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Old 02-09-2014, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I saw it when it aired on Animal Planet. I thought several of the episodes were entertaining and credible. However I do remember that episode as being stupid and blatantly fake. It had to have been towards the end of their production because although it was the worst, the others near it were bad too. It was also just 30 min I think when the older better episode took up the whole hour.
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Old 03-11-2015, 10:35 AM
 
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I was watching the Saranac lake one and for some reason the "wife" is different? Now I know they have people who play the Husband and wife in the reenactments, but did "Jen" who was a tenant then his wife leave? I found myself preoccupied with that. It's funny how "The Haunted and A Haunting" switch them back and forth. I wonder how much they get paid. On the "Dead Files and When Ghosts attack" Darcey the bar owner tells her story in both shows and employees changed as well. Seeing them in both makes their credibility drop for me. They are obviously in it for the cash.
I look at it this way, it's television. It's entertaining and not necessarily true. Maybe a fine line of truth that is embellished upon. So I don't lose any sleep over it.
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Old 03-11-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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So, I was watching an episode of "The Haunted" last night on Destination America. Let me start off by saying, while I haven't ever had an experience, I am a total believer in the paranormal. But, this episode I was watching was too much, even for me, and that doesn't happen often.

The episode went like this. Basically, a teenager's father died which piqued her interest in the paranormal. So, her and her friend that lives with her died went to different paranormal places and one time went to Henryton State Hospital. They saw an apparition and ran out, but felt that something was following them to their car (which I doubt). They got home, and just a couple days later they started having paranormal things happen in the house, including when an apparition charged at her mother. So, they hired a paranormal investigator and that's when it starts to get stupid. The investigators brought in a voice box, to which the spirit responded very quickly (rarely happens from what I know), and listen to this, it gave the family THREE WARNINGS FOR THE FUTURE. It said to get the dog out the house, furnace fire, and burgularly where someone dies. And guess what happens? All three magically happen! One of their dog dies, a furnace almost burns the house down, and burglary takes place at one of the teenager's brother's best friend's house where his best friend dies. And listen to this, the only thing to get this "demon" out of the house was a simple house blessing!

I mean, seriously, what a joke. It's "true" stories like these that give the paranormal a bad name. And I believe someone has to call these people out. There comes a point where these "stories" just get ridiculous.

What are you all's thoughts on this?
You can't help but laugh at most paranormal "documentaries" once you've lived through a haunting in real life.

I had a friend who got his ghost story featured on "Paranormal Witness" and they really hammed his story up in my opinion... that scared me away from ever trying to peddle my own ghost story to the entertainment industry.

But the truth is that real hauntings don't make great TV entertainment as-is. It is virtually impossible to communicate the feeling of being the midst of a haunting and while seeing something happen that rightfully shouldn't happen in real-life is absolutely terrifying, seeing the exact event recreated on TV is seriously lackluster (because unreal is the name of the game on TV!).

Beyond that, most real hauntings have no rhyme or reason to them. It's something completely out of human control and human sense of logic... again leading to serious feelings of "high strangeness" in real life but making for pretty crappy TV which pretty much demands a coherent story.
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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why does this sound familer what episode is it because i think i know witch one it is and some of these episodes make me feel hatred for people who want to be on tv
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:16 AM
 
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oh so that the episode then because my uncle refuse to let me watch it when it air because he said it was to scary *laughs*
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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So, I was watching an episode of "The Haunted" last night on Destination America. Let me start off by saying, while I haven't ever had an experience, I am a total believer in the paranormal. But, this episode I was watching was too much, even for me, and that doesn't happen often.

The episode went like this. Basically, a teenager's father died which piqued her interest in the paranormal. So, her and her friend that lives with her died went to different paranormal places and one time went to Henryton State Hospital. They saw an apparition and ran out, but felt that something was following them to their car (which I doubt). They got home, and just a couple days later they started having paranormal things happen in the house, including when an apparition charged at her mother. So, they hired a paranormal investigator and that's when it starts to get stupid. The investigators brought in a voice box, to which the spirit responded very quickly (rarely happens from what I know), and listen to this, it gave the family THREE WARNINGS FOR THE FUTURE. It said to get the dog out the house, furnace fire, and burgularly where someone dies. And guess what happens? All three magically happen! One of their dog dies, a furnace almost burns the house down, and burglary takes place at one of the teenager's brother's best friend's house where his best friend dies. And listen to this, the only thing to get this "demon" out of the house was a simple house blessing!

I mean, seriously, what a joke. It's "true" stories like these that give the paranormal a bad name. And I believe someone has to call these people out. There comes a point where these "stories" just get ridiculous.

What are you all's thoughts on this?
I totally agree. I believe in the paranormal, but even shows that hyper-
dramatize what very well may be a true story annoy me to no end. I
wish they'd dispense with the Hollywood visual tricks and just tell the
story as it happened. If it's too bland for some tastes, so be it, at
least it's being presented as it truly is.

Heck, I think golf is bland, yet we don't see televised tournaments
being embellished with visual tricks to make it more entertaining.
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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Whatever happened to Kim Russoe's show? I liked that.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Yeah! ''The Haunting of...''. I also loved ''Celebrity Ghost Stories''.
All the ''Paranormal Witness''' shows are on SyFy on-demand.
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Old 05-10-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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Yeah! ''The Haunting of...''. I also loved ''Celebrity Ghost Stories''.
All the ''Paranormal Witness''' shows are on SyFy on-demand.
Agree, Celebrity Ghost Stories was one of my favorites. I can't think of any episode that I didn't like.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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Yeah! ''The Haunting of...''. I also loved ''Celebrity Ghost Stories''.
All the ''Paranormal Witness''' shows are on SyFy on-demand.
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Agree, Celebrity Ghost Stories was one of my favorites. I can't think of any episode that I didn't like.
Me three! Remember the one with that blonde guy who was so rude and walked off? I used to know his name but ever since that episode I have consciously forgotten his name! I haven't seen any more shows with her either. I liked her. I think she and Caputo are real deals.

ETA: His last name is Hall, I think. John Michael? David Michael? Something like that.

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