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 Post subject: Derek is back !
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Hey all, saw this, what do you think?

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/fe ... usted.html

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Yeah we we're involved in a massive debate about that case with the original investigators before Derek got involved. It's a lot more complicated that that story makes out though and the investigators have kindly invited us to view all their research and findings for us to have our input which is very good of them.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:34 pm 
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In your own opinion what do you think of Derek?

I grew up watching Most Haunted and I believed every single word that came out of his mouth however all these videos of secret tapes of the Most Haunted crew admiting to being fake and Derek admitting that he is a fake etc I'm a bit unsure.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:47 pm 
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We have to be carefull what we say. If its in a forum we can be sued for libel and deformation of character etc.


My personal view of Mr Acorah is dubious. When theres evidence of trickery it casts into doubt everything. He's not alone, many a TV medium/Psychic has fallen foul of this.
Would I give his evidence the time of day? Absolutley not.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:52 pm 
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Well I think Derek is always entertaining to watch which is more that I can say for a lot of celebrity mediums. As for him having any 'ability', I would say that I neither think he has any more or any less than many others who claim the same things.

While it's true that he's been 'caught out' on occasion when he was on 'Most Haunted' doesn't disprove anything although I admit it doesn't do his credibility any good. I do know that he was under immense pressure to 'perform' on that show and that is never a good thing.

He had come up with a few bits of compelling evidence on the surface but he's not really provided anything conclusive, but neither has any other medium in my opinion.

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Mmm, there was one episode that sprung to mind just then, he came up with a name because he was trying to get something and the team were telling him to hurry up and he came out with Kreed Krafer? Or Kafer one of the the two

That of course is an anagram for Derek Faker.

Nothing was found to like that person with the case. It's questioanable to say the least but other times he's amazed me at how he's hit the nail on the head so to speak with some cases.

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RobHowdle wrote:
he's amazed me at how he's hit the nail on the head so to speak with some cases.


It's always a bit suspicious when mediums are so accurate some time and so vague at others. Then again, as I'm not a medium and I'm still not sure how it all works.

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I agree, love him or loathe him, he is very entertaining to watch and listen to.

Does he believe in what he does? Yes I think so.

Do I believe in what he does and says? I don't know. Mediumship is not proven for me, but is sometimes very interesting and I respect those who pursue it (in the main). As for Derek, yes there has been evidence against him in the past, but when he was on MH, not much useful evidence for him, because most was in the public domain, and that makes it all a bit pointless in evidential terms. By that I mean easily researchable. That said, it evidence wasn't available to back up his 'hits' then they mean nothing. So in that sense he cannot win, but also cannot lose , because in effect, he can say anything and it can be held up as evidence if it checkable, or as interesting but not proven if otherwise..

I have an issue with making money out of the deceased or their often vulnerable relatives, but mediumship is often about counselling and empathy from what I have learned.

Derek is likeable, and if he does some good along the way then its ok with me.


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He has low hanging energetic orbs, apparently .. :shock:

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I think the best thing that can be said about our Derek is that he is entertaining..whether anyone believes that an Entertainment show is ever the same thing as a documentary program is of course entirely a different thing....

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:58 pm 
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have any of you guys meet Derek? because I have and I've watch him work and I must say that watching work live is far different then on Most Haunted


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I've met him and seen him work live once. He worked the same way as most other stage mediums if you ask me. Lot's of general statements that seemed to impress a lot o his devoted audience. He did come up with a couple of specific things but as we all know we can't really class this as proper evidence. Entertaining though.

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