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Ghosts, Poltergeists & Apparitions => Ghost hunters => Topic started by: Echo on December 21, 2007, 10:17:49 pm

Title: Paranormal State
Post by: Echo on December 21, 2007, 10:17:49 pm
So this show comes on A&E, Monday in the evening. So far I like it, but I'm suspicious of a oh so conspicuous "dramatic flare" element that networks love to pump into their Ghost Hunting shows. The reason for this is that the team's leader comes of a young though wise religious man, which I have no problems with, but he for whatever reason didn't know who Belial was (this could possibly go to the Demonology area, but I thought It pertained more to ghost hunting). Also, for some reason they name Belial was bleeped out throughout the show, but they'd flash it periodically letter-by-letter for a creepy effect. Now I'm not saying  it's impossible for someone to have not heard of such a name that is usually on par with Satan and Lucifer, but for someone who calls himself a top-notch paranormal researcher who seems to think he can go toe-to-toe with inhuman hauntings, but doesn't know a name like BELIAL, seems sorta fishy. I'm still going to give these guys a chance, I need something to hold me over until the new seasons of Ghost Hunters. But I would like to ask one thing. Has anyone else seen the show and perhaps noticed something out of wack?
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Moloch on December 23, 2007, 07:04:36 am
It does sound fishy to me that he would would make such claims to his stature, and not know something so simple as the name Belial. Also, the network's behavior concerning the name are odd too. I really can't understand why they'd do that.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Raziel on December 23, 2007, 01:15:04 pm
Whats a BELIAL? :-D
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Moloch on December 23, 2007, 08:18:01 pm
There's an entry on him in the Monstropaedia. If anyone reading this does not already know who this entity is, you may look him up there. He is located under the heading of "Demons".
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: SurfinTiki39 on February 04, 2008, 06:30:29 pm
I think this show is actually pretty cool.  They don't really have the technical sides like Ghost Hunters, but the research about the cases, and cleansings that they perform are pretty cool.  I also love that they're college students.  Hell, if I have my own t.v. show, while I'm in college, about ghost hunting, I'd consider myself pretty successful so far!
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Vince_03 on February 04, 2008, 07:39:45 pm
belial's a demon raz...
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: markus on February 05, 2008, 07:39:12 pm
It has been..... I would say OK, but from what I have seen so far, there is never any good evidence gathered to say these places have/are haunted
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: kokuyoku on February 10, 2008, 08:43:52 pm
I started watching Paranormal State after my best friend recommended it to me, claiming it to be absolutely the greatest show on television. But I have noticed that, while it is entertaining, I don't think it really has much credibility in the way of paranormal research, which is supposed to be their goal. For example, I don't really trust all the psychics that have been brought on the show to help out with the cases. I'm not saying that psychics aren't real, or that I don't believe in them, but the truth is  that there are so many fake psychics out there that there can really be no way to tell whether someone who claims to be is really a psychic or not. And they're banking entire cases on  these 'psychics.' I think what really bothered me was the last episode I saw, the one about the haunted piano? They were saying that before they got the piano, they never had a problem with mice, but once they got it, mice were all over their house. Well, there could have been just one mouse that had hidden in the piano, or even a nest of baby mice. Mice breed like crazy, so their house would be crawling with mice fairly quickly. And they really didn't need to chop the piano up - in fact, if my memory serves me, they were talking about how they shouldn't destroy the piano for fear of angering whatever was supposedly attached to it. Yet  they chopped it up anyway. All they really needed to do was bury it, if there really was an evil spirit attached to it. Chopping it up was just to add drama, in my  opinion.

Wow,  that was a really long tangent. My point is, the goal of Paranormal State is to research the paranormal. I'm a believer, and they haven't got me convinced at all. I don't think the show would have any effect whatsoever on a non-believer.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Quest on February 17, 2008, 09:44:47 am
Paranormal shows seem to be very popular now, possilbly becuase of Ghost Hunters, but channels are putting them on.  Also, being reality shows they aren't that expensive to produce.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: markus on March 01, 2008, 12:24:42 am
I like GH best though


Do you find this show believable??
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: WhyT on April 02, 2008, 11:19:44 am
paranormal state is an interesting show no doubt.  but it always leaves me wondering if it is actually real or not.  perhaps it is just because the team on the show doesnt have as much equipment like GH but to me it reminds me of destination truth and that show feels extremly fake to me.  but never the less paranormal state is still interesting to watch.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: bridigid on November 26, 2008, 04:58:12 pm
So this show comes on A&E, Monday in the evening. So far I like it, but I'm suspicious of a oh so conspicuous "dramatic flare" element that networks love to pump into their Ghost Hunting shows. The reason for this is that the team's leader comes of a young though wise religious man, which I have no problems with, but he for whatever reason didn't know who Belial was (this could possibly go to the Demonology area, but I thought It pertained more to ghost hunting). Also, for some reason they name Belial was bleeped out throughout the show, but they'd flash it periodically letter-by-letter for a creepy effect. Now I'm not saying  it's impossible for someone to have not heard of such a name that is usually on par with Satan and Lucifer, but for someone who calls himself a top-notch paranormal researcher who seems to think he can go toe-to-toe with inhuman hauntings, but doesn't know a name like BELIAL, seems sorta fishy. I'm still going to give these guys a chance, I need something to hold me over until the new seasons of Ghost Hunters. But I would like to ask one thing. Has anyone else seen the show and perhaps noticed something out of wack?

yes...I had a case with them...they ARE out of whack.Not too compantant either.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Mr. Kreepy on November 26, 2008, 05:51:47 pm
I definitely agree that the team behind Paranormal State is inexperienced at best, and outright fraudulent at worst.
They lack basic, fundamental knowledge that's required to study the paranormal with any level of skill.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: markus on November 26, 2008, 09:08:33 pm
WOW

You better be sitting down for this one Kreepy, I agree with you  :-o


I can't stand that guy Chip, IMO he is such a fake, every place has evil and everyone is possessed...what a quack


So much he is not even believable, this show would be much more believable if they did not have him in it
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: bridigid on November 27, 2008, 06:09:31 am
WOW

You better be sitting down for this one Kreepy, I agree with you  :-o


I can't stand that guy Chip, IMO he is such a fake, every place has evil and everyone is possessed...what a quack


So much he is not even believable, this show would be much more believable if they did not have him in it



more than likely not even then.
Title: Re: Paranormal State
Post by: Princess_Reanha on December 25, 2009, 04:17:33 pm
Well i like the show too.But what troubless me is that when i sent ryan buell an email,he reasoned with a list of things that he would not responed to.im that list he said that well let me just show you. Original email from Ryan:
ryan@the-prs.org
 to me
   
show details Dec 19 (6 days ago)
   
Why, hello there!  Thanks for writing to me.  A few things...

1) I literally receive a few hundred e-mails a day on this.  I have a pretty busy life so I can only check this e-mail a few times a week.  And even then, I can't read them all at once.  My goal is to read every e-mail (no matter how long it takes), but I cannot guarantee a reply to everyone!  Just know that your comments mean a lot to me, and if you get an e-mail 13 months from now, hopefully you'll still remember who I am!

2) If you're seeking help, your best solution is to contact cases@pennstateprs.com.  We have people who monitor that e-mail box daily.  Although you aren't guaranteed a response over there either (really sorry about that), we do keep a lookout for emergency cases or cases we feel that we can assist with.

3) I tend not to answer questions like, "oh come on, you can tell ME your childhood experience!  I won't tell anyone I swear!," "Ryan!!!!  What's the name of the demon in that one episode!  I have to know!!!!!," or poorly written e-mails like, "h8y ryan i luv ur show lol lmao l omg rofl ur so hawt i cant w8t to here from u xoxoxoxoxoxo!"

4) I tend to get a lot of people who ask, "when are you coming to [insert location here]!"  I know everyone would love it if we came to their hometown, but we really don't have plans to go anywhere.  It just happens.  We don't point a finger on a map and say, "pack your bags, gang, cause I feel like going to Quincy, Illinois!!"  And sadly, if we're investigating, we can't say where we'll be.  However, if we're doing a public event, I promise that you'll know about it if you check our website and MySpace pages!!  Promise!

5) I also get people suggesting a location to investigate.  Just know that we almost never ask for permission to investigate a place.  We're typically approached from the owners.  So, if you think your museum, bar, high school or beds (Believe it or not, I get a lot of those requests.  Didn't know there were so many haunted beds...weird.), feel free to suggest to the owners to e-mail us.  If we end up investigating, then of course we'd love to involve you somehow so you can tell your story if you want.

6) Lastly, if you claim to be a mythical creature, an angel in disguise or an ancient alien race hiding secretly on this planet and you wish to speak only to me, don't be offended if I don't accept your generous proposal.  I'd just expect aliens and the whatnot to have the ability to contact me beyond my fan e-mail.  But I do enjoy those e-mails!  Also, people who claim they know how to control demons may not get a response, either.  I guess it's all in the presentation.  Believe it or not, I'm a pretty rational/skeptical guy.

Well, those are just some basic automatic responses.  If you're one of the people who wrote a question similar to the examples above, don't sweat it.  I still appreciate each and every e-mail!

Take care guys,
RYAN
me- as i said this troubles me idk but it dose and they have not answered back,but i do understand that their is a lot of peole that want his attention.