Episode 1: Are we surrounded by ghosts?
The moaning headless corpse of a farmer who fell foul to his own combine harvester. An 18th century french maid peeling onions in the dead of night. A nun with a pet dog called Steven. They all share nothing in common apart for one thing, they are all ghosts.
John and Mike dive the deepest depths of ghostly happenings, meet actual people who claim to have seen actual ghosts and even carrying out a full ghost investigation or 'Ghestigation' of a Pub in Pontypool in search of 'Ghenergy', ghost energy. Will Mike dare to believe, will John come face to face with a real life actual ghost of the dead.
What The Unexplainers learnt...
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Apparently, ghosts love the sound of their own voice. Ghost hunters often say they've heard messages left on audio recorders and call this occurance E.V.P. or Electronic Voice Phenomena. Convinced that these strange noises sometimes picked heard from recording made at a ghost hunt are the sounds of spooks desperately trying to say something to those of fortunate to still be alive. Skeptics would say the noises could be the sound of wind, bad wind, and the rustles of some-one adjusting themselves when they think no-one's looking.
Ghosts aren't just creatures of the night, there have been reports of daytripping ghosts as well. At Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Wales, staff have reported seeing the figure of a woman wandering in through the front door of the house in broad daylight. A skeptics might suggest that perhaps it wasn't a ghost at all, and just an embarrased member rather pale looking member of the Manor's medieval re-enactment team who'd try to sneak into work after a heavy night out. A beleiver might say, if they didn't smell of kebab it must have been a ghost, Kebab's weren't invented till 1972.
A good doctor in psychology once told The Unexplainers that humans have an amazing ability to recognise faces or the human form in just about anything. Skeptics claim that experiences of Paradolia can explain away a lot of so-called ghost sightings. Some true and dedicated believers would say, 'Shut-up, I know what I saw'.
Without a doubt, the ghost is the most commonly discussed of all the paranormal experiences. Extensive research from my side has shown that ghosts obviously exist, especially after my mate told me about his mate who grew up with a TV set that would channel the disembodied head of his gran every time her favourite show “Dallas” was aired. Also, if this is not enough to convince you dear friend, simply ask yourself this; What is gravity? Thats right, it’s ghosts holding everything down for us.
TOP TIPS FOR THE HAUNTED
Beeing haunted can be both terrifying and inconvenient. But how can you really be sure you're actually being haunted? Here's some top tips to help you sort the creaks from the shrieks.
Ghosts are very territorial and can be found anywhere from the dressing room of a lesiure centre to the basement of a medieval castle. However, according to most films on the subject matter they're often easily dislodged by a visit from a qualified priest or exorcist. Simply dot a few priests strategically around your home, add a sprinkling of religious iconography and ghosts will scream back off towards the afterlife. Blam!
Sometimes it's hard to discern the screams of a tormented spirit from regional dialogue used on popular TV soap operas or daytime television shows featuring people who find life challenging. If you think you are being haunted, first check that the TV is a) off and b) it's also not daytime.
It's easy to forget that ghosts can actually be ingested. According to some research a ghost is essentially just a collection of inert gases combined with unhappy feelings. If you do think your house is haunted, simply walk around laughing and breathing in deeply. Within minutes you'll counteract the negativity and will have absorbed the physical manifestation of said spirit. Dare to believe.