We were contacted to perform an investigation of a private residence, which is being referred to as the Demon House due to the dark energy that has been experienced by numerous tenants in the building. The dark energy has been so bad that it has caused many tenants to abandon their possessions in the house. The current owners have been trying to renovate the property however they are now being attacked by unseen forces. Tim Wood performed a 12-hour investigation in the home alone to access the paranormal activity and was shocked by the numerous paranormal events that ensued during the night.
Demon House History
For privacy reasons, we are unable to disclose the whereabouts of this location. However we can say that the house resides next to numerous well known haunted locations, and also lies between two structures that date as far back as the 1700s. The house was built in the early 1900s by a Mormon minister and also rested on an orchard. It is unclear at this time whether or not there was a previous structure on the land. However there numerous documents that show that native Americans inhabited the lands the home now rests on. Once we get more information that we can verify we will post updates accordingly.
The following EVPs were captured during the first night of paranormal investigation using a Panasonic RR-DR60. Tim was the only one in the house during the capture of the EVPs and there were no phones, TVs, or radios that were on, as the home was completely void of electronics. Please leave a comment below and tell us what you hear!
During this live water itc experiment conducted by Tim Wood, many ghost pictures were caught on camera by our live audience. Water ITC or Hydromancy (Ancient Greek ὑδρομαντεία, water-divination, from ὕδωρ, water, and μαντεία, divination) is a method of spirit divination/spirit communication using water, including the color, ebb and flow, or ripples produced by pebbles dropped in a pool.
Ghost Pictures Caught on Camera?
The Jesuit M. A. Del Rio (1551–1608) described several methods of water ITC. The first method described depicts a ring hanging by a string that is dipped into a vessel of water which was shaken. A judgment or prediction is made by the number of times which the ring strikes the sides of the vessel.
A second method is when three pebbles are thrown into standing water and observations are made from the circles formed when the objects strike the water.
The third method described depended upon the agitation of the water; this custom was prevalent among Oriental Christians for annually baptizing that element.
A fourth method used colors of the water and figures appearing in it. The Roman philosopher Marcus Terentius Varro reported that many prognostications were made in this way concerning the Mithradatic Wars during Rome’s conquest of Greece from 86 to 63 BC. He noted that:
“…in Tralles a boy, gazing at an image of Mercury in water, sang the things that were to happen in one hundred and sixty verses to those who asked him about the outcome of the Mithridatic War in a magical consultation.”
This branch of divination proved so valuable that it was given a separate name and there arose from it the divination of fountains whose waters were frequently visited.
Pausanias (2nd century AD) described the fountain near Epidaurus dedicated to Ino into which loaves were thrown by worshipers hoping to receive an oracle from the goddess. If the loaves were accepted, they sank in the water which meant good fortune, but if they were washed up from the fountain, it meant bad luck.
A custom of ancient Germanic tribes was to throw newborn children into the Rhine. It was thought if the child were of spurious parenthood he would drown, but if he were legitimate, he would swim. Such a custom appears to be a precursor of the 17th century custom of “swimming witches” perhaps related to the Anglo-Saxon law of trial by water.
In the fifth method of hydromancy, strange words are pronounced over a glass of water, then observations are made of its spontaneous ebullience.
In the sixth method, a drop of oil was let drop into a vessel of water; this furnished a mirror through which wondrous things became visible. This, Del Rio said, is the Modus Fessanus.
The seventh method of water ITC was cited by Clemens Alexandrinus who claimed that women of Germany watched the whirls and courses of rivers for prognostic interpretations. J. L. Vives mentioned the identical fact in his Commentary upon St. Augustine.
If you see any ghosts caught on camera, please email us your screen captures–we would love to see them!
The purpose of the Spirit of the Coin game is to contact a spirit or demon. The game is all about intention, it is impossible to guarantee what or who you will be communicating with. As always it is imperative to understand that if any time you wish to talk longer, you can end the session at any time as similar to Ouija Board.
How to Play Spirit of the Coin
The Spirit of the Coin game begins with a board or piece of paper having the English alphabet (A-Z) and Arabic numbers (0-9) and four words in the middle: yes, no, start, and Goodbye.
The board with the above mentioned and a coin are essential to start the game. For playing this game, a minimum of two persons (maximum three) is required plus someone to keep track of the rolling of the coin over the board. Prepare the board as shown on a paper and stick it to a board to prevent the paper from moving during the play.
1. The spirit board game can be started in a dark room (open area during nights also) with dim light or a candle. This will create an atmosphere for spirits to move around.
2. A coin is used here. Two or three people are required to hold the coin.
3. Now the coin should be placed on the “START” circle over the board. Players should place their index fingers gently on the coin. They need to close their eyes and should concentrate on inviting the spirits into the game.
4. No pressure should be applied so that the coin can move over the board.
5. Patience is required to continue further. Anyone of the players must call the spirit saying the word “spirit come”. The same must be continued until the coin moves on itself in a circular motion over the board, any preferred names (of the dead) can be mentioned but there is no such thing that the same person will come.
6. When the coin is moved in a circular motion in any way, it is said that a spirit has come into the coin and will play the game.
7. You can question it, saying “are you here?” When the coin moves on to the ‘yes’, then it is confirmed that the spirit is there.
8. Any questions can be posed.
9. To end the spirit of the coin game, slide the coin over to “goodbye.”
Watch this video to learn how to play spirit of the coin!
In August of 2018 the new Slender Man movie was released, and I am sure that many of you are wondering whether or not the Slender Man movie is based on a true story, or real events that have taken place. But before we answer this question it is important to know who, and what the Slender Man is.
History of the Slender Man
The Slender Man first made it’s appearance in June 10, 2009 on a creepy pasta meme forums, on a website called Something Awful. The Slender Man thread was posted by user Eric Knudsen, 28, who went by the aka of “Victor Surge”. Erik entered a thread that had challenged users to a paranormal image Photoshop contest, in which made two black-and-white images. The images he made showed groups of children playing and among the kids, Knudsen added a tall, thin, faceless figure outfitted in a black suit.
The Slender Man in Knudsen’s photos and subsequent artwork was portrayed as a thin, faceless, 8-foot-tall, semi-human monster with tentacles that stalks people. The Slender man would use it’s tentacles would stalk children as there prey. The Slender man in later creepy pasta’s would carry out it’s evil actions through “proxies,” which are human servants that Slender Man communicates with telepathically. The two 12-year-old girls who carried out the 2014 Slender Man stabbing in Wisconsin claimed that they were acting as proxies.
Is the Slender Man Man Movie Based on True Story?
As evidenced The Slender Man character is completely fictional and the movie is not based on a true story. However it is possible that the fictional character could have evolved into a Tulpa through collective thought manifestation.
A tulpa is an entity created in the mind, acting independently of, and parallel to your own consciousness. They are able to think, and have their own free will, emotions, and memories. In short, a tulpa is like a sentient person living in your head, separate from you.
It is believed that many entities that have been attributed to paranormal events have started off as fictional characters and that by the fact that people have placed there energy into believing in the entity that it eventually becomes reality. One of the other entities popular in modern day culture that is believed to have do this is the Ouija Demon Zozo.
Over the past few months there has been an explosion of Dybbuk boxes finding there ways on to YouTube Channels that are claiming to be “haunted”, but are these Dybbuk boxes real. Chances are that these Dybbuk boxes are a hoax, and the Youtube paranormal channels uploading them are as fake as the boxes that they are claiming to be haunted. Within the past 5 months hundreds of videos have surfaced proclaiming that they have real “haunted demon” boxes, from sensationalist YouTube channels such as Omargoshtv, Proving Demons that proclaim on every video that either video tape Real Black Eyed Kids, ZoZo, themselves playing with themselves with the “lights out”, and there newest videos on their Dybbuk Boxes.
Real History Behind the Dybbuk Box
Kevin Mannis created the term “dibbuk box” or “dybbuk box” to describe the haunted wine cabinet he had in his possession for the item information for an eBay auction and as the subject of his original story describing paranormal events which he attributed to the box. Kevin Mannis, who is a writer and creative professional by trade, owned a small antiques and furniture refinishing business in Portland, Oregon at the time, which lead many to believe whether the “Dybbuk Box” story was even true to begin with. According to Mannis’ story, he bought the Dibbuk box at an estate sale in 2003. Mannis was able to gather information that haunted box had belonged to a survivor of the Holocaust in German-occupied Poland named Havaleh. He was told by Havaleh’s relatives she had escaped to Spain and purchased it there before her immigration to the United States. Havaleh’s granddaughter told Mannis that the box had been bought in Spain after the Holocaust. Upon hearing that the box was a family heirloom, Mannis offered to give the box back to the family but the granddaughter insisted that he take it. “We don’t want it,” she said. She told him the box had been kept in her grandmother’s sewing room and was never opened because a dybbuk was said to live inside it.
Whats in a Dybbuk Box?
Upon opening the box, Mannis wrote that he found that it contained two 1920s pennies, a lock of blonde hair bound with cord, a lock of black/brown hair bound with cord, a small statue engraved with the Hebrew word “Shalom”, a small golden wine goblet, one dried rose bud, and a single candle holder with four octopus-shaped legs.
Paranormal Activity from the Dybbuk Box
Numerous owners of the box have reported that strange paranormal phenomena that accompanies it. Some of the paranormal events that Mannis reported while having the Dybbuk box in his possession included bad dreams, paranormal attacks, and he also believed that his mother suffered a stroke on the same day he gave her the box as a birthday present—October 28. Every owner of the dybbuk box reported smells of cat urine or jasmine flowers and nightmares involving an old hag accompany the box. The last person who auctioned off the dybbuk box was Iosif Neitzke, a Missouri student at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. He claimed that the dybbuk box caused lights to burn out in his house and his hair to fall out. Jason Haxton, Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, claimed that he subsequently developed strange health problems, including hives, coughing up blood, and “head-to-toe welts”. Haxton consulted with Rabbis (Jewish religious leaders) to try to figure out a way to seal the dybbuk in the box again. Apparently successful, he took the freshly resealed box and hid it at a secret location, which he will not reveal. He recently donated the box to Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures to display in his museum.
So are Dybbuk Boxes on YouTube Real or a Hoax?
Chances are that they are not real, I would find it highly unlikely that suddenly hundreds of real haunted boxes suddenly showed up, and decided to make their appearances known on YouTube. Back in 2012 a “Dybbuk Box”was sent to me and it was one of the worst things in terms of paranormal activity that I have ever experienced and I couldn’t wait to get rid of the box. I had the box analysed by Jason Haxton who verified it to be authentic, and had the box resealed after I made the mistake of opening it by John Zaffis. I had experienced many of the same types of events, later to find out the owners of the first Dybbuk Box had experienced: fowl stench of urine, poltergeist activity, horrible nightmares, and that was only the beginning. The dibbuk box was sealed, and buried along with the evil that occupies it.
The first time I ever investigated the Hotel Leger Ghosts, was in 2004 and what happened during that night, still haunts me till this day. I will never forget seeing a dark shadow figure that I encountered in underground bowels of the hotel while alone at 3am, during the tail end of a paranormal investigation. Could the Hotel Leger due to it’s dark history be another portal that could be used for possible spirit communication? It is this paranormal experience at the hotel Leger that has brought back over the years to see if I could further document the Hotel Leger Energy, that I know is there.
History of Moke Hill
Moke Hill or Mokelume Hill is home to California History marker 269. The town originally acquired its name from the Father Narcisco Duran in 1817 who was president of the California Missions. The town derived its name from the local Mi-Wok indians meaning “people of”
Gold was soon discovered on the banks of the nearby Mokelumne River in October in 1848, which caused the population to rapidly grow to 10,000 people by 1850. As the population grew so did its problems with lawlessness. One man per week was killed for 17 weeks straight in town, and during one week boasted a five killings. With all of the murders, Moke Hill quickly became known as one of the most dangerous gold mining towns in the West.
The Rise and Fall of the Hotel Leger
California Historical Marker 663 lies with the Hotel Leger. originally the Hotel de France, it also was known as the Baldwin Hotel, Union Hotel, and Grand Hotel. The Hotel Leger began as a humble canvas and wooden building in 1851. When the devastating fire of 1854 tore through the town the Hotel Leger was not spared, it was rebuilt quickly and with much sturdier materials, brick and rhyolite, only to be gutted by fire once again in 1874 and rebuilt again.
During its heyday the Hotel Leger operated as courthouse, post office, gambling establishment and saloon. Interesting enough the tunnels that are beneath the hotel are believed to connect the hotel guests to the brothel across the street. Some locals believe that the tunnels were used for illegal ferrying of Chinese workers or the hiding of gold.
The remnants of the circular area where the tunnel may have been located can still be found in the brick wall of the basement of the Hotel Leger.
Underneath the hotel, down a dank dark dirt path, through heavy iron doors, into a small domed brick room, in the far corner and under a dust-covered lead bar from which a rusted set of skeleton key handcuffs hang eerily, the mortared patch job can be found at the presumed location of the mouth of the tunnel.
Hotel Leger Ghosts and Paranormal Experiences
There are many ghosts and spirits that are reported to haunt the Leger hotel, one of the very first paranormal experiences that I had was in George’s room. Arriving late at the hotel shortly after 8, I was determined to get a something to eat in the restraunt before they had closed its doors. Being in a rush I had thrown all my ghost hunting gear in the room, locked the door, and ran down stairs. After I had ate my dinner I went back upstairs only to find the hotel room door wide open, and all of my equipment and clothes unpacked an neatly stacked on the bed. Shocked and somewhat scared that maybe someone had stole some of my equipment I immediately started going through my gear, however none of it was gone. With the door still wide open, I stared at the door wondering what had just happened, then the door slammed.
Was this a sign that I was not welcome?
The following year I had another paranormal experience with Leger Ghosts that I would never forget. I had tried to rent George’s room however it was not available so they put in another room on the other side of the hotel. I had investigated the hotel all night and was quite satisfied with the number of evps that I had captured that night so I went back up to my room.
While getting for bed in the restroom of my hotel room, I could hear something creaking in the bedroom, with a slight tap would follow. I would open up the door a few times to see if I could see or figure out what it was but didn’t have any luck. As I laid down in my bed I felt a cool draft that seemed to engulf me, as soon I sprang up to grab my camcorder the rocking chair that was in the room slid towards me. The following day I had asked the house keeper if there was anything special about the chair, and she had told me that they believed that it was George’s chair. Was this the ghost of George Leger, or some other poltergeist?
The Dark Spirits of the Hotel Leger
The underground portions of the Hotel is were I have had some of the darker encounters with paranormal activity. During our last 2 paranormal investigations at the Leger Hotel, we had captured numerous violent / disturbing evps, and I felt as if the entity ZoZo was trying to come in my body while on the Ouija Board. Was this a demon, or was it the spirit of angry gold miner protecting his gold? The full investigation can be seen here.