Now, for the first time, Tony and Debra reveal untold stories from their ordeal. They describe Sallie's seemingly protective fascination with their baby, and tell what it was like to live with menacing entities that scratched, bit, and terrorized their family. Along with historical research, the Pickmans share personal photographs and journal entries from their time spent living in the nightmare house that still haunts them today.
Debra Pickman (Atchison, Kansas) lived in the Sallie House with her family over a year. In addition to attracting paranormal investigators and psychics, the home has been featured on television shows Sightings, Unexplained Mysteries, and A Haunting, and was the subject of a Showtime movie called Haunted Heartland. For more information, visit www.thesalliehouse.com.
The True Story of a Haunting
Beginning in 1968 and spanning four decades, this true story chronicles the hair-raising experiences that nearly drove an ordinary housewife and mother to the breaking point.
Not every haunted house is an old Victorian mansion, as the author and her family discovered when they bought a modest house in the suburbs. Even a post-war starter home can be a dwelling place for earthbound spirits—especially if it holds a tragic secret from the past. Eerie feelings of being watched, disembodied sobs, mysterious scratches appearing on her throat, and a child's voice crying, "Mommy!" convinced M. L. Woelm that she was sharing her home with ghosts. This is her story.
In this true and terrifying firsthand account, Steven LaChance reveals how he and his three children were driven from their Union, Missouri, home by demonic attackers.
LaChance chronicles how the house's relentless supernatural predators infest those around them. He consults paranormal investigators, psychics, and priests, but the demonic attacks—screams, growls, putrid odors, invisible shoves, bites, and other physical violations—only grow worse. The entities clearly demonstrate their wrath and power: killing family pets, sexually assaulting individuals, even causing two people to be institutionalized.
The demons' next target is the current homeowner, Helen. When the entities take possession and urge Helen toward murder and madness, LaChance must engage in a hair-raising battle for her soul.
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2008 by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
As malevolent forces continue their relentless assaults, Steven and his close-knit community fight for their sanity and their lives. Blessed Are the Wicked is one man's account of the repressed horror and pain that nearly tore his world apart.
She found a demon.
Her life will never be the same.
Alexis is a psychic who never believed in demons until she came face to face with pure evil. This is her true story of spiritual warfare with a terrifying entity so powerful it turned her life upside down and put her in mortal danger.
The nightmare begins shortly after Alexis and her husband relocate to a small lakeside community. After hearing rumors about the nearby Matthews residence, Alexis investigates the nineteenth-century house and its spirit inhabitants. She soon finds herself caught in a demon's snare of violent fury—isolating her from her family, attacking her in the one place she thinks she is safe, and staining her very soul.
When Brandon Callahan answers an innocent homeowner's plea for help, he has no idea he is about to become entangled with the most malicious supernatural force of his career. The House Where Evil Lurks chronicles a host of alarming activity: disembodied shrieks and growls, threatening EVPs, violent confrontations, horrific nightmares, sightings of spirits and dark entities, and physical attacks that change the lives of these seasoned investigators forever.
"[A] stunning piece of paranormal writing."—Steven LaChance, author of The Uninvited