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.
For Jon and Carlie Summers, the nightmare begins when they move into an inherited home in rural Iowa. Leaving behind their busy lives in Chicago, Jon and Carlie are dragged into a horrifying spiral of violent dreams, illnesses, and possessions. Uncovering a vast evil hidden for decades in crates of buried journals, Jon and Carlie are forced to relive the sinister history of the house and its legacy of abuse, denial, and obsession.
Anatomy of a Haunting is a terrifying true story about one house and its inhabitants who have been pushed to the brink of insanity and death. Through interviews and exhaustive research into the 150-year-old McPherson house, author Lee Strong delves into the history of the haunting and paints a nightmarish picture of one couple’s descent into supernatural madness.
"Light a white candle before reading this book—and after you've finished. Anatomy of a Haunting is truly terrifying."
—Annie Wilder, author of House of Spirits and Whispers and Trucker Ghost Stories
Michelle Belanger's chilling collection of true ghost stories will take you further than you've ever gone before into the realm of spirits, astral entities, and dark forces. Along the way, you'll encounter haunted violins, dark fey, hell hounds, haunted cremains, and even an astral vampire summoned by an aspiring magician who becomes its unwitting target.
Whether she's being accosted by an angry spirit who recently committed suicide or being driven out of haunted woods in a very Hitchcock-esque manner, Belanger's hard-won expertise and insightful commentary add both depth and context to her truly frightening—and sometimes dangerous—haunted experiences.
Okie Pinokie and the Demon Pillar Pigs. The Ghost Children of Munchkinland Cemetery. The Legend of Primrose Road. Join Marcus F. Griffin, founder of Witches in Search of the Paranormal (WISP), as he and his team explore the Midwest's most haunted properties. These true case files of extreme paranormal investigations include the creepiest-of-the-creepy cases WISP has tackled over the years, many of them in locations that have never before been investigated.
Readers will get an inside glimpse of these previously inaccessible places-such as the former Jeffrey Dahmer property, as WISP searches for the notorious serial killer's spirit-and the farm that belonged to Belle Gunness, America's first female serial killer and the perpetrator of the Blood Farm Horror.
"A hell of a trip. Highly recommended."—Michael McCarty, Bram Stoker Finalist and author of Monster Behind the Wheel
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