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2013-09-16 03:46:59 AM
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2013-09-16 04:11:53 AM
When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.
 
2013-09-16 05:21:33 AM

Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.


So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them
 
2013-09-16 05:22:01 AM
This is about ghosts in the UK. Relax. Everyone knows that whole place is freaking haunted.
 
2013-09-16 05:22:19 AM

Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.


I think a comedy sketch where a medium tries to exorcise the ghost of Randi, but he thinks shes a fraud and will have none of it would be quite funny if written by people wittier than I.
 
2013-09-16 05:25:02 AM
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Praying for your protection from demons on the "History" Channel.
 
2013-09-16 05:44:26 AM
It's something weird and it don't look good.
 
2013-09-16 05:48:15 AM
I'm not saying it was ghost Bigfoot aliens, but it was ghost Bigfoot aliens!
 
2013-09-16 05:49:23 AM
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2013-09-16 05:50:53 AM

robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them


Why?
 
2013-09-16 05:54:17 AM

Abacus9: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Why?


Because nobody's ever seen an honest politician.
 
2013-09-16 05:56:20 AM
Crappy shows on Discovery and SyFy

Duotautology?
 
2013-09-16 05:58:25 AM
What bums me out if it's true is that it means predatory people who will exploit the grief of others for purposes of financial gain and/or attention whoring will also be rising.
 
2013-09-16 06:00:29 AM
Discovery should get people to hunt for Santa on december 24. They could set up crews at various point on the Earth with loads of cameras on chimneys and whatnot. They could get a crew to dog sled out to the north poll.
 
2013-09-16 06:06:14 AM
That's what happens when the media schools don't do their jobs.


and James Randi would be the angriest ghost ever. Just imagine him berating the ghost hunter trying to find him. "did you hear that?? it sounded like the voice said 'I'm a ghost. how in the hell do you expect me to show up on film??"
 
2013-09-16 06:10:01 AM
I used to be a skeptic about ghosts, until I had a personal experience with one. My wife had bought this antique trunk, and I was working on cleaning it up in the garage one night. The light in there is really bad, and I was putting things away when I noticed this weird mist floating over the trunk. I'd been using a lot of solvents, so I thought maybe there was a chemical reaction going on, but then the mist resolved itself into the face of an old man. I was surprised, but not scared. I asked, "Are you the one who owned this trunk?" And the face nodded at me. I spotted my camera over on the shelf. "Can I take your picture?" It nodded again. I grabbed the camera and tried to focus, but the light was bad, and it's not like this thing was glowing, just reflecting light from the single bulb overhead. I tried taking the picture but the batteries were dead in the flash, and so I tried setting to a longer exposure, but just then my wife opened the door and the ghost disappeared.

So I guess you could say the spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

/Buh-dum tisssss.
 
2013-09-16 06:22:54 AM
Ghost don't exist; the universe is made up mostly visible matter; the NSA is not spying on you
 
2013-09-16 06:25:49 AM
i'm being haunted by the ghost of all the alcohol I drunk last night. It's a jaded, nauseous spectre n all
 
2013-09-16 06:27:15 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I used to be a skeptic about ghosts, until I had a personal experience with one. My wife had bought this antique trunk, and I was working on cleaning it up in the garage one night. The light in there is really bad, and I was putting things away when I noticed this weird mist floating over the trunk. I'd been using a lot of solvents, so I thought maybe there was a chemical reaction going on, but then the mist resolved itself into the face of an old man. I was surprised, but not scared. I asked, "Are you the one who owned this trunk?" And the face nodded at me. I spotted my camera over on the shelf. "Can I take your picture?" It nodded again. I grabbed the camera and tried to focus, but the light was bad, and it's not like this thing was glowing, just reflecting light from the single bulb overhead. I tried taking the picture but the batteries were dead in the flash, and so I tried setting to a longer exposure, but just then my wife opened the door and the ghost disappeared.

So I guess you could say the spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

/Buh-dum tisssss.


I think you inhaled too much solvent.
 
2013-09-16 06:29:08 AM

Abacus9: Prank Call of Cthulhu: I used to be a skeptic about ghosts, until I had a personal experience with one. My wife had bought this antique trunk, and I was working on cleaning it up in the garage one night. The light in there is really bad, and I was putting things away when I noticed this weird mist floating over the trunk. I'd been using a lot of solvents, so I thought maybe there was a chemical reaction going on, but then the mist resolved itself into the face of an old man. I was surprised, but not scared. I asked, "Are you the one who owned this trunk?" And the face nodded at me. I spotted my camera over on the shelf. "Can I take your picture?" It nodded again. I grabbed the camera and tried to focus, but the light was bad, and it's not like this thing was glowing, just reflecting light from the single bulb overhead. I tried taking the picture but the batteries were dead in the flash, and so I tried setting to a longer exposure, but just then my wife opened the door and the ghost disappeared.

So I guess you could say the spirit was willing but the flash was weak.

/Buh-dum tisssss.

I think you inhaled too much solvent.


You say that like it's a bad thing.
 
2013-09-16 06:29:29 AM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: cool ghost story, bro


Friend of mine used to work for a cleaning company that contracted to do janitorial work in a hospital in Nashville. He would tell me stories about working in one wing of the building after hours (historically a patient wing, but it had since been remodeled for other uses as the hospital got larger and should thus have been empty during the night shift) when no one else was supposed to be there. Said someone (or something?) would keep re-arranging his cleaning supplies, toss medical equipment out into the halls, etc, when he wasn't looking. He never found any evidence of another person being on the floor with him. No footprints on the wet floor, nothing.

The guy isn't the sort that usually believes in woo-woo stuff, so I figure either he's lying to make his job sound interesting, or someone at that hospital is a very good prankster, but either way I'm staying the fark out of deserted hospital rooms late at night.
 
2013-09-16 06:32:16 AM

Lady J: i'm being haunted by the ghost of all the alcohol I drunk last night. It's a jaded, nauseous spectre n all


Nah, that's just the Oh God of hangovers.
 
2013-09-16 06:32:25 AM

Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.


Perhaps Randi should haunt the guy his lover stole his identity from, thus committing identity fraud for over 20+ years while convincing he world he was protecting it from "woo".
 
2013-09-16 06:39:13 AM

Lady Indica: What bums me out if it's true is that it means predatory people who will exploit the grief of others for purposes of financial gain and/or attention whoring will also be rising.


But then again, bustin makes me feel good.
 
2013-09-16 06:41:18 AM

The Billdozer: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

Perhaps Randi should haunt the guy his lover stole his identity from, thus committing identity fraud for over 20+ years while convincing he world he was protecting it from "woo".


wait...what? am I understanding your comment correctly?

Because Randi's boyfriend supposedly committed identity fraud(first I've heard of this), that invalidates all the work Randi has done?
 
2013-09-16 06:42:22 AM

robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them


Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them
 
2013-09-16 06:45:13 AM

EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them


The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.
 
2013-09-16 06:47:21 AM

Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.


Dark Matter/Dark Energy
 
2013-09-16 07:00:31 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Prank Call of Cthulhu: cool ghost story, bro

Friend of mine used to work for a cleaning company that contracted to do janitorial work in a hospital in Nashville. He would tell me stories about working in one wing of the building after hours (historically a patient wing, but it had since been remodeled for other uses as the hospital got larger and should thus have been empty during the night shift) when no one else was supposed to be there. Said someone (or something?) would keep re-arranging his cleaning supplies, toss medical equipment out into the halls, etc, when he wasn't looking. He never found any evidence of another person being on the floor with him. No footprints on the wet floor, nothing.

The guy isn't the sort that usually believes in woo-woo stuff, so I figure either he's lying to make his job sound interesting, or someone at that hospital is a very good prankster, but either way I'm staying the fark out of deserted hospital rooms late at night.


My dad has a ghost story. When he was a kid he stayed in an old house, dating back to the civil war. He and his brother were sleeping in the basement, but his brother kept freaking out and claiming that people were marching though the basement. My dad disregarded him, thinking he had an overactive imagination.
Years later the house was demolished, and under the foundations the work team found seven graves, each containing an executed slave.
/Kinda paraphrasing here, been a long time since I heard this story, I have to ask dad about it.
 
2013-09-16 07:05:50 AM

Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.


Um, no. The universe doesn't behave how we think it should based on our understanding of gravity and how much matter we think is out there. We have several ideas, including modified theories of gravity and maybe the existence of matter we have not yet detected. We're still trying to figure out what is really going on.

Accuracy, biatch.
 
2013-09-16 07:07:19 AM

Smoking GNU: Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.

Dark Matter/Dark Energy


And, how in the flaming fark would any human be able to detect these dark matter/energy "ghosts" then? If we can detect them, our electronics could as well!

/Ghosts are mostly just things like infrasound farking with our senses...
//Everyone knows our senses can't be trusted... They're trivially fooled by so many things, which we can demonstrate easily...
///But, yet, they're so quick to trust them when they see/hear something strange and incredible...
 
2013-09-16 07:09:04 AM

Richard C Stanford: My dad has a ghost story. When he was a kid he stayed in an old house, dating back to the civil war. He and his brother were sleeping in the basement, but his brother kept freaking out and claiming that people were marching though the basement. My dad disregarded him, thinking he had an overactive imagination.
Years later the house was demolished, and under the foundations the work team found seven graves, each containing an executed slave.
/Kinda paraphrasing here, been a long time since I heard this story, I have to ask dad about it.


The call is coming from inside your house!!!!!111!!!!

Please. You do know that basements often trip our threat co-processors, don't you? The dampness, mold, fungi, gasses, etc... can cause people's There's-A-Tiger-In-The-Grass-O-Meters to peg. It's very common.
 
2013-09-16 07:09:37 AM

Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.


How do you differentiate between the undetectable and the non-existent?
 
2013-09-16 07:10:02 AM
Ghost Hunters did catch footage of a spirit this past season. I believe it was of the dead horse they're still whipping.
 
2013-09-16 07:11:09 AM
Believe what you want... I'll be the one laughing when your "ghosts" turn out to be an army of Cybermen.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-16 07:12:00 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy:  Said someone (or something?) would keep re-arranging his cleaning supplies, toss medical equipment out into the halls, etc, when he wasn't looking. He never found any evidence of another person being on the floor with him.


The first sentence contradicts the second.
 
2013-09-16 07:14:42 AM

log_jammin: Because Randi's boyfriend supposedly committed identity fraud(first I've heard of this), that invalidates all the work Randi has done?


Yes, people actually say that, with a side-helping of asserting that Randi was an accomplice in his lover's ID fraud.
 
2013-09-16 07:16:30 AM

EvilEgg: Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.

How do you differentiate between the undetectable and the non-existent?


Gravity mostly. Too bad it won't next to this big iron ball. Meet me in deep space in 20 minutes.
 
2013-09-16 07:18:58 AM

Ed Grubermann: Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.

Um, no. The universe doesn't behave how we think it should based on our understanding of gravity and how much matter we think is out there. We have several ideas, including modified theories of gravity and maybe the existence of matter we have not yet detected. We're still trying to figure out what is really going on.

Accuracy, biatch.


You mentioned a few more, but one theory is actual factual "dark matter". What makes the one's you mentioned any better?
 
2013-09-16 07:21:36 AM
Ghosts are real they're called pasty white people in the U.K.
 
2013-09-16 07:25:08 AM
This is all the proof of ghosts I need:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o_1t2vUZ3I
 
2013-09-16 07:26:53 AM

log_jammin: The Billdozer: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

Perhaps Randi should haunt the guy his lover stole his identity from, thus committing identity fraud for over 20+ years while convincing he world he was protecting it from "woo".

wait...what? am I understanding your comment correctly?

Because Randi's boyfriend supposedly committed identity fraud(first I've heard of this), that invalidates all the work Randi has done?


Yes. Because Mr. Randi's lover committed identity theft, ghosts exist, vaccines do not work, psychic abilities are real, telekinesis has been demonstrated, dowsing is a reliable method for locating water, homeopathy reliably treats and cures illness and calling upon the name of Jesus cures cancer.
 
2013-09-16 07:27:37 AM

Richard C Stanford: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Prank Call of Cthulhu: cool ghost story, bro

Friend of mine used to work for a cleaning company that contracted to do janitorial work in a hospital in Nashville. He would tell me stories about working in one wing of the building after hours (historically a patient wing, but it had since been remodeled for other uses as the hospital got larger and should thus have been empty during the night shift) when no one else was supposed to be there. Said someone (or something?) would keep re-arranging his cleaning supplies, toss medical equipment out into the halls, etc, when he wasn't looking. He never found any evidence of another person being on the floor with him. No footprints on the wet floor, nothing.

The guy isn't the sort that usually believes in woo-woo stuff, so I figure either he's lying to make his job sound interesting, or someone at that hospital is a very good prankster, but either way I'm staying the fark out of deserted hospital rooms late at night.

My dad has a ghost story. When he was a kid he stayed in an old house, dating back to the civil war. He and his brother were sleeping in the basement, but his brother kept freaking out and claiming that people were marching though the basement. My dad disregarded him, thinking he had an overactive imagination.
Years later the house was demolished, and under the foundations the work team found seven graves, each containing an executed slave.
/Kinda paraphrasing here, been a long time since I heard this story, I have to ask dad about it.


Here in Hawaii they have what're called "Night Marchers" which I guess are ghosts of old Hawaiian warriors. Anyway, up the road from us a little ways is a house that only was halfway completed. Apparently Night Marchers used to march right thru the foundation and into the sea so it was abandoned. Still there halfway completed to this day.
 
2013-09-16 07:31:05 AM
I have some anti ghost elixir for you people. yeah just ignore where it says snake oil crossed out on the bottle, it's not important.

$19.99 a bottle, plus shipping.

don't delay, I expect a rush on this stuff
 
2013-09-16 07:36:45 AM

FarkinNortherner: Yes, people actually say that, with a side-helping of asserting that Randi was an accomplice in his lover's ID fraud.


amazing...
 
2013-09-16 07:37:31 AM

Dimensio: Yes. Because Mr. Randi's lover committed identity theft, ghosts exist, vaccines do not work, psychic abilities are real, telekinesis has been demonstrated, dowsing is a reliable method for locating water, homeopathy reliably treats and cures illness and calling upon the name of Jesus cures cancer.


I have a feeling that he actually believes that.
 
2013-09-16 07:52:46 AM
I don't believe in ghosts, yet I admit its a guilty pleasure of mine to whatch the ghost adventures with Zac and co.  I find it fascinating and I enjoy being creeped out.   Although I don't believe in ghosts, I have seen some pretty odd shi& on that show.    Can anyone explain how that spirit box thing works?  I'm sure it just picks up random radio waves, but I'm not sure.   Playing back audio recordings is lame, and glowing orbs and pixilated shadows are dumb too.    They do however have a little box that speaks random words that seems to say the creepiest things.  Are they manipulating that via remote controll?   Just wondering.  Thanks guys
 
2013-09-16 08:00:32 AM

Smoking GNU: Prophet of Loss: EvilEgg: robohobo: Ishkur: When James Randi dies, I hope he comes back to haunt these motherfarkers. And by haunt, I mean convince them that ghosts don't exist.

So you have proof that ghosts don't exist? Do you also have proof that aliens don't exist? God? Honest politicians? Cryptids?

/i have faith in 4 of them

Wasn't it XKCD that pointed out that pretty much everyone is carrying a camera 24/7, there would be a photo.  Lots of them

The universe is made up of mostly undetectable matter. What we "see" is only a small part of what actually "is".

Science biatches.

Dark Matter/Dark Energy


You sound like you could use a drink.

4.bp.blogspot.com

/hot
 
2013-09-16 08:02:29 AM
I believe in 100% nothing supernatural or paranormal. I have no fear of ghosts, monsters, etc.

However, my favorite show of the 90's is X Files, 00's, Lost. Love shows like Fact or Facted, Decoded, Ghost Hunters, Destination Truth, UFO Hunters, Alien Encounters, Through the Wormhole (not on supernatural, but on the unknown at times)... etc.

Don't know why - just fun to escape every day life, the characters are usually pretty entertaining - whatever. So - based on that you'd think I "believe", but I do not. In fact my non-belief is so strong it can not be challenged. :)
 
2013-09-16 08:08:16 AM
Crappy shows on Discovery and SyFy?

Too late.
 
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