Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Last night I watched epiosde 2 of Ghost Cases which will air this week on Eastlink TV in Canada. Strange as it might seem, given this blog, I don't watch a lot of ghost shows or even very much TV. Normally I only watch if I happen upon one when I am bored and scanning through channels. This blog started as a PR photo contest blog for Ghost Hunters and after 2 years it still had too many visitors for me to want to delete it -- so came Ghostly Happenings.
Anyhow, that said, I do sometimes watch ghost shows and Ghost Cases was quite different from the types of ghost shows seen here in the US. It was kind of old school. They didn't go in and set up tons of equipment or over-hype every single sound and discovery. It was kind of refreshing and I think good to not have another cookie cutter ghost show on TV, even if it is only in Canada.
One of the things I like best about it is the male/female partner set-up. I just wrote about the sad lack of females on paranormal programming here in the US in the last issue of UFO Magazine. Normally if there is a female, there is only one and at least 3 men. Aside from that (and I may be wrong) I got the feeling that Holly was much more open and probably believed in ghosts a lot more than Paul. Holly seemed dead serious about it. As you can tell by her photo, she is very nice to look at too.
If I had to pick the creepiest thing about episode 2, it is the spiders in the creepy cellar. I am terrified of most spiders! Meaning all that live inside, instead of outside where I feel they should live. There was also an EVP that probably would have scared the crap out of me, but I had burned the show to disk and was watching it on TV and for some reason I couldn't hear what the EVP was saying and couldn't get to the remote in time to turn it up. I decided to let that be, because I was going to sleep after that and of all things that totally scare me in the paranormal realm -- EVPs are at the top of the list. I can watch ghost videos all night and they don't bother me, but those creepy voices send shivers up and down my spine. Sometime I will play that during the day and see what it said.
I was left wondering -- did what Holly, Paul and the psychic did at the farm heal the problems the residents were having? I hope so, it must be horrible to live with a sense of dread in your own home.
BTW, you can check out Paul and Holly's blog here. They also have a fan page on facebook. Most importantly though, if you are in Canada, make sure to watch the show!