Everyone has an addiction of some kind. Don’t tell me you don’t, because thou shalt be deemed a fibber of the most Shameful Kind. I have many addictions. Books. Books. Chocolate. Paranormal investigation programmes. Oh, the need to see a group of people bumbling about in the dark waving gadgets about that squeak and beep and flash… And I do so love the way they all suddenly freeze and look at each other and say:
‘There’s someone upstairs… there’s someone upstairs? Who’s upstairs? Do YOU know who’s upstairs? I don’t think I’m upstairs?’
“Guys, has anyone actually been to see who is upstairs?”
For these past few months, my intrepid (decrepit?) mate in South Africa has been joining me on a veritable pub crawl of paranormal investigation programmes to see what they come up with. We want the TRUTH! Buuuut… we don’t really want to have to leave the safety of our homes to get it. So, we have so far been through the whole of the Ghost Adventures series (well, who wouldn’t want to watch that lot charging about in the dark together yelling ‘DUUUUDE!!!!’ every five seconds?) and I thought the evidence they got in their very first documentary, before they went viral with their GAC adventures, was pretty compelling stuff (I refer to the flying brick incident). I honestly think my friend and I have spent more time with those three GAC guys than we have our own husbands. That reads in a very bad way but, whatever. We’ve worked our way through Nick Groff and his Paranormal Lockdowns (the first episode of series two was pretty fantastic, we loved that) and now we are busy abusing Ghost Hunters. Right from the very first episode. So far, it’s been like watching badly lit episodes of Hollyoaks with lots of cables, EMF meters and ‘spontaneous’ interludes where the team members grumble about who’s leading the tech department and whether they’ve captured dust or an orb on film. Or possibly a full-blown poltergeist with laryngitis.
My friend and I continually gripe about what they get up to in Ghost Hunters – ‘it’s dust! That’s not an EVP, that’s someone sneezing! What the hell is he doing with that thermometer!?’ but… we still keep on watching the episodes. Just in case.
Zak Bagans, Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin (ahh Aaron, bless him, no one can erupt into a war cry of “DUUUUDE!” like Aaron), Grant Wilson, Jason Hawes and all your Minions – we salute you! You go ahead and carry on falling over stuff in the dark, you carry on bickering amongst yourselves over who left the power cable at home, WE LOVE YA GUYS!
Nicola Kirk and http://www.nicolakirk.wordpress.com 2017