If you have not read my review of the show, please do so.
After I talked about the show’s premiere episode I did not want to mention the show again and give anymore publicity to the show.
I recently read about an online petition that is going around that seeks to to get the producers of the show to remove it from the A&E network. It reads:
To: The A&E Television Network, Painless Entertainment, Brownstone Entertainment, Jim Casey, Joe Carolei, Drew Brown, Rob Hammersley, Robert Sharenow, Elaine Frontain Bryant
We the undersigned respectfully order that the the television show “Extreme Paranormal” be removed from the network immediately and all production of the show cease immediately as well.
The show does NOT represent the true paranormal researcher, nor is it responsible ghost hunting. And it definitely is not adding any scientific validity to our field! But instead it makes a mockery of the field we all try to make as professional and credible as we can. No legitimate paranormal group acts the way that was displayed during this show.
This show is a prime example of why the public has such a bad perception of paranormal investigators and investigations. The show is dangerous and concerning and we respectfully order that it be removed from the network and all production on the show cease immediately.
The last episode I watched was the “Voodoo” episode. I did not finish it because of the racist message it conveyed. Here we have men that have no idea what they are doing paranormal wise, yet think that they know a thing about Voodoo. In the show, they paint the religion as evil. Showing the stereotypical rituals that have been demonized by Hollywood.
The origins (and purpose) of Voodoo is not as it’s painted. It’s a very good religion when you get down to its core. Although there are a lot of denominations of it, the origins are not as “theatrical” as painted out to be.
Voodoo’s core belief is not about evil!
Extreme Paranormal focused on such theatrics. Adding “spooky” sound effects, rituals and focusing only on the negative; the team decides to bury one of their team members in their dire efforts to bring out the demons.
I’m seriously disgusted by this racist act. So much that I didn’t finish it and vowed to not write about them. Obviously I’m writing about then now, but it’s for a good cause.
If you feel that this show devalues parapsychology or the paranormal in general, please sign this petition.
You know you’re doing bad when even Chris Moon is shaking his head at you!