SyFy's Ghost Hunters Pursue "Pearl Harbor Phantoms"
Television Review: Ghost Hunters, "Pearl Harbor Phantoms"
by R.J. Carter
Published: May 31, 2011
It may be just a little behind the Memorial Day curve, but Syfy's Ghost Hunters serves up a patriotic paranormal investigation that's as rich with haunting as it is with history.
The June 1st episode of the series that follows the TAPS team from spooky site to site takes the team to Hawaii for the first time, where Jason and Grant team up with Destination: Truth's Josh Gates, where they will jointly investigate the Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor.
Yes, that Pearl Harbor -- the December 7th, 1941 "day of infamy" Pearl Harbor. If any site might have spirits haunting it, this one surely qualifies, and the museum's Director of Marketing, Anne Murata, wastes no time telling the crew about the strange goings-on that occur there -- from conversations with apparitions recorded on security cameras (and related by Special Events Manager Nicole Lundy) to the ever-mobile mannekin Kramer, who is regularly changing locations and poses.
As the team launches their investigation of two specific areas -- Hangar 37 and Hangar 79 -- they capture some pretty creepy effects and movements that can't be explained. Or can they? Maybe there's a reason why a camera turns off and on in a certain room -- but what accounts for Amy Bruni and Adam Berry's flashlight experiments, which will have Ghost Hunters regulars exclaiming their own "WTF"s at home.
While a ghost hunt, this expedition was also very respectful of what the site represented, and of the spirits of the soldiers who died there. If you're only an occasional viewer of the series, make sure you stop in for this one! It's a must-see for paranormal investigation fans.
Ghost Hunters, "Pearl Harbor Phantoms" debuts June 1st at 8pm|7pm CT on Syfy.