Category: A Haunting


DESTINATION AMERICA’S NEW SERIES “WHEN GHOSTS ATTACK”

REVEALS THAT, SOMETIMES, WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE CAN HURT YOU

(Silver Spring, MD) – Watch WHEN GHOSTS ATTACK, if you dare. Destination America’s all-new series flickers to life just in time for Halloween season to expose what happens when an unseen, evil entity not only reveals itself to the living but strikes with terrifying force. In the eight-episode first season of WHEN GHOSTS ATTACK, travel to the dark side of the paranormal world, where poltergeist activity – like objects moving on their own – is child’s play compared to the torment of a malevolent demon. Told from the first-person perspective of the victims and their loved ones, each episode uncovers multiple ghostly attacks. Hear first-hand what went through the victim’s mind as their experience escalated from threatening whispers and dark omens to scratches, shoves, and the anguish of having to live alongside their invisible enemy. WHEN GHOSTS ATTACK premieres October 20 at 10 PM E/P, following the season finale of A HAUNTING at 9 PM E/P.

“You might think you know the makings of a scary story – rattling chains and bumps in the night – but these aren’t your average campfire tales,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “WHEN GHOSTS ATTACK is like nothing you’ve ever seen, revealing shocking evidence and first-person testimony that ghosts don’t just go ‘boo!’ but can actually break the bounds of the spirit world to make violent physical contact with the living.”

In the premiere episode, There’s No Place Like Hell, sunset is upon the quiet town of Fayetteville, W.Va., as the Settle family unpacks their new home. For Lori Settle, a newly remarried mother, it’s the start of an exciting new adventure as a homeowner. But just one week after moving in, Settle notices that her every move seems to be overshadowed by a macabre presence following her around the house. Strange occurrences begin to spook the family, but when the incidents become physical confrontations, Settle starts to fear that a deadly force is on the loose in her home. Then, in central New Jersey, Marsha Eden has finally found an apartment that she and her two daughters can call home. The setting couldn’t be more ideal, despite being situated across the street from a creepy, abandoned mill. Soon strange voices heard in the dead of night turn into eerie encounters that the family fears they won’t survive.

Other episodes include:

Deliver Us from Evil Spirits premieres Sunday, October 27 at 10 PM E/P **Halloween Episode**

  • The Stinson family embodies the all-American dream. Joy and her loving husband, Jamie, are quietly raising their three beautiful daughters in Mt. Hermon, La. But soon after Joy visits a haunted plantation, wicked forces befall her home, turning it into a haven of demonic possession and brutal attacks.
  • In Lennox, S.D., newlywed Jules Ness is offered a100-year-old Victorian home for next to nothing. With a small baby and even smaller budget, it is a deal that Ness and her new husband can’t refuse. But the young couple soon discovers the house is not what it seems, when they encounter a diabolical entity seeking revenge for the home’s violent past.

Wicked Warriors premieres Sunday, November 3 at 10 PM E/P

  • The mountainous town of Pioneer, Calif., appears the perfect place for Keith Dovichi, his daughter, and his granddaughter to start anew. Everything seems to be falling into place until an enraged presence makes it clear the new family is unwanted. After hearing disembodied words of warning, Dovichi worries the family won’t make it out alive.
  • War veteran Chan Greer is excited to finally settle down in his new home in Cullman, Ala. But spine-chilling noises and glimpses of gruesome shadows begin to terrorize the new homeowner. It’s not until his girlfriend is attacked that Greer realizes this is a battle not even war could prepare him for.

Attack from the Past premieres Sunday, November 10 at 10 PM E/P

  • When a family gets the opportunity to move to scenic Frederick, Md., they jump at the chance. Little do they know they are moving in with evil entities that will do anything to scare them away. When the macabre presence violently threatens a priest, the family fears the vicious spirits will kill them.
  • Over in Gloucester, Va., Brian Schiff and three friends discover an eerie, abandoned house with a local legend. When the door opens and creepily beckons them in, the friends are not prepared for the terrifying attack that plagues them.
  • A Winchester, Va., estate with more than 150 years of history has its owners terrified and fearing for their safety after a ghost investigator experiences a violent encounter.

WHEN GHOSTS ATTACK is produced by Sirens Media, a Leftfield Entertainment Company, for Destination America. For Sirens, Valerie Haselton Drescher and Rebecca Toth Diefenbach are executive producers. For Destination America, Caroline Perez is executive producer, Marc Etkind is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.

The Queen Mary’s Annual Dark Harbor Introduces

The New Ringmaster’s Circus Freak Show

New Spirits, Mazes, Freaks and Frights Inspired by the Real-Life Hauntings on the Queen Mary

LONG BEACH, Calif., (August 15, 2013) – The legendary Queen Mary welcomes the return of a frightful Halloween tradition with their annual Dark Harbor event October 3 through November 2, 2013. For 17 haunted evenings guests will experience the deadliest show on earth featuring a new horrific circus of spectacles, freaks and sideshows inspired by some of the ship’s most infamously haunted spirits and tales.

Dark Harbor is pleased to introduce the newest spirit character, The Ringmaster, as she orchestrates the freaks and monsters through the nightmare of evil. The Ringmaster, The Captain and their gaggle of ghosts including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary have conjured up an all-new bloodcurdling vintage circus under the big top tent inside the deadly dome.

“Through the actual haunted history of the ship we are able to increase the fright factor for Dark Harbor each year,” commented JJ Wickham, production designer and art director of Dark Harbor. “With the new Ringmaster spirit and her cast of freaks leading the circus- inspired festivities, this season’s event is sure to be the scariest yet.”

An all-new circus maze featuring a terrifying MAD house will disorient guest’s illusions through fatally horrific magic, paranormal wonders and spirited thrills like never before seen. A new freak show of devilish entertainers invites guests to “step right up” and experience fierce and terrifying freaks from beyond the grave.  The new Coney Island inspired vintage circus ride “ferris-squel,” mini mazes and chilling side shows will have visitors shocked in awe.

The Queen Mary is often cited as one of the most haunted places in the world. This gives the Dark Harbor event an authentic atmosphere unlike any other theme-park haunt.

Dark Harbor is not only the most unique haunted experience in Southern California but also the best value with ticket prices starting at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes and lodging packages also available. Want more Dark Harbor? Season passes include a General Admission and Fast Fright Pass and are currently available for just $50 through August 19th and $65 after August 19th (restrictions apply). Dark Harbor will be open October 3-5; 11-13; 17-20, 24-27 and Oct 31 – November 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

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Introducing…The Ringmaster


About the Queen Mary

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
Adrien Blackwell: I remember my Queen Mary event with Ghost Hunters and Darkness Radio. This was pretty amazing… the place is haunted. The spirits came in extra clear! Cups were flying off tables. Any event here is worth going too…

Paranormal Parenting by Cassandra Larsen for

Strange Unusual Psychic Paranormal and the Unexplained

I was contacted by a concerned mother, who sent me this email:

We were out looking for pre-schools with Christopher, our 4 year old son. We attended the open house for a preschool run by a large Catholic church in North Beach. It seemed like a good fit until I saw Christopher sitting in the corner, staring at nothing. I went over to see what he was doing, he was nodding and saying things like “uhhuh, no, yes”. Then he turned, smiled at me and ran off to play with the other kids.

That night I woke up very late and Christopher was standing next to the bed, muttering. I asked him what was wrong and he spoke to me. Christopher knows Spanish and English, the language he spoke was neither. I took him to bed and tucked him in.

A few days later I go into his room, Christopher was sitting on his bed, facing the corner, rocking back and forth and speaking in this other language. I touched his shoulder and he turned, I don’t know how to explain it but he looked at me with eyes that were not his.

We took him to the doctor who ran some tests and found nothing wrong with his brain or chemical balance. What the hell is going on?

I immediately called and set up an appointment to first visit with mom, then Christopher.

The home, built in 1924 and remodeled in 2006, had no history of  hauntings and as I arrived all I felt was the energy of the family. Sitting down with the mother, I calm her down and have her go over all the events as she had experienced them. I also went over the history of both the house and the Church where this started and discovered that the current location of the church was also completed in 1924, but founded in 1884 by the Salesian order.

I explained that I wanted to take video and pictures of Christopher’s room as well as record the upcoming conversation with the child, hopefully catching an EVP or two. With the mother’s permission, I set up. We were going to be talking in the dining room

Time came for me to meet Christopher. As soon as that little boy walked in I could see a misty hand on his shoulder. It didn’t feel like a possession, but there was definitely a link. Sitting down with Christopher, I talked with him first to make sure he knew the difference between himself and others (Phalen, my son, sometimes has a fluid sense of self) and to make certain that he only knew Spanish and English. I settled him for meditation. The spirit came up almost instantly, the boy’s voice changed pitch as well as language. I was actually relieved to recognize the language, big thanks to my Italian cousin, who insisted that I learn to at least recognize  basic Italian and to whomever thought up online translation apps.

The following conversation is transcribed exactly as it was recorded. In parentheses I’ve put the translation.

Qual è il tuo nome? (What is your name?)

Gio (Gio)

dove sei nato? (where were you born?)

Becchi ( Becchi { about 30 miles east of Turin})

Tu sei italiano? (You’re Italian?)

sì (yes)

È per questo che erano in chiesa? (Is that why you were at the church?)

sì (yes)

eri un prete? (were you a priest?)

Ho seguito gli insegnamenti di Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco. (I followed the teachings of Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco.)

Un salesiano? (A Salesian?)

sì (yes)

quando ti sei unito l’Ordine salesiano? (when did you join the Salesian Order?)

nel diciottesimo anno del pontificato di Sua Santità, Pio nono. (in the eighteenth year of the papacy of his Holiness, Pius the nineth.)

Perché sei con questo ragazzo? (Why are you with this boy?)

mio figlio (my son)

Gio, questo è Christopher, è il figlio di Rick e di Maria (Gio, this is Christopher, he is Rick and Mary’s son)

Non è mio figlio (Not my son)

Sei alla ricerca di tuo figlio? (Are you looking for your son?)

sì (yes)

Fu lui giovane, quando è passato? (was he young when he passed?)

sì (yes)

mi lasceresti il compito di aiutarla attraversare? Tuo figlio è nei cieli (would you let me try to help you cross over? Your son is in Heaven)

Sì, vorrei stare con mio figlio (Yes, I would like to be with my son)

Avrete bisogno di lasciar andare Christopher. Non si può parlare attraverso di lui più (You will need to let go of Christopher. You can’t speak through him anymore)

Capisco. (I understand.)

<Christopher’s voice> daddy got me ice cream!

I could feel the energy split between the spirit and child. I pulled a protective bubble around the house and called the Archangel Azrael. The joy radiating off Gio almost made me cry. I watched the young man embrace the angel and they both glowed. I heard the laughter of a small child just as the light got too bright for my senses. Then they were gone.

I’ll be following up with the family in a few weeks to make sure everything has calmed down and returned to normal.

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This is a review of the Four Seasons Vacation Home we stayed in… and it was haunted!

Read the review below, it includes some very creepy happenings at the Four Seasons. To the point people would not sleep in their rooms.

We rented the Four Seasons House. The biggest location we could find as we had 21 people and the house sleeps 14. A few of my other friends rented condos next door.

The people at the front desk were nice to me over the phone, but when my mother called she said those were rude people and so did my nephew. So I was the one who spoke to them if we needed to get an extra night or ask a question. When we arrived these people were not friendly. They look at you as if you do not belong there. But after paying out so much money a night I could care less. I wasn’t going to be intimidated. They gave me my keys while my family rented games and movies for the week.

That night someone handed me an envelope and said this was taped to the office door and it was an envelope with my name on it. It had an extra key. I was confused and then I realized they left it out for the people who hadn’t made it yet. The party of three that had not arrived. I thought that was so kind. We didn’t ask them to do it, but they did. I thought differently of them after. When we went to the office for trash bags, towels and to tell them the fridge doesn’t get cold. They gave us what we needed. I think the trick is not calling them on the phones like they are maids, but going to the office which is attached to the house. They said we have to get a bucket of ice and put it in the fridge if we wanted it colder because if we turn down the temp, the pipes would freeze. That part sucked we had a lot of food and for the price I felt we should have a working refrigerator.

It also had a washer dryer in the kitchen! Sweet… and the nook was just the best place to read, get a view, and listen to the birds along with eating meals there.

There was enough parking in the drive way for our six cars! Plus. We went into the house and it looks way better than the pictures. In the pictures the furniture looks like it’s from the 70′s and looks miss matched. When you walk in everything fits. There are decks all around the house. French doors lead out onto the deck from the dinning room. The living room had more than enough space. The master bedroom which was HUGE, had a fireplace, semi comfy bed, a bathroom the size of a big bedroom, his and her sinks, a hot sauna that worked just fine… to fine we got cooked! A bathtub you could swim in. But one morning I went to fill it up and after 20 minutes I gave up. I even left and came back and it barely had water. It takes a good hour to fill up that tub.The shower and toilet have their own separate space in the room itself and it has closets and shelves in the bath room area.

The first night four people complained of spirits/ghost. Yes the house was haunted. A person who didn’t even believe in ghost said she tried to put her clothes in the drawer only to feel something push her out and she went upstairs, because she was so uncomfortable. The person is in their 60′s, no someone who gives into to flights of fancy. When she said something I took notice. I knew it was haunted, but I was trying to ignore it and enjoy my vacation for the most part. The problem is it sounded as if other people couldn’t enjoy their vacation due to the haunting. Four people at different time would come in and ask me “You know this house is haunted, right?” Or that they felt something in the house. Most people were just dealing with it until it became bother some. The stuffed bears were some what creepy and cute at the same time. The kids refused to sleep in the kids room because they felt someone was up there with them and that’s when we started seeing more people in the house then there should be. We saw a woman on the stairs and we looked back to she she was gone. It wasn’t someone from our group, more than one person saw her and she couldn’t have disappeared that fast, unless she really, literally disappeared.

I couldn’t sleep in the master bedroom because I felt like someone kept me awake. I had to go upstairs to finally get some sleep. One of the women stayed upstairs had put her bags down in her room. When she came back the clothes and stuff had been tossed around. We were all upstairs and no one saw anyone go into her room which is off to the side of the living room and kitchen. You can see it from anyone upstairs.  The adults spent most of the time in the kitchen because it felt like the least crowded place in the house with the spirits taking over. Our first night our friend got there at 2am. She banged on the door and no on heard her. We had to keep locking the door all night  because it would unlock itself which is impossible. Our friend tried to get in and it was locked a few seconds later as she walked away then heard someone unlatch the door and she walked in. We were all in the kitchen and no one was at the door. After that incident the door didn’t unlock itself anymore. Was the spirit waiting on our friend?

We actually ended up doing a quick investigation with the ghost phone and then did spiritual cleansing. After that the house was livable. I don’t think it is haunted anymore. We ended up having the BEST night sleep after that. How ever at one point before we did the clearing my third eye (space between my brow) swelled. I thought I might have to go to the hospital. I’ve never seen anything like it. At that point I could hear one of the spirits talking to me. He was telling me he lived in the house and he was waiting for a woman who was Indian/Mexican from the 1900′s early 1900′s. He wasn’t a part of the house, but the land. He had lost the love of his life whom was buried near by and was waiting for her. It was sad. This man said that they had the type of love people only dream of.  It was nice to get that feeling we helped him or freed him. Once we helped him my third eye went down back to normal.

The hot tub smelled so bad like mildew. It wasn’t cleaned or kept up. After the second night we had to get chlorine and put it in their ourselves. That was the most disgusting part of the house. Sitting in mildew water. The hot tub room had it’s own private doors and you can see out of the glass french doors and watch the kids play, see the bar and the pool table and the other french doors lead out onto the deck. Amazing, amazing, amazing. Best part of the house when it doesn’t smell.

Over all I suggest this location. Once the spirits were gone, the ice was put in the fridge and the chlorine in the hot tub it was pretty amazing.

The kitchen is stocked with cups, glass, plates etc… and plenty of towels in the house. It’s way better than a hotel and we had ify wi-fi, but it was vacation so who cares.

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