It seems Wednesdays have become paranormal nights on the Sci-fi channel.
Leading off the night was another excellent episode of Ghost Hunters. They investigated the Hellfire Caves. Lord Francis Dashwood provided work to unemployed farmers by hiring them to dig out the caves in the 1750s. It is believed that the inspiration for the design of the Caves came from his grand tour of Europe and the Ottoman Empire. On his return Sir Francis Dashwood founded the Hellfire Club (I believe it was called the Order of the Knights of St. Francis of Wycombe first) and became a leading member of the Dilettanti Society and the Divan Club. The Hellfire Club originally met at Medmenham Abbey on the River Thames. After this burnt down accidentally they reputedly then held many of their meetings in the Caves.
Sir Paul Whitehead and a woman in white were the ghosts to look for and TAPS may have contacted them. They recorded three EVPs, both male and female origin, as well as an interesting piece video footage. I'm not sure exactly what to make of it and neither did they. I guess it was something you just had to form your own opinion of what it could be.
Next on the lineup was a new show called Destination Truth. This particular program has sort of a documentary feel to it. Josh Gates travels all around the world for evidence in order to prove or debunk reports of supernatural or mysterious phenomena. It premiered last week with Josh in Papua New Guinea searching for proof that an Iguanodon and mermaids exist there. On that adventure, he came up empty handed. This week he was in Thailand investigating reports of the Naga, serpent-like creature much like the Loch Ness monster. Even though he didn't really find anything supporting local stories, he did get some evidence of a haunted cemetery, an EVP from inside a crematorium.
I'm not sure exactly how I feel about this show yet. It's humorous, but also professional. I guess I'll keep watching and see how it goes.
Last stop on this paranormal ride, is also a new Sci-fi special hosted by George Noory called Into the Unknown. If the name sounds familiar then you probably have listened to his radio show Coast to Coast AM. I have to admit that I didn't watch this one from beginning to end. I watched it up to when he had Gary Busey on talking about his near death experience. To be honest, I'm sort of a fan of his work, but I saw him on Celebrity Fit Club and now on this show and I don't understand half of what he says anymore. It's like he's become some kind of philosopher. I got some of what he said on CFC, but I didn't know what he was talking about on Into the Unknown.
I haven't done a lot of research on near death experiences. To someone who has been there and done that, it may have made sense to them, but not to me. Of course, I'm battling a cold right now. So, it could just be me. I'm not sure if Into the Unknown is a new TV series or a night only special. I'm sure you C2C listeners may know.