“Ghost Mine” fans are scratching their head trying to account for the image of a skull caught on film in the “Ghost Mine” season 2 premiere that aired on Wednesday night. The accompanying screenshot captured while reviewing the show on September 9, clearly shows the image of a skull to Patrick’s right.
The image appears at 16.58 (without commercials) when the miners discover a cold draft in the back of the mine. As Patrick kneels down to inspect material found on the floor, the camera pans toward Patrick and reveals a white skull sitting on the floor to Patrick’s right.
Neither Kristen Lumen nor Patrick Doyle reacted to the appearance of white skull, leading fans to question why. The failure to react can only mean three things. 1) No one from the cast or crew noticed the mysterious skull in the background. 2) The skull was left behind from filming another segment of the show or another show. 3) The skull was not visible to the naked eye and appeared on the film sometime later – and was not noticed by the crew.
Any way you look at it, someone dropped the ball on this one, which makes many fans question whether “Ghost Mine” is a reality series that following paranormal investigators as they explore the paranormal or a scripted series that uses props for evidence. That is, after all, what Patrick Doyle suggested about SyFy’s paranormal reality shows before he became a cast member of “Ghost Mine”.