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Posted 21 September 2006 - 12:57 PM

And they wouldn't be picked up foe more that one season. So I would say something is working for them.
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Posted 22 September 2006 - 05:07 PM

I couldnt say if the people in the show are fakes or not. Some of the footage that I have seen though with orbs showing and some of those noises like tapping and knocks etc , well that sounds like the real deal to me because I have seen this for myself on investigations and that is exactly how those orbs look on video and with yoiur eyes and those taps etc (like the time something was tapping near the window over the corner ) sounded exactly how that is to me. I can only comment on those things....I really dont know about the rest.

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Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:15 PM

I couldnt say if the people in the show are fakes or not. Some of the footage that I have seen though with orbs showing and some of those noises like tapping and knocks etc , well that sounds like the real deal to me because I have seen this for myself on investigations and that is exactly how those orbs look on video and with yoiur eyes and those taps etc (like the time something was tapping near the window over the corner ) sounded exactly how that is to me. I can only comment on those things....I really dont know about the rest.



I understand your point, Feus. On the other hand, I've seen real tornado damage, too. But special effects exist to add a sense of realism, in most cases.

Sure, there are knocks and such on the show; but it really isn't difficult at all to fake.

Sorry -- I just have such a bad attitude about the show in general, inasmuch as the group is completely unprofessional (assuming that any of it is real), and just badly staged in some instances. Granted, Derek may have been the absolute worst of the bunch, but the hostess isn't exactly teeming with academic prowess, either.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:05 AM

Once agian everything boils down to one thing. The Power of the Remote Control. If you don't like it, Change the channel. Yes Derek is a putz, and he's an embarassment to psychics everywhere, but if someone enjoys watching him, thats their business.

The fact that people investigated proves only that they need better things to do with their time. Why do people get so fired up? GEEZ, It's just a TV show.

And for those into exposing phonies... I appreciate what you all do, but some of you need to ease up. Post your findings let people read them and draw their conclusions. If they agree, that's great, if not, OH well. I'm just saying this because I've notice some really heated discussions on the validity of psychics, on this board. Some people (on both sides of the argument) really need to relax. Sometimes you have to agree to disagree (sorry for the use os a cliche).
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 11:10 AM

It's fairly obvious that the only reason the TRAVEL CHANNEL picked up syndication of MH is to spur tourism/travel to the UK. Heck it works like a charm! Soon as I see the amazing locations they shoot at I want to pack my bags and be on the next plane to Heathrow!
Imo, about 60-70% of the "phenomena" on the show is just a result of suggestion/leading. Get a group of people in a dark, foreboding dungeon or what have you, then have one member suddenly claim to be "grabbed" or "touched" and things begin happening. On the flipside though, I do believe some of the stuff they've experienced has been real enough...though that seems to have not happened for some time.
I agree, Ciarian's presence is very good for the show. Yvette and her boys may fake some of the stuff, but to their credit they never try to disrepute or second-guess Ciarian, even if what he says makes them look foolish.
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 09:26 PM

I enjoy watching Most Haunted, but have never been a Derek Acorah fan. There's too much showmanship in his antics. I can usually ignore him, though. Seeing the locations makes up for him.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:31 AM

I tried to watch this program a couple of times, but I found it to be a little to corny for my tastes.

Some of the things in it were kind of neat, but too much of the material seemed to be pretty "wishy-washy", but then again I could just have been mistaken, I do not know much about hauntings & the such.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:01 AM

I used to feel that Derek Was a decent psychic at one time, and I do believe he was. As his career progressed I think he just elaborated and faked things just to try and add to his credibility. It had the opposite effect, however. You can only feed people so much dogfood before they eventually say, "Hey, this is dogfood were eating!"
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:20 AM

Honestly, I don't think Derek is a real medium. I've never seen anything that convinced me. He's constantly over-acting. But somehow I think that's extremely funny. At least he's always good for a laugh.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:24 AM

He makes me crazy(er)! I was excited about the show when it was first being hyped, but I only watched about 15 minutes of one and was so disgusted by him that I've never watched it again...

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 11:50 AM

Well, take heart that near the end of season 7, he's gone. The Most Haunted Live - Jack the Ripper was his last episode. The new medium who joins right after is a thousand times better. Gels well with David Wells, and no over the top garbage.

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Posted 25 September 2006 - 01:27 PM

I'm caught in the middle here in this discussion. I totally understand why those getting angry over the faking of the show would. It's like the witch burning days when everyone was so afraid of the supernatural. Do you really feel that times have changed so much? I have found I can't talk about my gifts with family and others because of the reactions I get. Even though I can prove them and have. This show is not good for those who are learning about the paranormal because it gives a false impression about what paranormal is about.

However on the other extreme, I find it very entertaining to watch glasses being pushed, people being 'taken over' and attacking other members of the crew, etc. I can't imagine what pressures the crew is being put under to keep the show active and entertaining. I guess I can understand on that aspect why they might fake something given the cost to go investigate an area. If they found it to be a dead end they bring out the tricks so it's not wasted.

When it comes to watching shows you can't forget that's exactly what you're doing. Like A Haunting dramatizes it's findings in a Hollywood style. It's a show. Nothing in comparison to going out and experiencing things yourself. I say if it helps more people get interested in the supernatural and stop being so staunchly against it, fine. But if you watch the show and then think you're an expert and go out and do it yourself, you might find you brought on a little more than you bargained for.

So that's my soap box explanation. Thanks.
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:36 PM

I gotta say I like to watch it, with a skeptic eye open. I used to watch Dark Shadows too, and liked it. Not that it claim to be real but it was entertaining.I tryed to watch when I got older but found it to be sooo corny! I think its your frame of mine or point of view.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 06:55 AM

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As an avid viewer of Most Haunted, i enjoy it alot and wether the whole show is fake or there are some unreliable people there i dont know. I have no idea wether any medium is telling the truth or not, i've never met one in person so i couldnt possibly say wether they are for real or fake, but when it came to Derek Acorah? after the first episode i saw him in i knew straight away he was'nt for real, some people got the gift of acting or playing up for the camera's but he didnt, i think myself to have a very good judge of character i and i can usually tell when someone is not on the ball, for me he always spoilt the show and i for one am glad that he was ousted, i have alot of respect for Ciaran o'keefe, he does'nt let himself get worked up in the surrounding tension and he doesnt succumb(sp?) to suggestion, i think he's a stand up guy. Derek's constant possesions in almost every show used to make me cringe, i actually felt embarassed for the guy when ever he went into one of rants, its not often a show makes me blush but he did from behind the screen, i did not like the guy. Also like i said i enjoy the show but i think when it comes to orbs, 99.9% of them are simply dust reflecting near the camera lense, but i dont know. David Wells is pretty good, again i have no idea wether he's genuine or not and since Derek left they now have guest mediums also which is good, i still watch the show even though there was speculation over wether the whole thing fake, but alas who knows.
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 06:51 AM

I also found Derek hard to believe when I watched the show. I love the show and his readings were just too phony. IMHO. I agree with someone else's response on this topic, he would say mention "dark arts" far too many times in most of the investigations. That made him rather hard to believe. And a lot of his information would be WAY off the mark on a lot of their cases.

I really enjoy watching David Wells though. I think he's more believable. I live in the U.S. so I haven't had a chance to see any episodes with the newest medium that replaced Derek.

This is a very entertaining program and I do enjoy watching it.




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