November 21, 2012 08:15 PM by Ryan Haidet
I seriously can’t stand when Ghost Hunters still tries to sell us the concept that lead investigator Jason Hawes is still a working plumber with Roto-Rooter. That’s exactly how tonight’s episode kicked off. Seriously, nobody believes Jason is still working as a plumber. He possibly would never have time to do it. When I interviewed TAPS investigator Britt Griffith in June 2011, he said the show sucks up the majority of his year. I realize the show is trying to continue the story that he’s a plumber-turned-paranormal investigator, but it’s getting totally phony. Last season when they showcased Jason working as a plumber, his long-time co-investigator Grant Wilson was working at his side. Suddenly, because Grant is off the show he no longer works as a plumber with Jason? That should be your first clue that this dose of “reality” is nothing but ridiculous. Was the investigation and evidence any better as the TAPS team searched for spirits at Western Kentucky University? The location was promising with creepy instances including a man who fell through a skylight, a woman who hung herself and a girl was murdered with an ax. But was the evidence as interesting?
Strange Sounds & A Dead Battery
As Jason and Steve teamed up to investigate, they started hearing the typical strange sounds. Things like footsteps and disembodied voices. None of which were too exciting. Moments later, the battery on the thermal camera was nearly dead after Steve claimed to capture a fluctuation that might be something paranormal. Jason was surprised to hear the battery was dead since they had just charged the camera. Upon their review, Steve couldn’t exactly determine what caused the thermal flares. Garbage attempt at evidence.
A part of the investigation took one of the most ridiculous turns I’ve ever seen in the show’s history. One of the claims people have at Western Kentucky University is that an unexplained pool of blood appears on the stage where a young man supposedly fell to his death. Using forensic-style testing, the TAPS team gathered together on the stage and investigated the area with chemicals to see if there is any blood on that stage. Um, well, for a school that’s more than 100 years old, I’m sure there’s all sorts of nasty stuff on that stage. After all, studies have shown restaurant seats are frequently covered in fecal debris. So who knows what those thespians fluffed off on that old stage. Get my drift? In the end, their test didn’t determine there was any real blood on the stage, but if it had, I’m sure they would have tried to sell us the silly concept that they found proof of the strange occurrence.
Closeted Steve & Fleeing Shadows
As the investigation continued, Steve stood alone in a closet where the woman supposedly killed herself. As he conducted an EVP session, Steve claimed to hear a laugh. Meanwhile, while Britt and KJ were working together in the theater, they both said they spotted a shadow get up and walk out. Now that would be really cool — had they actually captured the moment on film. And if a ghost got up and walked out of the theater, it’s proof that even the paranormal entities are fed up with the TAPS nonsense.
What are your thoughts on this episode? Do you believe any of the evidence TAPS captured is proof of the paranormal? Do you buy the idea that Jason is still working as a plumber? Who is your favorite investigator? Do you have any strange paranormal experiences yourself? Sound off and leave a comment below.
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