I liked this show the first few times I watched it, but then it started to annoy me. Why do they bother to try to build the suspense when it's obvious from the teasers and ads which ones will be chosen? Why can't I seem to find these "viral videos" they show? They either make a half-assed attempt at debunking and then give up, declaring it must be supernatural (for example, the polaroid ghost-writing was attempted mundanely and worked fine in a lab but not so well at the site the first and only time they tried it) or waste an entire segment only to do what they should have done in the first place (the last thing they did when debunking the local version of Spook Hill was to break out a level to verify that they were indeed on an upward incline).
I'm not sure why, but the "Night Stalkers" portion was creepy. These were the figures that walked across that guy's yard in the middle of the night. I didn't finish watching that episode...were they debunked?
That was interesting, but I couldn't see the clip very clearly on my TV and I couldn't find a clip online to look at better, but I became very suspicious when they said the man filmed the monitor
playing the footage but then lost the original tape
of what was playing on the monitor. SO
much opportunity for shenanigans! As for your question, they tried to recreate it with puppets but couldn't quite get it right and gave up. They explored some nearby woods from which they could have come and encountered some weird techical problems, possibly some critters, but nothing definite.
I saw part of one episode where they were investigating the lights in the sky in San Diego. They were able to duplicate the footage by putting road flares on a rig under a balloon. They said that because they duplicated the original footage, that proves it was faked. Um....no. That just means you were able to duplicate the original. That's all.
I consider it proof by Occam's Razor. If you can replicate it mundanely, it's more likely that's the explaination than one involving space aliens.
The Paulding Light episode was interesting. Does anyone have an explanation for what it could be? Since the light shows up EVERY night, I was sure they would be able to figure out what was causing it.
It is indeed car headlights distorted by heat radiating from the ground. There is no record that the lights were seen before cars existed, either. Here's a better video of the Paulding Light