Anyone watch Ghost Adventures? Do you believe in ghosts?

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    Sep 12, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    There seems to be a marathon going on right now on the Travel Channel. Have you watched that show? What do you think? How does it compare to other ghost-huntin' shows? (for lack of a better word). What was one of the scariest episodes or moment for you that you have watched? For those that don't know about the show, here's the link to wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Adventures
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    Sep 12, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    I have watched quite a number of programs relating to the supernatural, especially Most Haunted where the team spends the night in a reputedly haunted location and try to communicate to the ghosts there by calling out phrases like,
    "If you are here, please reveal yourself by tapping on this table/opening this door/making a noise/make yourself visible/any other way - please reveal yourself now...
    Often a noise is heard and the team member cries out, "What was that??" or another member suddenly scream and makes a run for it after seeing "something" at the corridor or room. They often come out with temperature changes, especially a local "cold spot."
    Unfortunately, none of these things had convinced me of any paranormal entities. This I felt more when a report of something visible was seen - yet was never captured on camera. Furthermore, the team has confessed to hoax. It is easy to to drop an object, such as a stone, well away from the camera but within easy earshot. It is just as easy to scream and run away from "nothing" as of course, they failed to capture on film. As for temperature changes, smells, being touched or floorboard vibrations, we have nothing but to take their word for it.
    The most "genuine" paranormal activity was at a haunted office, with modern computers, internet site and so on. A camera was installed, which captured a chair moving slowly by itself. Yea, it was scary. Unfortunately, only the upper part of the backrest was visible above the desk. After it stopped moving, the team tried to "prove" the genuineness of the activity by showing us that nothing was attached to any of the chair legs. But I did glimpse at what looks like a telephone cable looped around one of the legs. Another con trick played by someone not in the room.

    I personally believe in the supernatural, and of genuine paranormal activity. But just about all these "Paranormal Research" programs has failed dismally to satisfy.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:18 AM GMT
    From what I understand the show "Ghost Hunters" on Syfy Channel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Hunters has more of a focus on debunking ghosts ...

    Not that this matters regarding the topic of whether ghosts are real but Zak & Nick of Ghost Adventures are two hotties ... it certainly doesn't hurt the appeal of the show ;-) Zak is like the most muscular ghost show hunter I've seen and he always wears these tight shirts to show it LOL.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:26 AM GMT
    I have a ghost story:

    When I was about 12yo, me and one of my friends were in the family room (basement) watching a show on TV. While sitting in the dark with the only light coming from the TV, I noticed what appeared to be a lit cigarette "cherry" moving along a short wall that divided the family room from the hallway that leads to the laundry room.

    I hadn't noticed the door to the family open, but I assumed the lit cigarette belonged to my mom, as she is the only person in the house who smokes. I said "hi mom" and the cherry suddenly stopped, I said "hi" again and it just dropped straight down, as if someone was ducking out of sight. At that point I thought it must be my sister, who I assumed was fucking around with me, so I said, "cut it out Lynn" and walked over and turned the light on. There was nothing there and nobody else in the room.

    My friend, who comes from a pretty religious family, was freaked out and he took off and went home.

    It was weird, never had anything like that happen before or since.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:30 AM GMT
    I don't know if it's good or bad but I have absolutely zero belief in anything paranormal of any sort. I don't have the slightest belief in ghosts, angels, demons, spirits, haunting or possessions. I respect people who do, but kind of want to fall asleep when a conversation turns to people telling their experiences with ghosts.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    My BF watches that show. It's like porn to him, I swear I hear him squeal about how hot the host is every three minutes while it's on.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
    Ghosts are afraid of me for some reason.
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:33 AM GMT
    ha! I have it on right now. The roomie and I always wonder how much money goes into his overly tight t shirts. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    i believe in all that, but they make their show look lame. too much of being scared for no reason, and "OMG OMG WHAT IS THAT?!!!!"
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:51 AM GMT
    KRISCROS20 saidi believe in all that, but they make their show look lame. too much of being scared for no reason, and "OMG OMG WHAT IS THAT?!!!!"


    This is the same reason i can not take the show serious.....but still fun to watch.
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:39 AM GMT
    JockChefJim saidha! I have it on right now. The roomie and I always wonder how much money goes into his overly tight t shirts. icon_razz.gif


    Funny, I was JUST wondering how much Zak makes ... LOL
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    KRISCROS20 saidi believe in all that, but they make their show look lame. too much of being scared for no reason, and "OMG OMG WHAT IS THAT?!!!!"


    that's usually aaron ... he's the least attractive of the three ghost hunters on that show ... coincedence? I think not ;-) LOL
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidI don't know if it's good or bad but I have absolutely zero belief in anything paranormal of any sort. I don't have the slightest belief in ghosts, angels, demons, spirits, haunting or possessions. I respect people who do, but kind of want to fall asleep when a conversation turns to people telling their experiences with ghosts.


    well supposedly ghosts don't bother people that don't believe in them so you're good either way...
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:46 AM GMT
    sdgman saidI have a ghost story:

    When I was about 12yo, me and one of my friends were in the family room (basement) watching a show on TV. While sitting in the dark with the only light coming from the TV, I noticed what appeared to be a lit cigarette "cherry" moving along a short wall that divided the family room from the hallway that leads to the laundry room.

    I hadn't noticed the door to the family open, but I assumed the lit cigarette belonged to my mom, as she is the only person in the house who smokes. I said "hi mom" and the cherry suddenly stopped, I said "hi" again and it just dropped straight down, as if someone was ducking out of sight. At that point I thought it must be my sister, who I assumed was fucking around with me, so I said, "cut it out Lynn" and walked over and turned the light on. There was nothing there and nobody else in the room.

    My friend, who comes from a pretty religious family, was freaked out and he took off and went home.

    It was weird, never had anything like that happen before or since.


    You know, I have ghost stories from when I was kid too; but maybe that's point? when you're a kid you're mos susceptible? or maybe more open to attacks from the paranormal? who knows ... but I do remember two instances that freaked me out when I was kid and I still remember them even now...
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:49 AM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidGhosts are afraid of me for some reason.


    YO can I CRUCIFY you and hang an idol of you above my door?

    me very superstitious icon_biggrin.gif
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Sep 13, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    I've watched it a few times.... usually on boring Friday nights. I recall watching one episode where one of the guys was "possessed" by a murderer??? I think that was an episode about a Utah/Nevada town. It was one of the more 'entertaining' episodes. I used to watch Ghost Hunters on the Sci Fi Channel all the time in college.

    I am more of a skeptical person, but I don't discount the possibility. I'd have to be in a "haunted" house or some situation in which I can't find an explanation in order for me to be a legit 'believer'. My brother and sister call me "Scully." I'm no fun on Halloween. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    lol of course i believe in ghosts.. doesnt eveyone? what do you think is the thing that is animating your body if you dont?... molecules? All the molecules in your body are replaced after 12 years due to breathing and eating... your still the same person, well thats your ghost, its YOU

    THe question is more like, does your ghost hang around after the body dies? i personally think nothing "disappears" it just changes... but what into is a mystery...

    though Ive had experiences of hearing ghosts speak to me, especially near to when I fall asleep... once I kne the perso in question and told their family and the family, some believed it was th person, because the information fit for eveyone... some thought I was making it up due to things I knew about the family before...

    LOL, LIKE WHY IN HELL WOULD I GO MAKE UP STUFF AND TELL YOU BITCH?? Do you think I care enough about you to want to torture you with information I get from your purported loved one's "ghost"??

    PULLLEEASE

    People make me sick sometimes UGH sorry Im offended now

    Anyways, thats happened a few times, but mostly I dont consider it convincing, I just hear what I hear, I have no idea where it comes from, I dont care, they just come to me, I dont pursue them, more oftn than not I tell them to go away

    Similar things Ive heard happened in Vietnam, a woman would hear ghosts of soldiers tell her exactly where their bodies were... they would often indeed find bodies there, with war regalia and even name tags showing the woman had heard correctly

    Well as long as it gives peace to the living and the dead, Im happy for all

    peace to all
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    Fearthefall saidMy BF watches that show. It's like porn to him, I swear I hear him squeal about how hot the host is every three minutes while it's on.


    most people like Zak cause he's all buff; but I personally have the hots for Nick; both of them are straight so it doesn't matter in the end I guess but Nick just has such a look of next-door-guy that I can't help but feel attracted to him ...God help me... LOL ...
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:12 AM GMT
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    Ciarsolo saidI don't know if it's good or bad but I have absolutely zero belief in anything paranormal of any sort. I don't have the slightest belief in ghosts, angels, demons, spirits, haunting or possessions. I respect people who do, but kind of want to fall asleep when a conversation turns to people telling their experiences with ghosts.


    well supposedly ghosts don't bother people that don't believe in them so you're good either way...


    in the same way that gods dont talk to people who dont believe in them....icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:36 AM GMT
    Up until a year ago I was terribly afraid of ghosts. I couldn't watch that show or anything else like it...all my life! But, I have been having some counseling...group therapy for other reasons. In addition to fear of ghosts, all my life I had scary nightmares...never had a pleasant dream, ever! Learned that all of life long nightmares were from post tramatic stress syndrome.

    On 04/23/2009 at 3:00 in the morning, I had a horrific nightmare. In the dream I was being beaten to death by my father because I was refusing to let him fuck me. I had repressed all of that into the back of my head until it came out in a nightmare. My fucking father was the scary nightmarish ghost.

    I have been going through a major healing process ever since that revelation. And I have not had a nightmare since 04/23/2009. Do I believe in ghosts?...No! Do I believe that a fearful fucking monster of a man can come into your room in the middle of the night and hurt you? YES!

  • Sep 13, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    i dont know about ghost hunters, but i cant stop watching "supernatural" on the cw. those guys are just way too hott
  • BardBear

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    Sep 13, 2010 9:49 AM GMT
    All three are hot, from my standpoint. Yeah, even Aaron in his own bearish way. Woof!

    Peace,
    Bardy
  • Delivis

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    Sep 13, 2010 10:10 AM GMT
    Nope, no belief in ghosts. No good evidence for anything of the sort existing.
  • Gaymer

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    Sep 13, 2010 11:14 AM GMT
    I believe in most of "what goes bump in the night", but I have very little belief in this latest crazy of ghost busters-esque shows. Most hauntings are done by beings/spirits/ghosts smart enough or malevolent enough too know not to reveal themselves to a large group. Most paranormal activity occurs on very small-scale and personal levels.

    Honestly, most paranormal activity that people spot is, in my opinion, just that of a spirit transitioning to the next world / heaven / next life (whatever you want to call it). Nothing sinister, but yea, definitely something creepy to witness for all parties involved.
  • GQjock

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    Sep 13, 2010 11:15 AM GMT
    These shows are fun for awhile but it starts to be the same thing after awhile
    "Oooh ... did you hear that noise? I think I saw a shadow."

    I lived in a haunted house when I was a kid
    I know that ghosts exist
    but you can't go into a house and just summon them up