A Washington man who believes his house is haunted may finally have some explanations.
Keith Linder, from Bothell, Washington, said that poltergeists have trashed his home. Experts from the Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology believe that the house may be affected by “intelligent haunting,” and that evidence may point to the presence of Irish settlers in the residence.
"We came here, we listened to Keith's story," said parapsychologist Steve Mera. "We talked to a priest. That priest told us something quite phenomenal, that there was evidence, or he believed, Keith's home was built on settlements of people who had passed away and they could still be here."
According to KCPQ News, the team has collected more than 420 recordings of electronic voice phenomenon (EVP). Surveillance videos show objects moving through the house. Voices, including the laughter of an unknown baby, can be heard.
"It is very active,” said psychic medium Karissa Fleck. “From the moment I walked in, weird things were happening to me. I put my phone on the charger and walked away and saw it do a cartwheel off the sofa out of the corner of my eye.”
According to Supernatural Magazine, Linder and his girlfriend realized that something was amiss in the home while watching television one night.
“One night while watching TV, it rose up about 6 inches ... and did a 360 degree turn and fell over,” Linder recalled. “Just out of the blue. Prior to that there had been sounds, subtle BANGS, and waking up finding cabinet doors open. The night we saw the plant levitate and spin around was the moment of truth for both us.”
Linder, who lives in a rental home, stated that he wasn’t the only resident of the house who experienced the spiritual disturbances. In 2014, he managed to find one of the previous tenants on Facebook, who hesitantly told him about her family's experience at the house.
“She describes the house as a ‘living hell,’” Linder recalled. “Her words not mine. They had issues with cabinet doors, patio doors, and electrical issues. Her son saw dark shadows out the corner of his eye. He became very ill while living in the house.”
Linder feels vindicated, as previous interactions with parapsychologists proved unfruitful.
"We were dragged through the mud, my girlfriend especially, dragged through the mud as being hoaxes, pranksters and attention-seekers -- none of which is true," he said.