From time to time, I’ll troll YouTube for credible ghost footage–only to find junk posted by roaming tribes of “ghost hunters.”

Even when I do run into a creepy clip, it’s later debunked as a hoax perpetrated by an underemployed Web designer with Hollywood grade video editing software.

What about ghost footage that makes the TV news? Does that mean it’s credible? Hardly, but in a world of underwheming evidence for ghouls, reel might be as close to real as we’ll get.

Here is a playlist (8 videos) of YouTube’s best ghost-related news reports.