While I’m flipping through channels on tv, I notice that now there are a lot of shows, particularly reality and paranormal shows, about spirits/ghosts/mediumship/etc. As a medium, you might think I’d be interested in these shows, but to be honest, I’m not. Generally speaking, I don’t think they’re very good. Without getting into details, I’ve seen misguided efforts, from people who don’t know what they’re doing. So I rarely watch any of them.

But tonight I happened to catch a bit of the Firestarter/Haunted Museum episode on Haunted Collector, which is on Syfy. In one of the segments, there was negativity in a house in Connecticut, and the team discovered a broken Ouija board in the house. They took it to a SME (Subject Matter Expert) who was experienced with spirit boards. She described a bit about how spirits can attach to certain things. Afterward, they removed the board from the house, the negativity went right along with it, and things were better.

If I were able to add anything to that segment, I would say that in this case, the problems were directly connected to the spirit board, but one should not jump to the conclusion that all such spirit boards are negative, or have negativity around them. Ultimately, the board is merely a door. Think of it this way. If a door opens to the out house instead of the finest restaurant in town serving your favorite food, should you blame the door? The problem is not with the door per se, it’s with what’s behind it. Important distinction. On the one hand, I’m glad they said nothing about it, but on the other hand, saying nothing could lead someone to that conclusion, hence my desire to qualify it.

Anyhow, I thought they did a pretty good job, particularly compared to other shows I’ve sampled, and the SME was good. If you’re so inclined, you might want to check it out.