21 June 2016

Gary Mannion Finally Comments On Being Exposed as a Fraud in the seance room


After constantly removing any negative comments from his social media pages, Gary Mannion has finally made something of a statement regarding the videos that 100% show him faking a physical mediumship seance.

Here is what he has to say

"Gary Mannion
Statement: A bigger statement will come soon for now what I will say is. In regards to the seance in question. The room was searched before the seance started, I was searched by 2 independent people, I was tied up by 2 independent people, we had the end cut of the cable ties as we normally do so that they could be proved to be the same cable ties at the end. I went into trance, I woke up at the end of the seance still cable tied. At the end of the seance the 2 people who tied me up were asked to recheck the cable ties and everyone else was given the chance to check the table ties before they were cut off. My team also state they were in control throughout the seance. 

A bigger statement will come sooner. In the mean time I understand people have a lot of questions but if your going to put hurtful nasty comments I will simply block you. This whole incident may of thrown the spiritual movement into disarray and i think thats a good thing. Those who have been to my seances before judge me on what you have experienced for yourself. Going forward I will strive to gather as much evidence as I can and continue to work in more and more lighted conditions. A bigger statement will follow in the near future if thats not enough for you feel free to unfriend me and not comment to my posts!"

So basically he is claiming that him walking around in the dark was merely spirit controlling him, and that he is completely unaware of what was going on.

Well with regards to him being tied to the chair with cable ties, firstly magicians have been escaping their ties for years, there are many methods. Sometimes a chair will have removable arms that simply lift up allowing the psychic to slid their arms out, however in Gary Mannion's case, we already know how he removed himself from the ties, as one of the people who tied him up has spoke out, here is what they had to say.

"TrilobyteMKR
I was one of those two people. The 'mediums' hands were hanging off the chair so the only place for the cable ties was half way up the forearm and not tightly around the wrist.  I can promise you I will never be so trusting in the future."

So if you cant picture this, basically Gary Mannion would position his arms in such a way that he would be tied around the thicker part of his forearm as opposed to his wrists. Once the seance had started, all he would need to do is pull his arms towards his body, and the cable ties would have enough room in them that he could simply slip his arms out of them, and then back into them at the end of the seance. This would mean that the same cable ties would be on him at the end as were in the beginning. So his insistence that the cable ties were the same is meaningless, as the method of his escape has already been explained.

Often if a psychic/medium is tied at the wrist, then they will escape in one of two ways, the arms of the chair will detach and the arms with the cable ties on can simply slide off, or if the chair is a solid mould plastic chair, then an associate with scissors, simply cuts them off, and adds new ones at the end, this is the reason why they play loud music, or get people to chant or sing along, its nothing to do with raising the vibrations instead it is to cover up the noise of the ties being cut.

Remember believers, just because YOU cannot explain how a trick is done, does not make it any less of a trick. You being convinced does not equate to proof or true evidence.

Gary Mannion got caught cheating, and instead of just holding his arms up and admitting his fraud, he is trying his best to think of a way to cover it up. And yes that did work for Colin Fry after he was caught cheating in very very similar circumstances, but the difference here is that we have the video of Mannion cheating, and that video will live for ever!

If you have still not seen the videos you can do so at the following links

Waving a spirit trumpet about
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwFPDCL4Vh/

Naked waving his arms about (NSFW)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwEFciL4Tw

Touching a man and moving the chair he is sitting on
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwDk6hr4Sr

Removing his shirt and swinging it around to create a breeze of body odour!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwCuKcL4Rd/

20 June 2016

Competition: Win Ghosts on DVD


Ghosts do not exist in real life, but there is nothing stopping us from enjoying a film about them!

Ghosts is out on DVD on 27th June! and to celebrate we have a great competition for you and 3 copies to win.

Synopsis:
Six contestants win a competition to appear on a LIVE reality TV show at a secret location in rural England. The next ten hours will be spent on a paranormal investigation with a TV crew, searching for the truth behind ghost stories that haunt an old railway station museum. But something evil awaits them and soon they'll discover that they are not alone.

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To enter all you have to do is answer this easy question...

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To enter Email us on webmaster@badpsychics.co.uk with your answer, along with your name and address.

When the competition ends as indicated on this page, any and all entries received after this point will not count and emails blacklisted due to not checking this page first.

Winners will be chosen randomly and will be informed via email.

17 June 2016

UPDATED: Gary Mannion Secretly recorded cheating in the seance room at The Banyan Retreat Spiritualist Centre


Nicolas Whitham from Banyan Retreat (Address: Lake House, Maidstone Road, Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom) has secretly recorded Gary Mannion faking spirit activity in the seance room!

Now Whitman created a website anonymously (which I will not link too) and posted a load of videos, I dig some digging and found out he was behind it, I am guessing he and Mannion had some kind of dispute so Nicolas decided to stitch Mannion up, and break the age old spiritualist code of exposing one of your own.

Basically you get long boring videos of Gary Mannion exiting his spirit cabinet, wondering around the room, touching people on the head, waving a spirit trumpet about ala Colin Fry, But he also gets naked which is rather disturbing!

Anyway the videos go very long, so I thought I would upload the most interesting bits to my instagram - https://www.instagram.com/badpsychics/

Here are some direct links
Waving a spirit trumpet about
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwFPDCL4Vh/

Naked waving his arms about (NSFW)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwEFciL4Tw

Touching a man and moving the chair he is sitting on
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwDk6hr4Sr

Removing his shirt and swinging it around to create a breeze of body odour!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGwCuKcL4Rd/

Now you can make of these videos what you will, we always knew he was faking stuff, but this is the first 100% video evidence of that.

I have already seen the usual excuses thrown about, but surely no one will still believe in him now?

Gary Mannion 100% proven fraud, Fake psychic!

And also keep in mind that Banyan Retreat also have hosted other fake psychics like David Thompson and Stewart Alexander, who use the exact same methods.

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UPDATE 17:50 June 17th:
The first comments from someone who was in the seance mentioned has come out.
Regarding the 3rd video mentioned above, the man who was sat in the chair that was pushed about etc has said the following:

Online name "iant"

"I am embarrassed to say I am the chap who had healing and also the chair pulled out into the middle. I am disturbed to think That Gary has done this most despicable thing. At the time I thought it was some brilliant phenomena, but now I have seen the video I now know that the whole evening was a scam. In fact having seen the video's I can see how easy it is to dupe people. 

Strangely enough most people in the room were duped except the lady next to me who saw through it all and actually requested that the spirit team bring on some real evidence. Gary's alter ego  (Control) what ever name he called himself, was a little thrown by her request and asked her what she wanted. She felt that the only real evidence is the appearance of a relative who could provide evidence of itself.

Garys attempt at this was poor and looking back now I can see why. "




30 April 2016

Fake Psychic Sandra Marks aka Catherine Marks to plead guilty to fraud


"A Central Virginia woman accused of defrauding multiple clients out of millions of dollars with her psychic readings business is expected to plead guilty.

Sandra Marks, also known as Catherine Marks, of the former Readings by Catherine on U.S. 29 in Albemarle County, will be pleading guilty in a federal court in Roanoke on May 17, according to her attorney.

Marks, 42, was indicted in April 2015 on 31 counts of wire fraud, two counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering. Ten months earlier, in June 2014, Marks’ business on was raided by federal authorities, who hauled away four vehicles and other items from the property.

The indictment states that Marks’ business offered services such as palm, candle, tarot card, astrological and spiritual readings to clients who had “suffered from emotional distress and mental disorders, or had recently gone through personal traumatic events in their lives.”

In doing so, Marks “unjustly enriched [herself] and others by obtaining money, jewelry and other things of value from her customers and clients … based on false pretenses, representations, promises and omissions of fact,” the indictment alleges. Marks would tell her clients that she had spoken to spirits and learned of a “curse” or “dark cloud” surrounding the clients’ families, the indictment states. She would then bury a box of the clients’ money or valuables and “cleanse” it through prayers, rituals or meditation, telling her clients that “money was the root of all evil.”

Marks allegedly told her clients that she would never use the money or valuables for her personal benefit and that once the items or cash were “cleansed,” they would be returned to the client.
According to the indictment, Marks received two pieces of mail, each containing $729,000, in 2011 from one of her victims,. The indictment also alleges she has received more than $2.1 million from five victims in North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee and Colorado. “Cleansed” or not, Marks actually kept that money for her personal use, the indictment states.

Three months after she was indicted, Marks was arrested in New York and denied bond by a federal judge, who considered her a flight risk. She would go on to file a motion in October, asking Charlottesville federal Judge Glen Conrad to revoke her pretrial detention. Conrad said at the time that he needed time to consider the motion; court documents do not indicate that the motion was ever granted.

Marks’ case was set to go before a jury the week of May 9 in Charlottesville’s federal courthouse, but court records show the trial has been canceled and a plea hearing has been set for May 17 in Roanoke.

Marks’ attorney, Bill Dinkin, confirmed that she will be pleading guilty, but would not give details about the plea agreement."

Souce: dailyprogress.com

10 April 2016

Ghosts Are NOT Real - Jesse exposes the Ghost Hunters for the frauds they are.


At least one-third of all people believe in some kind of ghost, and TV shows about "paranormal investigation" are on every other channel. But WHY? Not a single shred of scientific evidence has ever been demonstrated for ghosts. Jesse exposes the Ghost Hunters for the frauds they are, conducts a ghost "social experiment," and asks if believing in ghosts might actually be DANGEROUS.

Check Out - http://podawful.com

7 April 2016

Should I be more open? Is there more in this world than just science?

Today someone said I should be more open and that there is more to science in this world, I wrote them a personal reply which I think my readers here might like.

No Astrologer ever found a new planet, Astronomers (Science) did.

No Homeopath ever discovered Antibiotics, Alexander Fleming did, (biologist, pharmacologist and botanist all Science)

No psychic has ever solved a single crime but Forensic pathologists have (Science)
No Reiki Master/Naturpath/Alt Med Practitioner has ever cured a single disease but Edward Jenner a physician (Science) has, known as "the father of immunology", his work has "saved more lives than the work of any other human in the entire history of the human race."

The point is that there is a reason why it is scientists that find these things, develop them and then use them to further the human race. Because they have the scientific method.

No man who went on an acid trip in Ibiza, who then claimed to receive messages from Aliens/Angels etc has ever detected DNA, or decoded the human genome, but after being started in 1990 just 13 years later the Human Genome Project did just that, opening up the world of medicine and science to a whole new way to understand the human body, evolution, medicine and so on. This was done by scientists working together around the world!

I can go on and on and on. All of these great discoveries were made by scientists who dedicated their lives to what they were researching, first a hypothesis is developed, then a working theory is put into place.

I couldn't become an Astrophysicist tomorrow, but I could become an Astrologer.
I couldn't become a Heart/Brain Surgeon tomorrow, but I could become a Reiki Healer, Spiritual Healer
I couldn't become a Pharmacist tomorrow, but I could become a Homeopath
I couldn't become a Dietitian tomorrow, but I could become a Nutritionist
I couldn't become a Forensic Anthropologist tomorrow, but I could become a psychic
I couldn't become a Grief Councillor tomorrow, but I could become a medium.

Notice the difference between all of those things, one requires genuine training, a true understanding of what you are doing, years and years of serious credible study. The others require nothing at all.

So yes there are things in this world that we don't know, and that's the great thing about science, it has no problem with saying "we don't know"

When someone comes along and says we have this liquid, it is water we put a drop of something in it and then that is been diluted a million times, we believe water has a memory and the more we dilute the more potent its effect, Science says, ok please show us your theory and the science behind your claim. No science is put forward, they just say it is so cause they believe in it. So science says ok, lets test it. 500 independent tests around the world, from every country imaginable, ALL of them say the claim is false. Science then says "Ok the claim is false, we wont accept it"

THAT IS SCIENCE.

Science never refused to test homeopathy, reiki, astrology, it tested them all, and found them all to be false claims, in fact science is so great it even explained in great detail why they are wrong, and the real reason behind any supposed positive effects.

Yet still people say science doesn't know everything, and science says, we don't know everything.

That is why I trust in science, because it does exactly what it says on the tin.


Proof of Ghost Adventures Fakery - EXPOSED!


Reddit user Yorambo noticed that the exact same scream is heard in two separate Ghost Adventures episodes.

Here is his post
"Hey you guys, long time Ghost Adventures fan here. Was just watching the season 10 halloween special, and realized something.. when Nick hears the scream when he goes into the oubliette, he is completely stunned. However, the scream is the EXACT same noise as they hear in the Lincoln County Hospital in season 11. Did anyone else notice this?"
Reddit

This is not the first time the show has been faked, and of course ALL shows like this fake stuff, they have to otherwise they would not get commissioned since nothing would happen.
I have seen some hilarious excuses from GA fans explaining this fake scream. One of the more ridiculous excuses was that it was a fox, and that fox screams always sound the same!

And you though the Most Haunted fans were dumb!

Anyway enjoy!



Video Backup incase above video gets removed.

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Deluded energy shield master takes on a martial artist!


One of my favourite things is watching people who believe they can use Chi, or other Eastern mystical bullshit as a form of self defence, there are a few great clips out there. Truth is there is no such thing as an invisible energy shield, but it does seem that these idiots really believe in it, that is until they get punched in the face!

This deluded energy shield master takes on a professional martial artist and it ends predictably.

Video:

15 March 2016

Talking to the Dead: James Van Praagh Tested

Here is a classic investigation into James Van Praagh, showing exactly what he is, what he does, and how he does it

8 March 2016

Mediumship is Impossible, but will it always be?

Science tells us that mediumship is statistically improbable but will it always be so?

Lets first see what the official definition of mediumship is


Mediumship can be defined as follows: The process whereby a human instrument, known as a MEDIUM or CHANNEL, is used by one or more discarnate, spirit personalities for the purpose of:
Presenting information, verifiable or otherwise.
Causing so-called paranormal activities to occur.
Channeling forth certain types of energies.
Manifesting themselves for objective examination and/or identification.

Lets put it into simplified terms. Mediumship is a living person communicating with non-living person.

Now when I used the word impossible, I often get criticised, people will say

"How can you know it is impossible, have you tested every medium on the planet"
or
"You can't prove mediumship does not exist"

To answer the first statement, I don't need to test every medium on the planet, history has shown us that mediums cannot back up their claims.

And to answer the second statement, you cant prove a negative, can you prove that invisible midgets wearing pirate hats did NOT just sing a symphony on Jupiter? Of course not, but that doesn't mean it ever happened.

Science and specifically biology tells us that when we die, and our brain ceases to have activity, that's it for us, we are dead, no coming back.

As of today there is zero % proof of life after death.

Now here is my question, I know mediumship is impossible because science tells me so, but will it always be so?

Travelling to the moon in the year 1876 was impossible, travelling to the moon in 1925 was impossible.
But in 1969 it became possible after it was achieved by the late Neil Armstrong.

He did it not in a magic car, or by going through a wormhole he did it by using rocketpower.

So what does that tell us? It tells us that with technological advances, almost anything is possible eventually.

So how does this pertain to mediumship?

It is pretty clear to most intelligent people that mediumship in its current form is not only impossible but always will be impossible, but mediumship in the broader sense of the word "To communicate with the dead" may not always be impossible, how? well that's where we go back to science and the advancement of technology.

If mediumship is the ability to communicate with the dead, well what if in the future we develop a way to digitise our thought patterns, our very mind transferred to a computer, we would in a way continue to exist long after our body, our brain and our mind had long turned to dust. So to communicate with such a digitised version of someone could be considered mediumship.

What about if in the future we are able to communicate with a parallel universe, identical in every way to our own, except that life started on the other Earth say 20 years after it did on our own.

You could speak to your own dead mother years before her death in the other universe. Would that not be a form of mediumship?

There are many more ideas, all of which are rooted deep in science and technological advances, and not in spiritualism or the church.

So keep in mind when I say something is impossible, it doesn't mean it will always remain impossible, but it may mean that you need to redefine that what it is we are deeming impossible in the first place.