Did the ghost guide fake evidence? Don’t know, but it hardly matters.

Was the spooky knocking arranged in this “fun” ghost hunt? Chris Date, was heading a tour of a haunted hotel. After loud obvious knocks were heard in response to questions, the hotel owner wondering if someone was up in the attic. Indeed, there was someone.

Psychic accused of planting man in attic during ghost tour – Telegraph.

Chris Date, a paranormal medium, is alleged to have rapidly driven away from the scene after suspicious staff who hung around after his tour spotted a man climbing down from the roof.

The 38-year-old, who calls himself Knight Guider, tells guests who pay £12-a-head for the ghost hunt that he can contact the spirit world.

During a recent tour of the “haunted” Halfway Hotel in Llanelli, South Wales, 14 people paid to join him in trying to contact the spirit world.

The ghost hunters were led into the hotel stables where Mr Date asked a spirit to knock twice in answer to a question.

The guests were hushed as two ghostly knocks were heard coming from the ceiling above.

I commend the hotel owner for seeking out a NON-paranormal explanation for this event. I recently experienced something similar during a “fun” ghost hunt. Every knock or sound was by default assumed to be ghostly communication. There was a distinct lack of curiosity about potential other causes. Except for me, that is, who was the first to crawl into a narrow corridor to discover the tapping sound was actually water dripping on an empty plastic bottle in a pile of trash. I kid you not.

Search for other noisemakers in a supposedly "haunted" place, such as dripping water.

Search for other noisemakers in a supposedly “haunted” place, such as dripping water.

That incident was probably not staged (certainly not by the ghost group I was with) but did Date pull a fast one? I wouldn’t be surprised. “Professional” Ghosties seem too often to be about ego and money.

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  8 comments for “Did the ghost guide fake evidence? Don’t know, but it hardly matters.

  1. spookyparadigm
    September 5, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    Interesting LARP philosophy: not telling anyone that’s what they’re doing. They might want to take some tips from the following link, in addition to you know, not getting caught

    http://www.skaro.com/larp_cthulhu.html

  2. September 5, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Not the first time the homeless person in the attic or hidden boyfriend/girlfriend/voyeur turned out to be the explaination.Thankfully some folk have the wit to investigate,& not just observe what’s under their nose & call it an investigation. Nearly got meself stuck & trapped a few times sticking me big nose into places. Course it was just a coincidence for a paid psychic event, & not fixed.

  3. September 5, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Skeptics would be most likely to die in a horror movie.

    “A ghost with a chainsaw? Get real”. Poor Bill chucked it within the first three minutes.

  4. Chris Howard
    September 5, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    This probably goes without saying, but be careful traipsing around those “haunted” houses.

    I’ve had an acquaintance seriously strain an ankle, and mess up a knee, and hip mucking about on a ghost hunting expedition.

  5. Mary Lou
    September 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Water dripping into a pile of trash in an enclosed corridor? I hope everyone in the tour was wearing a respirator. Black mold can be very toxic.

  6. September 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    How does one tell whether knocks are ominous or friendly? Is there background music to help differentiate?

  7. Jose the Paranormal Skeptic
    September 6, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    busterggi, you owe me a coffee. I spat it out laughing.

  8. September 8, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    P Compton: Your comment is disallowed; we do not allow libelous statements on this site.

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