It's been common knowledge in the UK that this show is "rigged," since 2005, when Derek Acorah was exposed as a fraud by national European newspapers and TV shows (search youtube to see the altered footage for yourself). At the same time, Karl (Yvette's husband, as it turns out) was exposed for having tossed pebbles, shoved crew members and blamed it on "ghosts" etc. (Again, a quick search of sites such as wikipedia will easily provide more information).
Somehow, none of this information seems to have made it to the U.S. in the nearly half-decade since it became common knowledge in Europe.
Having watched the American version of this swill since its inception, I will never waste another second of my life watching these charlatans as they insult the intelligence of anyone truly interested in finding answers to the age-old question of whether there is life after death.
Since the stone age, mankind has been aware of spirits in the physical realm (and for anyone who says they don't believe in ghosts, ask them to finish this sentence: "the Father, the Son and the Holy ..."), and it's become abundantly clear that Yvette Fielding and accomplices are also involved in one of mankind's oldest pursuits: betraying the trust of the gullible.
I lost someone very, very dear to me. I've long questioned whether our spirits live on after our bodies die, but it's become so much more pressing a concern since this huge vacancy appeared in my life so unexpectedly.
As such, I truly resent the cheap tricks (table shaking, tossing pebbles, so-called "seances") Fielding and cohorts use, in an attempt to pass off acting as genuine communication with spiritual beings. Even for its supposed "entertainment value," it's worthless.
I'll watch some other program. No thanks. Do some research and you'll probably come to a similar conclusion.
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