Who are you?
Who are WE? Who are YOU? If you haven’t heard of us by now, then you’ve been living a lie. We’re the Ghost Provokers, and we’re the cutting edge of paranormal investigation teams. While other so-called “ghost hunters” wait idly by in the dark, hoping to capture some unintelligible whisper, we prefer to drag ghosts kicking and screaming out into the light for all the world to see. We deal beyond the beyond. We’re like the civil rights movement for ghost hunting–minus all that equality crap.
Explain Your Methodology:
I’m pretty sure we just did. But here it is again–we “poke ghosts” and reveal them for the waste of space they really are. Honestly, ghosts have no business being among the living. There is no such thing as a friendly ghost. Casper? He’s a jack ass. Boo Berry? Doesn’t even taste that great. You poke a ghost hard enough, hit ’em where it really counts, and you’ll reveal them to be the malicious spirits they really are. Don’t think that just because your grandmother was all nicey-nicey in life that she won’t become some hell-bitch in the after life. Most spirits like that we’ve encountered turn out to be whores of the devil just like the rest of them.
Where to begin, where to begin? The Queen Mary, was good fun. We investigated it during a convention called Ghostfest–met a lot of other ghost hunters who were clearly intimidated by the results we were able to achieve. But its worth noting the investigation we just wrapped up at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro, California. We all know that stage actors in particular are blood sucking parasites that feed off of applause and praise in life, but in the afterlife their taste for that stuff reaches ridiculous proportions! Be sure to check it out when it premiers on our website, ghostprovokers.com this August 16th! AND, if you’re looking to support our righteous cause, for the cost of a t-shirt we’ll send you a Ghost Provokers t-shirt, put your name in the credits and even have our lead investigator call you up to say “thanks” before promptly hanging up before you can trace the line.
We make everything personal, so this question is just silly to us.
Why was the group formed?
These days it seems like everyone and their mom has been starting their own ghost hunting show. What we felt this world needs are real heroes, bringing real science to bear down on this matter. That, and there are so many people out there who think that a lot of this stuff can be explained by every day normal means. That cold chill crawling up your spine late at night? That’s no breeze, brother. Yah, maybe your window is open, but you need to look past the obvious and see things for the freaky stuff they really are. Chances are it the spirit of some craze convict recently put to death in the federal prison down the street who is looking to posses your body and make you do unspeakable things to your cat! But no one wants to hear that. Just the very idea is too scary for most people. That’s why we’re here. To educate the masses of their own ignorance.
Again, we’re going to plug our August 16th episode of Ghost Provokers vs. The Warner Grand. But if you can’t wait for that, check out our website every week for Jim Dooley’s Ghost Hunting Camera Tips. Yah, he’s kind of a douche, but he can be very entertaining at times. Chances are YOU probably suck at capturing ghosts on video and need the tips anyway.
Strongest Evidence with link to it?
The best evidence we’ve ever caught on video is from our first episode where a ghost threw a brick at our lead investigator’s private area, not once, but I think about ten times in total. Needless to say, we really pissed that ghost off–which is what we set out to do–and got the bruises to prove it! Scott Butterfield, our lead investigator, will do just about anything to get a rise out of restless spirits. He’s been pushed down stairs, smacked, scratched, bitten. The rest of us get a big charge out of watching.
What’s your most asked Question by others?
Most of the time people ask if we’re for real. Seriously. Seriously? We can’t even dignify that with an answer.
Dream Case / Investigation
It would have to involve some kind of haunted seven-eleven–or strip club. Which ever comes first.
Do you think paranormal shows gives groups like you a bad reputation?
Absolutely. Most of those guys you see on TV are punks who couldn’t touch us in their best day. Now, you may argue–but people actually watch THEIR shows. Yah? Do you think that’s all we’re after? The money? The fame? Well, those sound pretty good don’t they? They sure do. Yip. That’d be nice.
Tell us a strange but true fact about your group…
Jim, our cameraman, is the brother-in-law of Scott, our lead investigator. I’m pretty sure they hate each other.
The Ghost Provokers are an online parody who shoot in actual locations that are reportedly haunted. Their last episode was aboard the Queen Mary, a sight famous for its historic ghost sightings. Their new episode features the Warner Grand theater and is already in progress. They are looking for $1500 to offset production and advertising costs. If you’d like to donate or offer your support visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1408439259/ghost-provokers-vs-warner-grand-theater! (editors note: they hit their mark and completed the episode, and may have caught a real ghost in a picture during the process….)
Be sure to check out their website for the latest videos and news at www.ghostprovokers.com