13 August 2017

A Warning about Deborah Davies Psychic Medium aka Deborah Jane Higgins (McDonald/Davies)

UPDATE: 14/08/2017
Just a small update, since we published this article Deborah Jane Higgins changed her social media name in an effort to throw people off and so that this article would not be linked to her in google searches.

This article was originally published in September 2014, and the information contained will refer to her under the name she was using then.

I republish this article due to the fact she has been getting some media attention and that people need to be aware of the truth about her and her claims, as well as her history.



The following article was sent to me, the author wishes to remain anonymous due to the aggressive nature of the psychic being talked about, as such you can direct all your abuse to me on Twitter @JonDonnis Please enjoy my little disclaimer below, as we all know how much these psychics like to use Disclaimers!

The following article is the opinion of the author and may not correspond with the opinions of BadPsychics.com

This article is for Entertainment purposes only, and/or for scientific experimentation



I have pondered long and hard about whether I should write this article, and come to the conclusion that it is in the public interest that I do so. There are two reasons for this.

Firstly because I think there is a chance that vulnerable and grieving people might be ripped off.

And secondly because of something which happened last year that I found extremely disturbing (this is detailed at the end of this article - under the section entitled Madeleine McCann Claims).

I therefore ask all readers to carefully consider the evidence that I provide here, do more research as they see fit, and then make up their own minds about this person.

Background of Ms Higgins
Sometime last year, I happened to come across a Facebook page called “Deborah Higgins Become a Fan!!” It is run by a self-proclaimed psychic/medium by the name of Deborah Jane Higgins, who is also known as Deborah Jane McDonald (her maiden name) or Deborah Jane Davies (as a result of her second marriage). Although I hadn’t heard of her before, I was astounded to see what a huge following she has. It has since swelled to over 140,000 Facebook “likes”. That's almost double that of Sally Morgan and around four times as many as Derek Acorah. 

As far as I can ascertain, Ms Higgins has managed to gather a huge number of fans even though she has not appeared regularly on TV, nor does she perform shows. According to my research, she simply ran a beauty salon in Stockport - which may have since changed hands or been dissolved since the official website given on the Facebook page no longer seems to work. If it has been dissolved, then it wouldn't be the first of Ms Higgins' businesses to bite the dust.

Funnily enough, I also came across this article which publicised her (failed) slimming business. No mention at all of her having psychic powers, even though Ms Higgins claims in one of her YouTube videos to have heard voices since she was young.

One also wonders, if she was really psychic, why she didn't see the failure of her previous business(es) coming.

Analysis of Ms Higgins' Psychic Ability and Claims
But I digress. Returning to the subject of her Facebook page, I personally wasn't too impressed or convinced by some of her readings. Take a look at the following examples below:

Note how she simply asked for someone called Emma Louise whose grandfather was called Albert.

1. Isn't it funny how the spirits are never able to say what their surnames are?
2. Isn't it even more strange that the spirit actually got his relationship to his descendant wrong (great grandfather instead of grandfather)?
3. What's particularly interesting, though, if you look on the right, is just how many people called Emma Louise this statement could have applied to! Theoretically, all she had to do was pick one of them!

Or how about this reading:

Again this is very vague, and the spirit isn’t even able to say for definite who he is – leaving the customer to supply the relationship. The name “Rose” is very common, and the letter “E” could be just about anything. This smacks strongly of cold reading, a technique which stage magicians or mentalists often use to convince the audience that they know more about them than they really do.

And then, we have this very strange reading:

So let’s get this right. With her previous messages, Ms Higgins wasn’t even able to convey the exact full names of the people who had passed, yet here she has a spirit message from a dead dog?! I wonder what Marley had to say; “Woof! Woof! Woof!”?

These were not the only assertions by Ms Higgins that some have found questionable. On her official website Ghost Antics (which has since been redesigned, but the info is still available here via The Wayback Machine), she made the rather grandiose claim that her mother was also a psychic/medium who had been responsible for locating one of the bodies of the Moors Murder victims, as well as working on the Ripper case.

This was later challenged by others - and simply met with personal attacks:

We will return to the subject of Madeleine McCann later in this article. But I personally also find it highly unlikely that Ms Higgins' mother really managed to locate one of the Moors Murder victims’ bodies. I apologise in advance for linking to this video - as it is extremely graphic and distressing - but it also backs up what the challenger to Ms Higgins' claim said.

As for the Ripper, again I don't personally see how a psychic/medium could possibly have helped in cracking that case. According to this link, it actually took over five years to apprehend Peter Sutcliffe. He had been interviewed by the police on at least one occasion – before they finally caught him red-handed with a prostitute in a car which had been fitted with false number plates. The investigation had been hampered in part because of a number of hoax messages sent to the police by Wearside Jack.

Allegations about Ms Higgins ripping customers off
Nevertheless, whether or not you choose to believe that Ms Higgins is psychic, there are other things that she has been accused of. I came in contact with a group of former admin from Ms Higgins’ page (see their Facebook group here) who claimed that there were several clients who paid Ms Higgins for readings that they never got. Or found that the readings they did get from Ms Higgins were duplicates. Apparently, when the clients tried to make enquiries via Facebook, they were blocked. According to the ex-admin, Ms Higgins left them to deal with the unhappy customers - while she went off on holiday. The ex-admin then allegedly decided that enough was enough and "outed" her on the Facebook page.

This version of events was also detailed on a now-defunct website, a copy of which can still be seen here, c/o the Wayback Machine.

Now, in the interests of fairness, I have to say that Ms Higgins and her supporters claim that her Facebook page had been hacked. However, since the people who allegedly "outed" her were actually ex-admin that she herself had appointed, I'm inclined to think that "hacked" is inaccurate. Again, please note that despite claiming to be psychic, Ms Higgins apparently didn't foresee the problems with her admin team. There were also accusations from her side that this was part of a huge hate campaign because ex-admin were jealous and wanted to make money from doing psychic readings themselves. I honestly do not know if the ex-admin had ulterior motives, but let me assure the readers that if this does eventually prove to be the case, then I shall add this info to this article in due course.

Nonetheless, there were one or two points on which Ms Higgins and/or her supporters have (perhaps unwittingly) agreed with the ex-admin's story.

Firstly, on the subject of duplicate readings, I came across a number of people claiming that Ms Higgins had given them readings which mentioned Peter André. I'm not sure in what context, but take a look at this (written by two different people):

And then Ms Higgins gave this interesting response:

So, it seems to me that Ms Higgins has effectively admitted giving duplicate readings and blamed this on the other people picking the same cards. I will leave the readers to decide for themselves how likely it is that two people picked the same cards. I will only say that there are generally 78 tarot cards in total in each average pack. Thus, the odds of two people picking the same cards are less than the chances of a person matching the lottery numbers drawn each week. And the chances of winning the lottery are, incidentally......................................................1 in 14,000 000.

Then I noticed this:

So here Ms Higgins' supporters are admitting that she was behind with her readings - yet she still went on holiday! Not something a professional would do - but again, make what you will of that.

Madeleine McCann Claims
And finally, we come to why I decided to write this blog entry. In August 2013, I was made aware of a series of disturbing posts on Ms Higgins' page. She has since deleted them - but fortunately, I was able to obtain screenshots - along with a statement on psychics from the official spokesman for Kate and Gerry McCann (taken from Jon Ronson's excellent article here):

I think most of us must be aware of the tragic case of Madeleine McCann who has been missing since 2007. One thing I detest about self-proclaimed psychics is when they interject themselves into missing person cases and divert the investigation with misinformation - costing precious time and resources (see Sylvia Browne’s involvement with the Shawn Hornbeck case as one example of this). Note too that according to the McCann’s spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, the investigators look into anything demonstrably checkable - which would mean approx. 100-150 psychic leads in Madeleine's case. All of which, logically, must have been a waste of time because poor Madeleine is still missing. Make of that what you wish. I personally consider it to be evil!

But see here that Ms Higgins claimed she knows everything, that Madeleine is still alive and seems to be blaming the police for not taking her seriously when she tried to contact them two years ago.

It is very odd that Ms Higgins claimed the police were not taking her seriously, given that she had indicated on her own website that she has successfully worked with the police in the past on missing person cases:

But then again, I have found that Ms Higgins isn't always consistent in her claims. PLEASE take a look at this post (on the left) she apparently made about Madeleine McCann on 15 January 2013 and just see if you can spot the differences!!

I really have no words for this. I just leave you to draw your own conclusions

Still, for a brief while at least, Ms Higgins did actually do herself a disservice where her fans were concerned. I'll leave the last word with them - before their comments were removed, that is:

9 August 2017

Pretend TV psychic Paula Barstow aka Lillyanne and her ridiculous haunted doll

Do you remember pretend psychic Paula Barstow aka Lillyanne? We reported on her getting caught giving multiple people the exact same reading a while back. Check that out here

Anyway she is back, and this time she is going along with this new craze of filming a haunted doll, and letting the gullible idiots watching report on things that happen. Usually its an orb that is seen, or a cobweb or something just moving in the air around the doll. Well during her video something amazing happened. The doll that was sat perfectly happy on a chair, suddenly decides to fall on the floor!

On 8th of August 2017, Lillyann posted the video with the headline.

The video in question can be found at this direct facebook link, so you can download it and check it out yourself. The time frame is roughly 42 Minutes and 50 Seconds in to start watching from.

Now usually such nonsense would not even warrant a comment from me. As clearly any such videos of things happening with haunted dolls can be explained away with such ease that a child could debunk it. The only reason I am talking about it today is purely due to the fact you can clearly see the wire in the shot that is apparently pulling the doll to fall.

Now in her defence Lillyann has claimed that it is not wire, and that it is just a hair of some kind.

Well I have created a GIF, sped it up a bit so you can see the doll fall. Unfortunately you always lose a bit of quality on these, but you can make out the wire in the bottom left of the image. Also don't just take my word. Click on the link I gave previously and watch the original recording.

Here is a still shot in the best resolution I can muster. Click on the image to open it larger if you need too.

As you can see there is quite clearly something attached to the hand of the doll, that pulls it.

Again let me stress this very clearly, I encourage you to go watch the original video, go to the time frame I mentioned, open the video full screen on your device, and watch the event unfold. Now ask yourself what is more likely?

The doll is haunted, and moved and fell completely of its own accord, and that there just happens to be a random hair that just happened to be connected to the arm of the doll and that it led off camera.

Or the doll was pulled using the wire/hair.

Using a long piece of hair is the easiest way to fake such an event, as they are almost impossible to see. 


If you believe this to be a real haunted doll, then please leave a comment, I would love to hear people defend this.

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2 August 2017

The Return of The Jon Donnis Show Podcast

Now when I say "return" lets be honest here, I knocked up 3 short podcasts about 7 years ago, using 2 snippets of me taken from the old BadCast podcast, and an interview I had on an Irish radio station. But I was bored a few days back, and wanted to get some info out so I thought I would shove it on the Jon Donnis Show Podcast feed. Well I broke an exclusive on the first one, that being that Derek Acorah was 100% definitely going into the Celebrity Big Brother house. I say "exclusive" despite the fact various tabloids had said he was going in, and that is because I knew that I was telling the truth, whereas the tabloids say Derek's name every year, I had insider knowledge that it would happen, in fact I knew about it back in April but promised not to reveal it, in part because contracts were still being talked about etc.

Anyway after I released that and the millions of people had listened to it (millions in the Zimbabwe currency value model), I watched Derek go in the house, and heard someone in the crowd shout "Mary Loves Dick" and this made me want to record another podcast just to talk about that, so that is exactly what I did.

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31 July 2017

UPDATED: The husband of Colin Fry and his outrage at Psychics using Colin Fry's name after his death

There has been an updated to this article, please scroll to the bottom to read - Admin 01/08/17

It was recently brought to my attention that there are a number of self proclaimed psychic mediums around the world who are claiming that Colin Fry is their new spirit guide. Yes I know, it is ridiculous, but these "mediums" have seen an opportunity to promote themselves and their career by using the name of a more famous medium, who died a couple of years ago. And guess what, I have a problem with that.

I actually knew Colin Fry, and I spoke to him regularly, and although we clearly had huge differences, Colin did respect me, and even once told his own fans to stop abusing me, as they were sending me all sorts of threats etc, Colin publicly stated that I was the only skeptic in the world that he was happy to talk to.

Now before he died I spoke with him in depth, and I asked him many questions, one was if after he died he could haunt me. He told me no. I also asked him if he would ever speak through any mediums after he had crossed over. He said that if he did it would only be through someone he was very close with, and only if his husband Mikey was the person there, he also shared his fears that he knew that after his death that his name would be used by fraudulent mediums as a way to self promote, and that sadly there was nothing he could do to stop it.

Well here we are a few years later, and exactly what he predicted has come true! (Damn how did he know?)

So I am here to call out specifically two people, and also anyone else who has made this claim.
First is a medium called Christine Snowdon

She claimed in an issue of "Spirit & Destiny Magazine" that Colin's death was a turning point in her career and that he was now her spirit guide.

I decided to speak to the one person who knew Colin Fry better than anyone, that being his husband, Mikey Fry. I asked him straight how he felt when he heard of Colin's name being used in this way by Christine Snowdon, he told me...

"First of all shame on Spirit & Destiny Magazine for allowing this claim to be published without any proof, or even consulting me Christine Snowdon is just a wannabe,using a dead man as a way to self promote and get her name out there, she is a leech. I am incredibly offended and I am looking into the legalities of the claim, and I will take action if it is possible to do so"

I think that is pretty clear.

The next self proclaimed psychic medium that I have heard making the exact same claim, that Colin Fry is their spirit guide is a medium by the name of  Tara Coyle

Tara Coyle for those who have never heard of her (and I expect that is most of you) is your classic "hanger on", in more recent times she has desperately stuck to Derek Acorah, and managed to get on tour with him. But one look at her facebook page, and you see lots of photos of her with Colin Fry. So if you believe in the idea of a spirit guide (however ridiculous that may be) perhaps she has a stronger claim. So I put it to Colin's husband Mikey, and asked him if he had heard of Tara Coyle making this claim.

He told me...

"I heard that Tara Coyle had made the claim that Colin Fry was her spirit guide during a seminar in Ireland, I do not believe her for a moment. I am disgusted by her claim, and my only interest now is to expose her. I want to make this very very clear Colin Fry is NOT a spirit guide of  Tara Coyle, or any other medium for that matter.

Both Tara Coyle and Christine Snowdon are using my late partner to perpetuate their lie and fraud and I intend to expose these parasites fully to the public for this so that they will no longer profit from Colin's name. 

I personally have no interest in financial gain from any of this, I just want them to stop using my Colin for their careers, it is not want I want as his husband, and it damn sure is not what he would want either.

I might end up losing some friends over this, but people claiming Colin is their spirit guide is just wrong, I have had enough of this, and am going to take action. 

This feels like a desecration of Colin, a violation of his soul and my memories of him, I just want it to stop...."

That was the end of my conversation with Mikey, clearly his loss is still affecting him greatly.

So where does that leave us. Well I have to be fair to everyone. We have two separate people making claims, that Colin Fry is their spirit guide, so I challenge both Tara Coyle and Christine Snowdon to prove it. If Colin Fry is really their spirit guide, then it is really easy, during my conversations with Colin before his death, we spoke about a member of my family, someone who had been deceased. No one outside of myself and Colin know who this conversation was about. So I challenge Tara Coyle and Christine Snowdon to tell me who this family member was. If you are telling the truth, then it should be easy, if you are lying, well you will stay silent.

Mikey Fry is calling you both liars, and I am calling you both liars. Prove you are telling the truth and I will delete this article, and replace it with a full page article promoting you. I think that sounds fair.

Are you a fake? Are you a fraud? Lets find out the truth.

I look forward to hearing from you both, I am easy to find, just click on the Contact page on this site for details.

By Jon Donis

22nd July 2017
After reading this article Tara Coyle contacted Mikey Fry directly and offered a full apology. She has claimed that this was a misunderstanding and that she only referred to Colin "in a third party light" as a friend, and that she does not claim that he is her spirit guide and she is very sorry for any confusion that may have occured.

Since we have no footage of her making the claim that Colin was her spirit guide, I am prepared to take this apology at face value, and accept her explanation that this was a misunderstanding. Tara has agreed not to talk about Colin Fry in her shows, and not to use his name as part of her act.

If you have heard Tara make the claim that Colin was her spirit guide please let me know, and if you hear her using Colin as part of her act also please let me know.

A message from BadPsychics to Tara Coyle. It is our opinion that you do NOT communicate with the dead, and that you never have, what you do is an act, an act we can and will expose. And as long as you continue to make claims that you can communicate with the dead, and then take money from vulnerable, grieving people, then you will remain a person of interest for us.

01st August 2017
After publishing the previous 22/07/17 update, we were contacted by numerous people who claimed that Tara Coyle had indeed claimed that Colin Fry was her spirit guide at a charity event in Keady and the TMAC centre in late June early July. So it seems that the original claims that were made against her have more weight now. With that said she has agree not to use Colin's name going forward and has already apologised to Mikey, however because she seemingly lied, I know that Mikey is very upset, and he is looking into his options.

It really does seem that these fake mediums really do have no depths they wont sink to try and convince a gullible and vulnerable audience that they are legit. Unluckily for them BadPsychics is always watching.

23 June 2017

14 June 2017

Review: Most Haunted Series 5 (or 19) Episode 10 (Standon Hall in Staffordshire Part 3) - REALLY to air Friday 16th June 10pm

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
That was the first day of God's creation.
On the second day, God created the sky.
On the third day, God created the land, the oceans and all the plants.
On the fourth day, God created the sun, moon and stars.

Hang on a second, 3 days passed and then God created the sun, well how could 3 days pass without the sun? A day is defined as one rotation of the Earth in relation to the Sun!
Can someone have a word with God please and tell him he messed up please!

Right then we are back for the 3rd part of an incredible 3 part special of Most Haunted at Standon Hall in Staffordshire. Lets quickly recap the first two parts. We revealed that there was no history of hauntings at Standon Hall at all before it was purchased by an entertainments company for the soul purpose of running it as a tourist attraction for ghost hunting groups. Part 1 we exposed using Most Haunted's own footage how Karl clearly swiped a knife which was then thrown a minute later. See here.
Next up the 2nd part, and we exposed yet again how Karl swiped a knife, and then threw it at himself in from arms length. We then also totally exposed a 100% faked scene in which a sideboard door closed by itself OFF CAMERA, and how they edited 18 seconds out of the footage. See here and here    

So 2 episodes of their big 3 part special and each episode has shown a moment of blatant fakery that we have exposed. Not only that but some of their own biggest fans have started to question Karl on his own facebook page.

Now heads up I asked if anyone spotted anything in the 3rd part for me to look out for and I've been told there is nothing too blatant, just more running about like headless chickens, but I will try my best to make it entertaining, if only for myself.

So lets open up Karl's secret draw, put on our rubber gloves, and pull out his favourite blart sock, and peer inside for this weeks official blurb.

"Ghostly goings-on with Yvette Fielding. In the final part of the team's scariest search to date, something in Standon Hall lets the team know they have outstayed their welcome."

As the show starts I want I want to remind everyone, this show is clearly advertised "for entertainment purposes only". OFCOM themselves have designated that this show is NOT a serious paranormal investigation, and that it should not be taken as such and that it is entertainment only. In other words this show is officially a spoof show. It is based on a 1992 BBC show called Ghostwatch, please google it if you have never heard of it.

First thing is the replays from the previous episode, and we get the hilarious shot of Karl throwing a knife at himself, and accidentally flinching BEFORE it hits him, we then get the wheelchair moving on its own and totally not pushed by Fred who quickly ran and hid elsewhere while Karl pointlesses checked in every direction except the one the wheelchair was pushed from.

I recently got "told" on Twitter by a MH fan that you can tell it is real, as none of them are actors.
Just for clarification. Yvette Fielding is a trained actress, and before her Blue Peter days she even had a starring role in a show called Seaview.

They start off from where they finished off the last episode, with Yvette pointing out to camera that Glen is showing off for someone, she then winks to the camera, and sucks her finger in a seductive manner.

Karl has Fred stomp about so that the ghost can replicate the stomps in the afterlife.
All very scientific stuff this is.

You know someone pointed out something to me which I would like everyone who reads this to try.
Watch Most Haunted while wearing headphones. Apparently the main audio in the show that is picked up from the cameras is very close together and almost mono. Meaning that you hear the same thing pretty much through your left and right ears. But certain things like growls etc come through in full stereo. The theory being that these are added in after the show in the edit room. If you spot any blatant example of this please do let me know.

Here is Karl standing in the least manly way anyone has ever stood.

As they walk up the stairs, the camera is facing to the floor, and OFF CAMERA a sound is heard, and something has been thrown.

So less than 4 minutes in and a fork grill thing has been thrown OFF CAMERA.
Karl is now acting the big man and challenging the ghosts to throw something at him.
Keep in mind that earlier in the night Karl wants us to believe that a ghost threw a knife at him (That left no damage whatsoever). That has all been forgotten now and he is asking for the ghosts to throw something else at him.

Suddenly another bang, and a teacup has been thrown OFF CAMERA and smashed. As for who threw it, it wasn't Fred, and it wasn't the cameraman, the only other person there was Karl who was OFF CAMERA.

Are you seeing a trend yet?

Back to Yvette and Glen, and notice the light on the ceiling! Clearly not dark at all.

Nearly ten minutes in and I am already bored. Too much walking back and forth, nothing ever caught on camera, no effort at all being made here.

Another bang, Karl is OFF CAMERA, despite the the cameraman trying to claim he was in front of him, a simple backwards toss by Karl as he walks past the cameraman here. Again all OFF CAMERA.

Fred then claims to see something coming up the stairs, a "Big black mass". They then leg it in the opposite direction.

The three of them are now running about aimlessly in some poor attempt at a Benny Hill skit.

Karl stops and now is contemplating his life choices. Did you know that Karl once claimed that he turned down a part in the Tom Cruise blockbuster movie "The Last Samurai" because he had to film Most Haunted. Just consider that for a moment, Karl claims he was offered a part in a movie that took $500 Million in the box office. A film starring one of the biggest names in Hollywood, and he turned it down so he could film Most Haunted.

In other news I was offered a part in the film Avatar, but you know I had to write a Most Haunted review so just couldn't make time to do it, but honestly I was offered the part. I have no proof of course, so you will just have to take my word on that one.

Ok back to MH and no sign of the lovely Rose Hillan yet. Clearly she is determined to stay off screen.

It is the highlight of Glens day as Yvette is touching him on his hand. Just imagine the raging boner Glen has at this point. Lets just hope he doesn't have to stand up for a while.

Back with Karl and Fred, and a noise is heard OFF CAMERA, something has been thrown.

Part of a walking frame I think is what was thrown, and the white bit of plastic above, looks like a condom! No joke, Karl kicks it and it is a condom. In completely unrelated news Yvette and Glen were in this area earlier, I wonder if they saw anything?

They keep walking around, another bang, OFF CAMERA.

They go into a room. Karl claims to have seen a reflection in a window. Nothing is caught on camera surprise surprise.

Back with Yvette and Glen and they speed up the footage of them holding hands on the table and the table is shown to move very slowly. They speed up the footage by 500%. Now the fact that people are touching the table would explain 100% why the table is moving. Think of it like when you put your feet up on a table or a stool or something, and every ten minutes you have to pull it closer to you because without realising you have pushed it. This is what happened here.

Well that or Glen's throbbing erection has been pressing on the table and that moved it!

Karl walks into a spider web, and you get his first genuine reaction of the series this year.

Suddenly another noise, and something has been thrown OFF CAMERA!
Notice how whatever is thrown is always thrown in the opposite way to the way the cameraman (Greg/Darren??) is filming.

They find what has been thrown and it is a tile, and here is the first slightly dodgy moment.
The cameraman moves the tile with his foot into the middle of the corridor.

Notice the bit from the walking frame to the left of the shot.
Karl then says "Is there anything up there?" and gets the cameraman to film the ceiling.
When the shot comes back down to the floor we get this shot.

Notice what's missing while the camera was pointing upwards? Yes the walking frame thing. Maybe it is behind Karls foot I hear you scream. Well no here is a shot as Karl walks off the shot.

Glen's condom from earlier can still be seen to the right of Freds foot, but where is the other bit? It is almost as if someone picked it up while the cameraman was told to film the ceiling. I wonder if this shot and the earlier shot of the the walking frame bit being thrown were filmed in the opposite order?

Embarrassingly we then get the return of a Most Haunted classic, that of the orb!

Even Yvette uses the word "dust" when talking about the orb.
Glen starts to check his recordings for EVPs and we cross back to Fred and Karl.

A wheelchair has moved OFF CAMERA.

Then there is a noise and something has been thrown behind the cameramans head and OFF CAMERA. For the first time though it really could not have been Karl or Fred as they were in shot. Whatever was thrown they don't seem at all interested in and just decide to leave which came across as really strange, as the noise it made was quite substantial. So I put my headphones back on and rewatched the scene. And that noise is not part of the original scene, it has been added after, it ends too abruptly.

The time for this is 22 minutes exactly, go to the UKTV website, and check for yourseves, put your headphones in, and listen to the noise that whatever was supposedly thrown makes.

In my opinion this is 100% a post production edit, Please do as I did, listen to it through headphones and let me know your opinion.

Anyway, everyone on the team is now back together, and it is time for more Benny Hill running about nonsense. There was a funny moment when Yvette replies to Karl after he says he saw someone, with "What? You mean a real person?"

As if that is the most unlikely thing she has ever heard.

For your information I am now cutting my toe nails. A Wheelchair has turned itself around OFF CAMERA.

They show a reply of people running past the wheelchair as it was facing the other way, the problem is anyone BEHIND the cameraman could simply have grabbed it and spun it around as everyone else was running and not looking, or filming it.

Bizarrely Karl encourages them all to split up again and sends Greg and Yvette off together.

Good to see I am not the only one getting bored with all of this.

Yvette thinks she can see something. (The camera is not showing anything)
She quickly runs to Glen and and wraps her arms around him tenderly, Glen seizing his opportunity grabs Yvettes arm and holds it firmly to his own body. His heart beating strongly, his blood rushing through every vein in his body. EVERY VEIN. He lets out a slight whimper and a slight wet noise can faintly be heard.

Yvette insists she saw a man, as they go to investigate a wheelchair has been moved. OFF CAMERA

The irony is, that as Yvette describes the ghost she saw, she is describing Karl perfectly. She even admits she thought it was Karl at first.

We then get mutiple replays of the scene despite the fact it doesn't show anything other than Yvette putting her acting classes to good use.

Karl and Fred split off and are upto their old tricks. An old Bird cage is tipped up OFF CAMERA.

Back with Yvette and Glen, they are casually chatting, then there is a noise, and a wheel chair has been pushed again in the distance (OFF CAMERA)

Yvette then calls Karl on the walkie, who then suspiciously comes walking from the corridor just past where the wheelchair was pushed. So clearly he pushed it, ran back up the corridor and then waited for the call to come back down. So obvious.

Yvette then proudly states that it is one of the most active haunted locations they have ever investigated. I wonder if they have any money invested in the hall itself? Remember we know it has absolutely no history of being haunted before an entertainment company purchased it. Seems like something Karl and Yvette would invest in don't you think? And the fact they have done a 3 parter here, and then with Yvette making such claims?

Karl starts talking about the place and states that everything has been happening around them and that nothing has actually been thrown at them. Erm Karl, did you forget the knife? These people are so dumb they cant even remember to repeat their own lies.

And with that the episode draws to a close.

Another waste of a couple of hours of my life.

This really was a poor episode, and no sign of Rose, so I have to give this a 0/10

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9 June 2017

Is this proof that Most Haunted faked paranormal activity? Series 19 Episode 9 (Standon Hall in Staffordshire Part 2)

I was contacted by one of our excellent BadPsychics readers who spotted something in Episode 9 of Most Haunted at Standon Hall that I missed in my review.

During the episode that airs on REALLY at 10pm June 9th, about half way through the episode Karl is apparently doing some filming on his own, he filmed a wheelchair moving on its own, and then a door on a sideboard unit apparently closing on its own.

Now it is the sideboard we want to pay attention to, first up I want you to go watch the footage, direct on the UKTV website then I encourage you to fast forward to exactly 24 minutes and 35 seconds. And watch the scene play out. See anything funny here?

Karl has placed his camcorder on a tripod, giving it a fixed location, and any time something happens when a camera is in a fixed location, you can assume something dodgy has gone on, remember the video overlay effect on episode 2 to fake the ghost? Well there is an edit here that is almost impossible to detect. Karl moves the camera to the left and just as the sideboard goes out of view, the recording is stopped, the door on the sideboard is closed, and Karl quickly returns to the camera and starts recording again, moves the camera back to the right and the door now appears to be closed as if by unseen forces. Now Karl would need to be quick in this edit due to things like shadows changing position, weather changing, a cloud etc, so he had to do it quick. Now of course the believers out there will be shouting "No Jon that's a lie, it was really a ghost, Karl never lies, we trust him 100%"

First up remember Karl lied about being a real life Samurai before Most Haunted became a thing and he got called out by experts in the field, so lying is not beyond him, hell in the same episode as this he bounces a knife off his own face!

Well how do I know there is an edit in the recording, well Karl made one mistake, he didn't notice that there is a clock on the wall above the sideboard. You didn't notice it either did you? Go on be quick, go check the footage again, and concentrate on the second hand. Not the hour hand or the minute hand, but the faint second hand that counts the seconds. Now what do you see?

Watch it again, count in your head from just before the camera starts to move as you can see it clearly from when it is static, as there is a slight blur when the camera starts to move.

When the camera first starts to move the clock shows 1:30:17
When the camera moves back to the sideboard the clock shows 1:30:46

I know my screenshots are not perfect so I really do encourage you to go to the UKTV website and look for yourself.

That is 29 seconds difference. Yet if you count in your head, or even get a timer out, only 11 seconds pass. And if my maths are correct that means that 18 seconds are missing. Now as you are sat there reading this thinking I am a maniac, just stop what you are doing, and count to 18 out loud. Now ask yourself, is that enough time for Karl to press one button on the camera to pause recording while it is in a static position, walk over to the door, close it, then walk back to the camera, start recording again and then finish the scene?
I would say it is plenty of time. And as for the noise of the door slamming, that is easily added in later.

As far as I am concerned this is conclusive proof of Most Haunted and specifically Karl Beattie faking paranormal activity, and he is exposed by his own poor quality of work.

Again don't just take my word for it, go to the UKTV website and watch for yourself, am I wrong?

100% credit for spotting this goes to my new favourite BadPsychics reader
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7 June 2017

Review: Most Haunted Series 5 (or 19) Episode 9 (Standon Hall in Staffordshire Part 2) - REALLY to air Friday 9th June 10pm

What if I am wrong? What if I have always been wrong? What if there really are ghosts and all along I have just been denying it, desperately ignoring all of the evidence just so I didn't have to admit I was wrong? What if there really is an invisible flying Loch Ness Monster humming the theme tune to The A Team while flying past my window? What if there really are midget aliens living on Mars who smoke cigars in the shape of trumpets? What if I was wrong about all these things? What if Yvette Fielding really is a nice lady, and has always been 100% faithful to Karl Beattie? What if Monkeys can really speak in perfect English but only do it when no humans are about? What if? To some these ideas seem ridiculous. But some people do believe. Do you?

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, People of all ages, genders and particulars. We are back once again for our world famous review of Most Haunted! Yes we have no lives, we are sad pathetic people who sit in our mothers basements watching a show we hate just to complain about it. Yay us and our trollish ways!

First up time to empty Karl's filthy scum ridden blart sock and have a look at his dirty blurbage.

"Spooky scripted series with Yvette Fielding and her Scooby gang. The team continue their mammoth investigation of Standon Hall. Yvette has some harsh words for Karl when he follows the script exactly, and performs a prepared stunt with a knife (again) and takes a completely 'not' dangerous risk."

By now you will have hopefully read our article exposing last weeks episode whereby we showed that Karl and only Karl gimmicked the whole knife throwing incident, if you have not seen that, quickly go to HERE  and read it.

Now surely he wont try the same trick in this episode would he? Not when his own production footage caught him out and exposed him! No, no way he would be that stupid. (Clue. He does exactly that because he is that stupid!)

Last week we had a brief 3 second introduction to the lovely Rose Hillan, that was by far the highlight of the show, will we see her again, I hope so.

We start of this weeks episode with a short montage of everything that happened last week. Including the ridiculous nonsense with the knife that no one fell for.

Since this is a part two, we get no proper intro or walk about, as we are straight back into the investigation with Yvette talking about how concerned she was with the knife being thrown by Karl onto some ladders that have feelings. Think of the children people! Think of the baby ladders who will have to go the rest of their lives without the parent ladders! Think of the conversation when mommy ladder marries another ladder, and the child looks up to his new daddy and says
"You are not my real ladder, you are just my step ladder"

As Glen looks lovingly towards Yvette, Yvette shows her alligiance to the "Vaterland" (Fatherland)

I was recently asked on the BadPsychics forum if Most Haunted really use night vision, or if it is a filter like I state. Well here is a shot of Karl with his camera, notice the big powerful light on the top, and also the lack of shadows on his face from the lights pointed at him. By the looks of this, it is a simple black and white filter being used, and the area is very well lit.

Seems like they will just carry on with noises and shadows which is a shame, as usually you can fast forward through the first half of the episode to get to the nonsense. Now I have to pay attention to all of it.

Karl is at the back again and hears another "clatter", as usual OFF CAMERA (are you starting to see a trend with this show yet? Everything happens off camera! How would the ghosts know where every camera is and how to avoid ever being caught on them?

Now during this episode the camera caught Glen showing something to Yvette on his laptop, but it couldn't quite be made out, so I did some "CSI Shit" and I found the unedited picture he was showing her. Click on the image above to bring up a bigger version and you can see for yourself what Yvette was looking at.

Karl is now back down in the kitchen, and we get our first shot of the knife rack that became so interesting in last weeks episode, I have put a time code underneath so we can keep track of what is and what is not on the rack. This time code is direct off the UKTV website, so it is 5 Minutes and 53 Seconds out of a total of 45 minutes for the episode, just so you can double check yourself as I know you naughty believers always think I am upto something.

Notice how the knife that was thrown yesterday is no longer on the rack. 7 Knives on the rack.

They hear a noise. Fred seems all to quick to say a knife is thrown, but we don't see any knife, Karl claims he caught it all on camera, and Fred seems quite surprised by this.

We are constantly cutting between Yvette and her stooges and Karl and Fred, which really does make it hard to keep track of a realtime timeline.

Karl points the camera at himself and Fred who are stood at the door, of course another noise is heard, but because we can't see more than Fred and Karl's upper bodies, both their hands are out of shot, however it does look to me like Fred is the culprit here, just from his movement. But I could be mistaken. Have a look yourself, at the 7 minute 50 second mark, Fred's movements match perfectly to him throwing something underarm, and then the noise of something landing and making the noise. Ask yourself if these people were honest, why not set up a single cheapo camcorder on a table the other side of the room, to film them at the door?

Another noise is heard, of course not on camera, and they leave the area pretending to be scared.

They rejoin Yvette and the others. They talk about things for a while, nothing happens, Karl insists he wants to go split up again, Fred quickly states he will go with Karl.

Karl and Fred go back to the Kitchen. And they find a knife.

Yes that is the same knife as the one from the previous episode. But also if you scroll back up this page a bit, you will notice this knife was NOT in the rack earlier from before anything was thrown. So in my opinion either Karl or Fred (Most likely Fred) has swiped this knife, and pocketed and threw it.

Karl picks the knife up and adds it back to the rack. So the previous photo of the rack at 5 minutes in showed 7 knives, now with Karl replacing this one, it shows 8. Just want you all to keep track.

We cut back to Yvette and gang.

Glen has gone in a mood and is now refusing to take part, such a big baby, and all because Yvette wouldn't touch his mini Glen.

Yvette starts talking to the ghosts.

We cut back to Karl and Fred, and guess what, something is missing!

I've zoomed in on the knives, count them. Now quickly scroll up and compare to the previous photo from before we cut to Yvette. Yes a knife is missing, the one second from the right has gone, in less than a minute of TV time, but including an edit away from Karl and Fred to Yvette and then back again, a knife has disappeared.

Now don't you think it would have been smart to set up one separate camera pointed at those knives constantly? Afterall if you are scared of knives being thrown by the ghosts, and you are claiming that twice a big knife has been thrown, and come from the same location, wouldn't it be smart if you were trying to find evidence of paranormal activity that perhaps you might want to film there? So from experience we know that every time a knife goes missing, it usually gets thrown minutes later. I do wonder how they are going to do this, as clearly it needs to be more than just a knife being thrown on the floor off camera, they done that twice now, and first time Karl threw it, second time Fred threw it, they need to do something big!

We cut pointlessly back to Yvette and gang.

Glen has picked himself up and has stopped being a big moody bear.

Yvette starts whistling a really annoying tune.

Back to Karl and Fred, as they prepare for the big stunt.

Karl is clearly holding th camera with his left hand, and Fred is stood to Karls left too.
Karl's right arm is being held in a strangely high position. I wonder why?

Karl prepares himself by turning his head to the left and then boom!

Using his right arm he throw the missing knife at himself in as safe a manner as he can, sideways.

He then bizarrely holds the top of his head even though it hit him in the face, and still manages to hold the camera facing him pretty still. Now lets just say you got hit in the face by a knife that you did not expect, would you hold onto the camera and without issue manage to keep filming yourself perfectly?

Despite the knife clearly hitting him in the side of his face, he is still holding the top of his head! This is pretty funny stuff.

Now the give away that he is throwing it at himself is that he closes his eyes BEFORE it hits him, unfortunately it is almost impossible not to flinch when you are throwing something at yourself, as you cant help but prepare for impact.

Here is a GIF that shows him clearly close his eyes before the hit and prepare himself.

Is that blatant enough for you? Don't believe me, go to 17m10s on the UKTV offical airing of the episode, freeze frame it yourself, and tell me am I lying?

Ask yourself why his right hand was so high before the stunt, when clearly he didn't need it to hold the camera. Ask yourself why the camera never pointed away from his face despite the fact he claims a ghost threw a knife at him.

They find the knife on the floor, and of course it is the one that is missing from the rack that I pointed out earlier. Guessing he wasn't brave enough to hit himself with the big knife from the previous episode, so went for this lighter knife.

Karl comes back to Yvette and the others, and then has a barny. I wonder here if Yvette's anger is legit here, not because she believes for one second that Karl was really hit by a knife thrown by a ghost, but that he is throwing a knife at himself, after all accidents can happen. Even with a well rehearsed stunt like this.

Also worth noting that Fred and Karl are both laughing at this. Just stop for a moment and put yourself in the position they are claiming that Karl was put in. A ghost throws a knife at your head, and just a minute later you are laughing and joking cause you are being told off by your wife. If this was real, the whole shoot would have been shut down instantly. No arguments, no messing about, everything would be shut down. You would get everyone to leave the building. And you would go through the footage with a fine tooth comb, hoping to have caught something on camera that you could analyse. But no. They go back to Yvette, laugh and joke about, and carry on with the investigation.

This is a TV show, TV shows have strict health and safety rules. If a knife had been thrown by an unseen force for real, the show would have ended right there and then, and an internal investigation conducted.

Good news. GORT is back! So far this season he has been a complete waste of time and money! So they leave him roaming the building as they leave for the night.

Sweet baby Jesus we are only just about half way through the episode. Shoot me now please!

We are back in daylight and in colour and Yvette starts a walk through that is usually reserved for the beginning of an episode.

Next up is a hilarious moment whereby Karl is filming a corridor for no reason whatsoever, and a wheelchair suspiciously rolls into view.

Now as Karl goes to investigate, he films EVERYWHERE except the wheel chair itself, giving ample time for whoever gimmicked it time to move out of the way. Now either it was pushed and the person left through a door to the right side (Option 1.) or it was pulled with some fishing wire by someone hidden off to the left (Option 2.). Now if it is Option 2, when Karl investigates ahead they could easily escape back down the corridor where he came from. Or it was GORT (Option 3.)

Either way this was a blatant set up, and a ghost 100% did not push a wheelchair conveniently into shot while Karl was filming a corridor for no reason as at all.

Karl eventually returns to the Wheelchair, and finally has it fully in view, he asks the ghosts to move it again and can you guess what happens next? Absolutely nothing.

Karl keeps filming this time at the opposite end of the room.

First the before shot.

And then the ghost waits patiently for Karl to move the camera away from the scene and the moment he is not covering the desk, the door closes on it.

Karl investigates and pretends to not know what happened.
We get 5 replays of the door closing OFF CAMERA!

Fast forward a few hours and Karl and Yvette are outside in the dark, claiming to have seen a figure in the distance. (OFF CAMERA) Karl sees it again and goes off on a chase.

They go back into a building and start searching. Of course they find nothing, and nothing is caught on camera.

We do however get a brief shot of the lovely Rose.

Wish she would move the camera so we could see her pretty face!

Right something interesting happens at exactly 29m 15s. It is hard to make out, but you can hear a very faint whisper that is one of the crew, sounds like "right just see"??? Not sure, but as soon as he says it, Yvette then claims to hear something and runs off back across the area. Almost like a prompt for them to do the next bit. I'd love someone with better sound system to record this and see what they say.

Karl then notices another wheelchair in a different position to where he left it. Of course despite having a static camera filming there earlier, he moved it so did not catch any footage of the wheelchair moving, another crew member admits that they walked through the area with Fred earlier, but that they didn't move it.

We are getting more pointless running about as Karl and Yvette keep claiming to see someone, of course NEVER on camera. All this running about reminds me of Benny Hill! Anyone fancy making a montage and adding the Benny Hill music?

At least this running about is a nice change from the usual boring investigations.

Finally we get to see a bit of the lovely Rose. Although she is hiding behind Glen, so guessing she has no interest in appearing on the show, which is a shame.

Yvette is calling out to the ghosties, they are ignoring her as usual.
Strangely not had any knocking or tapping this episode.

They carry on with the investigation, and notice how they don't have the filter on now. This is usually how bright it is when they are investigating, no lights in the room are on, just the lights on the cameras, so you can get a good idea with this shot how bright it is during an average investigation.

The lovely Rose Hillan again makes it into shot! Good for her. Easily the best thing to happen to Most Haunted since the lovely Mel Crump.

All this running about and fannying around has wasted a good 15 minutes of the episode, which is good, as now just about 8 minutes left.

Karl is now investigating some lights being turned on. Again off camera. So they are now looking in and out of some rooms.

Karl points down a corridor and says to the cameraman there is someone there and to run after him, we get some running about and suddenly a bang, and when they go into a room a vase has been smashed on the floor. OFF CAMERA!

They keep searching rooms, the idea being that because there is no one in them, it MUST have been a ghost that threw the vase, or made other noises and so on. This way of thinking is ridiculous.

Here is a theory for you all, perhaps GORT is behind all of this, GORT hit the wheelchair and made it move then he scarpered off in the opposite direction. GORT hit the table with the vase on, knocking it on the floor. GORT knocking into doors etc would explain all the noises they have heard. A shadow from GORT showing against a wall and moving could make you think you have seen someone.

And because GORT is supposedly self controlled, he was left to roam about. Just a thought, although lets say you wanted to use GORT to fake some things, what better way than someone to sit way off camera with the remote control and get him to do things, he is small enough that you can drive him off under a chair or something to hide after an event. And because the way they run about looking for things they always make out they are looking for a person or a ghost, no one thinks to look for a small remote controlled car with a GoPro strapped to his roof!

They even now cut to GORT, and have him driving about, so we know he is present and ready to be used.

As the episode comes to a close, as Glen is walking ahead Yvette comes close to the camera and says
"Glen is being very brave, I think he is showing off"

I wonder who he could possibly be showing off for or who he is trying to impress?

We are told that even more horrors will come next week, and the end credits roll and we are done.

So what did I think of the episode, well a lot did happen, they clearly put some effort into the stunts this week, even if they were all pretty easy to debunk. Throwing the knife against his own face was probably the highlight, that was quite funny.

And due to the fact we saw the lovely Rose on camera a few times and even heard her speak that pushes up my score for the episode to a lofty 4/10 I cant give the episode any higher since there is no Watson AGAIN, Stuart is no where to be seen, and I can only imagine if he had been present what better stunts he could have been involved with. And we got GORT too, if only in brief segments.

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