12 April 2018

Did we catch Thomas John: Manhattan Medium posting a faked testimonial?


I had an interesting email from someone concerned about Thomas John, they believed that he had printed a faked testimonial. So I checked it out.


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The original post was posted here.
https://www.facebook.com/MediumThomasfans/posts/1651038754963338

Now when you click that link you get.


Luckily I copy and pasted it before he removed the fake testimonial.
I received a marvelous e-mail today from a woman I gave a reading to about 6 months ago. What an amazing transformation because she was open to messages from Spirit!
Dear Thomas, 

About 6 months ago, I had a reading with you. My sister had gifted it to me. It was by the phone---I'm not sure if you remember, I was the one who had just come back from Ireland, and we spoke about Ireland. 

When you gave me my reading, I have to be honest, listening back on the tape, I was very difficult with you and I am not sure why I was like that. I noticed that you were getting very specific details and I was not being helpful to you at all. I am sure you don't like people to tell you lots of extra details, but I truly felt my energy I was being difficult intentionally. 

The focus on my reading was speaking to my daughter, who passed away at 19 years old. She was my only daughter and we were VERY close---like best friends.
There were so many amazing things you validated! To be honest, I was skeptical. My mind went to a million places---did he Google me? Did he guess things? Did my mother tell him things? Does he have a way to spy on me? YES....I went crazy for a second! Lol! 

When we ended the reading, I had so many emotions---validation, happiness, sadness, excitement, curiosity. I will even admit that I "Googled" you and I saw you had some trouble in your past. This made me MORE skeptical. 

However about a month ago, I decided to listen to my reading again and the most amazing thing happened to me. While I was listening to the reading, you said, "I see a purple bear with a bow on it." I didn't validate it, but you said, "I literally see you finding it in the weirdest of places!" The day before I re-listened to my reading, I was going through my daughters items and I came across a purple bear. It was inside of her coat pocket. To be honest, I have no idea how or why it got there. I am not sure. I am attaching a photograph. 

Another amazing thing happened. You told me about a "plastic rectangle thing, two of them, attached together, with hearts on them." Again, when you said this to me, I was like WTF......two days ago, FOUND those in my daughters stuff! Yup! Exactly as you said......attaching pics of both!!!!!!! 

Thomas, I will forever be a believer in you and I know that you have a gift that is beyond anything I have ever experienced. Thank you for continuing to share and please, keep up your amazing work. You have healed the heart of this very sad Mother!
Thank you so much, Carin S.
West Bloomfield MI

Before I posted this article, we knew that as soon as I did, he would delete the post as he would have been found out, and then he will simply deny all knowledge, and/or block anyone who questions him about it. So we thought it might be worth sending private messages to some of his followers, letting them know what he had done, so they could see for themselves. Of course the risk being one of them challenges him and he removes the testimonial, and that is what he did.

But so far I have not actually proven the testimonial was faked have I? Well read on....

Now the testimonial itself is the typical thing that mediums publish as if to prove what they do is real. But us skeptics, we know better don't we!

Well the person who emailed me regarding this pointed out the bear picture is actually from an Ebay listing.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Russ-Bears

But what about that bookmark?

Well a quick reverse image search on google, and it is literally everywhere, loads of posts on Pinterest.


So what does this tell us?

Well there are two possibilities.

1. Thomas John just made up the testimonial, found those two unconnected photos, made up a nice little story to fit them together, and published them as proof of his magical powers.

2. Someone emailed Thomas John pretending that he had given them a spot on reading, and found photos that would match up to what he told them.

Personally I suspect number 1, as that is the most obvious, but even if it is number 2, that would only show that Thomas John has no idea when someone is lying to him, and that he has no problem posting a faked testimonial if it makes him sound good.

Either way it would suggest he has no psychic powers. For he either made it up himself, or he could not tell when someone had made up a story about him being correct in a reading, and therefore the original reading was also fake.

In future any time you see any testimonial that a psychic/medium posts, be skeptical.

We will let you make your own minds up as to how this effects Thomas John's claims of being a medium. Personally I believe he had no real psychic abilities, and that he cannot communicate with the dead.

By Jon Donnis

This article is purely the opinion of the author, and may or may not represent the opinions of BadPsychics.com


5 April 2018

Hot Reading in the 21st Century - How the modern medium cheats!


Recently I have written articles on a number of topics, in the hope of educating people and helping people fight back against the scam that is the psychic reading and/or Mediumship.

Catch up on those by clicking the links below.
How to expose a medium yourself.
and
Spiritualist Church Medium Secrets.

Today I want to take a closer look at how modern mediums will hot read their victims using modern. technology, and how you can take steps to prevent this, if you are still determined to visit these grief vampires.

In the Church Mediums article I spoke about "The Blue Book" method of hot reading, well this very old fashioned method works great in Spiritualist Churches, when you have the same people attending every week. But what about when a medium hires a function room in a hotel, or a library, where they will most likely be faced with people they have not seen before. Well many more experienced mediums will just stick to cold reading, especially if they have gig after gig every night of the week. It is simply not worth the hassle and time to employ stooges, use recording equipment and so on. Just go on stage, use a few pre-prepared characters which always seem to hit, like the young man who died on the motorbike, or the old man with emphysema, and so on. Go to enough shows and these made up characters seem to appear rather regularly.

It has been alleged that Sally Morgan employs various methods as well as cold reading, one being to get everyone to leave a message for a dead loved one in a bowl, which she will then pick out later in the show to connect with. Use your imagination here, and you can figure out what could possibly be going on. Not to mention the whole scandal of the ear piece which she denied using, then there was video of her removing this non existent ear piece, so she said that was for stage direction, and so on, a legal case against the Daily Mail, big pay out cause they couldn't prove it and so on.

Regardless of that, any time you see ANY medium perform using a madonna style headset be warned, despite what they claim, there is usually more going on. I saw that first hand at a Simon Peters show, when his mic picked up the secret feed he was getting in his ear.

No medium needs a head set, or head phones, or anything like that. They can hold a mic. It is real easy. Also beware of mediums with long hair, that also covers a multitude of sins.

These are all old school techniques, but I want to show you the new school techniques.

So you are on Facebook, and you hear of a new up and coming medium, he or she has been getting rave reviews, so what do you do? You go follow a page or join a group set up by said medium, you might add them as a friend on facebook, or you might end up making friends of other people in the group and you add them.

Suddenly your entire history is available to that medium should they want it.
And what do you do when a show is announced? You click "going" to show you are going to the show.

The moment you joined that group, followed that page, or added anyone vaguely connected to that medium, you lose all right to say "they had no way of knowing......"

Even the most careful of facebook user will not have covered every base when trying to protect their data. 
You know those little games you play, those apps you give permission to, to give you a horoscope reading, that data is for sale. For all you know a medium you follow created that app, and guess what, when you gave that app permission, you gave it every detail on your account.

So right now I want you to go to Facebook. Using the menu, find the link to settings, then click on APPS.
You should end up here
https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications

Now have a look through your apps. Is there a lot there? Yeah I thought so. My advice, remove the lot.

Next go to Timeline and Tagging Settings
Now to stop a nosy medium from snooping on your page, if they are not connected as a friend, then you need to tighten up these settings, have a look through and make them as secure as possible.

Next go to Privacy, again if needed make these settings much more secure.
The most important one to secure is your friends list, and you want to make it so that only you can view it.

Now why would I suggest this?
Well let's say I am a dodgy medium, maybe your photos are all private, your timeline is pretty secure, there is really nothing I can see on your profile unless I am your friend, so how can I gather info on you, well the first thing I would do is go to your friends list. I am gonna start by searching for people with your surname, that is the easiest way to find siblings, children, parents and so on. And what happens when someone dies who had a Facebook account? It ends up being left as a tribute page. So if I am a psychic and find the page of your dead relative, I can end up finding out everything I need to know to pretend they are coming through in a reading.

Other things you can do if you have access to someones friends list. You can look at profile pictures, maybe your best friend has you on their profile photo, this is gold to a psychic, for it gives them another way to research you, and if that friend doesn't have a secure enough account the psychic can look through photos and see what places you go, what you do and so on. It all helps when building up the reading. For example, is there photos of you in fancy dress at Halloween? The medium could say.

"They are telling me how much you like dressing up, they are showing me blue paint, would you understand that?"

Guess what, you dressed up as a Smurf for Halloween, but the medium had no possible way of knowing that did they?

Another setting to tighten up is the one about who can search for you using an email address. Even if you don't follow a mediums page or are in their group, maybe you book tickets to a gig online and use your email, guess what, that email just exposed your facebook page. 

One time I pointed that out to someone, and they said "but I didn't use my real email address" upon some slight investigative work, they had a @hotmail.co.uk address for facebook, but used a @yahoo.com email for booking tickets, but the bit before the @ was the same on both. And on both it was their full name with a dot and numbers. So even if you don't give your name when you book, you are giving your name in your email address. Search for that name, their location, check their likes and it is pretty clear if you have the right person.

The only way you can be safe with an email address is if it is a brand new one, never used anywhere before, and does not contain your name within it. This really should be common sense, but sadly so many people make this mistake.

So now your facebook is nice and secure, what else is there. Well of course there is Instagram. Again if your account is public, and your username is your real name, or anything easily searched for, you have just given the medium another way to find out info on you. You Gran died, what do you do? You put a RIP message on your Instagram, a photo of you with her and so on. And who will comment? People who knew her, and suddenly the medium has a load more people to use to find information about this dead relative.

So just two pieces of advice here, make your profile private, that will stop people seeing your photos as well as your friends list, and change your username to something completely unconnected to you, your real name or anything that could be guessed. DO NOT PUT YOUR REAL NAME ON YOUR INSTAGRAM!

Twitter, again same advice as above, check your permissions, now consider what you use Twitter for, the vast majority of people will have a public account on Twitter, so your entire history is now view-able, and can be downloaded in it's entirety in a matter of seconds. Imagine the sheer amount of data a medium can pick up from there. They have everything you have ever posted in front of them in a simple document file. Thousands of tweets, well they are unlikely to read through them one by one, but they can always do a search for keywords like RIP, Dad, Mum, Gran and so on. And very quickly a picture can be built up of someone. 

If you are on Social Media, unless you are incredibly careful and private, it is almost impossible to stop someone researching you. And however much you convince yourself that you cant be found from just a phone number or an email, try and google your own details, google your name, then click the images tag, google your email address, see what comes up. This info is all available to a medium who knows you are going to his gig and wants to hot read you.

Let's get away from social media a bit. In the old days when a medium would arrange a gig in a town, they would send someone to a local shop, buy the local paper, and look up the obituaries. In 2018 you don't even need to do this.

A random medium, Derek Acorah, he has a show tonight in Brierley Hill in Dudley, England.
Google "Brierley Hill obituaries" and you get multiple links to local papers that have a list of obituaries in them.


Many of the sites will even have a search function.
So I know that Steve McBobberson has booked a ticket for my show, or perhaps has clicked on the "Going" link on my facebook page. But I can't be bothered to search through their social media page, instead I can search for their surname on the obituaries for that local area. Maybe I get lucky and the name matches up. These obituaries will not only have the name of the person who has died, but their age, their relatives names, what they did for a living and sometimes even how they died.

If I am a medium, I am not interested in the 91 year old who died peacefully in her sleep, because it is unlikely that any of her relatives will feel the need to visit a medium. No I am interested in people who died at any age under 65, as that would be considered too young to die.

And now these obituary sites even have comment sections for each person who has died whereby people can leave messages. This is gold for a medium. So they go through names of people they know will be attending their show, they scan obituaries for surnames that match, they match up names of the living to that on their list. And if all of this is matching up, and if the person died young. Perhaps the obituary says something like "They were taken from us too young", then the medium can assume this person was in an accident, or even killed, and now the medium as the name of the dead, their relatives name and so on, a quick google search for "Bob McBobberson Accident" and it was probably covered in the local paper, and now you have the name and how they died as well as the names of all their relatives.

And all this from Steve McBobberson clicking "going" on a facebook event page, or from steve.mcbobberson@"£$%.com email address.

We live in a world where nothing is private, we moan about excessive CCTV cameras filming us everywhere, yet we invited the world into our living room through social media.

And criminals are taking advantage of this. You are making life easier for mediums than it has ever been in history. Yet you then tell me some medium told you something they had no way of knowing!?

Before you think the medium had no way of knowing something, ask yourself, what is more likely? Is it real, or were you fooled.

There is no shame in being fooled, it has happened to all of us, even me, but there is shame that after you are fooled you keep being fooled by the same trick. And if you do not do anything to prevent being fooled, especially in this age of technology and living our lives online, then you have to seriously question yourself and ask why you invite this upon yourself.

If you post on a forum, the webmaster can see your email address, they can see your IP, on some forums they can even read your private messages. However much you convince yourself that no one can research you, I promise you, you are wrong. And if there is a possibility that someone can research you, even if you consider that chance to be small, it is still infinitely more likely than your dead granny telling a medium that she thinks your new kitchen looks lovely.

Be smart. Try it yourself, research yourself. And then try to tighten up that security, it will never be perfect, and if someone is knowledgeable enough then can still figure things out, but ask yourself, if you make it really hard for a medium to cheat, then they are less likely to try and cheat you.

But of course my final piece of advice is simply to save your money, don't go to that medium, don't take the chance you will be conned.

By Jon Donnis

3 April 2018

FACT CHECK: Does Most Haunted get 30% more viewers today than 10 years ago?


Claim: Most Haunted gets 30% more viewers today, than 10 years ago.

Lets take a look at the stats to see if this is true.

Most Haunted airs on a Freeview channel in 2018. REALLY is accessible to everyone who has a TV. So that is roughly 27 million people who have the ability to watch if they so chose.

Season 21 - 2018
19 Jan. 2018 Ep01: 301,000
26 Jan. 2018 Ep02: 204,000
02 Feb. 2018 Ep03: 228,000
09 Feb. 2018 Ep04: 281,000
16 Feb. 2018 Ep05: 194,000
23 Feb. 2018 Ep06: 143,000
02 Mar. 2018 Ep07: 236,000 - (As Live Special)
09 Mar. 2018 Ep08: 247,000 - (As Live Special)
16 Mar. 2018 Ep09: 208,000
23 Mar. 2018 Ep10: 255,000


In 2008, Most Haunted aired on pay channel, Living TV, this was only accessible if you paid for an entertainment package from Sky TV or Virgin TV. And had a much smaller potential audience compared to today.

Season 10 - 2008
19 Feb. 2008 Ep01: 228,000
26 Feb. 2008 Ep02: 186,000
04 Mar. 2008 Ep03: 258,000
11 Mar. 2008 Ep04: 260,000
18 Mar. 2008 Ep05: 304,000
25 Mar. 2008 Ep06: 266,000
26 Mar. 2008 Ep07: 356,000
27 Mar. 2008 Ep08: 404,000
28 Mar. 2008 Ep09: 373,000
29 Mar. 2008 Ep10: 373,000
30 Mar. 2008 Ep11: 480,000
01 Apr. 2008 Ep12: 344,000
08 Apr. 2008 Ep13: 194,000
15 Apr. 2008 Ep14: 203,000
22 Apr. 2008 Ep15: 222,000
29 Apr. 2008 Ep16: 204,000

The highest rated single episode from season 21 had 301,000 viewers.

The highest rated episode from season 10 had 480,000 viewers.

The average episode rating for Season 21 is 267,000

The average episode rating for Season 10 is 290,000

Claim: Most Haunted gets 30% more viewers today, than 10 years ago.


28 March 2018

The secrets behind the Spiritualist Church Mediums


A few days ago I published an article in the hope that people could start to look at readings from Psychics/Mediums and by using some basic knowledge start to figure out what was really going.

If you haven't yet, please read that article by clicking the link below.
http://www.badpsychics.com/2018/03/a-start-in-how-to-expose-fake.html

That article made a few assumptions, the main one being that the medium had no prior knowledge on any person being read, and was not being fed any information either before or during the reading.

One of the problems I face is when someone emails me and they say they saw a medium in a spiritualist church, and they never asked for any money, yet they were incredibly accurate. How do I explain that?

Well firstly just because a medium does not charge, does not mean he or she is not making any money, many spiritualist churches will pay mediums to perform, and of course the bigger the name, the bigger the paycheck. All spiritualist churches will ask for donations, so even if you only have 20 people in some small room above a library in Dudley, that can quickly translate into some money, I've witnessed pensioners throw £20 notes into the collection tray before.

But often Spiritualist churches are just an easy way for a medium to drum up trade so they can sell private readings which is where the big bucks come in. It also gives them a way to appear more spiritual, more honest, after all we are told that all mediums are only in it for the money right? So a medium doing a gig in a spiritualist church whereby he might only get his travel expenses covered, he must be the real deal?

But like I said, it is all about selling those private readings, and what better way than in a spiritualist church whereby many of the readings are scarily accurate. So accurate that you simply cant put it down to cold reading. But how is this possible when then medium may never have even performed at that Spiritualist church before?

The answer? Something called "The Book", also known as "The Blue Book", "The Data", "The Info", "The Run Down", and many more names.

In Lemar Keenes book "The Psychic Mafia" he referred to "The Blue Book", this was where all the information was kept on the regular attendees.

In my investigations over the past 15+ years, one thing I have realised is that pretty much every Spiritualist Church will have this book. Now please understand, that the word "Book" will conjure a very specific image in your head, instead you need to see this as not just a book, but a collection of information, this could be a notepad with hand written notes on, a Rolodex with individual cards on, a USB stick files with info on. I even heard of a single document file being held on a google drive and that being "The Book" of that Spiritualist church. It varies from Church to Church.

One person at each Church will be in charge of the book, often it is not the official secretary, or treasurer, or even the President of the church, usually it is someone who they themselves claim psychic powers, but they will often lead proceedings in the Church, and often are in charge of booking the mediums to perform.

If you are a regular experienced medium, and you are to perform at a Church, you will be contacted by the booker, and given the date, and if everything is agreed, when you arrive at the Church, before the service, you will require some private time to do some meditation, this is usually when the medium is given the book, so they can prepare for the show.

If you are a newer medium, you will need to be introduced to the right people as you go along. This is why often young mediums will have a mentor, or seem to be hand picked, they are literally being groomed and told the secrets. But since these are secrets, everything is done very privately, and you need to earn your trust, and as such younger, newer mediums would not even be told of the existence of the book, and instead just be expected to go out there and cold read, to earn their stripes.

I know of people who worked very high up at the SNU, in administerial positions who were never let in on the gig, and they went their whole lives believing that mediumship was real. People who ran the Churches would not be in on it. This is why the SNU (Spiritualists' National Union) would always want to control and be in charge of any Spiritualist Church, they would literally confiscate the deeds to Churches, and ban any of their mediums from performing at any non SNU Churches. Of course I would never claim that any SNU Affiliated Church would ever use the Book, or use any means of prior research on their congregation.
Although I once attended a SNU Spiritualist Church and someone realised who I was, and the medium who was due to perform, mysteriously had to leave and the service was left without a medium. Very strange coincidence.

You thought Scientology was a secretive organisation, trust me Spiritualist Churches are way more secretive.

So you can understand that a medium can sit down for 30 minutes before a show, look at the book, and have enough information to go out there and have an incredibly accurate performance.

But how is this book collated I hear you ask?

Well first of all have you ever been to a Spiritualist Church? if the answer is no, then DON'T, stay away. Don't even go for a laugh or because a friend wants you to see what it is all about. Do not waste your time.

If the answer is yes, have you ever noticed they have a big remembrance book that you can leave a message to your loved ones in spirit?

"I miss you Grandpa Joe, your Grandchildren all love you, and are happy you can now walk again in spirit. Lots of love from Peter, Lucy and Steve"

It is full of messages like that. So instantly you have a fair bit of information about Grandpa Joe and his family, right. Imagine how much information you could collect on a regular attendee who comes every single week!

Have you ever tried to sit in a chair right at the front? You will often be told these seats are reserved. They are reserved for the regulars, and yes they will sit in the same chair every week. And guess who often gets the readings. Yep the people at the front.

These people aren't plants, they are not in on the gig, they are just the most loyal followers of the Church. These will be the people who will have the most information recorded about them in the book. They will also be the most generous financially to the Church, and they will be the ones most addicted to the drug of mediumship, and getting that one final message.

An example of how information might be stored on someone.
Dora McMichaels, Seat 1C
Age 89, Widow to Bert McMichaels, died aged 74, Heart Attack. Liked toy trains. Irish Accent, scared of spiders, liked Whiskey and Cigar.
1 of 5 sisters, Gertrude (Gertie), Margaret (Margy), Susan, Elizabeth.
4 Children, 8 Grandchildren. Grandson Michael (Motorbike Accident, 24)
Irish/Scottish Backgroud. Singer in youth.

From just that, a medium could easily drag out a 20 minute reading, create stories, describe characters and so on. And as this reading goes on, someone is talking notes seeing if she gives any new info to add to the book.

In one Spiritualist Church I went to, I spotted hidden microphones, one in the middle of each line of chairs. And before the show started as people were all kept waiting, what were they doing? You guessed it, they were talking about who they hoped the medium would bring through from spirit.

So one security camera on the ceiling, hidden microphone, and someone sat in the office with a notepad and pen, and you suddenly have another level in information collection, this is especially useful if you have first time visitors.

In the old days they would have a stooge at each service, who would pretend to be one of the people attending, they would strike up conversations, listen in on what people were saying, and then make little notes when no one was looking.

So you don't need fancy technology, although it helps, just ask Simon Peters, he is still wearing that headset even after I exposed him. Oh well.

The point of all of this is that often when you go to a Spiritualist Church you are seeing hot reading, ever wondered why some mediums have such a high accuracy rate at their local Church, but as soon as they are away from that and doing hotel function room shows, their accuracy rate plummets and they are back to asking endless questions. Well now you know.

The Spiritualist Church is just another way for you to be fooled by people peddling promises of immortality, but at the end of the day you will just end up poorer.

Stay Away.

By Jon Donnis.

25 March 2018

A start in how to expose a fake psychic/medium.


Pick a psychic, any psychic.

For the sake of this article, I will use the word psychic as a catch all word to describe anyone who claims psychic, paranormal or medium powers. So please no comments about me not knowing the difference.

One of the problems I face, is that I receive a lot of messages, either by email, or through social media. They usually go something like this.

"Have you heard of psychic Bob McBobberson, he is such a fraud, I wish you would expose him."

(Disclaimer: Bob McBobberson is a made up name, however if there is a real world, self proclaimed psychic by that name, I guarantee you he is a fake.)

I then face a dilema, if that psychic is a small time internet only psychic, with a few hundred followers, if I expose him, and put his name on this site, I will inadvertently give him publicity, and he can then claim to be in the same league as many of the big name psychics I have exposed.

I have literally seen psychics use being exposed on this site, as a badge of honour to say to their followers to gain sympathy. So as you can imagine, the last thing I want to do is help give a psychic publicity, even if I am exposing them along the way. You see believers will see such an article, and not read it, they will instantly dismiss it because it is written by me and published on this site. And clearly that is not a good thing for me, or for skepticism in general.

For bigger name psychics this is not a problem, as their names are already out there, and often I will get such a name thrown at me as someone who has never been exposed. Usually when I hear that, I will find a clip of them, and expose how they do it. Job done. My site ranks very highly in google, and their fans tend to read such articles.

It is much easier to reveal the truth to a fan of Gordon Smith for example, than a fan of Bob McBobberson, for the fan of Smith will have invested a lot of time and money in that psychic, going to shows, buying books and so on, so they will want to prove me wrong, and will try to find flaws in what I write, so will actually read my article. Of course the hope is, by doing that they realise they were fooled, get angry and never spend a penny of that psychic again.

Whereas fans of Bob McBobberson will be the types of believer that jump from one psychic to the next, again and again, trying to get that "fix" to feed their addiction.

So what I want to do here, is try to help people understand how to expose a psychic themselves, and at the very least, see through some of the tricks they would have previously fallen for.

And with that I am going to try to talk you through my thought process when I am faced with exposing a medium.

If you read through my replies to comments on this site, or on the forum, you will notice that I always offer a challenge to someone who is defending a psychic. That challenge is always the same.

Show me an unedited recording/video or a psychic you are 100% convinced is real, and I guarantee you 100% that I can show you how it is done.

Now the first thing you should notice here is what I am asking for, I am asking for an unedited recording. The reason is I understand how television works. When Colin Fry used to record his TV show, he would record for a few hours, but the final show would only be 25 minutes. His readings would seem incredibly accurate and the responses of the people being read, would completely validate what he had told them, whether that was in post show interviews, or even the affirmative nods on their faces during the show.

When making television, all entertainment shows need certain reactions from the audience. On X-Factor for examples, the warm up guy will often ask the crowd to give a standing ovation that can be filmed and used later. And peoples reactions will be filmed and shown out of order. There is no difference when it comes to psychics and their TV shows.

If a woman is shown nodding affirmatively to something the psychic has said, or crying, or some other emotion, you never truly know if that is a direct reaction to what the psychic has said, or if that has been edited to make the psychic seem more accurate. You are witnessing an edit, and every time the camera switches, there is a chance you are not seeing something in real time. So when I ask for an unedited recording, all that means is that it hasn't been professionally produced.

Often I will take such unedited records direct from a psychic's own youtube page. Because often they themselves are proud of their own work, and know that 99% of people who watch it, wont realise what is going on.

So when judging a psychic that you believe is real, or at least think are doing something you cant easily explain, make sure you are not watching something with multiple cameras, edits and cuts. So forget professionally produced TV shows.

One thing to note here, there is always a chance of hot reading, whether that is researching someone who has booked a reading using their name, email, whatever, there are endless ways to research someone. Just look at the latest Facebook scandal with data being sold. There are so many ways to find out about people in the world of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so on.

But let's assume the person has not been researched and the psychic really has no idea who they are and has no prior knowledge on them, this reading could be one on one, or it could be someone picked out from an audience. How do we start to spot a fake?

The absolute easiest way to spot a fake psychic is if they tell the client to only answer yes or no. This is the oldest trick in the book, a psychic does this so they can claim that they are not fishing for information, or that the client is telling them things and so on. The truth is the complete opposite, the psychic by forcing the client to only answer in one of two ways is taking complete control of the reading, they are able to frame it in such a way that most times regardless of how the client reacts, it will end up being a hit.

Let me give you a simple example.

Psychic: Did your Grandfather smoke?
Client: No
Psychic: Yes he is telling me it disgusted him.
Client: Correct.

So the person then comes away thinking the psychic knew that your Grandfather didn't like people who smoked. Let's try again.

Psychic: Did your Grandfather smoke?
Client: Yes
Psychic: Yes I can see him sat in his favourite chair smoking and having a whiskey.
Client: Correct

Now regardless of how the client reacts, the psychic can follow it up with a statement supposedly from the dead Grandfather.

Now if the psychic hadn't ordered the client to only answer yes or no, they may have added information in their answer, which then would have taken away what the psychic said in reply.

Psychic: Did your Grandfather smoke?
Client: Yes, he would enjoy a smoke with a glass of whiskey in the evening.
Psychic: Yes he is showing me that now.
Client: ok.

Can you see the difference, now the client has given the psychic more information, which gives the psychic less to repeat back, of course sometimes this does happen, and the psychic will simply repeat back the information the client told him perhaps later in the reading.

So this is a good place to start, if the psychic is controlling the reading completely they will tell you to answer yes or no, so if you hear that, they are a fraud, time to go home. Game over.

Now if they don't tell you that, then you need to keep track of what the psychic says, and what the client says.

This is why I will always have a reading transcribed, it makes it much easier to keep track.

Now if you do this yourself, the easiest thing you can do is count how many questions the psychics asks. Simple as that.

A real psychic would not need to ask any questions at all. Not even "would you understand that?" By asking "Would you understand that?" The psychic is FISHING, they need to know their reading is going the right direction so they can continue, if they do not know, then their reading could go in the complete wrong direction and they end up looking a fool.

If the person reacts in a negative manner to that question, it allows the medium to change directions, they can tell the client that they need to "take that home with you", this basically is their way out, they are getting rid of you. They then change the direction of the reading or end it completely. You go home, you ask your relatives a version of what the psychic has said, if it is vaguely right, then you are amazed because there is no way he could have known about it, and he couldn't have picked it up from you, if he is wrong, it is just forgotten about. Either way the psychic doesn't have to deal with the result.

In the inner circle, this is known by psychics as the "Take Home Escape", and pretty much all psychics use it. Think of it like a fishing net, you have a small net. Psychic asks you if you understand the number 50. You have no idea. So you go home and ask your parents, because there is two of them, their net is twice as big, so a wider chance of success. That number 50 might be the number of the house someone lived in 40 years, the year someone was born/died, joined the army. If your parents don't know, they ask their siblings, their net is double the size for each added person to the question, and so on.

One of the reasons it is called "fishing for information" is the wider you cast the net, the more chance you will catch a fish.

So as you transcribe the reading, every time a sentence ends in a question mark, note it down, and count them up. Then at the end of the reading, just read through them all, and ask yourself, why is the psychic asking question after question.

It might look something like this.
Would you understand that?
Is your mother still alive?
Did he work in the steel industry?
I'm getting the number 4, was he 1 of 4 children, or did he have 4 siblings?
Did he die of something to do with the chest area?

Next, take out everything the psychic says, and only read the responses from the client, note down all the information they give the psychic. This truly is the easiest way to see how much the client says compared to how much the psychic says.

Notice how often the client will ask no questions at all. How strange is that when you really think about it? You pay to see a psychic, they claim that they are speaking to your dead relative, yet you never ask a question or at least never get a direct response to a question, yet the psychic asks you question after question.

If you can separate what the psychic says and what the client says, this really is a great way to see the direction the information flows, and it is never from the psychic to the client.

Of course there is much much more that can be analysed in readings, but this truly is the easiest way to expose a psychic and a great way to start doing it yourself.

So to summarize.
1. Write down and count how many questions the psychic asks.
2. Write down all the information the client gives the psychic.

Compare the two. Does it still look like the psychic told the client everything? Or does it seem more like the client gave the information and the psychic just repeated it back and elaborated a bit.

Now I have given you a starting point, why not use this knowledge. You want to expose a psychic. Do as I suggest. Find that unedited raw recording, transcribe it, and go through it.

You can open on a free blog on Blogger.com or Wordpress or something like that, and publish it.

You can even drop me a line and ask me to look it over first, to make sure it all looks good, I will happily do that, and even give you advice and help you.

The more we expose psychics the better, but this is just one site, I would much prefer an army of 100s of people all with their own little blogs, all publishing articles, exposing the methods.

So you have a choice, sit on your backside and do nothing, or help me to help you and others.

By Jon Donnis

20 March 2018

REVIEW: Most Haunted - Series 21 Episode 10 (23rd March 2018) Manor House in Tamworth Part 2


After doing my best to avoid writing this review, I have been forced to do so by the higher ups here at BadPsychics towers.

The good news is that this is the last episode in the series! The bad news, I still have to watch it. So with no further ado I look deep into Derek Acorah's bag of future events which he gave me in 2003, and pull out the blurb for this week's episode.

"Spook-searching with Yvette Fielding and a bunch of homeless chimpanzees who walked in off the street! The team continues its investigation into the Moat House in Tamworth as objects fly and a little girl's doll seems to tell a tale."

It is always worth checking out the comments after each review, usually after an episode has aired on the TV, people will give their opinion of events that have happened, or if they have spotted something I have missed they will mention that, and I encourage everyone to join in.

These reviews are always just my opinion, and when there is a stunt on the show, my opinion might not be right, it is often just an educated guess, and I rarely go back and watch something twice, so feel free to comment, and if you think I am wrong about something, make sure you tell me.


First up my predictions for the episode.
1. Something will be thrown OFF CAMERA.
2. Karl will do something suspicious.
3. Karl will have suspicious bulges in his back pocket.
4. Jon Donnis will try to be funny.
5. Stuart will get an old saying slightly wrong.

We get to see highlights of the previous episode, including Lou running past a chair and the chair falling down right after. Of course everyone knows she caught it with her coat, but as usual it was OFF CAMERA.

Worth noting as the highlights run that the episode with the doll catching fire finished as 3rd most watched for the week, but the episode with Karl setting his arm on fire finished 1st. This is a marked improvement after they struggled to get in the top 10 for the previous weeks. But still the ratings are down compared to 10 years ago.

Ok these highlights are going on forever. Do we really need 5 minutes of highlights?

And we are back investigating, and the sound of a motorbike outside is very loud, just proving how close they are to a road. I can only imagine that Watson has seen his chance to get the hell out of dodge and has buggered off for good.


As they skip between the various people on the show, I am suddenly reminded how awful last weeks episode was.

Fred is reading from his "How to be a demonologist book"

Yvette and Karl are stood about, Yvette is apparently talking to a ghost through her smartphone. 

The first device which could even be called a smartphone, or pocket computer was made in 1992. I hope this ghost didn't die before then, or he would have no idea what is going on.


Stuart is with Glen and Beardy. Stuart is taking the lead, and he sees an orb, but sadly just states that it was dust, then we get a replay.

Yvette then gives a voice over. "Is it dust, an insect or an orb, you decide"
If you decided that it is an orb, you loose 10 internet points. So make a note as I will be checking at the end. If you said dust or an insect you gain 10 internet points. These can be redeemed at any internet delivery station.


Karl's pockets look suspiciously full, so I suspect a ghost might throw something soon.

Yvette is acting scared as if something might get smashed near her, a plate or something, well Yvette, if you keep Karl and Stuart in view, you truly have nothing to worry about.

Faint footsteps can be heard, of course it is definitely not one of the 10 plus members of the crew present.

Karl is running about like a right numpty. I think he is waiting for the right chance to throw something.



We then get a faint noise, could be a cat? Somebody suggested to me that these noises might be playing through someone's phone, literally have a load of sound effects set up, one press, and job done, you have a ghostly noise.


A phone has apparently fallen from its base OFF CAMERA. Yvette picks it up and has the following conversation.

Yvette. Hello.

Ghost. Ye-ahello.
Yvette. Is anybody there? Tap once for yes, twice for no.

Ghost. Yep, I just said hello. How can I help you?
Yvette. Is that you making the noise?
Ghost. What noise? Oh you mean my cat, yeah sorry about that.
Yvette. Did you die here?
Ghost. Die? No, don't be silly, I died in the hospital, got run over by a Bulldog on a motorbike.


Back to the investigation, a faint dog barking, sounds like a child's laughter according to Karl. 

Here is a challenge to everyone reading this, tonight, turn everything off, and sit in silence, all those little creaks and noises you hear are 100% definitely ghosts, they are not the natural noises of a house with wooden beams and floorboards naturally contracting, or animals outside. 

You know in Greece my house is made of concrete as all houses in hot countries are. Funnily enough at night there is no creaking, guessing the ghosts don't like the hot weather.


Yvette is scared so has a tight grip of Karl's hand, Karl unimpressed shows her his clenched fist. I bet Glen watched this episode back and was cursing the fact he wasn't in this scene instead of Karl. It would have been his hand she would have tightly gripped.

Yvette gathers everyone up together, and they do some table tipping on the uneven floor.


The table rocks every so slightly, on the uneven floor. This was clearly the ghosts and not any of the 5 people touching it. When they stop touching the table, the ghosts decide to stop rocking the table on the uneven floor.

Usually when this happens to me in the pub, I get a beer mat and put it under one leg of the table, this instantly stops the ghosts from rocking it. I wonder why the Most Haunted crew never thought of this?


Fred has seen something the other side of the room, so Beardy points his camera in the opposite direction towards Yvette, and the other cameraman keeps his camera firmly facing the whole crew.


It is almost as if they are making a faked TV show and not filming a true investigation into the paranormal.

I think I have just solved the mystery of why they have never filmed a ghost in the history of the show.


Glen is rolling his eyes here more than usual, he is not impressed at any of this.
His body language gives it away every episode.

All the noises they have heard in this episode so far could be put down to cats, dogs or birds.

Yvette has found a broken wineglass on the floor, and she is well pissed off. That was the last glass. She then realises she can drink her special "Escape from Karl" wine direct from the bottle, and all is good again.


There is something written on the beam above Yvette, I asked an associate of mine to pop to the Manor House in Tamworth and get a photo of it.


I wonder what that could mean? And I wonder if Karl calls Yvette by her old school nickname of "Red" any more?

Anyway there is a suspiciously placed doll, face down in a bucket.
Luckily it is in water, so no chance of it catching fire.


As Karl picks the doll up, you can hear the faint sound of an Owl in the background. Yvette gets scared. I am guessing ghosts that live in dolls now make Owl noises? Especially when they are in a tower.


Karl is nervous, so I am guessing he is feeling anxious about a stunt he is to perform later.

We then get a few minutes of people standing about, hands on hips. 

Fred is adamant there has been some kind of sacrifice up there with a doll.
And not some of the staff who sneak up there for a crafty fag, leaving this as a set up, knowing full well the Most Haunted team would be investigating.

They then decide to leave the tower. Instead of leaving first, Karl directs the cameraman, who then films the doll, and suddenly there is a smash, while the camera is showing the doll, and surprise surprise, something has hit Karl on the top of the head. Now the problem with this scene is that it takes a bit too long from the moment the cameraman decides to film the doll, to Karl hitting himself on the head. (OFF CAMERA). All just screams of being faked, and the cameraman watching Karl, waiting for him to do it.


Yvette checks the cameraman and Karl for any glass in their hair. Now despite the glass hitting Karl in the head, there is no mark on him.

As they talk about it, a plate has been thrown OFF CAMERA from someone down the stairs, most likely Stuart chucking the plate up.


Here is an idea for Karl, since he claims they have hardly any budget and cant afford expensive cameras to be placed around the location, how about you just buy 5 cheapo dashcams. They can be set to record in 2 minute loops, so you don't need a big memory card. Every room you go in, you place the 5 cameras to cover all angles. If nothing happens, you move on. If something happens, you have guaranteed coverage of the incident, and from multiple angles, in night vision too. And the cost of all of this? Less than $100.


Back with Stuart and Glen, and Glen has clearly lost the will to live at this point, he has been stuck with Fred first, then Stuart, all he wants is 10 minutes alone with Yvette to work his magic.


Now even Karl has had enough of all the faking, so they decide to have a 5 minute break to set up the next stunt then get back to it.

Glen finally gets to investigate with Yvette, and they have gone back up to the tower with the doll in the bucket. Did you know I was in a band at school called "Doll in the Bucket" we were a heavy metal quartet. 


Have you ever noticed the resemblance of Stuart's head, and an orange?
Anywho, Stuart and Karl are together, so I am assuming the big finale is coming soon.

Now hilariously, Stuart goes into another room, but it is pitch black, and the camera picks up nothing, which is strange since they are supposed to be filming in night vision. Watch this scene carefully. Night vision shows everything, even when it is practically pitch black. Yet here we are getting shadows, darkness and so on. 

Suddenly there is a noise, and Karl has chucked a plate behind him OFF CAMERA, as he tried to walk in shot, as if to prove it couldn't be him.

We cut back to Glen and Yvette, and Yvette winks and asks Glen "How do you feel", he replies with a smirk and says "exhausted". I believe is experience what is known in the business as an "alphabet orgasm".


Suddenly a noise, the cameraman states it was above them, Yvette insists it is below them, even says "trust me". How can she be so sure she is right here? The only way would be if she already knew what the noise was.

Yvette then accidentally calls Darren, Glen, I know this happened in the bedroom with Karl once, she screamed out Glen's name. Karl was not impressed.
Yvette managed to talk her way out of it by claiming she had said "Clem".

Luckily Karl didn't know what that word means, so just accepted it.

Stuart is asking the ghosts to close the door. If only the ghost of Larry Grayson was there.

More noises, things being thrown all OFF CAMERA.

"There's an old saying, be careful what you ask for" - Stuart Torevell.

Yvette finds a plate on the floor, and the episode ends. No big ending, no big finale, just some highlights of the two episodes. What an anticlimactic ending.

Complete waste of an episode. Nothing really happened. No Watson, just some taps, and a few plates thrown off camera.

I give this episode a 0 out of 10. 

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11 March 2018

REVIEW: Most Haunted - Series 21 Episode 9 (16th March 2018) Manor House in Tamworth


Welcome back to my world famous, award winning review of Most Haunted. After the excitement of the "As Live" specials, and the first trailer for Most Haunted The Movie we are now back to normal, with a regular episode of Most Haunted Off Camera.

Before we get started, what is it with people involved with Most Haunted not being able to understand how the trending system works on Twitter?

Usually when TV ratings are down, Karl and Yvette will turn to "Twitter Trends" as a way to prove that people care. The only problem is that Most Haunted never trends! It just does not trend in the top 20, but Yvette and Karl and their fans all claim that it is top 3, or top 2 trend. 

I've exposed this on twitter (@TheBadPsych) they are confusing UK Trends with Trends for You.

UK Trends are what people in the UK as a whole are tweeting about. Most Haunted never ever makes this list. It is a small show on a very small network with not many viewers.

Trends for You, are what you and people you follow / follow you, are tweeting about. So of course on Karl and Yvette's little twitter trending list it is showing Most Haunted, but that is because they have it set to show Trends for you instead of UK Trends. This is the default setting on Twitter I believe.


Yvette also went to an external website which monitors Twitter, and at 12:30am right after the two hour special of Most Haunted had finished, set the time to ONLY check hashtags in the past 2 hours, and low and behold Most Haunted was there but still only 3rd. She did this because there was nothing else on the TV that would encourage people to tweet in the UK, only The Last Leg (which got 1st with a few hundred thousand tweets), and then some other random discussion about something I don't recall. Most Haunted had only a few thousand tweets.

So please do not buy the lies from them. Also a quick message to Karl, if you quote everyone who compliments you, adding the "#MostHaunted" tag, and doing it 100 times, it still only counts as 1. So you are not actually helping make it trend, as much as you try to fiddle the system. This is part of Twitters system to stop bots creating trends by automatically tweeting the same tag thousands of times.


And now the lesson on Twitter is over, lets scrape that blurbage off Watson's paws and take a read.


Blurb
"Spook-searching with Yvette Fielding and the Scooby Gang! Something eerie wants to make itself known when the team arrives at a beautiful manor house in Tamworth with a history of paranormal occurrences."



Most Haunted scrapes into the Top 10 of most watched shows on REALLY, I wonder why Karl never tweeted about that!

I would expect the ratings to rise considerable for the As Live specials though, if only for the doll stunt.


PREDICTIONS:
1. Something will be thrown OFF CAMERA.
2. Karl will hear a noise that he will then have to edit in to the footage.
3. Watson will do something that is typical to all dogs the world over.
4. Yvette will go "Ssshhhh".
5. Glen will get touched many times.




So the first shot of the entire episode is of this poor teddy bear, I hope this is not a sign of things to come in this episode.



The return of Watson, always a good sign.

The Manor House in Tamworth is a lovely pub and restaurant, I have been there many many years ago.

It is NOT haunted, although management will say it is as part of advertising.

Yvette is running through all the ghost stories of the Manor House, usual stuff.



Happy that Yvette got onto the Benidorm cast, playing the character of Leslie.

So one of the things they like to do on Most Haunted is claim things have happened before the investigation has started, as a one off this could have some interest, but when you do it every week it starts to come across as a bit too obvious.

This week a chair has fallen over OFF CAMERA, clearly looks like one of the crew knocked it over as they left the room.



As for who it was, it was Producer Louise Jones, 



She literally runs past the chair, then the chair falls back, yet Yvette Fielding claims this is "activity".

I know they think the Most Haunted fans are a bit dim, but this is a push even for them.


They show the replay endlessly.

Yvette then claims she heard a clicking in her ear.

Again all before the investigation has started.

The whole point of this is to show that they don't fake things, as things happen when they are not even investigating, or trying etc.

Glen has his waistcoat, a hand in his pocket and smug look on his face. Some things never change.



Looks like Glen has downed a bottle of Vodka to help him get through the evening's investigation.

With Watson wondering around this Pub/Restaurant, I am curious as to if they were given permission by the management, you are not supposed to allow animals into Pubs and Restaurants due to the health hazards. Perhaps this is why The Manor House only gets 4 stars on the Food Hygiene Ratings and not 5.



Great little light on Watson's collar.

As Yvette is talking to Glen there is suddenly a noise, and a plate has been thrown....... OFF CAMERA.

Despite Yvette not looking in the direction of where the plate landed, nor reacting till after the bang, she is now loudly exclaiming that she saw the plate flying behind the cameraman (Karl).

Yvette wants to put a "locked off" camera on some trolley, saying she thinks it could possibly move, so there is your early spoiler, the trolley is going to move.



I wish I could find me a woman that looks at me the way Glen looks at Yvette.
After getting touched up by Yvette here, Glen had to sit down for a good few minutes and awkwardly hide something in his pocket. Very unusual.


Luckily for Glen the lights are turned off, (Despite it still being bright outside). And the investigation proper begins.



Here is a brief shot of the trolley that Yvette has told Karl aka the Ghost to move later.

But how can a ghost possibly move such a light object on wheels?


Watson is panting, so clearly he is thirsty, and has wondered off looking for water, this is explained as Watson being scared of ghosts and buggering off.

Of course as soon as Yvette finds him, he is perfectly happy to follow her back upstairs and to the exact place they claimed he was scared of.

We then get a few minutes of all different crew members calling Watson's name, and him walking back and forth, somehow this is translated into him having a lot of energy and being excited by ghosts.

The fact he is in a pub/restaurant, and the place will have all manner of interesting smells for a dog, seems to escape Dog Expert Yvette.



Karl has decided to go up into the tower area on his own, and thinks that this is acceptable camera work, filming up his nose and in his ear.

There is a very very faint sound that could be interpreted as a child giggling. But this could easily be someone outside. Possibly added in post production, if it is a one off then probably someone outside, if we get a load more then definitely added in the edit room,.

Watson is getting some good air time in this episode. A dog doing dog things is more interesting than anything else. Watson is still panting, give the poor dog some water.

Stuart declares that Watson is not happy, not happy at all. When in truth the dog is fine, he is not crying, or moaning, at worst he has been panting, something that Bulldogs do a lot due to respiratory disease because of over breeding. People, please do not buy so called pure breed dogs, it is cruel and encourages a market of puppy farms and inbreeding. If you have to buy a dog, go to your local rescue home.



Watson has seen the "Fire Exit" sign and slowly walks through the door, in the hope of escaping from Yvette forever. Unfortunately Yvette catches up, and decides he is causing too much trouble and locks him in the control room with the producer, and hopefully a bowl of water.

I guess that is the last we will see of him this week.

Karl is still up in the tower and panting almost as much as Watson. As a heavy smoker, it seems he runs out of breath easily. He also is a bit clumsy with his lighter at times I hear.

Suddenly another creepy noise, this was very suspicious, and sounded like a post production edit, even through my tinny laptop speakers.

There is then another creepy sound a bit like a sharp intake of air. It's all getting a bit silly now. Another post production edit for sure.

And another giggle, oh you get the idea.



I think you can caption this one yourself!

Stuart hasn't done much this episode, I am guessing his antics will be kept for part two.

Suddenly Yvette smells something she describes as being like a sewer, I am guessing her tummy problems have returned.

Luckily Stuart is there to blame it on the drains.

As Glen, Yvette and Stuart leave the area where Yvette had dropped one, the filming suddenly goes a bit strange, I cant quite put my finger on it, there is no video edits or anything, just a bit strange, like the frame rate has dropped. suddenly there is a noise and something has happened OFF CAMERA. I think the plate from earlier has simply been kicked here. Just a strange scene all round. 

Karl still up in the tower is convinced there is an ear on the floor in the corner. 



It does look a bit like an ear, perhaps a prank played by one of the staff members of the pub knowing that Most Haunted would be filming? Or just a coincidence of something that is there resembling an ear. For some reason Karl doesn't pick it up or investigate it in any way other than filming it.

You then hear a "Whoah..." which is obviously Stuart's voice. But Karl acts like it is a ghostly noise. 

Then we hear footsteps on the stairs, again a post production edit.

Back with Yvette and Glen, and Glen is checking on his laptop for noises before the plate noise. And there is a wretching sound, or a "yea", but for some reason the words "Get out" are put on the screen, which only goes to force auditory pareidolia on the viewer.



Yvette decides it is time for a breather as her backside is twitching, yes that is exactly what she said.
This brings great joy to Glen.

Yvette then grabs Glens hand and drags him out the room, probably to help fix that twitching problem.



Glen is having the time of his life here.

Karl is still hearing noises in whatever part of the building he is now in. Anything with Karl these days can just be dismissed as it is just ridiculous.

Karl over acts as he nearly falls down the stairs.



As the episode comes to an end, they are back analysing the sound from Glen's laptop, and for some reason they have slowed it down, because as you all know Ghosts speak in super fast English that can only be understood at half speed. And because they have already primed the viewer to believe the ghost is saying "Get Out", you start to hear that yourself. 

The trolley never moved so I am guessing they are saving that for next week.
However as they show the "Next time on Most Haunted" highlights, they are playing sound effects, of children playing, giggling, crying etc, now these are audio effects to make things for the next episode seem more creepy etc, they are NOT part of the investigation, but the problem with this is that it is admitting that they do have such sound effects readily available to be used. And therefore give away that the sounds Karl claims to have heard earlier were most likely from the exact same sound effects folder on his laptop.

And with that the episode ends.
This was a poor episode, a plate was thrown OFF CAMERA, a dog did doggy things, and Karl pretended to hear noises that he then added in post production.


Very very poor episode. 1 out of 10, and I only give it a 1 because of Watson seeing the fire exit and buggering off.

Just one more episode in the series to go, then I can have some peace.

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