• The intro of the video is a quote from Moby Dick. I’ve often romanticized the obsession with hunting the unknown much like Captain Ahab’s drive to pursue the infamous White Whale. If you don’t get that then just Call me Ishmael. Here is the quote:
Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!
• The title of this video is a tribute to Christopher Maggard’s book, Chasing the Haunt: A Historical Journey into the Unknown. Chris is also responsible for getting me into OSPH. Thanks, Chris!
• The nutty thing about that bubble wrap crinkling on its own is that nobody messed with it beforehand. It sounded like it was writhing at points.
• I don’t believe that longer videos get as many views as the shorter ones. I think the average American has less time and attention span than ever before. There are critics out there who complain about paranormal vids using “jump cuts” in their editing — which gives them the opportunity for slight-of-hand shenanigans. First off I’d never “jump” between the question to the response (or from a question to a different reply for that matter), I always let that play out. Secondly, I don’t think anyone will sit through hours of footage that has nothing of substance only as an attempt to lend credibility to a handful of responses that came through. Too boring. But in this video I do let things play out a tad longer than usual.
• If you want the historical skinny on OSPH, check out my other post OSPH vs Poltercom 19.
— Evel Ogilville