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(CNN)   Expert advice on ghost hunting: Buy the cheap voice recorders. "Cheap ones are great because they generate white noise, which spirits speak within"   (cnn.com) divider line 153
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2009-10-24 06:12:46 PM
cliqueclack.s3.amazonaws.com

/Hot like that chick that's on there.
 
2009-10-24 06:15:38 PM
OMG. Static. There's no possible scientific explanation for static...unless...OMG GHOSTS
 
2009-10-24 07:12:29 PM
Actually, the white noise allows you to hear the things you don't hear like black pools allow you to see what you don't see.

It's just another form of scrying, and it would surprise me not at all if the ghost hunters heard different things on the same recording.

Whether you believe scrying works or is just an interesting habit the brain has is up to you, but it appears that ghost hunting hasn't changed with the advent of technology.
 
2009-10-24 07:16:11 PM
Strange...when digital recorders first came out, they were considering NOT usable, as the digital artifacts and noise would cause recordings that were not deemed viable.
 
2009-10-24 07:28:21 PM
doglover: It's just another form of scrying, and it would surprise me not at all if the ghost hunters heard different things on the same recording.

Correct, which is why on every single Ghost Hunter bullshiat television show, they prime you first with what you're "supposed to hear", then play the recording.

It's like the Beni lava music video. Without the subtitles, it just sounds like Hindi singing. With the subtitles, it's hilarious "English".
 
2009-10-24 08:14:33 PM
Just buy cheap audio equipment then sit back and let the apophenia do its job.
 
2009-10-24 08:17:19 PM
I submitted this because I just actually saw the Ghost Hunters, Jason and Grant, when they were at the Penn State Pullo Center here in York, Pa.

I gave them a scathing review for not only simply brushing science off, but for openly mocking the scientific method, because their "common sense" is far superior.
 
2009-10-24 08:24:17 PM
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/Kris Williams can pull my bed sheets off me while I'm sleeping any time she wants.
 
2009-10-24 08:26:09 PM
skinnyartist: /Hot like that chick that's on there.

Oh, dammit. Did they rip into the Ghost Hunters? I quit paying attention to South Park for five seconds and I miss something good. Dammit.
 
2009-10-24 08:30:17 PM
You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.
 
2009-10-24 08:32:56 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

Sad because I ain't superstitious?
 
2009-10-24 08:33:46 PM
skinnyartist: I submitted this because I just actually saw the Ghost Hunters, Jason and Grant, when they were at the Penn State Pullo Center here in York, Pa.

I gave them a scathing review for not only simply brushing science off, but for openly mocking the scientific method, because their "common sense" is far superior.


Wow. Maybe five people will read that and they don't care because they watch the show for its entertainment value. Good work.
 
2009-10-24 08:34:56 PM
Glossolalia is the best word in the English language. It's a nonsense word that sounds like it means "nonsense words that sound like they mean something". Plus, it's fun to say.
 
2009-10-24 08:36:18 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

True. Those that don't believe in invisible sky wizards, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night must be so bored. All they (we) have is that science stuff that explains the mysteries of the cosmos. How trite and meaningless are our lives.
 
2009-10-24 08:36:35 PM
These ghost hunters have it all wrong. You need white noise and a tomato.

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2009-10-24 08:38:00 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

Not believing in ghosts does not mean you are sad or limited. It means that you dont believe in something not yet proven. Maybe if there was some credible evidence to the contrary, it would be different. But, believing that some dude taking random pictures and capturing "spirit orbs" (re:dust) does not give my life meaning or make me a more complete person.

Being naive is not something to be proud of.

I am not bashing people that believe in ghosts, but your comment is ridiculous.
 
2009-10-24 08:38:37 PM
How about rules for when you're being haunted by a demon. One rule would be for women: don't date men called Micah because they are complete idiots who will make things worse.
 
2009-10-24 08:38:54 PM
RanDomino: Glossolalia is the best word in the English language. It's a nonsense word that sounds like it means "nonsense words that sound like they mean something". Plus, it's fun to say.

i remember -lalia as a suffix expressing the concept of vocalization, so it can't be total nonesense.

/specifically in the medical term for "potty mouth"... kakalalia? lol. no.

//way less nasty than kakaphagia.
 
2009-10-24 08:38:55 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

I simply think it shows a woeful lack of imagination on the part of certain human beings that they consider themselves so special they actually think a soul, unbound by time and space, would choose to spend the rest of eternity turning the faucet in the kitchen sink on and off instead of travelling back to experience the very moment of the Big Bang, or the formation of the solar system, or shrinking down so small that they could dance within the nucleus of an atom.

Seriously. Why the hell would any ghost spend an eternity hanging out in an attic or basement they probably rarely entered when they were alive?
 
2009-10-24 08:39:39 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

I've never seen protons, neutrons, or electrons, but I believe in 'em all.
 
2009-10-24 08:39:47 PM
xuanzhiyouxuan: These ghost hunters have it all wrong. You need white noise and a tomato.

Great. Then we have to look out for these:

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2009-10-24 08:40:06 PM
Taking the shot at "Ghost Hunters" was a little stupid. Those guys, however hackish, often disprove things they hear or see, and rarely jump to insane conclusions.

If you've ever seen "Ghost Adventures" with the meat head host guy, that's some truly stupid crap.
 
2009-10-24 08:43:20 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

You live a sad and limited life if you need fairies to inhabit your garden to enjoy the flowers.

You live a sad and limited life if this life is not enough.

You live a sad and limited life if you think the random anecdotes constitute worthwhile evidence for an undetected alternate form of existence.

Further, you live a sad and limited life if you believe the childish stories for explanations of the dark, sounds, and images begins to compare with how remarkable our brain is for being able to conjure such from the minutest of stimuli. Supernatural explanations are utterly simplistic.
 
2009-10-24 08:43:24 PM
It's not news, it's CNN.

/at least they fact-check the mystical mumbo-jumbo
 
2009-10-24 08:44:09 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

Like Santa, or Jesus!
 
2009-10-24 08:45:31 PM
You guys something just touched my shoulder. Oh god did you see that? RIGHT THERE! THE DOOR JUST MOVED ON ITS OWN!
 
2009-10-24 08:45:49 PM
Ghost hunting shows f*cking suck.... Except one. Ghost Adventures is quite possibly one of the funniest f*cking shows I've seen in my life. A juiced up douchebag who had 'an experience with the paranormal' started 'investigating' and got a show. The show, like many ghost shows, revolves around a few retards freaking out in the dark over ambient noises/creaks in old buildings. The part that makes it great is that they aren't trying to communicate with ghosts, but insulting/taunting ghosts to get results. It sounds boring, but it's f*cking hilarious.

/sorry tl;probably dr
 
2009-10-24 08:46:24 PM
SeamusFerrell: skinnyartist: I submitted this because I just actually saw the Ghost Hunters, Jason and Grant, when they were at the Penn State Pullo Center here in York, Pa.

I gave them a scathing review for not only simply brushing science off, but for openly mocking the scientific method, because their "common sense" is far superior.

Wow. Maybe five people will read that and they don't care because they watch the show for its entertainment value. Good work.


You cared enough to comment. So you made my day. Thanks!
 
2009-10-24 08:48:30 PM
susansto-helit: skinnyartist: /Hot like that chick that's on there.

Oh, dammit. Did they rip into the Ghost Hunters? I quit paying attention to South Park for five seconds and I miss something good. Dammit.


Well, my original headline included "It's not news, it's CN- Oh my god, did you hear that? What was that?!" But the mods decided to clip that off. The episode they were in had them for the first 5 minutes jumping at noises no one else heard, and ultimately they shiat and pissed themselves on TV and ran out of the house screaming.
 
2009-10-24 08:48:59 PM
White noise? Oh, right! Coz ghosts go floating around in them white sheets! I got it now!

/had a few ghosts burn a cross in my lawn the other day
 
2009-10-24 08:49:20 PM
ninjakirby: doglover: It's just another form of scrying, and it would surprise me not at all if the ghost hunters heard different things on the same recording.

Correct, which is why on every single Ghost Hunter bullshiat television show, they prime you first with what you're "supposed to hear", then play the recording.

It's like the Beni lava music video. Without the subtitles, it just sounds like Hindi singing. With the subtitles, it's hilarious "English".


Omg that vid had ghosts in it! "OOOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOooooooo!"

But seriously, interesting comparison.
 
2009-10-24 08:49:33 PM
Creme de la Crap: Ghost hunting shows f*cking suck.... Except one. Ghost Adventures is quite possibly one of the funniest f*cking shows I've seen in my life. A juiced up douchebag who had 'an experience with the paranormal' started 'investigating' and got a show. The show, like many ghost shows, revolves around a few retards freaking out in the dark over ambient noises/creaks in old buildings. The part that makes it great is that they aren't trying to communicate with ghosts, but insulting/taunting ghosts to get results. It sounds boring, but it's f*cking hilarious.

/sorry tl;probably dr


I still say Derek Acorah's lamp-throwing, psuedo-freak out on Most Haunted was the funniest thing in the history of "reality paranormal television". Not because of anything on screen, but just the idea that the audience didn't immediately catch on to the fact that it was complete and utter bullshiat.
 
2009-10-24 08:50:17 PM
Coming soon, to an elevator near you!
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2009-10-24 08:50:28 PM
shh! did you hear that?
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2009-10-24 08:50:30 PM
RanDomino: Glossolalia is the best word in the English language. It's a nonsense word that sounds like it means "nonsense words that sound like they mean something". Plus, it's fun to say.

Also, it coats my skin.
 
2009-10-24 08:51:02 PM
TimonC346: Taking the shot at "Ghost Hunters" was a little stupid. Those guys, however hackish, often disprove things they hear or see, and rarely jump to insane conclusions.

If you've ever seen "Ghost Adventures" with the meat head host guy, that's some truly stupid crap.


Read my scathing review of them that "Maybe five people will read" where I acknowledge that they do indeed try to debunk some things, but frankly it's just their gimmick to make themselves seem more credible.

"Look, we debunk lots of things! So these things MUST be ghosts since we can't debunk them!"
 
2009-10-24 08:51:12 PM
What a silly headline. We all know it should be "within which spirits speak."
 
2009-10-24 08:51:24 PM
TimonC346: Those guys, however hackish, often disprove things they hear or see, and rarely jump to insane conclusions.

Everyone continued to tell me this for so long that I decided to watch Ghost Hunters. Now, I do not truly worry myself due to enjoying the entertainment aspects of paranormal activity, and thus give Ghost Hunters plenty of slack. However, I am annoyed with how many people speak of the rigor with which the Ghost Hunters operate considering I hear all too often pronunciations from them of solid evidence of paranormal activity.

On a whim, I watched "The Othersiders", a show on Cartoon Network where children are doing the investigation. Honestly, the children are more rigorous, throwing out far more of the EVPs and similar; I am simultaneously embarrassed the adults are more fanciful and overjoyed apparently our children are less.
 
2009-10-24 08:55:18 PM
I actually believe in things most FARKers would call me delusional for.

And I still think the Ghost Hunters are stupid.

/'That little branch? No, no, I wouldn't even have felt that, that's not what grabbed my pant leg...'
 
2009-10-24 08:55:44 PM
Vangor: Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

You live a sad and limited life if you need fairies to inhabit your garden to enjoy the flowers.

You live a sad and limited life if this life is not enough.

You live a sad and limited life if you think the random anecdotes constitute worthwhile evidence for an undetected alternate form of existence.

Further, you live a sad and limited life if you believe the childish stories for explanations of the dark, sounds, and images begins to compare with how remarkable our brain is for being able to conjure such from the minutest of stimuli. Supernatural explanations are utterly simplistic.

ownt.
 
2009-10-24 08:56:35 PM
skinnyartist: TimonC346: Taking the shot at "Ghost Hunters" was a little stupid. Those guys, however hackish, often disprove things they hear or see, and rarely jump to insane conclusions.

If you've ever seen "Ghost Adventures" with the meat head host guy, that's some truly stupid crap.

Read my scathing review of them that "Maybe five people will read" where I acknowledge that they do indeed try to debunk some things, but frankly it's just their gimmick to make themselves seem more credible.

"Look, we debunk lots of things! So these things MUST be ghosts since we can't debunk them!"


Agreed. I'm fascinated with this stuff because it's creepy--but I completely agree that it is a ploy to make them appear more credible.
 
2009-10-24 08:57:55 PM
Mija: You live a sad and limited life if you think there is nothing more than what you see now.

You live an idiotic and egotistical life if you think you're privy to secrets the rest of humanity isn't.
 
2009-10-24 08:58:37 PM
Reminds me of a ghost tour I took in Hawaii and the guide told us to set our cameras to the "optimal settings for capturing orbs" He should have said to put them to the "optimal settings for capturing lots of dust"

Had a great time though, because people in our group were "sensitive" to spirits and kept hearing and feeling things. The best part is when my brother pretended to be sensitive too, He'd stop us and say..."did you hear that?" Then fart.
 
2009-10-24 08:58:56 PM
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2009-10-24 08:59:19 PM
nytmare: Omg that vid had ghosts in it! "OOOOOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOooooooo!"

But seriously, interesting comparison.


It's not a comparison. It's a known psychological phenomena. The same mental triggers are firing in both situations.
 
2009-10-24 08:59:22 PM
Vangor: TimonC346: Those guys, however hackish, often disprove things they hear or see, and rarely jump to insane conclusions.

Everyone continued to tell me this for so long that I decided to watch Ghost Hunters. Now, I do not truly worry myself due to enjoying the entertainment aspects of paranormal activity, and thus give Ghost Hunters plenty of slack. However, I am annoyed with how many people speak of the rigor with which the Ghost Hunters operate considering I hear all too often pronunciations from them of solid evidence of paranormal activity.

On a whim, I watched "The Othersiders", a show on Cartoon Network where children are doing the investigation. Honestly, the children are more rigorous, throwing out far more of the EVPs and similar; I am simultaneously embarrassed the adults are more fanciful and overjoyed apparently our children are less.


Yeah--this is true--they still have a goal they are trying to reach: Proving ghosts exist. "Solid evidence" seems a little hard to come by when it comes to this stuff.

Really though--watch "Ghost Adventurers" or something. It's amazingly funny, and the main host guy is hilarious. Such an ass, it's amazing.
 
2009-10-24 08:59:50 PM
Why are all the haunted houses out in the middle of nowhere? I'd imagine there would be millions of ghosts in NYC tenement houses where generation after generation died too soon and quite suddenly in uncomfortable conditions - I mean, that should be prime conditions for angry spirits to arise, no?

People who believe in ghosts are retarded. They don't even have the dogma of religion to cloak their superstition in...just bold faced retardation those ghost believers.

*insert picture of 'Demon Haunted World' bookcover here*
 
2009-10-24 09:01:01 PM
What's the frequency,Kenneth!?!
Trying to pick up Harry Houdini but Uri Geller and James Randi keep blocking/interfering....Penn and Teller to a white courtesy phone, please. Penn and Teller to a white courtesy phone.
 
2009-10-24 09:03:04 PM
TimonC346: Really though--watch "Ghost Adventurers" or something. It's amazingly funny, and the main host guy is hilarious. Such an ass, it's amazing.

Agreed. Haha, the host is such an egotistical bastard. He's always yelling, then when the camera guy wants to say something the host always tells him to be quiet. I hope the show finale ends with proof of ghosts, when the host pisses off the wrong ghost and lops his head off.
 
2009-10-24 09:03:07 PM
Ghost Hunters was enjoyable for awhile because it was good theater. Now the formula's run its course and they keep at it.

But hey, people watch, so good for them and SciFi (or "SyFy" now I guess HURR DURR).

Related cool story, bro:

Went to a haunted house last year and when I got out the West Michigan Ghost Hunters had a booth. Well, I was intrigued, went over and said hi. They showed some video they had, nothing special.

"Do you have a thermal?" I asked.

"Nope."

"Jason and Grant have a thermal."

All of a sudden the chick, who had been pretty friendly because, after all, she's portly and, as fat guys go, I'm basically Brad Pitt, looks at me like I stepped on her Pomeranian and says "JASON AND GRANT HAVE A THERMAL BECAUSE SCIFI BOUGHT THEM ONE!"

/jealous much?
 
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