It has been the focus of many additions, modifications, and various interpretations given to its core points. Freud was a one of a kind thinker. There can be little question that he was influenced by earlier thinking regarding the human mind, especially the idea of there being activity within the mind at a conscious and unconscious level yet his approach to these topics was largely conceptual. His theoretical thoughts were as original as they were unique. Human Personality: The adult personality emerges as a composite of early childhood experiences, based on how these experiences are consciously and unconsciously processed within human developmental stages, and how these experiences shape the personality.
Not every person completes the necessary tasks of every developmental stage. Believing that most human suffering is determined during childhood development , Freud placed emphasis on the five stages of psychosexual development. As a child passes through these stages unresolved conflicts between physical drives and social expectation may arise. It is during these stages of development that the experiences are filtered through the three levels of the human mind. It is from these structures and the inherent conflicts that arise in the mind that personality is shaped.
According to Freud while there is an interdependence among these three levels, each level also serves a purpose in personality development. Within this theory the ability of a person to resolve internal conflicts at specific stages of their development determines future coping and functioning ability as a fully-mature adult. The super ego functions at a conscious level.
It serves as a type of screening center for what is going on. It is at this level that society and parental guidance is weighed against personal pleasure and gain as directed by ones id. Obviously, this puts in motion situations ripe for conflict. Much like a judge in a trial, once experiences are processed through the superego and the id they fall into the ego to mediate a satisfactory outcome.
Originally, Freud used the word ego to mean a sense of self, but later revised it to mean a set of psychic functions such as judgment, tolerance, reality testing, control, planning, defense, synthesis of information, intellectual functioning, and memory. The egocentric center of the human universe, Freud believed that within this one level, the id is constantly fighting to have our way in everything we undertake.
So where does this leave us? It could have been entitled Ode to the Id. There are many mental illnesses that place the id in the forefront decision making. In particular, there are those whose lives are lived on a totally narcissistic level. The situation gets worse as the demon would then possess David for short periods of time. The family runs to a priest and paranormal investigators for help to save David and their home.
Not too long after settling in, the family begins to hear strange noises during the night.
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They later realize that their presence and work around the house angered the entities inhabiting it. The Wiccans cross the ghosts over. In Green Lake, Wisconsin , three young adult men head out to a cemetery near the city to investigate a legend they have heard from there. When they find themselves in the presence of spirits, they flee the cemetery. Afterwards, another group of young adults head out there after overhearing the story from the three men at a gas station and find themselves undergoing the same experience, including one of them being scratched on the arms. Starting with this season, the series airs on Destination America.
It also features a new opening introduction and narration. In the summer of , twelve-year-old John Drenner Jr. During his investigation of the shack, he came upon a book that detailed dark and satanic rituals, eventually learning the area was used by devil worshipers to perform their rituals. One night, his sister Cheryl hears him chanting in an unfamiliar language and when she stops him, his nose starts bleeding. Once the children go back home to nearby Pasadena , John becomes terrorized by a demonic entity every night who is hellbent on tormenting him, the demon refers to itself as "Legion", telling him that it won't stop until he is dead.
The demon attacks continue on for the next few years. By the age of nineteen, John becomes used to the attacks not knowing who to go to for assistance with his tormentor. He goes as far as making suicide attempts to get out of it. Eventually, the demon begins to attack his girlfriend Mary with whom he had moved in with, hinting that it will kill her. John seeks help from a religious official who performs a deliverance on the young man, ridding him of the demonic attachment however he feels, one day, that the demon may return, seeking revenge.
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They get to know that their house is haunted by an inhuman spirit which controls multiple spirits. After several exorcisms, the family finally gets rid of the entities. After several years, however, some developers find an Indian burials near the house, leading the hauntings to start again. Nevertheless, the family who is still living in the house knows how to deal with it now. Arnold and Ginger Hinshaw, as well as their children move into the mansion but begin to experience unexplainable phenomena. Their lives are further complicated when Arnold becomes increasingly hostile and insane.
The remaining family members are forced to leave the estate but return years later to search for the truth. Ron and Nancy move into a spacious, older Baltimore house with their large brood. They think nothing of all the windows having been nailed shut, or that the seller says, "I hope you're good fighters. They soon understand the seller's fighting comment as the lights and faucets turn themselves on and off and objects move themselves around.
Nancy becomes genuinely alarmed following a dream featuring an elderly woman who cackles with delight as her family tries to escape the burning house. Only with the help of a trans-medium and Nancy's brother doing some research on the house's past, the family learns the truth of the old woman's past life as a slave owner and the previous owners after her, had at one or more family members die.
Learning this, the family moves out of the house and never comes back. Drawn to an abandoned home in Tucson, Arizona , Romie feels like she was always meant to be there. However, nightmares and reality merge, threatening her sanity and posing the fearful possibility of making contact with the other world. When a psychic goes over to investigate the house, she discovers the haunting is connected to Romie herself and causing her to confess the truth. The psychic tells her that in order to deal with it, she must face her plaguing family issues in the form of a dark spirit by seeing help with a licensed psychiatrist.
Al, Kellie and her young daughter are drawn to a renovated Montreal townhouse. Soon after moving in, supernatural events begin with unseen footsteps being heard and the sighting of a young woman. While Al is fascinated by the phenomena, Kellie is becoming increasingly terrified. Determined to explain the events, Al and two friends, Richard, a paranormal investigator, and John, a clairvoyant, use a pendulum and makeshift Ouija board to contact the spirits. They learn that the house is not only haunted by a distraught young woman, but also the man who had murdered her following a botched abortion.
The men become convinced that the key to the haunting lies buried in the basement. Bill and Tom buy a former dance hall in Springfield, Illinois and, after much renovation, reopen it as a live rock 'n roll club. The customers in love the historic place but the staffers feel differently. Music seems to emanate from nowhere and chilling blasts of air frighten the owners and crew after hours. One bartender has direct contact with a threatening spirit that informs her that one of the owners is soon going to die.
Through old photographs, she identifies him as a troubled former bartender who had committed suicide on the premises. Hence they call in a local psychic to help convince the bartender to cross over. When Bobby's wife Janet and his employee Carl are attacked by a ghost, Carl is skeptical about the incident. He soon has second thoughts when his friend Doug Hensley brings up some information regarding two male murderers who killed a woman, who was pregnant and one of the murderers' girlfriend and her remains were buried in the basement of the building. Marie Potter, a single mother, lives with her mentally handicapped daughter, Julie, who possesses the ability to communicate with spirits.
When odd occurrences begin to disturb the family, Marie's boyfriend begins using a Ouija board to contact spirits. The board inadvertently opens a connection to a demonic entity under the alias "Frank", who begins to torment the family. Despite destroying the Ouija board, the entity continues to torment them. Marie has nightmares of Frank, who is dressed in a black suit and talks with a deep, demonic voice. He says that Marie will no longer be able to protect Julie, and that she is his.
He also possesses Marie's boyfriend, through which he confirms that he exists and that Julie is still no longer safe. The family contact demonologist Dave Considine, who comes to the house along with his research team and a psychic. Throughout the days, they carry out research in the house, and conclude that there is a diabolical spirit in the home, who is using Julie as a pathway to the physical world, and uses the visions and nightmares of the little boy and Frank in order to manipulate the family. The Catholic Church is contacted, and a minor exorcism is done, banishing the demonic spirit.
The episode ends with the narrator noting that the family later moved out from their home and that the other evil entities still attempt to enter their lives. As the weeks progress, Cody's behavior becomes very bad. At the start, Jan and Dale believes that Cody has an imaginary friend; however, his sudden outbursts make Jan wonder if his new behavior is related to his new "friend".
Cody eventually tells his parents that Man, a six-year-old boy, was kidnapped and tortured, and called for his mother for help but she never came. Jan believes that her son has befriended the ghost of a murdered child but Dale is not convinced, believing Cody simply heard the story somewhere and is repeating it. Jan contacts a Native American shaman to rid her house of the spirit. It seemingly works, but after three months, Cody's behavior changes again drastically.
Finally, one night, Jan had enough and investigates Cody's room, hoping to confront Man and see what Cody has been going through. The spirit emerges as a monstrous-looking man and attacks her. All along, Man was a demon who manifested itself as a little boy, gradually wearing Cody down in hopes of possessing him.
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By then Dale is more concerned for Cody's life after seeing what Jan went through. She contacts the Native American shaman once more, wanting to carry out another cleansing , this time targeted to get rid of Man for good. During the cleansing, Jan is constantly tormented by the demon, but she ultimately manages to banish it and life in the home returns to normal. Despite the successful cleansing, Jan is still on edge knowing one day Man would return for revenge against her. They are expecting their first child and soon after the baby's birth, strange occurrences begin to happen around the house.
The couple soon learn that their house is haunted by the ghost of a seven-year-old girl named Sallie who is trying to warn them of an evil spirit lurking in the shadows. With a help of a professional paranormal researcher and psychic, the couple soon discovers the evil spirit that Sallie had been warning them about had been her mother.
While outside, the mother explains to the psychic that she was a former slave and found employment in the doctor Sallie's father 's home as a housemaid. They had an affair which lead to Sallie's birth. When Sallie was 7, her mother had ordered her to stay hidden from the doctor's immediate family so no one got suspicious. She was very angry at Sallie for disobeying her orders by running down the stairs that lead to the guests finding out about their secret family.
When Tony is attacked again by Sallie's mother, the couple moves away. The psychic believed Sallie's mother had attacked Tony and not Debra because she was punishing him for not accepting Sallie. Lisa Wilson, a single mother, finds a photograph of a soldier named Michael in her home. Michael is the brother of her ex-boyfriend who was killed in the Vietnam War , and she soon becomes obsessed with a man she has never met. When her two young daughters see Michael in their bedroom late one night, Lisa realizes that Michael is haunting her house.
Another terrifying clue unearths when her radio emits, instead of music, a military distress call saying they are in an ambush, which Lisa concludes to be the battle Michael died in. To make matters worse, it soon becomes clear that there is also an evil entity in the house, which strikes by copying Michael's actions. After a number of terrifying events, Lisa begins to believe that Michael is trying to protect her and her daughters. Lisa seeks help from a psychic to put Michael's soul to rest and drive out the evil entity once and for all.
At his trial Johnson's defense unsuccessfully tried to enter a plea of not guilty by virtue of demonic possession, which the presiding judge rejected and the defense alternatively choose to imply Johnson was acting in self-defense. Johnson was convicted of 1st-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 10—20 years in prison, though he served only five. In Glen Burnie, Maryland in , 7-year old Billy Bean has gone through the worst moment of his childhood that he would never forget. In , the Bean family moved into a new home. His parents are Patricia and Bill, and his siblings are his older teenage sister Patty and younger brother Bobby.
After a while, a series of supernatural incidents start to plague the family. After a couple years, Patty gets married and moves out of the house. Billy's father becomes an abusive alcoholic and also removes himself from the house after a conflict with Patricia, leaving her to care for Billy and Bobby. As life in the house continues to unravel, Patricia begins to lose her sanity and becomes the focus of physical attacks of the entity haunting the house, even finding herself being strangled at night.
After this, Billy and his family leaves the house. Years later, Billy finds some answers to the ghost who tormented his family form an investigator. A wealthy American family, the Bishops, move into a luxurious mansion in the Yangmin mountains of Taiwan. Soon, strange events begin to plague various family members in their new home. Candice sees lights out of the corner of her eye; her teen daughters hear voices and footsteps.
They finally give up their disbelief in ghosts when their youngest daughter is attacked. The family consults a Taoist priest who says, according to Feng Shui , their house was physically designed to give power to spirits from the beyond. They are told to give the spirits food and money offering to appease them. Despite this, the priest also forewarns a terrible tragedy if they don't move from the home at once. This finally convinces the Bishops to move out of the house. In the mids, Clara Dandy and her family move into a farmhouse in Hinsdale, New York on the country side. When it becomes clear to them that their house is haunted by a number of spirits, they call a psychic who informs them that many people have died in and around the house in the last century.
It is up to the family to see if they will be able to rid their home of these spirits. Edd and Beth Dunnam find themselves what they believe to be the perfect home in Deltona, Florida. They are also expecting a child together who will be born in a few months. Within days, Beth begins to feel down whenever she is by herself.
After several paranormal sightings, the couple realizes that something is haunting their house. Edd tries reacting angrily at the spirits in an attempt to scare them away, but little does he realize that his anger is only giving them more to feed on. When he finally realizes this and seeks help from a paranormal research group, they discover more than what the Dunnams bargained for. When they become face-to-face with the supernatural, this causes them to move out. Not too long after, Steven cannot keep his mind off the property whenever he sleeps at night.
In the meantime, another family has moved into the house that come across the same noises and haunting that the LaChances had to face. Steven comes to their rescue to help them before the evil that inhabits there causes any more trouble. In southeastern Michigan , Selena Warner relocates into a new home where she is also able to find a new job in the meantime. Not too long later, she learns that her home is haunted by a man who died there tragically many years back.
Selena and her sister believe that the ghost of the man is no danger to them, but when they are convinced that there is something evil in the house as well, they learn that there is indeed a more malevolent spirit residing there besides the ghost of the man. The place is soon discovered to be haunted, with Lisa finding herself in constant great sorrow and depression that she is unable to get herself out of. Michael hears footsteps through the house and starts seeing the ghostly entities causing them.
As the spirits in the house become more threatening, resulting in the couple's relationship to go downhill. After Lisa leaves, Michael must decide whether he is going to fight to save his home or leave. Only after a paranormal research team in Corning makes contact with the spirits, they discover that Mike is in danger from a malevolent male spirit and he is finally convinced to move away.
Afterwards the researchers theorized why he was the target of the attacks and not Lisa along with his female friend: as the male spirit had a fondness for female companionship, he thought Mike was a rival male who stood in his way and thus attacked him. Mike's former home was sold to another couple. In , Randy Ervin moves in the house in Standish, Michigan which his father has been renovating. His father discovers some Indian burials in the basement. They are recommended to be buried again and they did.
Randy's grown interest in paranormal forces him to buy a book of witchcraft. He tries it but nothing happens. Little did he know that he has unleashed some malevolent spirits. His mother and little sister moves in to live with him. Several supernatural occurrences happen, and after Randy's mother has been attacked physically, they move out only to be followed by the spirits. The spirits start tormenting Randy.
He is suggested to go to a lady who calms people tormented by spirits. The lady tells Randy to say the name of Jesus, but he is not able to. The spirits attack Randy, possess him and push him on wall, intending to kill him. The lady calms the spirits down by showing a crucifix. She suggests Randy and his family to go and pray at his previous house. The family gets rid of the spirits for good.
In Galway, Ireland three generations of the Fahey family share a home together that has been in the family for thirty years. When Martha Fahey gives birth to a baby girl in , the family finds themselves cursed by strange noises, flying objects, exploding ornaments and mysterious orbs that are soon witnessed by neighbors, friends and family members. The Faheys fight to protect their home and are forced to call in a priest for help, but to no avail.
They call in psychic Sandra Ramdhanie who performs a healing ceremony in the house. The haunting spirit turns out to be that of a baby born to a young girl who was suffocated to death by the girl's father as she was not married. Sandra's healing comes to a success and the home is cleansed of the spirit once and for all.
In , April James, her two sons and her fiance Matt Brody all move into a year-old home in one of Salt Lake City 's charming historic districts. Matt works as a contractor and takes the opportunity to renovate the house. Unaware to the family's knowledge, the house is actually haunted.
It is not until Matt comes across a very mysterious part of the house while renovating that supernatural occurrences begin to erupt and the family find themselves plagued with several ghosts. They turn out to be the spirits of several children held captive by the spirit of an evil man. When April and Matt try to fight the evil spirit, things get ugly and the family are forced to leave the house. Their only hope is a gifted psychic who uncovers the house's dark secret regarding the man when he was alive.
In northeastern England, the staff of the Wheatsheaf Pub, a century-old bar, soon learns that the place is haunted by the spirit of a little girl named Jessica who was killed by a man named Joseph. The current bartender, the Pub owners tries to contact the girl on a Ouija board , but ends up conjuring the ghost of the girl's killer instead. The staff must now work together with the two psychic mediums to save themselves and the spirit of the young girl from the ghost killer's wrath. However when a recording of Joseph is caught threatening the life of Suzanne for her interference, it makes her more determined to save Jessica.
When one of the regulars gets possessed by Joseph, the need to save him and themselves become more important. During the prayer fight between the owners, medium and the regular possessed by Joseph, the truth of how Jessica died comes to light. Paranormal investigator Mary Vogel finds herself coming across demonic forces while investigating a case. She experiences strange nightmares whenever she sleeps at night and finds her body attacked by ghosts during the day.
Mary soon goes to her mentor, John Zaffis , one of the world's leading paranormal experts, to get rid of the demon from trying to take over Mary's body. During the exorcism, Zaffis uncovers the shocking identity of the demon who was possessing Mary. Sarah Miller, her boyfriend and her children have moved into a haunted house.
Sarah feels that something supernatural is present in the home and frightens her children at night. Her boyfriend remains skeptical of all of this, refusing to believe a ghost is haunting the house. In talking with her neighbor, she finds out that the previous tenants held black masses there. As a demonic presence tries to take control of the family, Sarah runs to a religious demonologist for help, who prepares a powerful ritual to extinguish the evil in the house for good. When Bobby Wilcott and his wife moves into a historical house, it soon becomes clear that it is haunted by spirits.
The doors and windows are constantly opening by themselves and the electricity in the house is often not working right. After the couple tried to deny giving any supernatural explanation, Bobby soon discovers that the property was built on the ruins of an old family cemetery. Cindy and her boyfriend Jake move into a new house in Caseyville, Illinois.
After their daughters discover a dark entity in the closet of their room, Jake becomes possessed by it and tries to harm them. As a result, Jake is taken by the police and soon he and Cindy divorce. Cindy sees a deceased woman in the bathroom mirror and goes to a priest for help. This angers the spirit who seems to be getting stronger as well. Cindy finally decides to take her daughters and leave the house.
A few weeks after Cindy leaves the house to get on with her life, a family of five kids move into the house and after a short time there, they also move out. After their son's departure to the Middle East and a motorcycle accident outside their house, Marcy finds herself at the verge of a breakdown, especially when she finds herself threatened by an evil spirit. Marcy calls on a psychic and spiritual healer to rid the evil entity from the house. During the fight, Marcy and the psychic discover the evil male spirit has also been holding his family who died near the Wikoff property hostage for years.
After successfully helping the female spirits cross over, Marcy regains her strength by demanding the spirit that he gives her back her house and orders him to leave. Now afraid of going to Hell for his actions, the male spirit begs the psychic for mercy and he is convinced to cross over to face God's judgment. Rebecca Lenox has a gift being able to see and communicate to spirits.
For many years it has been a family secret but when she comes face-to-face with entities in her home, her marriage and peaceful lifestyle are soon at a downward spiral. After paranormal investigators come to her house and calm the ghosts down, Rebecca learns how to deal with the ghosts that she sees. Bill and Marissa Spencer are a newly-married couple that buy themselves an apartment in Seattle.
When the couple find themselves haunted by ghostly entities inhabiting the apartment, they go to paranormal researchers. However, they decide to move out of the apartment instead since they cannot get rid of the ghost. Joanne and Jim Whitley buy an old farm in New Hampshire with the idea of carrying out a horse-riding business. After fixing up the property, they find themselves entering the world of the supernatural. A negative presence haunts the property, scaring off horse riders and attacking Joanne and Jim's son.
It is then revealed that an evil spirit named Samuel is causing the trouble and also keeping captive four good spirits: a colonist soldier with his wife, a pioneer girl and a Native American warrior as his slaves. Joan is faced with the decision to either fight off the spirit and save the ones held captive or leave the property. Joan chooses to fight Samuel off and successfully sends him to the other side to face God's judgment. This helps the trapped spirits cross over and gives the Whitley's back their lives.
The Shea family move into an Arkansas home. When they are faced with supernatural occurrences, they are skeptical at first. However, the mother, Jamie, finds out from a librarian that their home is haunted by the ghost of a little boy. The situation gets out of hand and soon a car accident occurs involving Jamie and her year-old daughter who is taken to the hospital.
The family experience more trouble in the house and paranormal investigators are called in to help them.
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They use an ouija board which helps them identify the demonic entity named Seth who haunts the house. A ritual is carried about and Seth is believed to have been removed from the home. However to the family's surprise, another demon has inhabited into the house causing them to leave the property for good. Another family has moved into the house soon after, and while hearing the voices of the little boy, they have not encountered the demonic figure that have plagued the Sheas.
The Walson family, a family of three, finds themselves living in a haunted house in the state of Ohio. The issue causes a conflict between the parents, Sandra and Steven, which results in Steven leaving the house and the family. With Sandra and their son Gene remaining in the house, Sandra's fascination with the supernatural starts to take an effect on her. When Gene goes into the army, Sandra starts doing witchcraft.
After being discharged, Gene stops his mother from opening a doorway to the other side. When Stacey brings Jamie along with her mentor and the other investigators to investigate a cemetery which holds the bodies of many U. He does poorly in school, gets into trouble and starts to have an attitude. After contacting paranormal researcher John Zaffis , Stacey soon realizes that Jamie is possessed by a demon that soon begins to strike him physically. An exorcism is planned at Zaffis' house to be performed. Before it, he warns Stacey to keep her distance because the demon is after her and will use Jamie to hurt her.
During the exorcism, the priest's wife find out the demon's name and her husband uses it to expel the demon spirit out of Jamie.
The McCarthy family moves into a home in Corpus Christi, Texas and finds themselves under the presence of a dark entity that soon focuses its target on the family's teenage daughter Caressa. To protect their family, they move out of the house. In , Latin jazz guitarist Eddie Benitez finds himself face-to-face with a demonic spirit for the first time at age 14 who was possessing a cab driver.
Nearly thirty years later and starting a family, he moves his family in a new home in Tempe, Arizona , hoping to get back into the music career he had ended many years before. Soon, he once again finds himself faced with the supernatural for the first time in three decades when his son begins to fall sick. An exorcism is performed to get rid of the spirit. Soon a former resident reveals Eddie about her past experiences in the house he lives in that was started by her own father who died in the house.
She had denied any involvement in mentioning her father because she was trying to protect her mother who had found out not only about his past in racism, but also had been abused by him. The former resident warns him to move his family out of the house because her father's ghost isn't done with them yet. Realizing this, Eddie moves his family out of the house right away. The apartment turns out to be haunted by the spirit of an eight-year-old boy who begins to cause Bob to switch into a negative personality.
They call Lorraine Warren. Warren tells Morgan that the 8-year-old boy is really a demon who is possessing Bob, and soon after they quickly move out. Betty Johnson and her family move into their new home in rural Michigan. As the Johnson's settle into their home, they start to experience strange supernatural occurrences. With that and a financial situation on their hands, the family relocates to another home hoping to leave their problems behind them. Unfortunately, when Betty's oldest child, Brinn, starts having visions of anything liquid appearing to be blood to him and is soon physically attacked, the family realizes the supernatural entity from their previous home has followed them.
With the help of paranormal investigators and her family, Betty is able to clean their lives of the evil presence for good. Kathie Sheats, a single mother, lives in Maryland and is raising her year-old son Michael. In the fall of , she moves into a new home with her boyfriend Brian whom she marries over the next few months. Hoping for her life to change for the good, a demonic presence lurks inside the house and begins to terrorize the family, especially Kathie.
After Kathie's psychic friend, a priest and paranormal investigator are unable to rid the home of the evil, Kathie is forced to perform an exorcism by herself. In a battle between good and evil, a guardian angel comes down and helps Kathie defeat the demon. In Connecticut of , Bob Baker befriends an evil entity that inhabited his parents' house. As time went on, Bob began to feel uncomfortable towards it. After finally telling it to leave him alone, he never sees it again for the rest of his childhood. Forty-years later, Bob is now a child safety specialist during the day but has a second job as a paranormal investigator at night as a result of his childhood experience.
His parents still lives in the same house where he saw the entity as a child. After the death of his father, his mother starts to find herself in a strange situation with the supernatural. Colleagues and priests fail to clean the house of its evil, leaving Bob to face the demon and bring back peace into the house. They cannot get rid of the demon and the Baker's move out. The Spencer family buys a historic home in the state of Arkansas. The parents, Mark and Rebecca, are skeptical of the supernatural world but they soon start to experience supernatural occurrences not too long after moving in.
Mark does some research and learns that the house is haunted by a previous resident named LaDell Allen Bonner who committed suicide in the master bedroom in at age The Spencer's remain skeptical of all of this until Rebecca sees the ghost of LaDell standing before her one day. Determined to get answers, Mark calls investigators come and help them. Along the way, he uncovers a shocking truth regarding LaDell's suicide. Chris Gibbons, a Michigan attorney, and his family move into a new home. Not too long after moving in, a ghost makes its presence known and nearly drives Chris insane after repeatedly messing with his dreams whenever he sleeps at night.
With the help of paranormal investigators, priests, psychics and shamans, Chris tries to find a way to protect his family from the evil spirit. The VanLandingham family with six children move into a bigger house in the small town of Wynne, Arkansas. The home is everything the family could have imagined it to be.
However, that feeling soon fades after a supernatural entity physical attacks the daughters Heather and Brianna. The family contacts their pastor and a local paranormal investigator to help them but the entity turns out to be too much for them to bear. The family leaves their dream home, unable to combat the spirit that reclaims the house for itself. In , North Carolina residents Jamie and Aaron move into a new home of their small town and are also the parents of two young children, Mason and Lacey.
Jamie is a stay-at-home-mother while Aaron works late nights as a manager of a local truck company. One morning while Jamie and the kids take a walk through the neighborhood with Jamie's friend Pam, they pass through a small cemetery a few blocks from their home. While Pam decides to look around the cemetery, Mason sees the spirit of a man in a soldier uniform staring at him who had followed them back to their house later on. After Jamie finds Mason communicating with the spirit, who goes by the name of Gabel, at first she thinks it is an imaginary friend until strange occurrences begin to occur in the house.
Soon, Aaron starts to notice these things too and Jamie overhears the spirit of a child laughing in her room while she is sleeping one night, revealing that Gabel was not the only spirit from the cemetery to follow the family back to the house. After more strange events take place, Jamie's friend Pam calls on a team of paranormal experts to keep the family out of harm's way. They rename it "Ryders" after renovating, and while trying to run a happy business together with the help of Lynn's father, ghostly pranks and other supernatural activities occur which affect the staff and customers.
Local psychic and spiritual healer Pam Faith visits the bar and tells Lynn that there is a dangerous demon haunting the bar. Pam rids the demon with prayer. In Social Circle, Georgia , after her husband commits suicide, Cindy Sauer and her daughter Chassity are plagued by an evil entity. Chassity sees her dead father in the backyard and is tormented by a horrible nightmare.
She believes the evil entity influenced her father's death. After several months, Cindy starts dating again and finds that her boyfriend is also interested in the paranormal. On the week of Halloween, the two of them investigate an abandoned house but they are soon driven away by a menacing figure. As they try to make their escape, Cindy is attacked by the demon and enters a state of possession.
After paranormal investigators witness an attack on Cindy, they call in a priest, who performs an exorcism. The demon calls itself "Albin" and refuses to leave Cindy's body. After a series of prayers, the demon leaves temporarily. Cindy believes the ghost of her husband was trying to warn her about the evil entity.
The demon is still trying to enter Cindy's life, who is trying to deal with the problem. Victoria Dane tries to get her life back together again after accidentally having an overdose. She starts to notice unusual events going on in her home in Lafayette, Indiana that she feels it has something to do with the medication she is taking. After moving to New Mexico close to her relatives, the strange events follow her and begin to strike out at her physically.
Aided by a local investigation company, Victoria comes to realize that the supernatural activity she is experiencing was conjured up from her near-death experience after overdosing. The questions remain of how she will be able to close the door to the paranormal world that has come to her attention. Paranormal investigators rid the aggressive ghost from Victoria.
She will still see the other ghosts but it is better than the evil ghost that tormented her.
When Stephanie Winters rejects the advances of a friend, he steals a piece of her hair and threatens to put a spell on her. Soon after, Stephanie and her husband Nicholas are settling into their new home in Manassas, Virginia when they notice strange noises and objects moving on their own. The couple suspects they are living with a poltergeist and attempt to ignore the activity, hoping it will move on. What starts as a few broken dishes quickly escalates when the entity in their home violently scratches Stephanie and tries to choke her.
They realize this is something much darker and turn to a paranormal investigator for help. As the brutal attacks on Stephanie grow more frequent, the investigator seeks out the help of a religious demonologist and the church to rid their lives of the demon bent on destroying Stephanie. Mark Corvo returns to his childhood home, a large Colonial home in Cromwell, Connecticut To earn extra income, he decides to rent the extra rooms to tenants.
Soon, tenants report unusual things happening around the house but Mark rationalizes the mysterious sounds as living in a year old house. Later on, Mark notices a change in one of his favorite tenants, Ashley, and a few weeks later, Ashley has a mental breakdown and leaves the home. During their investigation, they discovered Ashley's dabbling in the dark arts opened a portal to the other side and drew spirits to the location. They also believe Mark is an Empath which is why he is experiencing so much activity. The team gives Mark guidance on how to deal and understand his gift.
While doing repair work on his roof, Marks senses a dark presence behind him. He challenges the entity and is knocked off the roof, which nearly kills him. After recovering from his accident, Mark returns home with a renewed sense of hope. Although Mark will always have a connection with the spiritual world, he knows what will keep the activity at bay. During the renovation of her year-old home near Zieglersville, Pennsylvania , Debbie Guy notices several strange occurrences; lights turn on and off, doors open and close and objects move on their own.
After seeing an apparition of a young girl, Debbie accepts the old house has a ghost and they will have to live with it. But when a teenage boy staying with Debbie dabbles into the occult, the paranormal activity in the house grows darker. A pastor attempts to bless the house; however, the activity continues. Soon after, the teenage boy delves deeper into black magic , ultimately taking a life in a ritual and unleashing forces he cannot control. Family members are tormented, scratched and pushed by an evil entity and Debbie seeks the help of paranormal investigators who will face their toughest case yet.
Soon after, however, it becomes a nightmare. After moving in, the couple begins to experience strange occurrences like mysterious footsteps, doors slamming on their own and unexplained noises. After Edwin witnesses a full-bodied apparition, he can no longer deny that their house is haunted. He reaches out to a series of paranormal investigators in the hopes that they can help. The situation becomes dire when Lillian's personality begins to shift and she becomes distant and depressed, as if being possessed by an evil spirit.
She is physically attacked while sleeping and the couple tries to escape. In , two different entities roam the property of a year-old farmhouse in Franklin, Virginia , terrorizing a family of three living there. One of the entities is a former slave named Joseph who was given the property by his slave master after he was freed, while the other is a demonic spirit. Tiffany McKennan tries to convince her boyfriend, Billy Quattlebaum of the entities she's encountered or sensed in the house, but Billy remains skeptical and doesn't want this kind of talk to influence his daughter, Georgia, who enjoys the house.
Within a few months after moving in, the demonic spirit takes control of Billy and turns him into an angry person. Nine months after moving into the house and with Billy finally believing her, Tiffany finally reaches to paranormal investigator Jackie Tomblin and her team for help to uncover the demonic spirit who inhabits the house. When they investigate it, Jackie makes contact with Joseph and discovers that he has been trying to save Tiffany and her family from the demon by telling them to leave the house.
Her team encounter the angry demon whom Joseph had told Jackie about and attacks them. She tells Tiffany and Billy of their investigations. While relieved that Joseph is a good spirit trying to protect their family, Tiffany and Billy still worry about the demon. Jackie and her team blesses the house and for a while things are peaceful. When the demon attacks them again by killing off the chickens and hurts Georgia, Tiffany and her family moves out of the house for good.
In , the house was sold to another family. In the late s two brothers, Tom and Tim Yancey, encounter a demonic entity in the woods surrounding their home in Lake Worth, Florida. For sometime, they try to ignore their experience of what they labeled as "the shadowman" and get on their summer.
Tim wakes up one night to see the shadowman lurking outside the window. He wakes up on a few occasions to find his brother sleep walking. Their mother, Barbara, eventually suspects the house is haunted and tries, but fails, to call out the entity using a Ouija board. Eventually, an incident lands Tim in the hospital. Years later, Tim becomes a paranormal investigator. After many years of not seeing each other, the brothers finally come together after Tim buys the old house to settle unfinished business and get rid of the demon that haunts it.
In early , Norman and Jennifer Rice purchase a 19th century Victorian house in Garden Grove, Iowa originally owned by a banker and his wife. Jennifer becomes very attached to it and hires a team of contractors to work on the house while Norman is away at work. During the job, one of the workers is pushed off of a ladder and injured.
After he flees the house, Jennifer and her eight-year-old son Andrew overhears the other two workers talking about an incident that happened in the house where a female servant, who ended up pregnant by the banker, had fallen down the stairs after an argument with the banker who then buried her in the basement. Jennifer thinks nothing of it but Andrew goes to investigate and is grabbed by an entity. Over the next several months, many contractors come and go refusing to work on the house anymore due to the rumored history.
Jennifer is left to complete renovations by herself. She holds an open house and meets a old woman who is the great-niece of the banker who built the house. She gives Jennifer a scrapbook of pictures of the banker and his wife and is told to dismiss the rumors about the place. Jennifer learns the couple tried to have children of their own but couldn't.
So the banker had an affair with the maid in the hopes she will get pregnant and give him a child to pass off his and his wife's own. However when the banker's angry wife found out about the affair, he killed the maid to ensure his secret remained safe. Norman encounters the entity one day while investigating the basement. The presence causes him to become angrier and Jennifer is relieved when he leaves on a business trip for several weeks.
It wouldn't be for another two years before the family finally sells and leaves the house. In the summer of , Jennifer Welborn and her boyfriend Jamie move into a million dollar mansion in Pensacola, Florida by the Escambia Bay with Jennifer's two teenage daughters Candace and Lauren.
Two weeks after moving into the house, Jennifer notices the pictures on the walls hanging upside down and soon sees the ghost of a man watching her through the kitchen window one day. She believes the house is haunted but Jamie is unconvinced. Jennifer eventually talks to her daughters about her experience and learns they're going through similar ones and is relieved she isn't going crazy.
Jennifer calls paranormal investigator Toni Tally to take a look through the house. In the backyard, Toni has a vision of slaves hung from the trees. Frightened and angry, Jamie grabs a gun and commands the spirit to show himself, now convinced the house is haunted. Toni comes to the family's aid once again and gets injured in the process. The incident caused her to stop doing house cleansing altogether. Jennifer and Jamie consider moving, but it's not until Lauren later encounters the spirit and is scratched, the family finally escape from the house.
They are the parents of two young children, five-year-old Sarah and one-year-old Chelsea. One morning Amelia hears noises and looks around but finds nothing that is causing it. Days later, the baseboard heater is then mysteriously ripped off the wall in the girls' bedroom causing sparks and smoke. After the firefighters come, one of them tells Amelia that a mother accidentally caused a fire that killed her and her three children a decade earlier.
Sarah then begins talking to "imaginary friends" who quickly scare her, which turn out to be the spirit of the children who were killed. Calvin encounters the entity while he's alone in the house but keeps it to himself. It later returns sucking the life out of Calvin while he's sleeping. After several more incidents, Amelia calls paranormal investigator Rob Phillips who lives in nearby Jonesborough, Tennessee to help them. He and his assistant Kathy Shephard uncover that the house was once a half-way house for male prisoners in the s and a man was shot outside on the porch.
One day, while Calvin and Amelia pack up to leave, the doors and windows slam and shut, trying to trap them. Luckily Calvin and Amelia run out of the house to safety. Note : Sometime later in his life, he gets faced with another task of saving his friend from another severe demonic possession as featured in episode 14 of this season: "Curse of the Mummy". He also helps a Maryland couple, Bill and Amanda Toler, when they're dealing with a haunting themselves whose story is featured in the Season 8 episode: "Demons Never Die".
In the summer of , Chris and Roseann Cupit move into a new home in Greenbrier, Arkansas with their two children, thirteen-year-old Justin and ten-year-old Brittany. During a family prayer, Roseann senses an evil entity. It turns out Roseann has conjured with the supernatural as a child and is being reminded of that feeling. That night, Roseann comes face-to-face with a demon. Brittany soon hears voices that cause her to sing a song that Chris remembers his grandmother singing to him when he was younger.
During another family prayer, Brittany senses an evil presence. She comes face-to-face with the beast one night and goes to sleep with her parents. Justin encounters it in the shower and is given scratch marks on his shoulder. Melissa encounters the demon who frightens her with her biggest fear, spiders. Roseann reveals that when she was young, she and her friends used a Ouija board to contact spirits and conjured up a demon.
Melissa believes that demon attached itself to her and now is starting to cause her trouble since the family got more involved in church. Wesley and Melissa bring in a demonologist Joe Eder to cleanse the house, and he is successfully able to remove the demon forever. In the fall of , Alicia and Scott Cain move into a four-bedroom home in Brookville, Ohio with their three children. The hauntings begin six months later when Alicia hears thumping noises. One afternoon, she finds her six-year-old daughter Marissa talking to an "imaginary friend" named Jacob who has a brother named Steven, both boys wearing sacks over their heads.
She tells Alicia that the boys were caught in a fire and were burned alive. Alicia is convinced the house is haunted and does research of the previous owners and comes across info from that support what Marissa told her. Alicia goes to talk to a neighbor who tells her that someone was murdered there. Alicia obtains an article on the murder and learns that in the s, a man had killed his wife. Paranormal investigators come in to capture voices. They call a priest, Allen Dershem, whom seemingly cleanses the house. Everything is normal until a week later when Alicia finds a blood trail leading to Marissa's room and finds her with a big nose bleed.
The family still continues to live in the house until they are financially able to move. Afterwards, the paranormal investigators hope to come back to perform an exorcism. In , Jesse and Carol Fox and their two children, seventeen-year-old Mary and eight-year-old Wesley, move into a new house in Lowell, Arkansas.
Mary, a high school drop-out, first encounters the spirit while unpacking material. While going on a bike ride, Wesley runs into a boy and a girl who tell him that his house is haunted. Wesley doesn't believe them, but one day while he and his niece Christy investigates the basement, they come across old shoes that move on their own.
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The house has a history of murders and suicides but none of the residents will tell the Foxes about their home. Carol hears thumping noises during many nights and accuses Mary of causing them, causing their relationship to become a conflict. Mary dreams of a pagan sacrifice ritual in her room featuring five people in robes killing a baby. She and Wesley encounter different entities; Mary sees an old man who was killed, and Wesley sees a lizard-skin demon. During a family meeting, Carol reveals she's heard angry voices in the hall. The family reaches out to their minister who is skeptical of them being haunted, but tells them to believe in Jesus for comfort.
Jesse contacts his sister, also named Mary, to help them. She and Mary uncover a pentagram underneath a rug in Mary's room. Aunt Mary senses that the demon is trying to control young Mary. The family pack up and leave the house immediately, though Mary doesn't want to go, growing a significant attachment to the house.
Two years later, the house is demolished and many years after that, the family does research and learns that the rumors of the murders and rituals that have happened are true. In September , Jay Yaple moves his family into a late 18th-century house in Enfield, Connecticut. His wife Elka senses something odd about the house. It is not until seven months later, the hauntings begin to happen. Jay and Elka hear scratching notices in the walls; Jay suspecting it's neighborhood kids but can't see anyone near the house.
Several nights later, the couple wakes up to hear a static noise in their baby monitors and a female voice suddenly comes out saying "You all are going to die". Their twin girls begin communicating with an "imaginary friend" who they call Casey. After more incidents, Jay does research at the town hall and comes across a long history of murders, suicides and accidental deaths that have occurred in the house.
He first invites a non-profit group of paranormal investigators to help them. One of them gets possessed and another is thrown against a wall. Later on, Jay wakes up to find "Casey" sucking the life out of him which then turns into an animal-like creature. Jay eventually calls a bishop who successfully cleanses the house, returning it to a peaceful state. The demon however returns, but the Yaple's are stuck in the house until they can sell it. No paranormal activity occurred until Ms.
Jones's estranged mother arrived and told them their house was haunted by a young girl and her killer. After the mother left, paranormal activity began occurring on a regular basis. Researchers surmised that the house was haunted by a young girl and her killer who presumably committed suicide. In the end, Stephen calls paranormal investigators who are able to help cross the spirits over into the afterlife.
Afterwards, Taylor ceased all contact with her mother, believing that her delving into the occult is what led to the paranormal activity. In the spring of , a mother and son battle a vicious demon who inhabits an ancient artifact. Anita and Chris Intenzo are haunted by a demonic entity allegedly attached to a Peruvian artifact belonging to Anita's late friend Paul who was an archaeologist. The artifact was stolen from a grave, possibly from the Nazca culture. When the artifact is brought into their home on Stanton Drive in Havertown, Pennsylvania , intense paranormal activity begins.
The house was built in the s on top of the foundation of a Victorian farmhouse where John Stanton murdered his wife and burned her body. The house was blessed though minor activity continues to this day. In the small town of Bagley, Iowa , a family of four: Craig and Kimberly Atkins and their two young daughters, move into a farmhouse in It was originally owned by Craig's grandmother Linda who sells it to them at a low price after her husband dies. A few days later, the couple's four year old daughter Cheylin has made a new "imaginary" friend named Jacob.
Kimberly notices this and gets suspicious when her daughter describes him in great detail. She and Craig wake up that night to see what they believed was an intruder in the house. The guy runs off and is nowhere to be found. Craig changes all of the locks. One day, the girls' room is destroyed. Kimberly feels that the man she's seen in the house was a ghost. While Craig and Kimberly were in the kitchen, a pan moves by itself and flies across the room nearly hitting Cheylin when she walks in.
Craig and Kimberly go to a library to pull up records on the property and learn from an elderly woman that a chemical plant once stood where the house is and unfortunately burned down and no one knew how it started. Three men lost their lives there and one of the workers who died was named Jacob. After a funeral attempt and house cleansing to put Jacob at peace fails, the family finally leaves the house.
In March , fourteen-year-old Caleb Weaver becomes the target of a spiritual creature guarding a mummy he encounters during a school field trip to a science museum. For years afterwards he is terrorized by this creature until he finally leaves his home after graduating high school. He is able to gain a peaceful life and moves to Maryland, later working as a security guard. He gains a girlfriend named Laura and also makes friends with none other than John Drenner Jr. In , he returns home to visit his parents for the first time in years.
The creature which Caleb manages to identify as Sobek , returns and this time possesses Caleb and changes his whole personality which concerns John and Laura when he returns to Maryland. When John is unsuccessful in removing the entity from Caleb, he calls in his mentor Billy Bean to help him by performing an exorcism.