I almost wrote “scary shows”, mostly because whenever I turn these on, Mattie leaves. I feel kind of bad for that. Well, these are TV shows that fascinate me way more than they should. Given we’re going to the Stanley Hotel this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share with you a small selection of my favorite ghost themed shows to watch.
First is A Haunting. I first fell in love with this show when I saw it on the discovery channel back in 2004. I remember finding it on Halloween night, actually. While my parents were taking my little sister Trick-or-Treating I was kicking back and watching TV with my dog. At first, the show scared me, admittedly, and I stopped watching after an episode. Except then I kept seeing it on TV….so I kept watching bits until I was finally able to watch a full episode. Well, guys, the thing I love best about this show, is how it’s recreations of actual (supposed) events. While there are actors, they’re paralleled by interviews from the real people who experienced it. There seems to be an abnormal amount of demonic possession on the show, and sometimes its an evil witch or curse. But it always ends with the people reclaiming the home as their own. Or, leaving; there’s really no in-between. The special effects in the show are pretty awesome, and the actual accounts from the people are enthralling. I don’t know why, I just know that I absolutely love this show. Since I discovered it, there have been other series to follow the show, as well as updated versions of the show itself. I can’t remember what channel it’s on now, but I do know I still catch it by accident from time to time.
Another show, I have to give a shout out to, is Ghost Adventures. I know, I know, it’s somewhat cheesy. The camera is always shaky, and they do seem to talk a lot when we’re trying to find a ghost. But, that being said, this team has visited some really cool places. My favorite was when they went to Dracula’s castle. As many of us know, the lore of the great original Vampire was born from a Romanian Prince. Visiting the castle proved to be a little unnerving…considering all the noises and voices that the team picked up. Still, when there’s a lot of murder in one place, surely there is some secret activity? Either way, I do like to watch this show from time to time. If you’re into history with a bit of spooky, then this is the show from you. They’ve had some pretty neat experiences.
Lastly, there was a show called Most Haunted USA. The show takes us around the US to find the most haunted of places, and things. It was on this show that I found one of the most terrifying reasons I have had to add to why I hate dolls. Robert is considered a ‘living doll’. And it seems some scary things have happed to those who are around him. Yes, this is not a show for the faint of heart. Oddly, homes are not the only thing to be haunted. If ever there is a ghost story you’re looking for, or the start of an urban legend, this is the show for you.
Well guys, I’m going to keep this little ghost blog short and sweet as now, I get to go see if I can meet a few ghosts myself. Don’t worry, I’ll be updating everyone at the end of the adventure, and we will be doing a Podcast. Hopefully, we get to pick something up!