Bellaire House – Q+A
^- Hello and welcome to another edition ^of BuzzFeed Unsolved Postmortem, ^a show where we answer your most pressing questions about the most recent episode of BuzzFeed Unsolved, which was The Bellaire House. All the questions we’re answering today ^came from you guys via our BuzzFeed Unsolved ^Facebook page and our BuzzFeed Unsolved Instagram page. ^- Yep.
– And as you can see… – Oh, aren’t you… I do love that shirt.
– Pretty good. – I got a funny shirt, too, but I forgot to wear it. You know, I’ll wear it next week. – This was given to us by a fan. A very great fan named Simone. – All the way from the Czech Republic. – It’s a… Really was something, there’s like a bunch of notes in here, that are all great.
– It’s a thumb drive. – It’s a picture of the hot daga on it. – It’s got a little Pam on there. – This cool packaging peanuts. Who doesn’t like those?
– Oh, and you can… ^These are actually edible, I think. ^- Yeah, put one in your mouth. ^Uh, and then she gave us this amazing book and basically, it’s just a book full of notes from all of you guys compiled across the internet. – This is like…
– It was actually a very– – Bernstein Bears level of quality of a book. – Genuinely, this was a very, very nice gift. I appreciate it and I appreciate all you guys out there, so. – Yeah, thanks for watching. – She even has an old tumblr post from me. I forgot I had a tumblr. – What does it say in there? – It says, set is assassinating my social life, the price you pay for being a film student but it will all be worth it someday hopefully. And she referenced that–
– You were incorrect. It will all be Unsolved someday. (laughs) So today we’re gonna answer some questions. – That’s, that’s what the show is every time. ^- Yep. ^Here’s one from Thatonegirl2612: do you think ^the demon possessed Ryan to order the pizza? ^It did sound pretty hungry, talking about ^spaghetti and apple taters. ^Hashtag shaneiacs, now let’s get to the Hotdaga. ^(laughs) – I don’t think the demon possessed me to get… To order pizza, I’d like to order pizza at all times. – It sounds like you almost always have a little demon in your tummy, anyway. Cause he’s always making… He’s always growling at us. – Maybe your tummy makes a lot of weird noises, too. Now we truly do sound like an old married couple. (laughs)
Uh… – Let’s clarify that apple taters are not a real thing. – Yeah, I, you know, those sound like a real thing. – I’d eat an apple tater.
– I would eat an apple tater. So someone maybe get on that. Maybe, like, uh… Who’s a, who would do that? Who’s the people that… The Pillsbury Doughboy people? What’s the name of their company? – Pillsbury. – That’s right.
– That’s (laughs). ^- Uh, this is from Ma, this is from Facebook, ^Maggie Duhigg: I’m really confused because they said it ^had the most, the most compelling spirit box evidence, ^but the only thing they really got from the spirit box ^was the word ‘spaghetti’. She’s forgetting apple taters. – And apple tater. ^- Anybody here that was here before this house was built? ^- Spaghetti. – Spaghetti.
(laughs) – Spaghetti? ^Tell us your name. ^- Apple tater. – Apple tater? – Here’s my thoughts on that. It looks pretty silly. But… That is a portal, portal room that’s under a ley line. – Yeah.
– You know. It’s possible that there is a trickster, uh, trickster spirit. Maybe like a poltergeisty kind of spirit? – Sure. – Messing with us.
– Yeah. – Oh, you want some facts? Spaghetti.
– Spaghetti. (laughs)
Apple tater. This is a big week because we got spaghetti and apple tater, we can get some confetti. Maybe a we did it banner? Cause we got the evidence that we’ve been looking for. We got ghosts! Ghosts are real! Spaghetti and apple tater, the first ghosts ever caught by human beings. – Well, let’s go to the next question off that. – Oh, I can’t wait. ^Emilyseatvet, cool name. ^Hey spooky boys, it’s me, Emily. ^Hi, Emily.
(laughs) ^I would like to comment. ^You’re welcome to.
(laughs) ^When y’all did the spirit box in the attic ^it sounded a heck of a lot like the entity was saying, ^who’s Emily, implying that either Emily ^is really a ghost whose name was not Emily ^and who doesn’t know she is dead ^or Emily is a demon who is trying to mess with y’all. ^Either way, it’s spooky. ^Thoughts, hashtag boogara. ^- We gotta look at the clip. Emily, if you’re here… Say something. Say something. Say something. All, I mean, that house is a place where a lot of things pass through, so it could be that that was just a random thing passing through, going who the hell is Emily? – Oh, cause it was, uh…
– Yeah. – It was a ghost railroad essentially. – Yeah, it’s a ghost pit stop. So once again, these are one of those things where like it could sound like that, but I think it would be irresponsible to caption it that because I’m not really sure if that’s what it said. – And again, that attitude is commendable. Let me say that. I do wanna reach across the aisle. – Yeah, that’s good.
– You know and say, I respect your discretion.
– I actually… That felt genuine for the first time, so I’m gonna take that, yes.
– It was. – I’ll reach my hand also across the aisle and we could… And now it goes back, now it goes back. – And that’s it, then we’re back across the aisle because I am a skeptic. – And now I’m gonna put Purell on my hands. – This guy’s nuts.
– And wipe my hands. – Yeah, whatever.
– Of his weird science germs. ^Stacia Joers: I swear the female voice ^that came out of the spirit box at 21:18 said, ^please help me! ^This is right after–
– That’s the same thing. ^- No, that’s right, you’re right. ^(buzzing and undistinguishable voice) – You know…
– Sounds kinda like please help me, could be please Emily. Please help me, I don’t know. I mean, I could see either. – I think if there’s debate over it, then… – I think it sounds like, please help me. I thought that when I was listening to it but I knew if I put please help me on there, you and all the shaneiacs would be like, you’re leading us, you’re leading the witness. – Proud of you guys. ^Mak lexus, Maklexas? ^Pancakes with sweet and sour sauce? ^I recommend. ^- I don’t. That sounds gross. That sounds like an apple tater. – I’m gonna put this out there, maybe it’s not a good thing to put out there, I think pancakes kinda stink. ^- Uh oh.
– Yeah. ^- That’s dumb.
– I don’t give a shit. ^- That’s a foolish thing to say. ^- I eat one pancake, I’m tired of it. ^Mouth full of mush. Get it out of there! You know what? Waffles. You get that crisp. You still get the mush, but you also get the crisp and nine times out of ten, same batter. – How many waffles are you eating? – As many as I can.
– That’s weird. – I don’t care, waffles kick ass. – It’s, you shouldn’t judge a food solely on the– – On mouth feel?
– Uh no, you shouldn’t judge– – I should.
– You shouldn’t judge food on the fact that you’d eat inhuman proportions. You eat inhuman proportions. – I’m not eating inhuman proportions. I’m eating two or three waffles tops. – That’s a lot of waffles.
– Small ones. – Okay, see now, you didn’t, you didn’t, you didn’t disclose that.
– Well, now I’m telling you. – I was picturing like an adult big boy waffle. – Not a big boy waffle.
– Not a little fucking Eggo. – I’m eating a little Eggo.
– Those aren’t waffles. That’s not a waffle. That’s not a waffle.
– It is a waffle. It’s in a box, you dipshit.
– Yeah, it’s an Eggo. It’s not even, it’s like saying– – Eggo waffle.
– Is a Big Mac a burger to you – Yes!
– A Big Mac to me is McDonalds it’s not really a burger.
– It, but by definition it is a burger.
– I guess. – I don’t care if you have some snooty little hangup, that’s not a burger, you know what’s a burger? Is In N’ Out.
– In N’ Out is a burger. – Now that’s a burger. Can we get back to the ghosts, Ryan? For once? – Waffles are better. I think waffles are better, but pancakes are still good. Doesn’t mean I have to, it’s not mutually exclusive. ^- Yeah, you’re right about that. ^- Sally Regentine: here’s a theory for the postmortem, ^y’all never pick my questions for the postmortem ^because my name is Sally and Ryan is obviously ^still scarred from the Sallie House, ^hashtag BuzzFeed solved. ^I am still scarred, but I answered your question, so. – Yeah, what do you think about that? – You got served!
– He got’cha. – Yeah!
– (laughs) Yeah. No more, more, get her more!
– No, no, I think– – Yeah, yeah, yeah!
– That’s enough. – Come on!
– No, that’s good. That’s enough, she gets it, she gets it. – I don’t think she does.
– Yeah, I think she gets it. You get it.
– He got you. ^Katofletters. ^Unless it’s an Irish Kat O’Fletters. ^- No, I think it’s katofletters. ^- Okay.
(snickers) ^not sure if this has been asked before, ^but have you guys considered doing control tests ^of the spirit box? ^Just to see if you get similar results ^in areas with no reported paranormal activity. ^It might give you a better idea as to the box’s validity. ^That’s a good idea.
– And I have done that. – Okay, well, can we film it, please? My concern, Kat, is that even if we do do that in controlled areas, Ryan’s just gonna say, well, there’s ghosts here. – I do I think there–
(stuttering and panting) – Get my papa on the phone! – I think there’s no–
– We got ghouls! We got a level five ghoul! – I think there’s no place that doesn’t have spirits in it, too. That’s also true.
– Yes, I know. I know you do fall back on that. – Well, it’s true. ^- Uh, back to Facebook. ^The real sup, from Devin Murray– ^- Oh, Devin Murray: the real supernatural ^happening is that when they’re looking for food ^for the seance, Shane says he only has gum. ^Then a few hours later, he has goldfish? ^Where did the goldfish come from? ^Dun dun dah. – I forgot about my goldfish. – That’s a food that one handful is enough. Two handfuls, your mouth starts to get all chalky and dry. – It’s a nice measure.
– Yeah and you have all the shit that you have to kind of, like, fish out with your finger at the back, that’s not fun. – Fish out.
– Yeah. Yeah. – It’s a pun.
– I know. – Oh, you gotta play it a little bit cool. Even if you’re just talking, you give a little wink while you’re talking. Otherwise, people… You know, I didn’t know you were going for a pun. – Hey, I didn’t do– – Frankly, I don’t think you were. – I was. – So you just gotta go, you know, you gotta fish it out in the back. Did you see that? Just a gentle wink. Give it a try. – I’m, I’m bad at winking. – Are you? – You gotta fish it out. See–
– No, perfect! (applauds)
– No, see I don’t like that. See, I don’t like the act about it. The act of winking makes me feel weird. – No, it’s not natural for anybody but eventually you just start working it into your daily life and cuts smooth as butter. – And then you’re creepy.
– Nah. Creepy? I don’t know about that. ^From Emily, Emilloy, Em–
(snickers) ^- I don’t think it’s meant to be said out loud. ^- Emilloydy: @shane, what do you think of your… ^What do you think your reaction would be ^if you guys ever got anything that you ^considered to be actual evidence of a ghost slash demon? ^Would you be scared or laughing @ryanbergara’s ^inevitable breakdown? ^Hashtag shaniacbyday, hashtag boogarabynight. Uh, Sallie House is pretty good representation of that. It’s not evidence that… Uh, I found compelling because it was just a light turning on and off after a half hour. Um, but… You know, I laughed. And Ryan, you were losing your mind when that happened. – Yeah, I think if you saw a ghost, though, Like an actual ghost, like a ghost walked in front of you and then just disappeared before your eyes. I do think that would make… I think that would kinda ruin your brain because it would break your sense of reality for a second. – People have to understand, I’m a skeptic but that just means that I want this to be proven more than anything. I’d love for my reality to be broken a little bit. Just a little tear in it. – I don’t know what you’d do. I think you would just start shaking. – Maybe I’d… – Maybe fall over like an ironing board. – I’d fall over. I’d sit up, I’d turn to you and say, I am like you now.
(laughs) – I was wrong the whole time. – What would you… If I was murdered by a ghost, what would your reaction be? – I, yeah, I’d probably be very sad, yeah. Then I would have to, yeah– – You’d be doing this postmortem alone, like, yeah, so, Shane’s dead.
– Shane’s dead. I guess that would suck. I mean, I don’t know what I would do in that. I guess the show’s over, obviously. – No! You’d go looking for my ghost, then. – Oh, Jesus Christ.
– That’s fun. – I don’t know. I’m not gonna lie, I don’t think I’d be thinking about the show if you died, so, that’s… – If you died, I’d be thinking about that show. – Okay, well, that’s fine. Good moral compass, man.
(laughs) ^Maria Chalklen, this is from Facebook. ^One thing that could make or break ^the paralysis story: did the dog show ^any signs that it had been thrown against a wall? ^Because I call myself a boogara ^but if the dog was fine, I’m calling ^sleep paralysis, not demons, boys. Um… She’s asking about the validity of the dog story. And I can say that the dog did… Well, I mean, we didn’t see the dog. – We did not. – But she did say the dog walked with a limp the rest of, I think the dog is still alive. But the dog walked with a limp after. The dog’s leg was ruined. Oh, don’t you dare say it! – I’m saying she did say that. – It lifted her up and it just slammed her up against the wall. And the–
(laughs) ^- The dog, sorry, I don’t mean to laugh. ^- I’m going to punch you in the face. ^(laughs) – I’m not gonna say anything else. ^- I’m gonna punch you in the face. ^(laughs) ^- Nikki Wade from Facebook: ^I think the reason you guys might struggle ^to get much evidence is because you are only ^there for about eight hours overnight. ^Like people who have moved in to the house ^nothing happens straight away, ^they lived there for a short time before things ^started happening, maybe you guys ^should try a weekend stay somewhere ^and see if that gets you more activity, ^once the ghost slash demons realize ^you aren’t leaving, they will be more compelled ^to try to get rid of you, just a thought. ^Love your work, guys. – For us to go to a place for that short of time and then see something incredible, would be like catching lightning in a bottle. Because a lot of these stories, people lived there for months before something happens. – Mmhmm.
– You know. A lot of shows don’t spend that much time there. They go there for a little bit of time and they come out with some evidence and I don’t know what that’s about, but… (laughs) – Could be a little phony, huh? – The odds are always stacked against you when it comes to paranormal investigation. Unless you are spending a shitload of time at that place. I think, obviously, if we did stay a weekend somewhere we probably would get more, but… I ain’t gonna do it, so.
– That’s it, that’s a lot of goldfish. – That does it for this episode of BuzzFeed Unsolved Postmortem. Make sure you watch the episode this Friday ^and send your questions in to the BuzzFeed Unsolved ^Facebook page and the BuzzFeed Unsolved Instagram ^page and maybe you’ll be on the next postmortem. ^Uh… – What do we got, what do we got coming up this week? – Ooh, this week… Is, I think it’s up there with Waverly in terms of visually haunting places. – It may be the scariest so far in the season. – The setting is just so… Comically horrific.
– Yes. It’s imposing.
– Yes, it is. – Maybe a good one. Our weekly Q&A concluded, I now welcome you to the part of the show we call the hotdaga. The hotdog saga commissioned by and starring Ryan Steven Bergara, written by me and adored by every single viewer. And if you don’t like it, you can kiss my buns. In the subterranean caverns of the alien planet, Tomat-0, a holographic corn named Maizie, sits confined in Ploppel prison cell. To her side, the tiny ghost of a hot dog witch named Pam. Okay, look, before you get into whatever thing you’re all about now, I have to tell you, I’m not a big fan. That’s fair. You conjured me from nothing. That’s true. As part of some pawn in your, I don’t know, plot? Or just your stupid disaster of a life? Uh huh. And yet, you bestowed a life of memories into my holographic brain. Didn’t need to do that, by the way. That’s cruel, you understand that? I know. And you even let me know love. True love, completely unnecessary. It was a bad move. Only to drop my wife’s ass into an actual volcano. Hell yeah. Nope, you better shut up there, witch. I’m sorry. And for what? Some petty bullshit that I’m not even a part of. I don’t know you, hot dog, and I didn’t ask to exist. In fact, I was very content not being. But now, thanks to you, a-hole, I do exist. I feel, I suffer and I get pissed about stuff like… Oh, being stuck in a prison on a planet ^full of very dumb blue things and their ^drooling, humpty dumpty ass king. Or my crewmates, the soup and my spectacular, Grammy winning brother-in-law probably being dead as hell in the jungle somewhere. And while we’re on the subject, it’s worth noting that I’d probably happily die myself except, oops, I’m in love with a dead wonderful french fries and I’m gonna do everything I can to travel back in time to save her ass by, I guess, killing you. Why are you little? Well… Plop, plop, from the corridor, the call of Jomlet the Elder pup, the Elder Ploppel echoes. Oh, Jesus Christ. (sniffs) That smells like magic, look. I’m sorry about doing you dirty. I’m a nasty old hotdog witch and you don’t trust me, I get it. Plus, I’m little now and that’s probably very confusing. Yeah, why are you little? There’s no time! Here comes Jomlet! (gibberish) Shit or get off the pot, hotdog witch. I’m about to get carried off and eaten by a big ass Ploppel. What the hell is a Ploppel? It’s like a peach but dumb as hell. Oh, isn’t it very nice to enter a room? Oh well, great, you’re officially worthless to me, witch. That’s not fair, but I am going to disappear right now. Pam, Pam, kazam! Pam disappears with a poof, just as Jomlet the Elder Ploppel enters. Good for nothing witch. Hmm? Oh, I said, uh, your eyebrows are very thick. Oh, thank you. Yes, I love them. Anyway, the venerable Dr. Goondis is feeling much saner now and he requests your audience in his throne room. Perhaps a few parting words before the trial by combat. Fine. Also, bit of an update for you, your crewmates survived the crash. Oh, great! But then they were attacked by a pack of feral Ploppels in the jungle and perished. What? No, Mike. Gene. They couldn’t have. I don’t believe you. Well, always trust a Ploppel. Always trust a Ploppel. Anyway, off we go to see the venerable Dr. Goondis. Plop, plop, hoo lara! What does the venerable Dr. Goondis have in store for our holographic hero? How will Maizie press on in the wake of the death of her crewmates? Why is Pam little? Find out next time on the hotdaga. And just fade to a screen for a moment for a brief, uh, contemplation of the offscreen deaths of Captain Mike Soup and Gene, the greatest character ever written, now laid to rest on the planet of Ploppels. – Oh, he’s dead now? – Yeah. – Well, I actually am glad I have this shirt, Simone, so thank you for that cause it did give me strength through that. – Gene, sweet Gene.
– Who gives a shit? (whimsical music)