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This is the story of a true haunting. It was the first ever filmed and televised by NBC in 1971. A young couple purchases a building that was built and occupied by a single family that refused to relinquish their hold, even after death. Investigated and verified by experts, this residence brought chaos to the lives of those who chose to reside there. Unlike a horror novel, this chronicles what a real ghostly experience would resemble. Long before the laws of disclosure, a young couple winds up in the midst of strange occurrences prior to the term ?paranormal? becoming a common description. Searching for help at time when supernatural events were a taboo subject and being ignored by the Church, sent them into a desperate search for any assistance. Only a little known organization came to their aid. Author Tom Valentine, brought in a nationally known psychic, Joseph DeLouise, who then asked assistance of an exorcist from England, Reverend William Derl-Davis. Together, they gave their best effort at exorcising the multiple spirits inhabiting the building and disrupting the lives of the living. Events were filmed by NBC, who sent their most prominent Chicago journalist, Carole Simpson, to cover the event. Follow a young couple with a newborn as they attempt to cope with inexplicable events, experience denial, plead for help from their Church, and step into the world of the paranormal. Understand why ghosts cannot be exorcised and a true example of their strong sense of domain, even after death. Learn what experts and gifted people did in a failed attempt to assist this desperate couple. There is no happy ending, as the young couple suffers emotionally, are physically threatened, have their pets terrorized, and eventually suffer financially by actually ?giving? their building away. What was intended as a financial answer to their prayers became, instead, a curse to be abolished. Learn many of the various manifestations that can be common in haunting. Ghosts can be seen and heard. They can propel objects and interrupt utilities. They can affect your moods and feed off of your emotions. They can appear as solid as you and me. They can react and become hostile if threatened or violated. Most important, as this young couple learned, they can harm you and cannot be removed. This is a firsthand accounting of what a true haunting is like. There are certain subtle occurrences you may find the most frightening, because you just might relate and recognize them. If so, guess what? You may have a ghost!


True Haunting
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True Haunting
June 18th, 2015
It is really scary but I love it. It teaches you what to do if you are in the same situation. It gives you a lesson to learn.
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Really well written &presented.
August 1st, 2014
A very good read. Simply put, straightforward and a very good description of how things can develop in stages. Human nature dictates a need to rationalize odd inexplicable occurrences . Ed does a very good job of explaining how he tried to apply logic and remedy the odd issues that plagued them from the start. But applying that same logic & rationale one must eventually come to the conclusion that something supernatural is the explanation. Ed & Marsha come to the conclusion that it's better for their sanity, marriage & their family to cut their losses & leave for more peaceful abode.. Thanks to both of them for sharing their incredible story.
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Read at night for a good scare!
April 19th, 2014
I saw this story on Paranormal Witness last year. Generally I try to view these stories with some skepticism, but the NBC footage shown in the episode was pretty convincing. The book was written by the man who purchased the building and moved his family into it. Their experiences are chilling to say the least. The book gives the reader really good insight about the psychological and emotional toll a haunting can have on people.
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Truly fantastic true story loved it.
March 12th, 2014
Already believe its true as i have seen a ghost, been touched by another and had messages from others through psychics
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