For Immediate Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…
It’s come to our attention that one or more former Haunted Toledo members, who were dismissed from the group on March 25 of this year, may have altered or otherwise manufactured evidence which would suggest the presence of paranormal phenomena. They appear to have admitted this deception on their personal social media pages as well as on the social media pages of others.
The bulk of the evidence we’ve collected thus far has been largely audio-based. All audio files, since the very beginning, were collected, reviewed, and analyzed under the direction and guidance of one of these former members. At the time, we had all believed her analysis to be true and genuine. Recent admissions that this analysis could be fraudulent is both disturbing and disappointing.
We’re uncertain if these admissions are born out of guilt or are simply the rantings of a disgruntled former member. Either way, we will not risk our reputation by presenting potentially fraudulent material to our fans.
In light of this, any audio/EVP evidence which was captured on only one recorder for the time period covering August 26, 2017 to March 10, 2018 is now considered unreliable and unusable. Only those EVPs which were documented on multiple devices will be acceptable.
While documented evidence is not always necessary to telling a good ghost story, it does help to legitimize the experiences of those who choose to share their stories with us. Up until this point, we were under the impression that the EVP evidence we were hearing was completely legitimate. Thankfully, I retain all original device recordings and can compare them with the copies that were made for evidence review. If any discrepancies are found, that evidence will be removed from existing and/or pending episodes. It is fortunate that we have not released these episodes for public consumption yet.
If these admissions made by former Haunted Toledo members are not true, it’s disappointing that they would stoop to such a level that could potentially damage even their own reputations and credibility, especially since they’ve been with us since the beginning.
It’s almost certain these admissions of evidence tampering are without merit and, in fact, an attempt to smear the reputation and interests of Haunted Toledo and its associates. If this is indeed the case, any further attempts to willfully misinform, mislead, or otherwise slander Haunted Toledo and/or its associates may result in legal repercussions.
UPDATE: As of March 31, 2018, the former Haunted Toledo members responsible for spreading rumors that evidence had been faked have since recanted these claims. They have all but admitted that these allegations were posted in anger over their dismissal from Haunted Toledo.