I like the 'smoke and mirrors' description! But if you're familliar with the James Randi $1,000,000 challenge then that would about cover it.
I wasnt but I am now https://en.wikipedia...ormal_Challenge
I wonder if I could take him to an alleged haunted house with atmosphere and wire it for sound, would he buy it, or cough the cash. The challenge was terminated in 2015 so I guess not