'Most Haunted' Ghost Footage Likely Fake, Says Skeptic
This article was updated on 4/7/18.
Controversial UK journalist and skeptic Jon Donnis tweeted a photo on April 23rd that places a still from paranormal television program Most Haunted's recent ghost footage from the Wentworth Woodhouse next to an image of cameraman Stuart Torevell. Donnis initially believed that the apparition was merely crew member Glen Hunt walking up the stairs, but a discussion with Robert Lea of The Null Hypothesis seemed to convince him that the show's footage is actually an overlay transposed onto the video.
Torevell's gait and build do appear to match that of the 'ghost' in the video, and the similarity has aroused suspicion among skeptics.
"Funny how your ghost has the same build and clothing on as your bald camera man," commented one viewer on Twitter.
Most Haunted has struggled with allegations of fraud since 2005, when resident 'psychic' Derek Acorah was tricked into trying to pass off planted information as his own. Accusations of supernatural shenanigans have also been leveled against the show's hosts, Yvette Fielding and Karl Beattie, after footage surfaced that seemed to show them faking 'paranormal' phenomena such as ghostly bumps and knocks.