Ghost Hunters Fans Community Website https://ghosthuntersfans.com A community site and forums all about Ghost Hunters Wed, 19 Aug 2020 19:33:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 Fans React if Ghost Hunters is “real or fake” https://ghosthuntersfans.com/fans-react-if-ghost-hunters-is-real-or-fake/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/fans-react-if-ghost-hunters-is-real-or-fake/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2020 19:33:20 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1270 Ghost Hunters, and similar adventurous shows like it, are an interesting section of reality TV. Groups of paranormal investigators lock themselves in supposedly haunted locations for a night, and run around with night-vision cameras with the hope of finding evidence of a ghost. Did they hear the spirit of a little girl long past, or was it the sound of […]

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Ghost Huntersand similar adventurous shows like it, are an interesting section of reality TV.

Groups of paranormal investigators lock themselves in supposedly haunted locations for a night, and run around with night-vision cameras with the hope of finding evidence of a ghost. Did they hear the spirit of a little girl long past, or was it the sound of pipes creaking in a hundred-year-old building? Some fans believe that the show has provided proof of ghosts existence, while others do not.

On Ghost Hunters, paranormal investigators, and former Roto-Rooter plumbers, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson seek to answer that age-old mystery: are ghosts real?

Fans of the series have differing opinions on how the show answered that question. 

What is ‘Ghost Hunters?’ 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 14: The cast of Ghost Hunters, (L-R) Brian Murray, Richel Stratton, Daryl Marston, Grant Wilson, Kristen Luman, Brandon Alvis, and Mustafa Gatollari, attends A&E’s Summer “Boooze Cruise” with stars of the paranormal series “Ghost Hunters”, “Psychic Kids”, and “Trey The Texas Medium” on August 14, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for A&E )

Before the two investigators began their show, Hawes and Wilson formed the group The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS). Their goal was to find a more scientific form of paranormal exploration.

The two then began to film their ghost hunts, and the aptly named Ghost Hunters was born. Ghost Hunters ran on both the A&E and Syfy networks from 2004 to 2016, with an 11 episode revival in 2019 with two special events. The show’s attempt to document proof of the supernatural led them to a variety of haunted locations across America.

Besides Hawes and Wilson, the show has featured a rotating crew of additional investigators. Wilson left the show in 2012, and a series of replacements continued the hunt with Hawes. Wilson was the star of the 2019 revival, but Hawes was not included.

One of the show’s investigators, Donna LaCroix, has spoken out about what really happened on the show. According to Screen Rant, LaCroix has said that Wilson and Hawes severely mistreated the show’s crew to the point of mental abuse, and that there was staging area in locations with the purpose of fabricating paranormal evidence. 

Is ‘Ghost Hunters’ real or fake?

The investigators have compiled years of audio and video evidence that they say prove the existence of the paranormal. To assist in their quest, a variety of ghost hunting equipment is often used. These devices include electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) recorders and electromagnetic field (EMF) meters.

These forms of technology are not always reliable, as The Atlantic broke down the ways that EMF devices frequently exhibit a false-positive result for things like wiring in a building wall. The show also utilizes a variety of abnormal ghost finding tactics, which include weather balloons, crepe paper, and talcum powder.

While the show attempts to find scientific methods of proof, the investigators also rely on feelings of cold chills, and a mysterious energy that passes through them. Perhaps the most compelling evidence that the show is not entirely truthful comments that Wilson made after his exit of the show.

In an interview with Den of Geek, Wilson said that he felt that the show began to “rely on gimmick” and it felt like they were “beating a dead horse.”

Wilson did not say that they faked any paranormal evidence, but his comments have led some to question the show’s truthfulness. 

Some fans say that the show has provided sufficient proof that the hunters have found ghosts. Others strongly disagree.

One of the main points of digression on various internet chats, including this Reddit thread, revolves around the validity of psychic feeling when in the presence of spirits. In one episode, the Ghost Hunters crew showed a variety of children psychically communicating with spirits, which has caused a slew of discussion.

The on-camera proof Ghost Hunters offers is also fiercely debated.

In a time when audio and video can be so easily and effectively edited, it is hard to know what viewers see and hear can be trusted in any form of media. The discussion of whether ghost hunting shows find proof, and if ghosts themselves are real, will likely rage on the internet for its entire existence.

Those who claim to see a ghost will hold that terrifying belief, while doubters will struggle to believe or understand. Perhaps someday, a paranormal investigator will have a piece of evidence so convincing, the hunt for ghosts will no longer be needed. 

George Fischer, Paranormal Journalist, is thrilled to be the newest staff member of Ghost Hunters Fans and looks forward to keeping you posted in the happenings of the paranormal world.

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Fans want the ‘Old Ghost Hunters’ Back https://ghosthuntersfans.com/fans-want-the-old-ghost-hunters-back/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/fans-want-the-old-ghost-hunters-back/#comments Tue, 26 May 2020 22:40:16 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1265 There is a wealth of paranormal reality TV shows available on television. From shows that detail haunted locations to innovative documentary-style shows with a colorful cast of characters, there is no lack of spooky content for every avid paranormal aficionado. One of the biggest paranormal shows of all time is Ghost Hunters, a series that, for many, redefined what a ghost-centric […]

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There is a wealth of paranormal reality TV shows available on television. From shows that detail haunted locations to innovative documentary-style shows with a colorful cast of characters, there is no lack of spooky content for every avid paranormal aficionado.

One of the biggest paranormal shows of all time is Ghost Hunters, a series that, for many, redefined what a ghost-centric television show should look like. Although the show ended its historic run in 2016, it has recently been renewed for a revival — although missing some of the older cast members.

GHOST HUNTERS — Season:10 — Pictured: Jason Hawes — (Photo by: Michael Cogliantry/Syfy/NBCU Photo Bank)

Recently, some fans on Reddit discussed one of Ghost Hunters‘ original stars, and how much he has changed over the years. 

When Ghost Hunters debuted on television in 2004, the premise was totally original. A team of amateur paranormal investigators, who worked as plumbers during the day, would set out to explore various haunted locations at night.

The team, known as The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS) would utilize high-tech equipment in order to try to record any instances of paranormal activity at the sites that they visited.

The two lead investigators, Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, were front and center in the early years of the show. They met with property owners prior to the haunted stakeout, learning as much as they could about the history and circumstances of the haunting. Therefore, many fans felt as though they were on a journey right along with the TAPS team.

Ghost Hunters achieved almost instant popularity, and many viewers tuned in weekly to uncover the latest haunted phenomena. 

During its original run, Ghost Hunters spawned several popular spinoffs, including Ghost Hunters International and Ghost Hunters Academy. However, the original series remained far and away the most popular.

Over the years, the style of the show shifted somewhat, from a docu-soap show that often featured intimate footage of Hawes and Wilson’s personal lives to a more documentary-style format. 

In October 2016, Ghost Hunters ended its first, historic run. While fans were disappointed, they didn’t have long to wait before some good news came of it, and the series was officially revived in early 2019, albeit with a shakeup in the cast and crew.

Jason Hawes, the co-founder of TAPS, did not appear in the new series revival. Furthermore, the revival doesn’t reference TAPS at all, although it frequently makes mention of older episodes or instances of haunting that had been captured in the show’s previous seasons. Instead, Hawes went on to work on his own project, Ghost Nation, a show completely unrelated to Ghost Hunters

Ghost Nation is doing well on the Travel Channel, and Jason Hawes is clearly living his best life. However, some fans are still nostalgic for the way things were. Recently, some fans took to Reddit to discuss how different Hawes seems on his new show compared to his persona on Ghost Hunters.

As one poster stated, “I’ve noticed Jason is more ready to say “haunted” now, rather than give rational explanations. One of the reasons I loved the old Ghost Hunters was because they went to great lengths to debunk and find explanations.”

Another fan pointed out that “his personality just seems different. He seems very bland now, like all the personality was drained from him.” Many seemed to agree that it could come down to Hawes being older and that he might not love his work as he did in the past.

Reddit fans also complained about the slow pacing on Ghost Nation and the “boring” story points. While Hawes might always be a rock star in the world of spooky TV shows, he definitely seems to have lost some of his signature sparkles. 

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A&E’s “Ghost Hunters” reality TV group visited Cape Girardeau’s noteworthy Glenn House to examine “upsetting paranormal movement,” and the aftereffects of that visit are set to air on the channel May 20.

The scene’s title, “The Glenn Family Curse,” alludes to fruitful neighborhood specialist David Glenn, who over a century prior constructed the house that despite everything neglects the Mississippi River from 325 S. Spanish St. Unfortunately, Glenn lost three newborn child youngsters and later failed.

The new television episode suggests great findings of paranormal activity during their filming however, the Historical Association of Cape Girardeau president Christy Mershon said watchers will simply need to check out the episode to find out additional.

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host Hunters returns to A & E on Wednesday, April 8. In the Season 2 opener, the crew explores Clifton, Arizona which is besieged by paranormal activity. Can they help this cursed town?

The Ghost Hunters team of Grant Wilson, Kristen Lumen, Daryl Marston, Brandon Alvis, Brian Murray, Mustafa Gatollari and Richel Statton returns for Season 2 on A & E on April 8. In the opening two-part episode, the crew finds themselves in a land that time forgot.

Clifton, Arizona was founded in 1873 and is nestled between mountains and the San Francisco River. A picturesque mining town, it is exactly how one would envision an old west settlement with a main street full of local businesses.

Of course, the area is rich in history. For the citizens of this burg though, life is somewhat unsettling because the entire place is haunted.

Some residents might even say it is cursed. With so much paranormal activity occurring on a daily basis, Akos Kovach, Clifton’s economic developer contacted the Ghost Hunters for assistance.

Here are a few heart pounding moments from the season opener:

Boarding House: Unexplainable Phenomenon

Two significant events occurred as a result of Brandon and Brian’s session in the Boarding House. An EVP capture and an indeterminate light source was caught on camera.

Grant joined them for their second go around inside the building. The trio heard footsteps and they communicated directly with a spirit who reveals an important bit of information about who is haunting the structure.

Elks Lodge: Activity Central

When Daryl and Mustafa investigated the Elks Lodge, they heard walking and movement all around them. They decided to set up a laser grid to capture whatever is stalking them. After they did that, an inexplicable light source appeared.

On the second day of investigations, Richel and Kristen heard a disembodied voice who answered their question about what being supposedly haunts the premises.

Clifton Hotel: Danger Lurking in the Shadows

While Mustafa and Daryl are utilizing the data logger during an EVP session in the Clifton Hotel, the pressure reading spikes when they ask the question, should the owners be afraid for their lives? However, all hell breaks loose while Richel and Kristen are conducting their investigation. An accident occurs that could put an end to the entire ghost hunting operation in the Arizona town.

The Verdict

Ghost Hunters starts their season off with an intense investigation that provides some heart stopping moments. There was a point where we were extremely worried for the safety of the group.

Is the episode worth watching? Yes, definitely! Does Clifton turn out to be cursed?

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Paranormal Pornstars – No joke, it’s for real https://ghosthuntersfans.com/paranormal-pornstars-no-joke-its-for-real/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/paranormal-pornstars-no-joke-its-for-real/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2020 23:56:38 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1246 If you search for adult videos, there are probably hundreds of racy Ghostbusters parodies available on the internet. But a new online series will feature a group of pornstars hunting ghosts in real life – no scripts, or sex toys necessary. The team, made up of four core members, is known as Paranormal Pornstars and they claim to be […]

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If you search for adult videos, there are probably hundreds of racy Ghostbusters parodies available on the internet.

But a new online series will feature a group of pornstars hunting ghosts in real life – no scripts, or sex toys necessary.

The team, made up of four core members, is known as Paranormal Pornstars and they claim to be looking for answers to the age-old question: ‘Is there life after death?’

But will they actually succeed in finding it?

“In the coming weeks, when at the studio, footsteps were heard on the floor above when there was nobody there, taps turned on by themselves, toilets flushed on unmanned floors and there were all manner of random out of the blue atmospheric changes.”

The team continued to come up with bizarre ways to explain the incidents, but then one day something happened that Lee just couldn’t get over.

He explained: “It all came to a head when I was working on the top floor, it was daytime but I had put the strip lights on for extra light and after finishing up I went to turn the lights off.

“I went in the room and heard a moan coming from the far corner, I kind of didn’t believe my ears and walked out and down the stairs, then I heard the door on the top floor open and slam and while I stood there looking at it I heard each stair one after the next, bump, bump, bump in front of me – something was coming right at me!

“I couldn’t see anything and had no equipment to snap a picture, but after hearing about five or six of the stairs creak I shot off sharpish. I was actually scared and didn’t know what to do.”

Lee, a big fan of paranormal shows and movies, told his brother about the incident and the pair decided to rally a few friends and see if they could track down the ghost.

They called up pornstars Tindra Frost and Hayley B and the group got to work – and they claim to have caught a variety of paranormal encounters on camera.

“Since we began making contact and investigating, we have caught a variety of ghostly voices either on the spirit box or straight up disembodied,” said Lee.

Some of these include names of our team being spoken, children laughing, moans and screams as well as clear answers to our quesitons.

“We have captured a curtain being pulled down, a wide variety of orbs and people being touched.

“The evidence is compelling, so much so, that from the outside until experienced first hand, you would say its fabricated – but I assure you it’s not.”

After completing their first investigation, the team realised they all enjoyed ghost hunting so much, they wanted to turn it into a full-time hobby.

So now, armed with cameras, a Spirit Box, voice recorders, EMF readers and more specialist equipment, they’re travelling around the UK hunting the paranormal.

And they’re turning their findings into a show, complete with special guest ghost hunters, which will be available on Amazon Prime soon.

Lee added: “We have had so much fun and captured so much evidence that we’ve decided to turn our findings into a show, which is close to launch.

“As well as this we are still actively looking for venues to investigate so if anybody has a location, please get in touch.”

To learn more about Paranormal Pornstars and their investigations, you can follow them on Twitter.

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Season 2 of All New Ghost Hunters claims “Indisputable Evidence of Life After Death” https://ghosthuntersfans.com/season-2-of-all-new-ghost-hunters-claims-indisputable-evidence-of-life-after-death/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/season-2-of-all-new-ghost-hunters-claims-indisputable-evidence-of-life-after-death/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:15:17 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1238 Paranormal fans and those who enjoy scaring themselves can rejoice: The Ghost Hunters reboot is coming back for Season 2. The trailer, which just dropped, gives us an exhilarating sneak peek at some of the ghost activity we’ll get to see this season.  The cast and crew from Season 1 are back for another round of paranormal locations and […]

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Paranormal fans and those who enjoy scaring themselves can rejoice: The Ghost Hunters reboot is coming back for Season 2. The trailer, which just dropped, gives us an exhilarating sneak peek at some of the ghost activity we’ll get to see this season. 

The cast and crew from Season 1 are back for another round of paranormal locations and even more jump-scares and spooky moments. It promises to be more exciting than the last — so much so you’ll want to sleep with the lights on.

The Season 2 trailer is spookier than ever before.

Not only does the opening 10 seconds of the trailer give off some intense Blair Witch vibes, but the paranormal moments showcased to make a pretty convincing argument that this season is like never before.

The one-minute teaser reveals a completely out-of-the-way town experiencing paranormal activity, an entire room full of people who claim to have experienced something supernatural, and more than one person-shaped shadow caught on camera.

“The team seeks out forgotten worlds where darkness and death plague residents who have been forced to live with the unknown,” the description reads. “Despite mysterious and unnerving warnings from locals, the Ghost Hunters face their fears and stay on a mission: to help people confront terrifying paranormal encounters that have shaken them to their core.”

Facing the ghosts of these remote towns is bound to include not only some great supernatural activity but some great backstory as well.

This season, the cast “heads into uncharted territory to be the first to investigate reports of paranormal phenomena in some of the nation’s most remote locations. Their journey takes them to isolated, distant corners of the United States where they confront extreme conditions and desolate terrain.”

If you’re trying to watch this trailer in the dark, we recommend you turn on some lights.

When does ‘Ghost Hunters’ Season 2 premiere?

If you’re already itching to get a look at this season, don’t worry, because you won’t have to wait much longer to see the two-hour season premiere.

The first episode is set to drop on A&E on April 8, 2020 at 8 p.m. After the two-hour premiere, the show will resume its usual, one-hour episodes airing Wednesday nights.

Is ‘Ghost Hunters’ real?

If you haven’t been tuning in to the show (and our resident cast member‘s take on the locations the show visits), then let us reassure you that the show definitely showcases some real paranormal activity each episode. If the previous season’s expeditions weren’t enough to convince you, then this season surely will.

The locations visited this season give off some very impressive haunted vibes, and the evidence the team finds while hunting backs up their claims.

The evidence this season is so compelling, the show is calling it “indisputable evidence of life after death.” If we weren’t convinced that ghosts are out there, we sure will be after this season.

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Zak’s Ghost Hunting For Dummies – REVIEW https://ghosthuntersfans.com/zaks-ghost-hunting-for-dummies-review/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/zaks-ghost-hunting-for-dummies-review/#respond Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:30:23 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1232 Reviewed by Steven Parsons This is a book that has already received a great deal of criticism and praise in more or less equal amounts on various social media channels. Before it had even been published, let alone read, there were many who felt obliged to comment. Many heaped their praises upon it and hailed […]

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Reviewed by Steven Parsons

This is a book that has already received a great deal of criticism and praise in more or less equal amounts on various social media channels. Before it had even been published, let alone read, there were many who felt obliged to comment. Many heaped their praises upon it and hailed its publication, whilst others took well-aimed critical pot-shots at the book and its author Zak Bagans.

Publication Details: 
John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781119584759
Publish date: 
December, 2019

Bagans is a figure who has become much admired and respected within the ghost hunting community. At the same time he is also the focus for a great deal of criticism and frequent derision by the sceptics and by those who consider themselves to be more ‘serious’ investigators. Bagans rise to fame began in 2007, when his Ghost Adventures pseudo-documentary aired on the SciFi Channel. The following year, his series of the same title aired on the Travel Channel and it continues to the present. Ghost Adventures has become one of the most watched and talked about ghost hunting media shows of the past decade. Now in its nineteenth season, Ghost Adventures and Bagans other media ventures including Paranormal Challenge, Deadly Possessions, and Demon House (see Knibb, 2018) have propelled him into becoming the most well-known and most influential ghost hunter of the modern era.

Whatever one’s personal view of Bagans, there can be little doubt that Ghost-Hunting For Dummies seeks to make sales primarily upon the fame and influence of Bagans, whose name appears on the cover as the author and whose image prominently adorns the book’s cover.

The “For Dummies” series of publications has been in production since 1991. With more than two and half thousand titles that include Hair Loss and Replacement, Psychology and Gardening Basics the series has accumulated sales of over two hundred million (For Dummies) they are a popular series of reference and instructional books. Ghost-Hunting for Dummies retains the traditional format for which the series has become known. Content is divided into four parts, further subdivided into numbered chapters. Part One, The Basics of Ghost-Hunting, which includes chapters considering why people hunt for ghosts; the phenomena of ghost-hunting; the spirit world as entertainment and preparing to look for ghosts. Part Two, Investigating Ghosts and Hauntings, includes chapters about researching, the ghost-hunters toolkit and the danger of ghost-hunting. Part Three, Putting Your Paranormal Research into Action, has chapters relating to using a camera to capture evidence, talking to ghosts, interviewing the haunted and what to do when things go wrong. Finally, Part Four, The Part of Tens, which is common part to each of the ‘For Dummies’ series of books and in this instance, takes the form of a couple of American top ten listings – top ten most haunted places and top ten most haunted towns and cities. The Part of Tens concludes with ten signs that your house is haunted.

A comprehensive guide to the contents makes it easy to access a particular chapter or subject of interest and this is further supported by an extensive index. However, the book has a rather cheap feel, that said, this is not meant to be a high-quality reference book. Bound in a soft cover, the 426 pages and several advertising leaves contribute to the low budget feel of this book. This overall low quality is not helped by the many spelling and other typographical errors that abound – it seems that the budget did not stretch to paying a proofreader. Still, I suppose in this era of print-on-demand and e-books, producing 426 pages for a cover price of $24.99 does require some trimming of the production costs, so perhaps this can be overlooked, after all it is the contents that are important.

From the very start, Bagans states his personal belief in ghosts as a reality and suggests that the same will be true of the book’s readers, which I would wager is probably a fairly safe assumption.

But yet, those of you reading this book believe that ghosts are real. So do I. Like many of you, I have felt them, experienced them, and, in some cases, have had them uncomfortably attached to me in ways that I do not appreciate (p. 7)

Bagans also uses the opening chapter to pour scorn on critical scientists and sceptics, something else I would expect to result in much nodding head agreement from the readers.

Today with new technology assailing us from every side, scientists have once again assured us not to worry – ghosts, haunting, and haunted houses are not real. In this modern era, such things cannot exist. There is nothing out there in the dark. This is what they tell us, but we know differently, don’t we? (p. 8).

This very much sets the tone for the entire book, throughout which, Bagans places his views, opinions and experiences above those of the scientists and the academics. Based upon his experience Bagans offers up his system for investigating hauntings, which he says has worked for him. His system, he writes, will include working with witnesses, dealing with ghost sightings, conducting interviews, finding haunted places, working with spirit communication devices, using equipment, techniques and experiments. He informs the reader that he will be delving into the basics of ghost research and the nature of ghosts themselves. I read on …

Chapter two includes short sections about historical and cultural beliefs relating to ghosts, some notable historic cases and a number of significant figures in the history of ghost hunting, such as Harry Price, Hans Holzer and the Warrens (Ed and Lorraine). Who, together with Sir William Crookes and J.B. Rhine, all receive more than a mere passing mention. It was pleasing to see that both the Ghost Club and the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) being acknowledged, as up to now I did not believe that Bagans had ever heard of either. Bagans certainly rates the SPR highly too:

In 1882, paranormal research took a giant leap forward from séance room to scientific setting when a group of insightful British men, most of them educated at Cambridge University, formed a new association for investigating the paranormal – the Society for Psychical Research, or SPR, as it became to be called. It made its purpose very clear from the start: To examine without prejudice or prepossession and in a scientific spirit those faculties of man, real or supposed, which appear to be inexplicable on any generally recognized hypothesis (p. 52).

I wondered if Eleanor Sidgwick might forgive being overlooked, maybe Bagans could ask her himself on a future episode of his show?

As I read on, my thoughts that perhaps I had wronged Bagans all this time quickly faded, to be replaced by a growing sense of déjà vu. I became more and more sure that I had read several parts of this book before. Bagans’ approach to the subject also seemed at odds with the Bagans I was familiar with from his many television investigations and media interviews. The over-dramatic, self-obsessed and frequently demon-possessed Bagans I thought I knew was here advocating the use of scientific methods and stating that phenomena must be questioned and that rational explanations might exist (pp. 108-109). The more I read, the more the words seemed increasingly familiar. Eventually, I had to check, so I opened up Google and entered a short section by Bagans relating to electronic voice phenomena, which I was reading at that time;

The spirit voices stood out from ordinary radio voices because of their paranormal features, such as the peculiar rhythms and odd speech patterns (p. 255).

I was not too surprised to discover the same sentence, almost verbatim, appearing on page 107 of Talking to the Dead by George Noory and Rosemary Ellen Guiley;

The spirit voices could be distinguished from the ordinary radio voices by their paranormal features, such as peculiar rhythms and speech patterns.

Bagans continued;

They spoke to him directly used his name, offered personal information, and gave him advice on how to improve his recordings (p. 255).

Noory and Guiley also continued;

They spoke directly to him, gave their names, offered personal information and gave advice on his techniques.

Perhaps a remarkable coincidence, or more likely Bagans was working from Noory and Guiley’s book. Neither are mentioned, nor is their book. Nothing in the index relating to either author or their book. It was possible that Bagans had read the book, and was echoing the words – perhaps unintentionally? So, I started putting in more of Bagans’ words and found that the influence of other authors on Bagans’ was more extensive than I had charitably considered. I began to list the numerous instances where Bagans’ words closely or directly echoed that of other authors. This was either a remarkable, even paranormal degree of synchronicity or just plain old plagiarism.

As my list began to grow, I read that another reviewer, Kenneth Biddle (2020) had already published his own comprehensive review of Bagans’ book for Skeptical Inquirer. Reading Biddles’ excellent review will suffice. I really have nothing to add to Biddles’ well-researched and documented account of the plagiarism undertaken by Bagans or by some ghost writer in his name and I would urge people to pause at this point and read that review.

At this point I wondered if it was worthwhile continuing with my own review, listing further examples of plagiarism. I also wondered if the book had any merit, could anything positive be found to say about Bagans’ literary travesty? Actually, there just might be …

Bagans is undoubtedly a popular and influential figure. His fame will no doubt result in sales of this book. This is a book that is intended for the legions of fans, those who emulate and copy what they see on television and in their social media feeds. It is intended for those who now predominate in the modern ghost hunting community, those who probably do not care one jot that their hero has blatantly plagiarised the work of others. A cursory read through the endless comments supporting Bagans and extolling him for this book demonstrates that. They are a community which embraces many beliefs and ideas, an odd blend of the spiritual and the pseudo-scientific. This is the domain of paranormal orbs and of stick-man demons who dance for the game console cameras. It is fuelled by endless chattering and frequently overheated debates by those who hold their differing opinions so dear. They proclaim their love of ‘para-unity’ at regular intervals before blocking and unfriending those who would disagree. This is a community that eschews study in favour of television and social media. They fill their social media comments with pointless questions, endless arguments, astounding evidence and nonsensical claims. They remain entirely ignorant of those who have dedicated their lives to the academic study of paranormal phenomena but nightly gawp at endless live streams of their hero stalking and being stalked by malevolent demons and slavishly copy the methods and the equipment they see portrayed. They do not read books; they do not need to. They do not read about the latest research or a critical review of the methods they see and copy. They do not read about ethics or learn about the generations of investigators who have gone before them and the work that they have produced. So what use is this book to them?

Taken at face value, this book, contains a lot of reasonable information for which the true authors receive no credit or acknowledgement. This is a book that will undoubtedly sell, and perhaps, some of those who buy it, will pick it up and read it. Frustratingly, this is a book which has the potential to influence those who go ghost hunting at weekends. It has the potential to change the way in which they think about ghost hunting and the manner in which they go ghost hunting. It has the potential to improve the way in which they interpret the results of their ghost hunting. All of which are positive outcomes.

This is a book that I feel deeply uncomfortable recommending but despite its many flaws and the very serious issues of plagiarism it might, just might, have the potential to become something that is genuinely helpful for its intended readership. If you, or someone you know, tunes in week after week to watch Bagans’ and the rest of ghost hunting media circus, then this is a book you will probably buy. But if you do buy it then please, take the time to sit down and read it and after you have read it, seek out more books, books by those who are mentioned in Ghost-Hunting for Dummies and the books by the many authors who are not.

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References
Noory, G., & Guiley, R. E. (2011). Talking to the Dead. New York: Tom Doherty and Associates.
Biddles K. (2020). Ghost Hunting for Dummies by Zak Bagans and many othersSkeptical Inquirer, 44(1)
Knibb, A. (2018). Zak Bagans’ Demon House – Is it a fake?

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Ghost Hunters Grant Wilson Visits Arizona https://ghosthuntersfans.com/ghost-hunters-grant-wilson-visits-arizona/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/ghost-hunters-grant-wilson-visits-arizona/#respond Tue, 31 Dec 2019 02:10:24 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1228 Ghost Hunters' Grant Wilson TV Show Crew Visits Arizona.

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Ghost Hunters’ Grant Wilson seen here with his Crew.

CLIFTON, ARIZONA — Greenlee County had a novel group of visitors last week, with the visit of a television production crew from Ghost Hunters Grant Wilson.

On Dec. 2, the crew hosted a taping session, named “Haunted town hall discussion,” at the Blue Door Sanctuary in Clifton, Arizona to hear from locals about the rich history of the region.

Social media posts rumored that Ghost Hunters Grant Wilson and his Crew were around town on Chase Creek Street, leading up to the event and before filming the public, The town hall announcement resulted in a line of willing participants down Park Avenue, with people hoping to get their five minutes of fame.

“I’m always watching shows like this and it’s just nice to come out and watch and listen,” local Erin Billingsley told the Copper Era in an interview where she admitted to being a fan of the show. “Yeah, I’ve watched them ever since they came out.”

“I’ve been following ‘Ghost Hunters’ since they started about 10 years ago,” said local business owner Theresa Greenwell.

“I’m here for the excitement and I’m here to add support.” said Dr. Lawrence Gaskin, who admitted that while not familiar with the show, he had grown interested in the visit by the film crew.

“Ghost Hunters” first aired on the SYFY channel in 2004, with the original show running until 2016. The show was revived again earlier this year by A&E for additional seasons, the first of which finished airing in October. The 13th season is scheduled to run in 2020.

All though no one in the town actually saw Grant Wilson, the only original cast member and main character for the Ghost Hunters show, everyone was still excited that the filming crew was there.

That did not stop excited townspeople from showing up and giving the filming crew their stories and haunting experiences needed for any up and coming TV series.

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Ghost Hunters Is Back – Our Review https://ghosthuntersfans.com/ghost-hunters-is-back-our-review/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/ghost-hunters-is-back-our-review/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:28:03 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1225 Since the early 2000s, paranormal reality shows have dominated the TV landscape, taking audiences on spooky journeys to notoriously haunted locations, while investigating claims that have long been shared among the masses. But while there are now more than a dozen shows capturing images and sounds of ghostly figures, none has been more revered than, […]

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Since the early 2000s, paranormal reality shows have dominated the TV landscape, taking audiences on spooky journeys to notoriously haunted locations, while investigating claims that have long been shared among the masses. But while there are now more than a dozen shows capturing images and sounds of ghostly figures, none has been more revered than, Ghost Hunters.

Leading the charge among paranormal reality shows seen today, Ghost Hunters has been a pioneer with its multi-layered plunge into authentic field investigations, blending personality with paranormal analysis. But while many have tried to imitate its format and stylization over the years, it’s evident no series can duplicate Ghost Hunters — the I Ching of paranormal reality shows with its profound and genuine exploration, full of heart and humanity, into unexplained events.

Thankfully, with the revival renaissance fired up across every network, A&E is taking full advantage by producing a long list of paranormal programming, including the highly anticipated Ghost Hunters reboot, which has been greenlighted for 20 episodes and stars one of the show’s original team leaders, Grant Wilson.

After it was announced this past June by A&E Network, fans of Ghost Hunters have been eagerly anticipating its return. If the first episode is any proof what they can expect, the resurrection of the beloved paranormal series is not only hauntingly well done, but proves these unique, spellbinding stories curated by Wilson’s team have the power to captivate audiences through the heart and soul of supernatural incidents when formulated with admiration and curiosity — not fear.

In the first episode titled “School Spirit,” Wilson and his handpicked group of professional ghost hunters, led by co-leaders, Daryl Marston and Kristen Luman, head to Idaho’s Pocatello High School to investigate reports of paranormal activity that captured national attention in 2014 with a viral video of an alleged figure roaming the hallways and lights shutting on and off, intermittently. With the team investigating the case alongside brand new equipment and each member’s respective expertise, the new squad works together to separate fact from fiction in an effort to understand the truth and bring comfort to those seeking answers.

Picking up on the essence of the original, the A&E reboot not only produces an effective and thrilling ghost hunt full of compassion and mystery, but the steady and honest anticipation with Wilson’s critical thinking team as they uncover the truth behind hauntings is as deeply satisfying and enjoyable as the payoff for those seeking answers to the unexplained.

Not to mention, it’s incredibly fun, creepy and entertaining as the team makes their investigation an immersive experience for the audience, allowing viewers to feel what they feel during an encounter without sugarcoating things and telling it like it is. The best part is, with Wilson handpicking his team and having them do their own thing to confirm or debunk matters, none of it feels unnatural. In fact, everyone genuinely gets along and has laudable chemistry with one another as they seek out answers together and advance the field of ghost hunting.

Wilson and his team are not playing around either. In every scene, you can tell the Rhode Island native and his crew is aware of the audience and case at hand, understanding that in the three years since the show’s finale, viewers have gotten smarter and ready to take a leap in understanding the next phase of multi-dimensional paranormal occurrences. With Wilson and his team treating the situation almost personally too, audiences can tell there’s an admirable and pleasurable maturity in how they now uniquely present themselves.

This reboot in every minute of its production manages to be exactly what fans want, but nothing like we expected. Compared to other shows of the genre, Ghost Hunters is a true standout and that can be noticed in its first episode for one simple reason — it’s never overdone. Sure, it’s all shiny and new with sharpened graphics, fancy equipment, and a new proficient team, but it is infectiously fun, honest and straightforward with its objective in helping people uncover what more really lies beyond ourselves. And, for the nostalgic viewers, it’s like an old friend returning. You pick up where you left off, but have each grown and are even more committed to discovering the truth, while honing intuitive skills to understand the unseen.

Seamlessly weaving both excitement and compelling, sometimes eerie subject matter, Ghost Hunters continues to be cutting edge within the realm of paranormal phenomena with its new incarnation promising to entertain and linger far beyond from start to finish, delivering plenty of thrills, chills , and mystery for audiences.

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Zak Bagans Buys Charles Manson Murder House! https://ghosthuntersfans.com/zak-bagans-buys-charles-manson-murder-house/ https://ghosthuntersfans.com/zak-bagans-buys-charles-manson-murder-house/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2019 18:28:53 +0000 https://ghosthuntersfans.com/?p=1216 According to a TMZ post, it looks like dark and macabe collector Zak Bagans from Travel Channels’ Ghost Adventures has purchased the Murder House associated with Charles Manson. A quote from the TMZ page: The house was owned by by Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, the couple brutally murdered by Manson family members. Rosemary was stabbed 41 times … […]

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According to a TMZ post, it looks like dark and macabe collector Zak Bagans from Travel Channels’ Ghost Adventures has purchased the Murder House associated with Charles Manson.

A quote from the TMZ page:

The house was owned by by Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, the couple brutally murdered by Manson family members. Rosemary was stabbed 41 times … Leno 12 times. The August, 1969 murders came the day after Manson Family members slaughtered Sharon Tate and 4 others. The murders sent shock waves through Los Angeles like never seen before.

We’re told Zak jumped when he heard the home was up for sale for $1.98 million. He literally ran to check out the house, and made a close-to-asking offer. It’ll close in early Sept.  He was smart to jump, because the realtor tells us there were multiple backup offers.

The news comes the day before the official opening of the Quentin Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio. The sale will close JUST after the 50 year anniversary of the murders. The Manson’s crime is part of the story line in this new movie.

The Spanish-style home was built in 1922 and has had several upgrades under different owners in the intervening years. Situated high on a steep slope, the 1,600-square-foot home has privacy from the street, yet is close to the popular Griffiths Park and Glendale restaurant and retail centers. The “Hollywood” sign is around the corner, according to Giambalvo.

“The grade level of the house is probably equal to or greater than the height of a two-story home,” said Giambalvo. “Even when you’re standing at the gate you can hardly see the house. It has that grandeur feeling to it [as] you go up the driveway.”

The Spanish-style home was built in 1922 and has had several upgrades under different owners in the intervening years. Situated high on a steep slope, the 1,600-square-foot home has privacy from the street, yet is close to the popular Griffiths Park and Glendale restaurant and retail centers. The “Hollywood” sign is around the corner, according to Giambalvo.

“The grade level of the house is probably equal to or greater than the height of a two-story home,” said Giambalvo. “Even when you’re standing at the gate you can hardly see the house. It has that grandeur feeling to it [as] you go up the driveway.”

Zak tells TMZ, as a collector of dark culture, this is the holy grail. It was such a gruesome scene … after committing the murders, the Family members showered at the home before leaving.

Zak says almost everything inside is original, and that’s one of the main things that attracted him.

The house is 1,600 square feet and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. It also has explosive city views.

Zak won’t say what he plans to do with the house, but says it has a storied history beyond just the Manson murders. He says dogs have mysteriously disappeared from the property and occupants have been freaked out over what he says is paranormal activity.

Several of Manson’s cult members murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in the house in Los Angeles’s Los Feliz section in August 1969, the night after killing actress Sharon Tate and four others at her Los Angeles home. Why the LaBiancas were targeted has never been discovered. Manson initially was sentenced to death for the murders but resentenced in 1977 to life in prison after California abolished its death penalty. He died in 2017 of natural causes.

The Spanish-style home was built in 1922 and has had several upgrades under different owners in the intervening years. Situated high on a steep slope, the 1,600-square-foot home has privacy from the street, yet is close to the popular Griffiths Park and Glendale restaurant and retail centers. The “Hollywood” sign is around the corner, according to Giambalvo.

“The grade level of the house is probably equal to or greater than the height of a two-story home,” said Giambalvo. “Even when you’re standing at the gate you can hardly see the house. It has that grandeur feeling to it [as] you go up the driveway.”

The “wedding style” ceiling in several of the main living rooms include concentric circles of stucco in shaded gradients, according to Giambalvo. The dining area has an ornate chandelier and sliding-glass door to the outside.

A modern kitchen accommodates a breakfast table and movable island.

The backyard has a pool, hot tub and free-standing sauna. A covered patio near the pool is directly off the kitchen.

Several mature fruit and avocado trees not only provide fruit when in season but also add to the privacy.

Louver-style vents in the attic help circulate the air so the home stays cool, even without the use of air conditioning.

A two-car garage is behind the property.

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