Sales pitch: Ghosts will investigate this talking teddy bear

One of my non-wooey friends sent me this tip. I shouldn’t be surprised.

Boo Buddy Ghost Hunting Trigger Object Dolls for Paranormal Investigations.

They sell this stuffed bear called a Boo Buddy. It serves as a “trigger object” to attract child ghosts and records Electronic Voice Phenomena. Fake bear, fake premises, silly stuff.

Within the ghost hunting and paranormal investigations field, some theories suggest that using an object familiar and attractive to an entity may entice them to interact. This is called a ‘trigger object’. BooBuddy is just that and more allowing us the ability to ‘see’ changes in the environment and initiate communication on it’s own.

Nonsense. No theories suggest this. People make up inventive stuff – that’s not a “theory”. It’s “scientifical” and it’s silly.


Trigger objects, such as this bear or toy, that is brought in to draw a ghost closer is someones big idea – a total invention. According to the ASSAP, you should only use objects that have been reportedly effective before testing if they move again (such as in a closed, locked room). So, to buy a toy like this is NOT part of the idea behind trigger options. No matter, you can make up stuff for today’s paranormal investigations. No rules. As we’ve seen over and over again, this was prompted by ghostie TV shows.

Second, EVPs are the most popular type of evidence that ghost hunters try to collect. They have never been shown to be the voices of the dead. They could have multiple explanations. I have yet to hear a logical explanation of how and why ghosts would communicate in such a manner.


Boo Buddy sells for $99.95 to non-critical thinkers only.

Remember Teddy Ruxpin? Man, it was like he was possessed! Creepy.

Tip: Martin J. Clemens

  4 comments for “Sales pitch: Ghosts will investigate this talking teddy bear

  1. spookyparadigm
    June 1, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    A novelty “ghost detector” app on a smartphone is ridiculous but whatever.

    This just feels slimy.

  2. Peebs
    June 1, 2014 at 2:27 PM

    Bugger. I wish I’d thought of that

  3. June 1, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Just sell your ‘Woo Teddy’* for $84.99 and clean up.

    * I’ll need a 5% commission on your revenues for suggesting the name. You’re welcome.

  4. June 2, 2014 at 5:55 AM

    “Teddy Huxter?”

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