Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paranormal Roads: Bellaire House

Mike Ricksecker of Haunted Road Media does a great video log of his journeys to various paranormal spots around the country.

Recently, he made a trip to Bellaire, Ohio to join Dave Spinks and myself for an investigation of the infamous Bellaire House.  A site purported to house demonic entities and an incubus.

Here's a great v-log Mike produced that provides a good snapshot of some of the things we discovered.  Check it out below, and while you're at it, check out some of Mike other great entries, they can all be found at the link below.


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Haunted Bellaire House Night 2

Continuing our investigation of the notoriously haunted Bellaire House in Ohio, Dave Spinks and I were joined by investigator Mike Ricksecker for this one.

Here's a couple of quotes from those who caught the show:
"I gotta say you guys are my favorite Paranormal Investigators , I just came across your channel a couple nights ago , and I really like how you guys get spirits on your EVP and you don't replay what you hear 20 times in a row like all other investigators do. You guys are authentic and are not fake like a lot of videos I've seen on the YT's. Keep up the excellent work :-)"  viewer--Keith Vance
"...totally agree Keith, great assessment man, That sum's up exactly why i rate both Dave and David, above other paranormal investigators, Both are strand up guys, that make every effort to keep paranormal investigating real, They are happy to debunk every possible thing that could interfere with , or give a false impression too, any subscriber watching, and C.R.P.T.V use some kick ass locations to investigate too . !!" viewer--Sizzling Bacon

Friday, February 5, 2016

Haunted Bellaire House Night 1

The Bellaire house in Bellaire, Ohio has a notorious reputation.  Featured on My Ghost Story, the house has displayed a wide range of phenomena.  Reports indicate that few people are able to live in the home for very long, and those that do come away much worse for the wear.

The house certainly has a creepy presence, and the region itself has a lot of dark history.

Dave Spinks and I recently investigated the location for a couple of nights.  Here's the first video for those who missed the live streaming event:

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Edge of the Rabbit Hole Radio

Sometimes during investigations, spontaneous ideas come up and you have to run with them.  Such was the case recently when I was investigating the haunted Bellaire house in Ohio along with fellow investigators Mike Ricksecker and Dave Spinks. 

Mike was scheduled to do a show that night and decided to do it live from the location with Dave and I as special guests.

At the last minute, we sort of dropped a surprise on Mike's cohost, Vanessa Hogle.  Vanessa is a remoter viewer and she had no idea where we were so we asked her to read the location.  She sure did step up to the plate!

In an impressive display, Vanessa accurately described the location and many details of the house.  Going further, she reported on some of the activity and spirits in the home and gave us accurate hits on spots of high activity.

Thanks Vanessa for being a sport and giving us some great leads.  The whole show was a precursor to another intense night of investigation with my cohorts Mike and Dave.  Check out the radio show in archives:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Exorcist TV Series

One of the most iconic horror movies of all time may be reborn has a television series. 

"The Exorcist" is now in the works for Fox television network.  The series will be based on the William Peter Blatty story that became a blockbuster movie in 1973.

From what little has been stated about the series, it seems to focus on the same dynamics as presented in the movie rather than the actual demonic case that inspired the story. 

According to reports, the series will be "A propulsive, serialized psychological thriller following two very different men tackling one family's case of horrifying demonic possession, and confronting the face of true evil."

Blatty's novel was based on an actual case of demonic possession that occurred in 1949 and involved a young boy.  Blatty changed the gender of the child for his novel, as well as some other key elements to obscure the origin of the story.

The bad news is that one of the writers attached to the project is Jeremy Slater.  Slater was responsible for one of the biggest box office flops in recent history, 2015's Fantastic Four.

There's no air date yet, and so far only a pilot has been ordered but Fox seems very interested in pursuing the series.  The network has just announced that director Rupert Wyatt has been hired to direct the initial offering.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

For Sale: Britian's Most Haunted House?

For Sale: 

One spooky cottage in St Osyth, Essex.

Former medieval Jail

Site of witch hangings

Asking price,  £180,000

Aggressive spirits and ghost of a satanic devil goat included.

Vanessa Mitchell moved into the little cottage in Essex in 2004, she says at the time, she was not aware that the home was haunted by numerous spirits.

The building, known as "The Cage," was the site of one of England's most famous witch hunts, a hunt that culminated in the hanging of eight women.
The building was last used as a jail in 1908, after that, it became a private residence, one which changed hands constantly over the years.  Mitchell, who has owned the property for 11 years, holds the record for keeping the property the longest.

She claims that, during her time living in the cottage, she has suffered numerous attacks.  Once, while brushing her teeth, she was smacked on the bottom.  No one else was present.  Worse still, while pregnant with her son, she was knocked to the floor by some ghostly force.
Mitchell also reports that a shadow figure appeared standing over her son's bed, and claims that blood splatters appear on the floor of the home.

She reached her limit however, when CCTV cameras picked up the image of what she believes is the ghost of a "satanic goat devil" lurking inside the house.  Mitchell now believes the cottage is cursed and is filled with a sinister presence:

"There's something evil there in there, something demonic, whatever it is that's keeping the other spirits trapped inside."

"I’m selling the house now because the house is getting worse, we’re catching evidence all the time of the tortured spirits inside. I’ve had every medium, psychic and investigator in there to try and get rid of what’s in there."

Mitchell says that she's done further research on the history of the house and discovered that plague victims were once sent to the location to die.  She also says there's records of suicides at the property.

Recent reports are claiming the that house is "Britain's most haunted home," a rather bold statement considering the extent of England's haunted locations, but then, how do you really prove such a statement? 
It's interesting to note that some people are claiming that Mitchell has been conducting séances at the home for some time.  Conjuring more spirits perhaps?
So, how much ghostly evidence is there and how much is just paranormal PR in order to sell the property?  For  £180,000 you can find out for yourself.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Exorcist Diary Reviewed

"January 15, 1949, at the home of R in Cottage City, Maryland a dripping noise was heard by R and his Grandmother in the Grandmother's bedroom.  This noise continued for a short time and then the picture of Christ on the wall thumped.  By the time the parents of R returned home there was a very definite scratching sound under the floor boards near the grandmother's bed.  From this night on, the scratching was heard every night about seven o'clock and would continue until midnight."

So begins "The Exorcist Diary," the true story of the Exorcist. 

The Exorcist is of course an iconic horror movie from 1973, based on a novel by author William Peter Blatty.  The subject of the story is a young girl possessed by demonic forces and the priests who work to drive the devils from her.

The film terrified moviegoers at the time, but the truly creepy thing about the story is that it was based on actual events.  The root of the tale is a possession suffered by a young boy in 1949. 

In 2010, The Booth Brothers, filmmakers renown for their paranormal/horror films, produced "The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist," based on the documents left by Raymond J. Bishop, S.J.
Bishop was one of the priest involved in the exorcism of the boy in St. Louis, MO in 1949.  The film is highly entertaining and deserves a review of its own.  Needless to say, I encourage you to see it if you haven't.

The movie is great, and now, Christopher Saint Booth has done us all a further service by publishing "The Exorcist Diary," The Diary is actually the notes that Father Bishop kept while working on the infamous possession case.  It gives us some interesting insights into the disturbing events that took place in 1949.  The book is an excellent document to aid in the further study of the case and of course, it's filled with details about the incidents as they unfolded.  Directly from the priest's notes we read about incidents such as this:

"The most distinct markings on the body were the picture of the devil on R's right leg and the word "HELL" imprinted on R's chest in such a way that R could look down upon his chest and read the letters plainly.  The imprint of the devil and "HELL" appeared at the repetition of the "Praecipio" demanding the evil spirit to identify himself.  His arms were held above his head and seemed to be webbed, giving the hideous appearance of a bat.  All the room observers agreed that the above two signs could not be mistaken for other designs."

If you're interested in demonic cases, or the paranormal in general, I encourage you to pick up a copy of the book while it's still available.  Find it at: