Rankin County Woman Believes Home Is Haunted


Originally publushed by WAPT Channel 16

RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. —Imagine being too afraid to stay in your own home because you believe it's haunted. "Alice" said she's been losing sleep for years because of ghosts."It's like the whole room lights up and glows, it moves around. It looks like it's layers of light and then it stops," said a Rankin County homeowner who wanted to only be identified as "Alice."

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Alice asked for help from 16 WAPT's Darren Dedo. He called in the Mississippi Paranormal Society. They believe Alice isn't living alone.

"There's definitely something paranormal going on here. I can estimate two spirits," said Brian Riley, the founder of the Mississippi Paranormal Society.

During a recent investigation at Alice's house, team members used digital video and audio recorders to capture what they believe is proof of spirits.

"Electronic voice phenomena, being something we cannot hear with out human ears, kind of a higher wave length than what we can here," Riley said.

Paranormal investigator Theresa Kleinman got an EVP that stunned her.

"This was one of the strangest things I've heard in a while," Kleinman said. "It freaked me out when I heard it. I was like, 'Wow, what was that?'"

It sounded like "Here's Johnny," a line from the movie "The Shining."

Another EVP talks about hitting the road. "Let's ride," the investigators believe it said.

Yet another one says, "My favorite game," investigators believe.

Dedo asked Alice if she believes the group was communicating with her late husband, "Ed."

"I think that is possible. It appears to be that way," Alice said.

During the investigation, the Paranormal Society used something called a "Spirit Device." It scans radio frequencies to let ghosts communicate through white noise. At one point, when Riley asked how many people were in the room with him, the response was five -- four investigators and one spirit.

The video evidence that was collected was compelling, too. An orb, believed to be possible spirits, appeared to go across the screen. The light anomalies popped up on video from several rooms.

"More than likely, those were orbs and all orbs are, they're just energy, they're just balls of energy," Riley said.

The investigators concluded that Alice's home is haunted.

"I'm kind of leaning towards maybe it is Ed, kind of hanging around, checking in on you every once in a while," Riley told Alice. "The light and everything that you're seeing, that's probably his way of trying to get your attention."

For now, Alice seems to be OK with the revelation that she's sharing her home with the spirit of Ed.

"But, I felt less afraid because I did hear some of the voices on the EVPs and they didn't seem threatening, they're just neutral," Alice said.

Whoever the other spirit is remains a mystery.

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