But if you watch enough episodes, patterns begin to emerge, and I'm surprised it took this long for me to coalesce these qualities into a drinking game. I found a message board where fans of the show tossed out some ideas for such a game two years ago, but I'd like to try my hand at it too.
Take one drink every time:
- Zak calls a crew mate "dude" or Aaron calls a crew mate "bro."
- someone gives a play-by-play of temperature change: "73! 72! 71! 70! ...69!"
- an "unexplained" voice is too muddled to transcribe.
- the action stops to focus on an orb.
- an orb enters someone's head/spine.
- Zak's underwear is visible.
- one of the crew makes a pun.
- you can't see the shape/shadow they claim to have filmed.
- you disagree with the transcription of a recorded ghostly voice.
- Zak feeds cues/answers to a witness after asking a question.
- Zak refers to 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM as a twelve-hour shift.
- Zak issues contradictory commands: "Stop talking and, if you hear something, speak up."
- someone mangles or murders grammar: "phenomenas," "my camera shut off out of nowhere."
- Nick is locked up alone in a confined space.
Take two drinks whenever:
- a hot new piece of technology is introduced.
- a camera or electronic equipment fails (drained battery, audio cuts out, &c.).
- paranormal activity manifests in daylight.
- a recorded ghostly voice speaks very, very clearly.
- someone trips over a chair or walks into a door.
- someone's monologue/rant is interrupted by ghostly activity.
- someone's mouth has to be blurred due to swearing (bleeps don't count).
- a command is issued three times: "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!"
- Zak or Aaron makes a comically frightened face at the camera.
- a witness becomes choked up or weeps during narrative.
- the crew's recordings are interpreted by freaky-looking paranormal experts.
Take three drinks whenever:
- one of the crew is possessed by a spirit/demon.
- a woman is brought into a prison for a "trigger object."
- an inanimate object is thrown or pushed into a crew member.
- a ghost clearly pronounces one of the crew's names.
- a humanoid form/shadow is clearly recorded.
- Nick finds his own testicles.