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Ghost Hunters International Interviewby Pattye Grippo    

This is an interview with Barry Fitzgerald and Kris Williams on December 20, 2010 about the show Ghost Hunters International.

Question:
Barry, could tell me what it's been like to take over as the lead investigator this season? And perhaps maybe a little bit about the case you guys investigated in Demark if you don't mind.

Barry Fitzgerald:
It's a big responsibility of course and stepping up to the front. And of course there are some new team members that have come into the team and of course now we're jet setting around the world. We have a fantastic team together. And we all work very, very well. And there's great communication with the team and great camaraderie. And I'm not, that I find, from what I understand of course, has come through, right through to the show itself, to the filming. And I think keeping positive - keeping one step ahead has been fantastic. And of course we always continue to think outside the box. We're always developing.

And for us, as a complete unit we are making fantastic shows and are having wonderful investigations and this episode that's coming up on the 5th of December, Hamlet's Castle, or the 5th of January, sorry at Hamlet's Castle. And we stepped into that castle and it really is remarkable just the size, the sheer size of that location. And really to give it justice we would need to be there for a month.

And however, what we did discover was the first time that we have ever filmed this type of phenomenon on TV. And it was a great, thrilling experience for us to be able to do this and understand what truly was going on. And it really does make for interesting viewing. And I can't wait to see it myself. And never mind everyone else. I arrive in the US on the 9th. And I will make a point of watching the show along with the rest of the team, our film.

Question:
Kris, could you tell me how your move to Ghost Hunters International came about and maybe some of the differences in working with the GHI team?

Kris Williams:
Honestly it was just an opportunity that was offered to me. I was asked if I wanted to make the move over. And I was completely excited about it. And I got moved over. I got stepped up and working along with Barry. I've always been huge into history. I've always loved genealogy. And I have over three years of traveling the states with Ghost Hunters. And now I'm going to see the world. And it's been insane. And I know I've said this to Barry a few times, but there are places in the states where they say oh, we're going to investigate a castle. It's not a castle. It's a big house.

Overseas they say a castle, and they're not kidding. This place in Denmark was massive. And when they said a dungeon, they were not kidding. It was creepy. There was no light. It was just dark and stone and dirt and it's just a completely different world. And honestly in a lot of ways the history in The States just can't, it can't touch the history overseas, it just can't.

Question:
Barry, you and Dustin had worked on a book last year. Did you guys do a follow-up or is there a second book coming out at all?

Barry Fitzgerald:
Funny you should ask. Kris is tired of listening to me talk about this. But yes there is another book just released about a week ago. It's called The Influence. And that's a more darker insight into the world of the paranormal. And I've got some of the side effects to some of this negative, these negative influences.

Question:
Are there people that have a sort of Teflon for the spirits?

Kris Williams:
It's funny because I messed with Ouija boards growing up here and there. And everybody talks about how evil they are and how bad they are. Barry will probably have a different view on it. But, I have a hard time with it because I did notice that after we started using it we had stuff happening in our house.

And after a while of these things happening my parents decided to get rid of it. And we really haven't touched it much since. But honestly going out on the road and investigating all these crazy places, the last thing I want to do is touch a Ouija board in my house. They can stay in their locations.

Question:
You think that the Ouija board is a portal for spirits that still come into your house?

Kris Williams:
I have a hard time looking at it like that honestly. It's a Parker Brothers thing. I just, Barry what do you think about it?

Barry Fitzgerald:
For me, I see the board itself is simply just a board. And however, it's the way that it's weaved. Like a sword is just a sword. But it's the way that it's thrown that can become dangerous. And in a way, yes the board itself can open a portal. And however, there have to be certain protocols that have to be met as well before that can happen. And it sounds like you were lucky enough not to open those particular things. And because I do know horror stories that have happened because of the use of - the misuse of course of the Ouija board. But if you want to experience spirits, jump in a plane and come with us. And we can show you.

Question:
Barry, you're from Ireland and I'm assuming that you were raised Catholic. Do you think the Catholics are more open to paranormal than other Christian varieties? Do you think the Catholics are just more receptive to the idea of the paranormal?

Barry Fitzgerald:
You know, it's very strange info in that Christianity as a whole of course identifies with spirits. But it seems to be that Catholicism certainly is more open to the idea where if you have the off shoots within Protestantism and things like that, there seems to be an element of fear there with the spirits.

Not quite sure that you want to deal with them, so it's best you don't deal with them at all. And a great deal of advice there to stay away and leave it alone. But of course, both sides have got people there that can deal with those types of things if it should go wrong. But I think Ireland as a whole is a great island for storytelling. And we love to pass along stories. And we love to be entertained. And of course experience different things.

But I think across the board we're all open to it. And it's just how we perceive what is going on around us. And again we live in a setting which is getting faster and faster and faster. We don't take the time now to walk in the countryside and see what's around us. And that happens in Ireland too of course. The stories of the fair and other ghosts and things, and started to disappear, especially whenever things started to move much faster.

And now there's vehicles of course. And no one walks anymore, there's hardly any bicycles. And a lot of those stories started to fade away. However, they haven't disappeared because even within the cities here in Ireland, both within the Catholic and Protestant community, there still are stories happening. And even within our great cities with the electric lights and everything else. So it still happens. It's just how we perceive what is actually happening.

Question:
Do you think a malevolent spirit or a paranormal spirit could actually get into technology?

Barry Fitzgerald:
What we have seen is that there is a manipulation of the low-end DC EMF. And so those things that are run by batteries and things like that. And they can definitely be interfered with. Now they can't obviously drain batteries and things like that. We're now understanding that this is a different thing all together.

The equipment which is stimulated by the low-end EMF and the DC ranges of course are being affected. And of course form a biological aspect the human body produces a weak DC EMF. And I was always puzzled of course why the teams used a manpower - used devices to look for man-made signals. And it seems okay if you're being haunted by an old washing machine or maybe an old TV. But no use really in the paranormal itself because we as a body produce a weak DC field. And so we should be looking for things there. And we started to see manipulation of equipment within the DC ranges.

Question:
Are there any dream places that you have out there that you haven't investigated yet?

Barry Fitzgerald:
I have been pushing for a long time to see if we could get to the Titanic. I thought to myself what a perfect investigation. It's being built in Belfast, Northern Ireland of course. And that would be close to my heart.

And knowing that 1,500 people went to the bottom of the ocean in that liner. And speaking of course, I'm listening to some (baroness) who dive on the ship itself. Before they actually arrive on the ship, before they see the ship, the hairs stand on the back of their necks. And whenever I heard that I says that's it. We got to go there. That's in international waters. We gave to go. GHI has to do this.

Question:
Are you ready for a deep sea expedition there Kris?

Kris Williams:
I'm up for whatever. I've always been game for whatever they throw at me. But as far as I'm concerned, I've always wanted to check out the Catacombs in France. They just seem creepy as hell. I can't even imagine investigating down there. I think Barry, did you guys do sections of it?

Barry Fitzgerald:
Yes, we did some sub-sections of it. And what there are, you know, over seven million corpses down there. And that is absolutely huge, 145 magic tunnels. They run underneath Paris.

Question:
Barry, can you talk about the reason you wanted to investigate Hamlet's Castle? And what were you feeling before the investigation began?

Barry Fitzgerald:
Well of course Hamlet's Castle itself was the inspiration for Shakespeare's the whole ghost scenario and things like that. I'm looking at it from the ocean side where he would obviously have seen it. And you can understand why. It truly is a haunting looking castle. And if there was ever a place that was haunted, that's it. And, oops, did I just give the end away. But anyway, it really is a fascinating castle.

And there are many layers of history of course within the castle. And those layers of course start in the basement and make their way up to the upper floors. And I would have liked to have spent more time at the castle. But unfortunately of course we're in a schedule. So we have to do the best that we can. But it truly was an inspirational castle. And right up until the days of the end of the Cold War of course, it was being used to monitor Soviet movement back and forth in the Baltic. And, it's just really remarkable history.

Question:
What was the scariest part of Kronborg Castle?

Barry Fitzgerald:
I would have to say it would be in the basement itself. And those areas truly are, they are labyrinths of underground chambers. And that just seemed to keep going on and on and on.

Question:
Kris, what's it been like to transfer from the TAPS Team in the US to GHI with Barry?

Kris Williams:
Honestly going over I was a little worried just because I wasn't sure. I'd worked with Barry several times and considered him a good friend. So that wasn't scary at all. But I do know a lot of the other team members over there. Obviously I worked with Joe Chin. So I wasn't sure how people were going to take me jumping over there from Ghost Hunters.

But honestly we all just clicked. I was really surprised by it. We all get along really well together. We all work really well together. It's funny too because we've all noticed that we're kind of like each other's opposites. We all balance each other out really well which has been kind of interesting to watch. But the other thing that I liked about going over to GHI with Barry was that he's just been at this for so long that I just felt like it'd give me an opportunity to actually learn something new. And I was just looking forward to that. I was looking forward to the history. I was looking forward to seeing different cultures and seeing if the haunts overseas were any different than the ones in the States.

Question:
And are they?

Kris Williams:
They've been interesting. The history is just so wild over there. I've heard, over here it's all, it's a lot of Civil War soldiers and Revolutionary stories. Over there a lot of the history goes back to World War II. And it's just kind of interesting to hear. Every time I go to a new case I'm learning something different which is kind of nice. I like it.

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