Brother of murder victim disgusted at publicity seeking paranormal group

Relative of murder victim rips into claims of this paranormal group, as well he should.

Brother of Moors Murder victim Keith Bennett angry at paranormal group’s ‘spade’ claim | Manchester Evening News – menmedia.co.uk.

The brother of Moors murder victim Keith Bennett says he is ‘offended and angered’ by claims from a group of paranormal investigators that they may have found killer Ian Brady’s spade.

The spade, which has no handle, was reportedly discovered on Saddleworth Moor by members of the Worsley Paranormal Group, which has been searching for Keith’s remains.

They claimed to have found it at a spot where they believe Keith is buried.

“They also post videos claiming to have picked up Keith on a ‘ghost box’ machine, all of which I find totally disgusting.

Source: Manchester Evening News

Just like there has NEVER been a psychic who helped solve a crime mystery directly, there has never been a paranormal investigation group that has done so either. This is actually strong evidence suggests that psychic powers and equipment that supposedly talks to the dead is completely bogus. The deceased do not transmit direct valuable information to solve their mystery deaths or help the living figure something out.

The spade found was one of several that have been found on the moor. The police find no value to it as evidence in this case.

Mr Bennett added: “This ‘find’ is of no help to us. A spade may well have been found again, but it does not tie in with any of the other information or evidence we have relating to Keith. Their need for publicity and their desperation to get anyone to listen to them is evident from their pursuit of various individuals, usually as uninformed or as crass as themselves, on the internet.”

What right do these paranormal investigators have to make such outrageous claims that they have received information? Their methods have never been authenticated. They apparently have no standards of ethics or consideration that this pathetic excuse for “evidence” is hurtful and distracts from the real investigation.

See related posts below for other cases where paranormal groups have angered families with their nonsense.

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  2 comments for “Brother of murder victim disgusted at publicity seeking paranormal group

  1. spookyparadigm
    September 3, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    Their right comes from the fact that people like them will get hired to provide entertainment on television (as well as increasing the size of the already existing more dedicated market in books and convention appearances). The woo fields always have people producing idiotic BS and crazy, that’s unavoidable. But while the interest in such groups was growing generally, they’ve exploded in both number and aggressiveness of marketing, with the success of the post-Blair Witch paranormal “reality” shows.

  2. Melissa
    September 4, 2012 at 12:45 AM

    This is a great article to reference when someone says “what harm do these groups do?”. To put a devastated family through more grief because you want some notoriety in the hopes of landing a Ghost hunters type program or you just plain want attention is disgusting. This tops the list of offenses these groups commit. The second being telling homeowners they should leave their homes or face serious disaster ( as witnessed on Dead Files ). How this is not illegal is baffling. I don’t know how these people sleep at night.

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