Okay, so—Tim and I were talking and we decided it would be a fun way to spend Halloween monitoring the Ghost Adventures live event where they’re opening up THE dybbuk box with their special guests. Having some experience with this—since Tim opened one up in 2012—we’re going to be live blogging tonight AND Tim’s doing a live show. On the live blog, we’ll be talking about the dybbuk box—how they’re created, what they’re for, and why normal people DON’T want to open one—as well as fact checking any paranormal info that comes up and posting our reactions to the action. So to kick the festivities off, we thought we’d put our predictions out there for what’s going to happen in Zak Bagans’ Paranormal Museum this Halloween night. After the show is done, let’s see how close we got!
GAC Dybbuk Box live event predictions
- Zak Bagans will be possessed. You know it. We know it. All that’s left to do is to figure out what hour he gets possessed in. (Current odds on favorite is hour #3)
- Aaron Goodwin’s over/under “bro” count is somewhere around 58.
- Either Jay or Billy will comment about a smell.
- Special guest Darren Evans will try to do one of Tim’s tricks—Ganzfeld and Ouija, anyone?
- There will be a girl, and she will scream.
- The GAC Twitter feed will be full of people claiming that the show is making them sick.
- What hour will GAC actually open the dybbuk box? Celina’s guess is hour #3. Tim’s is hour #4.
- Technical glitches will piss Billy off.
- Jay will try some ritual to seal the dybbuk box, but it won’t work.
- Somehow, shockingly, the word “Zozo” will pop up at some point.
What are your Ghost Adventures live predictions?
Why don’t you tweet your predictions for the dybbuk box show to @livescifi and let’s see who gets the closest. Whoever does will get a free copy of our book Stalked by the Zozo Demon! Then hang out with me on the LiveSciFi website and the chat room so you’ll be in prime position for Tim’s show.
Also be sure tune to the live simulcast at 8:45pm pst below!!!
Happy Halloween from LiveSciFi!
8:10 — Ten minutes in, and we’re still in the Haunted Museum/Zak Bagans advertising hour.
8:12 Good to see that Gary Galka is participating.
8:16 Dybbuk box–A dybbuk box is any sort of lockable container that can be sealed to capture a paranormal entity with Jewish religious rituals–usually requiring the assistance of a rabbi. THE dybbuk box is the one at Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum. Allegedly, this dybbuk box has left a trail of supernatural events and illnesses behind him. However, before this dybbuk box became big-time paranormal news, Tim and Live Sci Fi opened a dybbuk box live in 2012.
8:21–Tim wrote a great post about dybbuk boxes. You can read it here: https://livescifi.tv/2018/07/dybbuk-boxes-real/
8:24–For me, at least, there’s a huge problem with making the paranormal into a tourist attraction. For example–when I saw that crowd screaming outside the house a minute ago, I thought: There’s no way they’ll be able to use a single EVP they catch tonight. Too much external noise to trust that what you’re getting is a legit EVP. That’s why when most paranormal teams investigate, they do it late at night and without announcing where they’re going to be.
8:27 –The image of the “little girl” ghost they just used? That’s the same image from the controversial “child ghost” that Ed and Lorraine Warren claimed they photographed at Amityville. Don’t believe me? https://www.google.com/search?q=amityville+horror+ghost+picture&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS811US811&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiak6_W97HeAhViqoMKHa3WB3gQ_AUIDigB&biw=1366&bih=626#imgrc=VUzJ134dARfikM:
8:35 — “outside noise bleeding in”. Told you guys.
8:37 — What is a dybbuk? Here’s a little more info: A dybbuk, on the other hand, had committed a sin that needed to be expiated before the soul could go either to heaven or Gehenna. The person being possessed sometimes had a connection to the dybbuk and at other times was just an individual whose body the dybbuk was able to enter. The dybbuk could only be exorcised (forced to relinquish control over the victim and depart) by a great rabbi, usually a kabbalist. This ability to exorcise dybbuks and to deal in general with possession was first found among the kabbalists of Safed (in the Land of Israel) and was disseminated through hagiographical story collections and kabbalistic texts published in the seventeenth century. http://www.yivoencyclopedia.org/article.aspx/Possession_and_Exorcism
8:48 — The term dybbuk, derived from the Hebrew expression ruaḥ ha-medabek (the spirit who cleaves), was first used in eighteenth-century Europe. Previously, the term ruaḥ ra‘ (evil spirit) was used for designating the deceased soul. There were a number of possession and exorcism accounts in Eastern Europe prior to the rise of Hasidism. The earliest published account of a Safed exorcism is in the Mayse-bukh, published in Basel in 1602. There is also a Yiddish manuscript from Prague dating from the first half of the seventeenth century, giving a brief description of three exorcisms performed by Yitsḥak Benish (d. 1647).
9:00 –considering the hundreds of people piled along the fence outside, which is what? Six feet from the house? That can’t be counted as a disembodied voice as a result–at least, not by LiveSciFi standards or any other credible paranormal group’s.
9:02 “You’re on live TV Dakota. You can’t cuss.” Just to be specific, they are obviously on a time delay since they were able to beep him. Probably a very good idea.
9:07 matrixing = Both anthropomorphism and pareidolia can be defined as being forms of apophenia. Apophenia is the experience of seeing patterns or “connections” in random or meaningless data, or the perception of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena.
9:12 — That face is definitely matrixing. It looks like Groot.
9:15– The SLS/Kinect (“Structured Light Sensor”) is the same technology that makes your Wii visualize your Mii. That being said, the SLS is designed to hone in on human-shaped forms, and will give a false-positive “stick figure” if the SLS is moving. The only legit SLS evidence comes when the camera is set on a stationary platform like a desk or table. If the operator is moving the camera around? False positives.
9:19 –All Hallow’s Eve– which literally means ‘holy evening’, dates back to the pagan times and is thought to originate with the Celtic pagan festival of Samhain. Samhain was a celebration of the end of the harvest season, meaning ‘summer’s end’. Gaels in this period are thought to have believed this time of year was also when the walls between the worlds were thin and porous and enabled spirits to pass through. Gaels feared the return of spirits through this thin wall between the worlds because they thought they might damage their crops for the next season. As a result, to appease any spirits that would creep through, they would set up places at their dinner tables and offer the spirits food and drink. Bonfires would also be lit to scare off evil spirits.
9:36 — Um…Patti Negri’s “spell” just made me spit soda all over my laptop.
9:47 — First piece of video evidence is inconclusive, IMO. And the second video clip wasn’t even cued up properly, so…yeah.
9:53 — While we’re talking about haunted dolls, I bet you guys would want to know about this. https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/spooky-moment-haunted-doll-speaks-14989401
10:16–whenever the host of a paranormal show feels obigated to repeat over and over “there’s a lot of stuff happening”…well, there’s usually not a lot of stuff happening. Have you seen something? Write us a comment below or Tweet us at @livescifi and let us know!
10:25–whenever the host of a paranormal show feels obigated to repeat over and over “there’s a lot of stuff happening”…well, there’s usually not a lot of stuff happening. (Yes, this is double posted on purpose)
10:37 — Did you know that former GA guest Post Malone claims to have been cursed by the dybbuk box in Zak Bagans’ museum? https://www.businessinsider.com/post-malone-dybbuk-box-curse-jewish-folklore-2018-10?r=UK&IR=T
10:38 — So the last forty-plus minutes have been spent talking about what they do or do not want to do.
10:44 — Zak Bagans has manipulated Dakota into the Bela Lugosi mirror trick, then takes him to Lady Snake as bait, then sends Aaron in to do things first, then manipulates Billy into helping him remove the glass from the dybbuk box, then manipulates this psychic into hopping over the rail and standing under the demon house stairs on the demon house dirt and I just have one question: How is it even remotely possible that BAGANS has the billing as the bad ass paranormal investigator? Inquiring minds want to know.
10:48 Just for you, Alicia–the beginner’s guide to Samhain! https://www.circlesanctuary.org/index.php/celebrating-the-seasons/celebrating-samhain
10:52 You know…in order to open the dybbuk box, it helps to be in the same room. And someone tell them they’re live on the air!
11:03 — Of all the rabbis in Las Vegas, the Travel Channel hired this one. It’s fairly traditional Jewish lore that only a very holy rabbi can exorcise the entity or seal it back in the dybbuk box.
11:14 — Let’s just call this a day, shall we? This hasn’t been an investigation. This has been a Zak Bagans talk for four hours show.
11:21 — Now let’s just process what we all saw here. This is the longest-running paranormal investigation show on US television. We have stuck with this for three and a half hours, only for the Ghost Adventures Crew to not do what they’ve advertised doing for weeks. To be 100% honest? This has been a ridiculous waste of time.They deserve the backlash they’re going to get over this, frankly.
11:37 — Welp. There goes my Zozo prediction! Y’all remember: I predicted that accurately! And pretty much everything they’re saying about the Zozo demon is BS. Absolute BS. First off, the name “Zozo” wasn’t associated with anything remotely paranormal until the 18th century. There are no mystical medieval documents that prove that particular claim. Second off, anyone who follows Live Sci Fi knows that there’s one guy who can connect with Zozo easily. Daily. Because he’s done it.