Thursday, May 17, 2018


This is an interesting entry I have been meaning to post for the last few months. As my intriguing title suggests there was an highly unusual incident that occurred in December of last year.
As many faithful readers of my blogs you know of the many crazy incidents involving the paranormal that has affected my life and that of my family for the past 9 years. In fact I wrote two books documenting our paranormal journey when my friend of 30 years, Paul Jaeger, an anthropologist, passed away suddenly in 2009. As Executor of his estate I and my son experienced horrific poltergeist activity as we spent 10 months cleaning out his hoarder's house. We've been "haunted" ever since.

Well, I wrote a blog several years ago concerning people receiving telephone calls presumably from deceased relatives; and there is documented evidence by the paranormal community that spirit or ghostly activity can  cause electrical anomalies and manipulate electronics we use every day. But I have a story that is one for the books!

My son Chris and I have a hobby store in a neighboring township. We have bundled package with Comcast for our business needs and have been with this company for 4 years. I noticed in December 2017, I hadn't received our monthly bill and when I checked our files I realized we never received our November bill either. I asked my son if he saw the bills and he realized he hadn't seen any for the last month. So I called Comcast thinking that somehow they were lost in the mail. This is where the story gets bizarre.

Upon checking our account the Customer Service Rep stated that there had been a call into their office asking to change our business address.
"What?" I exclaimed, surprised. "We never called you from here to do that. What is the new address?"
The Rep paused on the phone a few moments and looked up the new address. She came back on the line.
"The address I have on record since October 13th is *360
Havencrest Road," she said.

At first I thought I hadn't heard right and I asked her to repeat it. A chill ran down my spine and I turned to my son and asked him, "Why does that address sound familiar?"
Chris thought for a moment. Wasn't that Paul's address?" he asked.
OMG! He was right! 
Chris looked up the address and information on the house with his cell phone. The house was on the market for sale. Again.
I then asked the Rep how someone was able to change our address over the phone? 
"They had to have your account number to verify,"  she replied. 
"But it wasn't us!" I said with agitation. "You don't understand. That address belonged to my deceased friend. I haven't been to his house since selling it October 2009. And the house is vacant at this time."

Spooky door knob

To say the Rep was a bit confused and slightly creeped out was an understatement. She was absolutely flabbergasted and had no satisfying answer other than our bills had been going to Paul's address for the last two months. She emailed us the bills for November and December 2017 and they clearly showed Paul's address as the new forwarding address. 

Why had someone given Paul's address to Comcast to redirect our Comcast bills? But hey, if someone else wanted to pay our bills, I was all for it. Even if it was a "ghostwriter" on the checks. But no such luck. No one had paid them and we had a finance charge of a late fee on top of that! 

I am at a loss for why this happened. Of all addresses in the world or even just in the county, why Paul's address?  How did someone have our account number? Was this some type of signal from my deceased friend to remind me not to forget him? A ghost high jacking my bill to get my attention? I don't know. This is so strange and wasn't normal, it was paranormal.

Luckily,Comcast took off the finance charge and changed back our original business address. We put a safeguard password on the account so this would never happen again. The Rep then made out a report of a fraudulent compromise/alert on our account. I'd love to see how she was wording this for her supervisor to read.

My Sample

Comcast Customer Complaint Report 666: Fraudulent use of business account: Unauthorized change of business address. 
According to records Customer complained that Comcast sent bills to the wrong address for the months of November and December 2017. Comcast acknowledges that the correct account number for business Enter The Realm was given over the phone for address change on October 13th, 2017.

Authorized person that called in: Deceased aka GHOST?

Conclusion: Comcast changed back customer's business address and apologized for any inconvenience. In all fairness Comcast has never had something like this ever happen before and is going on record that this case was WEIRD!!!

Just a note: After looking back in my files as Executor for Paul's house I found this. We had signed papers selling Paul's house to contractors on October 13th 2009!!!!!

Front of Paul's house

* Not real address

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Most of you that follow my blogs know by now my story of a extraordinary true haunting that started in 2009 and continues to this day.
My experiences have been documented in my 2 books: Estate of Horror and my newest Dark Transference: The Sequel to Estate of Horror. 
My last blog dealt with my agent being told of attacks my son and I have endured before my last book was published in October 2016, and after.
The latest that occurred end of December 2016 and into January 2017. The attacks were so bad that we had to once again enlist the help of our dear friend, spirital warrior and world renown Deliverance Minister Bill Bean.
Here is what transpired between us and Bill and how things were resolved for the time being.

Message to Bill Bean-JAN 4TH, 4:50PM

Dearest Bill,
     I wish I can bring you good news that the New Year is looking up for us but it seems the start of 2017 has ominous overtones for both Chris and me.  On New Year’s Eve Chris was attacked in our store basement by some dark force. He and his friend had been in the basement to retrieve some inventory. When they were headed for the stairs a wooden folding chair levitated off the ground and smashed into Chris at the knees catching him off balance and he fell.  His friend saw it happen in front of him so fast he couldn't grab Chris. He called me from the store frantic. They locked the basement and headed home early. He spent New Year's Eve with an ice pack on his knee and bruises on his arm.

Yesterday morning, January 3rd, I was attacked. I went to get dressed and found 2 large scratches on my stomach. I didn't feel anything but these were fresh and bleeding so they recently happened.  Here is a photo. The biggest scratch is 3" long. My friend was over last night and was shocked to see this. She said it look like someone with very sharp fingernails dug into my skin as the scratches are deep. Chris said yesterday at the store he went down to the basement and heard a horrible growl and he came right upstairs again. We had some other poltergeist activity days leading up to Christmas. I spoke to my agent Laurie and she is very concerned and said,"Did you get in touch with Bill?"                                                            
I am going over the store this afternoon with the holy water and prayers you gave us, but we are not having anyone go down the basement alone. I know you would want to know what was going on.  We have been making plans and moving items out of the store and our basement and that is when this started up again. Chris believes we brought something over from my parent’s basement. I have a video from that time when you were in my parent’s house  Aug 2015, and we caught anomalies and a growling voice on the video. I must send that to you. Hope to hear from you soon dear friend and please keep us in your prayers. 
Much love, Anita
This is what the scratches look like today

JAN 4TH, 6:48PM

Bill: Hi sweetie, I'm coming to help you ASAP!
I'm looking over my schedule right now Anita.  
I'm jammed packed but I'm going to make time for you.
How about January 18th?

Me: Whatever time is good for you Bill. We will work with your schedule. We know how busy you are.

Bill:OK. I will come to the store first and then your house. I'm going to have my secretary call you to finalize everything because she's in charge of my schedule.

Bill:Love you all dearly and can't wait to get there on the 18th.

Me: Thank you Bill. We are so grateful to you.

Bill:You are family and I feel the urgency. 

Me: These newest attacks have really thrown us. We believe the plans we are making to get rid of things in our basement and store basement have stirred up some very negative energy. We want to be able to clear out so much stuff that's been a burden and it's if something wants to prevent us from doing that by threatening us with bodily harm.

Bill: We are not having that for you guys! No way!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Me: You are so right Bill. We are not backing down. We want to move on with our lives and the past has no place in our future!

Bill: I need your phone numbers again, Anita. I had both your numbers in my phone but now they are gone. That's bizarre. LOL

Me: I am not surprised. Laurie, my agent, has had my files disappear from her computer

Bill: Adding them all in right now, sweetie.
We bind and rebuke all of this garbage by the mighty power of YAHWEH in Jesus name! God Bless you till I see you Wednesday.

End of Messages 

Bill Bean drove up to Pennsylvania and to our store from Maryland on that day, Wednesday, January 18th.
We were so glad to see him and felt immediate relief with his presence. Bill enters a room and the calm comes with him. All fears and anxiety melt away and you feel protected instantly. That is what a man of God, a Warrior of Christ is like when in a you are in a situation of extraordinary paranormal circumstances. 

Bill went to the front of the store and took out his bottle of holy water with black salt and his Bible to the front of the store and started his prayers.

He then proceeded down our store basement and said he could feel something wasn't right. There was a heaviness to the atmosphere. He walked to the back of the basement and said he felt that area was the worst as if a negative presence was there. We confirmed that was the same area Chris' friend Danny had seen a dark figure in the corner and scared the living daylights out of him.

Bill concentrated all his efforts in that corner and then walked around the room with his Bible in hand, holy water and continued his prayers for deliverance and blessings throughout the area.
The air was still and very silent. Bill made the sign of the cross and we heard a loud BANG! the same time.

Note: These are the stacked wooden chairs and the one in the front is what levitated off the ground and hit into Chris on New Year's Eve.

"They don't like that I'm here Anita," Bill said.
After an hour, Bill finished his blessings and cleansing. We heard several POPS upstairs and Bill said it was the portal closing in the store. I guess when the dark meets the light there is no contest.

It has been several months since Bill Bean was at our store. All has been fairly quiet. There has been a few incidents like last Saturday, a long, shiny brass screw was suddenly thrown across the room and hit a table. Chris' friend Danny saw it happen and picked up the object. They looked around the furniture and could not figure out where it came from.

"WOW! Is it starting up again?" asked Danny.
"Who knows?" answered Chris. "Nothing is certain with the paranormal!"

Indeed. Stay tuned!

Thursday, October 27, 2016


As told to Anita Jo's Literary Agent

OCTOBER 27, 2016

     I recently heard from my client Anita Jo Intenzo and she had some frightening things to discuss with me. Ever since her book Dark Transference came out this month of October, she and her son Chris have had some unusual and terrifying occurrences that they feel they could be under psychic attack. Anita has experienced some medical difficulties recently which she did not believe were related to publishing her book. However, the recent physical attacks her she and her son have described to me could be related to the timing of her book being released this month. Here is a direct link to see her book on her website page.

Shadow man at Anita's front door captured July 2012.

     As any reader of her books well knows, Anita and her son have been greatly affected by paranormal conditions they have lived through in the last 7 years from the first moment they took charge of her deceased friend Paul Jaeger's estate in 2009. Their story inspired the well-received episode Portal of Doom, which aired on A Haunting TV show in 2014, and graphically showed the horrific confrontations they endured with supernatural, evil forces in a haunting situation at Paul’s house.

Bill Bean, world renown deliverance minister, going down our basement steps to meet the unknown entities.

   There have been many paranormal incidents leading up to Anita publishing this second book. She believes a very destructive entity arrived last year at her house after she sold her mother’s house. Many personal items have been found broken, or disappeared and later found and multiple hand and finger prints on her mirrors. 

Incredible fingerprints of one hand on upstairs bathroom mirror. Notice the thumb looks transparent. 
Appeared day after the TV show episode aired, December 29th, 2014

An English Long Bow, that Chris painted and designed, was found off the wall mountings and snapped one Friday night in September 2015. In takes a lot of strength to break Hickory wood like this. 

Multiple finger prints on Anita's upstairs bathroom mirror. September 2016

     Here is one I took when we had lunch several months ago and suddenly I saw Anita's new shirt damaged right in front of me. There was a rip on her shoulder as if someone had sharp nails and torn through the fabric. You could also see white finger marks that were left!


     As recently as last Tuesday, October 17th, Anita and Chris were prone to sudden spells of mental and physical attacks. It started with Chris having a dream one night and was warned, “Watch out for the Krunrats!”   
     What the hell is a Krunrat? they asked. Does anyone know?

     Not able to find any reference to this on the internet, they had no idea what they were in for. The very next day they heard loud bangs, footsteps running throughout their house and Chris swore someone was dancing above him on the second floor when no one was upstairs. This was setting a stage for more paranormal incidents.

      At his hobby store last Wednesday, Chris entered the building with a temperature at a steady 75 degrees. Twenty minutes later as he was busy with inventory the temperature rose to 94 degrees! He then had a sudden stomach ache, broke out in a cold sweat and landed in the bathroom until he felt better. 

Chris's hobby store, Enter The Realm.

     Later, Chris entered his office and found the battery operated clock on the wall said 1 PM when it was only 11:30 AM. Before he could change it the time changed to 2:30 then 4 PM in a matter of 10 minutes. He then heard a loud bang and when he investigated he found that there was blue fluid all over the bathroom floor from a bottle of toilet bowl cleaner being thrown against the wall. Frightened, Chris called his mother and asked if she could come to the store which she did although she had not been feeling well. That night as they went over last minute displays for an upcoming event, Anita was suddenly hit with a seizure that left her dizzy, in a cold sweat, shaken and unsteady on her feet. She had medication with her but had to wait 2 hours before feeling well enough to drive home.

     Three days later, the clock stayed froze at 12:35 PM and they even had stones thrown at them as they entered their store late Saturday night while unloading their car after the event. The parking lot was deserted.

     There is something definitely weird going on and not of a normal nature and hopefully things will calm down for them; but one never knows when you live a paranormal life like my client and her son have lived the last 7 years. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


How many readers have had the experience of objects mysteriously gone missing only later to find them in the oddest places?
Well I have!
Is it a case of just being forgetful? Or is it something more in the paranormal realm?
Here is my story. You be the judge.

I call it the "Case of the Missing Earrings."
Last month I had one of the strangest things happen to me. Now strange things happen to me all the time and is not that all unusual for me to have encounters with ghosts. Especially those of you who have read my book, Estate of Horror, know what I am talking about. 
You read of my ghostly encounters that started 7 years that have been incredible and diverse and to the present. But this was different. I never had jewelry gone missing. Taken right off my ear but never felt a thing!
Last month I had on a pair of pierced gold and silver hoop earrings with a heart design and wore them during the day. I went shopping, stopped at the bank and then went to our hobby store, Enter The Realm, for the evening to help out my son Chris.
Chris with his designed, built and painted miniature models,  a Ghost Busters army.

After coming home that night I was getting changed and went to take off my jewelry and found my right earring was missing!  I was frantic and started looking around the bedroom carpet, checked my clothing and looked in my car. No earring.
I called Chris still at the store and asked him if he found an earring on the floor. He called me back after 10 minutes with the report of no earring there. I was sad as I loved these earrings as they were a birthday gift from a friend. I gave up the search realizing I had been in and out of too many places that day to even begin a search to retrace my steps. It was gone for good.
Or was it?
A week or two later I was putting on another pair of earrings and came across the single hoop earring, now missing its mate. I knew that these earring had a sturdy snap back clasp and couldn't figure out how it could have come off my ear so easily. I then looked at a picture of my deceased mother that was on my bureau. 
Her beautiful face smiled back at me and I wistfully sighed and said to her out loud, "Mom if a ghost took my earring, could you please get it back for me?" I then wiped a tear from my eye and went about my business. I miss my mom so much.

A few days later, as I went into my summer, off-white handbag that ironically had belong to my mom, to retrieve my car keys, there in the middle zippered section of the bag at the bottom was my missing earring! And it's clasp was shut! If it had fallen off my ear by chance into the bag wouldn't the clasp have been open I thought.
I was speechless. How in the world did it get there? All I could do was say, "Thanks mom!"

Now notice my title says, The Case of the Missing Earrings. 
That's right it happened again last week. 

I went to take off a different pair of pierced gold earrings and once again my right earring was missing. Are you kidding me?
This time I didn't even bother to look around as I knew this was another case of an earring gone missing by supernatural means. I was now convinced that some mischievous ghost was having a grand time playing hide and seek with me with my jewelry. I thought to be patient and perhaps the earring would turn up soon, but I was annoyed.
Do you have a ghost who likes to hide your personal things?

This morning I once again looked at my mom's picture and said to her, "Mom, another earring is missing, can you see about getting it back to me." 
Then I said to the air, "Hey whoever took my earring can I have it back, please?"
Well, my son called me a few hours later from the store and I could tell by the tone of his voice there was some good news to share with me. 
"Hey mom, I was going into my pants pocket for a tissue and something pricked my finger. It went right under my finger nail. When I pulled it out of my pocket it looks like it's your missing gold earring!"
"You have got to be kidding!" I said.
He then described it to me and yes, and it was my lost earring. How it got there I can't explain. 
All I can say is,"Thanks mom. And tell that trickster ghost to stop taking my jewelry!"

Friday, April 15, 2016


Of all my 75 blogs I've written the last few years there is one blog on "Ghostly or Demonic Hand Prints?" that has garnered over 22,000 views!

I have mentioned in earlier blogs that spirits can make sounds: footsteps, screams, bangs, tapping sounds, etc. and in most rare cases, spirits known as poltergeists can move or break objects. I have witnessed this first hand.

However there is other unique physical evidence, that I'd like to update here that is part of a haunting situation- unexplained hand prints and fingerprints on different surfaces and include some intriguing readers responses sharing their experiences.

Have you seen a footprint or a hand print on a window, table, or car where an entity could be responsible for the imprint?
Have you been left a sign of the presence of someone in another dimension of reality?

Is it purely to let us know they are around or evidence of something more sinister? 
Can a ghost or entity leave a visible hand print/fingerprint?


(UNKNOWN) September 14, 2015
I have been waking up every morning for the last three days with finger print marks on the same arm in the same spot. I've tried to take pictures but can't seem to capture the prints just the out line. I just recently moved in with a friend who's fiance past away about three years ago. I believe it may be ghostly but I'm not entirely convinced. Please if you have any advice let me know. Thank you.

(E. Ventor) November 15, 2015
I'm haunted by and get ghostly fingerprints in different places (not just in my home anymore) are not ghostly, I'm certain its demonic, coz of my demonic dreams and stuff. Got caught in all of this w/o wanting to have anything to do with it in the first place. Trust me. They leave fingerprints on windows, sometimes other glass places, like on big screen TV, mirrors. They are different. Sometimes HUGE like of an old man (obviously not a man), other times, smaller and ...umm like as if they were sharpened fingers, not a completely circular shape if u know what I mean?

(Tena) December 6, 2015
Something similar has happened to me almost 10 years ago. I was living with my aunt in her flat back then. It was winter and you know how glass on the windows gets steamy when it's cold outside and warm inside. I woke up one morning and went to the window to open it. There were fingerprints all over the window glass from the outside,very visible because of the steam on. I saw it next few mornings too. Right around that time or after it,i woke up one morning and saw the fingerprint shape bruises on my hand,like somebody grabbed me around my wrist hard enough to leave bruises after. I know that nobody grabbed me like that those days before it. I don't know how those bruises got there,i even put my fingertips on them,but they didn't match(i thought maybe i did it while sleeping). I think i saw those fingerprints on the window of my room in the flat where i live now too. I don't think about it much,but they are very visible when winter comes. Any ideas? Anybody experienced something similar? I would be grateful for any comment that would put any light on what could that be. Thank you!

(Lastarseed) December 23, 2105
I've had very similar experiences and still having trouble figuring out what it all means. ..would really like some answers.

Dear Readers, I do believe some things do have the ability to touch, throw items and leave marks on the flesh. I myself have been scratched while in my upstairs bathroom and it felt like a knife cutting into me. Entities that are making themselves known like this are not of a benevolent type but a negative energy.This is not a loved one trying to get in touch with you if you experience visceral fear. If you are under different severe stress like losing someone close to you that also trigger negative forces to be attached to you. Perhaps you brought in an antique object that is new to your home that should not be there. i.e. a mirror that may be a conductor of supernatural portals for poltergeist activity.Get rid of it! I caution everyone, do not provoke or feed into the fear. Find a minister or professional person who can work with you in a divine intervention, or a house blessing. More on this later.


(MovingSun) January 6, 2016I had en encounter last April. It lasted three days and without going into too much detail after the first two nights I was convinced what I was experiencing was real but I wanted proof so I asked the visiting spirit to leave a mark I could see and I woke up the next morning with fingerprints on my chin. I knew at that point the encounters I was having were real. I took very clear pictures of it and it was there for over 3 weeks.

(Tena)    January 11, 201 at 4:24 PM
I've had an "encounter" a few years ago in the store/shop. I was buying stuff and at one point was passing next to the shelf with cooking pottery. I was minding my own business,when all the sudden one part from the set of that pottery "attacked" me. It just flew through the air from that shelf in my direction and missed me for 1-2cm. There was nobody around or behind that shelf,and if that part was just on the edge to fall,it would fall down,not flew through the air towards me. One woman,like,a 2 metars in front of me (that shelf was on my left side) witnessed it. I quietly asked her if that really happened and she just nodded with her head,in disbelief herself. ???

(Rob Kerr) February 20, 2016 at 1:53 PM

I left the room to get a bath and my husband started making wired sounds and I got straight out and went to him and when I woke him he had two hand prints on his shoulder he told me he got grabbed from behind by a man with black eyes there were children laffing and doing ringer roses he said he could smell burning and also when he settled back down he kept turning over and looking at Mirrow this morning he said some think was telling him to smash it up ??? Can any one help


From your description of the incidents it sounds like a poltergeist by the activity. This could be from either a benevolent spirit as if that newly deceased person you mentioned is letting you know they are there, they are OK and watching over you. If you experience something more aggressive or threatens you or harms (scratches, breaking things). I feel then you may need some guidance by a reputable paranormal investigator to help or a minister that you trust to bless the house. I too have had all the experiences you mentioned above and have a wonderful friend Bill Bean
a deliverance minister,who has helped me. 
He has come to my home several times and bless the house of negative entities with holy water, sacred prayers and incense that he sanctions: Frankincense, myrrh, hyssop and black salt that can be bought on the internet and not expensive. We put them in a metal incense burner and the smoke was carried throughout the house. 

For those of you who seem to be dealing with negative forces, I urge you don't go it alone! Find a minister or professional person who can work with you in divine intervention.  I understand what you all are going through. I live a paranormal life everyday but will never give in and cower to forces that do not belong in my home. Be warriors of light and never let the darkness in.

(Unknown) March 5, 2016

I have three thousand pics, just guessing, I have seen them also in living beings. I just too a photo at Mcdonalds on my windshield, dozen heads or so. I'm going to use them for the glory of god. Any advice?

MY REPLY April 15, 2016 at 9:40 AM

I feel that the things you are seeing and photographing are very real phenomena. I have had a 6 finger imprint on my son's car right after he had a freak accident with it. 
I would caution the more you photograph the more the spirits or ghosts will seek you out more for the attention you are providing them. You are documenting these on your own but you may need some guidance by a reputable paranormal investigators to sort these things out and perhaps let you know what you are dealing with. I caution you, there is power in capturing images. Not all spirits are there to promote goodwill but you will find infiltrators that are negative opportunists also. Bill Bean has helped me sort out the good from the bad entities that have entered my home. Beware! Good luck, take care and God Bless!

Friday, February 5, 2016



     Donald Allen Kirch is a prolific author of fantasy, horror novels and short stories, whose many works include: Reich, The Lurker War, The Silent Pulpit, and more recently, The Seventh Second, A Stake in Murder, and "THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY" voted FIRST PLACE in the category "Best Paranormal Horror / Suspense Thriller" by the Paranormal Romance Guild. Donald's books can be found up on Amazon and Kindle. =sr_1_1_twi_pap_2&s=books&sr=1-1  

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     I was a guest on Donald paranormal radio show: Night Terrors, March 2014, where we had a great discussion about my then debut book Estate of Horror.  I want to thank him for being my Guest Blogger this week and sharing his terrifying true story of his investigation at the notoriously haunted Sally House!

The Skepticism of "The Haunt."
Donald Allen Kirch

      "I have been attacked by a ghost."
       When a person experiences anything related to the paranormal and has the courage to admit it - especially the above mentioned comment - that person is usually looked upon in a rather odd way.  Eyes began to squint.  Throats nervously clear.  If the person stating such a claim is at a gathering, we wonder if "said" person can be deemed safe enough to be allowed around sharp objects or children.  We live in dark times.  Our culture is bent on money-making, and hoping that hard work will keep us all from the horrific realities of a retirement home.  Magic, as we understood the term as children, is gone.  It just isn't profitable.
     That was my personal mind-set in 2004 -the year that I WAS attacked by a ghost.
     Back in 2004, I knew a group of individuals who wished to get together and form a production company.  Their goal was to create low budget documentaries which they hoped to feature on an online website.They all seemed passionate and willing enough to do the incredible task ahead so I joined them as a creative consultant. It was a slow summer, and, frankly, I had nothing better to do. While at one board meeting, blowing spit bubbles of boredom, someone suggested that we do a documentary on haunted houses.
       Suddenly, my ears perked up and my spit bubbles ran dry!
       As a child, I loved to watch the TV series In Search Of…  Some of their best episodes were on the subjects of ghosts, haunted houses, and curses - I have a giant sweet tooth for this stuff and knew the suggestion was gold.  I also remember one of the researchers from that television series.  His name was Hans Holzer.
       Hans Holzer had more degrees than a thermometer.  He specialized in paranormal studies and was quite intelligent and timid-looking.  I watched this guy on TV, carrying an old-fashioned cassette recorder, and a cheesy microphone, claiming to be chasing ghosts.  And, as a child, I bought it!  I ate it up like candy!  He struck an everlasting and positive cord in my early memory.
       Having explained to the entire crew that I knew something of the paranormal, I suggested we scope out Atchison, Kansas - not too far from Kansas City, MO where we all lived.  Atchison, Kansas was once an important hub in the American Railroad Empire, it was the starting place of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad, Companies, it was also the hometown of Amelia Earhart, the famous female aviator.  Also, this small Kansas town held yet another important honor - it is considered the Most Haunted Town in Kansas.
       We agreed.  Atchison would be the setting of our documentary.
       Several members of the crew started to investigate, contact, and scout out the town.  While doing this, we came across some incredible luck - the owner of the Sallie House was going to allow us the opportunity to stay two weekends, alone, within the residence.  And, he was going to do it for free!
     The Sallie House is a two-story post Civil War home built in the 1890's and had been featured on the Fox TV series Sightings and the Learning Channel's documentary Haunted Town. 

     In the late Nineteenth Century the home was owned by a medical practitioner who had also been the Mayor of Atchison.  As was the practice of the time he had live-in servants.  One was an attractive black woman whose name has been lost with time.  In short, she and the doctor had an affair, and from that affair Sallie was born.
     Sallie lived in the house, and she, her origins, and her mother's affair were closely guarded secrets.  It would not have served the doctor any, for those amongst him, or his peers to learn that he had fathered a black child.  Again, this was not an enlightened time and color was an important gage upon the social ladder.
     In any case, Sallie ended up having trouble with her appendix.
     As the story goes Sallie's father had a drinking problem.  And, upon the night in question, the man had been deep within his cups.  Solidly drunk, the man inadvertently allowed his daughter to die upon the operating table and was never held responsible for the act. In the eyes of the times it was just the death of another servant's child.

    Sallie, according to legend, was buried in a nameless grave - or - within the confines of the doctor's basement.  Either fact is impossible to prove.  As with Sallie's mother, her fate has faded with history.  To find a grave would be quite impossible.  

  Note: Several psychics have claimed that Sallie has a grave, and that site has been examined, but to no apparent conclusion.
     Upon her death, Sallie declared war on all male occupants of her house.
      In August of 2004, we ventured into this house never fully seeing the danger we were putting ourselves into.
      Now, before this episode, I had always been a believer in the afterlife.  However, time, taking her course upon an open mind and an adult heart I became a skeptic.  I still believed, mind you, but I also believed in the human ability to create a fraud.  One of my favorite quotes is, "If it's put on a T-shirt, and makes money, then it will never go away."  Two great examples: Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.  Next to Elvis…the biggest tourist traps in the world!
      So, as a skeptic, I was chosen as a member of the crew.
      The owner of the Sallie House informed us that he was preparing the home for a new client.The house was a rental and in-between residents.  So,we would not be held back by manners or film restrictions.  In short, we had full reign.
      Upon our entrance, things turned weird.  A cameraman, and a non-believer, instantly started to become sick.  Vomiting several times, he left.  The man never again set foot in the house.
     Instantly, our digital camera started to have problems.  A photographer's flash wouldn't work and batteries drained like there would be no tomorrow.  All our hard work was starting to fail at each and every corner.
     Luckily, our two backup cameras still worked.
     Heading down into the home's basement we decided to do some filming there.
     The basement of the Sallie House is quite ordinary.  It consists of a long wooden staircase, furnace, and lovely riverbed rock walls.
Sally House Basement  
      There was also something else.
      A black pentagram                


     Someone, we do not know who, had sketched out a black pentagram upon the floor directly in front of the furnace. This, I have to say, freaked me out.
      One of the cameramen decided to try our new night vision camera filter.
      We turned off the lights.
      The cameraman started his filming.
      A scream was heard.
      Flipping the basement lights back on we discovered that one of our team was attacked by a brick.  In point of fact, there are no bricks in the basement of the Sallie House, other than those found in the chimney.  As mentioned, the walls are constructed from riverbed rock.  At first, we all took the attack as a kind of April Fool's joke.  So, the lights went out again, and the bricks continued to fly.  All in all, six.  Each victim hit was a male within our group.  I had been personally grazed by a brick that hit me in my lower back.
      As we continued our investigations, I was taking notes in the hallway on the second floor between the bathroom and nursery. I had come to the conclusion, while in the basement, that there was something genuine about this haunting and was writing that in my notes, when, upon heading down the main staircase I felt something.
      As I remember, I felt a small pair of hands - like those of a child - taking hold of my ankles and a rather adult pair of hands grabbing me at the shoulders.
     My pen stopped in mid-sentence.
     My eyes opened quite wide.
     My world changed.
     All at once, the child's hands pulled my feet off the steps and the adult hands upon my shoulders pushed.  If it had not been for my instant reaction to place my right hand against the staircase wall and my left upon the railing I'm sure that I could have fallen down the stairs, breaking my neck.  The staircase is indeed long and deep enough to cause serious energy.
      I am not one for delusional fantasies - I create too many on my own and need little help.
      I was attacked.
      And, until the day I pass, I will state this for the record.
      There was something within the confines of the small Kansas house that did not like or want us there.  If it is the child ghost known as Sallie she got her wish.  Upon being attacked, and having felt a level of personal horror I have never experienced before, I left.  I had people in our group tell me, later, that it appeared that I had been lifted from the stairs and thrown from my footing.  I thank God, that I had the presence of mind - or instinct, at least - to take some kind of action.
     To the "skeptic" in all of you: Like it or not, GHOSTS DO EXIST.  It's only after we return from our personal experiences that we learn to live with it.