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. "