What Should You Do When The Goblins Come Knocking?
Start writing a post

What Should You Do When The Goblins Come Knocking?

How a documentary on YouTube can make a believer out of anyone.

What Should You Do When The Goblins Come Knocking?

The paranormal is something that has always been decisive. It seems that people are either skeptics or believers, and never settle in the grey area between those two sides. The believers will say that anything that's supposed to be evidence of the paranormal is definitely real, and skeptics will do everything they can to find a logical explanation. The debate over whether or not the paranormal is real will likely continue until the end of time. But there's a documentary series that is actually a really interesting review of the paranormal, and it takes place in a small town in Kentucky.

"Hellier" is a show on YouTube that follows two paranormal investigators, Greg and Dana Newkirk, as they work with two of their colleagues to look into a man's claims of being taunted by goblins. I know, this sounds ridiculous. But it's actually a really interesting look into the paranormal. Right from the start, the Newkirks acknowledge the criticisms that people have. They're aware that the things they investigate are extremely foreign to a lot of people, and they're very upfront about that. In fact, it's one of the first things they mention. Acknowledging the criticisms of their work and how it's hard to get people to believe actually adds quite a bit of depth to the show.

From this point on, the Newkirks and their colleagues never try to force anyone to believe in the paranormal. They simply bring the audience along for the ride. They show every part of their investigation as it progresses. They show every piece of equipment they use, explain every thought behind they're actions, and go into a lot of the mythology behind what they're investigating. They're extremely open about what they're doing as a way to hopefully give people more of an understanding of the paranormal. After all, this is probably the best way to get people to believe in it. If audiences understand what's going on, they might be more open to believing that what they're seeing is true.

Even if you don't believe in the paranormal, "Hellier" is still an amazing thing to watch. It doesn't feel like just another paranormal TV show. It plays out more like a mystery, with the Newkirks seeming like detectives instead of "ghost hunters." There are twists and turns around every corner, and the show will continuously keep you on your feet. Even though it's a show about the paranormal, it feels grounded in reality. When the Newkirks and their colleagues talk about explanations for the paranormal events, it doesn't seem outlandish. It sounds like a perfectly normal explanation for what's happening. It makes the paranormal seem perfectly normal.

"Hellier" is a show that can easily please both skeptics and believers. It presents an event that most people would scoff at as a perfectly believable mystery. It's a thoroughly entertaining thrill ride through the world of goblins and aliens and ghosts. It handles its subject matter perfectly, and can make anyone believe in the existence of the paranormal. It might be the thing that bridges the gap between skeptics and believers. It might be the the thing that can make the fantastical seem plausible.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Health and Wellness

5 Simple Ways To Give Yourself Grace, Especially When Life Gets Hard

Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we are becoming.

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash

If there's one thing I'm absolutely terrible at, it's giving myself grace. I'm easily my own worst critic in almost everything that I do. I'm a raging perfectionist, and I have unrealistic expectations for myself at times. I can remember simple errors I made years ago, and I still hold on to them. The biggest thing I'm trying to work on is giving myself grace. I've realized that when I don't give myself grace, I miss out on being human. Even more so, I've realized that in order to give grace to others, I need to learn how to give grace to myself, too. So often, we let perfection dominate our lives without even realizing it. I've decided to change that in my own life, and I hope you'll consider doing that, too. Grace begins with a simple awareness of who we are and who we're becoming. As you read through these five affirmations and ways to give yourself grace, I hope you'll take them in. Read them. Write them down. Think about them. Most of all, I hope you'll use them to encourage yourself and realize that you are never alone and you always have the power to change your story.

Keep Reading... Show less

Breaking Down The Beginning, Middle, And End of Netflix's Newest 'To All The Boys' Movie

Noah Centineo and Lana Condor are back with the third and final installment of the "To All The Boys I've Loved Before" series


Were all teenagers and twenty-somethings bingeing the latest "To All The Boys: Always and Forever" last night with all of their friends on their basement TV? Nope? Just me? Oh, how I doubt that.

I have been excited for this movie ever since I saw the NYC skyline in the trailer that was released earlier this year. I'm a sucker for any movie or TV show that takes place in the Big Apple.

Keep Reading... Show less

4 Ways To Own Your Story, Because Every Bit Of It Is Worth Celebrating

I hope that you don't let your current chapter stop you from pursuing the rest of your story.

Photo by Manny Moreno on Unsplash

Every single one of us has a story.

I don't say that to be cliché. I don't say that to give you a false sense of encouragement. I say that to be honest. I say that to be real.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

How Young Feminists Can Understand And Subvert The Internalized Male Gaze

Women's self-commodification, applied through oppression and permission, is an elusive yet sexist characteristic of a laissez-faire society, where women solely exist to be consumed. (P.S. justice for Megan Fox)

Paramount Pictures

Within various theories of social science and visual media, academics present the male gaze as a nebulous idea during their headache-inducing meta-discussions. However, the internalized male gaze is a reality, which is present to most people who identify as women. As we mature, we experience realizations of the perpetual male gaze.

Keep Reading... Show less

It's Important To Remind Yourself To Be Open-Minded And Embrace All Life Has To Offer

Why should you be open-minded when it is so easy to be close-minded?


Open-mindedness. It is something we all need a reminder of some days. Whether it's in regards to politics, religion, everyday life, or rarities in life, it is crucial to be open-minded. I want to encourage everyone to look at something with an unbiased and unfazed point of view. I oftentimes struggle with this myself.

Keep Reading... Show less

14 Last Minute Valentine's Day Gifts Your S.O. Will Love

If they love you, they're not going to care if you didn't get them some expensive diamond necklace or Rolex watch; they just want you.


Let me preface this by saying I am not a bad girlfriend.

I am simply a forgetful one.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

10 Helpful Tips For College Students Taking Online Courses This Semester

Here are several ways to easily pass an online course.

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels

With spring semester starting, many college students are looking to take courses for the semester. With the pandemic still ongoing, many students are likely looking for the option to take online courses.

Online courses at one time may have seemed like a last minute option for many students, but with the pandemic, they have become more necessary. Online courses can be very different from taking an on-campus course. You may be wondering what the best way to successfully complete an online course is. So, here are 10 helpful tips for any student who is planning on taking online courses this semester!

Keep Reading... Show less

Take A Look At The Extravagant Lane Woods Jewelry Collection For Valentine's Gift Ideas

So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection


Just like diamonds are a girl's best friend, so are pearls, rubies, gold, emeralds, and any type of luxurious jewelry you can get your hands on! A woman is incomplete without a piece of jewelry on her and it is a gorgeous accessory required for all occasions. So if you are currently looking to purchase jewelry for yourself or as a romantic gift for your S.O., you should definitely look at the marvelous and ornately designed Lane Woods Jewelry collection.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments