Hollywood and the media have really put an emphasis on ghosts and paranormal related topics.
Their job is to entertain us, scare us and keep us on the edge of our seats no matter what, but is the true reality of ghost hunting and paranormal investigation being dismissed?
My favorite example of Hollywood¹s paranormal portrayal gone awry is the movie, White Noise.
White Noise was written by Niall Johnson in 2005 and stars Michael Keaton as a man who’s wife dies and comes back to talk to him through paranormal means. Although this was a fairly entertaining movie it went terribly awry from the reality of true electronic voice phenomena or E.V.P.
The Sci-Fi television show Ghost Hunters tries to walk that realistic tight rope too. Although what they do is pretty close to what the typical ghost hunter does there is much more that they could be doing that would make them a lot more credible and to set a better example for the paranormal community.
Because they are on television, their viewers and producers require visual evidence that is not always possible to provide on command. If you subscribe to the theory that ghosts do not have mass then how would we know if ghosts can be video taped?