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All-real supernatural adventures. The TAPS gang is back in action. Celebrate a milestone as America’s favorite paranormal investigators, the Ghost Hunters, kick off their triumphant sixth season with their live 100th episode. For this epic investigation, Jason, Grant and the rest of The Atlantic Paranormal Society take on their biggest case yet: Alcatraz, the former military prison known worldwide for the countless claims of paranormal activity witnessed within its walls. Other spine-tingling investigations this season feature some of the team’s most thrilling locales, including cases at the famous Philadelphia Zoo, the historic Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown and the home of abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Prepare to be scared with some of the most unforgettable episodes of the series. And don’t forget to leave the lights on.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The 6th season is filled with some great investigations such as the season premeire at Alcatraz, the Philadelphia Zoo and the Otesaga Hotel in New York. Norwich State Hospital is another great episode as well. Towards the end of this 12 episode set Steve and Dave Tango are not in some of the episodes as they had their own show at the time called Ghost Hunters Academy.
This motley group of individuals are called TAPS, and they’re led by Grant and Jason, Roto-Rooter Plumbers full-time, are called upon to investigate private homes and public buildings by those who believe they are experiencing supernatural phenomenon. The ghost-hunters employ what they perceive as a scientific approach to investigation of the paranormal. Psychics are seldom in accompaniment and cameras and various other recorders and filming devices are used in the examination of the various sites that the Hunters choose to investigate. Given the minimal amount of “scientific” evidence of haunting that is obtained, it is easy to recognize that the show is not completely staged. In fact, the plugs for Roto Rooter and meetings with family members by the investigators are the only obvious staged filming. Oddly enough, the camera personnel often focus on the TAPS members during moments of supernatural occurrence rather than zooming in on the ghostly activities.
This show has popularized the method of skeptical investigating, or trying to look at something paranormal through a skeptics point of view. Given, it might not work all the time, but it’s a very affective and interesting method for investigating the paranormal. Where other shows fail to give reasoning for unexplained events, TAPS comes in and always looks for that other option, which is probably the reason why this is a successful show.
The Blu-Ray comes with deleted scenes as its sole special feature. The A/V Quality is strong enough for a recent broadcast in HD, however the Dolby 2.0 track is weak as hell. The dialogue and ghostly noises are still stuffed into the center channel. The result is a weird mix that just sounds like hot garbage. That being said, there’s still an amazing 1080p transfer to enjoy the supernatural darings-do. I’d recommend a rental.
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