Ghost Hunters Premier Features Mysterious Scratches
The popular Ghost Hunter’s Premier featured a production crewmember named Hagar Elaziz getting scratches (see above video). Dermatographic Urticaria or dermographism is a condition that could explain the scratches. Although the cause of the condition is unknown, it is more likely to occur in young people after experiencing stress, cold, tight clothing or exposure to an allergen. It can occur after the skin is rubbed. Since Hagar appeared to have most of these risk factors, the most plausible explanation for her red marks is dermographism. Of course, Ghost Hunters suggested a paranormal explanation. The show has given attention to and increased membership in Ghost Hunting organizations.
This season is the first without the Transatlantic Paranormal Society(TAPS) co-founder Grant Wilson, who left the show stating he wanted to spend more time with his family. He’s plays in a band called CarpetShark with his wife. Sound tracks are available here. He also has started a game company with his wife. He is art director and vice president of Rather Dashing Games and he occasionally does non-TV TAPS Ghost investigations. In a recent interview, the remaining TAPS founder Jason Hawes said Grant has taken a leave of absence and he had done so before for two years when he went to Utah(the state where his wife was from) which left the impression that he might someday return. Jason said he continues to work with Grant on other things and talks to him daily. The two are co-owners of the Spalding Inn which among other things features ghost hunting.
The show promises strong evidence next week.
by Todd Miller
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