For those of you who aren’t familiar with the huge ripple in the community of paranormal investigators, here is a small rundown.
Aron Houdini, a very distant relative of Harry Houdini posted on his Facebook page that he was going to expose a place that was allowing teams to investigate their location. He accused them of manufacturing evidence.
He basically then went on to threaten to go on a hunt for locations and groups that were, in his opinion, creating fake evidence. As the hours went on, FB messages, emails and text messages flew threw the air at amazing speeds. The Booth Brothers, Christopher Saint and Philip Adrian, well established and trusted investigators and filmmakers were dragged through the mud, assaulted by Aron’s constant threats and seriously mean comments. At one point even accused of infidelity and being drunks.
New Facebook pages were popping up to express opinions that were constantly deleted from Aron’s page. Houdini deleted people that didn’t agree with him or had something negative to say.
This evening, the Booth brothers were on a paranormal radio station show online. They tried to build a bridge to Aron and it seems to has worked.
Below is an apology posted on Facebook by Aron Houdini ‘ne’ Sullivan.
It saddens me to look around Facebook & see all the HATE! I began this journey as a New Chapter…. I wanted to show people that truly “care” about paranormal research that along our way we have/will encounter frauds. Not just frauds but liars, thieves & just over all not good people. I wanted to warn people that I had witnessed things at an alleged haunted location that were dishonest. I wanted to share my OPINION that Poasttown School was NOT haunted,…..in my opinion! Along the way I lost sight of what was important. The future! I truly want to look back at Para-Science in general….. 20 years from now and see a difference. I truly want to make a difference. For the future of this field,…. Not the past. Let me start by saying I’m sorry to Phillip & Chris Booth. I believe we all three fell victims to attacks through-out the social media. Every negative statement, email, phone call I received,… In the past two weeks I acted on in a negative way. I personally have always loved seeing the faces of Chris & Phil at events, & enjoy what they bring into our lives. I realize now they both were attempting to back me up in finding the truth of exposing frauds….& in the process their work, lives & character was attacked, by myself & others…. I DO NOT believe the Booths would ever knowingly fake evidence or produce a documentary they knew was fake or misleading. They did fall victim to other parties lying to them and providing fraudulent evidence. WE ALL must work together to ensure this doesn’t happen to anyone in our field. Let me also reach out to the parties that supplied the fake evidence to the Booths. Do the right thing. Please, do the right thing, Apologize to the people this lie has effected,…& let’s move forward! Most of us care & give so much to this field….. We cannot afford or tolerate ANY false evidence, especially knowingly providing FAKE evidence to our leaders…. Let me send out a sincere, from the bottom of my heart apology to Ivana Booth. Once again the continued attacks I received from people enraged me ….. I took my anger out on people who were only trying to help. You were one of those trying to help. I’m sorry for the things I said, & acted out of stupidity,…. It will never happen again. I’m truly sorry. With all that said……. My OPINION on Poasttown School has not changed. I personally saw them fake evidence. The zoning manager of Butler County Ohio stated to me that the building was considered extremely unsafe & closed due to a court order. I acted on his statement and the copy of the court order he sent me via email. I understand every person can have different “evidence”, please just be careful is all I’m saying…… Please! I will NOT speak on this matter again. In closing I would like to say I believe there can be some good in all of this. It is my personal opinion that I can make a difference. Preferably ……. It is my belief that we CAN ALL make a difference. I believe together we can enact laws protecting people,…from all sides….this will weed out the “not so serious”… & better our Para-Family! I believe we can work together & in 10 years look back at our field and say “we made a difference! For the better!!!” Abraham Lincoln said, “a house divided against its self cannot stand!” I believe we are not standing! It is up to our leaders,…. To take a stand,…. And ONLY then we will FINALLY begin to progress forward! Aron S. Houdini.
Many people have accepted this apology and want to move on. Many people also feel it’s too little, too late.
Whatever the case may be, it’s a step in the right direction and maybe paranormal groups can get back to the job they do best, investigating the unknown.
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