Veteran’s Day seems like the perfect time to examine last week’s Ghost Adventures episode. Did you think the Ghost Adventures guys showed proper respect while investigating aboard the USS Hornet?
Before I could answer that question I had to rewatch it. After I did I could see why some might feel that way. There were a couple of things that left me a bit uneasy:
- The Siren: All I could think was, “How would I feel if I was a trapped spirit and I heard that damn siren?” Yes, it’s a wonderful trigger object. I imagine it sparked incredibly heightened feelings in real-life situations when it was sounded. But to set it off now just to see if it sparks activity? That seems almost borderline cruel, and definitely doesn’t let the ghosts of any servicemen rest in peace.
- The Recreations: When Zak was all bandaged up and the guys were doing an EVP session saying things like, “He’s dying, help him.” Or, “Did you die in here like he’s about to?” Are ghosts stupid? When we die do we somehow lose our ability to differentiate between what’s real and not? Don’t you think the ghosts saw them say, “Hey, let’s get all bandaged up and see what happens?” Staging like that seems just silly, especially when they’ve been walking around investigating and then suddenly they’re pretending to be injured or a doctor trying to save a life? Give the ghosts a little credit for Pete’s sake!
So, yes, I can see how some might feel the Ghost Adventures boys were disrespectful.
However, in their defense, they also did two specific things to show respect:
- Before they headed out they thanked any spirits who might be listening for their service and sacrifice.
- They dedicated the episode to all those serving in our Armed Forces.
ONE LAST PERPLEXING QUESTION
Was a goof caught on tape? Right before Zak does the siren drill the time noted is 2:03.
Cut to the next shot. They’re getting ready to do EVPs in the Burn Unit. As Zak explains what they’re fixing to do, the time noted is 2:03.
Huh? How could that be?
In case you missed it last week or would like to rewatch it, the USS Hornet episode will air again tomorrow before an all new episode, an investigation of La Palazza in Las Vegas.