer show crap! Nothing new, nothing original! Same old shit in a toilet! I hope it goes down the toilet soon because there are better paranormal shows to watch.

    • corbin July 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

      Hmm it would actually have to be entertaining to qualify

  112. Kenny Dailey September 21, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    I have been on ghost hunters before and I have been truch and I have seen stuff that will feak u out

  113. heather October 3, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I’d rather watch TAPS any day rather than watching some jersey shore crap or some some honey boo boo that needs her rear end beat. Ghost Hunters is entertaining. At least they are not drunken idiots or bad lil kids. They are people who entertain and love what they do. I have been a fan of the show since 2008. No sense in all the cussing ans degrading. You wouldn’t like if people acted that way toward you. Just saying

  114. J. Dixon January 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    My problem with Ghosthunters is that it gives Science a bad name. It perpetuates belief in the supernatural and religion. Any wild feeling they get, anything they Think they see, any spike in a meter’s reading–”It’s a Ghost!”
    And their EVP playback–it’s a Game of taking some extraneous noise, slowing it down or speeding ir up or Whatever to try and make “speech” out of it. And guessing. Word-Search with Sound!
    None of these guys go for repeating their investigations the next night or Day for that matter. They don’t want Repeatable results, they want a one-shot mystery tour.
    As for their ultimate unexplained “evidence” – much of it can be explained by the ultimate “ghost” which haunts old houses: mice!

  115. Toni February 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Ghost Hunters have rigged many investigations. There’s proof on YouTube. Have you done research on how fake T.A.P.S. is? Yes they get paid fooling people like you. It’s sad you believe such crap by these egotistic jerks. They’ll do anything to get their ratings up by staging episodes. I’m sure you worship the ground they work on. I do believe in a true and accurate investigation by other groups. Out of respect for the deceased I’d rather call them spirits rather than ghosts. I find it rude when people display them as ghosts. It’s very ignorant behavior and primitive when people like you entertain yourselfs with the word ghosts. Like I said before do your research on T.A.P.S.

  116. Ibelieve April 7, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Until u have a personal experience like i have had, u cannot begin to understand. and u never will. there is such a thing as the after life, and such a thing as spirits.. I agree that alot of wat happens on ghost hunters is most likely fabricated for dramatic effect, its tv after all, but they do know wat they’re doing, and some of it is actually real. as i said, until u have a personal experience, how can u judge wats real and wats not? T.A.P.S has offices all over the world, but just because this one particular office has made a show out of it, u pick on them. people do tend to pick on things they dont understand. All else aside, if nothing more, the show is still entertaining regardless of whether its real or not. quit yur whining all of u.

  117. Katie May 14, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    I can’t believe this thread is still getting comments. I love it! Patrick and I have a new book that covers just this kind of BS in the paranormal! It’s called Paranormal Pandemic!

    http://www.amazon.com/Paranormal-Pandemic-Katie-Mullaly/dp/098389146X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368571729&sr=8-1&keywords=paranormal+pandemic

    Also available on Kindle!!

    • Antonietta May 23, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

      Amazing book!!!!

  118. Katie May 14, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Also, I’m still posting snarky stuff at my own site: http://www.katiemullaly.com

    Come visit and subscribe!!

    • Antonietta May 23, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      I will be there!!!

  119. Nozmo King June 1, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    “Ghost Hunters” is noting more than a profitable collaboration between TV producers and a couple of very fortunate “entrepreneurs” (I use the term very loosely). You don’t joke around in a disrespectful manner or play practical jokes on each other while investigating paranormal activity. Their methods, attitudes and acting skills are completely fraudulent.

  120. Dave Smiling Coyote June 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I don’t think anyone believes in ghost until they see one.. It’s just the way it works..

    • Antonietta June 19, 2013 at 11:32 am #

      Dave, you don’t have to necessarily believe in ghosts after watching a Ghost Hunter episode. T.A.P.S. is an unprofessional group, profiting on bogus evidence. I believe there are unworldly encounters in which people have solid proof but GH’s isn’t one of them. They mock and joke with each other making money from ignorant and blindsided fans who keep the show on the air. If every fan says the show is false then T.A.P.S. has no power to keep the show going. It’s troubling to know what a sham GH’s is doing to fan’s minds. Brainwashing fans and creating make believe spoofs is ridiculous!! Ghost Hunters is a cult and fans are sadly being tricked.

  121. corbin July 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm #

    Lets face it TV is taking a PISS out of its viewers they treat people like idiots and most of them are mind you but we are to blame as long as we keep watching this shit they will keep feeding it to us people need to get together and say no more until then enjoy your shit sandwiches LOL

  122. Antonietta July 20, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    I am so glad all the GH’s fans displayed their stupidity on this blog for all to see. You are the ignorant fans who watch the false show! Congratulations!! This blog has turned into the Jerry Springer show. Get an education GH fans! Use common sense GH fans and stop sleepwalking thru life.

  123. WSK65 June 10, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    @Katie

    Hello my dear :)

    Okay, you’ve wrote this 6 years ago, but I still wanted to write something about it.
    I want to answer your question if Taps and Ghost Hunters are full of S.H.I.T.
    Answer: Of course they are! :D

    Look, I come from Berlin/Germany and the TV series Ghost Hunters was shown here on a TV channel, which not really much people watch and after only 2 Seasons they took it from air.
    It seems that Germans are much smarter than the people from the U.S. ;) (JOKING!!!) We know right away (at least after 2 Seasons) if someone is trying to kidd us. And how many seasons of this crap do you have now? 8? 10? I don’t know. I feel sorry for the U.S. citizens, because you have this S.H.I.T. on TV and Jason makes his money with the stupidity of people, because they believe in this fake stuff.

    Peace to you Katie and it was a pleasure to read your article. :) And btw. you are an amazing person!

    Sorry for my poor English, but nobody’s perfect, right? ;)

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