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Myra Hindley 'ghost hunt' sparks backlash

By T.K. Randall
September 1, 2019 · Comment icon 10 comments

The body of Keith Bennett has never been found. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 John Fielding
A proposed paranormal investigation into the infamous Moors murderer has been condemned as 'sordid'.
Myra Hindley and her partner Ian Brady - two of the most notorious serial killers of the 20th Century - were responsible for five gruesome murders between July 1963 and October 1965.

The couple buried the bodies on Saddleworth Moor, England and one of the victims - Keith Bennett - is still believed to be there to this day, having never been found despite numerous searches.

Both Hindley and Brady died in prison, having received life sentences for their crimes.

Now a ghost hunting team known as 'Project Reveal - Ghosts of Britain' has drawn criticism for conducting a paranormal investigation event entitled "Myra Hindley Revealed."

The controversy surrounding the event has resparked debate over the appropriateness of focusing such investigations on serial killers, especially those whose victims' families are still alive.
Keith Bennett's brother Alan has condemned the investigation as "vile."

"I spent hours yesterday and into the early hours of this morning commenting, informing other families of this and received then replying to many messages about this whole sordid affair," he said.

"I have never made any secret about my views on paranormal investigators/ghost hunters/mediums, and so on. They have never been of any use in the search for Keith or anything else."

Paranormal investigator Darren Lawless has also criticized the investigation.

"I think it's really disrespectful and dangerous - when you're starting to look into serial killers and their families are still around," he said. "Out of respect for the victims you shouldn't do things like that."

Source: The Mirror | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Piney 5 years ago
Vile was a better deor......
Comment icon #2 Posted by Kaikou 5 years ago
People will do anything to make a couple of quid. It's really sickening.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Torviking 5 years ago
Words really do fail me in this instance, lowlife.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dejarma 5 years ago
should be condemned as stupid.. people are Fin idiots
Comment icon #5 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats 5 years ago
I think anyone who participates in such an endeavour should be pilloried. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by It's Just An Opinion 5 years ago
This looks like a job for The Hardly Boys.
Comment icon #7 Posted by freetoroam 5 years ago
These paranormal investigators really have hit an all time low!  Absolute disrespect to the victims families.  The next worse thing which could happen is them being allowed to put it on you tube or someone agree to publish their book if they make one. What the heck do they expect to achieve? apart from publicity. They are vile, idiotic, stupid and extremely selfish.  
Comment icon #8 Posted by stereologist 5 years ago
I am not actually upset that they want to do research. But a real researcher does not start a project by advertising it.  Let's suppose these folks are not charlatans. Let's suppose they can do something worthwhile in the paranormal arena. What if they did find Bennett and alerted the authorities to his whereabouts so that the family could have closure?  That might be good. The typical thing is that these people are part of a granfalloon, make some hoopla, and in the end have nothing to show for their all of their parading about. I think they should go off with their foma and quietly do som... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by TashaMarie 5 years ago
My heart goes out to Alan and his family I can not imagine the pain they have gone through and still go through not knowing where Keith is.  For anyone to think this is remotely acceptable is beyond belief, have some common decency and think of the families who have had to live through this nightmare.  Disgusting.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Jon the frog 5 years ago
The publicity stunt is vile, but if they found the corpse it would be something else completely.   

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