Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Haunted Highway My Eye


Okay, so most of you know about my love for all things paranormal.  Whether it's the inexplicable way my dog keeps getting on the dining room table in the middle of the night, or the haunted bathroom in my husband's elementary school, or watching paranoramal shows on TV, or playing with my own EMF detector on my iPhone (yes, I downloaded an app for that), it's all fascinating to me.    So, needless to say I was kind of excited about a new show, "Haunted Highway," on Syfy last night.  I hunkered down on the couch next to my convalescing, appendix-less daughter, and waited with great anticipation for the start of the show.   I hadn't read about it beforehand, but to me the title spoke for itself.   This must be a show about haunted highways.   Right?   Oooh, creepy and spine tingly - yes?    Not exactly.  Not even remotely.

Without going into boring detail, it was NOT a show about haunted highways (which I would have loved, by the way).   It was a show about "investigating" places that are "purported" to be "haunted" - - places that you can get to from . . . you guessed it . . . a highway.   Well, I'm sorry.  I can get to my grocery store from the highway.  I can get to just about any place from the highway.   And most of those places are probably not haunted.    The "investigations" were less than investigatory, and to make matters worse - - one of the "investigators" was Jack Osbourne.   Yes.  THAT Jack Osbourne.  I really have nothing against Jack Osbourne.   But honestly, all I could think about while watching him was wacky Ozzy, America's Got Talent (with their British judge Sharon), and his chubby sister who is now not so chubby.  

I was disappointed.   I was looking forward to being scared and creeped out and feeling the hair on the back of my neck stand up straight.   Instead, all I felt was gypped. 

I shall not watch Haunted Highway again - - - instead, I think I would rather watch Pawn Stars or a rerun of Cupcake Wars.    Sigh.

36 comments:

  1. Food Channel and A&E never fail me...

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  2. Nobody compares to Ghost Hunters!
    Thanks for the heads up on a bad show.

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    1. Ghost Adventures is my favorite, but like Ghost Hunters as well as Paranormal State and Dead Files :)

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    2. I adore the guy on Ghost Adventures! Zach, so cute.
      Paranormal State always bugged me, they always scared the ghosts away, always a happy ending.
      Never saw Dead Files ( I don't have cable so I watch online, what station is it on?)

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    3. Dead Files is on the Travel Channel, after Ghost Adventures on Friday night (I think). I would love to know what you think about it :)

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    4. Okay sis, I'm stuck at home today, sick. I hit up my DVR and caught a couple episodes of Ghost Adventures, and I'm currently watching Dead Files. I think I may be hooked. thanks a lot! lol
      Di

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    5. Tell me how you like Dead Files - Amy "the physical medium" makes the craziest faces!

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  3. Does it have to be true hauntings to be fascinating or do you even like good fictional stories that are supernatural-related? For example, the TV show on the CW, Supernatural, is AWESOME.

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    1. Hi Robin - I love love love scary supernatural fiction stuff! But my real love is the true stuff! I will definitely check out Supernatural! Thanks!

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  4. We love Ghost Hunters here. We've seen some of the neatest things on that show...but I have to admit that I'm a skeptic, and I can't help but wonder sometimes if it's all real or if it's faked-for-TV.

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    1. I don't know Kelly. I'm a firm believer in life after death, so I guess that makes me a firm believer in the paranormal :) I'd hate to think that some of those shows are faked, but you never know.

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    2. My mom & other family members tell me that I used to play with a ghost in one of the houses we lived in when I was a really little kid. I'll have to do a post on all those stories sometime soon, though I don't remember any of them first hand. :-( Though I did have a personal encounter once . . . okay, now that the idea is planted, I gotta go write, LOL!

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    3. Can't wait to read it, Kelly!

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  5. I'm disappointed myself! I was ready to read about a new, interesting show that I might like to watch! :) Guess I'll just continue watching my reality shows and lifetime movies! :) Let me know if you find another great show!

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    1. Reality shows and lifetime movies - - love them!!! I'll let you know if I discover anything great - - you do the same!

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  6. I only like to be scared when I know it isn't real. Those reality shows would freak me out. I do like Cupcake Wars- nothing scary there.
    (I'm glad your daughter is okay. I've heard that's a nasty surgery.)

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    1. :) The surgery was actually really easy, so no problems. Good drugs and a soft couch for the next couple of days!

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  7. Trust me: If it's on the Syfy Channel, it's gonna suck. Their programming has gone downhill for the past few years.....their original movies are HORRIBLE so I'm not surprised that this show was lame.

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    1. Haha - that's true. I should have considered the channel it was on :)

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  8. Good Job Dear! i enjoyed seeing it,

    Mwaks!


    If you have a minute, please check out my blog and follow me if you liked it. I'll appreciate it so much! Thanks!


    Blow a Rainbow

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    1. Indeed I'll check you out! Thanks for stopping by :)

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    2. Funny, that is the exact same comment she left on my blog.
      I didn't go visit, she never even read me, I bet, just trolls for new followers.

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    3. The "good job dear" kind of made me shake my head. It looks like it's just a clothes blog. Hey! you might like it! hahaha. PS - I didn't follow her :)

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  9. I hadn't heard of this show, if I do, I'll remember not to watch it. I never know what to make of the paranormal, I do know though when we were growing up, I think the house we lived in had a bit of a spirit or something. I don't know. But in one of the bedrooms where my brother slept, one night when he was still in the crib, he was crying. My mom went to check on him and as she opened the door she saw this thing kind of get ready to pick him up out of the crib. When she saw it, it disappeared. He never wanted to sleep in that room alone again so seeing how my dad had already died, my mom just ended up sleeping in there with him. I also remember in my bedroom, I would have been 5-6 years old at the time that in the middle of the night I woke up one time and I "swear" I saw this figure of a person climbing out the window. Then I also remember sleeping and feeling someone tap my shoulder, I would look and no one would be there but then I would feel the tap on my other shoulder, and this would repeat a lot. None of us kids would ever want to go upstairs alone to the bathroom when it was dark (only bathroom in the house). We would coax someone to come with us. Weird. We moved to California from that house, when it sold my mom knew who bought it and no one reported anything weird. But I do know what I saw and felt and what my mom said about my brother......so.....I just don't know. She had had the house blessed when she and my dad bought the house, but I just don't know (honestly, this is a true story :)

    hope your daughter is doing well in her recovery!

    betty

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    1. Betty, you totally need to tell this story when I do my reader ghost stories at Halloween!!!!!
      Chills!

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  10. Awesome experiences, Betty! That would have been so scary to be so young and have those things happen! Thanks for sharing them !!

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  11. That's a shame! I do love a good ghost hunting documentary, but they have to be good! Some of them are just awful. Especially Psychic Kids, have you ever seen that one? It's just all sorts of abysmal!

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    1. I have seen Psychic Kids, Kellie, and I just don't know if I think it's right to focus on kids when they're "vulnerable" anyway - - if you're going to help them deal with their "gift," do it without millions of pairs of eyes watching.

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  12. not a fan of reality tv of any kind .. personally i have enough reality in my life now, i like escapism, soapy, mystery, shows .. and pretty much everything on HBO

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    1. A lot of the reality TV for me just makes me so much more grateful for MY life! haha

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  13. I have to agree - I think we appreciate the same kind of shows. I am hooked on the ID channel at the moment.

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  14. I watched this show the other night, and I was pretty disappointed in it, too. I am a die hard Ghost Hunters fan.

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    1. I love Ghost Hunters and was sad when Grant said good-bye :( But I do love Tango and Steve!

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    2. Tango and Steve are hilarious together.

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