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Ghost Adventures/Most Haunted

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I have to confess I love watching programmes like Ghost Adventures and Most Haunted and, while I am open minded as to the existence of ghosts, I admit I am taken in by these shows. The American show Ghost Adventures actually records the voices of ghosts and I think this may strain credibility, especially when the ghosts reply to actual questions, giving the impression of cognitive thought. Also there is the instance of objects being thrown about. In the earlier series of Most Haunted I don't remember any stone throwing which makes it seem as if it was a new "wheeze" invented by the programme makers for extra dramatic effect. I'd like to know what other forum members think. Have these programmes been completely debunked anywhere online? Does anyone here have any experience of ghostly occurrences?

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I love Most Haunted myself. Do I think any little noise is a ghost? No. Do I trust Carl and the cousin? No. Am I extremely sceptical? Yep. But then, I also love the Walking Dead, whilst having extreme doubts that's a documentary. Its entertaining even if not hard science.

Plenty of skeptical websites that debunk much of it. That Liverpudlian 'medium' was even dropped when caught cheating.

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I once found some people on Youtube who did their own "Most Haunted" style investigations. There was a few inexplicable things in those shows, like (railway station platform) lights switching off "on command". Still, they're entertainment.

I did see a very over-played US show that was obviously faked. "Ghostly light" clearly came from a concealed flash bulb. Still, if the things to make noises were hidden well enough inside the walls, and the 'cast members' were not in on it, they could still be genuinely scared!

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Since my last post I've seen lots of shows where families in the USA buy a lovely home only to be terrorised by evil spirits. One family moved out and the house has laid empty since 1986 - regarded as the most haunted house in America. In another the wife and daughters were terrified but the husband was sceptical - until he was dragged out of his bed by his foot. They had to sell their million dollar home back to the bank and got $119,000 for it. All they cared about was their peace of mind. When they interview the people you can see the emotion and many are in tears just remembering their horror.

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stevezodiac wrote:In another the wife and daughters were terrified but the husband was sceptical - until he was dragged out of his bed by his foot. They had to sell their million dollar home back to the bank and got $119,000 for it. All they cared about was their peace of mind. When they interview the people you can see the emotion and many are in tears just remembering their horror.
They obviously missed a trick there then. They should have opened the place up as a tourist attraction, and charged accordingly. They would soon have gathered in enough money to buy another property to live in, and they would still have had their cash cow. Some people have no imagination!! Many of those that do though can be relied on to pay good money to have it stimulated!!!

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I detect a hint of cynicism there. I'm still open minded, Some things just can't be explained but there is so much we don't know. Where does the Universe end?

I'm off to the Museum of London shortly. As a born and bred Londoner of 58 years I figured it was about time I visited the place that celebrated my city.

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stevezodiac wrote:I'm off to the Museum of London shortly. As a born and bred Londoner of 58 years I figured it was about time I visited the place that celebrated my city.
I must admit that I too explore London one attraction at a time, Steve. A couple of weeks or so ago I went to Madame Tussauds for the first time, and I really enjoyed it. I had a chat with Charles Dickens about his verbal diarrhoea, and suggested to Britney Spears that for the following day perhaps she might consider wearing a rather less revealing dress. She was non-committal. One thing I learned was not to stand too long in one place or some foreign individual will take your photograph, making a comment like I not know dis man, he is old golfer, no? No? Film star from fifties? Ooh look, he moving, him not dead!

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Oddly enough in Friday's Evening Standard it suggested the Museum of London may be moving to Spitalfields as the Barbican location is proving hard for people to find. I must admit its strange for a museum not to have a front door as such. You have to go into a doorway opposite, up some stairs and then across a small park. It was ok. I wasn't much interested in all the ancient stuff from Roman times I preferred the Victorian era and later. There was a large mural that looked like the work of Commando artist David Pugh. Although later, in the shop, they had some Sherlock Holmes graphic novels and the artist wasn't David Pugh but had a very similar style so maybe it was him that did the mural.

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I remember going to the Barbican some years ago, Steve, for an art exhibition, and it took me ages to find the entrance. Even after I'd found it and climbed a load of steps I had doubts because I seemed to be walking past a series of houses, complete with inhabitants, but eventually there was the venue. It is one weird place though.

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