27 June 2015

A Quick Look At "Psychic Medium" Matthew James

In the past week self proclaimed Psychic Medium Matthew James has taken a bit of offence at me daring to question his claims. But my favourite claim he has made has to be this one.

Of course has has been asked to provide some evidence of these peer reviewed tests he has come through with flying colours, so far no response, and I doubt we will get one.

I will say I wasn't sure if I would give this guy any publicity on the site, since he is clearly very very deluded, and I wont give any links to his websites for that very reason.

I would however advise people to avoid him, I have taken a look at some of his readings on Youtube, and they are terrible, we are talking full on blatant cold reading. If you really want to give this guy your money, then you are a fool, and deserve to be conned, since he is so terrible.

I am sure he will now act the victim, since I have named him on BadPsychics, but the only true victims here Matthew James, are the people you have taken advantage of, the vunerable grieving people you have taken money from to pretend to communicate with their lost loved ones.

Hold you head in shame Matthew James, for you are a bad person, a greedy person, you have been called out, and you run like the coward you are. We are watching you, Your website is full of breaches of the law, and we will be going to the ASA to report you. And a time will come when one of our investigators will come to one of your "shows", and we will report you to Trading Standards, and we will have you prosecuted under the Consumer Protection Laws. It is only a matter of time.

You cant bully us, you don't scare us.

And if anyone has a complaint about Matthew James, then feel free to leave it in the comments, so that other people can see what he is like.

25 June 2015

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: Most Haunted S02E07 (Wentworth Wood House Part 2)

I am back yet again for another world exclusive review, recap and spoilers for Most Haunted.
First thing up, let me double check this really is part 2 of the Wentworth Wood House episode, and yes I can confirm it is definitely part 2.

Here is the blurb.

Thursday 16th July, 10pm
Season 02 Episode 07/10. Wentworth Wood House Part 2

Really’s terrifying series continues and this week the Most Haunted team is back at Wentworth Woodhouse, for the second part of their investigation of the property. With the buildings covering a full three acres, the team has its work cut out, as it attempts to find out what is lurking in the dark corners. They encountered the unexpected in their exploration of upstairs in the mysterious and frightening building, begging the question as to what it will find tonight. With all these experiences fresh in their minds, the group sets off with trepidation down the subterranean tunnels beneath the house.

We start off with a quick recap from the truly terrible and boring part 1, and they make out as if it was teh worlds greatest episode! I am guessing they don't bother to watch this crap back.

Anyway I would like to start off with a little congratulations, after wondering what had happened to Leah Walton, I tweeted her and she told me she is currently expecting a baby, which is why she only appeared on the first 3 episodes. She also told me she appreciates the support we have given her.

I wonder if Yvette secretly had Leah impregnated so she would have an excuse to have her removed from the show? #Conspiracy!

Blimey there is a long recap of the previous episode, not saying they are struggling to fill the 46 minutes, but come on!

Eventually we get straight back into the action and Stuart and Karl are down in the depths of the building. Of course some things start getting thrown off camera straight away, Stuart thinks the ghost kids have followed them down there!

If I was a ghost child, I would be playing on my new ghost Xbox!

Stuart is the worst actor, his lines are so forced, Karl is much better at his role, to be fair to him. Again not a single camera just put on a tripod aimed at them, so we can see they are not cheating.

Stuart then decides that they are lost, and doesn't know where he is going, bit like his entire life really. He even claims he is starting to freeze up due to shock. Lots of running about aimlessly, shouting, and generaly sillyness that the idiot fans will lap up I am sure. Again they are trying to pretend its dark, yet quite clearly there are security lights dotted about as well as the bright light on Stuarts high end camera.

Glen, Eammon and Greg are off investigating some area, Glen is smirking.

Yvette goes to join Stuart and Karl, we get a lot of pointing now for a good few minutes.

Yvette points at some twigs on a wall!

Glen smirks

Stuart climbs a ladder!

We next up get a good few minutes of "something thrown, noise, Yvette screams, washe rinse and repeat. NEVER caught on camera.

Eammon and Glen are just stood about looking at a laptop, hopefully they have got some porn on there at least, but don't tell Ruth! Especially if she is in the porno!

We have to hear pretty much every cast member say "this is something like out of a horror film", once fair enough, but everyone has to say it. The only thing like a horror film in an episode of Most Haunted, is the close ups of Yvettes face!

Quite interesting how absolutely nothing is happening near Glen, Eammon and Greg! Yet by Stuart and Karl light bulbs are being thrown, there are noises, and all manner of poltergeist activity!

22 minutes in, and we get a brief break from the monotony. Yvette splits the groups up again and sends them to different locations.

Stuart is getting bored so decides to have a game of peek-a-boo with Hipster guy

Glen looks so bored, that even his smirking game is poor today. Although his hands are in his pockets which is a good sign he is enjoying himself in some aspects.

Yvette calls out "Are there any spirit people here who wants to talk to us?"

Luckily I had my own EVP machine set up, and I can reveal that as she says that a spirit person replied "No, piss off you bunch of absolute morons"

I bet Eammon picked that up too, but will probably get cut from the final edit.

Imagine how disappointing ghosties are, they make all this effort to haunt, and instead of getting serious credible scientists come to speak to them, they get a failed actress/tv presenter, a fake samurai, a bald cameraman, and a hipster. If I was a ghost at a place they investigated, I would chuck things at them as well, and damn sure make sure they never caught any clear evidence of me!

Stuart then turns to Karl as asks. Where is the "Skeptic"

Actual screengrab of Stuart!

I can imagine air quotes were used a lot when casting the "professionals" on this show.

Yvette to Karl 'We need an "Expert" in EVPs'
You get the idea.

With 31 minutes gone, not a great deal has happened, other than Yvette screaming a bit, Karl and Stuart getting lost and throwing some things about. Glen smirked. And Eammon has stood about and looked at porn on his laptop.

Stuart and Yvette are alone together in the wine cellar, Van McCoys The Hustle starts to play in the background, as Stuart starts to gyrate his hips, and thrusts his pelvis towards Yvette. Having not had any action in years, Yvette starts to feel moist. She slowly but seductively moves towards Stuart, with one hand she unzips her coat, the other hand she holds up, and then sucks on her finger. We then cut away to Karl, who has heard a noise.

Back to Stuart and Yvette and things have cooled down, although Yvette still has her huge black dildo in her hand.

Poor Stuart, no wonder he lost all his hair!
Another bang just off camera, screams from Yvette, you would definitely think by now they would come up with some new gimmicks or something, it is so tedious, when it is the same thing over and over again.

Damn these last 5 minutes of the episode are dragging, they are dragging more than Karls testicles on the floor after he gets out of the shower!

There is part of me that wishes Sky would give Antix the rights back to the original Most Haunted format, just so they could get a fake medium on to liven things up!

We then finally get something caught on camera, as a stone/piece of wood or something is thrown at Yvette, of course we don't see where it came from, and no way to know if there was anyone there, Realistically if something was genuinely thrown by a ghost, you would go film where it came from instantly, but not if you are part of the Most Haunted team, if you are part of the MH team you must remember to keep filming your own face, or the floor where the stone landed.

Stuart thanks Greg, sorry I mean the spirit for throwing the piece of wood at them. So pathetic.

Finally the investigation is over, we get the usual replays, and the episode ends, I have also noticed that they have stopped completely having any end segment with the skeptic, guess they didn't want to end with any kind of logical opinion.

Oh well, another truly awful episode.

Please stop watching this rubbish.

By Jon Donnis

23 June 2015

Why freelance writers do my head in

Every week I will get an email from a freelance writer, usually the spin is that they want to write an article for my site, and will pay for it to be published, in return they get to post a single link to some website that they are trying to promote. In general I have no problem with this kind of sponsored article, the online newspapers are full of them, and it is a legitimate way for a website to make some money.

These emails are often mass emails, with just the odd name changes to fit the person they are emailing.

Now I always want to make money, but I also know that to write for a SKEPTICAL website such as this is not easy, I also know that these freelance writers will have no idea how to write an article that is based in the paranormal genre, and from a skeptical viewpoint.

They always claim they can, but when I tell them to go ahead, they always disappear never to be heard from again.

This week I had one of these very email requests, and it made me laugh, so I thought I would share it with you all. I have removed and edited some details for reasons of privacy. Names and email address etc, the body of the emails are unedited apart from the last one for obvious reasons.

Emails from Albert are in black BOLD writing, my replies are in BOLD Blue writing


From: Albert
To: BadPsychics
Sent: Monday, 22 June 2015, 12:42
Subject: Editorial Contribution

Hi Jon,
I’m Albert ####### and I am writing because I’d like to offer you an original piece of content for your site badpsychics.com
I know you have written about psychic readings, tarot card reading a few times before, and it tends to provoke a positive response in your audience. If you are interested in having a guest contribution, I would write another post on the same subject, expanding on what you said and perhaps providing a different perspective. Just so we are clear; I would be writing this piece just for you and your site. This is not some article I have had lying around looking for a home. Naturally, I would also promote the article to my readers, so you’d get a decent boost in traffic once it went live.
If that topic does not interest you, I could just as easily write about something else. For example:
1.  The History of Tarot Card Reading
2.  Spiritual World vs Physical World- What's in store for you (and how to find out through a psychic)
3.  Lottery, Life and Luck!
Thoughts? Shoot me an email and we can discuss it further or figure out the next steps.
Thanks for your time,

On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 5:48 PM, Jonno Donnis  wrote:

I get emails like yours all the time and in 100% of cases the offer is never followed through.
So please have a go, I charge £50 for a placed article as obviously you want to advertise something.

My site is skeptical/science based. (This is the bit that really screws people over when they realise how hard it is too write in this fashion)

So yeah have a go, if I approve I will place it on the site after receiving payment.

I suspect however that I will never hear from you again!



From: Albert 
To: Jonno Donnis 
Sent: Monday, 22 June 2015, 15:48
Subject: Re: Editorial Contribution

Hi Jon,

Why you suspect so?I am interested and I am capable to provide you the articles according to your requirements and guidelines. 

Would you like to work with us?



On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM, Jonno Donnis  wrote:
Ok great
Send me an original article, and if I like it I will happily publish it on my site.
My only points are, it must be written from an unbiased, critical thinking perspective, and must not in any way promote the psychic industry or mediumship.



From: Albert 
To: Jonno Donnis 
Sent: Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 11:15
Subject: Re: Editorial Contribution

Hi Jon,

Can I include this link: http://####

And Can we please negotiate?



Lol, you see, this is the problem with people like you, you send out your bullshit mass emails after doing a quick google for sites, and you never bothered to even read my site or understand it.

NO YOU CAN NOT include a link to a god damn FAKE bogus psychic website!

How thick are you really?

I actually know Derek Acorah, and his wife Gwen.
I am going to forward this to them as I am sure they will have a good laugh at whoever they are paying to employ knobheads like you.

Go away and never contact me again you disgusting little cretin



Now this was my final reply, and yes I was a little rude, but I have to deal with idiots like this every day.

As you will see I removed the link in his final email, that is because it goes to one of Derek Acorahs personal online psychic readings websites!

Yes the freelance writer approached me (the first man in the world to expose Derek Acorah as a fraud) in the hope he could pay me to publish an article that would in the end link to a psychic website!

So word of warning to any fellow webmasters, watch out for idiots like this, always ask what site they want to promote first of all.

For the record I have NEVER as far as I can recall ever published a freelance written article for money on this site. I HAVE had ads, videos etc on the side bar or wherever that are clearly marked as ads in the past, and now i have a single page called SPONSORS that you can go visit as I wanted to keep ads off the main site and give people freedom to support the site if they wanted too as opposed to forcing ads down peoples throats.

Anyway, hope you enjoyed this brief piece that I decided to share with you.

Jon Donnis

22 June 2015

EXCLUSIVE REVIEW: Most Haunted S02E06 (Wentworth Wood House Part 1)

After the clusterf*ck that was my Episode 5 review, I was so close to just deleting everything Most Haunted related from the site, but alas here I am once again sat in front of the computer, watching this decaying horse corpse nonsense people like to call Most Haunted.

Seriously this is the absolute lowest form of entertainment. Just think about it for a moment, it is a pretend investigation into something that doesn't exist in the first place. At least Pro Wrestling is pretending to be an actual thing, and you have to have charisma, athleticism and a good body to be a star. Most Haunted is copying something that isn't real in the first place, and we are idiots for watching it! And what's worse than that, it is not even entertaining, the only entertaining person ever on the show was Derek Acorah, and even the so called Skeptics on the show were all being directed by Karl Beattie. Anyway the official blurb is below.

Thursday 9th July, 10pm
S2E6/10. Wentworth Wood House Part 1
Really’s terrifying series continues with Yvette Fielding and the team heading to Wentworth Woodhouse, the largest privately owned house in Great Britain. The paranormal activity is said to range from reports of a headless ghost on the stairs, to the echoes of children laughing and whispering, and even an operatic singing voice being heard. Yvette has a strange feeling they're being followed while Karl and Stuart experience something like never before.

Right, let me just double check this isn't me watching episode 4 again? Nope, it is definitely episode 6 due to air in the UK on 9th July. How sad is it that it took me 20 minutes to realise I had already seen it, just goes to show how repetitive and tedious Most Haunted is.

I really hope Leah Walton is back, after going missing, I can only think the worst for her.

As always skip the first 5 minutes unless you get off on nonsense waffle about and old building, purely designed to precondition the view into believing the rubbish you will see later on.

Do watch out for this guy, who for his entire interview does not blink once! Seriously, his eyes are like that all the time, claims he has seen ghosties and so on, I think it's a different kind of spirit he has been looking at.

We get the early interview with the King of Smirks, The Smirkster, Mr Smirktacular himself Glen Hunt. I have to admit early on I didn't like him, he was being advertised as the resident Skeptic, when in reality he is just some crappy local radio DJ desperate to get on TV, HOWEVER his smirking skills have kind of won me over. We are talking 24/7/365 for this guy.

I heard a rumour that he got fired from his previous job as a funeral director, I guess there comes a time when smirking in public really isn't acceptable. While talking to Yvette he asks a good question regarding the "headless" ghost that walks the halls of Wentworth Wood House, he asks why a headless man would walk down stairs. Yvette does her best to answer, but fact is if ghosts were real, (they are not), a headless one has no reason to walk down stairs. I've always wondered how it is that ghosts can walk on the floor, make footstep noises, yet cant move a physical object on command in a controlled setting! Perhaps the answer is that GHOSTS DO NOT EXIST YOU PATHETIC STUPID CHILD!

Anyway more Glen, Yvette and Mr Moneybags Fred Batt are wondering about, this is the part where Fred gets his contracted few minutes to promote himself and talk a load of crap. Surely Fred realises that Karl and Yvette are only using him for his money. Maybe he does understand that but justifies it by getting himself on TV?

Stuart checks the floor for signs of ghost termites
Anyway the cameras have their little green filters added, Yvette pretends that it is now dark. A shiny bald head of Stuart is now with them. No sign of Leah at all, so guessing she is done with the show, She managed a mighty 3 episodes! Poor girl!

21 minutes in and we get our first ridiculous scream from Yvette after she hears her own sweaty fart and thinks it was a ghost. With all her layers on, that smell will surely escape after a few minutes.

Yvette starts to talk to the ghosts that do not exist, I hope she tells them to make a noise with their voice. Still the dumbest thing anyone has ever said.

24 minutes in and I am now officially bored shitless, although as Yvette starts singing out in the hope that the ghosts will reply to her, it kinda looked like Stuart had entered her.

Nothing much is happening, Karl keeps trying to claim the ghosts are making knocking noise, while suspiciously moving his leg up and down!

Glen is really wishing he had worn a coat, and that brings us to this weeks COATWATCH! As you can see from the above image, we have the idiot hipster in some weird coat, Yvette in her classic Fart Capturer coat, and Fred in his Tweed moneybags coat.

Not sure if it is cause he is so cold, or he just likes to play with himself, but Glen Hunt constantly has his hands in his pockets.

There is a quite funny sequence of events whereby Karl and Stuart are in a room, and doors keep slamming shut whenever the camera is not pointing at them, and the doors have no handles, and are now locked and they cant get out! Just imagine the idiots at home lapping this all up. Remember folks, health and safety rules TV! That's another way you know it is all faked.

I have to say this is a rather poor episode. 36 minutes in and other than a couple of doors closing, nothing has happened. The lack of Leah Walton is glaring once again, But we all know Yvette has to be centre of attention, and since everyone liked Leah, it was only a matter of time before she had to go.

That awkward moment when it is supposed to be 
pitch black & they show Stuart filming with his light on

Yvette offers the ghost child some sweets in a rather disturbing way, Jimmy Saville must be wanting his gimmick back.

With us reaching the end of the episode, some small piece of concrete or something is thrown, OFF CAMERA of course. Glen is smirking.

Eammon is back with his laptop and other electronic nonsense. I am sure I could hear Ruth spinning in her grave.

Another thing is thrown, this time I would guess it was the hipster who is joining in on the silly-ness.

Karl Beattie tries out a new pose

Glen tries out a new type of Smirk

And with that we get some "next time on Most Haunted" clips, which make you wonder why none of that wasn't included on this episode.

Overall a terrible terrible episode. Only Glen Hunt and his perpetual smirking kept me interested.

Until next time. Sleep tight, because you have no reason not to, as THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS AS GHOSTS!!

By Jon Donnis