Psychic Chris Date, also known as the Knight Guider, is accused of creating false ghostly experiences.
Date, who claims to be able to contact the other side, was leading a ghost hunt (costing £12 per person) at the Halfway Hotel in Llanelli, South Wales, and while the group was in the hotel stables, they heard ghostly knockings from the ceiling above them. The Telegraph reported that 14 members were in attendance.
About 20 minutes after the tour concluded, guests and hotel staff claimed they saw a man climbing down from the rooftop. According to The Daily Mail, hotel owner, Paul Francis, is accusing the psychic of foul play, while Date is denying the accusation and accusing the hotel of setting him up and orchestrating the debacle. Date calls the claim, "disgusting."
The identity of the man is uncertain, as some claimed he was homeless while others claim the man was wearing designer jeans and looked well-kept.
But Francis claims, "We gave him the keys to the hotel around 4pm in the afternoon to set up and I think he used that time to put someone in the attic. During the hunt later that night he was calling out to the ghost world and asked for them to knock as an answer. Well, it sounded like someone knocking on the front door. A member of staff and a member of the public wanted to see if someone came down from the attic where the knocking was coming from. Twenty minutes went by and then this guy jumped down. Our staff grabbed the guy and threw him out. He [Date] wanted his first evening running a ghost hunt to go with a bang but it backfired in a big way."
The Halfway Hotel has a history spanning of 225 years, and has had reports of paranormal activity and ghost sightings over the years, including the apparition of a 5 year-old boy.