Saturday, October 11, 2008

More Most Haunted Live

Well, I watched a few other shows while it was on, but I did see most of last night's Most Haunted Live in Gettysburg and I have to admit... I was unimpressed.

Instead of actually investigating anything, they sat around most of the night drawing and playing with Ouija boards and planchettes. They relied solely on self-proclaimed "psychic mediums" and I somehow missed their use of any other tools or devices.

I saw no thermal imagery, heard no EVPs - well, none captured by the team - they did show evidence collected by others and some of it was fairly convincing, or at least exciting enough to warrant further investigation.

So Most Haunted Live is more an entertainment show than an actual parapsychological investigation - there is nothing wrong with that and it doesn't really purport to be anything but that. The problem I have is that we believers already have enough hurdles to overcome with skeptics and shows like this simply add more fuel to their fires.

The online chat was a blast and I look forward to more of those. The show itself was certainly decent background noise and I enjoyed having it on. But at the end of the day, I would rather watch seven hours of TAPS finding nothing than seven hours of these cats acting like Brian Harnois.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

2 comments:

  1. That's one of the main reasons I stopped watching Most Haunted after just one episode. It's lightweight rubbish. It's shame, it could be so much better.

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  2. I was really hoping for something more. I mean, in the chat, they talked a lot about thermal imagery and EVPs and all that, so I expected to see at least some investigative work. Instead, they sat around and did "seances," automatic writing, and all of this other turn-of-the-century Mysticism shit.

    Really disappointing.

    Thanks for commenting, Jae. I really dig your blog and am now following it.

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