Ghost Dad (1990)
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Ghost Dad Edit Meaning
What is Ghost Dad?
to force your spiritual form through the receiver of a phone and through phone lines to reappear on the other end during a conversation to choke the person you are speaking with or to beat them in some other fashion in response to something they either said or did.
During a phone call:
James: I fucked your younger sister while she blew your other best friend. Plus we taped it and put it on the world wide web.
Doug: Motherfucker, I will Ghost Dad your ass.
Doug travels through the phone lines to choke the shit out of James.
To release flatulence; to fart. Derived from discussing pooping (a.k.a. dropping the Cosby kids off at the pool). Because Bill Cosby also starred in the movie Ghost Dad, the verbal adaptation just seems natural (no pun intended).
After eating an entire family value meal at taco bell by myself, I let the largest Ghost Dad this haunted house has ever experienced.
See fart , toot , shart , foop , rip ass
A derogatory term that applies to black people. Derived from the 1990 film "Ghost Dad" starring Bill Cosby. It can be used in place of more harsh and well known terms when speaking directly to a person of dark skin in order to instill a sense of confusion while, if spoken with correct emphasis and dictation, still cause feelings of anger and offense. It is also important to note that it should be used in dialogue with respectable black men who have jobs or wear suits, not the "Gangsta Thug" type.
Hey Ghost Dad! Get me a beer!
Look Ghost Dad, I dont have exact change, now DRIVE THE BUS!
Alright Ghost Dad I've had enough. Let me speak to the manager!
See black man , nigger , jigaboo , ghost
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NC: Hello, I'm the Nostalgia Critic, I remember it so you don't have to. And I am a ghost. (pause) Yeah, I'm a ghost. Strangest thing. I died last week watching Ghost Dad .
(Cut to the living room as NC douses himself in gasoline while Bill Cosby dialogue plays in the background. NC lights a lighter and then blows up.)
NC: You would've done the same. But, if there's anything this movie has taught me, it's that death is no reason to stop working! Just keep going on with your everyday life and comedic possibilities will fall in your lap.
(We cut to Malcolm Ray dressed as Gandalf the Grey doing jumping jacks)
Malcolm: Sarsaparilla good that of more any got more friend hey.
NC: Hey, Malcolm, while I'm doing my review, can you do that outside?
Malcolm: Why am I doing this again?
NC: I told you, it's the only way to continue seeing and hearing me as a ghost.
Malcolm: But why? There's no rhyme or reason to it.
NC: I don't know! It just is! Now go back to doing jumping jacks dressed as Gandalf the Great while reciting the dialogue to Big Lebowski backwards.
( He puts a quarter in the Big Lebowski jar . Malcolm goes back to doing jumping jacks and reciting the previous sentence over. Tamara Chambers comes in dressed as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz wearing a sombrero.)
Tamara: And why do I have to be dressed as Sexy Dorothy while wearing a sombrero? (NC sighs and puts his head in his hand.) Why is there even a Sexy Dorothy costume? Who the fuck is turned on by Sexy Dorothy?!
NC: I didn't make up the nonsensical rules of the afterlife. I just know that if you two stop doing that, I'll disappear, the review will be over, and both of you will be out of a job. Got it?
Tamara: (Sighs) This is a bunch of bullshit.
NC: Up-up-up--in your Dorothy voice.
Tamara: (Dorothy voice) Golly gee, Mr. Critic, this sure is a lot of bullshit!
NC: It's but a small price to pay to be in the world of the living. Now away with you, the dead grieve in your presence.
Tamara: I thought I'd like him better dead...
(She and Malcolm leave with him still doing jumping jacks.)
NC: Dorothy voice.
Tamara: (offscreen) (Dorothy voice) I thought I'd like him better dead!
NC: Yes, there's a lot of crazy rules about the afterlife that, apparently, we didn't know about, but that was sort of a thing in movies for a while.
(A poster of Vampire Academy is shown, followed by The Walking Dead; "Maidens of Pireus" by Reginald Owen plays in the background.)
NC (VO): The same way vampires and zombies have kind of been popular in media recently, (posters for Ghost, Beetlejuice and Ghost Writer) ghosts were really popular in the late '80s and early '90s, (logo of Ghostbusters) presumably starting with the popularity of Ghostbusters . (Picture of Peter, Ray and Egon) After that blockbuster, suddenly every movie had a spook, specter or ghost in it, (Posters of Haunted Honeymoon and High Spirits) all connecting with either a quirky afterlife, a bizarre haunting, (picture of Whoopi Goldberg in Ghost) or just about anything with comedic possibilities. (Poster of 3 Ninjas ) Well, another thing the late '80s and early 90s liked to do was combine stuff. (On the poster of 3 Ninjas, it zooms in on a quote from Boston Globe saying "Crosses Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Home Alone." Now followed by a picture of Freddy vs. Jason .) Yeah, because we clearly don't do that nowadays, of course... (cast picture of The Cosby Show as it zooms in on Bill Cosby) Enter Bill Cosby, who, at the time, had the number one TV spot with The Cosby Show for years. (Cosby solo picture) He was clean, he was friendly, he was a good role model, and he made everyone laugh... (Poster of Leonard Part 6) ...that is, on television. (Posters for Hickey & Boggs, A Piece of the Action, The Devil & Max Devlin, Uptown Saturday Night, Man and Boy, Mother, Juggs & Speed, I Spy Returns (DVD cover), and Let's Do it Again) His movie career continued to tank with bomb after bomb, as Hollywood seemed to be hinting that unless Cosby can pull off a successful film with the next one, they were gonna yank him as a star of the big screen and keep him as the main star of the little screen for the rest of his life. (Another Cosby solo picture) What followed was a movie career dangling on the edge knocked over by a spitball of deafening silence where there should have been laughter.
NC: This is that spitball.
(The title card is shown before clips from the movie play; "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, 3rd Movement" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart plays in the background)
NC (vo): Directed by Sidney Poitier... (picture of Sidney Poitier in In the Heat of the Night) Yes, that Sidney Poitier.
(Scene from In the Heat of the Night plays.)
Virgil Tibbs: They call me Mister Tibbs!
NC: They'll be calling you much worse after they see this film.
NC (vo): Ghost Dad is a fascinating experiment to see if (pictures of Poitier and Cosby appear on the corners with "Director" and "Actor" under their pictures respectively) two successful people re-entering two unsuccessful fields can somehow produce a successful... not this. The answer, of course, is too painful to sit through, too painful to talk about, and too tempting not to have me be in pain over.
NC: So, let's take a look at the final nail in the coffin that really did make Cosby's movie career a ghost. This is Ghost Dad .
(We start off in the bedroom of the youngest child, Amanda Hopper.)
NC (vo): We see Cosby in the very familiar position that most comedic dads are in: (cut to a shot of stuffed dolls) not having enough time for his kids because he's too busy being not funny, with his wife being passed away from get-the-bitch-out-of-the-film-isis, Cosby finds he has to cut corners by having a recording of himself read his kids a bedtime story.
Elliot Hopper: (on tape recorder) Okay, honeybun, that's enough for tonight. I had to work late again this weekend. Now make me louder, hold me up to the door. (Amanda brings the tape recorder to the doorway.) Good night, Diane! Don't wait up for me...
Diane Hopper: I never do...
NC (VO): You know, if he's so damn busy with his job and all, how did he have time to record all this? Couldn't you have spent that time making the recording to be with your kids instead?
(Cut to NC at his desk)
Kid (voiced by NC, offscreen): Daddy, can you come play with me?
NC (as Cosby): I'm sorry, puddin' pop, but I gotta do this recording to make up for the fact that I can't spend time with ya!
Kid (offscreen): ...You know, it's thinking like that that made you do Leonard 6 !
NC: I thought we agreed never to mention that movie in this house!
NC (VO): Things don't get much better when he forgets his oldest daughter's birthday, so he puts shaving cream and a candle on a hat... That ought to solve the problem.
Elliot: My father on my 9th birthday dressed up in a bunny costume for a whole week!
Danny Hopper: A whole week?
Elliot: A whole week! Because the zipper's stuck, you know, he didn't mean to do it, but he had to bump around the house, bippidi-bippidi like a bunny for a whole week!
NC (VO): Well, I'll give the movie this, I do legitimately want to see him dead.
Diane: You forgot. You completely forgot. Now go, admit it.
Elliot: If everything goes the way I think, the company is also going to give me a car. And if they do, you can have Grumpy. (Holds out car keys)
Diane: Really? Oh, Daddy, can I drive it today? Please, I promise, I'll be incredibly careful!
NC (VO): Wow, that must be quite the car that she's excited about. Quite the incredible, awesome, (the car itself turns out to be a somewhat generic station wagon) piece of shit Clark Griswold mobile you've ever seen in your life. Hey, next week maybe he'll let you cruise around in that hot rodding minivan! You know, the one with two entire horsepowers in it?
Stuart: Hi, Mr. Hopper.
Elliot: How are you, Stuart?
NC (VO): And from here, Cosby takes a merry stroll down Nerdy Stereotype Lane. Yes, because this movie's too lazy to steal from other stereotypes, it focuses instead on just one: The 80s nerd, and all the incarnations that this decade pushed out with it. (Stuart) You got the Urkel Nerd, (Carol, Elliot's secretary) the Secretary Nerd, the Old Relic Nerd, and of course, the Businessmen Nerds. And for a comedian who enforced that any person of any color can be in any position, there sure does seem to be a lot of crusty old white guys running things, aren't there?
Businessman: Gentlemen, you all know Elliot Hopper?
NC (VO, as one of them): Oh, yeah, (multiple voices) a black one.
Businessman: Yes, you should, Mr. Dearos, or you'll be out Stacey's window, all bets are off! (laughter)
NC (VO): But things go awry when he steps into a cab driven by a crazy cab driver.
(The car screeches violently and "Betrayal" by Tangerine Dream from the Sorcerer soundtrack begins to play.)
Elliot: Going a little fast, aren't we...?
(The driver stares at him)
NC (as Elliot): Hey, shouldn't you be salting sidewalks across from the McCallister's?
Elliot: (points left) The road is that way!
(The car violently careens over a hilled street, and graphics from the game Crazy Taxi appear. The vocal intro from the Offspring's "All I Want", one of the songs in the game, is heard before transitioning into generic rock music.)
NC (VO, as announcer): Heyyyy, you've got ten ca-RAZY minutes to--oh my God, am I in Ghost Dad ? No. No, no, no, no, no, there is no way I'm starring in this horse crap! No, no, I'm out, (voice trails off) I'm gone, I'm gone! Fuck my contract, I don't care! (door closes and car revves)
Elliot: I'll give you $20 to stop! (one of the cars behind them spins out) I'll give you $40! I've got $76, all you have to do is stop the cab!
NC: (as Elliot) Hey, come on, you're driving so fast you nearly lost the giant screen projection behind us!
Curtis Burch: Do you accept the Lord Satan as the Supreme Being?!
NC (VO): So it looks like the cab driver is a crazy Satanist...
NC: (confused) ...Typical...?
NC (VO): ...as Cosby convinces him he is Satan himself...
NC: (even more confused) Doubly typical...?
(The cab drives into the rail on a bridge. Elliot gets out, but the car falls off the bridge.)
NC (vo): ...and convinces him to pull the cab over. But just as he sees why white people should never drive cabs, he opens the car door, plunging into the river. (the car splashes into the water) He makes his way back up to find that nobody can see him and apparently nobody can touch him either. This, of course, means he comes to a horrible realization.
Elliot: (As heavenly music plays) I'm not dead! I know--I know I'm not dead! This is... I'm dreaming! I gotta wake up! (Rubs eyes) Wake up! Wake up! I'm not dead! ...I gotta get out of this dream...
NC (VO): That's right, he's not very funny in a movie on his own and desperately needs kids to work off of.
Danny: (watching TV) Hi, dad...
Elliot: Hi, Dan-- (realizes they can see him) --What?
Amanda: Hi, Daddy...
Elliot: You can see me?!
Elliot: You can see me?
Danny: Your mouth is moving, but I can't hear anything.
NC (VO): But in a strange combination of rules, Cosby finds that people can see him in the dark, but not in the light. And on top of that, they can't hear him even though he can hear himself.
Elliot: You can't hear me, but you can see me! ...You can't hear me, but I can hear myself!
NC (vo): Also, if he concentrates he can touch stuff, but if he doesn't things float right through him, and if he doesn't focus, his voice doesn't match up with his body.
NC: Uh, what else, what else? You don't put him in daylight, you don't get him wet and you don't feed him after midnight?
Amanda: Daddy, are you going to go away like mommy did?
Elliot: (straining to speak) Nooooo, honeeeeeeh... Iiiii'm not gooooinnggg...anywheerrrrre....I'm staaaaaying right herrrrrrre....okaaayyyyy?
NC (vo): You know, it's funny how this ghost movie is supposed to be funny, but in a strange way, it's actually kind of creepier than scary ghost movies? Couldn't you just hear this creepy audio being used in something like The Exorcist ?
(Cut to a clip of The Exorcist of possessed Regan in bed.)
Regan: Aaah, it burns! (Elliot's dialogue is spliced into the scene, soon followed by Cosby advertising Jello.)
Cosby: Mom, you know how kids love Jello pudding, and it's made with fresh milk, so it's wholesome!
NC (VO): But Cosby, it appears, is being sucked into another location...via not very well-hidden crane lift. (an arrow is pointing at said crane lift)
(Elliot is sucked through the walls and out of the house.)
Diane: Oh, my God!
(Elliott yells indistinctly as he is sucked through the ceiling and high into the sky.)
NC (VO as Elliot): Remember me for my inaudible gibberish! Hagh! Hagh! Hagh!
NC (VO): He gets transported to a genetically spliced version of Roddy McDowell and the Dos Equis guy who's a scientist, who puts metal things on his fingers to sync up his audio. ...Why would that help sync up his audio?
Edith: Cause of death?
Elliot: I drowned in a taxi cab...
NC (VO): He then gives him a beaker of purple liquid and looks at a compass...I don't know why he would do that either, you know for a scientist his answer to anything afterlife related is "it just is".
Elliot: Whaaaaattt...am I doinggg.... here?!
NC (VO): So this movie clearly thinks that if Cosby plays his role like a broken Disney animatronic, somehow that'll get a laugh, which, if it was in Disneyland, it would, but here, it's just the death of comedy.
Edith: They screwed up. It's the afterlife equivalent to misplacing your paperwork. It's rare, but it happens. And, well, it's sort of a specialty of mine. I've written a book on it, actually. On Intercorporeal Maltransference . I'm the world's foremost authority on life after death.
NC (VO, as Edith): This is why I'm in no way going to contact anybody about the absolute proof that there's life after death, but instead partake in a depressingly unfunny dialogue about having a girl's name.
Elliot: On the book it's spelled "Edith".
Edith: But it's pronounced Ed ith.
Elliot: It's a girl's name.
Edith: Ed ith is a boy's name.
Elliot: Who are you named after?
Edith: I was named after my grandmama.
Elliot: And they called her Ed ith ?
Edith: No, her name is Edith!!
Elliot: So you see, it's a girl's name!
Edith: No it's not! Stand still!
NC (as both): Maybe if we yell louder, this'll somehow be funny! (A counter saying "LAUGHS: 0" appears below, which he looks down at.) ...Nope? Then why are we still doing it?!
Elliot: No, I want you to send me back!
Edith: All right...!
NC (VO): So he sends him back to his family via lightsaber sound effect. (Edith waves a rod over Elliot that makes a lightsaber effect.) Yeah, because nobody would recognize that sound...and he tries to figure out what to do next.
Elliot: How am I going to go to work?
NC (VO): Wait a minute. Seriously? Seriously? You know, call me kooky, but I think being dead can at least warrant one day off! But the actual reason does make a little bit more sense. In the same way that sitting on a lamp somehow makes sense. (Elliot is sitting on a lamp, leaving NC confused.) You see, he didn't get any life insurance, and he wants to make sure his kids are financially secured before he goes.
Diane: How am I going to support myself and two kids? Why did you leave everything to the last minute?
NC (VO): If he can go into work as usual and get the merger to go through okay, a ton of money will be given to him that he can pass on to his kids, making sure that they'll be okay. But, um, have you considered this other possibility? Show everyone that you're a fucking ghost and make goddamn millions off of it? I mean, if you told that scientist, or, hell, any scientist that you'll let him study you, if you donate said shit ton of money (a check is shown made out to Bill Cosby to the amount of SHIT TON OF MONEY, For Being Dead, signed by Rich Fuck is shown) , I think they would fucking do it! But no, it makes much more logical sense just to go into work as usual and have his kids turn off the lights so that he can talk to people. No suspicion there.
(The kids are blocking off all forms of light like turning off the lamps, closing the blinds and taping the curtains down.)
Carol: What are they doing...?
Elliot: Uh, they're shutting out the light...
NC (vo): And even that doesn't make sense, seeing how there's clearly scenes where you can see light touching him over and over again! (Scenes are shown of arrows pointing to light shining on Elliot) I mean, Jesus Christ, he's in the lit doorway! (arrow pointing to the office outside, brightly lit) Shouldn't half his face be gone or something?!
Elliot: I'm talking about the fact I want to concentrate, and the view and the sunshine. It's distracting.
Carol: Okay, I'll buy that one...
NC (VO): (as Carol) Well, nothing in the script is giving me reason to. As an actress, I just decided to give up.
Carol: You have to take your life insurance physical this afternoon.
NC (vo): So the doctor...of course in the dark, because when has a doctor ever needed light?...tries listening for his heartbeat.
(The doctor puts the stethoscope to Elliot's chest, hearing a heartbeat. Turns out it's Elliot rewinding and playing back a tape recording of a heartbeat.)
NC (VO, as doctor): Hmm, sounds a bit tinny, not much bass and a lot of treble, but aside from that, fine.
(Inside the waiting room, we zoom in on an old man who sees Elliot come in with his face covered up, wearing heavy sunglasses, a hat and an overcoat, startling the old man.)
NC (VO): Oops, almost forgot the Easily Excitable Nerd.
(The old man man pulls a scared face which the camera hangs on)
NC (as Elliot): That face got 'em rolling in the aisles on Nick Jr.!
NC (VO): He uses a replica of Keira Knightley to fake the X-ray, and all that's left is the urine sample.
Elliot: Uh, give me a minute...
(The nurse laughs and leaves)
NC (vo): Why did she laugh at that? Do they usually watch when a urine sample is done?
(The scene is played again.)
NC (vo): (as Nurse) Oh-ho-ho, I have some issues. Some sick, creepy, authority alerting issues. (Cut to the men's room where the old man from before is about to fill his own urine sample.) So he sneaks in to steal some of Dana-Carvey-as-Turtle-Man's urine for the same test. Because, apparently, he never looks down to aim when he does this kind of stuff. (And so, Elliot gets his...sample.) Because this is what you think of when you think of a kids comedy. A creepy, shirtless guy's hand getting disturbingly close to an old guy's junk in the middle of a bathroom urinal. ( A Family Picture! ) Thus, the physical is complete. and for some reason, Cosby forgets to put on his mask, and for some reason, Turtle Man is the only one able to notice that he forgot.
(Elliot walks down the hall with no visible head, the hat and sunglasses looking like they're floating. The old man soon runs off in a panic.)
Old man: Nurse! Nurse!
NC (VO): And yes, he, like many, would be the first to be institutionalized due to Ghost Dad .
NC: The chain of suffering had to start somewhere.
NC (VO): Everything's all fine and good, but they have to hurry to get ready for this merger because they only have three days before he'll start to fade away. Why?
NC: Because we can make up any shit that we want. It's the afterlife, and because we don't know anything about it, we can assume that fucking anything makes logical sense!
(Tamara and Malcolm come in dressed as Sam & Max.)
Tamara: (as Max) Critic, are you sure we have to recreate the entire gameplay of Sam & Max Hit the Road ?
NC: Hey, I can't help it if they lost the paperwork of the afterlife. This is the only way to keep me visible. Now where's my Dorothy voice?
Tamara: I thought when I was Max, I didn't have to do that voice.
NC: When you address anyone else, no, but when you address me, yes.
Tamara: (Sighs) (Dorothy voice) But, Critic, I just don't know how we can possibly re-enact the entire game. I mean, we don't have a giant trout to climb into!
NC: Well find a way.
Malcolm: (as Sam) Critic, I don't need her to do Sam & Max. I can do both voices on my own.
Tamara: What's wrong with my voice?
NC: Up-up-up...Uh, now you have to say it like a 1920s paperboy shouting a headline.
Tamara: I thought I was doing--
NC: When you're talking to him as Sam, it's Max. But when you're talking to him as Malcolm, it's 1920s paperboy. I'm sorry. Rules from upstairs.
Tamara: (as paperboy, holding an imaginary paper) Extri, extri, read all about it! Critic's a big douche!
NC: Hey, hey! I feel my soul fading away from that disloyalty!
Malcolm: (Sam) That's better than her Max voice.
Tamara: (Max) Shut it, mister!
NC: Nah, he's right.
Tamara: (Dorothy) But, Critic!
NC: Apologize to him.
Tamara: (Dorothy) As Max or the paperboy?
NC: Mm, go back and forth. I get a strong feeling that'll keep me here longer.
Tamara: (playing both Max and paperboy) Sorry, Malcolm! I didn't mean it. I've just been in a stinking mood on account of all these voices!
NC: Apology accepted.
Malcolm: (Sam) Was she saying it to me?
NC: Shut it, Sam! Now show her how to do a better Max voice!
Malcolm: (as Max) Right. The trick is to get it all nasally. Kinda like a flamboyant Bugs Bunny.
NC: It's good to be dead.
NC (VO): So a Full House bully gets into the car with Cosby's daughter, and, of course, not wanting to raise suspicion, he mutilates his body like a possessed Muppet.
(The boyfriend (Tony Ricker) is tossed out of the car.)
NC (VO): (as Cosby) I'll make sure you get nothing but crappy movies from here on out, Mr. Leguizamo!
(Note: The actor's name is actually Dana Ashbrook.)
Elliot: You are never, ever, ever going to date that--
Diane: Tony Ricker's the only guy in school that knows that I'm alive, and I will date him if I want to!
NC (VO): And, of course, as is on par with most of this movie, the family in no way tries to explain the obvious weird shit going on that obviously needs explaining.
(Diane looks like she's talking to herself.)
Diane: And I do not appreciate your interference in my pathetic social life!
(She opens the door and slams it shut, then Elliot does the same thing, making it look like it happened on its own.)
NC: (as Danny) Uh, it's her time of the month. T--that still works on us, right?
NC (VO): But it's okay, because this movie addresses the important issues that anyone would be addressing under such bizarre and disturbing circumstances.
Danny: How am I gonna be a magician in Career Day tomorrow without the Trunk of Doom?
(NC is stunned by that sentence.)
NC: (After silence) Okay...movie, um...can I bring you up to date on something I don't think you're quite aware of? Uh, come closer... (camera zooms in) ... come closer...little closer...little closer...little closer...okay, you listening? You listening? You listening? Okay... ( camera cuts back to regular position) HE'S DEAAAAAAAD!!!
NC (VO): What is wrong with you people?! Death is not some sort of weird personality trait, it's fucking death ! There's suspension of disbelief, and then there's suspension of just not giving a shit! All of these are just excuses to force what they think is a funny scenario down our throats. But what they're missing is that comedy works when you can have something close to a relatable situation! And nobody, fucking NOBODY , would ever be able to relate with these choices! I mean, they just make no sense! It's like saying...
NC 1: Oh, my God, America just blew up!
NC 2: Well, let's go start making cream cheese...
(NC 1 is stuck by that sentence.)
NC 1: You don't...think we should do something else?
NC 2: No, the cream cheese seems the most logical.
(The two look at each other.)
NC 1: Well, I can't see no reason not to. Let's do it.
NC 2: Cream cheese.
NC 1: Cream cheese.
(The phone rings and Elliot picks it up.)
Tony: Uh, yo, is Diane there? This is Tony Ricker.
Elliot: Tony Ricker?!
Tony: Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's me. Put the bitch on.
(Elliot looks angry. NC takes his glasses off and rubs his eyes with one hand.)
NC: (After some silence) Because that's what a teenage boy talking to the parent of a girl he wants to get with would say... "Put the bitch on." Yeah. ...I--It's like you put a hidden camera in a real family's house because you guys are just capturing reality so well! In fact, are you sure you didn't do that? A--Are you sure you didn't put a hidden camera in some family's house, and this is just...the recordings that you're showing us?! It's so fucking realistic! GOD!!! (long silence) Movie...were you just...raised in a burlap bag being beaten by other unfunny DVDs of Carlos Mencia, (a picture of people beating Ghost Dad with Carlos Mencia DVDs in a burlap bag is shown) and then suddenly released into the world thinking, (Cuts back to him with his glasses back on) "Yeah, I can represent the social interactions of the human animal!"? ...Well...let me tell you something, movie...come here... ( camera zooms in slowly again) ... come here...come here...little closer...little closer...little close-- (raises gun to screen) FUCK YOU--!! (shoots)
(The shot of the gun cuts back to the movie.)
NC (VO): So, he grabs the boy through the telephone wires, because...you can't prove a ghost can't do that... And he scares the living shit out of him.
(Elliot is sticking out of the phone while strangling Tony with a death grip, as the rock music coming out of his radio continues playing.)
Elliot: (furious) "Put the BITCH on the PHONE "?! ...The " BITCH " can't make it to the phone... I'm here, though... (Shakes him and cuts to a different place in the scene) -- THINK about Diane ...
NC (VO): You know, it just hit me...Cosby in this movie is like a collection of all the unfunny Tim Allen grunts... Not the legitimately humorous ones, just the awkward brand.
Elliot: If you so much as call ... talk to ...so help me I'll do things to you...!
NC (VO): You know what? This movie is so unpleasant and so nasty and so uncomfortable, I really am wondering if this was meant to be a legitimate scary film.
(Cut to the trailer for White Noise and Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones.)
Announcer: What you are about to hear is real. It has not been edited or enhanced.
(Cut to shots of the movie cut like it's a trailer for a horror movie.)
Announcer: The subject of some movies is so disturbing that those who experience them will never be the same again.
(A tagline appears saying "Cosby like you've never seen him before." We get one quick flash of The Cosby Show before having the words Ghost Dad appear, along with Elliot going "blippity blippity blippity. We get a caption saying "Coming Soon. Blippity-Blippity.")
(The next scene cuts to Danny in a straitjacket having chains wrapped around him.)
NC (VO): And speaking of unintelligent, his son tries to perform an escape act, which, of course, the teacher allows. Hell, he's probably distracted by where the fuck he got a child-sized straitjacket. And during his merger, Cosby leaves in the middle and helps him out with his act, which seems to work out well, seeing how he lost the key.
(The trunk suddenly begins levitating before the class.)
Elliot: Hi, kid!
Danny: Dad! I thought you were at this big meeting you couldn't leave!
Elliot: Yeah, I did, but I thought about it and you're more important.
NC (vo): Well, for the brief few moments that I'm here, I've officially lost my job and the insurance which you kids were yelling at me for to begin with. But, hey, what do I care if you're left in financial ruin? At least I helped you in a career you clearly showed you're not cut out for.
(The trunk levitates onto the desk, then it opens to reveal Danny floating out of it, legs crossed.)
Danny: How am I doing?
Teacher: (awestruck) You're getting an A.
NC (vo): But then the scientist shows up and explains--Oh, I can't do this shit justice. Just listen.
Edith: You're not a ghost.
Elliot: What am I?
Edith: You didn't die. You just jumped out of your body, that's all.
NC: (facepalming) ...Keep listening.
Edith: It's been rumored there was one other case in America years ago. Before he was able to find his body and get back into it, this poor fella had to, ah, wear a bunny costume for a week. He was somewhere in Minnesota, I think.
Elliot: That was my father!
Edith: Ah, I've always suspected this was a hereditary trait!
Danny: Far out!
(NC is just rendered silent by that scene before stretching out and rubbing his hands together)
NC: So, um... If there's any of you out there who missed that, um, apparently, your soul can be scared out of its body and this is a hereditary thing passed down from generation to generation and, uh, apparently, one of the ways you can get your soul back into your body involves a rabbit suit that you wear for an extended period of time. (beat) I've never done this before, but that series of sentences is so strange, so bizarre, and so troubling to me that I literally have nothing to say about it. I don't even know what angle to come at it from. I just have a fear that the more I comprehend what was just said, the more mentally insane I will become. So, I'm doing it for my own health, as well as yours. (shuddering) You should be fucking thankful!
NC (vo): But just as they're about to go look for his body, his daughter slips on a cliché, (a pair of roller skates on the stairs) which causes them to take her to the hospital, which, of course. causes her to leave her body as well. Hey, I guess it's in the blood...or the midichlorians . I don't know, whatever the fuck spirit blood is.
Elliot: Get back into your body before something serious happens.
Diane: Like what?
Elliot : Don't do this to me.
Diane: It's always about you, isn't it? How things affect you. Well I'm thinking of me right now, and this ghost life feels a lot better than that crappy life I was having to live, and I'm not going back to it.
NC (vo): Yes, again, quite clearly understanding teenagers, it captures quite wonderfully that most teenagers want to be ghosts.
NC: I... Don't question it. Doing so might have them recollect the bunny suit scene again.
NC (vo): But as Cosby starts to fade away for good, guess what they just so happen to find in the room next door. (They happen to find Elliot's body which gets people booing at the contrived coincidence!) So, insert some (M. Night) Shyamalan bullshit about how everything happens for a reason and watch as Cosby, coincidentally right next door, reunites with his body. (Elliot lays back on the bed, getting his soul back into his body) Which suddenly raised the question for me. Did his suit die, too? Was that gonna be some sort of spinoff? (A picture of a business suit is shown with the caption and tagline being "Ghost Suit. Surprisingly Funnier.") Ghost Suit?
(Elliot is now back in his body in the bed, looking up at Diane.)
Diane: (tearfully) How do you feel?
NC (vo): Well, pretty fucking confused, seeing how I can see you in the light, even though we clearly established I shouldn't. Dedication, fuck. So it wasn't really Ghost Dad so much as Comatose Dad , but hey, if they called it that, it nearly wouldn't be as successful. And they all leave to come across a familiar face.
(Elliot and Curtis look at each other and scream.)
Curtis: I am yours to command!
Elliot: Go to Hell and sit on a red-hot coal!
Curtis: Oh, yes, yes, Evil Master!
(The cab then speeds off.)
NC (vo): And he's off to kill a dozen more people. This film is dedicated to the lack of common sense, plausibility and anything representing years of human evolution! Whenever you feel bad about yourself, just be happy that you had nothing to do with the making of Ghost Dad .
NC: Guys, this is not only bad, this is...fascinatingly bad.
(Clips of the movie play as he gives the closing summary; " Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, 3rd Movement" plays again in the background .)
NC (vo): Once in a while, there's an impressive effect given the time period, but overall, this is one of the biggest question marks of comedies ever. How could anyone think this could work? How could anyone sign on to it? How could anyone read one page of this script and possibly get a laugh? It's uncomfortable, it's stupid, and makes no goddamn sense whatsoever. It is straight-up dead on arrival.
NC: And I should know, being dead myself. (He looks around for a bit) Actually, I'm not. I'm just still really still upset about what they (Malcolm and Tamara) did on Wicker Man . So, I figured this was a very fitting sort of revenge. Hehehe. I think I pulled it off pretty good, didn't I? I think a moment like that calls for a drink.
(Just as he's about to open up a beer bottle, Malcolm and Tamara come in. Malcolm's still in the Sam costume, though now his nose is painted pink and with Max's bunny ears. Tamara comes in with curly red hair and a green shirt.)
Malcolm: (as Max) Okay, we figured it out. I'll play both Sam and Max in a terrifying called Samax.
Tamara: While I play the girl from their TV show that no one remembers. (Darla from Sam & Max: Freelance Police )
Malcolm: Hey, wait a minute. Didn't you say that ghosts couldn't touch things? (Tamara's also confused.)
(NC puts the beer down, then comes over to them, placing his hands on their shoulders.)
NC: Yes. Yes, I did.
Tamara: And yet, you're touching us now.
NC: That is also correct.
Malcolm: You lied to us, didn't you?
NC: Right on the money.
Tamara: You never killed yourself.
Malcolm: And you did all of that just to see if we were dumb enough to do it?
NC: Absolutely no part of that was false.
Tamara: So why are you just calmly explaining it to us here?
NC: Because, quite frankly, you should be ashamed of yourselves for letting me take advantage of you like that. A ghost? A fucking ghost? You honestly fell for that? You were dumb enough to fall for all the stupid stuff I was making up off the top of my head. I mean, Sexy Dorothy? Really? And look at you! You look like McGruff the Crime Bunny! Shame on you. Shame on you both! Now if you'll excuse me, I am hoping that the guilt and confusion that you are feeling right now will buy me some time so that I can flee to my car like a coward.
(He then leaves the room, leaving them confused.)
Malcolm: So, he's not dead.
Tamara: (seething with anger) No, but he'll wish he was.
(Malcolm cracks his knuckles, the two leaving as we go to credits. We hear a punch and NC screaming. Every last bit of this is all voiceover.)
NC: What are you doing with those bunny ears?!
Malcolm: I'll show you how to do a Max impression! Right on the balls!
(More whacks and screams are heard.)
NC: Sexy Dorothy, no!
Malcolm: Click your heels three times upside his head!
(NC screams, "Ow!" with each hit.)
Tamara: (singing) Somewhere over your nutsack... (A whack and another scream) ...Balls are blue! (And one last whack and scream)
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Sidney Poitier directs Bill Cosby in this heartwarming comedy about a father of three whose spirit leaves his body to return to his house, be with his children, and plan for their futures.
Bill Cosby stars as a man who is caught between here and the hereafter in this warm-hearted family comedy directed by Sidney Poitier. As an overworked widower, Elliot Hopper (Cosby) is on the verge of completing a major business deal when he takes a harrowing taxi ride that ends in the bottom of the river. Now a ghost, he must learn how to be seen and heard so he can take care of his family. Don't miss the out-of-body fun in this hilarious comedy co-starring Denise Nicholas, Kimberly Russell and Ian Bannen.
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Ghost Dad Stan struggles to cope with the untimely death of his father. Season : 15 Episode : 12 Total Episode Count : 290 Prod. no. : EAJN13 First Aired : July 13, 2020 Featuring : Stan Smith , Jack Smith , Steve Smith Also Appearing : Francine , Klaus , Roger , Hayley , Jeff , Snot , Barry , Toshi , Greg Corbin , Lisa Silver , Janet Lewis , Fetus , Carly , Arnold Palmer Director : Pam Cooke
As the family settles in to watch television for the night, they watch Jack Smith get gunned down following a car chase. Francine busies herself preparing for the funeral, but Stan seems oddly disconnected, forming a teen band , where he takes out his frustrations with the drummer. Deciding that his issues are a lack of closure with his father, Roger agrees to pose as a medium to fool Stan into thinking his dad is present. But Roger's incantation actually summons Jack, and they find he's bound to the house afterwards.
His habits soon get on their nerves, so they decide to consult with some of Hayley's old Wiccan books, but when he discovers what they're up to, he offers to help, as he claims he's tired of hanging around as well. The ceremony seems to go well, but he has actually replaced Steve's consciousness with his own. Stan gets suspicious when Steve's mannerism seem to reflect those of his father. An investigation into Steve's room turns up plans for a heist at a sports memorabilia museum , made possible with Steve's smaller frame. Stan and Roger arrive just as Jack reaches for the first pitcher of Arnold Palmer tea and lemonade mix. He brushes off their pleas, but Stan's praise reaches to Steve deep inside. Realizing that this is the key, he continues to hesitantly praise Steve as he slowly climbs out of his subconsciousness and kicks out Jack's spirit, who finds himself trapped in the museum when the rest escape.
Meanwhile, Hayley and Jeff celebrate their anniversary by camping. But when they go to rent a canoe, they disregard advice for separate ones and take off together. They soon find themselves at each other's throats, which continues even after they quit canoeing. Giving it a second try without luck, they blame their bickering on the canoe paddles they got for each other and toss them overboard. Their love for each other returns, but they are unaware that they are about to go over a waterfall.
Back home, Steve shows off some newly gained athletic prowess for more grudging praise from Stan. When Hayley and Jeff return, following a brief rundown, they ask what else they missed and Klaus speculates that Steve may have made love to an old lady .
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Messages From Beyond? 9/11 Families Say They're Touched by Loved Ones Lost
Four-year-old talks to deceased dad; widow visited by husband who died on 9/11.
June 16, 2010— -- The first time Lisa O'Brien knew something bizarre was happening was when she found her 4-year-old daughter Jacie having a conversation in an empty room.
"I'd say, 'Jacie, who are you talking to?' 'My dad! Talking to daddy,'" O'Brien recalled. "She would tell me she could see him."
Jacie's father had recently died in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. O'Brien said she tried to gently probe Jacie, who revealed that her daddy had been telling her "knock, knock" jokes. Jacie also could recite the names of her father's co-workers, who had all died in the attack -- many of whom her mother said she had never met.
"I showed her a picture and said, 'Do you know who these guys are?', and she said, 'Mommy, those are the boys,'" said O'Brien, who was in awe of her daughter's connection with her deceased dad. "I was jealous…because she got to see them and I didn't."
The O'Briens are just two of many people coming forward in what may be the strangest aftermath of 9/11. For most, the attack on the World Trade Center remains a national and emotional scar, but for some relatives left behind it has also been a step into a spiritual world they say they never could have imagined.
Bonnie McEneaney's strange journey began with premonitions. Her 46-year old husband, Eamon, a legendary athlete turned trader who worked at the World Trade Center, seemed to have a foreboding feeling in the weeks before September 11th. On September 2, 2001 she said they were at a barbecue where Eamon spoke to his brother about the possibility of the World Trade Center being hit again. He was debating whether he should take people to the roof this time or whether he should try to bring them down the stairs, McEneaney recalled. And in the days that followed, she said it was clear that Eamon suspected he didn't have long to live.
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The morning of 9/11, as Eamon got ready to go to work, his wife said there was another sign. In the shower, Eamon had a vertigo attack -- a problem he had developed years before but hadn't affected him in over nine months.
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Editor's note: The below article contains spoilers for The Black Phone.
The Black Phone is currently available to stream on Peacock, and available to purchase on Blu-ray, DVD, and the usual VOD places. The film reunites Ethan Hawke , director Scott Derrickson , and producer Jason Blum for another creepy supernatural tale, their last being Sinister . Mixing a disturbing serial killer story with haunted house tropes, The Black Phone creates a unique horror story filled with surprising revelations and unexpected twists. So, if you want to know exactly what happens at the end of The Black Phone , we are here to recap all the main events and explain how everything ties together in a macabre way.
There are many different people doing their own thing during The Black Phone . First, we have Hawke’s Grabber, a serial killer with a sick taste for young boys who has already kidnapped and killed at least three children by the time the movie starts. The Black Phone quickly shows the Grabber snatching two more victims until he chooses Finney ( Mason Thames ) as his sixth target. The movie mostly follows Finney’s struggle to escape the Grabber’s basement, a soundproof prison where the psychopath held the previous kids.
Where Does the Titular Black Phone Come In?
While at first escape seems impossible, Finney soon finds out he can get calls from the ghosts of the Grabber's previous victims on an unplugged black phone. Each of the Grabber’s victims tried to escape the basement using a different method, and they are all eager to share what they learned with Finney. Unfortunately, every time Finney tries to escape, he fails like the previous victims. The victims' individual knowledge is not enough to escape Grabber’s trap. But when combined, all the tools Finney gets from his ghost allies can be assembled to allow the kid to fight for his life and take down the serial killer.
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The first ghost Finney is contacted by is Bruce ( Tristan Pravong ), who shows where there’s a loose tile on the floor from where it’s possible to access the dirt below. Finney tries to dig his way outside his cell, but the process is too slow to be effective. Then, Billy ( Jacob Moran ) reveals he has hidden a long wire in the slit between the wall and the floor, which Finney could use to hook onto the grate covering the basement’s only window and climb out. The grate, however, falls with Finney’s weight. Then, it’s time for Griffin ( Banks Repeta ) to reveal the code for the lock protecting the Grabber’s house main door (it happens to be his bike lock). Finney gets to the street, but the serial killer drags him back to the basement. The last escape route is revealed by Vance ( Brady Hepner ), who teaches Finney to break a hole through the wall to gain access to a big freezer. Finney unscrews a metal plaque in the back of the freezer, but this route is also barred since the freezer’s doors are locked from the outside. When every escape plan has failed, Finney’s best friend and last victim before Finney, Robin ( Miguel Cazarez Mora ), shows up to say that fighting the Grabber is the only way to get out alive.
Robin teaches Finney how to use the black phone as a weapon by filling the handset with the dirt he previously dug. Robin walks Finney through a movement with the phone to make sure he’ll knock the Grabber down, but just in case, he also decides to set a trap. With Billy’s wire and the screws from the freezer, Finn prepares to make the Grabber fall into the hole he dug on the floor.
How Does This All Work to Bring Down The Grabber?
When the decisive moment comes, the Grabber goes down the basement with an ax in his hands, followed by Samson, his bloodthirsty dog. The Grabber ties Samson close to the door to prevent Finney from escaping, moving closer to the boy with his ax in his hands. Finney hits the Grabber with the handset of the black phone and runs away from the serial killer. When the Grabber tries to pursue Finney, the kid pulls the wire. The Grabber falls into the hole and breaks his foot in the grate hiding in the bottom. Finney uses the opportunity to hit the Grabber repeatedly before choking the serial killer with the line of the black phone. Before the serial killer dies, the black phone rings one last time, just so the Grabber can hear the voices of the children he killed while he takes his last breath. Lastly, Finney uses the frozen meat from the freezer to distract Samson and get out of the basement.
Meanwhile, Gwen is Dealing With Supernatural Issues of Her Own
While Finney is trying to escape the Grabber’s basement, his sister, Gwen ( Madeleine McGraw ), tries to help the police investigation. Just as Finney can speak with ghosts, Gwen is also blessed (and cursed) with supernatural sensibilities. The young girl has dreams about the future, and night after night, she tries to find new clues about where the Grabber is holding her brother. That’s a dangerous task, as her father, Terrence ( Jeremy Davies ), is a violent alcoholic willing to beat Gwen until she learns to lock away her powers.
Despite her fear of her father’s punishment, Gwen keeps searching her dreams for clues about the Grabber’s home. At the end of The Black Phone , the girl leads the police to an abandoned house. Once they are investigating the place, the police find a basement with six graves, one of them empty. It’s in the basement of this vacant home where the Grabber left the dead bodies of his victims, and the open grave was just waiting for Finney.
Just as the police investigate the nefarious basement, Finney comes out the front door of the house across the street. It turns out the Grabber owned both houses. His main home was where he kept his victims while they were alive so that he could play his sick games with the poor boys. The other house, empty, served only to dispose of bodies safely.
Finney walks out of his prison, still shocked after having killed the Grabber. The first person he sees is his sister, who runs in his direction and captures him in a hug. Their father comes to the scene a little later, when the two siblings are being taken care of in an ambulance. Seeing Finney alive, Terrence falls on his knees, asking forgiveness for how he treated their kids and their unique abilities. Hopefully, the event will motivate Terrence to drop the booze and become a better father. As for Finney, he becomes a legend in his school as the fierce child who killed the evil Grabber.
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Can Ghosts Communicate Through Phones?
Whether it is a haunting or a deliberate reach into the unknown, communication from spirits can happen in many different ways. Some people don’t even know that they are being contacted by a lost loved one or a spirit floating around their home.
It may come in the form of hair-raising sensations, shadows appearing in your peripheral or noises in the middle of the night.
Many people suspect that there may be someone on the other side trying to make contact, but are often too scared to fully admit it to themselves.
Others actively seek those who have passed and look for any sign that a spirit is reaching out to meet them in their attempts to make contact.
Signs of hauntings can happen at any time and appear in many different ways.
As far back as human history is recorded, people have claimed to be visited by those from the other side.
Both peaceful and malicious encounters have their place in human history.
Mankind’s interaction with ghosts and spirits is undeniable, and through the centuries and millennia of meetings between earthly beings and the unknown, one can only see that it is a story that will carry on into civilization no matter what.
The fascinating part of it all is that just like humans, ghosts and spirits are evolving.
We no longer write on papyrus with feather quills. We have phones, tablets, and laptops. Technology is evolving at a rapid rate and spirits are somehow keeping up with this.
They see this is the way the world is going and have managed to send their messages through modern day technology.
If you want someone to listen and believe – approach them where they invest their time and energy most – and most people now live on their phones.
Reports of spirit communication through cell phones has increased exponentially, and as this form of communication is growing, more and more people are realizing that maybe they have also been contacted by a spirit through their phone.
What we might push aside as a glitch or faulty device might actually be a lost loved one or a spirit stuck between two worlds trying to contact us.
Instead of ignoring these messages and playing them down, try and listen to what they are saying; decode the messages and reach back out to them if you are brave enough.
New reports of communication through cell phones are happening daily, but there are some common ways that ghosts and spirits are communicating through mobile devices.
Still, there is no better way to communicate with the ghosts around us than a quality Spirit Box, like this one from Amazon .
Ghosts Communicating Through Apps
Developers have quickly picked up on the fact that spirits are utilizing phones to communicate, and that we are liking it.
There are many apps out there that can detect spirits and even make contact with them and record sessions.
While some of them might not be so legit, there are those who swear they have made legitimate contact using one of the apps. There are a few types available to download:
- Ghost communicators : Some apps claim to make contact with the dead. They pick up on spirits around you and let you ask them questions. The app then decodes the answers from the spirit and converts it into a medium we can understand. These can be useful when trying to contact a loved one you feel still lingers around you.
- Ghost finders : If you are feeling a presence around you, but are unsure if you are correct or not, a ghost finder app could be your answer. The apps pick up on any unusual frequencies or presence around you and you can track these on a camera recording of your surroundings. Once you have established that there is a spirit or spirits, present you can then contact them.
- Ouija board apps : You can now contact spirits or conduct séances using an Ouija board app – on your phone. You no longer have to sit in a circle with burning candles and flickering lights – it can all be done on your phone. Most Ouija board apps have an Ouija board that has a token which spells out the answer from the spirit after you have asked your question.There are yes and no options, letters of the alphabet and numbers 1-9. If there is a spirit present, it will spell out the answers to all your questions using the phone.
Ghosts Communicating Through Missed calls
Many people have reported receiving missed calls from their loved ones. This wouldn’t seem so weird and out of the ordinary if their relatives weren’t dead, and that they had possession of the phone the whole time.
The phone will also never seem to ring; there will just be a missed call notification from a passed loved one’s number – sometimes even after the number has been discontinued.
This might be a small gesture from spirits to let us know that they are still around.
One day you might get a mysterious message from an unknown source containing some personal information or advice, only to find it disappears once you have read it.
Nobody knows how this happens, but the message seems to vanish. Messages like this usually contain information that only someone close to you would know and often seem to come from someone who has passed.
Many people doubt their sanity after this message has disappeared– did it even exist in the first place?
This is a very direct way for spirits to pass on a message to us, but many people write it off as being a dream or some type of confusion.
Spirits love living in white noise and using it to communicate with us and to show their presence.
They have now adapted this to creating static noise on the other end of the line.
People are receiving phone calls from unknown numbers, or caller ID’s with “00000000”, only to answer the line and hear static noise. Sometimes this static noise is constant, and sometimes it is played in some unknown sequence.
There are some people who receive these calls that are convinced it is a loved one trying to make contact and offer some condolence that they are still around.
Faces in photos
Mysterious faces in photos have been appearing since the camera was first invented, but they are becoming more and more common now that we always have the camera on us in the form of our phones.
You might be snapping pics of scenery or friends, only to find a face in the background that wasn’t there when you took the picture.
This might be the spirit of someone who has a deep connection to the person or place in the photo.
Try and print these photos or save them somewhere safe. You don’t want to lose such an amazing connection, and it might be the first time that spirit has been seen since before they died.
Mysterious voices in recordings
Ghost hunters often use recording devices during contacting sessions to pick up on very faint voices of those who have passed on.
It is a very successful tool to use during a séance and often yields great results.
There are now many reports and examples of spirits making contact through recordings on mobile devices.
This might be in the form of a voice note or even a video taken on a phone. Most of the time, good headphones are needed to pick up on the sensitive sounds and voices from spirits.
These can just be random noises, definitive words or phrases, or sometimes they can be more sinister screams.
If you are lucky enough to receive one of these messages, try recording a session where you ask the spirit some questions. You might receive some answers recorded in return.
The best way to do this is with a spirit box. You can actually buy the one most popular amongst ghost hunters from Amazon .
Technology and spirits
As we develop new technology rapidly, spirits are learning to keep up with the times.
It is quite comical to think of a spirit that might have been around for the Renaissance to now be communicating through a cell phone, but they can be full of surprises.
If you think that a spirit is trying to make contact with you through your cell phone, try writing down and recording all the instances.
You might start to see a pattern. If you want to investigate this further then you might want to hold a séance to call on any spirit around you.
Holding a séance can be tricky and dangerous, but if done right you could contact the spirit you are seeking.
You might end up getting the answers you have been after, or you might be lucky enough to receive the message that the spirit has been sending across to you.
Remember that contacting spirits can be very dangerous, and you must be sure that you protect yourself against any negative or harmful spirits that may want to find a way through.
Even if the messages or signs you are receiving on your phone seem harmless, bad spirits won’t always present themselves as such.
Have fun exploring the unknown, getting the answers you are after and finding out about a hidden world, but do so responsibly and with good intentions.
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