right - firstly csicop - you are welcome - there are several in that series ( all on you tube ) - and they had me in tears when i saw them first time - what IS it about a combination of farts and ghost hunters ??
ninja puppy - great answer to prof X - i will just add these shows are about a brand and about money - ( and the case of most haunted videoing nose hair - seemingly - weird
) - anyways they bare no relation to REAL investigations of allegedly haunted locations - which can ONLY be done properly by a combination of :
historical research into people and place
research into claim and motive if any ( motive - very important )
pre research - research longitudinal study of the location AND the occupants /claimants
analysis and conclusion
you can NOT do proper research into a location in one visit with all the camera crews and other distractions - ghosts /spirits are not preforming seals and will not turn up to order - weather TAPS ,most haunted, paranormal state , whoever - like it or not !!
these types of TV "investigation " are for entertainment only " - and bare NO relation to the painstaking work needed to TRULY establish a claim of paranormal activity - some of the classic English hunting's such as the enfield poltergeist case and borley rectory took YEARS to research by teams of dedicated people - not fame motivated "celebrities " and fake ( and in some cases ,discredited ) , supposed psychics - in one visit
any ways just my opinion as always - and probably the reason i have not been called in on many cases ( oh yea i used to do investigations prior to loosing the wife - and would still do them if a GENUINE case that interested me came up ) - but chances of that now ?? - pretty much zero (though BS cases still 10 a penny )
regards to all