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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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WILLIAM FRIEDKIN’S THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH

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Over 40 years after the release of the “The Exorcist,” Director William Friedkin meets the Vatican’s “Dean of Exorcists,” Father Gabriele Amorth, and receives permission to film his ninth attempt to exorcise a woman named Christina.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

OFFICIAL TRAILER

ITS RATING:  5 Charley’s.
Now, I’m not a lightweight when it comes to horror movies. But “The Exorcist” scared the Heebie-Jeebies out of me. So much so, that I have only seen the film once, and that was on the big screen way back in 1973 when it premiered.

The movie was based on the book, with the same title by the late William Peter Blattey. He also wrote the screenplay for the movie. The book in turn, was based on an actual exorcism.

All of this backstory is covered in great detail by William Friedkin, who also serves as the host and cameraman as he delves into the world of demonic possessions. He was invited by the late Father Amorth to film Christina’s 9th exorcism. Friedkin’s hand-held, point-of-view camera work gives the audience a front row seat to the turbulent ritual. It is revealed during this cleansing that the Demon who possess Christina is not just some run-of-the-mill, low level tormentor, but Satan himself!

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Several Deacons, much bigger and heavier than Christina
struggled to restrain her during the ritual. That’s
Christina’s mother looking on in the background, praying
along with a room full of family members and friends.

Friedkin then takes his astonishing footage and consults numerous medical and religious authorities to get their professional take as to Christina’s claim of possession and use of exorcism to help heal  people with this diagnosis.  Their learned opinions will surprise you. Couple that with Friedkin’s and his Production Assistant’s later chilling encounter with Christina and her boyfriend in a church will make this one documentary you won’t soon forget.

WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME

Unfortunately, the only way to see this documentary is to rent it for $3.99, or buy it for $12.99, even if you are a Prime member.

 REFERENCES:
A quick search on Amazon Prime will turn up at least a dozen other exorcism themed documentaries. For a starting point, please see my earlier review of: Return of the Exorcists

Then visit this site to find out more of the Catholic Church’s latest
news on exorcisms:
The Catholic News Agency:
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(For when Amazon ends its embargo on delivering books.)
BREAKING NEWS: (3/27/2020)
Published posthumously, Father Amorth’s (With Marcello Stanzione) last book;
The Devil is Afraid of Me
The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist
was released today.
“For more than 30 years, the Italian priest literally battled the devil by performing more than 60,000 exorcisms. Angelologist Fr. Marcello Stanzione reveals fascinating details of Fr. Amorth’s career—details that have never before appeared in print.”

RSN Religious News Service

An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels

by Fr. Gabriele Amorth, Stefano Stimamiglio – editor, et al.
An international best seller.

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RETURN OF THE EXORCISTS

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Explore the heart of good versus demonic evil in this documentary. Guided by Theology Scholar, Father Francis Tiso, this eye-opening film takes you through the Catholic Churches’ startling mobilization to combat malevolent evil in Italy. It features actual footage of disturbing possessions and the unsettling exorcisms performed by the churches most experienced exorcists.
Amazon Prime’s Blurb.

RETURN OF THE EXORCISTS

 RATING: 5 Charley’s.
Hardly a week goes by when there isn’t an article posted on a news site or a feature story on television that doesn’t discuss exorcism. Popular Ghost Hunting show investigators often call on the services of an exorcist to drive out demons, malevolent Ghosts or Shadow people from the locus in quo. The Church has also begun training priests from all over the world to become qualified in conducting these rituals.

But why now? And why is this one region in Italy seemingly over run with demon possessions? So much so, that the Reverend Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome actually has a call-in radio show for people that think they are possessed, so they can find help and possible relief from their suffering. This documentary deals frankly with the church’s recognition of demon spirits and the steps it is taking to battle these entities world-wide.
(Spoiler Alert! Don’t worry, there is no 360 head turning, vomiting or bloodletting anywhere to be found
in this video. Yes, a curse word or two. A blaspheme here and there, but you know, Demons, what do you expect?)

Visit this site to find out more of the Catholic Church’s stand on exorcisms from an authoritative source:
The Catholic News Agency:
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WHERE TO SEE IT:
AMAZON PRIME – FREE IF YOU”RE A MEMBER
If not, $1.99 to rent, $7.99 to buy.

REFERENCES
BREAKING NEWS: (3/27/2020)
Published posthumously, Father Amorth’s Last Book
(With Marcello Stanzione)
The Devil is Afraid of Me
The Life and Work of the World’s Most Famous Exorcist
was released today.
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“For more than 30 years, the Italian priest literally battled the devil by performing more than 60,000 exorcisms. Angelologist Fr. Marcello Stanzione reveals fascinating details of Fr. Amorth’s career—details that have never before appeared in print.”
RSN Religious News Service
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An Exorcist Explains the Demonic
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels

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by Fr. Gabriele Amorth and Stefano Stimamiglio – editor, et al.
An international best seller.
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