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. "




7 comments:

  1. Evidence, what a beautiful thing.
    Good evidence, even better.
    Witnesses, even first-hand witnesses, can easily be wrong, mistaking something they saw or heard.
    Official documents can be faked, history has shown how easily so.
    Second-hand corroboration, can seem so helpful and strengthening to an outrageous claim and if they survive good investigation, they are still only second-hand.
    Revealing footage of the incident of the claim, that is priceless to a serious investigation.
    Thanks for this post, Jon. Again you have provided bullet-proof proof of a psychic scam.
    Thought of writing a book or starring in a show which lays bare all of these facts?

    All the best,
    Woody

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    1. I heard that Mannion did comment on this using the old "Colin Fry Move" of saying he must have been possessed by a mischievious spirit!

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  2. Possessed by a mischievious spirit.
    That's a good one, isn't it?

    Woody

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    1. Yep its the classic excuse when you get caught cheating

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  3. He promised on his Facebook page that he'd issue a statement but when he was lambasted he took that down and deleted people's comments and blocked them.

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    1. Anyone get a screengrab of that?
      Has he said anything else?

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  4. He's managed to delete everyour single comment, negative or curious, relating to the videos. People are banned for asking questions, though I'm not really surprised by his actions!
    Met him a good 8 years ago, maybe longer ago than that, at a mystic arts fair and later on a ghost hunt where he refused to demonstrate his mediumship unless the room was in total darkness. We couldn't get it to be completely blacked out so he had to rethink his seance. Surely enough, within minutes, the table was lifting from where Gary was sat. Then the other side lifted. I sat and watched him lift the table and press down on it to make the other side lift. After he left the room and we were tidying up, we tested to see if it was as easy to do as it looks and sure enough, it was. Many guests on the ghost hunt thathe night weren't sold on him either whigh wasn't surprising!

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