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The real-life exorcism of Ronald Hunkeler – the true story that inspired The Exorcist

// October 2nd, 2016 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

Alexian Brothers Hospital in St. Louis were some of the exorcisms took place

Subject of a demonic possession, the events surrounding Ronald Hunkeler’s exorcism were carefully documented by attending priest Raymond Bishop. Decades later, the terrifying real-life events were portrayed in the book and subsequent blockbuster movie, The Exorcist.

The Ammons family demonic possession and exorcism – home described as “portal to hell”

// February 2nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

The Ammons Family Home - site of the demonic possessions

The demonic haunting and possession of the Latoya Ammons and her family will go down in history as one of the best documented and most widely witnessed demonic possession in history. With over 800 pages of official documentation and dozens of first-person accounts from reliable eyewitnesses including police officers, a police captain, Department of Child […]

Real-life “Chucky” doll – 104-year-old Robert the Doll, possessed by evil spirits, terrorizes families and curses anyone who takes its picture

// October 29th, 2013 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

Eugene Otto

It has long been rumored that Chucky, the evil serial killer doll in the movie Child’s Play, was based in part on a real-life, 104-year-old doll known as Robert the Doll. The pint-sized chunk of straw-stuffed clothing and cloth was alleged to be possessed by evil spirits that terrorized every family that was unfortunate enough […]

History of the Perron family and the Harrisville Haunting (true story behind the movie The Conjuring)

// July 21st, 2013 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts


During their decades-long careers, Ed and Lorraine Warren investigated over 4,000 hauntings, including the well-known Amityville Haunting where they were the first psychic investigators to step onto the scene. The 2013 film, The Conjuring, was based on their terrifying investigation of the Perron family and their haunted farmhouse in Harrisville, Rhode Island. Known variously as […]

Athens Mental Hospital

// December 27th, 2012 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

The haunted Athens Mental Health Center, also known as The Ridge, is located on a hill across from the flowing Hocking River in Ohio. It opened in January 9, 1874 on land purchased from a local farmer named Coates. In recent years, the State Hospital campus also known as ‘The Ridges”, has been absorbed into […]

The Bakersfield Lyons Haunting

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

After Mrs. Meg Lyons died suddenly in her Bakersfield, California house, it had remained untouched when Mrs. Frances Freeborn moved in during the month of November, 1981. Every piece of Mrs. Lyons’ furniture was just as she left it. Her clothes still filled the closets and dressers. Eager to make the house her own, Mrs. […]

The Bell Witch

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

The Bell Witch or Bell Witch Haunting is a poltergeist legend from Southern United States folklore, involving the Bell family of Adams, Tennessee. The legend is the basis of the films An American Haunting (2006) and The Bell Witch Haunting (2004), and may have influenced the production of The Blair Witch Project (1999).

The Berini Haunting in New England

// December 26th, 2012 // 1 Comment » // Violent Ghosts

In one of the most terrifying cases of recent times, a New England family was surprised, disturbed and ultimately horrified by a series of apparitions that seemed to have one objective – to drive them from their home. The strange, horrifying events that took place in a New England home in the late 1970s and […]

The Brown Lady

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

Raynham Hall in England is a splendid home in Norfolk. Inhabited by Townshend family for over 300 years, the hall gives its name to the area, known as the Raynhams. It also gave us one of the most famous and well-regarded ghost photographs ever taken.

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel – real life exorcism goes wrong

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was “possessed by demons” and subsequently underwent an exorcism. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep.

The Proctor Haunting (or the Haunting of Willington (Katy) Mill)

// December 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Violent Ghosts

The Haunted Mill, Willington

It was the autumn of 1834 when the Proctors, a Quaker family, began to notice disturbances in their house near Tyneside in northern England. Every member of the family complained of hearing footsteps and whistling that could not be accounted for. The sound of a clock being wound could not be explained. Over a six-year […]