Latoya Ammons’ terrifying claim that her children were demonically possessed inside their Indiana rental house is being met with mixed reactions. But new audio released from a police investigation is truly chilling.
While authorities were recording inside the home’s basement, they reportedly picked up something hair-raising and unexpected — a voice that clearly whispered, “Hey.”
According to The Daily Mail, none of the officers uttered the word while they were touring the home in spring of 2012. Gary police captain Charles Austin, 62, was so stirred by the experience that he’s speaking out, proclaiming that that the basement is “a portal to hell.”
“Everyone of us who was there that day in the basement and who saw what we saw, went through what we went through after … we all think the same, we all call it the same. That bit of dirt is a portal to hell,” he told Daily Mail.
Austin is convinced the voice on the audio wasn’t human.
Listen to the police recording below:
But that small snippet of audio reportedly wasn’t Austin’s only creepy experience. Some of the pictures he took on his phone while inside the house later disappeared — but before they did, Austin said there were shadowy figures in the photos that weren’t in the room when he took the pictures.
As he was looking through the images on his iPhone after leaving the home, something equally terrifying reportedly happened: A voice appeared on his police car’s AM/FM radio and proclaimed, “You outta here!” amid the static.
“I’m thinking something is seriously wrong here,” Austin told Daily Mail.
As TheBlaze previously reported, investigations of the home began after Ammons said all three of her children showed signs of being possessed, including “evil” smiles and strangely deep voices.
These details were first reported by the Indianapolis Star. The mother also said she witnessed her 12-year-old daughter levitating in the home.
In one of the more terrifying details to emerge, a family case manager who met with the mother and children reported seeing one of Ammons’ sons sport a “weird grin” before walking backward up a wall to the ceiling.
The home was “exorcized” by a Catholic priest in a number of ceremonies that were reportedly authorized by the Diocese of Gary.
You can read our previous story for more details.
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