As a younger man, I experienced several strange events that I was certain had been the result of supernatural… even ghostly… activities. Added to this was the weight of numerous tales from seemingly anyone I asked, recounting stories of their own. How, in the face of all of this anecdotal evidence, could I doubt? In fact, I didn’t.
And then… I got cable.
I’m not sure how many shows there are out there, more than four and probably less than twenty, that each track a different team of intrepid ghost hunters across the country and even the world to the most haunted sites available, to thrill and excite viewers such as you and I back home. After watching enough of these shows I’m willing to call bullshit on the whole business.
See, I’m thinking that with this many hours of footage shot someone, even by accident, is bound to film something that doesn’t look like a bunch of frat guys playing campfire tricks on their dim-witted and overly coiffed dates. These shows are so ubiquitously horrible, staged, and transparent that they seem to disprove the very concept of the genre… that ghosts are real and can be in any terms quantified.
But I am not quite ready to give up my ghost. I remain skeptical even to my own skepticism. So tell me your tales. Have you seen a ghost? Everyone has a chilling tale, what’s yours?