I eagerly anticipated the Ghost Hunters episode at Ashmore Estates, Illinois, which aired this past week because my own group had invested there but I was sorely disappointed.
Right away I could tell the Ghost Hunter's group was out to prove Ashmore wasn't haunted. Normally they don't investigate that way but typically go in with an open mind, which they said they were, but that couldn't have been farther from the truth. The whole episode was strange. First of all the "client" was a former resident of Ashmore Estates and claimed it was not haunted. Well, I don't believe the place became haunted until after she lived there so I'm not surprised she would feel this way.
They interviewed the owner of the building for about 5 seconds. This is the one person who could give you a lot of information about the place. He deserved more screen time but I don't think they really wanted to hear what he had to say. The show said the owner thought Ashmore was haunted but they did not show the owner actually saying this. I know for a fact he does not. He specifically told our group when we investigated that he did not think it was haunted.
One of the claims was whispers being heard in the building. In order to debunk this claim the group had Tango step outside and talk to see if they could hear him while inside the building. They could. The place is in the middle of nowhere surrounded by a farmer's field. Nobody is going to be walking by. If you did hear whispers that came from the outside then it would have to be someone you already know is there. The Ghost Hunters team claimed to have disproved this without offering all the facts.
Not every place is haunted. You may not get paranormal evidence at a place that is truly haunted. I have no doubt Ghost Hunters doesn't get evidence every time they investigate but this time I think they went out of their way to prove Ashmore Estates is not haunted.
I recall a past episode at Bobbie Mackey's where they also did the same thing. Ghost Adventures had investigated Mackey's and came up with a lot of paranormal evidence and claimed there was a "portal to hell." I believe the owner of Bobbie Mackey's asked Ghost Hunters to investigate to prove this wasn't the case. Maybe they were getting bad press about evil lurking in the building? I wonder if someone associated with Ashmore did the same thing but I couldn't imagine why. The owner rents the building to ghost hunters. If the place wasn't haunted he wouldn't make any money. Ghost Adventures also investigated Ashmore Estates and claimed to have ghostly experiences. Maybe Ghost Hunters is out to disprove Ghost Adventures? It feels more and more like a competition.
Check out our investigation at Ashmore and form your own opinion. Is it haunted or not?
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