The Paranormal and TV

November 6, 2009 on 4:44 pm | In Article | No Comments

Many people have strong views on the paranormal. In this time we live we have more access than ever before to information. No longer do we have to find information about the unexplained just by reading books or magazines. It seems everywhere we look on television there is another show with new and different ways to investigate.I find that some are very good and some and what I call basic. As anyone that reads this blog knows, I am an avid fan of Ghost Hunters on the SyFy Channel. My oldest son and I watch it every week. We both feel that they generally try to “debunk” any claims and therefore are more believable. But of course everyone has their own opinion.

I have just recently found a new show on the Discovery Channel, Ghost Lab. I like the people on the show and this may be one of my top favorites. I will be watching.

Here is a sampling of the shows that are now available on television today and what each shows lists about their program.

Ghost Adventures …..Travel Channel: Are you ready for the lockdown? The “Ghost Adventures” crew — Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin — is back to investigate the scariest, most notorious, haunted places in the world.

The trio will interview eyewitnesses and historians at each location, arming themselves with the stories of the ghosts they will later provoke and confront during their dusk-to-dawn lockdowns. (Note: They don’t always come out unscathed!) Then they’ll review and analyze their findings with some the most respected experts and specialists in the paranormal field.

Ghost Lab….The Discovery Channel: With the help of the latest technology, two brothers have uncovered some of the most powerful results in supernatural research to date — including a recording of Civil War soldiers talking. Meet Brad and Barry Klinge, Texas natives who in 2007 founded Everyday Paranormal, an investigation team that has explored more than 70 locations and set a new standard in supernatural research with some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment housed in a decked-out traveling “ghost lab.”

Traveling the country, the 24-foot car hauler can provide 200,000 watts of electricity to power audio-, video- and photo-analysis stations; flat-screen televisions; and an interactive touch-screen smart board. The lab houses surveillance video cameras capable of shooting 300 feet away in total darkness with a 180-degree peripheral view; temperature, humidity and dew point data loggers; various digital cameras, including thermal-imaging cameras; audio recorders; and more than 8,000 feet of video cable. This on-site high-tech lab enables investigators to analyze data on the premises in real time, helping them to more narrowly focus their investigations on known hot spots.

Join the Klinge brothers, along with some of the world’s foremost specialists in science measurements, as they devise and test cutting-edge theories during their investigations, in Ghost Lab. The all-new series premieres Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Ghost Hunters…..SyFy Channel: This one-hour weekly reality show from the creator/executive producer of American Chopper follows a group of real-life paranormal researchers as they investigate hauntings throughout the country.

Contact between our existence and the one that awaits us is no more far-fetched to some than wireless phones would have seemed to the ancients.

Enter Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, plumbers by trade who head up The Atlantic Paranormal Society. TAPS is a group of fairly ordinary people — office managers, factory workers, teachers and even psychic-hotline gurus — moonlighting to understand seemingly unexplainable disturbances.

Tom Thayer and Craig Piligian of Pilgrim Films (American Chopper) are the executive producers.

Do you know of a paranormal presence? Yes, the spooky sounds and weird clamminess in the air might be duct echoes or backflow in your pipes — and if so, TAPS is qualified to tell you that, too! So, request an investigation at the TAPS site.

The only thing you stand to lose is a noisy house, and maybe a discontented forbearer.

Ghost Hunters International…..SyFy Channel: A spin-off of SCI FI’s Ghost Hunters series, Ghost Hunters International features a squad of paranormal investigators who use their principles of scientific techniques, to explore some of the most legendary haunted spots around the world. Each week the team travels to the far corners of the globe, searching for answers to bizarre supernatural mysteries.

For its first round of investigations, the International crew took on some of Europe’s most haunted locales, including Chillingham Castle in England and the forgotten underground city of Mary King’s Close in Scotland. The new episodes will take the team to countries such as Peru, Singapore, Sweden, the Philippines and many others.

Veteran investigators Robb Demarest, Dustin Pari, Brandy Green and Barry FitzGerald, are joined by newcomer Angela Alderman on their trip to Peru. TAPS member Joe Chin also makes the move from Ghost Hunters to Ghost Hunters International.

Ghost Hunters International is produced in association with Craig Piligian’s, Pilgrim Films and Television which has produced American Chopper, Dirty Jobs and Ultimate Fighter. Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

Most Haunted…..Travel Channel: The “Most Haunted” team is headed back to U.K. this season to investigate the spookiest sites in their home country. Watch Yvette Fielding and her ghost-hunting team explore the paranormal side of life starting Friday, February 6.

As experts from the paranormal field, the team attempts different methods and experiments to try and communicate with the dead. The team is determined to prove the existence of life after death.

The team, armed with night-vision cameras and using séances to connect with the dead, will head to some of the creepiest places in the U.K., including spooky castles, underground vaults, and the most haunted ship in Britain!

What eerie souls lurk and linger in these haunted locations? Don’t miss the search for lost souls and the investigation of unexplained paranormal activity. Join Yvette and the team on “Most Haunted,” on Friday nights at 10 ET, starting February 6.

Paranormal State…..A & E: Delve deep into the strange and the mysterious with Paranormal Research Society founder Ryan Buell and his team of investigators as they attempt to unravel inexplicable paranormal phenomena including sixth-sense experiences, ghost sightings, demonic disturbances, and brushes with the darkest areas of the unknown. Founded by Buell in 2001, the PRS works on cases across the country and is one of the most recognized paranormal societies in the nation. Past seasons have included cases such as a Pennsylvania couple besieged by paranormal activity in their home, an aggressive poltergeist in Maryland, and a ghostly hag nicknamed the “Lady Vampire” by the Texas family she torments. Through the use of Electronic Voice Phenomenon (EVP) recordings and video documentation, and with the help of renowned psychics, demonologists, psychologists and counselors, the PRS explores these bizarre cases in the hopes of helping frightened people who have nowhere else to turn.

Paranormal Television Network…..PNT: Thank you for stopping by and welcome. Three of us have teamed up because nothing like this has never been conceived of in the past. The PTN web site is still under construction and we are presently taking auditions for new shows or shows that are in progress already on the internet and want to be part of the PTN show line-up.

Are you creative, adventurous and driven? PTN will be launching soon and is looking for creative dedicated individuals in the field of the Paranormal, Ufology, Crypt zoology, Spiritual, Horror producers and producers of special music for these fields. If you’re a band or an individual, a group or solo, psychic medium and or a educator an investigator or explorer in the realms of the Paranormal and beyond,a UFO researcher we are looking for you.  Casting calls are now open, please upload a demo of your produced video work or music video and follow the instructions when submitting your information and demo video.  Once we have reviewed your video we will contact you regardless with our decision.

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