Video:Profile of the Addison Hauntingwith Thea Lewis
The Addison Haunting is an example of how ghosts are different than poltergeist. Watch this paranormal video from About.com to learn more about poltergeist behavior and how their spirits disturbed Addison, Alabama.See Transcript
Transcript:Profile of the Addison Haunting
We're used to stories of spooky old houses. But what's up with a haunting in a brand new building? Hello. I'm Thea Lewis of Queen City Ghostwalk for About.com, and today I'm going to tell you about a haunting in Addison, Alabama.
Disturbing Ghost Activity in Addison
The story begins simply enough. Sherry and her husband had saved for years to build their dream house, when finally in 1995 their dreams became a reality. Soon after the family moved in, however, their dream became a nightmare. There were full body apparitions, poltergeist activity and disturbingly enough, a demonic entity that seemed focused on Sherry's young daughter. The disruption to Sherry's family's lives was so overwhelming that she called in a priest and his wife to come in and try to quell the spirit activity. It worked for awhile, but soon it was business as usual.
Poltergeists Behave Differently
So why haunt a new house? Or could it be true that whatever was in Sherry's place was haunting the people in the house? Decades of research have shown that poltergeists attach themselves to people and they're particularly fond of young children -- especially girls. There's no way of knowing whether these spirits are focused on the people or the place. But since Sherry's family has no intention of moving, we may never find out.
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