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TV REVIEW:
My Ghost Story - bio Channel

By July 25, 2010

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There is an excellent new documentary program on the bio Channel called My Ghost Story. Credible people tell their true stories, accompanied by their own video, photos or audio documentation. This is a very well-done, interesting and often chilling program with great stories and a minimum of TV hype and effects. Finally, here's a paranormal show I really look forward to watching every week (Saturday nights). I highly recommend it. Read my full review.

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July 27, 2010 at 2:19 am
(1) Jodi says:

I love this show! It is one of the few I truly think is real! I am a big time Ghost hunters fan, so fake things make me ill! You know, the shows that say “If you are here with us do something” Then something happens and it is “Oh My God what was that?” I am forever yelling you asked for it now shut up!

July 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm
(2) Clint says:

I like it too, but WAS a Ghost Hunters fan until I discovered Ghost Adventures. This and My Ghost Story are the two best paranormal shows on tv!

September 11, 2010 at 10:50 pm
(3) MissyCat says:

I was excited about this show when I first saw it, but it quickly lost credibility. What makes these people “credible?” Many of these people are grieving. I recently lost a loved one and understand the desire to communicate with the deceased or receive some kind of sign. Also, many of the guests are affiliated with locations that are known to be “haunted.” I cannot help but feel that these people going to a location looking for signs of a haunting. Finally, and most importantly, the physical evidence presented is very questionable physical evidence. I feel sorry for bereaved friends and family who believe that specs of dust and over and/or slow exposure of film is evidence of their deceased loved ones. “Orbs” are not, and never will be, signs of a haunting. Where is the evidence, journal articles, etc., showing that orbs are definite signs of a haunting? It doesn’t exist. It’s also not a theory…theories require testing and replication…it’s never been demonstrated. There are many physical anomalies that are called “paranormal” because the witness does not understand certain laws of physics and scientific principles. As humans, we have a natural desire to seek an explanation. It’s good entertainment, but unfortunately it can be disheartening as well.

September 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm
(4) lebezel says:

I don’t believe that the reviewer has ever seen this most awful program. It is a disgrace and insulting to the intelligence.
I can’t imagine how a once respectable channel such as BIO could lower themselves. I assume that they think that because it’s rather “scary” that that is the zeitgeist and that is the trouble w/ alot of this new programming. What they think will bring in the bucks (and sadly sometimes it does) but to sell out so badly from a channel that was once highly respected is a disgrace!
The only 2 programs which are still stellar are the 2 of Shatners and Bill Curtis’s American Justice (or whatever it’s called today, something “hip” like Notorious.
And the Bill Curtis’s programs are getting more rare daily, what a damn shame.
When I first saw the beginnings of the ghost stories I was shocked that I had the BIO channel on. I honestly wouldn’t take them to be so low.
And there is another one which isn’t nearly as bad and could have been a decent program but it’s just boring in the manner in which they’ve pu it together. Something about different frightening situations.
BIO, your falling.

September 18, 2010 at 5:43 pm
(5) PTBarnumLives says:

This reviewer is one of those suckers born every minute apparently. Most all of the stories on this show are among the most transparent acts of hoax, bugs, dust and ignorance. Seriously, get a clue. It is shows like these that take away from any credibility gained over the past 20 years and throw all paranormal investigators into a negative light. This is the Jerry Springer of paranormal shows. White trash with a camera and dust instead of three kids and a vanishing daddy.

October 8, 2010 at 1:15 pm
(6) lebezel says:

Just what in the world is happening to the cabel overall? Particularly the Bio?
How can such garbage such as…………….oh god, there are just so many that the list would be extensive. I’ll use one and I think it is Ghost Stories, I survived (which might have been decent had it not be so stretched out, which makes it boring.
To take a gem of a show called American Justice, now named notorious AND the Wm. Shatner programs placed among those terrible terrible “shows” speaks volumes. To mix embarrassing, truly embarrassing programs w/ 2 real fine programs Notorious, and the Shatner programs just doesn’t fit. Being that there is absolutely no comparison what so ever in the quality of these programs who would approve such lack of continuity? There must be someone there in charge who’s ego is in need of satisfaction, someone who has not a clue as to what they are doing. Someone who just might be a family member?
I don’t know what is wrong there, but I do know without any doubt, something is awry. it very well may be the old nepotism situation, but whatever it is, it’s wrecking the quality of the channel.
Right now Crime 360 is on and the acting (and yes, it is without any doubt acting, if not, the actors are sooo bad) and the script and music is really disastrous worse than disastrous it’s comical. It’s all copies of other doc’s but it is pathetic.
Why would all of this garbage be given priority over all of those American Justice tapes you MUST have? Those American Justice tapes were works of art, engrossing from beginning to the very end, and the ingredients were more than superb just the voice of Curtis alone was enough!
Where went your taste? I assume that the new Notorious is only run due to contractual reasons. The Shatner deal, I don’t know, but those shows are superb as well, but I really don’t have trust that that’s known. Or if it is for some reason the garbage rules! What a shame.

November 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm
(7) lebezel says:

I say just what has happened to the BIO channel? I assume that it’s just going the same way other fine channels are going,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,going dumb!
For a channel which ran above decent programs has dropped so low it’s a disgrace, maybe a disgraceful indication? An indicator as where the minds of viewers are going? I find it scary.
Yet amongst mostly trash (I hate to use such a harsh word, but it’s true) there remains the way above average Wm. Shatner’s Raw Nerve and as of lately there has been another of Shatners that I can’t recall the name, but it is so superb that it’s shocking that the same program director would allow such garbage like Urban Legends and the other “kiddie” scary shows on the same channel. Really, it’s a dichotomy. BIO is like 2 different channels.
And the Bill Curtis shows are fantastic! Yet, those are rarely shown. Or let me say that the balance is way off. The majority is terrible programs and now and then the finely done ones are thrown in.
Just where does this BIO channel lie? Right now it appears as tho the director or whoever is the decision maker is doesn’t know either.
How can one channel have garbage AND very decent programs?
Obviously quality work is accessible but for some reason the attention it should be getting, it’s not getting. More is given to the Kiddie Crap.
Far too many quality programs are fading,,,,,,,,,,why you?

November 23, 2010 at 12:29 pm
(8) snorky says:

My friend Lebezel has responded several times on the BIO channel. Lebezel is so right, the problem is she gets mixed up trying to convey things via words. She has a severe case of ADD and so many disorders that she has problems wording sentences properly.
However, what she’s trying to say is so true.

January 10, 2011 at 11:34 am
(9) burenfowler says:

I have an incredible true story ,how do I get in touch with the right people?

February 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm
(10) Chris says:

I have a crazy ghost storys from when I was a kid

March 20, 2011 at 2:47 am
(11) claire says:

i am so sick of watching the same dam story for the past one or maybe even two year’s bad enoght the one about the anamial statue the the father brought back from africa the one that moves and the to guys all the sudden there useing voice stuff on the cp.you guys there at bio could’ten tell it was a big set up i don’t know about your ghost storys any more i think you people need better materiel on your show then the junk your showing. i really like the show with lawrence lee what is it called ghost encounters thats a good show but this stuff that your showing on my ghost story it’s got to go junk it not any good i also like beyond and back now that beliveable. and interesting and sounds like it does happen i like things about the after life keep trying. but that ghost story find some thing more real!not that phoney bull that your showing every week end over and over and over get some new believable storys. thank you love bio channel but if you keep doing watch your doing your going to lose alote of viewers

March 20, 2011 at 4:25 pm
(12) Nikki says:

I love the BIO channel…my only complaint, is that they run too many re-runs all the time. A NEW story every once in a while, would be really cool! :)

July 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm
(13) barry tenney says:

hi bio we”re live’n in a ghost house with so many muders in are home be for we got it no one told us untill we moved in 4 years ago are story was on the interviewers in past the mother and other ghost are still here and a few weeks ago my drummer and partener larry found a face come’n out of are tree and it looks like John Lennon if you know any one that can help us to understand if this is John Lennon or some thing or some one else please pass are happenings to some one that can help and there is 2 other men that were murder in are home in the 1970′s plus the mother and son Cristeen Fickes + Ron Fickes in 1983 we’re worry we may be next thanks barry tenney + larry carr @ 3050 west market st warren ohio 44485 phone 330-898-7969 email nothing.pure@hotmail.com

October 22, 2011 at 12:23 am
(14) viki says:

MY GHOST STORY will scare the panties off you. i know some say it may be drammaed up but surely not all the stories. I know this because i have had a terrifiying touch of another side myself. And beleive u me no cameras, no joke playing this happened to me, a friend, and a stranger. I know there are demonds and Angels among us. The bible says spirts will roam the earth. I truly beleive they were fighting over me my entire life. This night confirmed it. YES ITS TRUE!! Oh the Angels are winning!!! VIKI

November 26, 2011 at 7:17 pm
(15) Claire says:

I think My Ghost Story is a mix of truth and b.s. Some of the stories portray how terrifying dust particles and light reflections on a window can be to the untrained investigators/amatures. Other stories carry a bit of gravity and have convinced me something of paranormal nature happened to the presenter.

One thing that I find of interest on many MGS shows is how totally clear some of the EVPs are, and how EVPs of different shows seem to be the same voice. Has anyone any knowledge of whether or not the show producers use augmented audio passing as EVPs, because the real EVPs are too muddled? Just wondering.

I know for a fact, from first hand experience that shows such as Jerry Springer are made fools of by people who, for the thrill of the spotlight, lie about their situations, get on the show and lie. I see no reason why a show like MGS – how ever ernest – wouldn’t be the occasional victim of lieing jerks, looking for their 15 minutes. Nothing to be done to protect MGS from jerks, so just watch it and keep an open mind and make up your own mind which presentations are truth, and which are bull from lieing pond scum looking for an audience.

March 25, 2012 at 12:06 am
(16) Mary D says:

How does this show get their stories ? I have a ghost story.

April 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm
(17) Shawn G says:

My Ghost Story was a great show – until every other story depicted orbs. How can people be so dumb, seriously? Orbs are not ghosts or energy anomalies, they are dust or insects! Think about this, orbs only appear when the camera is fired with a flash, right? Yeah… the orbs are created by flash bouncing off dust or insects. Orbs appear bigger when the objects are closer to the camera, and smaller when they are far away. Orbs that appear to be gigantic are dust particles affixed to the lens of the camera.

I wish people would start THINKING about what they are seeing so they aren’t making themselves out to be idiots on TV. Instead, I’m stuck with a show I don’t like to watch anymore because most of it is nonsense and features people who lack the critical thinking ability to figure out what they are looking at. Ugh.

April 22, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(18) VERY DISPLEASED says:

THIS SHOW IS A COMPLETE HOAX I KNOW A PERSON WHO STARRED IN A EPISODE AND HE EVEN TOLD ME THIS SHOW IS ALL BS………ITS ALL A SETUP THE CREW MEMBERS HELP OUT DO NOT WATCH THIS SHOW UNLESS YOU WANT TO SEE BAD ACTING….WASTE OF TIME WASTE OF TIME….I PERSONALLY KNOW SOMEONE WHO TOLD ME AND I KNOW ANOTHER PERSON INVOLVED LAUGHING AND JOKING OF THIS CRAP. I WOULDNT LEAVE A COMMENT LIKE THIS TO HURT ANYONE.. BUT MY COMMENT PLAIN FACT….SHOW IS FOR ENTERTAINMENT ONLY!!!! ANYONE THAT IS A CUMPULSIVE BULL$**TTER COULD MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE ANYTHING

April 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm
(19) are you serious bro? says:

This show is so stupid, I agree that it is taking credibility away from the people that actually DO investigate hauntings. i watched the episode from the Lizzie Borden house and that actually had me laughing. *thick southern drawl* “if you’re here open the door” then the door opens she goes over and shows no ones there, but the window is clearly open, as is the window in the room they’re in. I guess I need to blow some smoke in the air and record my door hauntingly opening (wind? what’s that, some sort of demon?) so I can get my 15 minutes of fame. This show hurts my head, rant over.

June 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm
(20) heidi says:

hi i just got the chance to watch the episodes of my ghost story from may 12th and if you watch the part when they are talking about a ping pong ball you can see the shadow of what looks like a little girl on the right sidewhen the ping pong ball rolls off the screen it happens really fast

July 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm
(21) quietplease says:

People who say these things never happen are people to whom these things have never happened. Since I grew up in a house where the kinds of things described on My Ghost Story actually happened, I firmly believe in the paranormal. Once you experience it for yourself, there is no further doubt and you remain able to tell when there is a “presence” in the room as its a unique kind of feeling. Having said that, I don’t believe all of the people are credible on the show. Some of those tape recordings – puhleeeese — and the silly creepy music. I think that some of them are most obviously putting us all on. But some of them I think are telling the truth. A mix, as a previous poster mentioned.

October 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm
(22) gabby says:

my ghost story is short but creepy

on night me and my sister decied to stay up very late. it was 3 30 in the morning and my sister and i were doing make-overs. on one of my sisters bedroom walls are all mirrors that slide open. the last mirror has a dresser next to it. next to the dresser is the end table and then the bed, so is like a big hallway there. so we were doing our make-up, and then my sister starts to shake. she said “i want to get in bed now!” i said “why?” she said ” i jus felt someone run past me.” she also said that night that she had seen a little girl that ran past her. at the end of the bid hallway there is a computer desk with two computers, hers andmy brothers. we moved up becase she was scared it would happen again. we move to almost he end of the hallway. i was sitting in front of a chair. all of te sudden she screamed and stared behind me at the chair. jumpped up and stared. i saw nothing. i knew something was there though because she just kept staring at the chair. i said “what do you see!” she said ” i see a man.” she didn’t talk after that for the whole night. i new her house was haunted after that. we still have enocounters like that. and we even to her to the doctor to see if something was wrong. nothing dr.myers said clear as a glass!

November 17, 2012 at 1:48 am
(23) Larry says:

I really do like the show. It’s good entertaiment. And I do believe some of the stories presented. Though, there are quite a bit of instances where ‘orbs’ are condidered just that, orb’s, when they could easily be dust or insects, or artifacts from the photos or videos, and not paranormal at all. And they should point out that possibility. Someone posted on here that orbs are not indicators of a haunting. But they are indeed. And it has been documented. So I don’t know where that poster got the information that it isn’t. And just because mainstream science doesn’t have the ability to document such things, does not make it any less real. And I’ve seen it before, and not on a photo or video, but in person along with others who were present at the same time. It was an electric blue orb, and it actually turned to go into another room, and then turned to go up the stairs. We followed it all the way up when it went into a closet. The closet was closed, and my friend opened the closet door and it was still there and just flitting a bit, and then it just slowly disappated.

November 27, 2012 at 10:37 am
(24) Wis says:

Just watched the November “Souls Adrift” _episode. The last “Story” involves three actresses from Los Angele as Mediums or Ghost Hunters…I don’t think it said what they were. Certainly didn’t say they were actors putting on a show for the curator The show didn’t even explain how Jan Spitzer came up with the grave location. Two of the girls’ website bios mention nothing about paranamal/ ghost hunting experiences. Some how the infrared camera was able to catch a green mist that hovered and expanded. That and some orbs, which is questionable considering the outside enviroment, is all the evidence they had. Sad that MGS would even air that. All credibility in this show is now lost to me.

May 4, 2013 at 11:52 pm
(25) dc says:

I love this show but I doubt that these are true stories. The people are obviously actors, not actual people who have experienced the paranormal.

August 4, 2013 at 8:27 pm
(26) Perry says:

Really hate that the shows were moved to Sundays. It’s not like you replaced the shows with anything good. Anyway I really looked forward to Saturdays and now, they’re just a little more boring.

August 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm
(27) Sonny says:

What a load of crap! This show doesn’t even try anymore… Every show is the very same thing now! They don’t even attempt to come up with some bullcrap storyline… Now… Everyone’s in the world is a psychic investigator! What a load of crap… “So… then we went downstairs… and there were all these orbs… I didn’t know what to think… I was really scared!”

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