One widget my WordPress theme didn’t automatically come with that I missed from Blogger was a poll. I finally figured out how to search for and add plugins. (Well, I sort of knew how to do it already, but it only recently dawned on me to search for a poll plugin.)
Anyway…I’ve had an idea in mind for a poll question for a couple of weeks now. It was inspired by Josh Gates while watching Destination Truth. Specifically, the episode where they were on the plane, in the air, and the plane’s top flew right off!
I thought, “You know, I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to one day hear he’s died while on investigation. And it’ll probably be something random that does him in, just like that sting ray was for Steve Irwin. Sure, it might be because he actually finds one of the creatures he’s always hunting for and gets attacked by it, but more likely it’ll be from some mishap during an investigation.”
Because he certainly has the mishaps, doesn’t he? If you’ve watched the show, you know what I’m talking about. I thought my husband and I experienced all manner of hiccups on our travels. Ha! Josh Gates has us beat easy!
Whether it’s questionable transportation going out on him, overzealous locals, the local wildlife getting curious, or the local cuisine they just always have to test taste, Josh and his team end up having more adventures than just the excitement of searching for legendary monsters and beasts. (And sometimes they experience all of that and then some during one trip!)
You might be able to guess how I cast my vote in the poll. However, can you be so sure? Let me explain why I picked the other three paranormal TV stars that I did for the poll. My choice may not be as clear cut as all that. (And it might make yours not so easy either.)
- Steve Gonsalves, Ghost Hunters – Steve often admits during episodes that about the only thing he isn’t afraid of is ghosts. Spiders, flying, tight spaces…he’s had a good freak out or two. I can just see him meeting an untimely end because his ticker went out during a spider attack or something. Or maybe Dave Tango will somehow be involved. Those two razz each other so much. I can also see that somehow factoring in. (Not Dave killing him or anything like that, but a goof gone wrong kind of ordeal…)
- Yvette Fielding, Most Haunted – Everyone I know either loves her or hates her. Many ghost hunters I know often say, “Oh, her screeching! I’d strangle that woman if she was on investigation with me!” Hmmm…she better keep being careful about who she chooses to investigate with I’d say!
- Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures – He’s almost as bad as Josh Gates. Almost. Not quite. If he doesn’t get snake bit while scouting out the area surrounding an investigation site, one of the many props he brings along and uses to taunt the spirits just may be his downfall. (Or, as is also sometimes the case, one of the props he scares up while on property, like ladders or loose boards, could also contribute to his untimely demise.)
So? Who you gonna vote for? Shhh! Don’t tell me. Cast your vote!
(Well, if you feel compelled to leave a comment, by all means go ahead. Also, if you can think of any other paranormal TV stars you’d add to the list, I’d love to hear that too.)