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Anybody Else Hate "Most Haunted"?

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Anubi

It is not so bad, it is funny as hell.. how about the time yvette got stuck in the mud and lost her boots, or the time stuart and karl were in the cemetary and then stuart disappeared from view because he fell into an open grave . That was hilarious.

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Carla

Derek has been proved a liar loads of times. I hate the fact everywhere he goes he finds a spirit who’s been a murderer or a rapist etc. He goes into them stupid trances and is always swearing at people pretending he’s being possessed. The guy must be sick to come up with all these stories of torture and rape.

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Taylor

Oooo! I wanted to post a topic like this. He is so fake. So fake. That psychic is so horrible I could even go and feel everything that he does. He is just a fake.

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GHOSTLY

28 October 2005

SPOOKY TRUTH: TV'S MOST HAUNTED CON EXPOSED TV

By Matt Roper

THE TV show that has spooked millions with its footage of hauntings and poltergeists is today exposed as a fake - by one its own stars.

Resident parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O'Keeffe has sensationally lifted the lid on the ghosthunting series, Most Haunted ... and claims that the public are being deceived by "showmanship and dramatics."

He accuses the show's medium Derek Acorah of hoodwinking viewers by pretending to communicate with spirits and obtaining information about locations prior to filming.

The Mirror has also obtained unedited footage which appears to show presenter Yvette Fielding and her husband faking 'paranormal' occurrences such as ghostly bumps and knocks.

Most Haunted has quickly achieved cult status since it was launched in 2002 and is LivingTV's most successful programme.

Millions of viewers tune in regularly to watch Ex-Blue Peter girl Yvette and her team of ghost hunters spend the night in some of Britain's most haunted locations.

It has made Acorah - who claims to be guided by an Ethiopian spirit guide called Sam - into one of the country's best-known psychics.

Tonight the show will start its biggest ever live vigil, a four-night Halloween special from East London following the murderous trail of Jack the Ripper.

Yvette Fielding has said of the show - which is made by her husband Karl Beattie's production company Antix Productions: "There is no acting in this programme, none whatsoever. Everything you see and you hear is real. It's not made up, it's not acted."

But our investigation reveals how the programme uses careful editing to mislead viewers and, on at least one occasion, has even lied about the location of filming.

Ciaran, a lecturer in the paranormal at Liverpool's Hope University, knows speaking out will probably put an end to his media career... but he believes viewers should know the truth.

He says: "I think it's time to open the dialogue about what I've experienced on Most Haunted. There have been many incidents with the medium that have been brushed under the carpet.

"I was put in the show to give a professional slant to it, to give it an element of credibility, but the sceptical argument is just swept away.

"In my opinion, we're not dealing with genuine mediumship."

He says he isn't the only member of the crew who feels viewers are being cheated.

"Other crew members have been irked by Derek and what's going on, because it turns what should be a serious investigation into a laughing matter."

And our exclusive footage shows other members of the team occasionally forget they are on camera.

One of our clips, later edited out, shows Karl push an unwitting sound man in the dark and pretend it was a poltergeist attack.

In the remaining footage he says (after surreptitiously hitting the soundman): "S**t, did you feel that?"

Yvette: Are you all right? What's happened?

Karl: I felt something touch me on my shoulder.

Soundman: I felt something hit me.

And in another edited clip with medium Ian Lawman, Yvette is seen on camera making a deep sigh. In the scene that eventually went to air, Ian (after Yvette sighs) says: "What's that noise?

Yvette: What noise? Like a moan?

Ian: Breathing or something.

Yvette: I heard like an 'arrggh'.

Ciaran, who joined Most Haunted in April 2004 became suspicious of Acorah's antics on a shoot at Castle Leslie, Co Monaghan in Ireland where a 17th Century four-poster bed has been claimed to levitate.

Ciaran recalls: "As we walked into the bedroom, Derek touched the bed and came out with extremely accurate information.

"He insisted he got all the information just from touching the bed. But it was the wrong bed."

Antix Productions claims the mediums have no idea where they will be filming or know any details about the history of the locations.

But Ciaran says: "Derek must have had prior knowledge of the locations."

He devised a plan to see if Derek was deliberately deceiving the public.

While on a shoot at Bodmin gaol he invented a long-dead South African jailer called Kreed Kafer - an anagram of Derek Faker.

"I wrote the name down and asked another member of the crew to mention it to Derek before filming.

"I honestly didn't think Derek would take the bait. But during the filming he actually got possessed by my fictional character!"

On the next shoot at Prideaux Place, Cornwall, Ciaran made up another fictional character, highwayman Rik Eedles - an anagram of Derek Lies. Sure enough, Derek made contact with the dead outlaw.

Ciaran says: "In my professional opinion we're not dealing with a genuine medium.

"When Derek is possessed he is doing it consciously - all we are seeing is showmanship and dramatics."

Ciaran went a step further at Craigievar Castle, near Aberdeen.

"I made up stories about Richard the Lionheart, a witch, and Richard's apparition appearing to walk through a wardrobe - the lion, the witch and the wardrobe!" True to form, Derek mentioned all Ciaran's stories - even though Richard I reigned 500 years BEFORE Craigievar Castle was built.

The final straw came last month when Most Haunted presented a three-night special from Manchester.

On the second evening, the show claimed to be broadcasting live from the site of Cheadle's Victorian asylum, a place where - according to presenter David Bull - thousands died in torment. In fact they were in the derelict remains of Barnes Convalescence Home - where nobody died in torment.

Ciaran remembers: "Derek was communicating with spirits that sounded as if they'd been in an asylum, but it was never an asylum."

Yesterday the Mirror confronted Derek Acorah with Ciaran's allegations. He told us: "I've worked with Ciaran for many shows and he's got every right to say what he says.

"However, it does shock and surprise me. Not only do I believe that I am a genuine medium - I live my work 24 hours a day. If I thought that I wasn't a true medium, I wouldn't work as one."

A spokesman for LivingTV said: "Ciaran O'Keeffe has worked as the programme's official sceptic for 18 months and during this time has not brought any of his concerns to our attention.

"LivingTV has not seen any of your filmed evidence, but will fully investigate your claims."

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Carla

That sucks i wish more people new about that.

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different

The first time I saw this, it was interesting. Then it got repetitive.

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Claizen

The first time I saw this, it was interesting. Then it got repetitive.

Yes! Exactly, then that psychic guy came in.. It began to look cheesey..

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Carla

I thought the first few eps were awesome lol.

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JJAH

I don't know about you guys...but I really HATE that show Most Haunted. I can't stand any of the idiots on the show, I mean they are supposed to be investigating the paranormal, but I see a bunch of idiots running around because their mind is playing tricks on them. Come on now, where is all of this evidence, I don't care much for a stupid so-called psychic telling me what he supposedly sees in his head...shoot if I was on the show, I wonder if he would see my fist connecting with his jaw. I don't know about you guys, but I can't stand that show. But I do give props to Ghost Hunters though, they are a lot more professional than the sissy's on Most Haunted. Man I wish I was a ghost, so I could travel where that idiot Derick is at and just crack him one. I don't know about you guys, but I like to see investigators show me some type of proof, or at least show me that they are trying instead of walking around and crying. Henry the 8th my ass....I'm done ranting for now...

I hate that show with a PASSION! My sister always gets excited about it. :angry2:

I can’t stand that lady or “psychic” guy.

I much prefer the American program Ghost Hunters with the TAPS team.

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Reza21

HAHAHA most haunted..not a bad comedy. I like it when the dude has arguements with his spirit guide.

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magic charm

I used to be a big fan of MH but i don't watch it anymore, it just got to stupid, i much prefer to ghost hunting myself now im a bit braver :unsure2:

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MDH

Derek Achora... Does not have a bright past, I guess I could say. I'm getting a message about him being hurt by his parents in some way... Ek. I need to practice this mediumship stuff more :P.

He's not a psychic medium, but he does have his times. Just not on Camera.

-MDH

P.S. I read a recent News Article which says something about Most Haunted in Canada... Hmmm. I wonder if I could make spooky noises outside some buildings in Victoria BC whilst they investigated.

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sofia

I've never seen Most Haunted. Is it anything like MTV's Fear?

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Taylor

Everytime I turn that show on, my mom can't stand it. lol She wanted me to tell EVERYONE that she hates that show. So, yeah. I agree with different, I thought it was good the first time I saw it, then after a few weeks, I didn't like it.

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theGhost_and_theDarkness

Haha, I used to LOVE to watch most haunted. I'd laugh til I cried at that stupid blonde woman who is now a brunette. I think one of the dudes that use to work on the show came out and told some reporter that it was all fake. I wish I can remember which news site I saw that on. . . Making fun of the woman and Derek never get old. Ghost Hunters is much cooler. My brother met the guys when they were in my hometown at the battleship (yay wilmington!) He said they were really awesome.

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BKB

Derek Acorah always makes me laugh and the show as ok in the first few series but now i can't really say i watch much of it. Mrs Feilding is very annoying and i can't really stand her

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BellaNightshade
Derek was great, didnt like gordan, but Ian Lawman is coming back as the new psychic now so it might be worth a watch again! lol.

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