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Bigger piece of crap show - SyFy's Ghost Hunters or History Channel's UFO Hunters ?

POSTED BY: AURAPTOR
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Sunday, February 28, 2010 5:17 PM

AURAPTOR

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The fact that they both have 'hunters' in their title must some how indicate their extreme suckiness.

Watching these shows is painful. Seriously, water board me before you force me to watch either of these 2 night mares.

They over hyped music, the horrific camera work.... it'd be one thing if they actually sent out teams of investigators to do any semblance of real work , but hell..... they instead trot out these absolute clowns, none of which has a shred of credibility OR on camera talent for - ANYTHING.

What set me off w/ this mini rant was watching UFO Hunters. There isn't 10 seconds where they hold the camera still, keep from doing a quick shift of the frame, or don't do a quick zoom in, so as to heighten the sense of drama. Even when ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IS GOING ON! It's so damn ridiculous! I swear, Even the folks they interview can't take them seriously. I saw not 1 but 2 different people either stare in disbelief or start to smirk at these poor carnival barker rejects. The cuts were so quick and/ or edited so abruptly, it's hard to follow them having any normal conversation for any length of time. And for good reason! This show has 5 minutes of footage that they some have to slice, edit and draw out for a 30 minute show. A high school film class could produce better on one afternoon's work. I say this not as any film student myself, far from it. But it just SOOO bad, it was distracting me from what ever the NON story they were trying to hype up.

I hate t.v.



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Sunday, February 28, 2010 5:58 PM

FREELANCERTEX


Lol, I'm gonna have to go with UFO Hunters on this one :P Ghost Hunters is *occasionally* (big emphasis on the occasionally) entertaining IMO, every once in a blue moon when they're going over the actual history of a place (provided it's a historical site, I know they've done a few), but UFO Hunters just makes me cry.

Don't hate TV, TV brought us Firefly ^_^


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Sunday, February 28, 2010 6:23 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Can't say for sure since I've never watched UFO Hunters and never more than a couple of minutes of any episode of Ghost Hunters, and then only when I happened to land on it while channel surfing.



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Sunday, February 28, 2010 8:27 PM

MOOSE


Haven't seen UFO Hunters, but Ghost Hunters can be interesting at times. Mainly because they've gotten to explore some pretty cool places. I still am amazed they're on their 5th season, though...

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Sunday, February 28, 2010 9:53 PM

SINGATE


Never watched either but Ghost Hunters has a place in my heart because it inspired this...

http://vodpod.com/watch/2309785-theres-a-wetness-coming-from-my-pants-
clips-south-park-studios


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Monday, March 1, 2010 1:00 AM

AURAPTOR

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The Southpark clip is pretty spot on, actually. And funny.



As for UFO Hunter, the show I watched was about an alleged 'crash' site in Texas. Sketchy reports from 1897 of a metallic , cigar shaped craft falling from the sky and hitting a wind mill. Supposedly, some of the metal pieces from the craft ended up in a water well, which was situated right near the wind mill. So... get the picture.

A alien craft travels billions of miles, across the cosmos, to our little rock of a planet, enters the atmo, crashes into a wind mill, and " pieces " of it fall into a open well. ( I missed the part of what happened to the REST OF THE DAMN SHIP! ). But those 'fragments' were all that remained of this encounter. Only that now, those fragments of metal were NO LONGER TO BE FOUND! What happened ? The family that moved onto the land had the well cleaned out and threw the metal away. But that's PROOF that metal had once actually BEEN at the bottom of the well!!!!!!

Conclusion ? We are not alone. Aliens "might" have crashed in Texas, 110 years ago. And took out a wind mill too. Bastards!



Bones: "Don't 'rawr' her!"
Booth: "What? she'rawred' me first."

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Monday, March 1, 2010 5:36 AM

LWAVES


Can't say I've seen either because I always believe that these things are faked, especially after seeing clips of a show we have in the UK called Most Haunted.
A quick search on YouTube and there's are plenty of clips showing them faking things.
There's been Yvette Fielding kicking a door when she hasn't realised the night vision camera was on her. Derek Acorrah talking about spirits whose stories were made up before the show. Coins being thrown across the room by crew members.

I mean, is it any wonder that so many people disbelieve this stuff? All the modern technology we have, all the hi-def cameras etc etc and we still get blurry photos, out of focus/shaky video, muffled audio that could be anything and fakers like the above playing on what people want to see.

These shows fit right in with the lowest of the 'reality' shows.



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Monday, March 1, 2010 5:41 AM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by lwaves:

These shows fit right in with the lowest of the 'reality' shows.






Which falls right in line with why I said I 'hate' t.v.. Too much crap like fake 'reality' shows and not enough Firefly.





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Monday, March 1, 2010 5:56 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
The Southpark clip is pretty spot on, actually. And funny.



As for UFO Hunter, the show I watched was about an alleged 'crash' site in Texas. Sketchy reports from 1897 of a metallic , cigar shaped craft falling from the sky and hitting a wind mill. Supposedly, some of the metal pieces from the craft ended up in a water well, which was situated right near the wind mill. So... get the picture.

A alien craft travels billions of miles, across the cosmos, to our little rock of a planet, enters the atmo, crashes into a wind mill, and " pieces " of it fall into a open well. ( I missed the part of what happened to the REST OF THE DAMN SHIP! ). But those 'fragments' were all that remained of this encounter. Only that now, those fragments of metal were NO LONGER TO BE FOUND! What happened ? The family that moved onto the land had the well cleaned out and threw the metal away. But that's PROOF that metal had once actually BEEN at the bottom of the well!!!!!!

Conclusion ? We are not alone. Aliens "might" have crashed in Texas, 110 years ago. And took out a wind mill too. Bastards!


Hmmmm a "cigar shaped craft" going down a well? I'm going to go with 80% chance of teenager crank call.

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Monday, March 1, 2010 6:19 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by singate:

http://vodpod.com/watch/2309785-theres-a-wetness-coming-from-my-pants-
clips-south-park-studios


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!
Ooops, my kilt has a wetness to it...


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Monday, March 1, 2010 6:26 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


My biggest issue with the Ghost Hunters crap, and every show about ghosts in general, is the wild-ass assumptions they're willing to accept as canon and fact.

They start with the premise that ghosts DO exist, with virtually ZERO empirical evidence. Then they further compound that assumption by assuming that since ghosts exist (they've already accepted that presumption), they must put out electro-magnetic fields. And "cold spots".

So when they go "ghost hunting", they go in with EMF detectors, thermal imaging cameras, remote temperature reading equipment, and the like. Because, you know, since ghosts DO exist, they obviously would put out electro-magnetic fields, speak in electrical pulses that could only be heard with electronic recording equipment, produce temperature variations, etc.

Before they ever show up to "investigate", they've accepted that these are the things that will confirm the presence of a "ghost".

And they base that on nothing scientific at all, except their own wild-ass assumptions and hypotheses, none of which has ever been substantiated in any way.


I could make a more valid case that water causes hangovers.

Test # 1: I drank vodka and water all night long, and woke up with a hangover the next day.

Test # 2: I drank scotch and water all night long, and woke up with a hangover the next day.

Test # 3: I drank whisky and water all night long, and woke up with a hangover the next day.

Ergo, water causes hangovers.





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Monday, March 1, 2010 2:43 PM

AURAPTOR

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Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
Hmmmm a "cigar shaped craft" going down a well? I'm going to go with 80% chance of teenager crank call.



That's EIGHTTEEN ninety - seven, not 1987.





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Monday, March 1, 2010 6:08 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I should have thought to mention this in my previous post. As bad as these shows are, for absolute suckiness they can't hold a candle to Scare Tactics.



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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 2:24 AM

HIXIE129


The problem with Ghost Hunters, Scare Tactics, Ghost Hunters International, and UFO hunters is that if people keep watching these terrible shows then syfy will keep making them and putting on the air..

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 2:55 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Hixie129:
The problem with Ghost Hunters, Scare Tactics, Ghost Hunters International, and UFO hunters is that if people keep watching these terrible shows then syfy will keep making them and putting on the air..



Bingo. Plus, remember that they are never going to actually TELL YOU ANYTHING. Like all the Bigfoot, Nostradamus, Loch Ness Monster, UFO, Area 51, and Kennedy Assassination shows, they're going to rehash what you already know, and not tell you anything new that you DIDN'T know, and offer nothing in the way of new information.

So why waste the time on them?




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