“Dude, did you just hear that?”
Such juvenile phrases set the tone for the Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures, a show that follows two lead (formerly three) White male paranormal investigators who go to the same tired old sites visited by other televised investigations, the typical ‘reputedly haunted’ places like the Myrtles and Lemp Mansion and the Villisca Ax Murder House, and conduct their own inquiry into the alleged paranormal goings-on, if any. Of course, they usually find what they seek. EVPs abound, shadowy figures lurk in corners, there are cold spots galore, and team members even get ‘attacked’ by entities that clearly do not want them there.
“There are things in this world that we will never fully understand. We want answers. We have worked years to build our credibility; our reputation. Working along side the most renowned professionals in the field; capturing ground-breaking proof of the paranormal. This is our evidence; our Ghost Adventures.”
Ghost Adventures is another highly entertaining show, or at least I used to find it so. Comprised of Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin (who actually denounced many of the incidents that have supposedly occurred on the show as ‘fake’ and was almost kicked off by the show’s producers), and Nick Groff, who has since left to do his own thing for the ever popular financial reasons (he is currently with fat ass Katrina Weidman of Paranormal State infamy), the show is filled with all sorts of over-the-top acts: Zak doing his ‘religious provocation’; Aaron seeing that or hearing that and thus, getting spooked; Nick running from something in the bathroom at Bobby Mackey’s during one of their first episodes (it remains my favorite to this day simply for the laughs it brought forth).
The Ghost Adventures franchise includes Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks & Deadly Possessions. I had already stopped watching Ghost Adventures by the time these two premiered, though I did try to watch the latter and was not intrigued enough to continue with it. I think it’s just more b.s. from the producers and show’s stars to get even more ratings and thus, more money from the gullible public.
Mark and Debby Constantino, now dead from a murder-suicide in September of 2015, were featured prominently as ‘EVP experts’ on this show. A second person also died during the situation with the Constantinos – another reason not to fuck with the Dark Forces,White people (like with Ryan Buell’s non-existent pancreatic cancer which many suspect is actually a secret drug addiction).
At any rate, I am beyond tired of these paranormal shows that seek to prove existence of an afterlife and spirits and demons and all that jazz. Let’s get a show out there that seeks to disprove this baloney!