Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Issue 37 - The Devil Dances in Florida & Exposing Fake Demonologists – Part 2

It seems our last blog got the attention of many fake para-celebs and their backscratchers, along with the Demon Exorcist camp. As usual, it seems they either can't handle the truth or don't recognize it when it slaps them upside the head. So we are going to keep pouring it on. Those with eyes will see. Those with ears will hear. And those given over to lies will continue stumbling in the darkness.


The Devil Dances in Florida

A few days before the release of Casey Anthony I posted the following status on my Facebook page: "THE DEVIL IS DANCING IN THE STREETS OF ORLANDO". I'm not implying that Casey Anthony was demonically possessed when she killed Caylee on June 16, 2008. But she was clearly demonically influenced to murder her daughter.

Casey was released just after midnight on Sunday, July 17. Around the same time, about 100 miles away in Port St. Lucie, a 17-year-old boy killed his parents by beating them in the heads with a large hammer. Tyler Hadley had posted on his Facebook page that he was going to have a party on Saturday and party he did while his parents bodies lay dead in their bedroom. What makes this case interesting is the following:

1 Casey partied within 24 hours of the murder. Tyler partied at home while his parents lay dead in their bedroom.

2 If you visit the site where they found Caylee's body, and the boy's home in Port St. Lucie, you pick up the same vibes.

It's interesting to note that a week before Tyler killed his parents he asked a friend for help claiming tht he felt he was demonically possessed.

Fake Demonologists - Part 2

Sarah of Demon Exorcist infamy posted the following comment, and I thank God she did as I couldn't think of a better starting point for this segment. A while ago I'd planned to cover everything the Bible had to say on the subject of demons and never finished the series, so let's get back to it.


"He is bashing Demonologists as if the Demons themselves only have a preference of Christians and only someone of the Christian faith can get rid on a demon? I never knew that Demons had a script to follow. And that Crystals don't do anything for the supernatural or Demons."


We aren't sure whether Sarah's statement comes from ignorance or arrogance. What we are sure is that the statement comes from all the false teaching about demons and demonology out there. The primary source of information about demons is the Bible. The master of all demonologists is Jesus Christ. His virgin birth, a life lived without sin, His death on the cross for us so that we can be saved from our sins and our bodies can be healed. He descended into the depths of hell and for 3 days withstood the torment of untold numbers of demons. He never lost His faith or His Father's strength. He rose into the heavens forever giving us victory over the power of darkness through His name, His grace, His power and His blood.

We start our journey with the Gospel of Matthew. Chapter 1 shows us that Christ's human side came from the bloodline of Abraham and King David. It also introduces us to a very special angel that we'll encounter along our story again and again: "THE ANGEL OF THE LORD". This angel is God's personal messenger.

Chapter 2 mentions the limitation of Lucifer's powers. He isn't all knowing as he had no knowledge of the birth of Christ, just like King Herod was also in the dark concerning this matter. That is, until three wise men of the east shows up and informs him of such events.

The demonic powers wasted no time influencing King Herod. Only demonic influences could have caused what happened next. Herod realizes that the wise men fooled him when they claimed they would return. So Herod orders his soldiers to depart and kill any child, boy or girl, under the age of two. Not only in the city of Bethlehem but "all the coasts". Only someone influenced by such powerful evil could give such a malevolent order. And the soldiers that carried out the order were just as terrible. In the Massacre of the Innocents, think of the terror and the horrors that must have occurred. Think of the unimaginable suffering of the parents and babies who fell victim to the massacre. Think of the chaos that ensued.

Again the "ANGEL OF THE LORD" appears to Joseph telling him to flee. He takes his family to Egypt.

Next week we continue with Exposing Fake Demonologists.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Issue 36 – Exposing Fake Demonologists – Part 1

Finally we're able to concentrate on exposing the majority of fake demonologists. But that title isn't catchy enough as many of these frauds are given action-oriented names! Now there are demon chasers, demon hunters, demon catchers and even demon doctors! And those doctors don't have a PhD in anything other than the alternate meaning of piled higher and deeper. But, before we tackle this demon fakery, here's some breaking news within the paranormal world.

Darkness Dave Victim of False Internet Rumors & Attacks

A few weeks ago we were contacted by a group of folks who claimed they had been the victim of intellectual property theft. They claimed they had proof concerning Dave Schrader stealing the concept for Paranormal Challenge and they wanted the world to know about this. After a week of checking out their story we have determined these allegations to be false. Darkness Dave is not given credit for the creation of the show nor does he receive any producer credit. If he had any role on the creative side of the production he would be entitled to production credit. So please stop reposting these claims. If anyone tells you these stories tell them to stop spreading such false claims.

Chip Coffey Loves the TSA! A/K/A Chip Likes a Public Groping Now & Then!

Say it's not so, but it seems like Chip Coffey, who claims to be a psychic medium, is in love with the TSA. Or so it seems in a recent post on his Facebook page. He attacks those who dare criticize the TSA. "People who bitch about TSA screenings at airports are the same ones who'd bitch if a plane got hijacked. Let's STFU & stay safe in the air!"

Is it really a safety concern? Mr. Coffey, you claim that you have amazing psychic powers so you should be able to pick out a hijacker at the airport! Or is it a good public groping you enjoy? One hopes that at some point this nation would take the time to study airport security from the experts of it: Israel. They have the ability to perform what is referred to as Intelligence-Based Racial Profiling. By adopting this method, it would keep TSA from violating [most] traveler's rights and private parts. But hey, if a public groping is your thing all the power to you.

Scientists Found Something Lower than Whale Crap -- Demon Exorcist Credibility

After we and our pals at Scifake exposed the lie behind Animal Planet's Demon Exorcist, another meltdown occurred. Over the weekend there were more deceptions in "Demon Exorcist-land". Every time they post online, more falsehoods are exposed. Inevitably they lead us to the "star" of one episode: Sarah Maitland. She made two interesting posts that reveal just how far flung this show is from the truth.

1 Sarah claims that she had family members wear crystals to ward off the demon! News flash! Demons aren't repelled by crystals! People have been watching way too many bad horror movies and reading paranormal romance novels. There is only one thing that has power over a demon and that is GOD.

2 Sarah made a statement that she is not sure if she believes in God. Then Dwayne Claud didn't have any authority to perform an exorcism in her house. An exorcism or a cleansing performed on the home of a person that is unsure of their faith in God would be null and void.

We hope this will be our last post on this matter.

Basics of Demonology

I'm beyond tired of seeing fake demonologists throughout the paranormal world harming clients and lying to the public. They do a serious disservice to those who truly need help and also play with the spiritual lives of those they encounter. Due to the success of Paranormal State para-celeb wannabes have determined that the fastest way to gain status is to claim to be a demonologist, an exorcist, a demon chaser [this is a fairly new term], or demon doctors! They don't limit such claims to their resume but add it everywhere their name appears. It's like certain psychic mediums have done. No longer can it be simply Ed Smith, but now it's Ed Smith, Demonologist/Psychic-Medium/Paranormal Investigator/Paranormal Expert, etc. Sad, huh?

Being a demonologist is not a job or even a career. It's a calling that does not come from inside you but from God above. It's not something you do when you have time or on weekends. It's something that consumes your life 24/7.

Demonologists have no power. They are simply a channel for the power of God to transmit through. That transmitter can only work if they have faith. And not just a simple faith but one that is rock solid, unshakable and full of the wisdom that God is all powerful and no darkness can stand exposure to the light.

The paranormal world now claims that they are the authorities on matters demonic -- and not the church. How did the church deal with the demonic prior to the current crop of para-celebs or para-reality programs?

These fakers now offer exorcisms by DVD, email or via remote viewing! This is all garbage and only fills those fakers' pockets. It has nothing to do with ridding the suffering of their clients.

In order to use the name of God/Jesus to cast out demons, one must be a Christian. One must accept wholeheartedly the basic tenets of the Christian faith.

Jesus is the one and only begotten son of God, born of virgin birth, free of sin, who died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. He spent three days in hell rose into heaven and it is only through accepting Him as your Savior that you can enter heaven.

If you encounter a so-called demonologist who can't make the above statement then they are fake. Because it's via the above that gives you the spiritual authority to drive demons away.


Next week we continue with Part 2.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Karma of the Casey Anthony Case ~ Special Edition

Many will think it's a simple matter that Casey will gather negative karma for killing her daughter, Caylee. Well, it's not that simple. The gathering of karmic debt that will have to be repaid in this life and future lives doesn't rest on that one action. Everyone who played a role in the matter will be adding or taking away from their karmic debts. Here is a list of those who were involved with the case and karma they gathered.

CAYLEE ANTHONY
She will gather good karma for she was a victim of an act of anger that she can't be held accountable for creating due to her young age.

CASEY ANTHONY
She will gather no good karma. All of her actions will produce negative karma for years and future lives.
A. The act of planning the death of her child will produce negative karma.
B. For the act of killing her child she will gather negative karma.
C. Casey's happiness that she experienced after killing her daughter will produce negative karma.
D. Any emotional, physical and mental suffering that has been produced from the act of killing Caylee that was and is experienced by anyone, no matter if relative, friend, or stranger results in negative karma for Casey.
E. Caylee was unable to live out her life. She didn't get to have a career/existence in which she could have possibly done lots of good for the others. If this is true, then all the suffering created because she can't do that good will produce bad karma for Casey.
F. Even if Caylee was heading down the same path as Casey, that of someone who longed for instant gratification and happiness in sex, drugs, boozing and partying, Casey's killing of Caylee prevented her from that lifestyle. Ultimately negative karma as Caylee must go through the trauma of being reborn and experiencing this is delayed as is her enlightenment.
G. If Casey inspires others to kill their kids because she got away with it that will produce negative karma.
H. All the victims of the lies that Casey told will reap good karma but Casey will gather negative karma for the suffering those lies caused.

CASEY'S PARENT'S [GEORGE & CINDY]
They will gather good karma due to the suffering that Casey caused.
The perjury that Cindy committed in order to save her daughter will create negative karma no matter what the intention.

THE DEFENSE TEAM [JOSE BAEZ, CHENEY MASON, DOROTHY CLAY SIMS, ET AL]
They will gather negative karma for all suffering caused by what they presented and said in their case which was not true.
If Casey kills again they will collect negative karma for allowing her to walk free.

CASEY'S BROTHER [LEE]
Good karma for all his efforts in trying to find Caylee's killer.
If it's true that he molested Casey then negative karma will come from that.

THE JURY
A. For allowing a killer to walk -- negative karma.
B.  If Casey kills again -- negative karma.
C. If they seek fame and money for allowing a killer to go free that's considered negative karma.

THE JUDGE [BELVIN PERRY]
No karma at all he simply presided over the proceedings unless any of his rulings allowed Casey to be found guilty.

THE PROSECUTING TEAM [JEFF ASHTON, LINDA DRANE BURDICK, ET AL]
Good karma for doing their best to keep a killer off the streets.

THE MEDIA
Bad karma if they found joy in reporting on the killing because of high ratings.

ROY KRONK
Good karma for finding the body and trying to tell the police about it.

ZENAIDA GONZALEZ
Good karma for being a victim of Casey's lies.

The toll of karma will be impacting those involved for this lifetime and for all time to come. Karma is not swayed by excuses. As the Buddha says, Karma is infallible.

Back in 2008 I wrote a blog in four parts entitled The Justice of Karma. I've summarized it here.

Karma is one of the very few universal laws that reign over each and every one of us without exception. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, atheist, agnostic, etc., we are all going to reap what we sow, maybe not in this lifetime but in a future life here on earth or in one of the other realms. Karma is the law of action, and it is no respecter of any man or woman, paying no heed to looks, social or economic status. It watches over every move we make, keeps track, and dishes out rewards or punishments.

To understand the concept of karma we first must look at the Four Noble Truths. They make up what is the basis of all Buddhist teaching. 

Noble Truth 1 – The truth of suffering. It focuses on two types of suffering. This is the suffering of sentient beings and the suffering of the environment. 

Meditation on these two concepts of suffering helps us develop a drive to get out of cyclic existence, which is known as samsara. Samsara is Sanskrit for "continuous movement" which refers to our constant rebirths. When one meditates on this concept, they develop a mind of renunciation.

There are three types of suffering: 
1 - The suffering of suffering, which is the process that we experience mentally, physically, and spiritually as we experience suffering. Think about this. How do you feel when you get mad? It's just not the anger that makes you feel bad. You feel bad because you feel this anger.

2 - The suffering of change. When things change we experience a form of suffering. For example, you want a Mercedes Benz, you work day and night to get it. Finally you've saved enough money and you buy that car. You pay for it and drive it off the lot. Suddenly it's not a new car. It's getting older by the minute. You have to worry about maintenance, insurance, license plates, ever rising gas prices, and eventually it will have to be replaced. What happens if you get the Benz and it's not what you want? You go to work, think about all the money you're going to make that day, but by the end of the day you're bone tired. You go home, think you're going to relax, but the next day the cycle starts all over again. 

3 - Pervasive Suffering. This arises from us having a physical body. And because we have a physical body we have what is called five aggregates. They are: form, feelings and emotions, discrimination [which is our perception of objects outside of us], compositional factors [our mind being directed towards objects], and consciousness. Consciousness is not our conscience telling us to do right or wrong; rather this consciousness is our awareness of the outside world and we develop this awareness through our senses of hearing, taste, touch, smell, sight, feeling, etc.

All forms of suffering that we experience and give rise to in this realm of existence comes from our interaction with the five aggregates. Here's an example. You're very thirsty and uncomfortable because of that thirst. You walk down the road and on the side you see a big icy bucket filled with bottles of root beer. You open a bottle and quickly drink that root beer, satisfying your thirst. Problem is, that root beer tastes so good you can't stop drinking it. So suddenly you go from being thirsty to being bloated. Somebody else comes along and they're thirsty too, but you say no this is my root beer and you run them off. While your back is turned, another person comes along and steals your remaining root beer. You give chase, but can't catch them. And now you're thirsty again.

Through our cyclic existence in this lifetime, in the human realm, and any life we have experienced in the past, or will experience in the future, we all go through four stages of cyclic existence. Going through these stages creates suffering as well. These stages are birth, sickness, aging, and death.

Noble Truth 2 – the origin of suffering. Suffering stems from two things: delusion and karma. In reality, delusion is the root of all suffering. Because you must have thinking or thought prior to any action. Now some may say, I breathe, that's action, but I don't think about it. In reality, you do, but it's simply that your mind is doing it without you realizing it.
Noble Truth 3 - The next truth is an end to suffering. And yes, this suffering can end, you can do it, I can do it, we all can do it. 

How do we develop the third Noble Truth? By not only saying yes, I understand the first two truths but comprehending them and living them. If you do so, you develop certain characteristics that follow.
1.    Develop cessation – those things that matter to own or avoid simply fall away. You start to question desires, develop intelligence and understanding over ignorance and anger.
2.    Peace – you are at peace with the world, yourself, and your path.
3.    Benefit & pleasure – you begin to do things that bring benefit and pleasure to others without ever questioning what you should do.
4.    Definite arousal – you see that the first two Noble Truths are the foundation of suffering and you know that as hard as you try, in time you will slip and fall back into negative karma and you don't want to do this cyclic existence any longer. 

Noble Truth 4
There is a path that leads us out of this existence and that the path was taught by the Buddha. It will lead us to enlightenment then to nirvana and finally we will be free of all suffering whether it is physical, spiritual, emotional, and other negative influences.

Will it be achieved in one or many lifetimes? It is not my place to say. Some say yes, it can, and there are many stories within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition that teaches that we can achieve enlightenment in one lifetime. The story of the Tibetan yogi Milarepa is a fine example. But to be honest, there are other stories about those intrepid travelers on the path who have taken hundreds, if not thousands of lifetimes, to get it right. Don't focus on the number of lifetimes it'll take to achieve enlightenment, focus on the fact that you can do it.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Issue 35 - The Chip Coffey Slam Dunk Edition

After putting to rest the credibility of Animal Planet's para-reality TV show, Demon Exorcist, we hoped we could start exposing fake demonologists. But we would be ignoring our duties as paranormal journalists to ignore breaking news within the field. Yes, we have more tall tales, distortion of the truth and a new fake para-reality TV show.

Another Smackdown to the Credibility of Paranormal State & Paranormal State: The New Class

Here's a post that was left on the "SAY NO TO PARANORMAL STATE: THE NEW CLASS" Facebook page.
"Keep in mind the same producers backed both shows and Chip Coffey was featured in them. We hoped that when Mr. Coffey parted ways with "Paranormal State" in the fourth season it was due to the fact he was tired of seeing evidence faked on the show…But apparently that wasn't the reason. "Is the New Class still up and running on A&E? I thought it aired once and failed lol! I remember my group was offered a contract to be the exact Paranormal State sequel but we declined due to the outright shitty contract and shady producers (legally claiming they had the right to fake evidence on the episodes, etc.). Pooh pooh! ;)" Samantha Harris
It's a shame that these producers couldn't hold themselves to the standards set by two recent para-reality shows that we have endorsed: Haunted Collector and Paranormal Challenge. Seems like some people never learn.

Is Chip Coffey Afraid of Casey Anthony? 

Chip Coffey, who claims to be a psychic medium, posted this on his Facebook page:

"Some individuals continue to ask me to focus my psychic abilities on the Casey/Caylee Anthony case. PLEASE STOP! For legal, ethical and moral reasons, I do not consult on forensic cases unless specifically requested to do so by immediate family members and/or law enforcement.

Your understanding and consideration are sincerely appreciated."

Now this kinda bugs me as it has many others who have contacted me about the post. It really makes no sense. Here are six reasons:

1 Mr. Coffey, are you unaware that many psychics have contacted the Orlando Police Department and the Anthony family directly with information about the murder? How's that? They used their gifts. Granted, none of them have a para-reality show nor do they have a big name, and most never went public with the information they provided. But they helped and some of them even pinpointed the spot where Caylee's body was found.

2 What are the legal reasons that you couldn't offer to help? I personally have no knowledge of any law that prohibits a psychic from focusing his/her gift onto a matter. Please point it out to me and my readers.

3 Moral reasons? Well let's see -- Casey Anthony was found NOT GUILTY. [Please DON'T confuse this with being innocent in the matter of Caylee's death]. There could be a killer on the streets who might kill again. Would one who is so amazingly gifted as you claim to not have a moral responsibility to help get that killer off the street? What if they kill again? Do you not have a moral responsibility to help the public understand, as well as the family: the who, what, why, where and when?

4 Ethical reasons? Not sure who wrote the guidelines of ethical psychic behavior. But if one does have a gift, as you claim, one should use that gift. That gift shouldn't be dependent upon cameras and/or payment.

5 More than likely the truth is, Mr. Coffey, you have a fear of being wrong. After all, you failed my little test I gave you. And you even failed to realize that the air date for your show was going to be changed. You avoid making public [free!] predictions which anyone could examine your gifts and see if they are as real as you claim they are.

6 Other psychics have seen what happened and have come forward to share. I have some cases coming up in Orlando, and when I get there will share with the proper authorities what I picked up on as to who was part of Caylee's murder. Why not join me and help bring justice to Caylee? Remember, her birthday is August 9.


A Bitter Coffey He Will Be After Our Review of Celebrity Ghost Hunt A/K/A Ryan Buell's Calling Chip Coffey & He Wants Paranormal State Back!

Last month we received a copy of Celebrity Ghost Hunt and have been holding off our review until the public was forced to endure this rip-off of Paranormal State. Celebrity Ghost Hunt is on the Biography [BIO] channel and features Chip Coffey playing the dual roles of Ryan Buell and the go-to psychic. Guess this two for one deal saves the producers some buckeroos.

We kick the show off with Christopher Atkins a movie [The Blue Lagoon] and TV [Dallas] actor. We are never told that Chip has had a long time friendship with him. Why? Well, maybe to throw the viewer off to the fact that is how Chip knows so much about the land.

Many claims are made for the next few minutes as to paranormal activity but we see no real proof. In fact, none is seen throughout the 30-minute long segment.

Chip claims that a murder happened on the property and reenacts how it took place but does he inform the local police? Possibly the killer is still alive. And the victim's family would like to know what happened. We should contact the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department in Midland, NC. [704] 888-0271. Ask if this information shared with them? If not, inform them of this situation.
If you read our book you will see that Chip also pulled this stunt during season 3's "Church of the Damned" episode.  

Michelle Griffin arrives to help out but the viewer is never informed about the relationship that Chip and Michelle have. Is it possible that Chip passed on information to her?

We then experience the same Paranormal State shtick of knocking noises allegedly heard off camera and something happening, but we never see it or any shadow movement.

We are offered one EVP in which we allegedly hear: "Find the gold!" But is it?

The team descends into the mine and we have flickering lights and shadows in the dark.

 A Native American medicine man, or elder, it's never clear who he is, does a blessing and all is well.

Have we all not seen this on Paranormal State over and over again?

The next case features Eric Roberts and his wife Eliza. Eric is a onetime 'A' lister [Runaway Train, The Dark Knight] that has fallen in the rankings. Seen in season 4 of Celebrity Rehab  With Dr. Drew, that show features various has-beens, oops, celebs, who use their own insurance policies to pay for rehab and get paid for it. [They complete 28 days in rehab and not the minimum of 30 days.]

Eric claims that one night he saw a ghost in the kitchen. He didn't see the ghost two or three times or every night but one single time. Eric didn't reveal if he was high or sober when this encounter took place. Trying to sell the story we're told that even a maid and the house man saw it. Do they speak to the viewer? Nope but we're assured they saw the ghost!

Chip shows up and does his walk through. What does he pick up? Listen closely and he reaches to point out that Eric sometimes knows what his wife is thinking. Is this uncommon for a couple that has been married since 1992?

Notice that while Chip, Eric and Eliza are upstairs it's broad daylight. When they return downstairs it's suddenly dark. Did they film events that take place on the second day during that time?

Chip asks Eric about things which were bad that happened to him at ages 12 to 14. Proof of Chip's psychic ability? Nope. Eric discussed these things on Celebrity Rehab.

Beth Brown is flown in from the East Coast. One wonders why in the city of Los Angeles [population of approximately 4 million] they couldn't find a paranormal investigator? Is it possible that Beth was in on things?

Notice that the video feed indicates a start time of: 22:59 00. This is going to be very important.

Chip sees a shadow move across a darkened room. The video feed says 23:10:58. Keep that in mind.

They bring out the Ovilus and it speaks many times. Listen to the sound of the voice.

When they do the evidence review notice that when the shadow is caught moving the time is 22:46. However, they didn't start until 22:59. Chip saw it at 23:10 so the shadow moved 24 minutes prior to Chip seeing it! Boy what a gift he has!
 
Listen to the EVP's. They sound so much like the voice from the Ovilus. The words are spoken in the same order.

When Eric sees a photo of this woman he initially says, "This could be her."

We end up with a show that's so much like Paranormal State it's not even funny. Or maybe it is! Because the style, content and deceptions aren't needed. You like the paycheck, Chip, but is this mockery of the paranormal field worth it?

SPECIAL SATURDAY BLOG! -- Watch for "The Karma of the Casey Anthony Case."

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

R.I.P. DEMON EXORCIST CREDIBILTY

We were under the impression that we completed our investigation into Animal Planet's pilot reality TV show, Demon Exorcist. But it seems like those involved in the production of the show, along with the featured "stars" attempt to keep it the public eye. They're desperately trying to extend their 15 minutes of fame in the hope of selling at least a documentary. Maybe a book? Maybe a film deal? Due to all the deceptive statements and our ability to expose them, the likelihood of any such deal/s will soon be dead in the water.

Now we now can expose the biggest deception yet of the show and its supporters. Guess they've learned nothing from what Cindy Anthony did on the witness stand -- if you lie, you hope there is no proof to expose that lie.

A few weeks ago when it seemed that interest in Demon Exorcist was deservedly dying, the supporters of it hoped to stir the pot of controversy when they sent me this email:

Ok Kirby, since you won't give it up, here's a hint.. Look up Father Jack Ashcraft Then go back and read your articles about Dwayne not knowing what he's doing or having any power to do what he did.. Kinda funny huh? I'm respecting you by sending it in email and not calling you or Ron Tebo out in public because this totally shows that you and him did not do your homework. EVERYONE else did and has told me to let you guys continue to bash and look stupid. Yes, you and Ron have MANY enemies and have lost a lot of credibility because of the BS you guys write about. I can only hope that the next article you write about comes from you and not Ron Tebo and his OPINIONS in which he claims are facts, who obviously know's NOTHING.. Don't go down with him Kirby. You ARE a good writer, use your talent to do GOOD things instead of throwing shit against the wall to see what sticks.

All due respects,
Sarah


They will regret sending this email or bringing up Father Jack Ashcraft. They hoped to spread the lie that he was technical adviser to the program. Yes, he is listed as such. But it's another lie on the show's part. Fr. Ashcraft sent me a personal email and through his words the show and its supporters lose the last remaining bits of credibility. Here is his unedited email.


Mr. Robinson,
I hope this message finds you well. I was sent a link to your blog by one of your readers I suppose and wanted to help fill in some gaps for you regarding my part in consulting on "Demon Exorcist". The totality of my input was limited to two or three phone calls made to myself asking questions of theological import to preternatural issues. One call was a request for the name of a priest in the area they were currently filming in, which I provided. Other than this I had no other input or involvement in the project. I only just saw the program last night to be honest. While I can't go so far as to claim everything was faked (since I have no firsthand knowledge of the investigations), I will say that at least one of the clients' stories struck me as suspect. The myth of Satanic Ritualistic Abuse has been exposed many times over by very good investigative journalists (such as Bob and Gretchen Passatino), Christian and secular alike. Thus I viewed the claim of one client as fabrication, in my opinion. Again, I cannot say for certain since I have no firsthand knowledge of the client nor the investigation.

You also mention that I have aligned myself with many people you find suspect. I quite honestly do not align myself with anyone whatsoever, for many of the same reasons you highlight on your blog. I do answer questions and provide investigators with the names and contact information of priests in their areas who may be of assistance in a pastoral counseling and/or exorcism situation. I will help anyone who asks for help and provide legitimate knowledge and references to anyone who asks. Whether they availa themselves of the assistance is of course their choice. If this is aligning myself, then under this definition I will certainly plead guilty. I have been approached by a vast array of individuals (some well known, some not) in the paranormal community with a number of claims and have found no reason to believe any of them to have been legitimately demonic so far. I have been asked to perform exorcisms on radio and television, all of which I have refused to do. This area of ministry is not one which I believe belongs in front of the camera. My approach to the subject is wholly Christian and one which has not made me the darling of the paranormal world. I require full psychological and medical examinations of all claims brought to me before I will even speak to the issues involved in a case. Of course one must aslo investigate the living conditions of a client which may require testing for molds, etc. which can cause hallucinations, family dynamics, etc. I have so far not found a single case brought to me by the paranormal community to have any merit with reference to demonic activity. I have spoken at only one paranormal convention, and that just to deliver an address calling on the community to embrace the methods I briefly outlined above. I've been asked if I would like to be recommended for speaking engagements and have always said that it is not important to me whether I speak at an event or not. Please keep in mind that, though part of my sacerdotal ministry is exorcism, it is only a very small part of the totality of my ministry. Teaching the faith, administering the sacraments and being there to support people in difficulties forms the greater portion of my activity.

My opinion of the greater paranormal community is that it is seriously lacking in legitimate investigative methodologies, and that rather than seeking valid investigative principles, priests, ministers, etc., it is collectively star struck and chasing after the next fad or next paranormal star. I also would agree with you that perhaps the programs are staging events to maintain a viewership that might otherwise be bored with the seemingly mundane reality of preternatural research.

As for my column in the magazine; I write the only articles that I am aware of in the magazine that handle a wide variety of topics from a decidedly orthodox Christian point of view. I have written on such topics as Transhumanism, psychological Issues that could be mistaken for demonic activity, and recently interviewed a very knowledgeable scientist regarding Creation as a viable counter to atheistic evolutionary theory. My articles are not paranormal pulp I can assure you, and the greater part of the magazine isn't either. If you would like pdf copies of any of my articles I am happy to provide them to you.

I applaud your efforts to expose fraud and should you have any questions please feel free to contact me. May God bless you.

Pax Tecum,
Fr. Ashcraft +

Enough said.

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