Am very much looking forward to the new season of Ghost Hunters . . . and I will admit, I bought the first season on DVD!
But as this is the Derek Acorah string, I thought I'd do a little research about him with a Google search. Went to wikipedia, and it was pretty informative . . . though the disputes section was really interesting. If it's true, it's pretty funny:
Part of it is: -- On the 28 October 2005 Dr. Ciaran O'Keeffe, Most Haunted's parapsychologist, launched an attack on Derek Acorah telling The Mirror newspaper that "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."
In an article on James Randi's site, O'Keeffe further elaborated, saying that he mentioned made-up characters to Acorah, such as a South African jailer named Kreed Kafer (an anagram of "Derek Faker") and a highwayman named Rik Eedles ("Derek Lies"). Acorah went on to become "possessed" by the former character, and sensed the presence of the latter. --http://en.wikipedia....ki/Derek_Acorah
So I think when I watch Most Haunted, I'll watch it like a lot of you -- for entertainment purposes, and if part of it is more serious, I'll take it as such when it appears.
Edited by autumnbelle, 01 March 2006 - 09:19 AM.