Psychic giving up the ghost after 'fake-in-attic' claims
THE psychic who denied fixing a ghost tour plans to give up the ghosts – but continue as a medium.
Knight Guider, also known as Chris Date, fended off allegations that he had hidden a man in the attic of Llanelli's Halfway Hotel during a ghost hunt.
A guest and the hotel owner alleged that the man had been planted in an attic in the hotel to knock on the floor when Mr Date asked a question.
Adamantly denying any foul play, Mr Date has blamed the attitude of sceptics as the reason he has considered giving up the ghost on his ghost tours.
He said: "I believe that you are innocent until proven guilty.
"If you have accusations, you should be prepared to back it up.
"If you are that sceptical, do your own thing, don't spoil someone else's.
"I believe in what I do, but I won't do ghost tours and if I was going to, it would have to be very selective."
However, the Swansea psychic said he plans to continue the mediumship – which he claims has run through his family.
He explained that he was not being judged on his mediumship skills on the night in question, but claimed that the mass media attention across the globe had blown the story out of proportion.
"There's all this stuff going on in Syria and people getting gassed and all the headlines are about me," Mr Date said.
"It's my religion, and I feel like I'm being picked on. All I'm saying is that it actually hurt me a lot.
"People have made a mockery of me and made me look terrible.
"I have been a spiritualist, it's what I do, and my grandfather was a very gifted medium."
Former firefighter Mr Date – who used to be known as Christopher Channing – made the headlines once before after he stopped an elderly man from choking in Llanelli's Morrison's supermarket back in 2011.
He said: "It was 100 per cent nothing to do with me and I was really upset on the night.
"I'm not in it for the money, if I had a doorman and security then I obviously had to pay for them.
"The idea of a scam is that you are supposed to make money, not lose it.
"If I was going to do a scam, which I wouldn't, there would be more than six people there.
"Money means nothing to me, I believe in what I do and I am going to carry on with what I do."
Mr Date had vowed to give refunds to anyone who had paid on the night.
He has claimed to have refunded a number of the punters present at the Halfway Hotel and has called for anyone else to contact him.
"If they would like a refund, they are welcome to contact me," he said.
"I am a very professional person and I am not a nasty person."