Alice Oscura – Featured Writer
Jack Osbourne decides to get the first family of darkness involved in his ghost hunting investigations since they have always been curious, especially his sister Kelly. His current show The Osbournes: Want to Believe involves him trying to convince his skeptical parents Sharon and Ozzy on the believability of certain video clips whilst grading them on what he calls an Oogie Boogie Scale up to 10.
However, he decides to smartly set up a video monitoring base camp at his parents’ house so that they will be able to follow along with his and Kelly’s investigations from the safety of their home. This was an extremely smart move especially since Ozzy is still unwell and with the increased exposure of the ongoing pandemic it just made sense.
Jack has chosen an extremely haunted location in Los Angeles known as the Heritage Square Museum. It comprises of the five oldest houses in Los Angeles that were physically moved to this particular property in order to be preserved. The location is set up for tours currently with each house having their own historical significance. However, three of them in particular have the most activity: Perry Mansion, Hale House, and Longfellow’s Octagon House.
On their first day on the location, Kelly experiences something really intense when she goes into the Octagon House with their designated tour guide. She immediately connects on an empathic level with a sinister male presence inside the house and begins to experience severe headaches and intense nausea. Her parents are extremely worried about her and become more aware through a psychic medium named Cindy who explains to them that Kelly is in fact an empath and has the ability to communicate with the other realm. Sharon and Ozzy discuss with the psychic that Kelly has always been a sensitive child and would sometimes get weird vibes when certain people would visit them. Kelly would insist that the person leaves and would cry and shout until her parent’s would eventually make them leave the house. Kelly does manage to prove her ability when she begins having an intelligent conversation with the ghost of Bessie Hale through a paranormal device known as a mel meter.
The presence in the Octagon House is the most threatening since they detected a male presence who absolutely despises women. The male voice spoke to Jack telling him that all females lie and that’s why he hates them. There is so much activity in the Hale House and Octagon House that it’s a bit insane. But the more that Jack and Kelly investigate and uncover the past, the more things get stirred up. Doors opening by themselves, both Kelly and Jack are touched by something in the Perry Mansion, plus Kelly sees a small black shadow duck under a curtain only to disappear into the basement while they were setting up cameras and equipment on Day 2.
On the final day of the investigation Jack brings in another psychic who makes contact with both Bessie and the dark male entity in the Octagon house. Basically, it is explained that the activity is amped up between those houses because you have ghosts who refuse to move on and leave their houses behind. Plus, these were people who were so different in real life that they would have never even been neighbours. You literally have a clash with these different ghostly entities due to varying personalities, social station, and even mental illness. It was extremely entertaining with some jokes thrown into the mix because they are The Osbournes, whilst we still get equally terrified when the scary stuff starts to go down.
At least Jack has managed to make a believer out of his sister and has definitely managed to show his parents how well he handles his paranormal investigations.
Alice’s Score: 7.5 out of 10
For my review of The Osbournes Want to Believe you can click here.
Dark Alice has an old soul and a curious mind. I believe that anyone can be a hero and that the good guys should always win! I dislike cruelty to animals and think that they have far superior qualities to humans. My motto is there is no future without the past. I also have a weird penchant for Paranormal TV shows even though the slightest sound makes me jump.
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