Would you ever stay in a home you thought was haunted? For me, it would depend on what kind of entity was making its presence known, and whether my family and I were in some kind of danger by co-habitating with it. Some ghosts are pretty cool, but some can be downright terrifying. And if whatever was haunting my house was remotely threatening, I'd get out of there as quickly as possible.
One couple in Toms River, N.J. feels the same way, because they are suing their landlord to regain the security deposit they put down when they rented a house they believe is very haunted. In fact, they were so spooked out by what went on in this place that they only lived there for one week.
Shortly after moving in, the family experienced unexplained whispering, the lights flickering on and off, things falling out of their closets, someone tugging at their bed sheets at night (yikes!), and footsteps in their kitchen.
They were so freaked out that they had a paranormal group come in and conduct and investigation, and they concluded that the house has an intelligent haunting going on. And then a pastor came in and said that it's a result of demonic possession. News flash -- demonic possession definitely isn't something you want to mess around with. You guys have seen The Amityville Horror, right? Remember how psycho that guy went after whatever was in that house got into his head? Yeah -- no, thanks. If something like that happened to me, I'd have a moving truck in the driveway in record time.
And speaking of The Amityville Horror, what makes this case even creepier is the fact that the movie was filmed in the exact same town as this house! How nuts is that?
The owner of the home is being all difficult and thinks that the family is trying to get out of paying rent they suddenly realized they couldn't afford. But they insist that they never would've rented a moving truck and packed up all their stuff and moved in only to move out a week later. The fact that they fled so quickly definitely leads me to believe that something scary was going on in that house, don't you agree? Moving is such a pain in the butt, and I seriously doubt anyone would want to do it twice over a span of seven days without a very good reason.
Here's the trailer for The Amityville Horror remake from 2005-- that movie always sends shivers down my spine!
Have you ever lived in a haunted house?
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