Monday, May 2, 2016

Strange TV

If you asked me what kind of TV I like to watch, I would tell you that I like the strange shows that make you think and bend your perspective on reality. Its interesting to see what people think about things that others find outrageous and untrue. Its also fun to form my own opinions about strange facts. Here is a short list of some of the strange shows that I've watched recently and what I think of them.

1. Ghost Adventures - I've been watching this show for years and what intrigues me the most about it are all the cool gadgets these guys have. There is a device they use that maps out the outline of ghosts that aren't visible to the human eye. In one episode during the most recent season, there were four ghosts on a stage performing. They even got one to dance. It was very entertaining.

The commentary in this show is very dramatic and at times very dark, but they visit some really cool places across America that, of course, I would never set foot in. They've even come to Portland to visit the Shanghai Tunnels and did a ride along with the Portland police. Love that episode filmed in my own neck of the woods.



 2. Ghost Hunters - This was the show that originally got me hooked on the paranormal. The way they investigate is completely unique to them. They look at everything through a skeptics eye, trying to debunk everything that happens. Unlike other shows, they don't automatically assume that everything is a ghost and they visit locations where people need help to feel more at ease or want answers as to what they are experiencing. They genuinely want to help people, especially when children are involved.  


3. Ghost Asylum - This is one of my new obsessions. The guys of the Tennessee Wraith Chasers build some of the most elaborate contraptions you have ever seen trying to capture ghosts. I don't understand how a lot of them work, but I like the ones that blow up.

Some of the creepiest places are featured on this show, with histories that are dark and dismal at times, but the boys get to the bottom of things with their southern know how. Definitely a show to watch if you want some in depth ghost hunting.


4. Ghost Brothers - I'm really not sure what to think about this one yet, I haven't seen anything yet that makes me think they are serious about the paranormal. I think it's shown on television because there is nothing else out there like them. These three dudes definitely have a unique way of ghost hunt and yes, they are hilarious, but they freak out over everything. If you want a good laugh and absolutely no evidence captured on any of their devices, then check out ghost brothers, you won't be disappointed.





5. Finding Bigfoot - I know this show isn't a ghost show, but a lot of people think that Bigfoot is rooted in the paranormal, plus, I said strange TV, not ghost TV.

This show was born and raised in the great Northwest with sightings of Bigfoot all across the nation and the world.

When I first started watching this show, Renee, the shows resident skeptic was hard to win over with evidence of Bigfoot. Now that the show has been on the air for a few seasons the who cast quickly jumps to point fingers at Sasquatch. To them, everything from wood knocks to howls in the night is a Bigfoot. They don't even bat an eye these days at the "Evidence."

If you would like to see how people hunt for Bigfoot this is the show for you, but beware, the way they edit the show makes you think they caught something on camera, but they never do. So disappointing.


There are some pretty cool shows out there for us strange and unusual TV watchers. I also enjoy anything that Josh Gates is involved in. Expedition Unknown and Destination Truth. There is also another good one, but its long since been taken off the air, Fact or Faked.

Tell me what your favorite strange show is and if there is one that you think I should check out, leave me a comment.



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