30 March 2017

Review: Ghost Adventures - Season 14, Episode 1 March 25, 2017 Stone Lion Inn

If you haven't seen this episode yet, you can through Amazon, click the link below.
Stone Lion Inn

With Ghost Adventures having thoroughly replaced Most Haunted as the worlds number 1 "Paranormal Investigation" type TV series, I thought I would give it another chance, and since I got sent an episode from the little known "Ghost Adventures Mole" who is definitely 100% NOT Zak Bagans (No relation to Bilbo I am told), I thought I would check it out. Now I should also let it be known I am not and have never been a fan of the show, I do not follow it, I do not know the characters and crew. And I only know the name Zak Bagans because h̶i̶s̶ ̶n̶a̶m̶e̶ ̶w̶a̶s̶ ̶w̶r̶i̶t̶t̶e̶n̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶t̶u̶r̶n̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶u̶n̶d̶e̶l̶i̶v̶e̶r̶e̶d̶ ̶s̶t̶i̶c̶k̶e̶r̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶c̶k̶ ̶o̶f̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶j̶i̶f̶f̶y̶ I googled the show to see who was the main person.

The only other thing I recall about this show is Robert Bess, inventor of the Parabot Containment Chamber, got caught blatantly cheating on a Halloween special in 2009. You can google that if you like.

There may be some comparisons made by me during this review, with Most Haunted. I wonder if Zak and his Scooby Gang have an equivalent of Watson or GORT?

So with that said lets check out the official blurb.

Season 14, Episode 1 Stone Lion Inn
The crew investigate the Stone Lion Inn in Guthrie, Okla., where it is said the owner performs satanic rituals in the local cemetery. Later, Zak attempts to uncover the truth about what happened to the famous outlaw Elmer McCurdy after his death.

Firstly much like Most Haunted, this show is 100% a spoof. It is written, acted and performed. It is NOT in any way a legitimate investigation. But we will treat it as if it is real, as I know a lot of fans of the show really do think it is real despite the fact that ghosts do not exist which in turns makes this entire show pointless.

We are told that this location runs murder mystery tours, so instantly you have to be suspicious of the motives of the owners of this place for inviting the GA team to investigate. They rely on tourism, so what better way to boost that than to pretend the place is haunted.

We start off by being introduced to this lovely lady.

Becky Luker is her name! Also the Travel Channel ad for "Booze Traveler" is nothing to do with her, and in no way am I insinuating that the only spirits she has ever seen are Jack Daniels and Jim Bean.

A quick google of her name and she has done hundreds of interviews claiming she believes in ghosts, her Inn is haunted and so on.

The GA crew ask her if they are a part of her Murder Mysteries tour, and she says NO! And that nothing has been set up. She admits that she has been accused of performing Satanic rituals, but not that she has actually done them. My first thoughts are that this is a huge PR stunt by Becky, she has all the facials down, she looks and acts in a spooky manner and so on.

Worth noting the really high production value of this show. Much much higher than Most Haunted.

We learn about Elmer McCurdy and how she has based her mysteries on him. He sounds like a fascinating character. And I would advise anyone to go read about him.

It is revealed that Becky Luker off camera said that after her death she has arranged to be buried next to the body of Elmer McCurdy in an adjacent plot. What a lovely thing to make public.

Zak now tells us that Becky's "activities" in the cemetery may have inadvertently raised the spirit of Elmer.

We next hear from Michelle Smith

She talks about the scary things she has seen and heard, yet she still happily sleeps in this incredibly spooky room, and has not left her job. Hmmm.

Also bizarrely someone who I assume is Zak is dressed like this while talking to her.

I have no idea why he is dressed like this, it doesn't look cold, as Michelle is dressed in just a thin shirt, so not sure why he has the woolly hat on. I have no idea why he has a face mask on, unless he is really a Japanese woman on the Tokyo subway.

We hear a few more stories, and Zak does his best spooky voice in the narration and talks about "Scrying" a thoroughly debunked practice.

We then have a bizarre conversation between Zak and Becky whereby Becky reveals how many people she has killed over the years. And then follows it up with "as part of the murder mystery" Zak does play along, and acts scared, which is quite funny. Zak is like-able if a strange character.

Zak convinces Michelle to stay in a room on her own and conduct an EVP session on her own.

One quite annoying thing about this show is the constant sound effects and musical score going on. It makes viewer participation completely pointless. Sometimes shows can over produce, and take the viewer out of the moment, Ghost Adventures is very guilty of this.

We then cut away to a short interview with Grant Aguirre who is Becky's oldest son. They talk about Michelle, I wonder if she is gonna get blamed for the whole scam?

We are now back with Zak and Michelle and they are examining the EVP recordings. They have got something. They play the recording, and there is some cursing, she denies that she said said it. Zak accuses her and she looks incredibly guilty.

Luckily they have video of her in the room, they play it and amazingly it is not her saying the curse words! Cue dramatic music.......

Zak exclaims he is 99.9% sure that it is a spirit voice.

But hang on a second, the swearing is NOT picked up by the audio on the video footage, only by the digital recorder. The video footage seemingly shows that Michelle does not say the swear words, but it also shows that the swear words were not audible to the video camera.

So there are two possibilities here.
1. Michelle swore under her breath without moving her mouth, which is exactly what you would do if you were faking an EVP and knew you were being filmed. This would also make sense in that the camera filming her would not pick it up since she is speaking directly above the digital recorder.

2. The other possibility is that the swear words were added after the event through the digital software they were using on the laptop to analyse it.

So the conclusion we can gather from all of this is something I have been saying for years and years and years. EVPs are evidentially worthless, since they can be so easily faked.

Now if the video footage had picked up the swearing too, then it would be more interesting since physically we have something to look at that would in part back up her claim of not saying it, as well as the evidence of the swearing itself. And yes even then that could easily be faked too, but what I am saying is that it would overall be a more impressive thing to release as "evidence"

But instead we are left with Zak saying he has caught a spirit voice, when the truth is, he has caught nothing that has any real value at all.

Not to mention the fact when she was first asked if it was her, she looked so guilty like she had been caught out, and when they said they had video footage of her, she looked very panicked and not at all confident she was telling the truth.

It is worth saying that at least this show is giving me something to examine, to think about. It is not just idiots throwing stones about, and ridiculous screaming and so on. I am sure that happens on Ghost Adventures, but in this particular episode I am more impressed by the entertainment factor, and the effort made to make everything look good. Yes scientifically GA is completely inept, and they have no idea what real evidence should be.

They decide to go out side and do some experiments by the grave of Elmer.

It is a bit windy, they have some various pieces of equipment which they claim will help Elmer travel to the Stone Inn. They talk to Elmer, and using fancy equipment are getting no response at first. Some thing called a Puck ITC is used and they start getting answers back to their questions. This all stinks and the equipment they are using looks like the usual crap you buy from ghost hunting websites. Completely pointless exercise which is only fooling the kind of idiot fans who think these shows are real.

They turn on a "Spirit Box"

It is basically just a radio scanner and a speaker. What that has to do with spirits I have no idea. As usual people have taken technology that already exists, stuck the word "spirit" in the title, and then sell it to the kind of idiots you can only find on ghost hunting forums. Cathy I am looking at you here.

Nothing they provide in this portion of the show impresses me. It is 100% theatre, pre planned, pre written skits. Very poor.

Nothing they give I would class as real evidence. Just entertainment for the cameras and viewers at home. It would be a rather boring episode if they just sat outside in a tent and nothing happened.

But for Zak to say they have "irrefutable proof that we have made contact with Elmer McCurdy" is a joke. I refute everything they say and show, as it is NOT scientific, they are using ridiculous unproven equipment.

Even Most Haunted never use language like that, instead they will say that its the best evidence they have ever seen, but they never say they have irrefutable proof.

Back in the house and they have footage of a door opening a bit by itself. Looks to me like it has been gimmicked, possibly with some wire or string.

Zak is now in bed with his woolly hat on! Asking the ghosties to touch his toes.
The whole thing is getting a bit silly now, and not in a good way.

And the music effects in the background are so distracting too.

We get some more noises, a camera "falls" over, and they capture an orb! Yes ladies and gentlemen, the orbs are back in 2017!

I must say the first 20 minutes of the show were quite good, I was entertained, but then they started getting silly, setting up stunts, using ridiculous equipment and they have very quickly lost my attention.

The spirit box malfunctions so this of course is proof of spirits. Yes that is how they think.

Into the last 5 minutes of the show, and the whole thing is coming across as very set up and fake. I expect we will now have a big finale.

The whole group is back at the "nerve centre" they start to review footage etc, as they are doing this the door to their room opens a bit by itself. They then ask the door to close and it slams shut "all by itself" in one of the more laughably fake moment of the episode. (Big finale moment) As they examine the door, the spirit box turns itself on, and starts making noises. I think the whole thing is getting a bit ridiculous now.

They finish off by photographing the whole area with a full spectrum camera, yet get no evidence whatsoever (this bit takes no longer than 5 seconds).

So they had all these things happen, everything that is easily faked, they claim the place is very very haunted, poltergeist activity a plenty, yet they don't capture a single piece of real evidence, not one thing that could be examined scientifically. Nothing at all.

And as the credits role, they even have a door slam shut by itself as part of special effects! Yes they actually did that as part of the end credits! Not part of the investigation, not evidence, but part of the effects that they finish the show on.

I would be amazed if anyone watched this and thought it was real. The vast majority of people must realise it is all faked right?

The show was mostly entertaining though, I will admit that, the characters were likeable. Michelle was easily my favourite cause she was clearly on the scam. Becky was way over the top to be taken seriously.

I give the show a solid 6/10

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By Jon Donnis

29 March 2017

Is self proclaimed "Psychic Medium" Lorraine Ash a Racist as well as a terrible Psychic?

For those of you with a really long memory, I had a run in with Lorraine Ash nearly a decade ago. You can read all about that By Clicking Here but for once this is not about me. I was recently contacted by a concerned person from West Bromwich regarding a recent show they attended that featured Lorraine Ash as the main act.

Now this person has asked not to be named in fear of reprisals from Lorraine Ash, or those associated with her. I have had reports in the past from people, and even other so called psychics who have told me of the kind of things Lorraine Ash has done to protect her bottom line, so I can understand the fear, and I will happily keep their name out of this report. But to make life easier, I will refer to this person as Julie.

Lorraine Ash had advertised her Evening of Mediumship on Facebook

And this very post had been advertised and paid for by Lorraine Ash to appear as a "Sponsored Post" across facebook. Despite getting only 38 likes and 32 shares, this ad appeared on "Julie's" Facebook Timeline, and although Julie had visited a psychic in the past, this was her first time going to see Lorraine Ash, and Julie decided to take her young son along for company.

During the show Lorraine Ash went to Julie to give her a reading, here is what Julie told me....

"She happened to pick a vibe or energy from me and proceeded to give me a reading. First she asked me about violet sweets and why she kept seeing that, I said I didn't know, then she described a bible bashing church woman in a suit who came through to contact me, I told her I didn't know who she was talking about."

Well the sweets are the kind of thing a psychic may come out with in a reading, but to go straight to a "Bible bashing Church woman in a suit", it's not something you hear very often, it is rather specific, although Lorraine got things wrong.

"Then she kept on saying she's getting a 'V' name I said I don't know anyone with a name beginning with V so she said maybe the name had a V sound in it but didn't begin with the letter  V and I couldn't think of anybody."

Now I wonder if when Lorraine mentioned "Violet Sweets" she was hoping the name Violet would hit, but when it didn't she thought she would stick with the letter V. She fails again, and again.

"So she starts to get really angry with me and said "I don't like these types of readings, your making me sound like I'm a liar or fake or something" . "

No Lorraine Ash, you can not and should never blame your victim for making you look like a liar and a fake, you are responsible for your own actions, and to try and blame the person receiving the reading is disgraceful.

"She turns to another woman she was hosting the event with and asks if she could pick up the name and the lady told her it was Veronica. I said I didn't know anybody by that name and I could see her getting worried and more and more angry."

This has actually happened to me before, during a reading when the medium starts to fail badly, they try to get the help of another medium present, they usually do this to help share the blame, after all if two mediums are wrong then it must be the victims fault right!

"Finally she said she's linking to a person who got shot in the neck,I said I didn't know anybody who'd been shot and she had enough and said maybe it's someone in my ex partners family or a past relative I didn't know and said she had nothing more to pass on and moved onto the next."

Much like the Bible Bashing woman in a suit description earlier, we now have a really specific claim regarding someone who had been shot in the neck.

Again completely wrong. But it is two really specific things that Lorraine said, and not your typical cold reading characters that psychics tend to throw out for an easy fit.

"Nothing she said was right, I felt like she was cold reading because I was the only black woman in the room" 

And suddenly the light bulb has gone off in your head just as it has mine.

"Julie", the victim of Lorraine Ash on this Evening of Mediumship is a black woman, and the only black person other than her son in the whole room.

So is this the reason Lorraine Ash started with a character who was a Bible Bashing woman in a suit? After all the stereotype of an older black woman is often quite strong minded, very religious, as well as being very smartly dressed when going to Church. (I must say I'm always impressed by the effort put in by the black community when it comes to dressing up for Church.)

The names Violet and Veronica are both common names in an older age range.

But surely this is not enough on its own to even suggest that Lorraine is racially stereotyping a woman, it is only a name, oh wait remember what she said about a man being shot in the neck.

Well if you type "West Bromwich Murder" into google, guess what you get.

Late last year a young black man was murdered on West Bromwich High Street, not far from where this Evening of Mediumship was being held. he was shot in the side of the head.

So clearly Lorraine Ash since she is from the Midlands either recalled seeing this report on the news, or just googled some reported deaths before the show, and when she saw "Julie" she assumed because she was the only black person at the show, then of course she would know this black man who was recently murdered.

It is well known that all black people know each other right? No? Are you sure?

So if that is not bad enough lets continue...

"and at one point she asked another woman if there's a "K' name around her and the lady said I have a boyfriend called Kyah.

She asked does he smoke weed? The girl said no so Lorraine Ash said it's around him then. Them she told the same girl "Your granddad in spirit doesn't want you with a black man, but I'm not being racist"

She then looked at me and said don't take that the wrong way, it's not me saying it I'm not racist it's spirit. She addressed me because I was the only black person in the room."

You do realise that whenever some one says "I'm not being racist" they usually are being just that.

"The girl told her "my partner's not black" so Lorraine Ash said to her "well you've been with someone brown before and that's what he's talking about"

I think because the girl said her boyfriend was called Kyah a black sounding name, then Lorraine Ash assumed he was black and so said that he smoked weed."

It really just gets worse for Lorraine Ash doesn't it!
Not only is she a terrible psychic, she also seemingly makes assumptions of race based on names and uses terrible racist stereotypes as part of her act.

"I also feel that she assumed I knew I dead religious person because most elderly black people are deeply religious and so she was guessing based on that."

As I said previously. Lorraine has clearly in my opinion gone beyond basic cold reading here, and moved onto racist stereotypes.

I also felt singled out when she told the girl not to go out with a brown guy as I was the only black person or any other race in the room. I also feel that because I'm black she mentioned a gun and someone getting shot because in this country, gun crime to do with black males are shown alot in the news so she was stereotyping that based on my skin colour, and she assumed that there was a high probability of me knowing a gun crime victim, but I didn't know any.

Especially when it seems pretty clear she assumed that Julie knew the murdered black man from West Bromwich.

"When the show ended I tried to shake her hand but felt snubbed as if she was still angry at me and as I walked off, I looked back and it looked as if she was saying something nasty and spiteful about me by her facial expressions."

I asked Julie why she would try to shake Lorraine's hand after the event she replied

"I tried to shake her hand after the show because I knew I annoyed her because she said I made her seem like she was lying. I just didn't want any hard feelings or bad vibes."

Julie continues

"I got home and I felt angry that I'd just given my money away to someone who in my opinion was not the real deal. I jumped on google to see if anyone had had any bad experiences with her, I found BadPsychics and thought I would let you know my experience as it could help warn others about her..."

And with that what can I say. Lorraine Ash is a terrible psychic, and in my personal opinion she racially profiled Julie, and made some very ignorant comments which are not only offensive to the black community, but offensive to anyone who stands against bigotry and racism. For once the whole pretending to communicate with the dead while taking your money is not the most offensive thing about the psychic medium.

Julie has told me she will never go to see Lorraine Ash again, and also that she doubts she will ever visit a medium again full stop, as the experience has left her feeling very upset that she could be treated in such a way.

Over the many years of me doing what I do, I have a few times come across psychics racially profiling people. I myself were once racially profiled by a psychic. And in West Bromwich funnily enough. I just wish I could remember the name of the psychic but it was a long long time ago, Hell for all i know it could have been Lorraine Ash! During that reading, I was told they could see camels and the desert, Yes folks due to my dark olive tan they assumed i was of Middle Eastern ethnicity.

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By Jon Donnis

28 March 2017

Review: Most Haunted Series 5 (or 19) Episode 2 (Wentworth Woodhouse Stable Block) - REALLY to air Friday 21st April, 10pm

Warning, this article contains major spoilers! Do not read on, although you really want to know if Watson has been fired yet don't you!?

So late last night a courier named Suki dropped off a jiffy bag marked "For Jon's Eyes Only - The Most Haunted Mole", inside was a VHS tape! Now for people under 35, a VHS tape, is an old kind of recording device, but it had moving parts, and actually existed in the real world!

Here is a photo of what I received, and again let me state this as strongly as I can, Karl Beattie is NOT the Most Haunted Mole.

Looks like the mole recorded the episode over an old "For Dummies" VHS tape, no idea who would need to pretend to be a Samurai, how very bizarre!

Anyway lets get the Blurb over with quickly.

Friday 21st April, 10pm
Wentworth Woodhouse Stable Block
Yvette and Karl are the first team to ever be allowed into the very haunted Wentworth Woodhouse Stable Block. Do they catch a ghost on camera? No of course not, don't be silly. Watson sees something, and does dog stuff, and the team see someone who couldn’t possibly have been there, but clearly he was so they will try and claim it was a ghost.

Before I even press play on my old dusty VCR, I want to answer the question from the blurb, "Do they catch a ghost on camera?" The answer is no.

Also let me say thank you to all the lovely feedback I received from my review of Episode 1. I do appreciate it, and it encouraged me not to slit my wrists and make the effort to write this review of episode 2.

Ok onto the show, fingers crossed for more of the dog and less of the screaming rabid creature.

Now if I recall rightly Most Haunted have already investigated Wentworth Woodhouse a couple of seasons ago. They never found anything then, but clearly Wentworth Woodhouse needs some more publicity to get numbers up, so rang up the Scooby Gang in the hope they would give them some new tourists.

This time they will investigate a stable block, I can feel your excitement from here.

Lets start with some good news as Watson is back!

Since these episodes have not aired on TV yet, Yvette hasn't realised that Watson is already way more popular than her, so she has no reason to fire him yet.

Glen is also back, and he is still smirking, but more importantly is rocking the "thumbs in the pockets" look. Psychologists say that this is a sign of extreme confidence, as his fingers are pointing towards his groin! So what I am saying is that Glen has a huge donkey penis, which would explain his constant smirk. That or he has cold thumbs.

They now enter a derelict squash court, whats the betting we get a bouncing squash ball later thrown by K̶a̶r̶l̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶S̶t̶u̶a̶r̶t̶  a ghost.

Next Karl introduces us to Gort! No that is not his nickname for Yvettes Lady Garden, although you could be forgiven for thinking that. No it stands for Ghost observing robotic tracker! Which is basically a GoPro camera stuck on a remote control car.

Karl claims it is fully automated, so basically whatever it does they will put down to the ghosties! It doesn't half make a lot of noise driving about. I'm guessing it lasts one episode, then they realise it is crap and gets chucked in the bin with Stuart's wig.

Stuart and Karl separate from the rest of the team. Have you ever noticed how perfectly round Stuart's head is?

Yvette is off with the rest of the gang, and Watson, who as usual looks like he cant be arsed.

Noticed how Fred is covering his groin area, almost like he is trying to hide something. I wonder what psychologists would say that is a sign of.

Stuart and Karl are hearing things, the amount of loose stuff about, every step is making noise, and easy to kick things to make noises.

Did the MH gang ever try putting heart beat monitors on, and put an on screen graphic showing them? I am sure that is a gimmick they should try, if only to keep the idiots at home who think it is all real happy.

Watson is still doing nothing, but Yvette is desperately trying to claim him doing nothing is proof of a ghost stroking him.

You can make of this photo what you will, but I will say that is Yvette, and that is NOT Karl.

Apparently a chair moves on its own, but of course it is not caught on camera!

Karl and Stuart are fascinated by a locked door and noises they claim are coming from it. But of course nothing happens on camera. GORT?

Yvette catches Watson looking at something. Most likely a mouse, or a insect.

He does not bark, does not chase after anything, just having a look. He even yawns. He is a dog doing dog stuff. But if you believe Yvette you would think he is having a full on late brunch with the ghosties!

We then get a good 5 minutes of the camera filming Watson standing still. No barking, no reaction, just Watson chilling out doing nothing. And this is clear proof of ghosts apparently.

Stuart sees someone in the distance and chases after them, we don't see anyone of course until the replay.

After 25 minutes of the episode we are told that Watson is "tired" and they have put him to bed! No joke! The single most interesting member of the team and they bench him cause he cant be arsed to play games.

Stuart admits that he saw a physical person and not a ghost, although they cant find them. Stuart seems genuine pissed off that he saw someone. I wonder if they knew that the owners of Wentworth Woodhouse had got someone to cause trouble, so that MH would report on it.

Now Yvette is claiming to have seen a shadow and thinks there is someone there causing trouble. Hmmm. Usually when things happen they instantly say it must be a ghost. I wonder if because none of them are faking it they realise it must be someone not connected to the crew. If that doesn't give the game away to viewers then nothing will. Perhaps this is also reason why Watson was put to bed, as they didn't want him to bite some student employed by Wentworth Woodhouse to fake activity.

After some discussion they have now decided that they have both (Yvette and Karl/Stuart) seen a solid manefestation of a ghost.
We get to see a replay from K/S and it is clearly a bloke. Most likely Glen since he is the only one who is supposedly off on his own.

As they talk about it more, they are really trying to claim it is a ghost.

They are now going to try and talk to this ghost.
"Make a noise with your voice" Yvette asks.
Which is still the dumbest thing she has ever said.

Yvette farts and Fred claims he can smell Sulphur! This scene is screaming for someone to add some classic fart sound effects. It is well recorded that Yvette has had stomach issues and has farts that stench like the breath of Satan himself.

We then hear a really strange wooshing noise.
Yvette says it sounds like a window being pulled down.
They then investigate, but things are being thrown. Again nothing on camera. I am guessing here it is Karl or Stuart giving us something to end the episode with.

A really annoying part of this new series is that they have to show endless replays of the same event over and over, despite the vast majority of things not being caught on camera.

I am not really sure of the purpose of having Glen on the show, I understand he is billed as the skeptic, but he doesn't give any skeptical opinions, or do anything.

All this throwing of things, noises and so on, its almost like they knew it would happen, so put Watson to bed so he wouldn't give the game away again. Afterall if you are going to throw bits of wood, stones etc around, the last thing you want is a dog about that will chase after them and return them to who threw them.

And with that being the end of the episode, we are shown the video of who I believe was Glen just walking in the background. And we are told it is the most groundbreaking footage they have ever caught.

And for anyone keeping track, we never heard anything more about GORT. Not a mention, nothing at all!

The episode is entertaining, and for that I will give it a good 4/10, would have got a higher score if Watson hadn't been thrown in the van and kept off the investigation.

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By Jon Donnis

21 March 2017

Review: Most Haunted Series 5 (or 19) Episode 1 (Abbey House Museum) - REALLY to air Friday 14th April, 10pm

Warning, this article contains major spoilers! Do not read on, although lets be honest, you can kinda guess what happens. Yvette screams, Karl and Stuart throw some things, and there are some noises.

Yes it is back! Most Haunted makes it's unwelcome return to UKTV channel REALLY! And guess who has just received a promo DVD of the first episode from the legendary and secretive Most Haunted Mole! (It is definitely 100% not Stuart Torevell)

So pop the DVD in the DVD player and lets get started!
Ok first off the blurb, no that is not the name Karl Beattie calls his own ejaculate, but an industry term used by PR companies to describe the content of an episode of a TV show.

Friday 14th April, 10pm
Abbey House Museum

Yvette Fielding and her dedicated team of hair dressers, mates from the pub and other random relatives return for an all-new and exclusive 5th series, or 19th series depending on if you count the vastly superior Living TV series, of the country's most popular, after (Ghost Adventures) ghost hunting and fannying about show.

This time around Yvette, Karl and Scooby Gang welcome Watson, a new four-legged member to the team, "We decided to allow this man born with extra limbs onto the show as we wanted to show the world we do not discriminate against the disabled, and the "incident" in the gym was a one off, whereby we abused and humiliated a young man, just kidding, it's a dog! Watson is a dog! We would NEVER allow one of those 'cripples' on the show..." and once again they take to the highways and byways of Britain going on another quest to visit and investigate the country's most haunted locations, and by haunted we mean tourist attractions whereby the owners are desperate for publicity so allow us to trample all around old buildings in the hope that gullible idiots will book their own ghost hunts here and give us their money, and record and analyse any paranormal activity they find.

With a long and celebrated history of providing shocks and shivers, series five or series 19 of Most Haunted could be the most dramatic yet, and by dramatic I mean that Stuart has been practising his fainting!

In the first episode, Yvette introduces a brand new Most Haunted team member, bulldog Watson, a dog with more intelligence than the rest of the team put together. This location starts to give up its mysteries as soon as the team arrives and it has to film differently to accommodate a particularly aggressive poltergeist, who I swear is not Karl or Stuart throwing stuff!

So there is the official blurb, onto the show.

How old is this theme tune? it really is awful, can someone just knock up a new version for them? We start off the show with Yvette talking about the Abbey House Museum in Leeds. I am guessing she hasn't found a new hairdresser yet as she has the same god awful hair cut.

To be fair the Abbey House looks pretty cool, and as a museum really does not need any of the ghost nonsense to sell it.

Yvette tells us that there has been many reports of ghostly hair pulling, so guessing it wont be Stuart who gets his hair pulled!

We now get introduced to who will undoubtably become the most popular member of the team, shortly before being brutally fired because Yvette is jealous of them (see Jason Karl, Phil Whyman, Matthew Smith, and so on). Yes it is Watson!

I am guessing we will get a lot of Yvette talking like a baby any time she talks to the dog. Lets hope the dog doesn't take any of her shit!

Next up we hear from this guy.

A surprisingly like-able man, doing his job as Event Coordinator.
Tells a few unlikely stories and he is then forgotten.

Great to see the so called Skeptic back, Glen, and yes he still has his hands in his pocket and he is still smirking. Did you know he and Yvette do a podcast together! I tried to listen to an episode once, but I suddenly found that I had become possessed by a suicidal 13th century Monk, so I quickly turned it off, and all was well again.

We get to see a hilarious clip of Yvette that was "recorded earlier" in it she is doing a piece to camera, suddenly there is a noise, and as the camera pans around Karl and Fred are there looking suspicious, and they go to investigate, the dog then decides to piss off as he is getting bored. Hilarious that the dog didn't bark or get spooked at all, he just smelling around like dogs do. Yvette tried to claim that Watson was scared and ran away!

I had hoped that sense had prevailed and that Melanie Crump would return, but remember what I said earlier about anyone who ends up more popular than Yvette, they get fired! I do miss Melanie Crump, literally the only interesting and attractive person to appear on the show in its history.

Yvette is jumping and screaming at every noise, despite the fact that Karl and Fred are always off camera!

Yvette tells us that they have to cut the usual walk around footage as there is so much activity that they need to show it.

For some reason the ghosts are throwing around little kids toys, and as usual it is always Karl or Stuart who are right near where the items are thrown, and neither are in the camera view! I'd love to get my hands on the unedited individual camera footage, now if only the Most Haunted Mole could get me that!

The team splits up, they put the fake night vision on, and now I assume we will get 25 minutes of fannying about! No sign of Watson, I am guessing he is having a snooze somewhere.

Fred & Karl looking for Yvette's career

I wonder why we are not given access to the locations security cameras? Surely they would show more since the MH team refuse to have any static cameras!

If you ever play "Most Haunted Bingo" make sure one of the options is "Did you hear that?", one of the truely most annoying parts of this show.

Strangely Karl is acting like a scared child, and getting Fred to chase after shadows.

On Glen's team they are fascinated by a lift button that keeps getting pushed while Stuart is stood next to it! The ghosties really like to wind Stuart up don't they!

More little figures are being thrown about. Never on camera, always near Karl. If these are museum pieces, I wonder if the owners could claim from the insurance against Most Haunted if any damage is caused!

Hands on hips, Career in the shits

We are 25 minutes in, and the dog is nowhere to be seen. We got this huge intro to Watson, and he has buggered off. I hear from my source that when Karl was throwing the little wooden figures, that Watson kept chasing after them, picking them up and taking them back to Karl, which in turn gave the game away!

Fred pulls off a bizarre move and then claims he was kicked in the leg. Either he faked it, or he simply got cramp, which can happen when you are stood about for periods of time doing nothing! But of course they don't have a real skeptic on set to give rational explanations.

Yvette actually at one point states that Watson is too small to reach the lift call button! As if us skeptics are gonna blame the dog, who has pretty much done sod all, and not reacted to anything so far! He is the only honest member of the team.

Watson is back now and they are outside, I wonder if he dropped a big turd inside, so they got told to take him outside.

Karl claims to hear a can move in a shop, Watson couldn't give a crap. He really is not at all fussed. Yvette and Karl are desperate for Watson to do something interesting, but he is just acting like how a dog acts, walking about, sniffing stuff, looking for tail.
Watson contemplating what he did to deserve
to be left with these idiots.

You can hear poor Watson breathing hard, a bi-product of generations of inbreeding which has caused a short face which in turn causes brachycephalic syndrome, if you are considering buying a dog, avoid breeds, they are unhealthy. Go to your local shelter home and rescue a dog that needs it, dont give money to breeders who are creating these poor creatures who live a life of pain just so rich idiots like Yvette and Karl can have a cute looking dog!

Back to the Scooby gang, and I wonder if Glen was only every brought onto the team due to his radio experience, and so he could help create the podcast "vehicle" for Yvette? I wonder how many people listen to her show? It doesn't make any top tens as far as I can see?

Everyone is getting a bit bored now, as nothing is happening, mainly due to Karl and Stuart having been told by the Event Coordinator Mark to stop throwing around valuable museum pieces.

Karl starts begging the ghosties to do something, feels like they are starting the build up to the grand finale already, which makes sense as we are in the last 8 minutes of the show.
Karl is now apparently walking around on his own and getting freaked out. A door in the distance seemingly closes on it's own. Almost as if on cue, like it was planned. We get about 20 replays of the door, and Karl saying "shut that door" in his camp voice.

Guessing no one under 40 will get that reference.

A piano makes a noise, Karl gets a bit more scared, starts pressing some piano keys himself. And that's the end! The big finale was a door shutting slowly on it's own, a piano makes a slight noise, and that's it.

Watson being added to the team did absolutely nothing, he never reacted to anything, never barked, and generally didn't give a toss about anyone or anything that was going on. And for that he was the star of the show.

9/10 for Watson.
2/10 for Most Haunted.

That's all folks. If I get any kind of interest in my review I might do more, if no one cares then this will be a one and done.

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By Jon Donnis

Self Proclaimed Psychic Medium Charlie Kelly Makes Rather Specific Threat Towards Jon Donnis

In a recent Facebook Q+A, Self Proclaimed Psychic Medium Charlie Kelly Made a Rather Specific Threat towards Jon Donnis the owner and editor of this very website, BadPsychics.com after we published a articles examining a number of readings that Charlie had given at a show.

What do you think?

20 March 2017

Charlie Kelly Goes On The Offence!

Last month Charlie Kelly performed a Facebook Q+A session, I have only just been made aware of it, it was published after I had released part 1 of my analysis of his readings.

At about 35 minutes in Charlie starts to talk about a guy that has a hate campaign against him. He is talking about me. Here is the video, skip to 35 minutes to hear what he had to say, then read on.

I would like to respond to what he says, as he is telling a few porkies here and I would like to address that.

Firstly there is no hate campaign. 

hate campaign


an organized series of hostile actions motivated by intense dislike or prejudice.

There is no organised series of hostile actions motivated by intense dislike or prejudice from my part. I do not have any prejudice against Charlie, nor do I dislike him personally, mainly because I do not know him. I have published 2 articles that analytically look at his readings. His readings are part of his claims of being able to communicate with the dead. He is making a fantastical claim, and I am analysing it and giving my opinion on what is going on.

So to go over things again slightly, I approached Charlie on Twitter, and asked politely if he had any recordings of readings. Here is the full conversation, you can see I contacted him through my personal @JonDonnis twitter account, so I was clearly not trying to trip him up or pretending to be someone I am not. I believe I was polite too.

He said he would look and get back to me. He never got back to me. I then found the recording of a show. I had it transcribed, and I analysed every single reading he gave. I NEVER EVER accused him of researching anyone, I have no idea where he got that from. This is a lie. If he can show one time I accused him of researching people, please share it Charlie and prove me wrong.

I suspect that he was told about my article, and then just started making assumptions without ever actually bothering to go to my site.

I have never ever suspected Charlie of "hot reading" mainly due to the fact his readings are so poor, and obviously "cold reading". I spent many hours analysing and showed exactly how he did it. And I have publicly invited anyone to prove me wrong. Nobody has, to this point.

Charlie also claims that if he gave me a full manifestation that I would claim it was some computer generated trickery. And that anything he would do would not be enough for me. Again Charlie you are wrong here. All you have to do is back up your claim of being a medium, and provide proof that cannot be exposed. Simple. I have looked at many of your readings and not one of them did you do anything that was beyond cold reading. Of course you can say that readings are subjective, and that you receive validation and that is all the proof you need. What I am saying is that that is not enough. If you make a balled up tissue disappear, then the person you are performing the trick to, will give you validation that the tissue disappeared, and if they do not know how the trick is done, then they could assume it was real. But someone being tricked is not the same as magic being real.

Also I am not going out of my way to tarnish your name on social media etc. I am just reporting the facts, and backing up everything I say. I am allowing people to see the methods you use, read my explanations of them, and then make their own minds up. My posts on social media have never once attacked you personally, they have only advertised my website, and forwarded people to the articles. That is it.

Charlie also states that I am a keyboard warrior, who is sat at home claiming benefits, You know I don't mind him calling me names, I expect it from him, afterall I have exposed his methods. I do not take insults personally. I stick to the facts, what can be examined. I have no interest in Charlie's personal life, his beliefs, what he had for dinner. All I am interested in is his claims of being a medium, I do not accept his claims as true, so I give my opinion, and i do my best to back that up with facts that people can look at themselves and make their own minds up about.

But to answer both those insults, I have never ever claimed a single penny in benefits in my entire life. But if people do, that is their choice or need, and depending on their circumstances that may be the only way they can survive, so to use that as a way to attack me, is insulting to the millions of people who cant find a job, who are disabled or simply do not have any choice but to rely on Government benefits.

And before you go around making such slanderous comments, perhaps you should think first. There is a good reason Derek Acorah, Colin Fry, Sally Morgan and all the big names I have exposed have never been able to take me down. Sally Morgan successfully sued the Daily Mail you know, yet me she is still running scared. Just saying! Instead of throwing around threats, why not engage with me in conversation, why not explain why I am wrong, and how what you do is real. I am not angry at you, I am not upset at you. You are not a celebrity, you do not make millions, I really would never have even heard of you if not for Cathy from some spirit forum putting me onto you. I am giving you the chance to rebut what I say. I will happily publish any article that you write that exposes my analysis of you as being unfair, lies, wrong, whatever!

Again I repeat, if you wish to rebut what I said about you and your methods, I will publish that for the world to see, unedited. I have no fear of what you could do. I am not ashamed of anything I have written, and I am happy for my work to be analysed by anyone, and if I am wrong I will hold my hands up and admit it.

As for being a keyboard warrior, I can accept that as an insult, but keep in mind when I was exposing Derek Acorah, I went and spoke to him face to face, I have personally gone to spiritualist churches and called out their fraud. So perhaps in some respects I am a keyboard warrior, but at least I do not pretend to talk to the dead, and then get grieving people to pay me for it, for that is a really despicable crime and if the best insult you can give me is to call me a Keyboard Warrior, then I guess I am leading a pretty good life.

Now you also threatened me and told me not to publish part 2, well guess what I don't take threats lightly, so I look forward to hearing back from your legal team!
You wont be the first who has threatened me, and I doubt you will be the last. But keep in mind if you do go down that route, I will respond, I wont run away. I have nothing to lose, you will just waste money trying to take me down, and you will fail, because i am in the right, and your career will be left in tatters. So instead of acting all "Billy Big Bollocks" click the contact me button on this site, and drop me a nice friendly email, and lets see what two civilised adults can do, as part of a conversation on mediumship, and your claims. How does that sound?

I also invite your fans and followers to read through my analyses and point out any parts I am wrong, where I have misrepresented anything. They can reply in the comments sections of both.

Part 1

Part 2

I look forward to hearing back from you Charlie. And remember, I am a nice guy, I am just giving an opinion on something I do not believe is real.
I criticise Christianity, Islam and religion too. But you don't see The Pope calling me names while he puffs out his chest.

Jon Donnis

18 March 2017

An Analysis of Psychic / Medium Charlie Kelly. Could it get any worse? Yes, Yes it could - Part 2

First of all if you have not read part 1 of my Charlie Kelly analysis please do so before going any further, you can read it by clicking HERE

If you recall, a lady by the name of Cathy, who is the owner of the "Light afterlife" Spiritual forum, told me she had received a reading from a medium by the name of Charlie Kelly, and that it had convinced her, that he had told her things he had no possible way of knowing, you know the classic stuff believers say when waxing lyrical about a medium who has convinced them.

So me being me I decided to expose Charlie Kelly, show the world his clever methods of manipulation, and how he didn't really communicate with the dead, but instead used known and replicable psychological trickery to fool people. Now considering that Cathy herself claims magical powers, I was desperate to show her how wrong she could be, but I also suspected that she would not mention his name in my vicinity unless he was really good, so I puffed out my chest, and got ready for a big challenge. I managed to find an unedited raw recording of Charlie performing readings at Healing Hearts Centre in Essex in 2016. This was perfect. I had the recording, I got someone to transcribe the 65 minute piece for me, and off I could go. Little did I know that Charlie Kelly would be the single worst, most useless excuse for a psychic medium I had ever seen, hear or read.

Just consider that for a moment, I have been exposing psychics/mediums for over 13 years, and he is the worst, of the thousands of readings I have analysed, he has the least ability. I wanted some super smart braniac psychic medium who would test every ounce of my knowledge on the subject and instead if got Zippy off of Rainbow throwing out things like this.
"...so this was my first one but I bottled it, so is there anybody in the room that would have lost someone through something like a natural disaster, or the tsunami or something like that?  I am very aware of this natural disaster feel to it.  Come on, where are you? No. No loose connection there because I feel like I need to talk about a couple who that would have passed in that way, no, not to worry I’ll bench it for now.  Oh I can't, sort of half towards the back there, no-one there, no-one understand this, not to worry I’ll leave it for a moment...."
That was the highlight of the first article!
Anyway I posted the first article and I admitted that I got the analysis short as it was so bad, so tedious, but that I would try to finish it off if I ever got chance. Now cards on the table time, I had no interest in really finishing it off, it was so bad, that it was painful for me to write about, so I thought I would give Charlie Kelly a kinda pass, I would let the article float on the site, and forget about it. Afterall he is a small time, no name psychic, who has never really done anything with his life, not really very good at his job, and only the incredibly gullible or desperate will be falling for his act, he wont be making much money. So what the hell, the first article will forever be online and does its job in highlighting how terrible he is.

And the best thing about this site is that it has great Google Ranking, so anyone searching for his name will see this site within the first few results, usually just after Charlie Kelly's own official website and his facebook page.

But then Cathy, the aforementioned owner of the "Light afterlife" Spiritual forum emailed me regarding a different topic, I helped he best I could as I always do, and also asked her if she had read my article on Charlie, since I had not seen or heard any reaction from her. She then accused me of "Cherry picking" and "conveniently" only analysing half of the recording, as if I had somehow masterminded a plot to ignore his amazing abilities, and bury his talents behind misrepresentations and lies! Clearly she missed the fact that I posted a full transcript of what I did analyse, as well as include the raw recording of the entire event! Unedited for anyone to listen to and make their own mind up!

Do you know I did not have one single complaint about the article, no one, not even Charlie Kelly himself complained. No solicitor contacted me accusing me of libel, no one offered any alternative opinion, or said I had mis-transcribed any part of the reading, nothing! So I was a little surprised by Cathy saying that, but then it occured to me, she never really read any of the article, she was just attacking me because that is what she does. She makes a claim, I expose it as bogus, she attacks me and calls me names. 

So where does that leave things? Well it leaves me with 30 odd minutes of readings to expose, so coffee ready, paracetamol taken, lets get on with finishing it, oh and if any part of it is mis-transcribed, if I miss anything, If I misrepresent anything, if a single part of anything I say is wrong, then tell me, post in the comments, tweet me @JonDonnis, make a fuss out of it! But if everything I say is right, well we know what happens. Bury your head in the sand.

Download unedited raw recording from Dropbox - by clicking here
Please note for some reason when I first tried to downloaded it, it made my computer freeze, not sure why, so if you do click to download, please be aware of that, and just be patient and it will work eventually.

Charlie Kelly - in bold font
Member of the Audience/Client - in regular font
Me (Jon Donnis) - in red font

So, I'm going to have to come to you, I need to get rid of this, I really need to get rid of it so the boy that drowned in Thailand you say (Yes) Yo​u would understand that there would be, was is he living there? I feel like something is going on there so it's more than a holiday. (Yes) ​and I know that the lad in question is of an adventurous nature so a little bit of a jack the lad I want to say?

He was very talkative.

First of all, what horrible verbiage to use when talking about dead children. "I need to get rid of this". Charlie these are peoples lives you are talking about, not some lost fluffy slippers under the sofa!

Regarding the boy that drowned in Thailand, see part 1 of this for where this was brought up. As a reminder, he had talked about the Tsunami in Indonesia, and one of the people in the crowd TOLD Charlie that their son's friend had died in Thailand, so keep in mind that they told Charlie about a dead person not the other way around. This is why sometimes a medium will get some information and then come back to it later in the evening, by doing this the people present will forget who said what and then just assume and recall after the fact that it was Charlie who said a boy had died in Thailand in the sea, when the truth is the opposite.

To see I am telling the truth, go back to the first article by clicking HERE and search the page for the word "Thailand" you will find 6 results, you can see for yourself who said what and to whom.

Also note that Charlie above clearly says a "boy", where as the woman originally said her son's friend. Now the reason for this is because Charlie is confusing her with someone else who had also mentioned that their Thai friend had a relative who had died there.

Clearly this woman's son's friend will not be a boy if he has gone on a working / holiday half way round the world.

Talkative? Ok, probably the wrong place to do that in Thailand isn't it, but I know that with him he wanted to experience so much that's why he has gone that far across the world he wanted to do all those kind of things you understand?


Quick note here, anyone who is prepared to leave everything they know in the UK, travel half way around the world, will have confidence, and as such will be talkative. This is not some psychic insight, this is common sense. Shy, quiet people do not travel half way around the world, and live and work there.

Now would you understand he is showing me sea urchin right now, you know what I mean the big spiky balls, so I know he would have done scuba diving or snorkeling in that sense as well. Is that the cause of his passing?


100% miss here. He has taken an educated guess, he has been told by the client that someone died in the sea in Thailand, he already knows it is not to do with any natural disaster as he already went down that route and bombed, so now he tries a simple scuba diving accident, and he gets it completely wrong.

Now either the spirit is lying, for no reason whatsoever, or Charlie Kelly is lying. I will let you decide which is more likely.

Ok that’s good, now I am aware of that around, would you understand the Cayman Islands there?

How is that good Charlie? You got something completely wrong!
And now he randomly mentions the Cayman Islands.

That's my son, my son went to the Cayman Islands and then he went to Thailand at least he didn’t die there.

So the dead man (not boy despite what Charlie said) is now forgotten about, and the client desperate to help Charlie Kelly in any way she can mentions that he own son once went to the Cayman Islands, and then to Thailand! Nothing to do with anything, nothing to do with the dead person. A completely pointless exchange.

Ok, your son is here though isn’t he?


Why is Charlie Kelly asking the client this? He is literally asking someone if their son is dead or alive! And they claim to be a medium!!

Don't want your son then, we don't want to put him there we don't want that. When you said Cayman Islands.

Yeh yeh he is showing me this sea urchin with that, that's all it is, so I know it's got that kind of area for it he's showing me with.

Now with it I am aware of more than one though you know like there is more than one that passed, or something like that, or this area is known for people drowning it's got that feel to it for me, would you understand that?

Oh don't know about that.

So Charlie admits that he has lost the plot slightly so desperately tries to drag it back on track. Now the problem here is that the Cayman Islands and Thailand are 16,000 kilometers apart. Do you think Charlie Kelly realises that, or does he think they are next to each other?

Which area Charlie? Cayman Islands which have nothing to do with anything? Or Thailand? And what the hell do sea urchins have to do with it?

Again you don't know ok so maybe you can find that out, I'm just aware of it and I can only give you what I'm getting in that sense. So I think what is going to be best for me for the evidence is if I get him to talk about your son, he knows your son. Is that better? (Yeh) a​nd we will talk about the Thailand thing because they’ve got me over there, doing it that way. So with your son, let's make it perfectly clear, he is talking about your son that is still here.

Find that out? How? Why? They are there now! You are talking to the dead, it is not up to the client to find anything out! 

Charlie even has the nerve to talk about evidence, something he seems incapable of giving!

(Yeh) ​He's actually, now I'm not saying he is schizophrenic but he’s got quite a split personality, so I know that with people that he loves and he loves being around he is actually quite open and talkative in that way but quite shy if I was just to drop him in amongst strangers in that sense. (Ok) ​ Yeh? Good. I know that with that as well I'm not sure that your son is travelling now you're going to tell me he is now he is?

No… but

Well that isn't a very nice thing to say is it! Basically calls your son schozophrenic, and then gives a classic "Barnum Statement". This is an old trick of fake mediums, you give two opposite descriptions about the same person, but word it in such a way that it covers almost everyone.

Charlie then takes a gamble and asks if the son is still travelling, he is wrong. AGAIN.

I feel like he has stepped back from that he is not doing so much life feels like it has got a little bit more serious for your son.


Hang on, the client just told you their son was not travelling, they gave you the information, and now you "feel like he has stepped back..." a moment ago you thought they were travelling!

This is cold reading folks, you ask a question, and regardless of the answer, you continue as if you knew all along.

I am aware that with that he takes it on board very seriously as well, would you understand he's taken it right to his person, because it feels like it's a little bit of a burden you know, it's a little bit heavy so that I know he has taken it right to his person, so I don't know if your son is depressive, or close to depressive in that sense but that's the weight of this. No he is not a depressive.

So not only does he call the clients son Schizophrenic, he now also calls him a depressive. And of course gets a negative reaction from the client, so has to pull it back.

Not a depressive ok but you do understand the stress he places himself under you understand?

Yes he has been under a lot of stress but he’s alright now.

So to be clear the clients son is fine now, not depressed now, not a schizophrenic. So everything Charlie has said about him has been wrong, every single thing.

Ok thats good so you understand why he's giving me it that way?

Again what am I missing here? Am I misrepresenting anything that has been said? Go listen to the reading, if I am wrong show me!

I'm going to have to tie this up so I'm going to give you message to go from there from I'm going to talk about you in that sense. So what are we going to talk about? Are you a medium? Do you work, I feel like you work in someway?

I have done.

You have done Your not doing it any more! Why, don't answer me.

For me, are you getting like an urge to go back or your awareness is heightened again it just feels to me every calling card is hitting you in the face and you are doing everything to silence it, do you understand that?


Good, so, that's why he’s here I feel like I need to get you back out get I need to sort of get you dusted off, get the rusty tools out the bag and start using them again it's got that kind of a feel to it. You know you are not doing enough you are capable of doing more and you are not doing it so it's like you are doing it. Do you find it a challenge or something like that it's just got that feel to it for me, you can't be bothered with it in that way how much pressure it is or something like that?

No I’ve just got not been very well, I've got no energy​.

Ok, so from what I can gather the client here is a medium or former medium, instantly we can disregard everything Charlie Kelly says for obvious reasons, but we will have a go regardless. Charlie asks a LOT of questions here, but his general idea is that the client pretty much cant be arsed to do it any more! WRONG! The client states that they have been ill, and have no energy. Exactly the kind of thing you would expect a real medium to pick up on from their client, even more so if the client also has the same magical powers! No excuses here for a skeptical mind blocking vibrations right!

That's because you are silencing it all the time. They will give you it, but that's what I feel like I need to get get you back to work in that sense. Thank you for working with me that is a difficult link that I've just tried to do there so thank you for working with me.

No Charlie, it is nothing to do with them "silencing" anything, they are not doing readings because they have been ill. You were wrong, you got it wrong, and you are literally blaming their own illness on them! That is pretty despicable.

So, ok, oh I’m dreading this one as well what is going on, you lot are weird round here. 

Great way to get the crowd on side, just insult them! I am guessing this is Charlie's poor attempt at "banter!

So I have a lady with me, oh this is faith I tell you, this is faith. This lady is very slim very very slim and the one thing that stands out is this ridiculous like beehive kind of hairdo, it's like everything is about this woman's hair now she is immaculate this lady, absolutely immaculate. Now I know I need to go back with this but again I don't feel she has made a wonderful age I may be wrong but this is what she is showing me and I feel with that she has got this very Americanised way to her I don't even know if she is American you know have I got Americans in, have I got an American in the room? Talk to me, talk to me!

I said Amy Winehouse​!

No No she’s not American is she? She was in London weren't she? I don't want celebrities. Are you connected to her?

No it just came to my head.

Now this made me smile as I was thinking Amy Winehouse too! Clearly this is who this "character" is based on. Remember how I have previously talked about mediums using "Characters" as part of their act. Specific sounding descriptions that they will repeatedly use at shows, as they are pretty common and easy to get a hit. Tony Stockwell will use a "young man who died in a motorcyle accident" character, and I actually spoke to his tour manager many years ago, who revealed that one night Tony used that character and it didn't "hit", and when he came back stage, he was fuming and moaning to Colin Fry about it!

Oh did it, ok. Does that make sense to anyone she has got a lot of Americanisms to her I don't know why, you know like the stance, I'm not doing the pose, you are not getting me doing the pose but there is a pose to her so I know how much this lady thinks of herself in that way I’m not saying that negatively, she really does look after herself in that way not saying thing sense so who understands that talk to me talk to me Don't whisper Who is this making sense to? Talk to me.


I need the beehive I need the hair do!

Most definite the hair.

Most definite, that's where I am I'm with you, you understand immaculate I mean immaculate yeh, you don't understand this American thing no?


Then forgive me I’ve just got to try and work it in some way not sure whats going on here but I'm seeing her in a pose where she is holding like a number up and she is posing and it feels like this is in a photo, this would be within a photo.

Without looking I …...

Ok ok not to worry. Now I know she hasn't made a great age I am aware of that you understand but with it she doesn't look to me like she has changed at all, maybe the skin has aged a little bit but for like 30 years she hasn’t changed at all, it's the same picture over and over again, you understand?

I am aware of an illness there, but I'm not sure what it is, I'll just be honest with you but it's very acute it's like it's going undetected, I'm not talking about it it's a bit of a secret in that way.

I think It was for a while.

And with that the only time people find out about it is because like she is either losing her hair or her skin is signifying she is not a well lady before anybody asks at that point. No I can't remember on that one, I know she wasn't well it we didn't know what it was but we didn't see that much of her to say that we noticed at that point I am just aware of it in that way, throw it in the bin if you don't want it I am just aware of it in that sense. Now with her she seems like not a direct lady like one of the other communicators but she doesn’t sort of waste her breath on needless talk she is quite open with her so she will discuss things quite openly except this illness but I feel very reserved with her if I’m honest she feels quite open quite prim and proper that the image she is giving me now.


Wow he is really dragging this one out isn't here. Did you notice that Charlie hasn't come out with any names whatsoever in this entire show? Unless I'm forgetting one in the first part of my analysis?

You would think that a real medium bringing through many dead people, at least one of them would tell him their name right?

and when mean that I mean she looks after people if I'm coming to her home everything is in order it's like a tea tray you are not getting a mug of tea, it's a tea tray, you understand, and everything about her mannerisms and her manners are immaculate like her presentation you understand? I know that with her I know that for all intents and purposes she is very glamourous to me and that's how I’m seeing it and everything matches as well you know like her brooches or bags and all that kind of stuff (yeh) a​nd I know I don't want to dress a picture of her being materialistic in that way because that's not what it's about it's about the outfit that she is wearing and what people's perception is of her she is very worried about that.


So that I know that everything is p’s and q’s while we are outside the front door and when we get in it's like oh my god I cant believe thats just happened. (Yeh) S​o I can go to your message with that, you claimed her so it must be you I need to talk to in some way, it might not be actually I felt a bit of a wobble there so what's the connection here?


So after all that wobbling, Charlie Kelly pretty much said nothing, and then ASKED the client what the connection was! Charlie Kelly had NO idea! The client told Charlie that this Amy Winehouse character he had come up with was her sister! Again if he was really communicating with the dead, don't you think this person might mention that her sister was in the crowd?

Sisters, ok so one of you two are worried about the perception of the people. That's going to be awkward owning up to that isn't it. Yeah, so how people view you, so the public eye how they view, because I'm not like this, this is smart. If you had seen me 10 mins ago, who was the lady in the back there, I was running in a hoodie and beanie hat and I ran out and got changed, because people listen to me dressed like this but they won't in a beanie hat and a hoodie, but one of you two have that about you.

Yes I think I've got an issue at the moment about smoking and putting weight on and feel uncomfortable and ​(have a fag) now I told everybody.

So Charlie talks here about perception regarding what someone wears. The client however is talking about the perception of being a smoker and putting on weight. 

Everyone will be offering you a cigarette outside now, including myself, well done well done for giving that up.

She hasn't given up? She literally just said a moment ago that she has an issue with smoking, she is embarrassed about it along with her weight gain.

But I know that that's where my angle needs to go there, I know that no not that she wasted time or not so much but the worry of this lady on what other people thought ended up just consuming her so it must in some way be really worrying you about this weight gain or the giving up of the smoking and I know that she is just prompting me to say forget needless worry, forget it because it is doing you no favours, it's probably healthier smoking than it is stressing, it's just got that feel to it for me, let things like that fall to one side accept it and kind of get on because the worry is doing you no favours. Thank you for working with me.

Did I miss some incredible evidence here? Charlie described an "Americanised" woman, with a beehive haircut who was very very slim. And he ends up repeating back to the client what she told him about putting on weight and smoking!

He did not give a single bit of evidence here. No names, no way she died, nothing at all.

Am I cheery picking what he says here? Did I miss anything? Am I misrepresenting anything that has happened? If you think so, leave a comment, call me out on it.

What time do I go to, I'm not sure how many I can do like this, want the nans in the pinneys don’t I to make it normal.

I am not sure how much more of this I can handle either Charlie, it is so bad, you really are so awful at your job.

Ok so, ok, I'm not going to trick you in any way so I need your hand and when you give me your hand if you don't want me to work it I won't work it.

ok but I do need you to claim it as you seen I will just keep going but I'm not entirely happy with this communication at the moment.

You are not happy with this communication but all the previous ones were good? Blimey! If it was claimed that I was cherry picking your readings, then I am guessing this is the kind of one I would cherry pick to expose you right?

So I have a gentleman here he is about 5.8 he is quite broad and I have a very bad temper very abusive nature to him, feels like it goes back to when you were a child, in that sense.

Just keep in mind, a vulnerable, grieving person, has gone to visit a medium, and he is going down this route!

So I know that it has gone back or gone on for many years in that sense. His passing I feel like he is really struggling this man would have been a smoker I think there is alcohol involved with him there would be a dependency on alcohol when this abuse would start to come about, it's like he becomes aggressive with it in some way. Ok maybe, ok, so either or, and you’re ok for me to work it, and you are, and I know that with it violence with him. George connects to him very very strongly, generic name I appreciate, feels very close, maybe his father, ok, another hand has just gone up, so I apologise, I’m not getting rid of you yet, you understand what I am saying and his name is George?

No George is his dad.

The first name of the evening! And perhaps one of the most common names in history! He even admits it is a very generic name! The problem is the client he is with, and holding the hand of, is not reacting at all, so someone else puts a hand up to claim this dead character.

So to clarify, a person who claims magic powers to communicate with the dead, has gone to the wrong person, described a character called George, and someone else not involved is trying to claim this dead person for themselves.

Its his dad, that was my statement wasn't it and the abuse you would have seen and gone through.

And now Charlie is so happy he has someone who he was NOT talking to, to claim this character, he is now claiming that he came up with the connection. When in reality he went to the wrong person completely! And in a room full of people, someone raised their hand to connect to someone who is dead, whose father is called George. 

Not as a child.

The client is already picking holes in what Charlie said, he clearly said that the client (first the other person, and now this new person) was abused by this dead person as a child.

Not as a child, later on, that still fits with what I am saying and this would be violent? 


Yes that's where I am, I'm really sorry do you want me to work this? Do you want me to work this are you comfortable for me to do it.

I don't mind

Now go back and re-read what Charlie said.
The dead person is the one who abused the living person. The dead person had the alcohol issues which would bring on the aggression. This dead person is NOT George, George is the dead persons father. Are you confused yet? So the name George actually has nothing to do with either the dead person or the client. Why did the dead person not give their name? or the name of the person they wanted to communicate with? Charlie Kelly just came out with an incredibly common name, and the client (not the first one, but someone else he was not even talking to) made the connection. 

As for the name George, in my direct bloodline, I can count 5 men called George. So lets not pretend that Charlie came out with anything even vaguely evidential here.

Ok so I am aware this alcohol dependency there is something there with alcohol. It wasn't so much, there is something with that but it wasn’t so much the alcohol. Ok then there must be excessiveness in that in some way.


This is the problem with us skeptics, we never forget the details. Let me remind you what Charlie said about this dead person earlier.

"there would be a dependency on alcohol when this abuse would start to come about"

This has now changed, and that his problems were not so much because of the alcohol, but the client confirms his earlier statement, and he then switches again.

You do understand that - I feel like I can still talk to you I will be back to you in a moment. And I know that with it you would understand, I've got two I've definitely got two so I going to have to work with you both of you simultaneously. So because he won't, I will hunt you down, I'm joking so


One of the tricks of mediums is to go back and forth a lot, this creates confusion, and destroys the clients ability to accurately recall events. Charlie did this previously and looks like he is doing it again here.

If you really look at this last reading, what did he actually get right first time? Absolutely nothing. Everything was either second guesses, or someone not involved interjecting. We had our first name of the evening, and it was not the dead person, or either of the two clients involved, but another relative not present. We have no idea if the client is related to the dead person as that was never revealed. We really have no actual evidence of survival, and remember folks that is what mediums claim they can provide "Evidence of Survival"

(would he really thats the intelligence right there isn’t it) ok so with my man would you understand that a younger age there would be a period of time that you wouldn't have seen him.


And I know with that it's because of this aggressive nature, the family split or moved away or something like that (yes)​ I am definitely coming back to you and I know that with this after a period of time there would have been a reconnection


and for all intents and purposes you believe he’s had changed ok and I know that he is fully aware of the mistakes that he made, he is fully aware of it but I'm not sure he will not own up to it though, he is aware but he will not apologize for it very very stubborn man you understand that. (No)​ Ok now this isn't your dad is it?


Charlie decides to take a gamble here and guess that the dead person is the clients dad, he gets it wrong, as well as the claim the dead person is stubborn. Both wrong, also note how he words the final question "now this isn't your dad is it?"

Mediums will word questions in this way, so that regardless of receiving a positive or negative reply, they make it sound like they knew already.

So for example he asks

"now this isn't your dad is it?"

They could reply.
"Yes" and the medium would follow up with "yes because he is telling me......"

But when they say no, all the crowd and the client remembers is the medium "telling" them that "....this isn't your dad is it..." This is how cold reading works. And a lot of believers struggle to understand that the way the medium talks is just if not more important that what they say. The medium will nearly always tell the client to only reply with "yes or no", this allows the medium to fully control the reading and like the example above, they can ask questions in certain ways that allows them to have either a yes or a no as an answer, and still seem like they knew all along. After the event the client only remembers it the way that suits them. The medium can claim that by telling people to only answer yes or no means he is not fishing for information and so on. All very clever if you think about it!

And if you don't believe me, go listen back to ANY reading by any half decent medium, they all use this same technique.

Is this a partner of yours? I'm jumping, so I'm just popping you on hold I don't know why they won't give up the pair of them are like that they won't give up they are so stubborn in that way and for me, I feel like I'm trying to get you in a box, I want you to be someone you are not


After striking out with the father question, he takes the next obvious choice and ASKS the client if it is their partner! Again a real medium would never ever need to ask a question, only make statements, yet if you spoke to this person after the event, I guarantee you they would claim that Charlie KNEW it was their dead partner, and that he TOLD them! And that there was no way he could possibly have known and so on....

and I want my dinner on the table at 5 o'clock,

You can want!

Sorry, I can want, and it's good that we can laugh about that now but I feel that with him that was serious very very serious and I'm making you believe that you’re at fault in some way. I know that you can't talk to anyone because if it comes out episodes would arise from that so I am manipulating you in every way possible and I'm stopping all your friends, I'm stopping family I am literally pushing you into a box and putting the lid on it, you understand and I know that there is like a snapping point for you, there’s an I’ve had enough and I'm not saying you got violent, you can say that, know that you refuse it any more. I need to pop you on hold there because the manipulation comes back for me so I know that I am manipulating you in some way. You understand?

Now what I want to say is you ain't tough enough is what I want to do I'm trying to manipulate you to be tougher man than you are.


Let me give you an example because he is showing me a clip here where I’m not saying you was bullied as a child but there is an episode where you would have got caught out someone would have beat you up or something like that and I want to give you like a hammer or a big stick and I want you to go and hit that boy with the hammer or the stick and if you don't hit him with it I'm going to hit you with it and I am very aware of the fear that comes with that and so you are caught in two states of mind now so you know it's wrong to do it but I don't want to be hit with it. It's got that moment with it.

I know that with it I don't need to go down the love route here in that sense because it is just not visible in any stretch of the imagination you understand and I know it feels to me like you’ve never heard it you’ve never had the proudness from that, say no if I’m wrong. No.

Ok then that must be you?

Sorry I wasn't listening.

Hahahaha, Possibly my favourite part of the whole reading! Charlie is doing his best to come out with characters, situations, and the client stops listening! That is how important it is to them! lol.

Well you should be, I’m working hard here (sorry) ​and I feel that with you there was no love, the words spoken I love you, never heard it wouldn't be it would be discussed in any way Now I know I need to talk to both of you in the sense of this downtrodden I'm trying to keep you both from individuals at the lowest point possible but I totally believe within myself that it's the right thing for you, which is crazy I know. I'm doing it for your own good I'm doing it for your own good in that sense.

I get the impression here that the client lost interest, and Charlie was just babbling on, clearly he was failing big time here, so I am thinking its time for him to move on.

Now I’m back here, so listen, with it it feels to me like that there was some kind of patch up at the end you tried to patch it up in the end. I'm not saying forgiveness but I want it right at the end I need it to be right at the end of the life.

I didn't see this person for a few years.

Another fail for Charlie.

Ok, so you never saw him passing or you never knew of the passing. Then do you understand, what's going on now, hold on, I feel like so you never saw him at the end and you never saw him at the end then it feels to me like a message has been passed on in some way so from another family member, yeh you got it, is that going to fit you as well. 

I found out from my friend’s ex wife.

I can imagine Charlie thinking "oh for f*cks sake" at this point.

Ok that he would have spoke of you,is that what you are saying, I feel like I talk about you, I’ve offloaded in some way after many years of keeping within myself.


More failing from Charlie here. Again I get accused of cherry picking, yet anyone can go listen to the whole show, they can leave a comment, they can point out how I am lying, or manipulating anything here. Yet silence from the very people who accuse me of such things.

No, so it is there, so I will go to your message in a minute I will go to my lady quickly there.

Onto the next "mark"

So I know he knows he knows was wrong, he knows he done wrong sorry is the spirit world never say sorry, I get the feeling or the emotion of a sorry like regret or remorse but I have never heard them say it that way.

So I know that with it as bad as the episode was or that time period for you, I think that you have turned into such a completely different person but in the positive way; (yes)​ it has opened your eyes to so many false people, it has opened your eyes to so many naive situations that you would have found yourself in if you wasn't conditioned in the way that you was, it ain't ever happening to me again and so I know that there has been potential for that to happen again but you’ve just ‘I'm not doing it I'm much stronger I'm never going back there’ and I know that he in that sense he is willing you forward in that way, he is not taking any congregations or anything like that and I am not going to offend you by saying I am sorry but I know that because of the journey that you’ve had, you have had you’ve turned into this wonderful person that maybe even wants to help people in that situation, you can see it a mile off and not so directly but you can almost advise people it gets worse it gets worse so that must be happening around you as well for that to come into play so I know that I just need to give him his voice in that sense, so I thank you for letting me work with that thank you very much

How to say nothing despite speaking a lot!
Did I miss some "evidence of survival there?"

So have you brought someone with you?


You haven’t, so do you know these people beside you.

I do yes.

So would you have discussed this in any way I feel like someone needs to back me up right now that's all it is.

No​ , might have discussed it…​…...inaudible

So someone who has gone to a mediums show on their own, have discussed a dead person they would like to connect with, to other people in the audience. Now lets say you were a fake medium, what would be the best way to gather information on someone without anyone knowing? Yep, you have an associate mingle in the crowd. You place hidden microphones about. So many ways to gather information if you really want to.

No worries don't worry. Now with it for me I feel that this has never left you in any way, it's always been present it's always been there in your life and I'm not saying it has destroyed in you in some way but it hinders you in some way, do you understand that like it's, I don't mean like a chip on the shoulder but you are always mindful it only takes an episode to throw you straight back to where you are, (yes) so​ it clouds your mind and clouds your judgement in that sense. 

Now I know that with you are learning you are moving forward and you try to let it go and you try to dare I say forgive in some way but you just can't do it you just can't sort of understand why someone would do that, why someone could inflict that upon you that and I know that with that is not him asking for forgiveness I'm not doing that but I think it would benefit you in some way by not forgetting not even forgiving but letting the scenario dissolve in some way. 

So I'm not undervaluing it in any way either but I know that it has caused too much aggro already in your life and I just feel like now is a good time for you to sort of flourish it just feels to me like stop letting it hold, it's like a ball and chain around my ankle and I'm constantly dragging it along and I think he just wants to just cut the ball and chain off for you, don't let me have any more power over you anymore in that sense so I'm going to leave that. I don't want to leave anything of his there in that, I think he has done what he needed to do in that sense. 

Thank you for hearing him out and hopefully you can resolve the issue there.

Again no actual evidence, just a lot of waffle, doesn't really get any kind of response from the client, so just tells them what he thinks sounds good and ends it.

What time do I go, how long have I got?

20 minutes.

I need a Red Bull now not a water.

I need a bottle of Jack Daniels just to get through this god awful performance!

This is unbelievable this one, I am so sorry, so I have got like a, is it called a twitcher someone who likes the birds, the flying birds I mean, I don't mean like a curtain twitcher, oh I’ve embarrassed myself there, are they called that? 

it is that good and I’ve got a gentleman that would be very much drawn to the outside like that I feel quite well traveled with him so I know that he likes to be outside in that way. 

I feel that with him he is either late 60s or early 70s this gentleman but I think he ages incredibly right at the end there, there is this aging process that makes him look much older I think but I know that with him he has got this thing for like eggs, like birds eggs or a collection of eggs or birds nests it's got that kind of thing for me so I'm very very aware of that with him in that sense so please someone take this guy. So who understands that so far, loosely even, I’ll take it loosely even and I will correct myself as I go along. My man, well done!

The age is wrong.

So he is older?


Another "character" that would probably usually get a perfect hit, but this time Charlie fails, gets the age wrong, TWICE! As he then assumes it is an even older person!

Younger ok ok so everything else is ok? But I need the eggs I definitely need the eggs. 

Thats right.

So in Charlie's mind, and that of his fans, it is perfectly ok to get the most important parts of the dead person completely wrong, but as long as at least one small thing fits we can go on!

Ok and I feel that with it there is like a massive selection of these eggs, (yeh)​ and with that I don't just want the UK I want like Indonesia Malaysia, India so I've got these eggs from everywhere, absolutely everywhere, you understand that.

Not just bird eggs snakes and lizards the lizards came from all over the world, the snakes and the lizards.

The client reveals that its more than just birds eggs! Remember Charlie started off by talking about an old man who was a "twitcher" who happened to like bird eggs.

Now we have a younger character who likes bird eggs, snakes, lizards and the such from around the world!

From birdwatching old man to a younger someone who kept lizards!

So I am seeing it as eggs, I have no idea about how lizards and snakes and all that kind of stuff is done but I feel like he man makes the nests, I don't know what word I need to use for that but he would have like the incubators or something but he makes it or adjusts it for that, you would understand, so he has got a tremendous amount of knowledge on the subject in that way. Now I know with him I don't want to say reclusive but he is very private you only get very close to this man if he wants you there, If he is talking to you you are lucky. He was reclusive a bit.

He was reclusive ok his world he is just not up for conversation his world is within his confines, ok. Now I know that his knowledge doesn't just stop at snakes and lizards did you say?


I feel that his knowledge was much vaster, had a much bigger interest in the whole field of it, but narrowed down to the passion of what he had. You understand that?


Again all of this is what the client told Charlie! Charlie had an old 60s/70s birdwatcher, he was completely wrong about that, but now Charlie is repeating back to the client what they told him, as if he knew all along. This is cold reading ladies and gentlemen!

Ok, now do you understand like display cabinets as well like where he would keep this kind of stuff and with it, I don't know the word to use, I know what word I would use outside but of a public format I don't know what word to use so if someone could help me and shout it out, but it is very precise with labeling, (yes) I​ mean like it's got everything upon this label with it. I feel that with him he's got like everything, all his money goes into this project of his so with him, he looks a bit worn, a little bit…..

He looked a lot older than what he was.

All of this display cabinet stuff is coming directly from the fact the client told Charlie that this dead person had lizards and snakes, so common sense would mean he would need somewhere to keep them! The bath aint gonna do is it! So what Charlie has done is take the information he was told by the client, and then elaborate on it using common sense and basic guesswork.

Yeh that was a good word, I like that, alright then, well done.

So you understand what I mean then in that sense. So he is just making me aware that he hasn't got time for it I don't feel like I’ve got time for people, don't like people just wants to stay away from people this is what he wants to do no one understands me, it's got that type of feel to it.

That’s right.

Because usually people who collect lizards and snakes are such friendly social people right! Stereotyping I know.

This is probably the craziest statement I going to go away with and it's recorded which is a nightmare, is there a connection with him and Worzel Gummidge, I'm seeing like Worzel Gummidge?

Can't say that.

No, really? Don't know what that's about then.

Neither do I Charlie! But I am sure you will find a way to twist this somehow.

He changed his head didn't he Worzel, didn't he change his head all the time all the time something like that's what I'm seeing.

If you are trying to say he is schizophrenic yes he was.

Oh sweet Jesus! lol. Now the client has told Charlie that the dead person was Schizophrenic! Again Charlie NEVER told the client that! They told him!

Oh right ok, I need to remember that, if I see Worzel then they are schizophrenic, ok I’m happy with that, because thats a man of many different heads isn't it, I like that, I like that I'll frame that now. I'm am just aware of it in that way.

I will applaud Charlie here for twisting that in such a way to get a hit, but then I wonder if he has used the Worzel gimmick before? (if you have heard him say this please let us know in the comments)

The reason I ask is that Charlie used the words "changed his head".
This could also work if someone changed their mind often, if they had bi-polar or depression. It could work if they had very different interests, for example one day they are a younger man playing with snakes, and the next day they are an elderly man birdwatching!

Now do you understand you must have had some sort of dealing when he’s passed in his belongings there must be a dealing with it?

There was a lot arguments.

The client revealing the arguments here, this gives Charlie a lot of different directions to go in if he chooses.

I understand that but I don't just want eggs I feel like there is weird stuff going on there as well.

He was obsessive with his birds and his snakes and he had all the blood lines, he could track them all the way back.

There is only 2 white boa constrictors in the world and he had one of them.

Ok so, That constitutes weird doesn't it and with that it feels like you are you’re dealing with that in some way there is some sort of hand in that you are having in getting rid of it I don't know what I'm trying to say, you are involved in some way There was a big argument.

Remember that the client told Charlie that there were arguments, here he is repeating it back to them.

Ok So why is he here for you , bet you’re panicking aren't you, nothing like Charlie right now is there. So, and that is your friend beside you, so ok. So for me I just feel like you have lived a life, and you are free to say no here it's just what I'm getting it's a feeling you lived a lived life that you thought you were living that's what society thinks I’ve got to do, that's everything I want to do and of late you’re like do you know what I have had enough of this I going to do what I want to do I don't care what people think, it's this flip of a coin, do you know what I'm done pleasing people I need to look after myself a little bit.

That's about right.

Ok and that's why he is here today to prompt you to move forward in that because it's doing you good, you're seeing the world through a new set of eyes or you’re seeing new opportunity. I just feel like things are opening up for you because you have removed the restriction of society in that sense, so he prompts you in that way. I appreciate that a schizophrenic’s point of view is not the greatest but they are not like that anymore when they go over there so ok it's just evidence they are just giving me evidence, his guidance will be sound it will really be sound. 

Remember it was the client who revealed the dead person was Schizophrenic, but Charlie makes sure to say it back to them. Helps with the false recall after the event of who said what.

So I know that you are in happier place and you can see a new way of life and I prompt you keep going forward in that direction, don't go back to what you know, don't go back to what people want you to do, do what you want to do.

Bless you, thank you.

Cool thanks for working with me, one more?

One more, one more yeh.

Ok, I'm struggling I'm looking for normal, looking for normal.

Ok so I have a lady here, I have a lady, just to double check it have I got someone in from Glasgow, have I got a Scottish some connection in the room; so you two, I’ve already worked with you two so it's highly unlikely, keep listening.

I was born in Glasgow.

So he has already spoken to some people, he says a Scottish connection. and THEY reveal they are from Glasgow.

You were born in Glasgow, that's a Glasgow connection then isn’t it? 

Yes Charlie but you said Scottish connection, you did not mention Glasgow, they did. But by repeating it back to them, it kinda sounds like you came up with it right? What kind of magic trickery is this!!?? Oh yeah, it is cold reading.

Ok so, I think it's mum I’ve got here but I need to do more with it, I can't just give you that, I need to do with it than that, so there is no one else here from Glasgow or Glasgow connection.

I've got Glasgow connections.

You were the last person I expected to say that to be honest with you.

I get everywhere. (inaudible)

Discipline Charlie, discipline. Ok so, mum was my lady there, I need defiance with her, I need defiance with mum so a very defiant lady and a very powerful lady and what I mean is that if there’s an argument she’s going to be involved in it in some way, she will be the first one in, it's got that feel to it for me it's not you?

Who are you talking to are you talking to this lady?

That lady I believe. Do you understand that?

Do I understand yes, definitely.

Oh, It's very unusual for me to go to someone twice, I can't call it out, I know what you mean.

So he started with a Scottish connection, he moved about abit, but has ended up back with someone he read earlier, THEY are the ones trying to make the connection to what Charlie is saying. That is why readings to a room of people is easy, you just say something random and hope it fits someone, and it usually will.

I don't get to pick the queue cos I wouldn't pick Worzel Gummidge. I know that I wouldn't do any of that so there so must be a reason why they are coming through a second time. There is definitely no-one else not putting their hand up, this really is your last chance. You? Glasgow connection I need the woman to be quite violent, it's a violent connection to it (violent?)​ yes, she would have punched someone in the face, really would have punched someone in the face.

I can take that. 

For her to punch someone in the face, she wouldn’t punch someone but someone quite violent towards her?

No, no, no, this woman is like the man of the house I need her to be the man of the house this woman is defiant.

Physical punch or sexual attack??

I think it is a physical punch, you don't understand that?


So I will remove Glasgow at the moment because I have got your voice would someone understand that, a woman but with no Glasgow, does anyone else understand that, no. I wouldn't own up to it either to be honest with you. 

Nothing to do with people not owning up, it is that you are spouting utter rubbish Charlie.

But, for me let me work with her for a minute, she seems a very very active lady in her younger years she has a lot of problems going on at the end of her life, what I mean that my back is absolutely killing me so I've either got arthritis to the back I'm struggling to walk and I’m borderline diabetic so I got a lot of problems going on and I'm taking a lot of medication a lot of medication is counteracting all these other problems that I've got going on in my body.

I know that is my mum.

He "knows" that it is his mother. Hmmmm. Are things about to get a bit suspicious?

It is, so I'm going to work with you and I know that with her, so you would understand that when I say she is blunt I mean really blunt? What's your name?


Jay? I know that. Are you Jay Love?


Ok cool, nice to meet you.

That awkward moment when Charlie pretends to be meeting Jay Love for the first time! Now long time readers of BadPsychics might remember Jay Love. For those who don't recall, Jay Love once tried to befriend me on facebook. He has Greek heritage and tried to use that as a way to get in with me.

You can read more on Jay Love or Jason Anastas as he goes by these days on the forum by clicking here.

And you can sear

You might even find out about the time Jay Love threatened an elderly man! Yep Jay Love really is a terrible human being.

You’re telling everyone my mum punched people? You are spot on, you have got my mum there.

Ok is your name shortened or is it Jay?

Right what's happened is I've just switched over the greek name which is Jason ?????? my mum's maiden name shortened.

But I think if people knocked on your door and went is Jay there she would shut the door she was like no you call him by his real name.

Yeh Jason.

Ok right it's like Is Jay there, it's bonk and she would just go and sit down. You wont be informed that your mates are stood outside the door because they didn't call you by your real name.

Yes I gather what she's talking about.

Ok and I've got this sense of like not embarrassment but it's like mum what are you doing it's everywhere we go everywhere you do it, she has got this way to her now it's not cynical but but it's just who mum is it's just the way she is and I feel like I do not want to be in Tescos queue in and someone try and push in front of her because that is a scene which no one needs she will raise her voice or do something in that way you understand.


Now I am also aware there is something with music, now generic maybe with Greek, but there’s something with music but it's like the Greeks must have huge parties, again that must be generic in some way but with it, it feels like the party is in Glasgow that's what it feels like (yeh)​ so although in my mind Greeks are large and they’re cuddles and they’re absolutely everything and immediately they go to Glasgow at this party and it's just a huge punch up it's like everyone is having a mass brawl. 

Charlie says he is being generic here, I would say he is being rather racist. I am of Greek Cypriot descent, and I take offence at what Charlie says here.

I’m talking about my sisters and brothers are flying to Glasgow to go and see my family. 

So right ok, you understand why that’s coming in in that way cool. So I know that with it she's giving me this sense of always being there, always like, I feel like she knew everybody. 


What happened to this big punch up?

Like in the town everyone knows her and so I think that if you’re around the corner, as an example I'm not saying this is it, but if you’re knocking on someone's door or having a sneaky fag somewhere, you will go in and you have no idea but she knows the entire story and you're like oh my god how does she know that, and it's not until maybe 2 or 3 years later you realise everyone knows mum, everyone knows her, everyone’s squealing on you or keeping their eye on you in that way, you understand that.


Has Charlie been watching some Greek tv here?

For the record this is not evidence of survival, this is someone who has watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and judges the entirety of Greeks of being like that!


So I know that with it there is a troublesome childhood for yourself, she is making me aware of not necessarily bullying but I just feel restrictions in some area and it feels monetary in some way, you know like things were tight, it was a little bit difficult in that way but she always came up with the goods, she always got you through it some way not the way you wanted to but she got you there and I feel that that's where she wants to go with this message. There's something like that in your world where things are becoming or have been a little bit difficult or have been a little bit problematic.

Yes that's right.

and i feel that with it you got through it, you’ve come through it you got out of it as you always do. You seem to have like this little lucky charm about you where things always seem to right themselves in the end.

Yes I reckon that's the spirit world.

Ok and for me it's her just letting you know that she's there, she's doing her motherly job not quite the way everyone else would understand a loving mum would give you a hug, a cuddle and a kiss, more in the way of ‘Jay get on with it, stop messing around’ duh duh duh very black and white in that sense. You understand?


So I'm going to leave mum’s character with you.

??????? She was in a violent relationship in Glasgow I'm a step dad that's what I

???? smack him in the mouth ???

Oh right, that's what I saw.

She’s going to ?????

I'm not.


The audio is a bit bad here, apologies.
I see little point in really examining what Charlie Kelly says to Jay Love here, mainly because we already know that Jay Love is a fake psychic, and the very fact he is at this gig stinks to high heaven, and the fact he is the final reading of the evening smacks of a fix. An easy way to end the night with someone just agreeing with the medium, no real evidence given, just a lot of generic stereotyping of Greeks.

No hands go up now please. So cool, so I leave her character with you. Thank you ladies and gentlemen.

And that is it!
So did I miss anything? Did I cherry pick any data and ignore the good stuff?
I started to look into Charlie Kelly because I was told he was the real deal.
The reality however is that he is not the real deal. It is my opinion that he cold reads, and I hope that in this article and the previous one I have shown in great detail how he does just that.

For now that is me signing off.

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