Tag Archive for ghost hunters

Does Gettysburg now rival Salem for ghostie tourist traps?

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Let’s be clear: Do we really need another ghostie place in Gettysburg, another paranormal paraphernalia shop and ANOTHER “real” ghost encounters show? I doubt it. It’s the same stuff over and over and over… Spooky Spirits hopes to scare up business at new location – Evening Sun. “Madam” Aretta Della is a self-described psychic witch…

Ghost hunting flash mob descends on “haunted hospital”

Look at it. Doesn't it just scream "haunted"?

The closed Clayton Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England, was barraged by kids looking to hunt some ghosts. Ghost hunters at ‘haunted hospital’ – Wakefield Express. A mob of 200 youths turned out to go ghost hunting at an abandoned hospital after rumours it was haunted went viral on social media. Overwhelmed security guards at…

‘Ghost Hunters’ to air worldwide

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Dear world: We’re sorry for sending more stupid TV your way. Signed, America. ‘Ghost Hunters’ Scares Up Business Oversees – The Hollywood Reporter. Syfy’s Ghost Hunters continues to scare up business oversees, with Alfred Haber Distribution locking down deals across Europe, Asia and Latin America for the long-running paranormal reality series. Supreme Court Deals Setback…

Trespassing ghost hunter injured in fall

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Another example of irresponsible “investigation” – trespassing in a dangerous abandoned building to look for paranormal activity. Clovis ghost hunter falls 30 feet inside an abandoned winery | abc30.com. A woman is in the hospital after an accident inside an abandoned winery in Clovis early Monday morning. Authorities went to the building on Clovis Avenue…

Gettysburg ghost hunters mistakenly detained in after dark tour

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Because it is NOT natural to be prowling around an old closed business at night. You look suspicious (not to mention ridiculous). Ghost hunters mistaken for burglars in Gettysburg | News | witf.org. The Gettysburg Times reports that the Thanksgiving night ghost tour ended with two tourists and their guide being detained at gunpoint. A…

Ghost hunting group destroys historic mansion

LeBeau plantation house prior to complete destruction by ghost hunting trespassers

7 arrested after fire destroys LeBeau Plantation – FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans. Seven people have been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed the LeBeau Plantation house in St. Bernard Parish. Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said the suspects are believed to have been smoking marijuana and drinking in the vacant house when the fire…

What if a ghost group made money off the death of your family member?

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An editorial in a local paper highlights the insensitivity and ridiculousness of a ghost group who forgets they are talking about real people. They charge for telling stories about other people’s loved ones (that they probably would disagree with). Ghost-hunting story insensitive | TribLIVE. Did they ever think about this boy’s living family members? They…

Former hospital is top ghost attraction, sacrificing accurate history

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Paranormal tourism top spot – the Waverly Hills hospital. It’s creepy, has a history, therefore, people see ghosts. The media has also propelled this site to the top of the list of ghostly destinations. Former TB hospital now attracts ghost hunters – Yahoo News. A Kentucky hospital that was once the last stop for thousands…

Stigmatized properties – How does publicity affect value of “haunted” houses?

The girl in the window is beckoning you to buy this house.

This is a fascinating look into stigmatized properties and their market values. As aside, you’ll note support for the fact that ghost hunter shows are influential. Mostly a bad influence unless you have a tourism business at the property. How much does Satan worship lower a Las Vegas mansion’s value? – latimes.com. The vandals came…

The bank robber ghost of silly season on local news

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Welcome to late summer where there is apparently NO local news except tremendously terrible stories with no evidence and people saying “Nope, haven’t seen a thing.” Ghost Of Bank Robber Seen At Intersection. A paranormal investigator says he’s been contacted by two people in East Memphis where the bank robber died. Those who’ve apparently seen…

Link between ghost hunting groups and historical societies can get tricky

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A local news source documents that a person affiliated with a paranormal investigation group, the Pennsylvania Underground Paranormal Society (PUPS), allegedly stole money from a historic preservation society. Ghost Hunter Steals Nearly $2,500 from Norristown Preservation Society, Police Say –  Norristown, PA Patch. According to the police report, Steven Foersch – a case manager with PUPS – collected…

Spirit Story Box app will tell you a story, alright

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There’s a sucker downloading every minute. Spirit Story Box Is The Latest iPhone App For ‘Ghosthunters’. Technology is often the enemy of superstition, but a new iPhone app aims to convince you otherwise. Spirit Story Box, a 99-cent iPhone app launched recently by Roger Pingelton and Jill Beitz, of Greenwood, Ind., claims to detect and…

Ghost hunters teach kids mistaken ideas about “science of the paranormal”

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My pet peeve – ghost hunters playing pretend scientist. Ghost hunters to present program for kids at Clymer Library, Pocono Pines | PoconoRecord.com. Watching ghost hunting television shows might help eak the interest of paranormal experiences for some kids. But what you see on TV isn’t always how it really is behind the scenes. A…

New Zealand paranormal investigation group cites EMF effects

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Here is another pop media story about paranormal investigation groups in the local news. But this piece I found a bit intriguing… Christchurch Paranormal Investigators Using New… | Stuff.co.nz. While teams on television might run around in the dark chasing phantoms and scaring each other, Christchurch Paranormal Investigators New Zealand (CPINZ) are pioneering a new…

Ghost hunters stole spirits at Bobby Mackey’s?

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A bar recently featured on “Ghost Adventures” and “Ghost Hunters” was robbed. Suspects? Ghost hunters. Suspected ‘ghost hunters’ make off with lots of liquor | Cincinnati.com | cincinnati.com. Police are looking for two young white men in their late teens or early 20s who broke into Bobby Mackey’s Music World about midnight Friday, and made…

Klinge Brothers and Chip Coffey team up for new paranormal show

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The best part about this story is “straight to DVD”. The Klinge Brothers and Chip Coffey Filming New Paranormal Series Together | Ghost TV Blogs. Brad and Barry Klinge from Discovery Channel’s Ghost Lab television series and Chip Coffey from A&E’s Paranormal State and Psychic Kids television series join together in a film project starting…

Get outta my castle!

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Castle owner fed up with ‘ghost hunters’ The owner of Castle Claremont says he is fed up with would-be ”ghost hunters” bothering visitors late at night. Police removed four teenagers from the property on Saturday evening after the group claimed they wanted to see the ”ghost”. Rob Young, the owner of the Mt Horrible property,…