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