We are, of course, extremely happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He will be sentenced at a later date and we will bring you more details as we get them.
Apparently he told BBC South East that when the case was over he was going to sue them. Of course, he may yet appeal, but we have no hesitation in saying:
Gary, you are a dirty, low down, scumbag fraudster, and you will rot in jail like McCormick for being responsible for deaths, injuries, false arrests and destruction in places like Thailand and Mexico where you sold your useless devices.
Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!
Below are the two posts that the Judge asked me to remove in case they unduly influenced the jury during their deliberations:
THE ALIENS HAVE LANDED
The two gentlemen concerned were Mr Geoffrey Crockford, and Mr Grahame Gardner (President of the British Society of Dowsers).
As we have pointed out on many occasions, dowsing is a load of old tosh. There is not a shred of credible evidence that it can be used to find anything at all. It operates purely on the principle of the ideomotor effect i.e. if you consciously or subconsciously expect to find something with dowsing rods (or even a pendulum dangling over a map - remote dowsing), then small, almost imperceptible movements you make become magnified by free pivoting rod, or into swings of a pendulum. All reliable testing shows that dowsing is completely useless, but there are those who persist with a belief in this twaddle.
One of those clearly blind to the evidence is Mr Crockford. As so often the case, a belief in one lot of nonsense is often accompanied with other, equally absurd notions.
To illustrate my point I have discovered the following report by Mr Crockford and others which claims to substantiate the idea that an alien craft landed in Rendelsham Forest.
I would love to go through this line by line and have a good laugh at the sheer volume of lunacy it contains, but that would take some time, and so I leave it to you to decide which is the funniest bit (be warned, there are a lot of funny bits!)
NOTE TO THOSE OF YOU OUT THERE WITH DIRTY MINDS!: GILF means 'Galactic Intelligent Life Forms'!
It is in no way to be confused with an older generation of MILF! I hope that is understood. No sniggering at the back of the class or there'll be dire consequences.
UPDATE - I have just found the following FROM COURT NEWS UK dated 19 July 2013
'A self-proclaimed 'dowsing' expert told a court technology similar to that used in a 'bogus' bomb detector had been used to search for an unexploded bomb at Buckingham Palace. Graham Gardner, president of the British Society of Dowsers, said the principle had also been used by US troops in Vietnam to locate booby traps. He said dowsing worked by amplifying a person's subconscious response to 'earth energy' into 'subconscious muscle movements.' Mr Gardner was giving evidence at the Old Bailey trial of Gary Bolton, 47, who is accused of defrauding customers across the world with his GT200 devices'.
'Earth energy' eh! Wonder what that might be? Sounds a bit woo woo to me. But, as we said before, if he is so confident that dowsing works then he can always apply for the James Randi Educational Foundation Million Dollar Challenge. Available at www.randi.org
P.S. I have just noticed the following picture on the home page of the BSD (British Society of Dowsers, Who was the cheeky bastard who called them fruitcakes?
DISQUALIFICATION OF MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
54. The office of a member of the Council shall be vacated -
(A) If he becomes bankrupt or makes any arrangement or composition
with his creditors generally.
(B) If he becomes of unsound mind.
(C) If he ceases to be a Member.
(D) If by notice in writing to the Society he resigns his office.
I sincerely submit that for Mr Gardner to support dowsing for explosives means that he must be of unsound mind, and that the BSD should consider his Presidency and membership of the Council and the BSD as a matter of utmost urgency.
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Reports suggest that the trial of Gary Bolton on charges of fraud related to the MOLE and GT200 'detector' devices may be progressing faster than we had expected.
The case for the defence has commenced, and we are told that the cross examination of Bolton is nearly complete (the Court is not sitting today, 17 July).
Next up in the witness stand after Bolton will be a Mr Geoffrey Crockford, who is apparently a believer in dowsing, and who peddles a theory that it works on paramagnetic and dia-magnetic principles. No doubt his testimony will include high quality evidence, or perhaps not?
Also appearing will be a certain Mr Grahame Gardner, President of the British Society of Dowsers. Again, we anticipate only the most rigorous proof from such a distinguishable figure (or should that read 'distinguished' - sorry, I do get confused at times). On the other hand, perhaps we are being a little optimistic? You decide!
Following the trial we expect that Messers Crockford and Gardner will be making a joint application for the James Randi Educational Foundation Million Dollar Prize. We simply cannot hold back our excitement.
Of course, if they do not provide any credible evidence, and do not apply for the Million Dollar Challenge, then we shall be re-naming them Geoffrey Crockfullofshit, and Grahame Fairiesatthebottomofthegardener.