Ghost Adventures: Asylums and castles and prisons, oh my!
by Jane Boursaw, posted Oct 24th 2009 11:02AM
It's that time of year when we get all the deliciously creepy shows and movies haunting our TV sets as we head into Halloween. Turner Classic Movies is airing some great ones this weekend, including Poltergeist, Dr. X, and The Blob. Check out their schedule to see when they're airing.
I have to agree with John that sometimes the ghost hunter shows don't always deliver. Then again, sometimes just the idea of where they're going is frightening. Last night, I watched an episode of Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel, and the guys took their gear into the bowels of an abandoned insane asylum. I happened to grow up in a town with an abandoned insane asylum (converted to very nice retail/business now), and I know firsthand that these places are pretty creepy.
Anyway, Zak Bagans and the guys claimed to hear voices, see a glowing orb and the shadow of a hand, and one of them even got a nice little ghost slap to the face. The kicker for me is when they ventured into the morgue and one of the guys actually climbed into the cabinet where the bodies were kept -- and stayed locked in there for quite a while. No thanks!
On Oct. 30 at 8 PM, the Ghost Adventures crew will broadcast live from the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, and viewers will get a chance to get in on the action via webcams, text messages, and emails. Check out this video of Bagans talking about the upcoming adventure. New episodes are set to begin airing Nov. 6.
I tend to be really gullible about this stuff, but what do you think? Think they're really hobnobbing with ghosts?