GHOST Showcases Best Evidence of 2010-2011
Update: One of the owners appears to have a criminal record based on a tip we got from one of our readers. Thus this evidence can’t be considered legit. The site for Ghost is also down.
You can never tell when a paranormal group is trying to pull the wool over you eyes and attempting to fake evidence. Personally I use a few indicators when I look for displaying any sort of paranormal evidence. Is the group using an obscene amount of editing, rather than just showing the evidence. Is there easy explanations for the evidence rather than just calling it CG, or downright fake?
Update November 2011: One of our readers gave us a tip about one of the owners who appears to have a criminal record. Based on this we can no longer approve this as credible evidence. The site for Ghost is no longer operational.
Generally I think GHOST (Ghost Hunters of Southwest Tennessee) comes off as a legit bunch, however I want you to be the judge. I will say though that there are specific pieces of evidence I would throw out just because they really aren’t that conclusive.
Expect us to feature several EVPs, video evidence and much more up to and past Halloween.
Check out the showcase of evidence, and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comment section.
November 24, 2011 @ 10:56 am
The owner of the group Derek Kifer is a multiple convicted burglar, thief, forger, and domestic abuser. You can look up his record in Shelby County Tn, at http://jssi.shelbycountytn.gov/ enter his name. This does not cover his long criminal records in Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas. How credible is your “evidence” if you are a convicted burglar and forger? Don’t believe me, look his record up. He doesn’t even have a website anymore. http://www.tennesseeghost.com
November 24, 2011 @ 11:10 am
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. How exactly did you come across this? Do you have some sort of experience with the group, or just some extra research?
July 17, 2012 @ 12:42 pm
I was in his group until I quit and took over half his team with me to form G*H*O*S*T. Our popularity skyrocketed and he just couldn’t stand it. This has been going on since November of 2009.
He also took over my domain and redirected it to his website. My wife and I separated in October for a while and I let the payment lapse. (The order of protection he mentions was dismissed by my wife. It was only done to try and hurt me. She admits this freely.
I love it. He says look up my record in Mississippi and Texas, and I have never been convicted in either of those states…just lived in them! His “research” is jaded and misinformed.
October 15, 2012 @ 2:50 pm
Derek Kifer in jail fro beating a woman again. 4th arrest for beating a woman. But the entire world is out to get him and everyone is telling lies. The police are “framing him.” http://www.abc24.com/mostpopular/story/Mid-South-Ghost-Hunter-Charged-with-Domestic/cCHakklu70qDy1D7axJHkA.cspx
January 12, 2012 @ 7:06 am
Booking number 11635653. December 12, 2011. His wife had to apply for an order of protection again.
June 10, 2012 @ 3:45 pm
Oh well, the video doesn’t show much evidence anyway.
July 17, 2012 @ 12:36 pm
Hi all. I am the owner of G*H*O*S*T. Yes, I have a criminal past. Yes, I am a recovering alcoholic. I have always told my clients in advance about myself and recuse myself from ANY case if there is a problem.
The “tip” came from another paranormal investigator here in the Memphis area who has been stalking and harassing me since I quit his group in November of 2009. He has an entire webpage full of rants about me, and has even gone so far as to contact news reporters that were covering my group as we volunteered to reclaim a local cemetery. He has filed false police reports against me, and trust me…I am not the only one he attacks, He also attacked an elderly woman who owns a bed and breakfast that has been judged haunted by no less than 5 teams.
If you Google my name, the first results are from him and his incessant attacks on me. While there is a grain of truth to what he purports, quite a bit of it is writer-embellished.
I have tried to get him arrested for cyber-stalking and bullying, but apparently, I would have to lie to the police as he did to get any attention directed towards him.
I am sorry your people feel that our evidence is false or cannot be trusted. That is narrow-minded and a bit judgemental.
October 15, 2012 @ 2:48 pm
Derek Kifer in jail currently for beating a woman. http://www.abc24.com/mostpopular/story/Mid-South-Ghost-Hunter-Charged-with-Domestic/cCHakklu70qDy1D7axJHkA.cspx