Update on Josue Chinchilla and Michele Callan
Miami Paranormal has an update on the story we first told you about last week ,of the New Jersey couple who was suing their landlord because the home they rented is reportedly haunted.
Dr. Richard Lopez, the owner of the property filed a counter claim over his fears that the publicity and accusations made by Josue Chinchilla and Michele Callan may prevent anyone from wanting to live in the house located at the corner of Lowell and Terrace Avenues in the future. He contends that the International media coverage have stigimitized the property and diminished his ability to rent or sell the property in the future.
The couple fled the three bedroom haunted abode in the middle of the night after only living there for a week. They says the evil spirits chased them out and are afraid for the family’s safety if they returned. The couple has described unexplained activity such as doors opening and slamming on their own and finding their clothing thrown from closets and drawers onto the floor. At night, the activity entensified to hearing footsteps and disembodied voices.
The former tenants who have been living in a motel since they left the house, insist the house is inhabited by evil or even demonic spirits.
The lawsuit filed against Dr. Lopez demands that he return their $2,250 security deposit, and release from their one year lease.
As if this story wasn’t already a media circus, all parties are considering an offer to air their case on the court television program, “The People’s Court.”
David A. Semanchik, attorney for Lopez, said real estate agents acting on behalf of his client will be legally bound in the future to disclose to all prospective tenants that previous residents claimed the house is haunted.
“Plaintiffs have made claims concerning the property which are unfounded and which have led to media attention,” Lopez’s counterclaim reads. “Upon information and belief, the value of the property has decreased as a result of plaintiff’s action and statements.”