More nonsense tonight on Ghost Adventures relative to the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, MA. i know the first 3 people: Liz since 2005, Lee-ann since 2004, and Eleanor since 1998. They believe. One attempts to remain prudently unbiased; one has a reputation to protect, and one tends to believe in all things paranormal.
When your audience involves both those who are into true crime (specifically unsolved murders) and those who are captivated by the occult or paranormal, you have to keep re-inventing the product. Getting talking heads to serve up the fodder is easy because they enjoy the broadcast celebrity or, if they have vested financial interest in the location, they know such broadcasts result in increased business. And producers, always budget conscious on these “formula” productions, love getting their input for free.
The twist here is being “assaulted” by the spirit, ghost, energy (take your pick) of Andrew Borden. Time has rendered us a rather transparent evolution of experiences by these people. What was once a mysterious mist becomes a cold hand upon the shoulder. What was thumping upstairs when no one WAS upstairs, becomes a slap across the face and what was a slap upon the face becomes….wait for it……Rape. Yes, you read that right. You can’t keep taking the same girt to the Proms unless she changes her dress. These shows have a target audience that keeps oooohing and ahhhing – so they continue to regurgitate with “variances on a theme”. Enough with the metaphors.
Remember, these shows ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE. It’s the Travel Channel – not PBS.