8 December 2016

Yvette Fielding and Karl Beattie Caught Bullying and Humiliating Innocent Teenager on Twitter

Yesterday (7th December 2016), Yvette Fielding was lucky enough to go to a spa!
It was all going well until her Ladyship Yvette was annoyed by another client at the spa.
She tweeted out the following to her 52,000 followers

Source: https://twitter.com/Yfielding/status/806478370888384512

What followed was lots of people attacking this random person, being nasty and so on.
But thing took a nasty turn when she took a "sneaky pic" and published it online.
I have edited the lads face to protect his identity. Yvette did NOT edit it, instead wanting to humiliate the lad.

Even Yvette's husband Karl Beattie joined in the bullying, by quoting her tweet and sharing with his 26,000 followers the following.

Now the problems began when someone pointed out that this young man might have some kind of disability, or have some kind of special needs. A lot of people were offended that Yvette and Karl would use their celebrity as a way to humiliate and bully an innocent young man on Twitter to their combined 77,000 followers.

Of course after it was brought up that this lad might have some kind of disability, Yvette quickly deleted the photo, but then also went into defensive mode, and even tried to play the victim herself!

Karl even live streamed himself on Periscope attacking people for daring to suggest that Yvette or himself had done anything wrong.

You can watch that video at https://www.periscope.tv/w/1RDGloAanXmKL
I have also made a copy of the video below incase he decides to delete the Periscope video

Karl also posted the following Tweet, again trying to deflect from the fact his wife abused an innocent young lad on Twitter and tried to humiliate him.

Since this all kicked off yesterday a debate has been raging as to whether or not what Yvette did was ok or not. Would it be ok to humiliate and bully an innocent young lad on twitter if he is not disabled? Or is it only wrong if he is disabled or has some kind of special needs.

Is the young lad disabled or does he have special needs? I honestly do not know. But let us look at the facts.
A woman in the public eye, who has over 50,000 followers on Twitter decided to take a secret photo of an innocent young man, in a spa, she then published that photo, along with other abusive tweets with the sole intention of humiliating and bullying him.

At best this was Yvette abusing, humiliating and bullying a young lad, at worse this was the kind of discrimination that has landed certain people in a lot of hot water, I am reminded of the recent case of a model " Dani Mathers" taking a "sneaky pic" of a 70 year old woman in a changing room “with the intent to invade the privacy of that other person”  Dani Mathers is now having to go to trial and could face 6 months in prison and a fine.


Clearly what Yvette did is not as bad as taking a photo of a naked 70 year old woman to body shame her, but Yvette did take a photo of a teenager, with the sole purpose of humiliating and shaming him. And by taking the photo she did invade his privacy, especially if the spa they were in is a private members spa, then there is an assumption of privacy. Her photo could very well have broken the law. And I have been told that police have been informed and are investigating, although I doubt anything will come of it, unless the boy and his family were to complain, but I doubt they are even aware of what Yvette did.

Also Bannatyne Group (Owners of the Spa) are now investigating to see if their own privacy rules were broken. Best they could do is ban Yvette and Karl from all Bannatyne businesses!

Regardless of whether or not he has special needs, what she did was wrong, and instead of apologising for getting things really wrong, she is now playing the victim, getting lots of sympathy from her followers who now claim that Yvette is the one being bullied! Yes the irony there is amazing.

Lets hope that these nasty comments by Yvette and Karl come back to haunt them! (Yes I did just say that)

So what do you think? Leave your comments below.

30 November 2016

Was Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live a Success or a Failure?

After last year's Most Haunted Live (which you can see HERE) was surrounded by yet more claims of fraud and generally bad publicity all round for UKTV, this year UKTV decided to relegate Most Haunted to a pre recorded online only stream for one night, and replace it with a brand new shiny show called Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live, this was their main test for a replacement show since clearly Most Haunted is not the ratings pull it once was.

First they decided to bring in UK Haunted, a Ghost Hunting group with a dubious track record, but generally quite well regarded by gullible children and middle aged housewives. And then throw in some Z List "celebs", and see what happened.

Unfortunately the very first night the show got exposed for faking, and after that the show never quite got going, just really poor production, boring celebs, and a lack of interest from people which was clear to see on social media.

But all that matters is the ratings as we all know, so was the 5 night spectacular a worthy replacement of Most Haunted Live, or a big pile of stinking horse manure? Lets take a look at the ratings on UKTV Owned channel W.

Night 1 - Thursday 27th Oct - 209,000 Viewers (add another 50,000 for W+1 only for this night)
Night 2 - Friday 28th Oct - 206,000 Viewers
Night 3 - Saturday 29th Oct - 192,000 Viewers
Night 4 - Sunday 30th Oct - 183,000 Viewers
Night 5 - Monday 31st Oct - 131,000 Viewers

Note: W has a +1 channel, only Thursdays episode shows as in the top 10, adding an extra 50k viewers, all other nights dont even make the top 10 meaning the 1 Hour later airing got less than 10k viewers.

Just take a close look at the final night, that was HALLOWEEN night!! And it got the lowest amount of views. And to put it in perspective Masterchef Australia, got more viewers than Celebrity Haunted Hotel on every night it aired in the 7pm or 8pm slot.

Speaking to my contact at UKTV I asked what the producers of the show had said behind closed doors, regarding their hopes for the show, its future and those involved, they expected that the show would grow in viewers each night, that was the hope, but they actually LOST viewers from episode to episode!

Regarding the main celeb hosts, no surprises there, you always know what you are getting with someone like Christine Lampard, so the Producers were happy with her, but what about the UK Haunted crew members, did any of them impress the producers? Well only Emily Exley and Alex Duggan made a good impression, and UKTV might be interested in using them again, but for the rest, here is what I was told.

Miki York, was too wooden and not a natural in front of the camera.
Jolene Lockwood, an ego out of control, with tickets on herself, they really did not like her.
Barri Ghai, he made such a small impact that people kept forgetting his name, and often when mentioned to staff, they would reply with "who?" The funny thing is he could be brought back on to TV not because they like him, but purely by accident when looking for someone who works in the field, and his name comes up.
Alex Gibbs (The fake medium), they referred to her as the "TOWIE wannabe", so that is the impression they have of her.

So there you have it. 
Celebrity Haunted Hotel was a complete disaster from start to finish. Terrible ratings suggest it wont be brought back any time soon. Although UKHaunted don't care, since they have put their prices up for "Ghost Hunts" and proudly boast the "as seen on TV" banner on their advertisements, but the truth is, they got their big chance to replace Most Haunted, and failed miserably.

So the question remains, will Most Haunted be given another chance to do a Live show? The regular show is incredibly cheap for UKTV to purchase, roughly £5000 per episode! Yep that is all UKTV have to pay for it and yes it costs MORE Than that for Antix to make too!

How about they commission a "Skeptics Do Halloween Live" for next year. here is my pitch, we get a bunch of the top UK skeptics, and try to scare them. Could be fun!

20 November 2016

Another Fake Psychic - Exposing the "Hollywood Medium Tyler Henry" (PART 2)

Another look at the latest medium getting some popularity in the US!

Make sure to check out The Chamber Boys

Another Fake Psychic - "Hollywood Medium" Tyler Henry Takes Advantage of Tragedy (PART 1)

Tyler Henry, the Hollywood Medium is fake, like any medium. But what he does is disgusting.

Make sure to check out The Chamber Boys

28 October 2016

Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live Exposed - Caught Faking on Day 1

Not that anyone cares, but Most Haunted was replaced this year by UKTV due to the "rope incident" from last year and the bad press they got, well they replaced it with Celebrity Haunted Hotel, with various "celebrities" and the idiots from UKHaunted would be the "Crew"

Well the show has been universally panned on social media for how awful it is, but whats worse is that on the very first night the show was caught cheating.

If you spot anything dodgy on the show, feel free to let us know by leaving a comment under this article, please include links to screengrabs of videos, you can also Tweet us @TheBadPsych 

Here are some videos

Video Backups incase the above get removed



14 October 2016

Celebrity Haunted Hotel Crew leaked

If you already follow us on Twitter @TheBadPsychthen you will already know who will be running the investigations on Celebrity Haunted Hotel on UKTV channel W. I wont spoil which celebrities will be on, as that will actually be a nice surprise for some people, but the Most Haunted wannabes, I have no problem spoiling!

The question now is, "Who is the Celebrity Haunted Hotel Mole?"


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.

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

Naked waving his arms about (NSFW)

Touching a man and moving the chair he is sitting on

Removing his shirt and swinging it around to create a breeze of body odour!

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.

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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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

Naked waving his arms about (NSFW)

Touching a man and moving the chair he is sitting on

Removing his shirt and swinging it around to create a breeze of body odour!

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.


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