Karl Beattie speaks out in Haunted Magazine on Most Haunted related social media sites and how some pusillanimous people can hide behind false identities to cause trouble on other sites.
Read the full article in Haunted Magazine Issue 6
We have always supported and loved Most Haunted and dearly hope we will not be included in his plans.
Here is an exert for the article
When we started Most Haunted there were only a few paranormal groups in Great Britain, now 12 years later there are ten’s of thousands and seemingly all at war with each other.
When we started this epic journey there were only internet forums, which, at first were invaluable as a source of information, feedback, resource and connectivity with the people interested in paranormal investigation. It was those very people on the forums from the first series that told me they wanted hour long shows, I took that on board, went to the channel and after a series of meetings made that happen for them, it was a great community of like minded people, then the idiots turned up.
Today’s forum equivalents are social media sites, where it seems that some pusillanimous people can hide behind false identities to cause trouble on other sites …..
Most Haunted has been a huge part of mine and Yvette’s life, we believe greatly in what we do and what the show stands for, yes it has its faults but no one and nothing is perfect, it took years of hard work for it to become the success it is, a lot of difficult decisions had to made along the way, but all were done for the good of the show, and as its viewing figures continued to rise, they proved to be right. I do not expect everyone to like it and thanks to the huge amount of copycat shows, there are plenty of others to watch, so people can always turn over. This doesn’t mean that you can’t critique the shows, which takes me back to start of this article. We used to love the dialogue we had in the early days when forums actually mattered and people went on them for a reason; constructive criticism, sadly that is all but lost, so I intend to try and change it. I am taking the bold step of shutting down all social media sites which use the name Most Haunted and start my own one where politeness, understanding and constructive criticism will be welcome, I am sure there will be some that will ‘troll’ it but they will be quickly blocked. I want people to be able to be apart of a community that allows you express your ideas and ask your questions without the fear of being bullied into oblivion. If we all do the same we could eventually become a part of a world wide paranormal community that boasts tolerance and acceptance as its mantra.
A self confessed super fan of Most Haunted and editor of GhostMag.com. Matt’s passion for ghost hunting began when he moved into a haunted house in his second year of university in Leicester! His favourite location is the Niddry Street Vaults in Edinburgh.