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OUIJA: DICING WITH DEATH – FREE

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FIRST: THE WARNING
You are about to watch a documentary which experiments with the practice of Ouija Boards. Some people believe that Ouija boards can open portals to demonic and dark entities that can have a negative impact on your life and the lives of those around you. We strongly advise that anyone watching does not
recreate anything that is shown in this documentary. We will not be held accountable for anyone choosing to ignore this advice.
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PARANORMAL TRUTH’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
In this three part documentary, Dale Makin and Justin Cowell, along with some special guests, investigate the practice of Ouija boards. We take the use of Ouija boards to some of the most haunted locations throughout the UK to determine if Ouija boards are a genuine means of spirit communication or if it is nothing more than a board game which has inherited a negative stigma.

Justin Cowell, Paranormal Truth team member, sets the stage for these three ghost hunting episodes. These Ouija Board investigations will be conducted in nine of England’s most haunted locations.

RATING:  5 Charley’s
Paranormal Truth consists of two open-minded, skeptical paranormal investigators, Justin Cowell and Dale Makin, who travel the globe to some of the most haunted locations and document everything with their cameras.

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Dale Makin, the other dedicated
member of Paranormal Truth.

In this series, they have challenged themselves to fore go the usual ghost hunting equipment and use a Ouija Board instead. In each one of the investigations, Makin and Colwell try to make contact with various ghosts and paranormal entities across the U.K., but, from a skeptical point of view. Which is refreshing to see in the “Ghost hunting, reality TV genera. I gave the series 5 Charley’s because of their open-minded approach in the investigations.

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Eventually, the patented and trademarked “Ouija Board” was classified as a “novelty toy” used for entertainment purposes.

Overall, the show has excellent production values. The only complaint I have is that I was not too familiar with the reputed hauntings they investigated as well as the experts who appear throughout the series. Short backstories would have helped overall. In the reference section below, I have included links
to the hauntings and personalities that appeared in the first episode.

This is an outtake of the Ram Inn Investigation.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
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REFERENCES:
DEMON CHURCH
Jason Graves
Saint Botolph’s Church – Skidbrooke, Lincolnshire
Haunted History of Lincolnshire
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Take a Google Map’s Tour
Beautiful exterior and interior photography.
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Karen Mercer
The Ancient Ram Inn – Wotton-under-Edge
“The Ram Inn has been called the most haunted house in Britain… though how exactly one might measure, rank or quantify such a thing is beyond me. Nevertheless, there are countless stories of ghostly sightings at The Ancient Ram Inn; and worse still are the tales of forceful interference, physical assault and even intense demonic activity is reported at this little old Gloucestershire pub.”
From The Bohemian Blog:
You can also book ghost haunts around the world at this site.
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Take a Google Map’s Tour
Again, beautiful exterior and interior photography.
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FREE – The Haunting of 39 De Grey Street.
The U.K.’s Most HAUNTED House

The OUIJA Brothers & Paranormal-X
PXTV YouTube Channel
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BE PART OF A GHOST HUNT AT 39 De GRAY STREET:
But first, another warning:
“Your ghost hunt at The Hostel, 39 De Grey Street in Hull, will be taken at your own risk.  The evil entities that are supposed to be here are thought to be very powerful. We will do all that we can to work with what is going on and your overnight ghost hunt here will be structured to ensure that you have the best opportunity to find out.  With so many reports of ghostly activity, we will work hard with you to discover who or what is haunting this house.”
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The Ouija Brothers
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Since the Ouija Brothers were involved with Paranormal Truth in Episode 3 of Dicing with Death, and the Paranormal X, investigation of 39 De Grey Street, here is their YouTube Channel.
FREE –
Ghost Hunting Videos
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THE HISTORY OF SPIRITUALISM IN THE U.S.
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Talking Boards, as they were called, became all the rage during the early 19th century when Spiritualism swept America. Mediums believed that the dead could contact the living through these boards.

THE SISTERS WHO STARTED IT ALL:
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The Fox sisters, from the left: Leah, Kate and Maggie.
The Fox Sisters and the Rap on Spiritualism
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Their séances with the departed launched a mass religious movement—and then one of them confessed that “it was common delusion”
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APKSREC.
FREE PDF
– The City of Austin, Texas online museum exhibit:
Beyond the Veil: Spiritualism in the 19th Century
Sponsored by the Austin Parks and Recreation Department,
thus the interesting Texas perspective.
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EXPERTS FROM THE VIDEO:

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Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe. Head of Psychology

O’Keeffe is an open-minded skeptic on most paranormal phenomena.
In this series he offers valuable insight in the use of Ouija boards.
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FREE –
Episode 44 – Parapsychology with Dr. Ciaran O’Keeffe
Jeff Belanger YouTube Channel
He’s perhaps best-known as the parapsychologist from the television shows; Jane Goldman Investigates and Most Haunted. What are the Doctor’s favorite cases? Tune in to find out!
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Professor
Chris French
Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit
in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
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FREE
–  An Introduction to Paranormal Psychology
with Chris French
The Royal Institution YouTube Channel
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Don’t miss the Q&A session!
Are there any paranormal phenomena supported by evidence? Have you ever found anything during experiments you couldn’t explain? Chris French answers questions from the audience following his talk on anomalistic psychology.
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Please read my review of:
Yes, No, Goodbye. The Ouija Documentary
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THE GHOST HUNTER SHOWS TO BINGE BY – PLUS A FREE SHOW

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Steve Shippy began documenting his work on film, and to date has produced and directed 10 feature length documentaries. Including “A Haunting on Hamilton Street,” “A Haunting on Dice Road,” and “A Haunting on Brockway Street” where he investigates haunted locations to uncover the truth, and hopefully bring closure for residents of small towns like his.
Blurb from The Travel Channel
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To learn more about Steve Shippy,
visit the Travel Channel:
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OVERALL RATING OF BOTH SERIES: 5 Charley’s
The first thing I have to share with you is, that I am not a big fan of network “reality” Ghost Hunting shows. I find they tend to have very little “reality” and decent research techniques in them and way too much manufactured drama as a backstory. These are the main reasons such shows are referred to in TV production parlance as docu-dramas.

A Haunting on Potter Street – The Potter Street Station

But then I discovered Steve Shippy, A.K.A. Prozak, the Rapper turned Ghost Hunter on Amazon Prime. First I was impressed with the excellent production value of each show. Then, the well-organized and well equipped Ghost Hunting investigations, he and his team is second to none.

Third, the results the teams gets in terms of video footage and recorded Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) sent many a chill down my spine. Of course watching such shows in complete darkness helps foster such goose-bump reactions.

Finally, its Shippy’s approach to the reason he Ghost Hunts. He comes across as genuinely wanting to, not only to help the people who are undergoing unpleasant supernatural intrusions, but also the poor spirits, trapped here, who are causing the haunting situations in the first place. He’s not driven to prove the paranormal is real or not, he just accepts what is happening is real, and then adapts a humanistic approach to deal with the situation at hand.

In Shippy’s defense of not being taken on a “rube ride”, the team always conducts thorough background research in each case. And examine the witnesses’ claims to detect possible fraud and sleight-of-hand trickery. So his acceptance as to the reality of the haunting is a guarded one.

Unfortunately, not all haunts Shippy comes across are all just creaking floors and random knocks in the night. Some are downright cantankerous and demonic in nature, causing vandalism and bodily injury. For encounters like these, Shippy enlists the services of professional Exorcists or Mediums to conduct site cleansings.

While on the subject of professionals, one reoccurring guest Ghost Hunter is Brian Harnois, one of the original team members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S.). Their show, Ghost Hunters, premiered way back in 2004 on the SyFi channel. It was the first show of its kind and popularized paranormal reality TV and Ghost Hunting. (Wikipedia). Brian’s catch phrase is “Dude RUN!”

Brian’s style of Ghost Hunting is dramatically opposite of Shippy’s. Brian tends to be more confrontational and in- (the Ghost’s) face, forcing the entity into a physical altercation. This usually results in Brain getting the worst of these exchanges, resulting often in deep red scratches or other unpleasant painful side-effects. Admittedly these touches of “drama” makes for good TV, and satisfies one part of the required reality TV formula.

But it’s not the usual goofiness of other Ghost Hunter shows where the team members are arguing with each other, till they hear a bang. At which point they abruptly end their petty manufactured squabble and begin screaming “What was that? What was that?” Maybe if you had been Ghost Hunting and not reliving high-school, you’d know what that was. But, I digress.

Brian unfortunately brings a lot of baggage with him to the show.  A lot of Ghost Hunter fans are not too happy seeing him again. And they enjoy the fact that he is being brutally be resulted by unearthly claws. A Google search will give you the details. But Shippy fully supports him and respects Brian’s many years of experience and advice.

Now the question remains, is Shippy faking it all? I can’t answer that. Simply I don’t know. But after bingeing my way through all these shows, and seeing and hearing all the circumstantial evidence documented in them, I’ve come away with the conclusion that there may be something out there  lurking in the shadows, worthy of more investigation. Ultimately to be proven if it’s indeed real or not.

All the following Steve Shippy shows are on Amazon Prime.
FREE
if you are a Prime member.
If not, purchase and rental information is included with each listing.

THE SEEKER SERIES:
1– A Haunting on Hamilton Street
2 – A Haunting on Hamilton Street 2 – The Stable
3 – A Haunting on Potter Street – The Potter Street Station
4 – A Haunting in Saginaw, Michigan
5 – A Haunting on Washington Avenue – The Temple Theatre
6 – A Haunting at the Hoyt Library
7 – A Haunting On Dice Road – The Hell House
8 – A Haunting On Dice Road 2 – Town of the Dead

THE HAUNTED SAGINAW SERIES
A Haunting on Brockway Street
A Haunting on Finn Road – The Devil’s Grove

Want to see Steve Shippy’s
NEW SHOW ON THE TRAVEL CHANNEL FOR FREE?

Haunting in the Heartland – The Binding at the Gilbert House.
(You’ll witness a successful house cleansing.)
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THIS SHOW’S RATING:
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To see his new series on the Travel Channel
Haunting in the Heartland,
you’ll need a cable or satellite hook-up,
even if you’re are accessing it through Roku.

ONLINE NOW:
Listen to the Johnny Dare Morning Show
for an interview with Steve Shippy.
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Why This Rapper Is Now a Ghost Hunter
INSIDE EDITION INTERVIEW
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