Ghost Hunters International – Quarantine Station

GHI continues their adventures down under and checks out the Quarantine Station in Sydney Australia. In the early 1800s it was an entry point for Australia but those who were deemed too sick to continue on were held there and treated with some pretty harsh medicine. It was common for cases of plague, typhus, cholera, smallpox and Spanish influenza to run rampant, and many people died during their time there.

Robb and Joe start off the investigation in the shower block where "guests" would treated to a hot shower of caustic chemicals that would supposedly remove bacteria, lice and several layers of skin. I have to say the tough acting Joe is just laughable. I have no idea why he took this combative approach but he just isn’t pulling it off.

And what is the big paranormal activity in this place? A rattling door handle. That they hear once. And Joe claims he hears "Hey". Yeah, that "hey" doesn’t come through well on the recorder if you ask me.

Barry and Dustin are in the hospital area with the 360-mic where Barry says he hears voices in the headphones. Barry keeps saying they need to come closer, so while he might be hearing something it’s not showing up.

Next up are Brandy and Ashley in the basement where Brandy feels a chill in her hands and up her side. Ashley feels Brandy’s hands to confirm one is colder than the other. Too bad no one actually had a temperature gauge at this point.

The big moments of the show come with Paul in the morgue. There’s always much anticipation when someone lays down on a morgue slab and asks for a sign. Paul claims to hear footsteps and shuffling while he’s down there. And then gets all excited when he feels a massive temperature drop. Too bad none of this evidence is actually captured.

Finally, the team claims to have captured some really interesting photographic evidence. I don’t see a damn thing in this photograph they show of the outside where there is supposed to be an outline of the little boy. And the thing that really irks me is that they show the photo, add their outline, then right at the instant they take the outline away they cut away to a shot of the client so you can’t compare the outline with the actual photo. I call foul! They did the same thing the other episode where they "say" the meter is moving rather than showing it. They keep cutting away rather than showing what is going on.

Even with this rather limited (or none for that matter) evidence they claim the place is haunted. I just don’t get it. Where is the proof? A door rattling is not evidence. Cold fingers are not evidence. Are you really going to call these completely common place occurrences evidence of the paranormal? While Paul had quite the time in the morgue without anything to support what he felt it’s nothing more than his mind playing tricks on him. The personal experiences are neat, but they don’t mean anything without proof and once again there isn’t any.

Not impressive at all.

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