At night their cat would hiss at something unseen in the hall and the dog would bark at it. Both the cat and actually two dogs ran away and never came back. One of the prior tenants, Dave, wife ran off in the woods and he had to go find her. Ed jumps the fence to talk with his neighbor who invites him in for some whiskey. He talks to this neighbor and learns more about this family and the tragic events.
When a priest was blessing the house after Ed and Marsha first moved in the brass container filled with holy water the priest was carrying exploded into many pieces. The priest ran off and never came back even after many attempts by Ed to get him back to finish blessing the house. The priest said, "There's nothing more I can do."
Ed was a computer programmer working two jobs and the house was an investment. Wow - it turned into a nightmare but Ed handled everything cooly and collectively thinking analytically like a programmer trying to find an explanation to these weird occurences. Ed has nerves of steel but in his own words he was naive and just wanted to find an answer. I would've run the 100 yard dash in under 10 seconds and never come back. Just seeing it from the outside in pictures and videos makes my hair on my arms stand on end.
I downloaded True Haunting a few weeks ago on my Kindle and read it in two days. I'm re-reading it and getting all of Ed's other books.
If you look on YouTube and see the news reporter's video filmed back in 1971 at the 1 minute and 48 second you will observe the glass door move and something move behind it. Ed said, "I look at this film many times frame by frame and saw this door move.""The film crew actually got some film of the paranormal."
In 1983 my next door apartment neighbor came knocking on my door around 10pm with her two children and she was hysterical! She said she was in bed with the lights out and some evil demon with two red eyes appeared at the foot of her bed. I did my best to calm her down. She calmed down after a while and some relatives came to get her.
Like REH my grandmother use to tell me ghostly stories and one of seeing her deceased husband in the hall. At age 10-11 she got out a Ouija board and had me hold one side. I thought it was a game but soon learned it wasn't. I didn't like it as I thought she was moving the planchette. Don't mess with Ouija boards as they can bring in evil entities and not just long lost loved ones.
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Edited by Richard, 25 March 2012 - 03:01 AM.