Thursday, November 01, 2007

The end of the world is less nigh than I thought.

The Most Haunted pentagram-construction game did not result in the opening of the gates of Hell, nor did the UK get sucked into spiritual oblivion. They didn't complete the figure, they didn't return to their starting point. Maybe it wouldn't have done anything anyway, but it was a bit of a risk in my book.

The show found a couple of interesting things. I'm assuming there's no TV-style jiggery-pokery going on, but I have to always consider that as more than just a possibility. Assuming TV people are honest (no sniggering at the back, please), there were one or two good showings. A table moving with some violence (easily faked) and a few things thrown (also easily faked). That's the trouble with TV. Everything can be faked. A real event can be very hard to prove, when everyone knows TV can make anything convincing. Still, they did come up with some interesting bits.

If there's one lesson to take from that programme, it's this:

If you're going to ask a spirit to 'throw something', don't be in the kitchen. Nobody was hurt, but the knife looked very sharp. I don't know if that was genuine but I do have to consider that a faker might choose something less deadly to throw into a group of people in the dark. It might have been a plastic knife, of course, but then they'd have to synchronise a real-knife sound effect when it landed. Difficult to do on live TV.

So that might well have been genuine, if only because the item thrown was so dangerous.

I'm just happy they didn't finish the pentagram. I hope nobody else tries it.


Dr. Shedevil said...

Butterfly wings, Rom - things are batshit crazy here in Fundietonfieldvilleview. Oh wait. Nevermind. Things have always been crazy around here, with or without magickal symbolism. Speaking of, it is quite the fashion here to hang a very large encircled 5-pointed "Texas" star constructed of metal on the outside of one's home. Mind you, the majority of churchies in this little burg are, to put it mildly, rabid fundamentalist Christians, and naturally don't bother themselves to remove the blinders long enough to educate themselves at other thought paradigms for fear they will burn in the fires of Hell forever, so they don't realize that the symbol they so proudly display is actually one associated with witchcraft. I'd never tell them though - it would spoil the fun.

Southern Writer said...

Sounds like fun was had by one and all and no harm done. What's the next exciting thing on the agenda?

Romulus Crowe said...

Dr. Shedevil - I wouldn't tell them either. I'd just snigger behind my hand. They won't call anything to themselves with just the figure, there has to be an 'intent to contact' also, so they're in no danger. They must look silly though.

SW - I don't know what's next. It's been a dreadful year for investigations, but I hope the weather stays fine for the 22nd December. I hope it turns out unseasonably warm, but I expect that hope will be futile.

The sun is now gone by 5 pm here, so night-work is easier (with good gloves and a warm coat). There's still an interesting derelict to look over, and a cenotaph. The latter suffers from being in the middle of town, but the derelict is out in the countryside.

I'll keep you all posted.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

If you're going to ask a spirit to 'throw something', don't be in the kitchen. Nobody was hurt, but the knife looked very sharp.

Ha! Stroke of comic genius, that one.

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