I don’t know about you, but I found Haunted Collector to be a bit disappointing. I don’t know what I expected, but I do know this wasn’t it.
There are several reasons why I consider the show a failure. The first, of course, is that there really wasn’t any evidence that either the “gun” found under the house or the old manual typewriter had any spirits attached to them. Sure, there was a cold spot detected under the house, but cold spots under houses doesn’t seem out-of-the-ordinary to me. A few EMF spikes near the typewriter could just as easily have been a passing spirit or some odd anomaly.
Perhaps, if the team and returned to the kitchen to determine if a cold spot still existed under the floor — Perhaps, if these objects had been tested outside of the home and still showed the same results I would have been a little more convinced. But they weren’t. They were simply picked up and carried away for storage in the Zaffis Museum of Haunted Objects. As far as I can see, any object from the home could have been chosen.
But my main objection to the show is that it didn’t feel right. It didn’t feel real. The paranormal investigation felt stilted and scripted. I mean, really, what are the chances of “detecting a cold spot” and going digging under a house in the middle of the night to recover a mysterious gun stored away in a leather box just within reach? I suppose it could happen — and maybe it did — but it didn’t convince me.
I guess I would expect a bit more of a reaction. A bit of surprise, a little disbelief, or a smidgen of confusion might be reasonable reactions. The lack of genuine emotion bothered me.
As always, I loved to hear about your reactions to The Haunted Collector.