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My Ghost Story

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Show's real-life ghostly encounters get pretty creepy.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Good for everyone who likes the paranormal

This Biography channel reality/documentary type show is fantastic! It focuses on everyday people that want to share their evidence of the paranormal and boy does this show deliver. I have never seen a ghost oriented show that gets this much evidence of the paranormal. The show usually has on 4-5 guests that narrate their ghost story and they also show the evidence they captured. I have seen everything from orbs to full bodied apparitions on this show. Now as for the content, this show may scare younger kids. Some of the stories on this show involve demons, frightening pictures and they often deal with gruesome deaths of the people that may be haunting these locations. The show also features mild obscenities like "what the hell" and "pissed off", stronger words are said less often but they are bleep out. This show can definitely scare younger kids, so parents should watch with their kids. Fans of paranormal-type shows will definitely want to look into this show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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At the beginning of each episode, My Ghost Story runs a disclaimer that screams, "Warning! What you are about to see are haunted events encountered by real people. Some may find it disturbing." But in reality, the alarmist advisory is more hype than helpful -- particularly when the story that follows concerns a comparatively lame haunting at a California office building involving a spinning chair, a falling cubicle wall, and a pair of plastic safety glasses that appear to move across a table by themselves.

It's not the scariest stuff on TV, to be sure. But several stories succeed in being sufficiently creepy all the same. The "evidence" presented -- mostly short, grainy video segments that are played over and over (and often in slow motion) to reveal that, yes, there's something strange going on -- certainly won't change a skeptic's mind. But if you already believe in ghosts, you'll probably like what you see.

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