What’s with all the ghost-hunting shows?
There are three types of ghost hunters, it seems to me: rank con-artists, silly people and crazy people.
My guess is that the hosts of ghost-hunting shows hide the fact that they are in the first category by unabashedly courting people in the second and third categories.
Speaking of con artists, rank or sweeter-smelling, there is a current mania on basic cable for reality-based entertainments about people trying to make a fast buck.
A few of the hosts of these shows do seem to have a passing interest in educating viewers, if only as a way of parading their own expertise.
The best of these programs is History’s “Pawn Stars.”