A new ghost show premiered on Discovery channel last night, Ghost Lab. For those not familiar, here is the premise:
“With the help of the latest technology, two brothers have uncovered some of the most powerful results in supernatural research to date — including a recording of Civil War soldiers talking. Meet Brad and Barry Klinge, Texas natives who in 2007 founded Everyday Paranormal, an investigation team that has explored more than 70 locations and set a new standard in supernatural research with some of the world’s most sophisticated equipment housed in a decked-out traveling “ghost lab.”
Traveling the country, the 24-foot car hauler can provide 200,000 watts of electricity to power audio-, video- and photo-analysis stations; flat-screen televisions; and an interactive touch-screen smart board. The lab houses surveillance video cameras capable of shooting 300 feet away in total darkness with a 180-degree peripheral view; temperature, humidity and dew point data loggers; various digital cameras, including thermal-imaging cameras; audio recorders; and more than 8,000 feet of video cable. This on-site high-tech lab enables investigators to analyze data on the premises in real time, helping them to more narrowly focus their investigations on known hot spots.
Join the Klinge brothers, along with some of the world’s foremost specialists in science measurements, as they devise and test cutting-edge theories during their investigations, in Ghost Lab. The all-new series premieres Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.”
I’m going to need to see it a few more times before I form a definite opinion one way or the other. It seems they are out only to prove to the world the existence of ghosts. I’m not sure this can be done, as non-believers are hard (if not impossible) to sway. No matter what you show them, unless a ghosts strolls up and sits on their lap they will never believe.
Unlike Ghost Hunters, who operate under the assumption that everything can be debunked until well, it can’t, and only then can a place be labled haunted, the Ghost Lab team quickly blurts out, “This place is SO haunted!”
While I think the “Era Cues” theory is interesting, and might could be well applied (especially in an intelligent haunting), I didn’t appreciate the fact that it was mentioned over and over – basically being crammed down my throat. They were trying too hard to sell the idea.
I was also a little skeptical about the high quality EVP’s they collected. Those are NOT that easy to come by, yet they are belting out clear as day Class A EVP’s like it was nothing. I just don’t know. Let’s see what the next episode brings.
For more information about Ghost Lab visit this Discovery Channel page: GHOST LAB