So it appears another medium has left the Antix Most Haunted crew. Surely a pattern is forming here.
David Wells, Ian Lawman, Gordon Smith, Derek Acorah to mention but a few have all braved the MH palava, and all have left it with similar accounts.
The latest Medium to leave is Chris Conway Who joined Most Haunted in their 13th series. Now to be honest totally honest with you, I have not seen chris in action so I really cant comment on his validity. But I do know the reputation that Most Haunted / Antix have.
Having worked alongside the Most Haunted crew on various topics in the past, I have a certain disdain, but understanding knowledge of how they work. So when news hit that Chris Conway was to leave, It came as no surprise.
So what really happened to cause Medium Chris to leave?
No one really knows, but the likes of Ciaran O'Keefe and Richard Felix, both who have ties with Most Haunted, congratulate him.
Chris however does leave this statment regarding his time spent with Most Haunted:
I'd like to start by thanking you guys for all the love and support you have given me since the start of my Most Haunted adventure :-) However, I feel I can no longer continue as Most Haunted resident medium. I appreciate the chance given to me to work in television and I plan to continue to do so in some other show.
I had the decision to make between fame/money V's My beliefs and principles. I won't go into details but I couldn't be a part of something I didn't trust. Too many things were happening contrary to what I was picking up or at times picking up no spirit activity at all.
I thought it wrong to agree with the fans criticisms of the show while picking up a pay cheque from Antix Productions. I feel that we were either the luckiest paranormal investigation group in the world or the tapping’s, stone throwing etc wasn't paranormal. This is of course my opinion and is in no way any accusation of fraud on my part. My decision was made for me when I realised that on receiving my call sheet on a Friday the venue was being written on it for this series. I am strongly against any advanced knowledge of where I’m investigating (unless it is made clear I know). I opened the files and looked up my hotel whilst having to ignore the rest of my call sheet. This meant I felt like I wasn’t fully involved.
I also feel that I wasn’t involved enough in the actual investigations. If I didn’t manage to pick up all the information in the first 15 minutes I’d lost my chance. Even bringing stuff through at the hub wasn’t being aired. This I felt was not fair on myself or the fans.
I understand that many people don't believe in mediumship and feel we should not have been used on the show. I respect this viewpoint and I feel that every belief system has to have a balanced argument. If everyone was a believer it would be open to abuse. However, if everyone was a sceptic it would mean that we may miss some important phenomena.
I realise that this statement may invite some mud slinging from Antix Productions but it is my opinions and the truth as I see it. I feel my fans (and Most Haunted fans in general) deserve to hear my truthful reasons for leaving the show. I refuse to walk away with an excuse of why I left, in the hope it will prevent my name being tarnished by others.
This does sound familiar to the Mark Webb incident that happened with the 'Haunted Homes' program.
The exclusive RiPA interview with Mark Webb on his departure from 'Haunted Homes' can be read here.
RiPA will try and secure an interview with Medium Chris Conway on his thoughts about the MH saga
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