Thursday, October 30, 2008
Winner of The Halloween Story Contest
Here it is from the mountains of North Georgia the story in his own words:
"Demonic Presence or Spontaneous Human Combustion
Some people believe Halloween is a time of unusual communication with the dead.I do not necessarily agree but did have a very unusual Halloween Eve several years ago.I was asked to investigate an old three story farm house in the mountains of North Georgia.
I had attended college near there several years ago.Many of my classmates knew of my interest in Paranormal research even though there were no opportunities to study it there.
A classmate had told me of this house that belonged to a distant relative,As is said there "A cousin on my mother's side twice removed."He said that the family had kept the house for several generations adding some improvements and extra rooms in no special order through the last 100 years.
It was told that on three occasions there had been "very strange fires".One nearly destroyed the top floor and a young woman had died.The other two fires had taken place in the past decade.One was in the living room only and the second in the kitchen.
No one was home at the time of the fires neither did the Volunteer Fire Department respond.
The police were called by the family upon their return because human remains were found in the burned area.
No one ever discovered who these bodies were or how they happened to be in the house.Each fire had happened the night before Halloween.
In attempts to deal with my rather boring Accountant job, I with two friends do some paranormal investigations in the Gainesville area.
At my college friends' request,put something like a dare, we set off to the mountains to spend the night in the house and see if a fire started that Halloween Eve .There also were some recurring footsteps and noises from the upper floor reported.
With cameras, recorders,EVP's and enthusiasm we arrived and set up shop.
Around midnight we heard the noises upstairs but found nothing.There were areas of cold but nothing else.
We returned to the Living Room, which was our base, and sat watching the monitors.
Around 3AM "The Demon's Hour" there was a big whoosh sound.To our amazed eyes, the Recliner burst into flames.In our amazement and rush as we saw someone sitting in the chair..we did not take any pictures but rushed to put out the flames.
Someone had thoughtfully brought a small fire extinguisher usually in a kitchen.By the time she got it and ran to the chair, the flames were out.
Sitting in the chair was a charred human looking form with one undamaged arm and foot protruding.M reached for the video camera and just as quickly, the form disappeared.
The whoosh sound and our reactions were on the tape and the video but not one picture from the entire stay showed on the films.
We were stumped and frightened.We left quickly with a plan never to return.Accounting looked a whole lot better after this experience.
On the way home we discussed whether the first fire might have been a case of Spontaneous Human Combustion and the other two some sort of haunting or demon apparition of the same type thing.Who knows?.."