Most Haunted have now been officially contacted to request that the raw footage is released to us for a detailed investigation and analysis. We will update everyone once we receive a response.
Antix Productions, the production company behind Most Haunted, have been given several opportunities to comment and respond to the request for raw footage, to which they have refused. We therefore conclude that Most Haunted have clearly got something to hide and they have not captured any ghost.
Paranormal Truth Investigation
In the last 48 hours, a huge stir has been caused in the wake of the Most Haunted episode in which they claim they have captured footage of a ghost for the very first time.
Firstly, what I would like to state is that I’ve had a fascination with the paranormal for many years, even more so before the likes of Most Haunted. When Most Haunted hit our screens in 2002, I was hooked. I loved the show and was a die hard fan. That is why I am extremely disappointed to be writing this article, because things didn’t have to be this way.
We’ve had a few Most Haunted fans contact us and tell us that the footage isn’t fake, despite having presented the evidence that clearly shows the evidence has been fabricated. For those of you who enjoy their show, at least listen to the facts about the show. Most Haunted is a programme produced for entertainment purposes and is not real. Ofcom stipulate that Most Haunted include this disclaimer before the start of any episode, so they can in fact get away fabricating events.
For those of you who haven’t seen our video debunking the Most Haunted ghost, I’ve included it just below for you.
The Ghost of Stuart
Additional evidence has surfaced on the back of the stir that has been caused, which shows a comparison between the Most Haunted ghost and Stuart Torevell, one of their camera crew.
As you can clearly see from the above image, the figure seen is without a doubt the same thing, only the one on the left is said to be a ghost, or the Stone Tape Theory replay of Stuart as Most Haunted have stated. The figure on the right is Stuart Torevell running after said ghost after spotting it walking up some stairs at the end of the corridor.
There are a number of mitigating factors here, and I’ll talk about them individually.
As I have explained in the video, Most Haunted have used an overlay technique to produce the ghostly figure walking up some stairs. We have demonstrated and provided a detailed explanation in the video about how this effect is achieved, but in brief, it’s 2 pieces of footage laid down on top of each other, with the top layer opacity or transparency set to a low percentage, around 20/30/40%. This will produce the below, which is a screenshot from the video we produced.
It’s also strange how they laid the camera down before the ghost appeared, which is one of the requirements to create the overlay technique as unsteady cameras don’t allow the same effect.
Usually they hold the cameras, don’t they? Why not on this occasion?
Glen Hunt and Yvette filmed a response to the people saying it isn’t a ghost, in fact they knew they would receive a backlash about it, so they filmed it prior to the episode going live. Glen claims that the footage on the card cannot possibly be modified in any way, because all they have done is copy the footage to a computer.
The only issue is, they didn’t think people would spot the file time stamps from Windows Explorer. On the video, you can clearly see that the footage in question had a “Date Modified” attribute of 9th April 2017, whereas the rest of the footage on the card had a “Date Modified” attribute of 4th April 2017. If it’s raw footage, the dates should all be the same, so it actually looks like the so called raw footage has been copied to a computer, put in the edit and had an overlay added to the clip, then transferred back to the memory card.
Stone Tape Theory
The Stone Tape theory is the speculation that ghosts and hauntings are analogous to tape recordings, and that electrical mental impressions released during emotional or traumatic events can somehow be “stored” in moist rocks and other items and “replayed” under certain conditions.
The idea was first proposed by British archaeologist turned parapsychologist Thomas Charles Lethbridge in 1961. Philosopher H. H. Price also invented a similar concept in 1940. Lethbridge believed that ghosts were not spirits of the deceased, but were simply non-interactive recordings similar to a movie. The idea was popularised in 1972 in a Christmas ghost story called The Stone Tape, produced by the BBC.
Most Haunted claim that the ghostly figure is Stuart Torevell, but in the form of a replay as a result of the Stone Tape theory.
Criticism from Most Haunted Fans
I’ve seen a lot of comments on Twitter, Facebook and on the internet in general about people being jealous or bitter because Most Haunted have captured a ghost, and people can’t accept it.
People like us here at Paranormal Truth, and elsewhere in the community, actually care about the paranormal community and when organisations like Most Haunted blatently lie to people in the name of getting good ratings on TV, it does nothing but make a mockery out of everyone else in the paranormal community.
There are people out there who take things seriously and when Most Haunted take liberties and dupe the public with cheap video editing techniques and pass it off as a ghost, it does nothing but tarnish the community, and all those people who are serious and have a genuine interest in providing the existence of an afterlife.
Nobody is saying don’t watch Most Haunted, all people are trying to do is enlighten the viewers who genuinely believe the evidence that Most Haunted fabricated.
We’ve presented the facts, you make up your own minds as to what you believe.
What I would ask of Most Haunted is to release the so called raw footage and allow people like us and other experts in the field to look at the data in great detail. If we conclude that we are wrong, then we will issue an apology. That’s more than fair, right?
Over to you, Most Haunted.