Idiotic stunt: Ghost Hunters Int’l does Mayan blood sacrifice

‘Ghost Hunters International’ gets bloody in Belize

Four episodes into the new season and the Ghost Hunters International team decided that when it comes to hunting Mayan spirits, there will be blood. If you missed the episode that has people talking, here is the rundown:

Location: The Cahal Pech Mayan ruins in San Ignacio, Belize

History: The ruins of this ancient Mayan temple date back to 1200BC. The Mayans would perform human sacrifices to appease the gods.

So what did they do?

Susan Slaughter jumped in to volunteer her blood to the Mayan spirits.

She cut herself.

Source: Paranormal Pop Culture

Seriously?!

Seriously warped.

Extreme Paranormal (long cancelled) did a blood ritual as well and got hell for it. What were they thinking? Apparently it has caused some outrage, even with TAPS’ Jason Hawes, noting that kids will “try what they see”.

Sadly, this is the MAJOR problem I have with ghost hunting shows on TV. There are many people who think it is REAL, ACCURATE and will ATTEMPT to try it themselves. This makes me furious and shame on the GHI for pulling such an irrational, idiotic stunt for ratings.

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  5 comments for “Idiotic stunt: Ghost Hunters Int’l does Mayan blood sacrifice

  1. March 17, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    There are about ten different ways this is dumb as hell. Also, I am now depressed for having read the twitter feeds from the linked article. Maybe I’m too hard on my students, and their writing/critical thinking abilities for 21st century America.

  2. M
    March 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Notice the comment that brings demons into the discussion. These are the people who concern me: once the idea of demonic possession is explicitly dragged into the mix, even the pretext of science gets lost. Popular examples include GHI’s Barry; Ghost Adventures; and, of course, the notorious Paranormal State. One thing I will say for the original GH franchise is that they never delve into this topic. Not even reputable clergy do!

  3. March 18, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    It’s not just demons. There is the implicit assumption that any non-Christian religion (or depending on the brand, even more specifically non-particular-sects) is demonic.

  4. Scott Godlewski
    March 21, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    It is irresponsible and stupid. There are hundreds of ghost groups that were born out of the Ghost Hunters craze and I’m sure most of them base a lot of what they do on those shows. People already toss reason aside when subscribing to this nonsense, now you introduce the idea of physical harm to this fiction? That’s a recipe for disaster and Syfy and Ghost Hunters should be ashamed for feeding a gullible audience a dangerous idea.

  5. sloinker
    March 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    I don’t know….dirty knife mingling with volunteers blood may be another form of natural selection through bacterial death.

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