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.”
120 Years since the infamous ax murders took place inside the Fall River, Massachusetts home, the Lizzie Borden house is up for sale. The 14-room Queen Anne Victorian home is on the market for $650,000- double the value of similar homes. But this one will fetch a higher price because of it’s macabre and haunted history. It was here that after being acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother, Lizzie Borden lived out her life. She lived here at Maplecroft until her death in 1927.
Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in a most horrific way on August 4, 1892. At about 11 a.m, the maid heard Lizzie shouting that somebody killed her father. His body was discovered on the sofa. As the neighbors rushed over to comfort Lizzie, the maid discovered the body of Lizzie’s step mother Abby upstairs in one of the guest bedrooms. A week after the murders, Lizzie was arrested and stood trial. She was acquitted by a jury. This case has never been solved.
The house where the murders took place is Bed and & Breakfast /Museum that is said to be a hotspot for paranormal activity.
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According to a new book, titled Haunted English Pubs by Donald Stuart, on the night of April 2, 1912, the ghost of Kathy, an eight-year-old orphan who was drowned in a sluice near the Cauliflower hotel in the late 1890s, made an appearance. Kathy appeared in the dining room, her dress was dripping wet. Her apparition was waving urgently at Ben Hart who would later tell his family
“It seemed like a very bad omen.”
The Cauliflower Hotel was hosting a bon voyage party that night for Ben Hart, wife Esther and seven year old daughter Eva. The family was set to depart just days later on the Titanic.
Ben Hart ignored the ghostly warning and he and his family did board the Titanic.
The Ilford Graphic reported five days after the ship sank “We see from the papers that Mrs Esther Hart and Miss Eva Hart are among the saved, but there is no mention made of Mr Hart, and we fear the worst.”
Ben Hart died along with 1,513 others in the Titanic disaster.
The Cauliflower Hotel which first opened it’s doors in 1900, is now a pub. Current staff say thay have heard the ghostly rumors but claim not to experience any paranormal activity.
Mr Stuart’s book Haunted English Pubs, which took a decade to write, contains chilling accounts from more than 170 English pubs that are reportedly haunted. We at Miami Paranormal Research Society are very interested in obtaining a copy so that we can review it here on MiamiParanormal.com.
Music legend George Michael’s Highgate home is indeed haunted, at least according to Mickey Gocool and Louise Roche who were spotted outside Michael’s home dressed entirely in black, complete with black hoodies with a green logo reading “North London Paranormal Investigators.” North London Paranormal Investigators purports to be a team of seven.
The ghostbusting duo chose Pond Square because it is rumored to have a high level of unexplained activity. Perhaps the spirits were feeling a bit bashful on Saturday night, when George Michael has stopped outside his home to speak to a couple of fans, just as Gocool and Roche passed by.
His multi million dollar mansion is located near Highgate Cemetery, North London, where the highgate vampire was first spotted.
Another alleged ghost is a 17th century woman who murdered 50 children.
If the Highgate Vampire or the ghostly psychopathic murderer isn’t enough to scare you, then the ghostly chicken haunting George Michael just might.
Ghostbuster Mickey Gocool, 46, said: “The ghost of a chicken which was frozen in 1626 haunts the area just by George’s house.”
© Rev. Sinthyia and the Miami Paranormal Research Society
The ghost hunting craze arose from the spiritualist movement, credited to the Fox sisters. Ghost hunting groups employ the use of electronic devices to capture scientific evidence of paranormal activity. Despite these scientific methods, there is no scientifically proven or testable results. Most groups call for a standard protocol but this would be counter-intuitive. In the pursuit of truth, opinions and methods must be varied.
The problem lies within these groups themselves, many inspired by paranormal reality television shows such as Ghost Hunters (TAPS), Most Haunted and Paranormal State. Just because a group shows up with expensive gadgets does not make them knowledgeable about the spirit realm. There is a flaw in using such devises for that other than which they were designed and offering it as scientific evidence of paranormal activity.
There is no evidence at this point that high electromagnetic readings equate to paranormal activity. A ghost by its very nature, cannot be electromagnetic, because this would require physical mass. While there are many hypotheses that ghosts are residual energy, they do require an energy source as a conduit to manifest. However, the use of electromagnetic field recording devices can certainly be used to debunk some accounts of alleged paranormal activity. This science or more accurately, pseudoscience is constantly evolving. New discoveries are being made and long held beliefs are being challenged.
While most ghost hunting groups deny this to ease potential clients, it is possible that those lacking experience and true understanding of spirits can cause an increase in paranormal activity. It is possible to open portals to the other side, through which malevolent spirits can and do enter our realm-these include demonic entities. Now ironically what you will read on many of these websites, are warnings that the “average Joe” living in the residence should not attempt to contact the spirit themselves. True that dealing with spirits is serious business. These persons pose no more of a threat than the majority of these “ghost hunters.” Furthermore, each of us does have the ability to communicate with spirits.
What is not being disclosed on some of these websites is that these individuals may be no more than average Joes themselves who decided to get into the ghost hunting business. If your goal is to persuade the spirits to move on, this is particularly dangerous if left in the wrong hands. I have been witness to some investigators provoking the spirits and angering them. Psychics and paranormal research teams repeatedly tell clients that the goal is to get the spirits to move “into the light.” Clients themselves are instructed to persuade the troublesome spirits to move “into the light.” To these psychics and ghost groups, the light means crossing over to the other side. However, not all entities or earthbound spirits are from the light. Not all entities were ever human. It is impossible to expect them to go forth into the light when many of them have no understanding of where that is. That is as ridiculous as asking a human, in this life to move into another dimension. Would any of us know how to get there?
The Miami Paranormal Research Society, which is a division of a ministry, has been called to many locations after other paranormal investigation teams have left. Not only is there a need to quell the activity or in some cases exorcise the entities but also there is the need to provide spiritual counseling. Many clients are not prepared for the increase in activity caused by these individuals stirring things up.
Some individuals involved in paranormal investigation insist that scientists have no business being involved in the field. I believe that all are entitled to their opinions and theories in the pursuit of truth.
However, if you take a good look at the actual credentials and formal training of the individuals operating such ghost hunting groups, you will notice there is very little formal education. For example, how many of them have formal training in psychology? How many are ordained ministers? Know that there is no United States college or University that offers a parapsychology degree. “Certification” in ghost hunting is about as valuable as the piece of paper that its written on and does not make a recipient any more knowledgeable than the next person. Some of these groups are well intentioned, while others are only out to cash in on our society’s current interest in all things paranormal.
This New Jersey couple is suing their landlord alleging that their landlord rented them a house that is very haunted. Michele Callan and Josue Chinchilla are suing over their $2,250. They left the home on March 11, 2012 claiming they were in “in mortal danger” if they returned. The owner of the house Dr. Richard Lopez who is an orthodontist is counter suing claiming that the house is not haunted and that his tenants are just trying to get out of their monthly rental payments and lease.
“Frankly, there is something else going on,” Lopez’s lawyer David Semanchik told the Asbury Park Press. “She is a single mom, she has this fiance living with her. I think she is in over her head and she can’t afford the rent.”
Callan and Chinchilla deny this and claim that they have proof of the paranormal activity in the form of video and EVP evidence.
So what do you think? Do you believe this couple was chased out by ghosts or do you think they are simply trying to find an excuse to break their lease?