Has anyone experienced or know more about ghost stories about Florence Lake, Victoria BC, specifically of a tale of a sunken piano. Apparently, before there was road access to the west shore of the lake there were several homes built, and all the building materials and household goods had to be brought in by boat. Unproven local legend has it that someone tried to bring a piano to their home but lost the piano in the lake when their boat capsized. If this story is true the piano is probably still there and if it were a ghost story there would be rumours of ghostly music on dark and foggy nights, but let’s not start rumours!
As a skeptical paranormal researcher and investigator, I find most ghost shows a little bit hard to take seriously. Most Haunted in its history has had some supposedly “fake” Physics.
Derek Acorah was supposedly outed in a live show by a false ghost made up by the team called called Kreed Kafer, an anagram of Derek Faker.
Most Haunted and Yvette and Karl really have stood firm on how they want the show to be real and nothing faked and so as a Paranormal TV show, Most Haunted has stood the test of time and is well in to double figures for its series.
Allot of this is due to the on-screen chemistry of the team. Karl and Yvette (of Blue Peter fame) pictured here to the right are the lead 2 investigators. They are also husband and wife.
This footage that has exploded onto the paranormal community is the most compelling, “alleged”, Ghostly Apparitions we have ever seen.
We at V.I.P.S. want to believe with all the fiber that its real:
The “alleged” apparition clearly walks up the stairs and has arms and and legs and its pretty cool evidence.
However, yes, I can’t help it. The skeptic in me does question the actions of Stuart who runs after the apparition and looks past and open door before directing Karl into an empty room.
I love the show, the cast and Stuart, I am not making an accusation but the skeptic in me immediately questioned what Stuart looked at past the open door before directing Karl into the side room.
Was he making sure the person playing a part got out okay?
I’m writing this without seeing the entire show as I have only yet seen the clips online so I might not have the full information on the layout of the corridor, he could of been checking inf the apparition had passed through the door and onward and perhaps they continued on after what we see in the clip.
Also, the outline and the gait of the apparition makes me question it. It more resembles of crew member wearing baggy jeans and a hoody, darker clothes which on night vision would show up lighter. It just doesn’t feel like a long dead ghost of long past. Granted it could be someone recently deceased, its just a strange apparition outline.
Again, we love Most Haunted and so want it to be real but I just have that skeptical voice in my head just getting at me so I have to put it our there.
Also the show does carry a declaration that its for entertainment purposes only so it makes it harder to take this as real evidence.
It will definitely raise interest in the field and help the shows ratings, neither of which are a bad thing but we at V.I.P.S. really really want it to be real too.
Robert Turner Vancouver Island Paranormal Soc.
Likely faked, this like an alleged Queen Mary Apparition were both when camera’s had been set down on a surface, this is because its hard to do video overlay with a shaky camera. Queen Mary footage is widely seen as a hoax now.
A last minute road trip turned the group onto the Sheringham Lighthouse, we headed out Sooke way and got as far as Shirley and anyone who knows “Shirley Delicious” knows a must stop place on a road trip. We stopped in and on the wall was a TC article found online at http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/sheringham-point-lighthouse-deemed-heritage-site-becoming-park-1.1962060, reading the article we had to check it out when we saw: “Sheringham Point Lighthouse, reportedly home to the ghostly presence of one of its last keepers, has been declared a heritage lighthouse and could soon be the centerpiece of a new park.” It was a 2015 article but the place is still undergoing some major Work and Ethan our 5 year old made us nervous as the sheer cliff drop offs and poor railings gave us pause.
Still, we want to find out more about the ghost reports and on the walk down to the lighthouse we think we found the grounds were the lighthouse keepers house was located now a vacant area off one of the trails, the path down to the lighthouse had some evidence that it was a cultivated driveway with a fruit tree and hazel nut trees so an interesting location and we want to hear more about the haunting.