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ROCK NEWS ALERT: MEAT LOAF IS A GHOST HUNTER!

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Meat Loaf "Bat Out of Hell ll" small album picMeat Loaf, Rock Music Legend. Meat Loaf, one brilliant Rock Music vocalist. Meat Loaf… one fine ghost hunter. You read that correctly – a ghost hunter! Two of my biggest loves in all of life collided tonight… ghost hunting and Rock and Roll. (Of course my #1 love in life are my wife, daughters and dad). Meat Loaf was the guest ghost hunter on the newest episode of Ghost Hunters, this episode, #515, aired tonight on the SyFy Channel, September 30, 2009. What an episode of Ghost Hunters it was… probably one of the best episodes I have seen of Ghost Hunters too. I have been a fan of Meat Loaf since I was a kid in the late 1970’s and a fan of Ghost Hunters ever since it first aired. Let me say this… Meat Loaf is as emotional a Ghost Hunter as he is an emotional Rock singer. Really. Meat Loaf added not just his celebrity to this new episode of Ghost Hunters, he added credibility to the entire investigation alongside Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson (founders of T.A.P.S. – The Atlantic Paranormal Society) plus their entire team. Meat Loaf did not present himself as a world renowned Rock Star, no way. Instead, the Meat Loaf that appeared on Ghost Hunters was a regular guy, someone who is obviously grounded with life around him.

Meat Loaf met up with the Ghost Hunters team, on a private island  – Thousand Islands New York, Isles of Pines. The house that the Ghost Hunters team and Meat Loaf investigated was deemed to be haunted by Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, based on the results of the ghost investigation. Meat Loaf, during the investigation, was not only completely thrilled to be a part of the Ghost Hunter team, he also displayed nerves of steel as he communicated with an unseen spirit! With the use of a K2 meter, (a battery operated device that lights up when a spirit prompts it, in essence, a spirit will answer to direct questions by lighting up the K2 meter), Meat Loaf had one damn cool conversation with both a female and male spirit! Meat Loaf also asked the spirit(s) to move his water bottle from a bathroom window sill. Meat Loaf, along with Jason Hawes and Grant Wilson, exited this bathroom location… upon returning to this bathroom, the water bottle was moved… to the back of the toilet! Very spooky, very cool – way to ghost hunt Meat Loaf!

I am a believer in the after life, ghosts are a major part of this belief for me. With that stated, you really do not have to be a believer to enjoy Ghost Hunters… it is entertaining as hell. Plus, if you are a fan of Meat Loaf, this is one offbeat appearance that Meat Loaf himself will find hard to top. As I watched this episode tonight, all I could think was how cool and lucky this Ghost Hunter team is – to have a living Rock Legend like Meat Loaf join them on this investigation. Metal truth be told, Meat Loaf is so convincing as a ghost hunter, that SyFy should most certainly consider having him appear again on another episode of Ghost Hunters. How about Meat Loaf having his very own ghost hunting reality show? I already have the title for this show – Meat Loaf Investigates. Aw, heck, I don’t want to get ahead of myself here… I’m just too damned excited from it all.

In Metal closing, what would this post be without my mentioning my favorite Meat Loaf album of all time? Bat Out Of Hell, released on October 21, 1977. An undisputed, Classic Rock gem of an album, in my Metal opinion. Just about anyone I have ever known, has owned this album… whether it be on (gulp) 8 track, vinyl, cassette or CD. With the song writing genius of Jim Steinman, Meat Loaf and only Meat Loaf, could ever sing the songs from Bat Out Of Hell with such Rock emotional enormity. What am I saying, any of the Meat Loaf albums could never sound as Rock prolific if sung by another vocalist… I include the songs Meat Loaf sang for Ted Nugent on the Free For All album as well. My favorite song from the Bat Out Of Hell album is, without hesitation, You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth (Hot Summer Night). My favorite Meat Loaf song ever, is – Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through – from the 1993 album Bat Out Of Hell ll: Back Into Hell. I could easily write a million words describing how so many Meat Loaf songs have inspired me and picked me up when I needed it most during my life. I always look forward to Wednesday nights due to Ghost Hunters on SyFy… Meat Loaf just made it light years better than I ever expected tonight, for me.

Meat Loaf "Bat Out Of Hell" large album pic


“Ghost Hunters” reality series has me hooked

Posted in creepy incidents, ghost hunters, ghost stories, ghost theme reality television shows, paranormal experiences, paranormal reality televison, paranormal television shows, personal ghost stories, spooky stories, strange stories with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 5, 2009 by Metal Odyssey

metalodysseyI am sure, I am not the only person out there who is hooked on the reality television series called – “Ghost Hunters.” (Well I know for certain I am not the only person, for my wife is just as hooked on this show as me). Jason and Grant (the founders of “T.A.P.S.” short for The Atlantic Paranormal Society”) are definitely the only two people that do this gig on reality t.v., that never panic or run scared from things that go bump in the night. This is why I do give Jason and Grant credit, they stare down the shadow, mist, moving object, breaking object and unexplained noises/voices in the dark of night. Plus, Jason and Grant always try to debunk whatever ghostly situation they get themselves into. That is so key, that is what separates the truths from the myths. It is so great, when Wednesday nights come around, my wife and I will plant ourselves down and watch the reruns of “Ghost Hunters” that air right before the new episode. (Just in case you are unfamiliar with this show, it is on the Sci-Fi Channel). Just to give credit where it is due, the lead investigator for the “Ghost Hunters International” team, Brian, he as well does not back down from any spooky situations either. “Ghost Hunters International” is a welcomed spinoff from “Ghost Hunters”, us ghost show buffs cannot get enough spooky time.

I am so drawn into this show, (plus any other ghostly reality show that is out there – but “Ghost Hunters” is my/our favorite), probably due to the fact that I have had numerous – and I mean numerous – ghostly/paranormal experiences in my life. I really do not care in the least if anyone thinks I am pulling their leg – or if anyone does not believe in ghosts or the paranormal. Like they always say on “Ghost Hunters” – personal experiences are just that, personal. Unless I have actual recorded evidence through audio and visual media, my stories will always be accepted as such – stories. However, I do know there are quite a few people out there who do believe in ghosts and the paranormal. These people embrace stories of personal ghostly experiences – it is then up to the individual to separate fact from fiction. (I am like that, heck, I have heard and read tons of stories about ghostly haunts and the paranormal, half of these I dismiss within seconds).

I will end my article of praise for “Ghost Hunters” with a small story involving one of my ghostly encounters: The year was 1985. It was a bitter cold, Winter day and I am all alone in my parents house. It was a weekday morning, fresh snow covered the ground everywhere. A heavy door knocker was located on the outside, of the side door, to the house, in which I distinctly heard this door knocker get put to good use. The door knocker sounded loud as it rapped against the door, at least eight to ten times. The speed and force of the door knocker hitting this side door appeared to be of frantic nature. I hurried to this door to see who it may be… no one was there. My debunking at this moment of time went like this: 1. There were NO fresh or old foot tracks in the snow leading up to the house from any angle. (Again, there was freshly laid snow of about two inches which fell that morning). 2. The door knocker was heavy, it would take a human being to actually put this door knocker into use, I therefore dismissed wind or a wind gust for causing this to happen. 3. I was fully awake, preparing to go to work, no television was on at this time nor was any cool Metal music being played on my stereo. 4. This house was set in a rural area, the nearby neighbors were a good walk to get to, I dismissed it as being any sound coming from the neighbors house. During the ten years I lived in this house, I never experienced this door knocker acting strange either before or after this said incident. I made the call – has to be paranormal, right? If it was the only incident to ever happen at this address, I probably would have tossed it aside as just plain strange. (Way too many interesting & creepy incidents had happened at this particular house – I will share these in later posts). I feel it was paranormal. Feel free to make up your own mind on this – personal ghostly experience I once had.

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