May 28, 2009
The Cuban Club was another sizable locale for TAPS to investigate. The place was split into several different large rooms, too, which made cross-contamination all that easier. The acoustics of some of the spaces, like the ballroom and the theater, just lended themselves to creating all sorts of interesting noises and sounds. However, this time around, the footsteps and other general sounds reported weren't really that important. Instead, we got a much better surprise.
First though, was Amy and Kris's provoking of any ... Read More
May 28, 2009
I'll admit, I'd never heard of Edith Wharton until this episode of Ghost Hunters aired. I'd heard of a few of her novels, though, once I looked her up on Wikipedia. That aside, it was already apparent she had been successful back in her day, if her house, the Mount, were any indication. Like Grant said, "Did this woman ever do anything small?" Her mansion and estate were definitely impressive. It was obvious that TAPS had their work cut out for them. ... Read More
May 28, 2009
Surprisingly, TAPS's Star Island investigation had more of a scientific-debunking-session feel to it--because, along the way, that seems to have faded slightly from the show. However, that's the part I liked about GH to begin with. I mean, yes, you can only get so scientific when it comes to the paranormal, but I think it does lead more creedance to the field when you approach it in such a manner. Anyhow.
Star Island was a sizable locale to investigate. Luckily, the hot spots ... Read More
May 28, 2009
Though this episode's title would lead you to believe that the Betsy Ross House would be the first investigation of the night, you'd be wrong. In fact, I'd say the first case shown--the Hannum House--yielded more compelling evidence than the latter. I'm not saying at any point was I on the edge of my seat--that's very rare for me nowadays when it comes to the show (I guess, the whole thing has played out for me so many times that it's now old ... Read More
Jan 9, 2009
They saved the best for last? Really? Are you kidding me? Honestly, the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse investigation didn't really do much for me. I just couldn't see anything there that was, well, paranormal. Sure, both the lighthouse and Fort Constitution have seen human activity for centuries (and a few tragedies along the way), but I just wasn't getting that haunted vibe--and the evidence, I think, speaks for itself--to the opposite of what TAPS would like us to believe.
Most of what the guys ... Read More
Dec 25, 2008
TAPS had their hands full, it seemed, with the Clovis Sanitarium, a place where many people had had the unfortunate fate of losing their battle with Tuberculosis--meaning that a lot of deaths had occurred on the property. In a way it's easy enough to compare (history to history) what happened here to what happened at the Waverly Sanitarium back east--remember that place? Yeah, I do. Though, that place was much larger, still, the Clovis had numerous rooms, and activity all over the place, so ... Read More
Dec 8, 2008
When I saw that the two investigations were going to take place on a pair of nineteenth-century ships, I got extremely excited, and for good reason. TAPS' past investigations of ocean-going vessels has yielded some surprising evidence--particularly (just recalling back to previous investigations) the USS North Carolina. I'll still never quite forget that one, and to think I once had gone on the tour of it! But, getting back to this episode. Honestly, I was sort of let down.
The two ships, the Berkley and ... Read More
Nov 15, 2008
I thoroughly enjoyed the roundtable discussion. Though, I'm not exactly sure that was the best term to use for it. The reason being there was only Jason, Grant, Steve and Tango present. It would have been nice to have seen more TAPS members. At first, I thought this might detract from the enjoyment of the "discussion" but I was wrong. The insight into what drives Jason and Grant and, of course, Steve was absolutely worth tuning in for. One thing was clear ... Read More
Nov 14, 2008
Could Fort Delaware get any creepier? TAPS' first investigation of this Civil War era fort I thought was impressive enough. Well, the Live investigation yielded only more (and further) evidence that there's definitely something paranormal going on there. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that this Ghost Hunters investigation is now one of my favorites--at least, the results part of it.
The Live part was definitely, well, boring. I could only stand a few hours of it before I had to call it quits ... Read More
Nov 1, 2008
I didn't get a chance to watch the entire thing, but from what I saw of this year's "live" investigation, I wasn't that impressed. To be honest, it seemed to me more like a "plug" promotion deal for every SciFi show on the air. Of course, last year, Josh Gates was the host--so that didn't really bother me. And, they did have an ECW wrestler as well--just like last time. However, we also had Amanda Tapping, which was all right, since I ... Read More