Saturday, April 27, 2013

Special Edition – Haunted Collector Becomes the Humiliated Collector, Part 1


By Kirby Robinson


Sometimes you have to write about people you don’t wish to write about. This is one of those blogs, but unless you hold onto your morals about reporting any deception, sleight of hand, or lie whether large or small, you lose your grip.

I really like some people so I will turn my back on their deception. That was a little lie so that gets a pass. I like that show so what if they faked a case? It was great to watch! All these things are easy for some to let slide. What happens can be seen in the show Paranormal State and with the team PRS. They might have been on solid moral grounds in the beginning.

Lorraine Warren is a fake but we’ll let it slide.

Faked evidence that’s okay, let it slide.

Andrew Calder was never an Episcopal priest we know that but that’s cool let it slide.

In the end, we faked everything and that’s cool.

I was sick to learn that Chip Coffey was asked to appear on John Zaffis’ show Haunted Collector. This is a show I had no real issues with but that one simple event raises way too many red flags due to the fact that Mr. Coffey has been associated with three fake programs, namely Paranormal State, Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal and Celebrity Ghost Hunt.

So if you have a quality show why do you need to bring in a person that has a cloud over their credibility? There are many better know psychics in and out of the paranormal field that are more well known and have more followers.

- Did Chip Coffey beg to be on the show? Let’s not forget that Chip’s suffered two recent failures on getting his own TV show. 1] Celebrity Ghost Hunt tanked. 2] Chip couldn’t raise the $17,000 for Haunted Ghost Tours Investigated. For Chip, not being seen on TV means he’s out of people’s minds.

- Was it to help in the show’s ratings? That’s doubtful.

- Or is there something going on that the public doesn’t know about?

You can connect Chip and John to three events that make some go say what?

1 The Haunting in Connecticut case which has been very controversial from the beginning. Additionally, Loraine Warren played a role it.

2 Both had an association with Bob Hunnicutt.

Along with everyone on the list they have never responded to this situation, leaving important question unanswered.

3 Andrew Calder was never an Episcopal priest, as we have proven in our most recent book. Unfortunately, Calder helped keep his lies going for years.

Chip’s appearance lasted for barely one minute! Was it worth the loss of integrity the show once had? Now we have to question each and every action taken on the show. What happens if we start to uncover other deceptions [which we did]? And finally, how long have they been deceiving the viewers?

This episode is one hour long featuring 2 cases. We’ll cover both of them.

Whatsoever Community Center is located in Kansas City, MO. Here is a link to their site:


Also, go to Google and type in: ghosts at whatsoever community center Kansas City mo.

You’ll notice that many paranormal groups have been at the center doing investigations. The viewers aren’t given this information. Why not?

The viewer is told by director Charlie Gascich that they need help ASAP. Children are refusing to enter the building. So John Zaffis and his team rushes to the scene.

Note it appears that John’s daughter, Aime’e appears to float from being bored to being mad throughout the interview. Did they expect demons to be after the kids?

Here’s what we get:

- Two young girls in white dresses standing on a stairway. Can we say The Shining?

- Punching bags swinging back and forth.

- Ring timer going off.

- Woman by the name of Shani Castle claims that she felt something pass through her.

None of the above sound terribly freighting like the place is turning into hell house or Amityville Horror. We can lay to rest the above claims by using logic.

1 Have any of the kids recently seen The Shining or any other ghost films?

2 Punching bags can easily be moved. During the walkthrough the bags are moving.

3 The timer has an On/Off switch that can be easily reached and turned on.

4 Can this claim be proven? A little Googling and we see that Ms. Castle has friends and relatives that work at Whatsoever.

An even handier tool of investigation is to call the Whatsoever Community Center. You’ll find the number on the website.

1 The Center likes to get exposure via these paranormal claims.

2 Most of the staff laughs off the paranormal claims altogether.

3 They make money from time to time due to these claims.

If Zaffis and team had done this simple investigation, they could have saved time and money. But maybe the producers forced this case on them. Who knows?

The first night of investigation produces nothing more than tricks worn out by every other fake paranormal programs from Ghost Hunters to Paranormal State.

1 They set up ghost hunting devices that haven’t been proven to detect ghosts.

2 Doors slam shut. We never see them slam shut-- we hear something and see the aftermath.

3 An EVP session takes place and they claim it says yes [not until they prime the viewer to hear yes].

4 Ring timers go off? Do we see it go off? No, only the aftermath.

5 The ghost surveillance camera goes off repeatedly do our trusty investigators rush up? No they slowly walk up and by gosh, the last photo we see has something.

The next day we learn that they have investigated the boxing world of Kansas City and found one strange death.

Being a fan of boxing, I know about the history of boxing in Kansas City. At one point it was very popular in the area as it was a sport that the poor could take a shot at getting rich fast. Back in the 20s and 30s and even up to the 60s it was much different from the sport you see today. Training for many was shoddy. Matches went well past the 12 rounds you see today--some went as long as two men could keep fighting. It was a winner takes all, no splitting the purse. Claims about the mob being in it are true.

Deaths back then, and even today, outside of the ring from brain injuries were and are common. There is nothing strange about Tex’s death. What is strange is that they think the viewer is going to buy that there was only one death!

On Wednesday, we put this case to rest and have to deal with some bitter Coffey.

But we feel we must share this Waylon Jennings song with Chip and John.


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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Outstanding reporting!!

Anonymous said...

Sucky reporting.

Anonymous said...

Completely disagree with you. Sincerely, Michele Nardone

eyeontheparanormal said...

we do love our hates LOL

Christian Soldier said...

Outstanding!! I love the EOTP!

Anonymous said...

Get a life. Haunted Collector is legit.

eyeontheparanormal said...

thank you for that great comment ,not

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you and thank you for putting this on the spot. I am a HUGE fan of the paranormal and I have been studying it since I was a child. The last few years there have been quite a few programs that are associated with the paranormal. Well, the ones you listed, are totally fake. I find it painfully obvious (Especially on Paranormal State) that the "victims" are just actors. And then that Coffey character, I have never liked him and the first second he appears on a program, I put an end to watching it altogether. He IS a red flag, for sure. Ghost Mines is another show that has a lot stacked against it (for obvious reasons).

Anywho - thanks again for pointing this out. I am so tired of people exposing the world of the paranormal for their own gain. There are true believers, like myself, that they hurt deeply by doing these things.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this report! I liked it!

Anonymous said...

Why do you think some shows are fake? what evidence do you have? I'm very dissappointed if they have been faked. Especially Paranormal State which I think is one of the real deal shows.

Anonymous said...

i agree this show has sketchy writen all over it.

Anonymous said...

I actually just watched an episode where they pulled a ring from the 1900's - 1920's out of the drainage system of a swimming pool which would not have had such a drainage system back then.

Anonymous said...

I think on the TV side of things non disclosure of a situation creates a doubt in the credibility of the show. I won't put anyone on Blast here, but a certain show has what are portrayed as a 'couple' who are concerned for the welfare of they're child. Ok cool cool, except the couple in question is a paranormal investigation team. They bought the building knowing it was haunted, yet now they're on TV on a show which discloses none of this and are so scared and distraught. Being on TV doesn't mean some people watching are stupid and don't get it. You investigated the building as a paranormal team, have seen evidence of paranormal activity, buy the building move your family in and then portray yourself as a scared for they're children couple? If TV doesn't want to be seen as fake then they need to tighten up they're credibility as not all the viewers are uninformed. All it takes is one small leak and then people go into 'its all fake' mode. Just an opinion though.

Anonymous said...

yes as long as we know that they are just fakes & just to look @ them as possible great shows to watch then so be it thats all it is. As for Zack Bagans of Ghost Adventure he is sooo full of himself loves to talk too much & it looks to me as though its all about Zack. He puts down his coworkers right on national tv. And they take it! They are bigger fools than Zack! If tat is the case. What about Ghost Hunters are they the same? I think so. Why did Grant really leave? I beleve there was more to the story then let on. Just saying. Peace Out!:)

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I love watching paranormal shows. We want to do our own investigating! I want to know which shows (if any) do you think are real?

eyeontheparanormal said...

none

Anonymous said...

I would be very interested to read proof of any of your claims. I am a skeptic with an interest in quantum mechanics and entanglement theory. I have no problem with these shows unless they happen to bore me, but I realise they exist to entertain. I read your blog and can find no proof, nothing peer tested or absolute in your repudiation. It seems entirely your opinion which again is fine so long as I treat your treatise as entertainment also. I can not take Haunted Collector or your blog very seriously. I have concluded that this outcome is symptomatic of a much broader problem - ie: the availability of the internet and the majority per capita of dullards in your country. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

They are all fake !

Anonymous said...

Fake, or not, I do enjoy these shows. As I live in a haunted house, I know that it is far between when something happens. It is amazing and cool when it does and not scary at all. Of course, we just say hi to the ghosties when we hear them or they leave us assorted hardware (grandpa-in-law.) They are family after all. But when I found out that the place Ryan Buell was most afraid of was West Virginia State Penitentiary. Say again? They give tours. We went with friends on a night tour before the PRS even HAD a show. Yes, we went to investigate. Not imoressed, paranormal wise. It's creepy, but nothing untoward hapoened. Went on the roof, even. Was in the Wardens rooms. Meh. Interesting as far as what happened to the living and the history. Beautiful artwork by the prisibers. But maybe I'm not that ooen? IDK. My own personal ghosties, both human and animal, don't have a problem letting me know when they want to get attention.

Anonymous said...

Assholeee lorraine warren is legit...idiot

eyeontheparanormal said...

Thank you for that great comment,did it take you hours to come up with that

Anonymous said...

I agree with you...my house is also haunted, but things do not happen all that frequently. When they do , you know they are here...No big deal.. I have video and still images of paranormal findings at my house..

Anonymous said...


I have done my own research and I asure you that ghosts and negative spirits are very real. I have used the same devices with very impressive results. I have even been part of a world wide experiment and we came up with the same names being spoken on our devices. I have seen and heard them with my own eyes and ears. Even my family has had some spooky things happen to them, so when you start saying that Lorraine and John Zaffis are fakes, you should do your homework as I know for a fact that it is all very very real.

Anonymous said...

Having worked with John Zaffis on many projects I can say he is one of the biggest frauds in the biz. His museum is full of junk that even he (behind the scenes) admits to having no real paranormal connection. He's a fraud like his Aunt and Uncle and he's only out for money and fame like the rest of the convention dogs.

Anonymous said...

I want to know if Eye on the Paraonormal is/are skeptics, I'd like to see them go out to haunted places, raw footage plz.

HeatherT said...

I agree :)

Anonymous said...

My friend asked John Zaffis to tag along on an investigation with us. We were in a mansion, the chapel area. I did hear the recorder say his name (John). The longer you do this the more the spirits respond. I have used the recorder in my home and heard my name called many times. I don't believe in faking anything but tv is for entertainment so I don't really waste time trying to disprove what happens on tv. I base my words on the direct experience I had with that person. John Zaffis has been very kind to us when we were interviewing him for a magazine project. I investigated with him a few times. Always a great experience. No theatrics. He is genuine and sincere about his investigations.

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Prawn said...

The Haunted Collector seems to be a good scam to fill up a collection of valuable antiques that he removes from disturbed peoples houses.

Jade Graham said...

Coffey has been associated with three fake programs, namely Paranormal State, Watch Collector

Anonymous said...

Full disclosure: I am a believer. I have seen too much not to be.

But this show is not only definitely fake, it insults the intelligence of anybody watching it. Each episode is exactly the same. They hit the site and John usually cues immediately on an object, showing his appreciation for their nice stuff. After that, they use EMF detectors to walk around and check objects that cannot store EMF, and yet they detect it. This is asinine in the extreme. A rubber ball can store static electricity, but not EMF. The discharge of the static might get an EMF spike, but not the ball itself. This is science. There is no such thing as a ghost fingerprint, but that is exactly what they are claiming. If this were possible, every single paranormal investigator in the world would be doing it. But they aren't, because it's stupid and they know it is and won't impugn themselves in such a manner. OK then. After they invariably identify a valuable object through their detectors, they do an EVP session and take a live reading. They ALWAYS get something. Always. EVPs are exceedingly rare, but not for these guys. So they file that away, and then without sleep, they hit the town and start doing "research". The research they do immediately ties the object, the property and the EVP together, providing conclusive proof that the object is causing the problems. But they still need more proof, so they investigate that night as well, again without rest. Such stamina or the magic of editing. After all is said and done, they remove the object and the titling says "After John removed the 24k bar of gold, the activity stopped and hasn't returned." Every single time. No ambiguous results, no nights spent gathering no evidence at all. This gives John a 100% success rate in a field that is uncertain at best, unproveable at worst. There are cases where priests, new age spiritualists and shamans have not only failed in cleansing the property, but have been chased right out, never to return. John always succeeds while maintaining a pulse rate below 85. His investigators are always saying things like "I am so freaked out right now," or "I'm so scared." Any true professional would shut that down immediately, because the more you react and let on that you are affected, the more you open yourself up. This is dangerous, but he allows it, because he either just doesn't know or doesn't care because there is no danger whatsoever. The first few episodes I saw were OK, but then I noticed the pattern. It doesn't change. Any criminal investigator will tell you that they stack assumption upon assumption and prove absolutely nothing whatsoever. The same CI would also tell you that 100% of cases are not solvable, even with concrete evidence. When your suspect disappears, you have to find him, and this is not always possible. And those suspects can been seen and touched. John doesn't have this problem. I rest my case.

Paul D. Raines
Nampa, ID

Anonymous said...

Full disclosure: I am a believer. I have seen too much not to be.

But this show is not only definitely fake, it insults the intelligence of anybody watching it. Each episode is exactly the same. They hit the site and John usually cues immediately on an object, showing his appreciation for their nice stuff. After that, they use EMF detectors to walk around and check objects that cannot store EMF, and yet they detect it. This is asinine in the extreme. A rubber ball can store static electricity, but not EMF. The discharge of the static might get an EMF spike, but not the ball itself. This is science. There is no such thing as a ghost fingerprint, but that is exactly what they are claiming. If this were possible, every single paranormal investigator in the world would be doing it. But they aren't, because it's stupid and they know it is and won't impugn themselves in such a manner. OK then. After they invariably identify a valuable object through their detectors, they do an EVP session and take a live reading. They ALWAYS get something. Always. EVPs are exceedingly rare, but not for these guys. So they file that away, and then without sleep, they hit the town and start doing "research". The research they do immediately ties the object, the property and the EVP together, providing conclusive proof that the object is causing the problems. But they still need more proof, so they investigate that night as well, again without rest. Such stamina or the magic of editing. After all is said and done, they remove the object and the titling says "After John removed the 24k bar of gold, the activity stopped and hasn't returned." Every single time. No ambiguous results, no nights spent gathering no evidence at all. This gives John a 100% success rate in a field that is uncertain at best, unproveable at worst. There are cases where priests, new age spiritualists and shamans have not only failed in cleansing the property, but have been chased right out, never to return. John always succeeds while maintaining a pulse rate below 85. His investigators are always saying things like "I am so freaked out right now," or "I'm so scared." Any true professional would shut that down immediately, because the more you react and let on that you are affected, the more you open yourself up. This is dangerous, but he allows it, because he either just doesn't know or doesn't care because there is no danger whatsoever. The first few episodes I saw were OK, but then I noticed the pattern. It doesn't change. Any criminal investigator will tell you that they stack assumption upon assumption and prove absolutely nothing whatsoever. The same CI would also tell you that 100% of cases are not solvable, even with concrete evidence. When your suspect disappears, you have to find him, and this is not always possible. And those suspects can been seen and touched. John doesn't have this problem. I rest my case.

Paul D. Raines
Nampa, ID

tanner graban said...

I am also a believer mainly for my family's long history with the paranormal. I do agree that Haunted Collector is an extremely fake show and if there is any validity to it at all it is heavily scripted and edited. I do however believe in Zaffiss's relatives the Warrens, as although they have been(to some varying extents)involved with controversial and probably exaggerated cases, they are mostly trustworthy people and have spent decades and a few thousand investigations never being truly exposed. Many articles that you can find simply by researching warren criticisms claim to "Expose" them or call them "Hoaxers" or "Charlatans". All of these articles are written by complete skeptics and all of their "evidence of fakery" is purely coincidental and judgmental causing quite a severe case of jumping to conclusions. Zaffis was a good investigator who has most likely sold himself out and corrupted his reputation and career. it is certainly your right to point out any paranormal evidence that seems to be fake or scripted, but please understand that many people have had traumatic experiences with this and some have spent their whole lives collecting evidence to prove to others or even themselves that this stuff exists.
Boise Idaho
Tanner graban

Anonymous said...

Aside from Jess,Amy as eye candy...the haunted collector was FAKED 100% ( this reply is posted by a real paranorm hunter,btw...the spooky sleuths of new england

Anonymous said...

Just watch NASCAR

Real fan said...

You can't trust anything the media says. 100 percent lies ! They are like the Washington gang. Liers and crooks.......

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