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On 12/4/2018 at 5:52 PM, Ananayel said:

Oh no! It's like Demons in Seattle, but in the hands of even nutsier people. On steroids even! Demons! On Steroids! Yeah, it's the episode that comes the closest to being an actual, if accidental, parody of Ghost Adventures. I'm sure it has already spawned many memes. The only bad thing about it is that it involves kids, otherwise it would probably be my second favorite. My favorite has to be Longfellow's Wayside Inn, just for Zak's poetry, musical attempts, dealing awkwardly with Inn guests, Soup shoutout, and the opening dinner table.

Speaking of Demons in Seattle, I'm actually starting to believe Keith Linder now. I've been listening to podcasts from him, and he insists that there's been other paranormal teams investigating his house, and they all caught evidence. Apparently, Ghost Adventures was the only one that didn't. Then again, some parts of the episode seemed pretty fake, so I don't know.

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On ‎12‎/‎1‎/‎2018 at 11:57 PM, Ananayel said:

So, I didn't think it would be possible to have anything more ridiculous than Seattle Demon, and then we got the bizarre yet strangely comedic gift of Terror in Fontana. I just... you guys. I can't! As soon as I laid eyes on Mom's glitter eyeshadow, I knew we were in for a doozie. I will need to watch this one again. Billy came off as the sensible one! What is even happening?!

OK, I finally saw the Fontanna episode. Wow, what a train wreck! At first I thought the crazy mother wearing sparkly eyeliner had some sort of supernatural Munchausen syndrome going on, then when the son told them about the clawed demon under the bed grabbing his arm, I suspected it was a cat that no one had mentioned for some reason (I have a cat that used to hide under the bed and do that to me at night -- nothing like getting into bed in the dark and having your ankle grabbed), but as soon as the son unconvincingly claimed he hadn't set the alarm clock that went, I knew who was behind these shenanigans. I have the feeling there's some weird family dynamics going on with them with the way they dressed and acted. Did I hear them slip and admit to having a cat at some point?

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On 12/2/2018 at 11:45 AM, humbleopinion said:

There but for the grace of God go I...Zac sees what happened to Nick Groff and won't be going anywhere as long as Travel Channel is will to make him a headliner on the Travel Channel....

On a side note...Nick's show on Destination America...quick!...name 3 other shows on Destination American will be starting with fresh new episodes of Paranormal Lockdown Dec 4th...with Katrina

Travel Channel versus Destination America Channels....Zac is smarter to stay with Travel Channel....

right!  I was so pissed at DA for ZERO promotion for PL coming back!  I had no frick'n idea it was back!  PL used to be their baby, and I know its been gone a long time for some reason.  But come on, one or two promos won't kill you. It's like they want it to die. Lol.

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Oh yeah, Scooby Douche also caught that kid in Fontana scratching the blanket with his toe and then rationalized that spirit possessing the kid made him do it. 🙄

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I just caught the Terror in Fontana episode. Oh, my....

That kid was clearly the one making those noises. The family needs psychological help, not an exorcist. 

Yes, they had a cat but Billy looked and the cat was not under the bed. 

The constant singing 'Jesus loves me' and chanting the 'blood of Christ' over and over again for hours is enough to drive anyone crazy. No wonder that kid's leg was twitching. It would take everything in me not to want to kick the mother. How is anyone supposed to sleep with all that damn singing/racket?

And what is up with all the Jesus love and then wearing trashy negligée and hooker eyeshadow to bed with your children?

Zac looked so unimpressed and annoyed in that bed. I laughed at him wearily telling the mother that she should take the kids and head off to the hotel now so they could finally start investigating. 

Furthermore, the dragon falling over... it looked like something behind it was moved which caused the dragon to topple over. It didn't look at all paranormal to me. And how could that camera have fallen over without anyone knowing until looking at the footage? I mean, someone clearly put the thing back up. We saw it in its normal spot when they went into the room to figure out how it had fallen over.

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On 12/16/2018 at 2:52 PM, humbleopinion said:

Nick and Katrina go to Bobby Mackay's and they get an awesome paranormal event...catch it on DVR if you have the time....

I finally had a chance to see it. I think I like it more than both of the episodes where the Ghost Adventures Crew goes there.

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Aaaand, in addition to Demon House, all day New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, as of now, straight up, full-on, non-stop Ghost Adventures marathon. Holy cow. 

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9 hours ago, Ananayel said:

Aaaand, in addition to Demon House, all day New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, as of now, straight up, full-on, non-stop Ghost Adventures marathon. Holy cow. 

Oh yeah, thanks for the reminder. I almost forgot that the Demon House special is going to air on New Year's. I might want to tune in to some of the marathon too, just for the fun of it.

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4 hours ago, Ubiquitous said:

What the hell is going on with the Travel Channel becoming the Paranormal Channel? It seems like this show is always playing!

Only on the weekends. But yeah, they do seem to have a mini-marathon of the show every weekend anyway.

You do have a point about the Travel Channel turning into the Paranormal Channel though, particularly more recently as it acquired more shows from Destination American, which ironically seems to be decreasing focus on the paranormal as of lately. I remember when Ghost Adventures and The Dead Files were pretty much the only paranormal shows on the Travel Channel, but now there's all kinds of them.

I like paranormal shows, but I can understand the frustration with old-school Travel Channel fans. I reckon they should spin-off the Travel Channel into a paranormal channel.

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On ‎3‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 7:57 AM, Lili said:

The show is coming back tonight. The new episode will be about the Ripley's Believe It or Not museum, which should be pretty interesting.

I caught that ep this weekend. I assume they got a year's worth of free tickets for their effort. *laugh*

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On ‎12‎/‎17‎/‎2018 at 7:50 PM, jewel21 said:

Furthermore, the dragon falling over... it looked like something behind it was moved which caused the dragon to topple over. It didn't look at all paranormal to me. And how could that camera have fallen over without anyone knowing until looking at the footage? I mean, someone clearly put the thing back up. We saw it in its normal spot when they went into the room to figure out how it had fallen over.

They have a cat. That's all that needs to be said.

 

On ‎12‎/‎30‎/‎2018 at 12:39 AM, Lili said:

Only on the weekends. But yeah, they do seem to have a mini-marathon of the show every weekend anyway.

You do have a point about the Travel Channel turning into the Paranormal Channel though, particularly more recently as it acquired more shows from Destination American, which ironically seems to be decreasing focus on the paranormal as of lately. I remember when Ghost Adventures and The Dead Files were pretty much the only paranormal shows on the Travel Channel, but now there's all kinds of them.

I like paranormal shows, but I can understand the frustration with old-school Travel Channel fans. I reckon they should spin-off the Travel Channel into a paranormal channel.

Apparently, Andrew Zimmer, the guy with the gross foods shows, pissed off a vocal minority group when he bad-mouthed Chinese restaurants in flyover country and has been banished to the graveyard hours, leaving a huge blocks of programming that needed filling.

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Did anyone watch Demon House? If so, what did you think? For me, it was entirely too Blair Witch, and once Zak said it could have become the next Amityville it set off huge red flags. Amityville was a massive fake hoax. And then the family stops working with Zak because Hollywood came calling with $$$$? And the extended family was all Nope, never happened? And the squatters had nothing to report until there was money involved? Uh, that's a no from me, dawg. </RandyJackson> Don't even get me started on how, with all the cameras set up in the house, the only one to catch the "black shape" was the out of focus one on the bed. The dude who "got fired" for his health seemed to be a bit scripted and dramatic in his interview - it just didn't seem genuine to me.

Also, diplopia can be treated with botox, and the surgery is the same as for strabismus, which is almost always (in adults) outpatient and done under local anesthesia with light sedation (it's done over a million times a year.) Not to mention vision therapy. Not that there are no risks, but probably less than his nose job under general anesthesia. Granted, it would freak me out being my eyes and all, but he's not without recourse to fix it.

On a a lighter note, after I said in the now-nuked Small Talk thread that any All Paranormal All the Time channel had to run Most Haunted or I would be very cross, guess what showed up on TRVL last night at 11? Woot! 

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Yeah, I've seen the Demon House documentary. Apparently, the events of that is why Zak has to wear glasses now. Pretty scary. I was leary of even watching it, after that warning in the beginning.

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On 1/9/2019 at 1:36 AM, Lili said:

Yeah, I've seen the Demon House documentary. Apparently, the events of that is why Zak has to wear glasses now. Pretty scary. I was leary of even watching it, after that warning in the beginning.

ITA.  I usually watch an ep 2 or 3 times (spaced out lol) but that one I couldnt.  I was really creeped out. If this is the ep where Nick left and didn't look back.  Cant say I blame him.  I wouldn't have lasted.

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According to TMZ, Zak has bought Ted Bundy's glasses for his museum. Between him and John Zaffis, what on earth is left to acquire?

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On 2/5/2019 at 6:10 PM, Ananayel said:

According to TMZ, Zak has bought Ted Bundy's glasses for his museum. Between him and John Zaffis, what on earth is left to acquire?

I know, right? Zak even has the Dybbuk Box now.

He also has the Crying Boy painting. Thankfully, his museum is still intact with that thing in there.

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I used to love this show it spooked the hell out of me. But all the changes they made ruined it for me. The Control Centre or whatever they call it, "What was that? Better run back to the CC!" errrr even if there was something there it will be gone by the time you get it back! 

I thought the Demon House special ep was terrible and nothing happened with his museum ep. Either open the damn Dybbuk box or not, don't talk about it for 30 plus minutes and still not do it! 

They still freak out like they have never done this before as well. 

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On 1/5/2019 at 7:56 AM, Ananayel said:

Did anyone watch Demon House? If so, what did you think? For me, it was entirely too Blair Witch, and once Zak said it could have become the next Amityville it set off huge red flags. Amityville was a massive fake hoax. And then the family stops working with Zak because Hollywood came calling with $$$$? And the extended family was all Nope, never happened? And the squatters had nothing to report until there was money involved? Uh, that's a no from me, dawg. </RandyJackson> Don't even get me started on how, with all the cameras set up in the house, the only one to catch the "black shape" was the out of focus one on the bed. The dude who "got fired" for his health seemed to be a bit scripted and dramatic in his interview - it just didn't seem genuine to me.

Also, diplopia can be treated with botox, and the surgery is the same as for strabismus, which is almost always (in adults) outpatient and done under local anesthesia with light sedation (it's done over a million times a year.) Not to mention vision therapy. Not that there are no risks, but probably less than his nose job under general anesthesia. Granted, it would freak me out being my eyes and all, but he's not without recourse to fix it.

On a a lighter note, after I said in the now-nuked Small Talk thread that any All Paranormal All the Time channel had to run Most Haunted or I would be very cross, guess what showed up on TRVL last night at 11? Woot! 

I thought it was boring. Nothing happened other than Zak's ham acting. Zak should also know that just because you destroy the house it doesn't mean you get rid of the spirits. Not to mention if he is so terrified of the place why does he keep the dirt? I would say that if anything is wrong it is that the dirt is contaminated! I know they did some tests on it but they didn't seem relevant to working out if it was making people sick or not. 

It's all bullshit anyway.

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On 3/8/2019 at 9:45 PM, Morlock said:

I thought it was boring. Nothing happened other than Zak's ham acting. Zak should also know that just because you destroy the house it doesn't mean you get rid of the spirits. Not to mention if he is so terrified of the place why does he keep the dirt? I would say that if anything is wrong it is that the dirt is contaminated! I know they did some tests on it but they didn't seem relevant to working out if it was making people sick or not. 

It's all bullshit anyway.

I was really surprised that the whole time they never even referenced any of the other guys except Billy I think once and it was off camera, I never saw him on camera.  Aaron was never mentioned.  It was kind of weird.

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1 hour ago, Tammee said:

I was really surprised that the whole time they never even referenced any of the other guys except Billy I think once and it was off camera, I never saw him on camera.  Aaron was never mentioned.  It was kind of weird.

Zak did take over more than usual on that one. It's a shame because I have always considered him to be the least interesting of the team. I hate how he interrupts people so he can repeat back what they just said as if what they said was so difficult and it needed breaking down too. Sometimes he just repeats it word for word anyway. Anything to keep the attention on himself. 

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On 3/10/2019 at 12:04 PM, Morlock said:

Zak did take over more than usual on that one. It's a shame because I have always considered him to be the least interesting of the team. I hate how he interrupts people so he can repeat back what they just said as if what they said was so difficult and it needed breaking down too. Sometimes he just repeats it word for word anyway. Anything to keep the attention on himself. 

Hmmm, well to play devils advocate for a moment. I thought I had heard/read somewhere that Zak was diagnosed with learning issues. And so sometimes I will do the same thing, repeat something over.  It helps me to retain. Of course the Zak part is ALLEGEDLY.  I do not know for sure it's just something weird I retained lol

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On 3/8/2019 at 11:41 PM, Morlock said:

I used to love this show it spooked the hell out of me. But all the changes they made ruined it for me. The Control Centre or whatever they call it, "What was that? Better run back to the CC!" errrr even if there was something there it will be gone by the time you get it back! 

I thought the Demon House special ep was terrible and nothing happened with his museum ep. Either open the damn Dybbuk box or not, don't talk about it for 30 plus minutes and still not do it! 

They still freak out like they have never done this before as well. 

Yeah, they spent a while deciding whether to open the Dybbuk box or not. But in the end, it's probably a really good thing they didn't. It shows that even GAC has their limits in what they do.

Whatever happened to the spin-off show Deadly Possessions? Now it seems they have just incorporated the museum stuff into the main show.

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