Last week I received an email with the subject line “Why did Ghost Hunters do this?”
Well of course that piqued my interest and I opened it, even though I didn’t recognize the sender’s ID.
But let me pause here for a second. While I’m on the topic of IDs…not that there was a name attached to the email (it was sent using an online alias), but the sender requested I just refer to him –or her, because I’m not even sure which gender he or she is– as Anonymous if I wrote about this. He or she attends some of the Ghost Hunters events, knows (and is known by) many of the GH stars and doesn’t think they’re all bad. He or she was just super peeved by this particular incident.
And what was the incident? I admit I haven’t done my full diligence yet so I’m not 100% sure, but I believe it has to do with a sneak peak of the show’s upcoming season.
If anyone else has any insight on this matter, please feel free to comment.
I am really upset with this show now. As I watch the premiere, they act like this is the first time they’re at the Otesaga, but they were there in January BEFORE they filmed it. I know cause I was at the event. Britt, Amy, Jay and Grant were there. Also, I like Amy Bruni, but she and psychic Chip Coffey had experiences at the hotel in a certain room (she had luck with the flashlight test and actually had something thrown at her), and not only do they not acknowledge that, but she acts so surprised by the activity there. ALSO, the “hotel guest” James Johnson is the editor of the TAPS Paramagazine, and a local politician from Cooperstown and a close, personal friend to Jason Hawes. This seems devious and wrong that they don’t admit to this. Don’t believe me? Do your homework and talk to demonologist Adam Blai, physicist Andy Coppock, paranormal pop culture historian Aaron Sagers, TAPS paramag editor Scotty Roberts, comedian Mike Brody, Ouija expert Robert Murch. THEY WERE ALL THERE WHEN TAPS FIRST INVESTIGATED OTESAGA WITH THE TAPS EVENT GROUP BEYOND REALITY. I love this show but I hate how they’re lying here.
The “James Johnson” is the worst part of all this. It’s like they expect us magazine subcribers to be stupid or blindly loyal. They didn’t disclose important info, and that’s just wrong.
Honestly, I am really disillusioned. I feel like a show I’ve been watching for so long just faked me out.
MY REPLY EMAIL
Hey, thanks so much for your message! Would you be okay if I reprinted this on my blog? I can leave your name out. (Well, I don’t think you left your name. But I can leave the identifier … out if you want.)
This is really interesting and yet another claim against them. (They keep racking them up, sadly.)
Thanks so much for venting to me. I can relate. I really dug that show in the beginning. Didn’t watch last season at all. Just haven’t liked how they’ve handled their fame.
Feel free to reprint it, but as you noticed, I left out my name. I still like most of the GHers and will continue to attend some events because I don’t they are all dodgy. So I don’t want a name attached….just ‘anonymous’
I understand it’s a tv show with production and editing, but they could have said, “hey we did an event here and loved it so much we came back.” Especially because Amy was so impressed with her experiences there. But the thing that really killed me was the publisher (I said editor, I think, but was incorrect) posing as a “hotel guest.” He lives just a few miles away from the hotel and is a longtime friend of Jason. Heck, I follow the guys on Twitter and Hawes talks about him a lot (them vacationing, snowmobiling, etc). I feel like that maneuver on air was openly deceptive and treated fans like rubes.
I have never in all the events I’ve been to, ever seen anyone fake something but … you know, I was just bugged by it.
I guess the other thing is that – you know the expression ‘loose lips sink ships – well, there are a lot of loose lips at events. Things are becoming petty amongst team members, there’s lots of gossip, and you never see Jason for more than five minutes anymore.
I’m not just complaining, I don’t think, but I don’t think they are above criticism just because I happen to have liked the show.
Is this more evidence against Ghost Hunters credibility? (Kind of like the clips of their faked footage.) I’m not sure, but I found it very curious indeed…