Actually, it’s not so much that Ghost Hunters doesn’t want you to see the following clips. If you’re a fan of the show you’ve likely already seen them. What they don’t want you to do is examine them too closely or question their authenticity.
Why? Because it’s evidence that GH’s evidence isn’t on the up and up. A.K.A. It’s growing proof that Ghost Hunters fakes findings.
I pulled a few of the most telling clips to demonstrate.
APPARITION AT EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY
And my belief, just because I know who was outside, is that we caught some sort of apparition on camera. The best thing we can do is put it out there and let the world decide. ~Jason Hawes~
Keep that above quote in mind not just as you watch the clip, but for the rest of this post. (You’ll also notice that the quote was pulled right from this clip.)
I remember the first time I saw this episode. It was during it’s original airing. Like millions of other viewers, my initial reaction was, “Whoa! That is wicked creepy.”
However, as I watched later during a rerun, I wasn’t as impressed. In fact, I was downright skeptical.
“Isn’t that a sneaker?” I wondered as I rewatched it.
The clip has copy which points out a blanket. But if you look in the lower left part on the “apparition” there’s a flash of white which to me looks suspiciously like a tennis shoe. And the way the “apparition” moves in general is more like someone hunched over with a blanket draped over them.
THE VERDICT: Jason, you’ve left it for the world to decide. I want to believe in TAPS and their evidence, but this clip just seems too fishy. I rule FAKED!
DEBUNKING GHOST HUNTER’S MOON RIVER BREWING SHADOW FIGURE EVIDENCE
I also remember when I first saw the shadow behind the pool table evidence from their Moon River Brewing investigation. At first it gave me shivers.
“That is just freaky!”
Then, the more I watched it, the more I thought, “Wait, it seems a little weird. Like someone’s crouching down. And not so much that they came out of a wall as that’s just a partition to another room. I’m not so sure this is so real…”
Now, after watching this clip, I’m positive I’m right.
THE VERDICT: FAKED!
DEBUNKING THE 2008 HALLOWEEN LIVE SPECIAL JACKET PULL
Autumnforest shared this clip with me when she left a comment on my “A Few More Thoughts on Ghost TV Shows.” (Side note: In her comment she also referenced one of her posts where she posed a theory why GH has taken a downhill turn and other ghost shows won’t succeed finding activity either right now. It’s super interesting and I highly recommend reading it.)
I think the Moon River debunk is the funniest, but I think this one is the most convincing of faked evidence yet. (It’s also the longest, but it’s worth the five minutes.)
THE VERDICT: I kind of already stated it above, but it’s worth reiterating: Big ol’ FAKED!