A terrified Houston woman believes some ghostly forces are at work in her home. In fact, the owner, Angela Rhodes, is so scared that she refuses to live in the house and won't enter it alone -- even in the daytime. That's why she recently called in paranormal investigators to address the issue.
Rhodes, who inherited the home from her parents, told KHOU-TV that she can't shake the creepy feeling she gets when she's inside.
"It's an odd feeling. If I come in here I can be doing something and it's like something just following me," Rhodes explained.
But that's not all. Strange sounds and sights are regularly observed. Rhodes said her sister heard children running in the hallway when she lived there. The homeowner also said that she has seen flames in the bathroom and that a force is constantly trying to get her to look at a window in the den -- an act she avoids.
And that's not all. The current family living in the home (Rhodes has allowed some family friends to live there) claims that a tea cup mysteriously flew from the microwave to the sink and that a window screen came off on its own and hit one of the residents in the arm. The family finally fled the house and called Rhodes to report the creepy happenings.
Rather than ignore the situation, she decided to take action, calling upon paranormal investigators John O'Dell and Yvonne Tallman to explore. O'Dell is with The Other Side Paranormal Investigators and Tallman works with the Pasadena Ghost Research Society and neither charge for their services.
An image of an apparition that was allegedly found in the home (Photo Credit: KHOU-TV)
The investigators, who spent three hours in the home, apparently recorded their experience -- and they came up with some creepy audio finds. KHOU-TV has more:
On one audio recording Tallman asks, "Is Angela's mother here?"
A female voice whispers “yes."
Rhodes said she recognized the voice.
"I really did when she first played it. Sounded like my mother. Her name is Margaret. We call her Cookie," Rhodes said.
Her mother died in the house 14 years ago.
A male voice was also heard on the tape, along with someone pulling down the attic stairs. Additionally, an apparition was photographed in the home's hallway (see the above image).
While Rhodes has had the house blessed more than once, she still feels unsettled. The family friends, though, have returned and feel better about the situation.
Rhodes' story, whether or not its actually true, comes as "The Conjuring," a film about a haunted home in Rhode Island that is said to also be based on a true story, continues to achieve box office success. We recently spoke with Andrea Perron, one of the home's former residents.
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