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Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 01 Feb 2019 15:35
by sherry2
I agree with you all!

It's not something I want to watch or be involved with.

For me spirit is about reassurance, love and protection and staying connected to those close to us who have passed over.

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 01 Feb 2019 17:03
by bluelighttouch
I wonder whois connected to Batt !! :lol:

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 14:23
by kayls
I preferred it when they had a historian and not a demonologist. All the places they visited had history, but not everywhere has demons....and calling up demons probably isn't the best idea. They should invite Fred on only if they are investigating a haunting that is rumoured to be demonic in nature.

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 09 Mar 2019 20:12
by bluelighttouch
Very true.. I miss Dickie Felix, he was good, informative and didn't cook the books.. Last I heard, he had bought a jail thinkit was Clerkanwell Jail in London and was running ghost walks, paranormal inbestigations there..

Fred Batt is a 'Self styled Demonologist' there is no such qualification he just made it up.:lol: So no formal training or assessment..
Mediums are different, most undergo a lot of training courses and development and belong to some kind of regulatory authority like the SNU Spiritual National Union, I myself am a member of the ISM the Istitute of Spiritualist Mediums... My course next week is run by the ISM.. So I won't be in chat on friday next week

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 12 Mar 2019 15:20
by sherry2
Richard Felix runs ghost walks etc and has vigils in Derby Jail.

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 12 Mar 2019 16:15
by bluelighttouch
Maybe he has two jails now then :lol: Someone from a paranormal group in Southanotin told me about the clerkenwell one.Four of them were going and asked me to join them but I was doing something on that day already, it was about 7 yrs ago now..

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 12 Mar 2019 17:26
by sherry2
He may well have two. He has had the Derby one for years now but have lost track how many.

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 17 Mar 2019 11:54
by kayls
Richard's first appearance on MH was at Derby Jail, in the first series, and he owned it at the time. Maybe he has two now.

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 09 Jul 2019 22:00
by jmanandchanny
Again Hi all, new to the forum and I am replying away to a few threads (sorry to the mods!!)

Fred's role was always strange on the show. He first appeared in Series 2 when the team visited his house which lead to a second episode at his nightclub. He later reappeared as a guest during Series 6 for one episode before suddenly becoming a demonologist in 2008 when he joined the team again during the 2008 Halloween Village of the Damned live and also doubled up as a "historian" along side Lesley Smith and later John Callow (Callow himself later was "recast" as the Matthew Smith parapsychologist role in 2014.)

I can't imagine becoming a demonologist is something that just happens in the space of two years because if he was a demonologist in his early appearances I'm sure it would have come up before 2008.

As for Richard Felix, he still runs Derby Jail but used to run Derby Heritage Center which also featured during Series 2 in the "Three Locations, One Investigation" Episode. He never ran Clarkenwell House of Detention but that was featured in a Series 2 episode - but I believe has since been demolished and turned into flats.

Re: anyone else...?

Posted: 13 Jul 2019 23:42
by bluelighttouch
I think there were 2 venues , one was the House of Correction , housing women and Clerkenwell Jail which had male inmates.. So if one was demolished, I wonder what occupies that ground now and if there is still activity going on..

The reason being, that Bodmin Jail was a lot larger 25 years ago than it is now. As the section up the hill to the left of the current jail was demolished and sold off to developers for residential housing, which was built when I visited about 10 years back.. The houses were sold and I would have loved to ask the residents if they had any sightings...