Jack Osbourne is finally returning to his roots, and we get to learn why he’s embarked on a career in searching for ghosts and ufos. It’s not about dealing with sordid family history, but instead in finding answers to why he’s become a magnet of sorts. I’m glad his latest, Haunted Homecoming, gets to explain that past, and it’s very appropriate to catch on All Hallow’s Eve weekend.
It’s the type of show which helps validate why he’s the star behind other programs like Portals to Hell and The Osbournes, We Want to Believe. Unlike these other shows, what’s presented here feels a lot more personal. We’re not dealing with those famously haunted places. Instead, it’s in what lurks at the places he often frequented during his youth. Despite what one reality tv show tried to imply, he’s a lot more normal than we realise. And where he went after school speaks a lot about his character. Although three episodes were only made and five locales are visited, I hope he’ll extend this series to include even more moments of his life.
When Jack Osbourne is not chasing after ghosts in Portals to Hell, he’s scanning the skies for unidentified aerial phenomena in Night of Terror: UFOs. I like the fact he’s interested in everything paranormal, but I’m still reminded of who he once was when The Osbournes (2005) introduced him to Reality TV.
If most of that series was indeed manufactured for entertainment only, then I suspect he turned that around to create his own programs based on what he’s keen on. Jack’s passion is captured on video for all to see. But as for becoming an authority in the same vein as Loyd Auerbach or Nick Pope, something must make him change how he studies this world.
Thus, in Night of Terror, his approach is to simply witness it first-hand. This entertainment producer takes Jason Mewes and Jamie Kennedy to the Uinta Basin region of Utah to find proof of the existence of aliens and UFOs. Sadly, they don’t have any close encounters of any kind they can take home to tell the kids about. Nor do they witness a “Tear in the Sky,” which is better than what this piece of reality TV programming offers. What they manage to digitally record is either too fuzzy or granulated (they’re consumer grade night vision technology) to say they have undeniable proof.
Most people know the United Kingdom is the most paranormally active sovereign collective in the world. Here, each separate country is freaky in its own unique way, and it’s about time there’s a show about Spooked Scotland. This series is very similar to other shows. As it is in now mid-season, I can finally remark about which aspects of its production works or not.
The good news is that this paranormal reality tv show offers a lot of interesting locales. Gail Porter is the host, and Chris Fleming is the lead investigator. Tech specialist Ryan O’Neill and parapsychologist Dr. Evelyn Hollow round out their team. Long time fans of this genre may remember the leads from Dead Famous, which ran from 2004 to 2006. However, as with every program that’s out there, they have their fair share of critics. I don’t believe celebrities should be chased down to see if they’re still lingering around. When Harry Houdini can’t make the greatest escape of them all, then some things are best left buried.
The Navy often encounters Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and whether they cause A Tear in the Sky depends on who you ask. But as for what powers these UFOs, nobody knows. This latest documentary tries to figure out if they are using wormholes, micro black holes, cold fusion, or some unknown technology to travel about. What this work hosted by Caroline Cory tries to discover is if energy can be observed/detected using current Earth technology.
Whatever kind of propulsion is used, it’s bound to be light years ahead of what NASA and private enterprises are trying to craft. I believe it’s cold fusion after I finished watching. Michio Kaku, even leans towards it too, and I’ll gladly watch anything this physicist appears in!
In the We Want to Believe episode, there’s no formality involved in looking for ghosts in a shell.
By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)
Peter Renn (pictured right with Jason Hewlett) of the Canadian Paranormal Foundationhas his doubts about whether haunted objects are truly that in We Want to Believe’s latest webisode, “Haunted Objects.” It’s a start at examining the validity of whether energy can be transferred into certain objects and persist. Just when people thought Willy’s Wonderland was disturbing, that’s just Die Hard given a supernatural fiction spin.
This co-founder doesn’t believe that everything can contain a spirit. The little pokes at what other famous paranormal celeberities do–the Warren’s Occult Museum, Zaffis Museum of the Paranormal and Zak Bagans’ The Haunted Museum–was light as he didn’t want to stir a hornet’s nest. But I also see him having difficulty being accepted if ever invited to a pow-wow from any indigenous tribe since their traditional beliefs won’t jive with his.
In my studies of folklore and ancient cultures, Shintoism and Native American animism considers the possibility that everything contains a ‘soul’ of sorts. Be it an Elemental or just a transient force inhabiting that white stone by the river, there’s a lot to be said in where spirituality and occult theory crosses over.