Paranormal Survivor (2015) Episode Scripts

N/A - Family Phantoms

THERE WAS JUST NOTHING TO EXPLAIN IT -- NOTHING.
IT WAS JUST VERY, VERY SCARY.
Narrator: YOU ARE ABOU TO SEE REAL PEOPLE THIS IS NOT NORMAL.
Narrator: RELIVING HORRIFYING, PARANORMAL ENCOUNTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME.
SHE IDSA, "YOU KNOW, WHEN I DIE, I'M GONNA HAUNT YOU.
" THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I HAD EVER SEEN ANYTHING.
AND IT IS TERRIFYING.
I'M SORRY.
I BURIED THIS FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS.
Narrator: BE PREPARED TO BE AFRAID.
-- Captions by VITAC -- CAPTIONS PAID FOR BY DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS "PARANORMAL SURVIVAL" TWO, STORY NUMBER 17, TAKE ONE.
AFTER ANITA SPERO AND HER FAMILY MOVED IN TO THEIR NEW HOUSE IN OSWEGO IN 2006, SHE WAS PLEASED TO SEE HER DAUGHTER MAKE A NEW FRIEND.
WHEN WE MOVED IN THERE, MY DGHAUTER STARTED TALKING ABOU A LITTLE BOY NAMED BILLY.
AND, UH, THEN MY DAUGHTER WAS TELLING ME ONE DAY, "I'M TALKING TO BILLY, AND HE WANTS TO KNOW WHERE HIS MOM AND DAD ARE.
AND -- AND HE KEEPS POINTING AT THE HOUSE ACROSS THE STREET.
" Narrator: AT FIRST, ANITA THOUGHT NOTHING OF IT.
OH.
THANK YOU.
SO THIS LITTLE BOY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SO WITH TIME, I GO TO KNOW MY NEIGHBORS.
AND SHE TOLD ME THE STORY ABOUT BILLY.
BILLY WAS A LITTLE BOY.
HIS -- ACTUALLY, HIS PARENTS LIVED ACROSS THE STREET FROM US.
AND, UH, BILLY ALL THE KIDS IN THE AREA FOR YEARS CATCH THE BUS -- WOULD CATCH THE BUS OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE, EVEN WAY BACK WHEN.
AND HE WAS HIT BY THE BUS.
BUS.
OH, MY GOODNESS.
SOMETHING TO DO WITH HIS GRANDMA.
I DON'T KNOW THE ENTIRE STORY.
I SAID, "DO YOU HAVE A PICTURE OF HIM?" AND WHEN MY DAUGHTER CAME HOME, SHE POINTED IT AND SAID, "MOM, THAT'S BILLY.
" OH, YEAH.
HE'S ALWAYS CROSSING DOWN THE STREET TO SCHOOL.
HE'S ALWAYS OVER THERE.
I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
HOW -- HOW CAN THIS BE? Narrator: FOR ANITA, SEEING WAS BELIEVING.
AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED.
AND THEN I STARTED SEEING BILLY LOOKING IN OUR WINDOW.
I'VE SEEN LITTLE GLIMPSES OF HIM.
AND IT'S QUITE SCARY.
Narrator: THE NEIGHBORS ALSO SPOTTED BILLY AROUND ANITA'S HOME.
WE'VE HAD A COUPLE PEOPLE THAT'D COME IN AND SAY STRAIGHT OUT, "I JUST SAW A LITTLE BOY RUN INTO YOUR BASEMENT.
" Narrator: STRANGE THINGS SOON HAPPENED INSIDE ANITA'S HOUSE.
WHEN WE'D COME IN, THE CABINETS IN THE KITCHEN AND WE HAVE KIND OF A BIG KITCHEN, A LOT OF CABINETS.
THEY'RE ALL OPEN.
AND THEN BY THE TIME YOU SIT DOWN TTOAKE YOUR SHOES OFF AND GO, "WHAT'S GOING ON?" YOU'D TURN AROUND, AND THEY'RE SHUT, ALL OF 'EM.
AND YOU DON'T HEAR 'EM.
THAT'S THE CRAZY PART.
Narrator: ANITA FIGURED IT WAS BILLY'S GHOS FOOLING AROUND IN THE KITCHEN.
SHE WAS DEAD WRONG.
EVERY TIME I WOULD FALL ASLEEP IN MY BED, I THOUGHT I WAS WAKING UP TO SOME WEIRD NIGHTMARES LIKE THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE.
[ GASPING ] BUT, UM, IT FELT LIKE I WAS BEING SHAKEN AWAKE, LIKE, SHAKEN AWAKE.
[ GRUNTING ] [ COUGHS, SCREAMS ] I FELT LIKE I WAS HAVING THEIF LE CHOKED OUT OF ME AT THAT POINT.
[ SCREAMING ] OH, MY GOD! [ MUTTERING ] AND I WOULD SIT UP.
AND THERE WAS NOTHING THERE.
AND I THOUGHT, "I MUST BE DREAMING THIS.
" AND THIS WAS HAPPENING FOR QUITE A FEW WEEKS.
Narrator: ANITA ENDURED THESE NIGHTMARES FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS UNTIL [ TELEPHONE RINGING ] HELLO? YEAH.
I WAS SLEEPING, AND MY HUSBAND WOKE ME UP AND SAID, "UM, SO-AND-SO'S ON THE PHONE, AND, UH, YOUR MOM DIED.
" HELLO? HELLO? AND I'M LIKE, "OH, MY GOD.
" WHAT? EVEN THOUGH WE HADN'T TALKED IN EIGHT YEARS, YOU KNOW, IT'S STILL KINDA SHOCKING.
WHAT? OH! AND I SAID, "WELL, OKAY.
HOW DID SHE DIE?" AND I SAID, "WAS IT FROM A CIGARETTE?" AND THE PERSON ACTUALLY TOLD ME NO.
IT WAS JUST A HOUSE FIRE.
MY MOMAS W A DRUG ADDICT.
UM, AND I KNEW SHE FELL ASLEEP WITH THE CIGARETTE.
AND I SAID, "OKAY.
WELL, WHEN'S THE FUNERAL AND EVERYTHING.
" AND THE PERSON SAID, "WELL, IT WAS NINE WEEKS AGO.
" AND I WAS LIKE, "OKAY.
SO YOU'RE JUST CALLING ME NOW?" THANK YOU! OH, GOD.
OH, GOD.
Narrator: ANITA'S RELATIONSHIP WITH HER MOTHER HAD NOT BEEN EASY.
SHE WASN'T A REAL NICE PERSON, AT LEAST TO ME.
I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE WAS WITH OTHER PEOPLE.
BUT NOT TO ME.
WE HAD A BAD FALLING OU THE LAST TIME I'D TALK TO HER.
AND SHE SAID, YOU KNOW, "WHEN I DIE, I'M GONNA HAUNT YOU.
" AND SHE TOLD ME THA "I'M GONNA BE AROUND YOU.
" SO I TRIED TO SLEEP IN MY ROOM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LONGER, BUT I JUST -- I COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE.
AND SHE'S A VERY FRIGHTENING PERSON.
UM, VERY FRIGHTENING.
A SPIRIT'S PERSONALITY DOES NOT IMPROVE WITH ATDEH.
AND IF YOU WERE AN EVIL PERSON IN LIFE, YOU -- YOU GOT JOY OUT OF VICTIMIZING PEOPLE, YOU'RE GOING TO TRY TO DO THE SAME THING AFTER DEATH.
AND IT BRINGS SOME SOR OF SICK, PERVERSE SATISFACTION TO THAT SPIRIT.
Narrator: IT SEEMED ANITA'S MOTHER WAS MAKING GOOD ON HER THREATS.
BUT ANITA'S RETREAT TO THE COUCH DID LITTLE TO ESCAPE HER MOTHER'S WRATH.
[ BREATHES DEEPLY ] THE OTHER DAY, I WAS PUTTING MY MAKEUP ON.
AND, UM, THE LIGHTS FLICKER ON AND OFF.
YOU CAN SEE THE SHADOW OF SOMETHING UNDERNEATH OUR DOOR, JUST STANDING THERE.
IT FEELS LIKE SOMEONE'S STANDING OUTSIDE THE BATHROOM DOOR HOLDING THE DOOR SHUT.
AND THAT TIME, I DID HEAR HER.
AND I MEAN, SHE CACKLES LIKE A WITCH.
IT'S NOT LIKE A HUMAN.
AND I DON'T KNOW IF THEY DO THAT PURPOSELY.
BUT IT'S VERY SCARY.
[ CACKLING ] [ CRYING ] [ GASPING ] [ CACKLING CONTINUES ] [ STOVE CLICKING ] Narrator: NOT JUST SCARY.
THINGS SOON TOOK A DANGEROUS TURN.
SOMEBODY WAS TURNING ON THE STOVE RANDOM TIMES OF THE DAY.
[ COUGHING ] SO YOU'D HEAR THE TICK, TICK, TICK.
AND IT WOULD BE ON AND JUST EITHER GAS -- YOU COULD SMELL THE GAS.
I THINK MY WORST FEAR IS THAT SHE'S GONNA SET THE HOUSE ON FIRE.
[ FLAMES CRACKLING ] [ SMOKE ALARM BEEPING ] Narrator: ANITA SPERO HAD BEEN TORMENTED BY THE SPIRI OF HER ESTRANGED MOTHER WHO HAD RETURNED WITH A BLAZING VENANGECE.
Spero: THE FIRES ARE RANDOM.
AND IT'S NOT LIKE IN A FIREPLACE.
YOU KNOW, IT'LL BE THE RUG.
THE RUG, IT'LL BE ON FIRE.
THERE'LL BE A FLAME THERE.
WHERE IT COMES FROM, I YOU KNOW, I MEAN, AND THAT'S SCARY BECAUSE WHY IS IT THERE? HOW DOES IT GET THERE? NONE OF US THERE'S NO IGNITION SOURCE ON MY CARPETING.
AND IT'S VERY SCARY.
I KNOW IT'S MY MOM DOING IT.
MY GRANDMA TOLD ME THAT SHE USED TO START FIRES WHEN SHE WAS YOUNGER.
YOU KNOW, NOTHING MAJOR, BUT IT'S STILL BEING A FIREBUG.
AND, UM, I THINK IT'S ALWAYS STUCK WITH HER.
HER GOAL WOULD BE TO DO SOMETHING TO ME THAT IS FIRE-RELATED BECAUSE THAT'S HOW SHE DIED.
SHE HAS A THING WI FTHIRE.
WELL, I WAS GETTING TIRED OF IT.
I COULDN'T DO IT ANYMORE.
I COULDN'T TAKE IT.
I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
I SORRY.
Narrator: ANITA SOUGHT HELP IN PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR DALE KACZMAREK AND HIS TEAM.
WHEN I FIRST MET ANITA, SHE WAS NOT IN THEER VY BES OF EMOTIONAL STATES.
SHE WAS VERY DISTRAUGHT.
AND SHE PROBABLY THOUGHT SHE WAS GOING CRAZY FOR A BIT.
AND THAT KIND OF ALREADY DRAINED UPON HER SENSES.
SO WHEN SHE CONTACTED ME, SHE WANTED SOME PEACE.
THIS WAS BY FAR ONE OF THE MOS INTERESTING AND UNIQUE CASES THAT WE EVER HAD A CHANCE TO INVESTIGATE.
WE WERE DOING AN EVP SESSION UPSTAIRS IN, UH, ANITA'S MASTER BEDROOM.
EVP STANDS FOR ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENON.
WE WERE ALL SITTING AROUND THE BED.
WE HAD ASKED A QUESTION -- DID YOU DIE IN A FIRE? AHH! AND A FEW SECONDS LATER, EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM HEARD A -- WHAT WAS BEST DESCRIBED AS A FEMALE CRY OR MOAN.
IT SOUNDED LIKE [High-pitched] AHH! AHH! [ Normal voice ] SORT OF LIKE THAT.
AND IT WAS VERY, VERY AUDIBLE, VERY IT WAS PICKED UP ON ALL THE DIGITAL RECORDERS AND ALL THE CAMERAS IN THE ROOM.
AHH.
A FOLLOWED QUESTION SAID, "IS THAT YOU?" AND THEN ANOTHER RESPONSE OF THAT SAME CRY, MUCH LOWER, WAS THEN HEARD, AS WELL.
IT WAS MY MOM.
I MEAN, IT COULD BE NO OTHER VOICE.
[ WHOOSHING ] [ CRYING ] I MEAN, SO STRONG LIKE SHE WAS STILL ALIVE.
LIKE, IT WAS VERY SHOCKING, VERY UNNERVING, AND REALLY SCARY.
IT WAS, LIKE, THE ANSWER I WAS WAITING FOR.
BUT NOW THAT I HAVE THE ANSWER, NOW I'M REALLY SCARED -- REALLY SCARED.
Narrator: EVEN IN HER TERROR, ANITA AGREED TO DALE'S SUGGESTION TO ACT AS BAIT.
Kaczmarek: DURING SOME OF THE EVP SESSIONS, WE ACTUALLY USED ANITA AS A TRIGGER OBJECT.
A TRIGGER OBJECT IS SOMETHING THAT WE USE TO ELICIT A GHOST RESPONSE.
WHY ARE YOU HERE? WHAT DO YOU WANT? LEAVE ME ALONE.
WE PUT HER IN THE ROOM ON THE BED.
AND WE WERE RECORDING TO SEE IF SOMETHING WAS INTERACTING WITH HER WHILE SHE WAS UPSTAIRS.
[BC112E WOMAN SCREAMS ] Narrator: ANITA SPERO HAD CALLED IN PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS TO HELP HER GET RID OF HER MOTHER'S EVIL SPIRIT.
WE PUT HER IN THE ROOM TO SEE IF SOMETHING WAS INTERACTING WITH HER WHILE SHE WAS UPSTAIRS.
AND IN FACT, WE DO HAVE SEVERAL SEGMENTS AND CLIPS WHERE SHE ACTUALLY HEARD SOUNDS IN THE ROOM OF FOOTSTEPS, NOISES, AND BUMPS RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR.
AND WE WERE ALL DOWNSTAIRS AT THAT TIME MONITORING.
SO THERE WAS NOBODY AROUND.
[ SCREAMING ] ONE OF THE MOS INTERESTING THINGS, HOWEVER, HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE ALL DOWNSTAIRS.
[ TAPPING ] [ THUD ] [ TAPPING ] SUDDENLY, WE HEARD THE SOUND OF SEVERAL PEOPLE RUNNING DOWN THE HALLWAY.
[ TAPPING ] AND IT WAS VERY DEFINITE FOOTSTEPS, PATTER OF FEET, RUNNING FROM THE DIRECTION OF THE BATHROOM OVER OUR HEAD AND DISAPPEARED.
[ CACKLING ] THE DIFFEREN PYROKINETIC ACTIVITY THAT WAS SEEN IN -- WITNESSED BY ANITA AND OTHERS IN HER HOME I WOULD PUT MY BES AND MOST LIKY EL-- IT WAS ANITA'S MOM THAT PROBABLY IS CREATING THAT ACTIVITY RATHER THAN A POLTERGEIS BECAUSE OF THE WAY ANITA'S MOM DIED.
WE ALWAYS TRY TO GIVE THE CLIEN SOME ADVICE OR RECOMMENDATIONS OF HOW THEY CAN, YOU KNOW, ALLEVIATE THE SITUATION.
ONE IS TO BE VERY ASSERTIVE ABOUT HERSELF AND SAY THAT, "THIS IS MY HOME.
YOU DON'T BELONG HERE," AND TO SIMPLY GET OUT.
ANOTHER THING I TOLD HER TO DO, UH, WAS TO YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO TAKE OVER YOUR ROOM.
YOU HAVE TO SLEEP THERE NO MATTER WHAT -- WHAT HAPPENS THERE AND NOT LE ANYTHING DRIVE YOU OUT OF YOUR BEDROOM.
RIGHT NOW, WE'RE KIND OF STILL WORKING AT ME TAKING MY CONTROL BACK OF MY ROOM, GOING UP THERE AND SLEEPING AND NOT BEING AFRAID.
I HAVEN'T QUITE GOTTEN THERE, BUT I'M WORKING ON IT.
[ CACKLING ] AND SHE DID TRY I FOR A FEW NIGHTS.
AND THEN SHE SAID SHE COULDN'T TAKE IT.
SHE WENT BACK DOWNSTAIRS.
I THOUGHT OF CLEANSING, SPIRIT WALKING, SAGING.
I'VE THOUGHT OF ALL THAT.
THE PROBLEM IS SOMETIMES I DOESN'T MAKE IT GO AWAY.
IT MAKES IT WORSE.
IT'S THE FEAR BECAUSE I AM VE RY AFRAID OF HER.
UM, SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.
I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANNA DO.
[ CHUCKLES ] Narrator: TOO TERRIFIED TO CHANCE IT, ANITA HAS NEVER ATTEMPTED TO CLEANSE HER HOUSE.
TO THIS DAY, SHE LIVES IN FEAR OF HER MOTHER'S GHOST.
NOT ALL FAMILY PHANTOMS MEAN HARM.
SOMETIMES, A DEAD RELATIVE JUS ISN'T READY TO MOVE ON, OR RATHER, MOVE OUT.
LYNN'S LAKE HOUSE, - STORY NUMBER 27, TE AKONE.
Bringman: THE LAKE HOUSE HAS BEEN IN OUR FAMILY SINCE ABOUT 1916.
IT BELONGED TO MY TWO GODMOTHERS, AUNT HELEN AND AUNT SADA.
THE LAKE HOUSE IS IN LA SALLE, MICHIGAN, ON LAKERE IE.
IF YOU WALK IN, IT'S LIKE GOING BACK TO THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.
EVERYTHING IS EXACTLY THE SAME.
THERE'S BEEN A FEW UPDATES IN THE KITCHEN.
BUT OTHER THAN THAT, INCLUDING THE FURNITURE, THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE MEDICINE CABINETS, THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE CABINETS, THE SILVERWARE, THE DISHES.
EVERYTHING IS FROM BACK THEN, FROM THE 1920s.
SO WHEN YOU GO THERE I MEAN, PEOPLE ARE IN AWE WHEN THEY WALK IN.
AUNT HELEN WAS VERY STRINGENT.
SHE DIDN'T LIKE CHILDREN.
GROWING UP, LIKE, MY SISTER AND I WERE NOT ALLOWED TO GO INTO THE LIVING ROOM, ANYWHERE INTO THE COTTAGE.
WE WERE ONLY ALLOWED TO GO INTO THE KITCHEN.
SHE WAS JUST KINDA -- VERY STERN.
I THINK SHE DIDN'T LIKE KIDS, AUNT HELEN, BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T HAVE ANY.
AND I THINK WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE CHILDREN, YOU JUST DON'T HAVE MUCH TOLERANCE FOR THEM.
AUNT HELEN PASSED AWAY.
AND I THINK I WAS 17 AT THE TIME.
AND EVEN AT 17, I'D NEVER BEEN INTO THE HOUSE.
WHEN THEY PASSED AWAY, THEY LEF IT TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER.
WHEN WE FIRST STARTED GOING IN THE LAKE HOUSE IT'S A FUNNY FEELING.
I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN IT.
IT'S A REAL HEAVY, ODD FEELING.
YOU CAN JUST, LIKE, FEEL THINGS AROUND YOU.
AND IT'S JUST A CREEPY FEELING THAT, YOU KNOW, AS SOON AS YOU WALK IN, IT'S ALMOST LIKE YOU'RE NOT WANTED THERE.
IT'S ALMOST LIKE, "GO AWAY.
LEAVE US ALONE.
" Narrator: LYNN TRIED TO IGNORE THE MESSAGE.
BUT IT ONLY GOT LOUDER.
I SPENT THE NIGHT.
NOW THIS WAS IN THE EARLY '80s AT THE LAKE HOUSE.
THE ELM ROOM HAS GOT A DOOR NEXT TO THE BED THAT GOES UP INTO THE ATTIC.
AND THEN THERE'S NO WINDOWS IN THE ATTIC.
THE ENTIRE NIGHT, IT STARTED.
AND THE DOOR WAS JUST SHAKING.
AND THEN IT WOULGED HARDER AND HARDER.
Narrator: LYNN BRINGMAN ALWAYS HARBORED STRANGE FEELINGS FOR THE OLD LAKE HOUSE HER FAMILY HAD INHERITED FROM AUNT LEHEN.
WHEN SHE GREW OLDER, SHE DECIDED TO TRY SPENDING THE NIGHT.
IT DIDN'T GO WELL.
THE ENTIRE NIGHT, THE DOOR WAS JUST SHAKING.
I MEAN, I'M NOT KIDDING YOU.
I WAS TERRIFIED.
ALL NIGHT LONG, IT WOULD GET LOUD.
IT WOULD THEN GO SOFTER.
AND THEN I WOULD THINK, "OH.
IT'S STOPPED.
IT'S STOPPED NOW.
OKAY.
IT STOPPED.
" AND THEN IT WOULD START AGAIN.
I WAS LIKE A LITTLE KID HIDING UNDER THE BLANKETS.
AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS DOING.
I WAS UP ALL NIGHT WITH THIS BIG LIGHT ON AND MY HEAD COVERED.
OH.
IT WAS HORRIBLE.
THAT'S THE FIRST TIME THAT THERE WAS SOLID PROOF THAT SOMETHING WAS NOT QUITE RIGHT.
I DIDN'T SLEEP THERE AGAIN FOR 30EA YRS.
Narrator: LYNN DIDN'T STAY AWAY COMPLETELY.
SHE OFTEN RETURNED FOR DAY VISITS WITH THE FAMILY.
READY OR NOT, HERE I COME! Bringman: MY NEPHEWS WERE SMALL.
AND I WAS PLAYING UPSTAIRS.
THIS WAS SOON AFTER THAT.
UM, HI ADEND SEEK UPSTAIRS.
MY MOM WAS DOWNSIRTAS.
AND SHE S WASAYING, "COME ON, LYNN.
COME ON DOWN HERE.
WE WANNA GO FOR DINNER.
" AND I SAID, "AS SOON AS I FIND THE BOYS, I WILL BE DOWN.
" EVERYONE WAS DOWNSTAIRS.
AND MY AUNT WAS LOOKING FOR US.
AND THEN SHE HEARD A VOICE CALL OUT TO HER.
Lynn.
Bringman: SO I'M IN THE BLUE ROOM LOOKING FOR THEM.
AND I HEARD MY NAME CALLED, LIKE, IN A WHISPER, LIKE, BUT LOUD ENOUGH FOR ME TO HEAR.
IT WAS LIKE, "Lynn.
Lynn.
" SO I THOUGHT IT WAS MY OLDEST NEPHEW, BRAD, CALLING ME TO LET ME KNOW.
I THOUGHT, "OH.
HE HEARD MY MOM, AND HE'S TRYING TO SPEED IT UP SO I FIND HIM.
" SO I WALKED INTO THE ROOM.
Lynn.
Lynn.
AND IT WAS THAT HEAVY, HORRIBLE FEELING AGAIN.
YOU CAN FEEL IT.
YOU CAN FEEL THAT FEELING OF JUST GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE.
AND I WAS TOO -- I WAS ACTUALLY, LIKE, FROZEN.
I WAS SO AFRAID.
I WAS TERRIFIED.
EVEN THINKING THAT MY NEPHEWS WERE IN THAT ROOM, I BACKED OUT AND RAN -- RAN.
I RAN DOWN THE STEPS.
I WAS TERRIFIED.
I MEAN, TAKING A COUPLE STEPS AT A TIME, THINKING, "I'M LEAVING MY NEPHEWS UP THERE.
" COME TO FIND OUT, AS SOON AS I GOT DOWN THERE, NOBODY WAS UP THERE WITH ME.
I WAS BY MYSELF.
SHE FOUND US DOWN THERE.
AND SO NOBODY WAS UPSTAIRS.
MY NEPHEWS WERE HIDING BEHIND A DOOR DOWNSTAIRS.
THAT WAS MY AUNT HELEN'S ROOM.
THERE WAS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND.
I MEAN, I KNEW IT WAS AUNT HELEN AND AUNT SADA.
AND I WAS THE ONLY EVEN THOUGH I WAS 25, 26 YEARS OLD, I KNEW I WAS STILL YOUNG ENOUGH THAT THEY DID NOT WANT ME THERE.
LYNN'S NEPHEWS, NOW GROWN, HAD THEIR OWN STORY TO TELL.
IT WASN'T TILL LATER WHEN I HAD MY FIRST EXPERIENCE THAT I WAS LIKE, "OKAY.
MAYBE THIS IS NO CRAZY AUNT LYNN TELLING GHOST STORIES OR MY MOM TELLING STORIES.
I MEAN, IT'S, YOU KNOW, THERE'S SOME CREDIBILITY TO THESE CLAIMS.
" THE FIRST EXPERIENCE I HAD WAS ROUGHLY 10 YEARS AGO.
BUT I WAS -- I CAN REMEMBER I LIKE YESTERDAY.
I'LL NEVER FORGET IT.
I WAS IN THE TWIN BEDROOM.
AND I WAS ASLEEP.
AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE FAN NEXT TO ME CAME ON.
AND IT JUST CAME ON IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT.
AND IT'S BROKEN, SO IT STARTED CLANKING.
AND IT WOKE ME UP.
I WAS LIKE, "OH, MY GOD.
" LIKE, FIRST IT SHOCKS YOU, 'CAUSE IT'S SO LOUD.
BUT THEN I LOOKED TO SEE IT'S -- IT'S -- IT'S THE TYPE OF, UH, FAN THAT'S -- IT'S OLD.
SO IT'S NOT JUST A PUSH BUTTON.
SO I INVESTIGATED.
I TRIED TO FIGURE OU IF THERE'S SOMETHING I COULD'VE DONE OR WHAT -- THERE WAS A PLAUSIBLE EXPLANATION.
IT'S A MATTER OF DEDUCTION.
LIKE, SO COULD I HAVE ACCIDENTALLY TURNED IT ON? NO.
I WOULD'VE HAD TO REACH AROUND THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE FAN.
COULD IT HAVE COME ON BY ITSELF? IS IT A SHORT? WELL, NO.
IT'S NEVER COME ON BEFORE.
I EVEN TALKED TO SOME PEOPLE ABOUT IT TO MAKE SURE I WASN'T JUST CRAZY OR, YOU KNOW, WASN'T MAKING UP STUFF.
AND NOBODY ELSE COULD FIGURE OU ANYTHING ELSE.
WE COULDN'T ACCIDENTALLY GET THE FAN TO TURN ON BY HITTING IT THE NEXT DAY.
I MEAN, WE TRIED ANYTHING, SHAKING IT.
NOTHING COULD GET IT TO TURN ON.
SO THE EXPERIENCE FRIGHTENED ME.
IT WAS -- IT SENT SHIVERS DOWN MY SPINE.
I JUST SAID, "THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON HERE BEYOND JUST, UH, JUST AN OLD HOUSE.
" SPIRITS HAVE AN ELECTRICAL ENERGY OF THEIR OWN.
AND WHEN THEY'RE MANIFESTING OR TRYING TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU, THAT ENERGY CAN INTERFERE WITH THESE ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND EVEN TURN THEM ON WHEN THEY'RE NOT PLUGGED IN.
Majors: THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITY HAS DEFINITELY ESCALATED.
SINCE MY FIRST EXPERIENCE, BASICALLY THE LAST 10 YEARS, IT'S GOTTEN MORE INTENSE.
EVERYBODY WHO GOES THERE HAS ANXP EERIENCE AT SOME POINT.
Narrator: IN 2013, LYNN MADE A DECISION TO CONFRONT HER FEARS AND RETURN TO THE HOUSE.
AFTER 30 YEARS, I DECIDED, NOW COME ON.
I'M GOING THERE.
I'M GOING TO CLEAN IT.
I'M NOT GONNA BE AFRAID.
IT'S BEEN 30 YEARS.
THIS IS RIDICULOUS.
SO I'M GONNA GO THERE.
AND WE'RE GONNA SPEND THE NIGHT, MY HUSBAND AND I.
AND WE'RE GOING TO, YOU KNOW EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE FINE.
SO I'M UPSTAIRS VACUUMING.
[ METAL SCREECHING ] I HEARD THIS HORRIBLE NOISE.
AND I WAS LIKE, "OH, NO.
THE VACUUM CLEANER JUST BROKE.
" SO I SHUT IT OFF.
AND THE NOISE IS STILL GOING ON.
[ SCREECHING CONTINUES ] SO I FOLLOWED THE NOISE.
Narrator: AFTER 30 YEARS OF AVOIDING THE OLD HOUSE SHE HAD INHERITED, LYNN BRINGMAN RETURNED.
THE VISIT DIDN'T LAST LONG.
[ METAL SCREECHING ] Bringman: AND IN THE BACK OF THE PINK DRBEOOM, THERE'S A METAL FAN.
AND IT HAD TURNED ON.
AND IT WAS, LIKE, HITTING THE SIDES, WHICH WERE -- UH, WHICH IT'S A METAL FAN.
SO IT WAS HITTING THE METAL.
[ THUNDER CRASHING ] AAH! AND A STORM BREWS, AND THE ELECTRICITY BLOWS NO ELECTRICITY.
AND I'M LIKE, "OH MY.
" AND IT'S PITCH BLACK.
AND I'M LIKE, "OH.
THIS IS HORRID.
" UNABLE TO CONTINUE HER WORK, LYNN DECIDED TO GO TO BED.
SO I'VE GO THIS ONE LITTLE FLASHLIGHT.
AND I'M NOT GOING FROM POINT A TO POINT B WITHOUT THIS FLASHLIGHT.
SO I GO TO BED.
AND I PUT THE FLASHLIGH ON THE NIGHTSTAND.
AND I TOSSED AND TURNED.
AND IT WAS OKAY.
AND I WENT -- FELL ASLEEP.
THEN I WOKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, AND I HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM.
I WENT -- REACHED FOR THE FLASHLIGHT.
AND I COULDN' FIND THE FLASHLIGHT.
THE FLASHLIGHT IS NO LONGER ON THE NIGHTSTAND.
THE FLASHLIGHT IS NOW ON A TABLE IN FRONT OF THE FIREPLACE IN THE BEDROOM.
I WOULD NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS GONE FROM THERE TO HERE WITHOUT A FLASHLIGHT.
YOU KNOW, I WOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT.
SOME SPIRITS MAY BE BEING PLAYFUL AND HIDE OBJECTS TO CONFUSE YOU.
THEY MAY BE DOING I IN A NASTY WAY TO MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE MISERABLE.
THE DOOR TO THE HALLWAY WAS OPEN.
[ SCREAMS ] BUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PITCH BLACK IS A DARKER THAN THE DARK FIGURE.
AND IT'S KIND OF, NOT GLOWING, BUT KIND OF MOVING.
WELL, THERE'S MOVEMENT TO IT.
[ SCREAMING ] IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE BECAUSE THE PLACE IS PITCH BLACK.
AND IT'S EVEN DARKER IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS -- WITH THAT MOVEMENT.
I MEAN, IT WAS JUST -- IT WAS HORRIBLE.
THERE WAS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND, NO QUESTION, THAT IT WAS MY TWO GODMOTHERS, UM, AUNT SADA AND AUNT HELEN.
WELL, THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I'D ACTUALLY YOU KNOW, I HAD SMELLED THINGS.
I HAD FELT THINGS.
I HAD HEARD THINGS.
BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I [ Voice breaking ] IT IS.
THAT'S THE FIRST TIME I HAD EVER SEEN ANYTHING.
AND IT IS TERRIFYING.
I'M SORRY.
IT'S TERRIFYING.
AFTER I SAW THAT FIGURE, LIKE, I WAS THINKING, "GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE.
" I WASN'T THINKING ANYTHING ELSE.
AFTER THE 30 YEARS AND ALL THAT, I THOUGHT, "I'M DOING IT.
I'M DOING IT.
I'M DOING IT.
" AND ALL THIS HAPPENED.
I THOUGHT THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF WAS, "GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE.
" THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE CROSSING MY MIND.
SHADOW FIGURES ARE CONSIDERED A MORE NEGATIVE TYPE OF ENTITY.
AND WHEN YOU SEE ONE, IT PROBABLY HAS SOME SOR OF NEGATIVE CONNOTATION.
SOMETHING BAD MIGHT BE ABOUT TO HAPPEN.
Narrator: HAVING SEEN ENOUGH, LYNN SOUGHT HELP.
Bringman: WE DECIDED TO BRING IN A PARANORMAL TEAM JUST TO SEE FOR SURE BECAUSE EVERYBODY FELT, LIKE, THIS OVERWHELMING FEELING OF NOW I PERSONALLY FELT, LIKE, DREAD, YOU KNOW, JUST BEING IN THERE.
WE WANTED CONFIRMATION.
WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT WAS IN THE HOUSE OR WHO WAS IN THE HOUSE.
OUR TEAM'S BEEN AROUND SINCE 2007.
UH, WE'VE WORKED ON WELL OVER 400 CASES TO DATE.
THE FIRST TIME WE PULLED UP TO THIS PROPERTY, IT LOOKED LIKE AN OLD, CREEPY LAKE HOUSE.
YOU KINDA GOT THE CHILLS SEEING IT.
SO WHEN WE WALKED INTO THIS HOME, YOU COULD FEEL THAT YOU WEREN'T WANTED THERE.
LIKE, THERE WAS A SOR OF ENERGY THAT WAS, LIKE, TRYING TO GET YOU OUT.
WHEN WE DID ENTER THE HOUSE, WE DID FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.
UM, NOW WE UNDERSTAND WHY LYNN WAS HAVING THAT SAME EXPERIENCE.
[ BREATHING SHAKILY ] WHEN YOU FEEL THAT SORT OF ENERGY, YOU KINDA HAVE TO BEWARE BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE STEPPING IN TO.
WHEN WE FIRS BEGAN THE INVESTIGATION, WE STARTED IN THE MASTER BEDROOM.
I SET UP THREE PIECES OF THE EQUIPMENT ON THE FLOOR.
I HAD THE EMF DETECTOR, I HAVE AN E-POD, AND I HAD THE RECORDER SITTING ON THE FLOOR.
SO I WAS TRYING TO DRAW THE ENERGY TO THOSE DEVICES.
I WAS WALKING AROUND.
AND I ACTUALLY FELT SOMETHING BRUSH UP.
Narrator: LYNN BRINGMAN HAD BROUGHT IN PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS TO SCAVENGE HER FAMILY'S OLD LAKE HOUSE FOR GHOSTS.
Zuzic: I WAS WALKING AROUND.
AND I ACTUALLY FELT SOMETHING BRUSH UP.
AND IT WAS, LIKE, THIS COLD FEELING UP AGAINST MY ELBOW.
AND THEN IT MOVED AWAY.
AND RIGHT AFTER THAT IS WHEN WE ACTUALLY HEARD THE HUMMING OUT IN THE HALLWAY.
[ HUMMING ] I ACTUALLY HEARD A WOMAN HUMMING, AND, LIKE, ALMOST THERE -- SHE WAS CLEANING, LIKE, HUMMING AND SINGING IN A WAY.
AT THAT MOMENT, I WAS ACTUALLY HOLDING A CAMCORDER.
AND I HEARD SOME SCUFFLES STRAIGHT AHEAD OF ME.
I PANNED UP, AND I ACTUALLY CAUGH A SHADOW MAN STEPPING OUT OF THE BATHROOM.
IT LOOKED AT ME AND THEN STEPPED BACK INTO THE BATHROOM.
I WAS LIKE, "HOLY [BLEEP] HOLY [BLEEP]" I WAS FREAKING OUT.
I MEAN, IT WAS BECAUSE I WASN'T EXPECTING IT, YOU KNOW.
THIS THING JUST STEPS OU OF THE BATHROOM.
AND THERE IT IS, YOU KNOW.
IT'S JUST DARK MASS.
IT'S DARKER THAN DARK.
IT HAS NO FACIAL FEATURES.
IT'S JUST A BLACK MASS.
WHEN YOU HAVE THAT SORT OF ENERGY, YOU HAVE TO WATCH YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT COULD HAPPEN.
DURING MY INITIAL TALK WITH BRETT, HE HAD MENTIONED THAT AUNT HELEN REALLY DIDN'T LIKE PEOPLE COMING INTO HER HOME, INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBERS.
SO WITH US COMING IN THERE, THAT PRESENCE WAS ANGRY THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY INTRUDING ON THEIR PROPERTY.
SOME SPIRITS ARE EXTREMELY TERRITORIAL BECAUSE, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE DEAD, THEY CONSIDER THAT LOCATION THEIRS.
THEY LIVED THERE.
THEY OWN IT.
AND YOU'RE THE INTRUDER.
WHEN WE CAUGH THAT HUMMING UPSTAIRS, WE WENT TO LYNN AND ACTUALLY PLAYED THE EVIDENCE FOR HER.
AND SHE HAD MENTIONED THAT AUNT HELEN WOULD ALWAYS HUM AND CLEAN UP IN THAT AREA.
AFTER WE'D FINISHED UP THE INVESTIGATION UPSTAIRS, WE DECIDED TO GO DOWNSTAIRS AND SEE IF WE COULD COLLEC ANY MORE EVIDENCE.
AND WE SEEN WHAT APPEARED TO BE SOMETHINMOG VING ON THE PORCH.
AND ONE OF THE INVESTIGATORS TOOK A PICTURE.
WE ACTUALLY CAPTURED WHAT APPEARED A MAWON STANDING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE PORCH AREA.
AND TO US, WE BELIEVE IT WAS AUNT HELEN.
Bringman: I THINK AUNT HELEN DOESN'T WANT -- OR MAKES EVERYBODY UNCOMFORTABLE THERE BECAUSE IT'S HER PLACE.
IT WAS HER PLACE FOR 60 YEARS.
AND SHE DOESN'T WANNA SHARE I WITH ANYBODY.
SHE DIDN'T REALLY SHARE HER THINGS.
Zimmermann: WHEN THE SPIRI YOU'RE DEALING WITH IS A DECEASED RELATIVE, PARTICULARLY ONE YOU DID NOT GET ALONG WELL WITH, THAT NEGATIVE ENTITY MAY STILL NOT KELI YOU AND WANT TO CONTINUE TO CAUSE YOU TROUBLE.
SO THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT SITUATION.
I BELIEVE AUNT HELEN IS ACTUALLY HOLDING ON TO THIS HOME BECAUSE SHE WAS VERY POSSESSIVE OF IT.
AND SHE WAS VERY MEAN IN LIFE.
SHE'S GONNA CARRY THA IN THE AFTERLIFE.
WHEN I SENT THE EVIDENCE TO BRETT, HE WAS SHOCKED, UM, TO ACTUALLY SEE WHAT WE CAPTURED, YOU KNOW, THE VIDEO, THE PICTURE, ALL THE EVPs WE CAUGHT.
YOU KNOW, THAT VALIDATED HIS EXPERIENCES OF WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE.
THEY CONFIRMED IT.
THEY CONFIRMED WHO WE THOUGHT.
AND THEY GAVE US CONFIRMATION THAT THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING GOING ON.
THE OPTION TO CLEANSE THE PLACE WAS GIVEN TO US.
WE DECIDED NOT TO DO IT.
IT'S ALSO FAMILY, YOU KNOW, AS IRRITATING AS THEY CAN BE AND AS SCARY AS THEY CAN BE.
AND IT'S STILLHAVING FAMILY AROUND IS ALSO KIND OF IT -- IT'S -- IT'S A -- IT'S A MIXED FEELING.
A LOT OF, UH, SCARY EXPERIENCES, BUT ALSO A LOT OF, UH, STUFF THAT YOU'RE OKAY WITH, TOO.
Zuzic: AND, YOU KNOW, FOR THEM TO KNOW THAT IT COULD POSSIBLY BE AUNT HELEN, MAYBE THEY'LFEL EL MORE COMFORTABLE GOING THERE.
Zimmermann: YOU MAY BE RELUCTAN TO GET RID OF THE SPIRI OF A FORMER FAMILY MEMBER BECAUSE FAMILIES ARE SUPPOSED TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER.
AND YOU MIGHT FEEL A LOT OF GUIL WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO RID AN ENTITY FROM YOUR HOUSE OF SOMEONE YOU MAYBE GREW UP WITH.
EVERYBODY WHO GOES THERE HAS AN EXPERIENCE AT SOME POINT.
AND IF IT DOES GET WORSE, MAYBE WE WILL HAVE THE HOUSE CLEANSED.
AND CERTAINLY, THE INTENSITY, UH I MEAN, THE -- THE, UM, SHADOW FIGURES, THE -- THE FEELING, THE SEEING, THE -- THE VOICES COMING IN YOUR HEAD SAYING, "GET OUT.
" I MEAN, THOSE ARE -- THOSE PRETTY INTENSE EXPERIENCES.
AND IF THEY KEEP UP, SHE MIGHT HAVE TO GET THE BOOT.
[ SIGHS ] Narrator: FOR NOW, THE LAKE HOUSE REMAINS IN THE FAMILY.
BUT LYNN AND BRETT SPEND LITTLE TIME THERE, LETTING AUNT HELEN ENJOY I ALL TO HERSELF.