I remembered the exact day,when a major paranormal event became the center of total frustration,confusion and in the end, one that eventually made headliner news around the country.
Some may be wondering why is this article being released right now? there is a simple reason as to why. With new folks inside our groups pages and new friends around the world,that do come to paranormal events,we don’t want to see them bothered and or have them lose their money,at events that may never come to light.
There is also one more very important reason as to why this said article has come to surface,to warn people inside our groups ,our shows guests, that if they ever received any text messages or Facebook inbox messaging from this individual mentioned to simply ignore and to hit the old block button.it quite concerning to have the fore mentioned individual continually harass or allegedly harass innocent people,so this is an awareness article to warn our readers and paranormal friends.
The following said information is to of been alleged as to what the said individual has done is doing or was alleged to have done.
One woman was quoted as saying this
“ Hello my name is Marcelle Hanauer.I’m the director of Saint Albans sanatorium in Radford Virginia. Carol Malone was supposed to be hosting an event with us in August 2015. ALL ticket sales were supposed to go through St ALBANS and I’ve just learned that SHE IS SELLING tickets through Ticketleap. Do not purchase these tickets. THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EVENT IN AUGUST WITH DARK SIDE ENTERTAINMENT. ST ALBANS PRIDES OURSELF ON OUR REPUTATION as being honest with the people who purchase our tickets. If you have purchased the ticket through ticketleap it was not authorized by ST ALBANS. we are holding an Event on May 30th. Go towww.stalbans.com to purchase tickets and check out events….I am trying to contact Ticketleap to have this removed.
The Eerie Echo wrote the following breaking news story”On August 2nd,2015
“A paranormal event planner was arrested in Arizona for allegedly scamming people and businesses out of thousands of dollars in Tombstone earlier this year. The Virginia woman now claims that she is being featured in a paranormal television series.
A video that shows the serious impact of the said and alleged scam. A woman was allegedly scammed out of a thousand dollars by Malone.A woman who came out and stated she was ill.there can be no worse then evil that some people will do.I know for a fact the woman London Knight and said author has had her own share of paranormal controversy. How ever the biggest and mostly known article that has been shared around the world and all over social media is the following news link. From KVOA news Tombstone Arizona
They had all said it was to be the next best thing,but instead became the most infamous event to hit the paranormal circuit.The said event was to be lead by a woman named Carol Malone,or London Knight as was the billing signatures and what was signed on contracts and other documents, Bills, ledgers the works.
Hotels that were expecting to be paid, wondered whom Carol Malone was,as Malone used an alias London knight.
When news broke,people were left with hotels not paid for,a total lack of discipline and no planning had hit the little entertainment town.A town to tough to die was in for a long haul of social attacks and self made aggression on behalf of the Darkside entertainments planner Carol l Malone.AKA London Knight.
The Tombstone news wrote about the said event planner and over a period of a few days had made contact with our paper “The Paranormal Herald”.And this is our story,that was written in specific regards to the said event.
Paranormal Event Proves to be Major Scam
The event was to give people the opportunity to visit and investigate haunted Tombstone attractions such as the Birdcage Theatre, Big Nose Kates and other haunted locations throughout town. The ticket holders would have had paid lodging, breakfast and dinner and all of the entry fees to attractions paid for beforehand.
On Friday, the starting day of the event, over 100 people stood anxiously waiting for the event to start, but, nobody showed to host and people stood confused not knowing what to do.
Fortunately, a few folks that paid to attend the event, did know what was happening. What was happening was “Carol Malone” aka “London Knight” aka “Sarah White”. Malone, or whatever her real name may be, was the organizer of the event and according to Evan Jensen, is a long time scam artist who claims to own a business under the name of “Darkside Entertainment.”
Evan Jensen resides in Oregon and has been investigating Malone for over 2 years. Jensen has made a priority to become a “fraud exposer” and has exposed several “scammers” including Ryan D. Buell, the lead investigator on “Paranormal State”, a popular but now cancelled A&E TV Show. According to Jensen, Malone wrote a book titled “Amityville House of Lies, but copied and stole over forty percent of the information from his website.
Jensen is retired from the paranormal scene but currently runs a radio station, writes, blogs and works day and night to expose those who commit fraud.
“A few years back, I had a woman message me about her son who was terminally ill and wanted to go see Ryan D. Buell at his popular paranormal event. The mother had used basically every penny she had to get her son to the event, but when he arrived, not one venue was booked and Buell never showed up. Thousands of people were ripped off by Buell. The worse part, the boy who wanted to see him before he passed on, died 2 weeks later. Because of that boy, I vowed to expose scammers for what they truly are. I want people to know and understand that defrauding and scamming people is more harmful than one may realize.”
“From my research I have discovered that Carol Malone has at least 13 different aliases. This is not the first time she has done something like this. At least 80 people purchased the “VIP” ticket to the event and have been ripped off. She did refund 1 or 2 people their money, but one of them was an attorney.”
Malone had promised ticket holders that their ticket included the hotel room at a very nice hotel in Tombstone close to Allen Street, breakfast and dinner for both days and entry to all of the attractions. However, Malone did not pay for anything and people were left wondering what to do and where to go when they arrived in Tombstone. There was no itinerary, sign in stations or meeting places.
People traveled from all over the United States for the event and paid several hundred dollars for their “VIP” tickets. A woman who is terminally ill, was charged $900 for her “VIP” ticket, several hundred dollars more than what others paid. In an online video on the examiner.com, reporter John Albrecht Jr. and Connie Williams documented the woman saying that she used flight credits to get to Tombstone and was unable to enjoy any kind of an experience while in Tombstone. She stated that she would like to see something done about this incident and Malone shouldn’t get away with this. Several other ticket purchasers were interviewed and their testimonies can be heard on the same video at http://www.examiner.com.
According to several business owners in Tombstone, over the past year, Malone would call and try to book hotels and attractions for tours and pay a small portion or a deposit, but never paid for them in full or only paid for a small amount of tickets when there was nearly 200 people who were supposed to have all of their fees covered.
When ticket holders arrived in Tombstone and would go to an attraction to take their tour, they were stopped and told that they couldn’t go because the event organizer never paid for their entry. But, in kindness, many of the local businesses let these folks go through their tour for free because they had felt bad for them being ripped off by Malone.
Jensen also told The Tombstone News that Malone deleted the Facebook page for the Tombstone event, but before deleting, she did try to blame the Tombstone businesses for the event being a failure. “She tried to blame numerous businesses including Trail Riders Inn and the Occidental. She tried to say that THEY scammed her and over charged her,” said Jensen. “It saddens me that Malone tried to question the integrity of the town of Tombstone.”
According to the Trail Riders Inn, Malone did pay the deposits but never paid for the guest’s rooms. Several people have stated that the only reason they were able to have a warm bed to sleep in was because of the courtesy of the Trail Riders Inn giving them a free nights stay.
Reports have also been made about the Sisters Paranormal Undertaker Tour. Ticket holders stated that these very kind folks let them enter their tour for free out of kindness.
Gordon Anderson, owner of the Larian Motel told The Tombstone News that they only had one person show up for the event at the Larian. “The woman in question (Carol Malone) had been in touch with us for about one year. She booked the entire Larian Property but after giving her multiple times over that year to pay for her rooms, we had to cancel on her about 7 weeks before the event as she violated our trust so many times in regards to lying about when we would be paid. We did the right thing and did what we had to do. We are so sorry that so many people have been scammed by her.”
According to one of the numerous webpages Malone used to sell tickets to the event, the cost for some tickets were being sold for over $300. A “Gold” Ticket was listed for $275, a “Silver” Ticket was listed for $225 and a “VIP” Ticket was listed for $325, with a requirement to be paid in full prior to January 2015. A day pass was also listed for $75 and vendors were able to purchase a space for their vendor table for $125. It is unknown if any vendors showed up or got ripped off, as our own investigation into the entire catastrophe is still underway.
After several ticket holders discovered they had been scammed, many of them tried to find Malone to question her but she was nowhere to be found. When she was eventually found, she was seen hiding out in a bar surrounded by three bodyguards she rented for the weekend who would not let anyone speak to her.
On Saturday, the Tombstone Marshals Office cited and released Malone, charged her with “theft of services” and gave her a court date. She is required to come back to Tombstone in two weeks and appear before the judge.
After Malone was arrested, she left town, abandoning her already failed event.
If you wish to read information about Malone and her scams, all you need to do is simply “Google” her name with the word “scam” (be sure to not mistake her for the renowned author from Europe). You may also visit http://www.ripoffreport.com where you can read numerous complaints about her and her “business” Darkside Entertainment”.
At this time, it is still unknown if Malone acted alone or if she had a partner or partners.
If you or anyone you know was ripped off by Malone, please contact the Tombstone Marshals Office at (520) 457-2244 and make a report.
The Tombstone News will update you on this incident when the information becomes available to us.
— The Tombstone News
“Every since our very first article the aggression,from this Malone has been directed towards us.She had made false allegations,she has made faked complaints,lost three times in court.Malone has been a constant thorn in peoples personal Facebook pages spamming them,sending messages to friends of friends and has been directly responsible for making fake documents,pretty much similar to the ones she used in her own home town in Virginia telling the judge there I happened to live in Virginia,she was charged in contempt of court for falsifying such information to the courts there.
“Over the past few days our paper and our friends have been receiving some pretty nasty messages under a brand new and quite faked account by Malone under the said name Carol Malone.Our readers and friends reached out to us and let us know or simply informed us as to what this woman Malone was doing.As the messages were relayed by Malone to others she began to make people who were normally quiet quite angry over her posting into their inbox messages.Other people began to speak out and ask questions as to whom this Malone character was.
“Over the past year or so Malone has went on personal attacks attacking my credibility.She has called me a pedophile,rapist,anything she could to try and take the heat off the articles,because they are so damning for an alleged scammer as her.They often say the truth hurts. It has never been my intentions to socially harm Malone,but to warn folks about events she might want to place in the future.Their were a lot of people scammed that day and nobody needs to lose their money on something they won’t get.
“In a video,it speaks about the woman Malone,who had allegedly scammed and ill woman out of a thousand dollars.
“Let’s continue about just who Malone appears to be shall we? a prior website was taken back by a man,because Malone would not pay for the graphics work or other work performed and this was during the promotions for her Tombstone paranormal event.
“This domain is owned by webmaster and was taken down due to discrepancies with ticket sales at the Gadsden Wounded Warrior event and for non payment of Graphic and web design services provided for CM. I am not pretending to be DSE. That’s clear. I am opening it as a forum for people to pursue getting refunds, payments or legal advice in filing legal reports against CM. this domain is not even Darkside Entertainment. It is Darkside Entertainment events (ICANN) which exists as a forum for those who feel they got ripped off at recent events. I am not CM or DSE. This is DSEEvents. All data is factual herein and can be checked by third parties referenced. Thank you. Webmaster!
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The Tombstone news paper also had comments from the owner of ST Albans,who also came forward and explained,that Malone allegedly tried selling tickets that she(Malone) was not authorized to do so. The owners comments were as following.
Hello my name is Marcelle Hanauer.I’m the director of Saint Albans sanatorium in Radford Virginia. Carol Malone was supposed to be hosting an event with us in August 2015. ALL ticket sales were supposed to go through St ALBANS and I’ve just learned that SHE IS SELLING tickets through Ticketleap. Do not purchase these tickets. THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE AN EVENT IN AUGUST WITH DARK SIDE ENTERTAINMENT. ST ALBANS PRIDES OURSELF ON OUR REPUTATION as being honest with the people who purchase our tickets. if you have purchased the ticket through ticketleap it was not authorized by ST ALBANS. we are holding an Event on May 30th. Go towww.stalbans.com to purchase tickets and check out events….I am trying to contact Ticketleap to have this removed.