Derek Acorah is most well-known for his appearances on the television show “Most Haunted” back in the 00’s. He claimed to have a guide who was a spirit named Sam who would tell him facts about the spirits and the places they visited (a bit weird if you ask me) The programme was designed to capture footage of poltergeists from supposedly haunted venues across the UK. The show ran for a few years the latest team including ex- Blue Peter presenter Yvette Feilding and resident parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe.
Yvette Feilding was EXTREMELY annoying normally she’d over react to the littlest noise or react to something that the camera hadn’t even picked up screaming “Oh my god what was that?” most of the time ! I still believe that most of that was acting.
O’Keeffe outed Acorah as a fake he stated : “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.” He 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.
O’Keeffe 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. He continued : “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.”
What do I believe ?
I’m not sure what to think. I believe that the TV series “Most Haunted” was extremely staged. No-one would ever experience that much paranormal phenomena at any one time it was a bit extreme. Every episode seemed to have a similar format. We were told where the venue was, a bit of background history and of supposed ghosts that were haunting the location. The Medium Derek Acorah (and then David Wells who I have to say was far more convincing- at least he didn’t do the ridiculous ‘possession’ thing !!) were supposed to be completely oblivious of the location and came out with information as they went along. The viewer at home never actually saw anything except orbs which could have easily been camera trickery or specs of dust and how easy is it to make loud unexpected banging noises to get a reaction from the rest of the cast and crew? Its TOO simple ! (That’s just my personal opinion)
Footage showing that the show was more than likely a fraud
I have just come across this piece of footage which might be the ultimate piece of proof that the show is completely set up (you might have to copy and paste it into Youtube) but you’ll have to see for yourselves!!
So …….What do you think is Most Haunted fake ?