Today, I read the above article about a family who has fled their New England home with claims of a serious “intelligent-type” haunting. The family moved in and only stayed one week before being driven away by lights being turned off and on, towels being ejected from their closets, and a few other things that are reminiscent of recent paranormal horror films.
It actually mirrors the case from the 1970’s responsible for creating the actual “Amityville Horror,” which was turned into a book and later a film. The homeowner (as well as other media sources) are blaming the family for fabricating the story to avoid rent payments due to financial hardship. This is similar to what happened in the Amityville story. People are always so quick to discredit paranormal activity.
What do you think? Judging by the evidence in the article, does it seem like this house is actually haunted or is this just a creative way to combat financial trouble?
Being Friday the 13th, we expected to have some increased activity on our tours. Tonight we were not disappointed in the slightest.
*7pm – During the first tour we had some great activity with two of the flashlights on the tour. The tour guide’s flashlight was responding to “yes/no” questions (even questions in French!) in the Event Center. It was blinking on and off in response. One young man on the tour, Riley, brought a personal flashlight that was hanging around his neck. Both hands filled with ghost equipment, he asked the spirit to turn on his flashlight…and. it. happened.
*9pm – A patron asked if there was a Native American spirit present in the room (of the Event Center) and the flashlight again responded with flashes. Carolyn B. and her group experienced multiple instances of heightened EMF detection. In fact, at one point, when using the dowsing rods to communicate with a suspected spirit, the dowsing rods began to spin and the EMF detector peaked with activity. Another gentleman was overcome by an ill feeling and a slight headache after entering a corner of the basement.
*11pm – Rather quiet final tour. *UPDATE: Apparently on the last tour, when down in the main basement area (below Pracna on Main), Investigator Katie noted that all 15 EMF detectors synced with the manifestations happening on the “ghost box” creating a heartbeat effect. Each EMF was apparently up into the 10mGauss range. To add to this, people made out voices begging for someone to “hurry up and help them.”