OUIJA BOARD HACKING SCANDAL!
There has been in the news lately a great deal written and reported about the interception of personal messages to celebrity individuals by investigative journalists working, in the main, for newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. That is THE SUN and THE NEWS OF THE WORLD. The term HACKING has been used to describe the methods deployed to gain unauthorised access to personal answermachine and voice-mail message systems. The Justice Leveson Inquiry is investigating this in great depth and some very seriously connected people have found themselves arrested and charged with related criminal offences. What I am able to disclose now is that one of Britain’s best known so called celebrity psychics, Mr. D. Johnson also known as Derek Acorah, is claiming, in THE LIVERPOOL ECHO of 15th May, that the journalist Aaron Tinney from THE SUN newspaper hacked into his very own Ouija Board and accessed a message from Acorah’s invisible guide ‘Sam’. This message is rather disturbing as it purports to be about the location in the spirit world of the missing child Madeleine McCann who disappeared in Portugal five years ago. The outrageous nature of said message has brought a great deal of negative publicity for Acorah and he is blaming THE SUN for misrepresenting the facts. Aaron Tinney went on to list a few other facts pertaining to the Liverpool based Psychic: Acorah claims he had his first supernatural experience as a child when he was visited by his dead granddad. (he claims to have named himself after a dead relative but that has been shown to be utter nonsense) Acorah set himself up as a medium after failing to make the grade as a Liverpool footballer. He got his break in 2001 on TV’s Most Haunted and became one of the UK’s best known psychics. But in 2005 he was allegedly outed as a fraud by Most Haunted’s psychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe. While shooting at a haunted prison in Cornwall, O’Keeffe secretly invented a long-dead jailer called Kreed Kafer and talked about him while Acorah was in earshot. Acorah was later filmed becoming “possessed” by the fictional character. O’Keeffe then revealed the name Kreed Kafer was an anagram of “Derek Faker.” Acorah was later sacked from the show. Will we see Derek and the transparent Sam at The Justice Leveson Inquiry?
In THE DAILY TELEGRAPH the journalist Tom Chivers on the 15th May 2012 wrote the following: ‘Derek Acorah whether a charlatan or deluded should be ashamed over his Madeleine McCann nonsense. Madeleine McCann probably is dead. It’s a sad thing to write down so starkly, but it’s likely to be true. Derek Acorah, on the other hand, is definitely a callous self-publicist, and either deluded or a charlatan. The “psychic” (he’s not a psychic, obviously) told The Sun that “I know her parents are convinced Maddie is alive and I’m really sorry – but the little one has been over in the spirit world for some time. I don’t think it’ll be long before she reincarnates. When children pass over who haven’t had full lives I believe they choose the time to come back in the same form again – as another little girl.’ Chivers continues: There is a strong case for everyone concerned to move on and to leave the McCanns to grieve in peace. But what there is not a case to do is tell a national newspaper that a visitor from the spirit world has come and told you that their daughter is dead.
Tom Chivers then goes further with his criticism extending his attack to include many more associated with spirit communication: ‘I am honestly livid about this. The whole practice of “TV psychics” is disgraceful, preying on the gullible and the weak and the bereaved, telling them that their belated husband is happier beyond the veil, using cheap parlour tricks – cold reading, audience plants, even (allegedly, in the case of “Psychic” Sally Morgan) the blunt instrument of gathering information about potential participants before the show and having an accomplice relay it to the stage via a radio earphone.’ Readers of Psychic World may recall I covered the story of Sally Morgan and her alleged use of relayed information previously. This latest gaff from yet another TV Psychic is again damaging all connected to spirit communication in general and Spiritualism specifically. It should be obvious to the public that the likes of stage and TV performers such as Acorah and Morgan are not even remotely associated with the Spiritualist Church but that is not the case. Especially when we have Acorah billing himself, believe this or not, as ‘The Sexiest Man in Spiritualism’. Amazing. What next one wonders, maybe THE SAMANDELLS Derek and Sam get their kit off: Is There Any Body There?
The real problem underlying all this negative publicity that the likes of Acorah and Morgan are generating is that it reflects badly upon Spiritualism. When serious broadsheets, such as The Daily Telegraph start to condemn not just the dubious practices of the show business psychic publicity hunters but extend their attacks to include all of Spiritualism then all associated suffer as a direct result. There are far worse sins than just being ignorant, and insensitive, one thinks of the disgraceful scandal that continues to make news within the Roman Catholic Church and its proven track record of covering up the horrific abuse of children by ordained priests who were known to be pedophiles but with the help of Bishops were allowed to maintain their status with continuing access to young people. Many continued to abuse children for decades despite their predilection for such deviant practices being known to the Church authorities. Now that is a real scandal and it should cause great alarm to all connected with the Roman Catholic Church.
This sexual abuse of children by priests of the Christian religion is by no means just a recent phenomena. My own Uncle Mr. Alf Sutton who is now resident in Canada told me that as a boy of ten years he was approached by the priest at his local R.C. Church and offered sixpence to allow this middle aged man to remove his trousers and fondle his buttocks. Unlce Alf declined, he tells me, but he knew of others that accepted the money which in the 1930s was quite a lot for a little boy. The full truth and extent of the sexual abuse of children by ordained ministers of the R.C. religion will doubtless never be known. In fact one R.C. Bishop actually tried to put the blame on the young victims in a recent interview the Bishop of Teneriefe Bernado Alvarez said ‘There are thirteen year old adolescents who are under age and who are perfectly in agreement with, and what is more, wanting it, and if you are careless they will even provoke you’. That is a typical statement of a pedophile.
In comparison to child abuse the posturing and posing of so called celebrity TV psychics who talk to invisible people and fake possession by fictitious characters pales into insignificance. But the press and the media seem to have made their minds up that all psychics must be frauds because the likes of Acorah continue to bring discredit to Spiritualism with their selfish and thoughtless shenanigans.