Unexplained: Caught On Camera - Mr Fritz The Ventriloquist's Doll With A Life Of Its Own

March 27, 2021 1:00 AM ‐ TelevisionParanormal
Mr Fritz Haunted Ventriloquist's Doll

Series Two, Episode Six - Saturday March 27, 2021

Get ready for more unexplained video captured by people around the world on mobile phones and CCTV, as 'Unexplained: Caught On Camera' returns with more bizarre clips for the panel of experts to examine.

As always, Jayne Harris, Ciarán O'Keeffe, Barri Ghai and Deborah Davies will try to work out whether these weird clips are truly unexplainable or not. The mix of skeptics and believers will give their opinion throughout the show on the clips they're presented with.

In the show's six episode we meet a ventriloquist's doll that moves without its master, a security guard whose patrol takes a petrifying turn, and a man with an extraordinary ability to communicate with aliens.

Mr Fritz The Haunted Ventriloquist's Doll

Michael Diamond is an illusionist based in Liverpool. Amongst his collection of unusual performance memorabilia is a creepy ventriloquist doll named Mr Fritz. The 75-year-old doll was made by a prisoner of war during World War II.

Michael started noticing strange happenings with the 1940s dummy, which Barri called "the scariest dummy I've ever seen". Michael witnessed its eyes opening and the glass case it's kept in opening. Michael decided to try to capture the activity on camera.

This lead to the haunting video footage seen in the show, which was captured at his home in September 2019. The clip shows the creepy moment that the doll appears to blink and move its mouth. Moments later the door on the glass case swings open.

The mouth opens and seems to utter two or three words or syllables, Deborah is convinced the dummy is mouthing the phrase "help me" but it could be any short phrase.

After watching the clip, Ciarán said "the history of previous owners could effect what happens to any particular doll that's associated with that particular person, especially if you buy into a paranormal of association, possession, or even curse."

Although he adds, "there's no denying that you see this particular head blinking, the explanation for it is slightly more difficult without knowing the animatronic aspect of the head, if there is any mechanism inside that might be causing that."

Jayne is also a little skeptical. She said, "the owner, Michael, is an illusionist, so he will know all about techniques and slight-of-hand to do to maybe give the illusion of a haunted object."

Security1275's Encounters At Colonia Park Cemetery

Also in the episode we meet Joshua Runyan, a security guard from Georgia who encountered strange goings on in mid-2019 at Colonia Park Cemetery, the oldest burial ground in Savannah. He started to share the strange incidents on TikTok, going by the name Security1275.

He managed to document eerie disembodied voices in the mausoleum and even chased what appeared to be a phantom child around the graves at night.

Barri said, "I think that the sounds that Josh the security guard is hearing are sounds of spirits that are in torment, spirits that are clearly trying to get his attention and communicate with him."

While Jayne added, "spirits can absolutely be trapped in places, and often it's when they don't know where to go. They're caught in limbo or they need their story to be told. They're seeking justice of some kind."

Jonathan Trinity Martin

Jonathan Trinity Martin believes he is connected to other lifeforms in our universe, in particular an extraterrestrial race called the Yahyel. Jonathan communicates with the Yahyel and interprets their messages telepathically for his subscribers on YouTube.

Jonathan says, "the Yahyel are highly enlightened beings of very high consciousness, they come from around 700 to 1,000 years in the future." He also claims he's met them and been aboard their spacecraft where he met a "two-foot-tall ladybird being." He even captured what he thinks is their ships during a Facebook livestream.

The show's panel are shown a video of Jonathan from 2016, but are they convinced?

Barri said "I think that Jonathan believes in his heart that he is experiencing this and that he is communicating with an alien race, but we can't evidence it. There's no proof."

Ciarán agreed. He said, "it would be arrogant of me to say there isn't such a thing as extraterrestrial life, but certainly that doesn't support what we're seeing here in Jonathan's video."

But Deborah said, "I am used to having odd communications with many different types of spirits and entities. I can't really judge Jonathan and say he's not communicating with aliens, because it could well be that he is."


'Unexplained: Caught On Camera' continues next week on Really as part of the channel's #Freakend event, bringing viewers three nights of paranormal entertainment every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

You can watch in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the Discovery family of channels. You can watch Really on Freeview (17), Sky (142), Virgin Media (129) and Freesat (160), plus YouView, BT TV and TalkTalk TV. Or watch previous episodes on demand on Discovery+.

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