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Hunting mountain monsters requires hat, beard, torch, TV ratings

How to hunt monsters - with torches. Are pitchforks next?

Destination America renews Mountain Monsters for season five. Why, when they have never found anything? Well see for yourself, it’s quite obviou$. The fourth season finale of MOUNTAIN MONSTERS on April 16, 2016 ranks as Destination America’s #1 telecast ever among HH, P2+, and M25-54 in L+3 delivery. HH is a rating/share based on the…

Zak’s Demon House docu gets delayed (UPDATE: House destroyed)

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Nearly two years ago, Zak Bagans, flashy ghost investigator from TV Ghost Adventures, bought the “demon” house in Indiana days after it made sensational headlines in the tabloids and even in more reputable news outlets. The story of Ammons family who lived in the house was that of a woman and her three children who claimed they…

Sweet Satan! It’s Exorcism EXTRAVAGANZA! (UPDATE: Snoozefest)

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UPDATE (editor) (2-Nov 2015): How did the broadcast go? Ratings are not in yet for cable but they WERE facing a World Series game and America’s Next Top Model. Both shows seemed to be more exciting according to reviews from Variety and the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Hopefully, they won’t try such blatant sensationalism nonsense…

Break-in at abandoned mental hospital because it was “haunted”

Photo by Lance Moody - Used with permission.

More “ghost hunter” criminal stupidity. Recall this story about a break-in at a Minnesota church. The goofballs were caught. Now another case of trespassing because a location is supposedly haunted. Source: Two arrested for Abbe Center break-in; suspects heard the shuttered building was haunted According to criminal complaints, two men — later identified as 19-year-old…

Three ‘ghost hunters’ plead guilty to trespassing and damage

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The Ness church in Litchfield, Minnesota is found on several lists of “haunted” places. Just because it’s supposedly haunted (with no good evidence for that, by the way) and you feel like calling yourself a “ghost hunter” one day, does not give you ANY rights or privileges to break into the place and “investigate”. During…

Haunted history of Bobby Mackey’s Music World fails to stand up to scrutiny

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Editors Note: In cooperation with the Anomalies Research Society, we present this exclusive feature report based on the investigation of the Military Veterans Paranormal organization. By M. Cadwell and S. A. Hill Bobby Mackey’s Music World is well-known to paranormal researchers as one of America’s “Most Haunted” places (Argie and Olsen, 2014). Located at 44 Licking Pike…

Loftus Hall heavily playing up the paranormal – now with added spookiness

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The paranormal promotion continues at Loftus Hall. You may recall this story of a ghost photo that appeared last September. Photos are terrible forms of evidence of the paranormal since they are so easily misinterpreted or faked. So called investigators rarely attempts to recreate the event and are easily impressed when environmental variables are, well,…

Freak out over parlor game: Silly warnings in Ireland about Ouija board

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In response to the film Ouija that was released in October, a group of exorcists warn against buying Ouija boards as Christmas gifts. People with strong supernatural beliefs give very silly advice. The Ouija board is a TOY that works via a known, natural effect. Exorcists warn against buying Ouija boards as gifts. Exorcists and paranormal…

Ghost hunting at the museum with XBOX LASER technology!

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The Laurel Museum in Laurel, Maryland is supposedly haunted. A group of ghost hunters was called and did some investigating. Or did they? I wouldn’t call it investigating… Is the Laurel Museum haunted?. The Laurel Museum is operated by the Laurel Historical Society out of a restored 19th-century mill worker’s house adjacent to Riverfront Park.…

Hearing a place is haunted gives you no rights to “check it out”

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

These guys don’t strike me as typical “ghost hunters”, they seem more like none-too-smart, out-for-a-thrill bored kids. Anyway, just because a place is supposedly haunted does not give you any additional rights to “investigate” it. Or unlawfully break in as happened here. Three arrested for breaking into ‘haunted house’ – KAIT-Jonesboro, AR Three men on…

Thanks Ghost Hunters! for making smart people kinda stupid

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Just another ghost hunter *facepalm*. This one showed up in USA Today! I guess that’s accurate – this IS the silliness that goes on in the US today and every other day. Hotel calls ‘ghostbusters’ to evict paranormal guest. Someone, or some thing, is tickling people, rearranging shoes and otherwise wreaking havoc at the historic…

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…

Holy smoke! This Cassiobury Park “ghost” photo is AWFUL

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Undeniable? More like laughable. Cassiobury Park ghost: finally caught on camera (From Watford Observer). Paranormal investigators had to hold their breath to snap this spooky shot of midnight mist, which they say is “undeniable” evidence that spirits haunt Cassiobury Park. Jamie Burnell, lead investigator for Watford Paranormal group, was one of nine people ghost-hunting in…

Brother of murder victim continues to berate paranormal sleuths

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Once again, pararnormal group is slammed as being unethical in their pronouncements and promises. Moors Murders victim Keith Bennett’s brother slams paranormal sleuths over ‘burial spot’ claims – Mirror Online. The brother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett has slammed paranormal sleuths for claiming they know where he is buried. Alan, 58, accused them of…

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…

Unholy spirits and paranormal investigation

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Paranormal investigation (noncredit) classes at local colleges and community centers are fairly ubiquitous. It’s given mainly as a hobby class but what is problematic is that ghosts are assumed to be real and behind some of the phenomena. It’s also presented as a “science.” This one in Wisconsin, however, has attracted the ire of 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…

The “ghost in the window” peeks out around Halloween

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Because it’s that time of year, you will see ghost stories, old and new, show up in the media. This one is old and has been making the rounds for years. But since many will likely be intrigued by it, I’m posting it here with some additional resources and details. Ghost appears in window: Lu…

A glut of ghost hunters

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CNN does a feature story on the thousands of ghost hunting groups. Where have they been? This is certainly not a new phenomenon. Paranormal teams have been tripping over one another and elbowing for space for many years now. When does this fad go away? That’s what I’d like to know. Ghost hunters haunted by…