We all know about the real-life couple whose experiences of paranormal investigation, were the basis for the movies Conjuring 1 and 2 and Annabelle. In fact, the real Annabelle is kept to this day in Lorraine’s house. Ed passed away a few years back, but Lorraine still lives in Connecticut to testify their encounters with ghosts and spirits. Halloween Alley® went around and did some digging to find five other real-life ghostbusters who have psychic abilities and stories that will make you scared to sleep alone tonight.
1. ‘They conducted an exorcism on me’ — Michelle Mckay, Collingwood, Ontario
Also popular as “Canada’s paranormal girl,” paranormal and unearthly sightings run in her family. Her great Uncle was a famous UFOlogist and her grandmother was a tea-leaf reading psychic. She shares a story from a few years ago when she was haunted by figures in black robes and they wouldn’t leave her, even after the church performed exorcism on her. The priest ended up losing his life immediately after. That’s when she knew she had to deal with these experiences on her own and she managed to get rid of them with her own psychic abilities. She works today as a paranormal investigator and UFO researcher and is also a popular TV host. Her latest mentions have been of ghost sightings in Calgary, Alberta and Surrey, British Columbia.
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2. ‘We all got quiet and listened, as we could all hear the footsteps.’ — Jason Stroming, Laura Pennace, James Bricks and Stacey Conway of The New York Paranormal Society (NYPS)
Though this group was formed in 2010, they have been working on paranormal investigations since well before that. They are often called at to find answers to abnormal noises or sightings of apparitions or even the feeling of being watched by people in New York. Their website shows documented cases of their visits to local places reported to be haunted but it is not known if their accounts are genuine or not.
3. ‘I am the devil and I’m going to slit your throat’ — Mark and Debby Constantino, Reno, Nevada
This couple is famous for being a part of the popular TV Show, Ghost Adventures. They were practicing paranormal investigators in the USA. It is reported that they had a history of domestic problems, and Debby had recently filed for a protective order against her estranged husband. What seems like a revenge murder could also be an ugly paranormal end. One can never be so sure of what you are meddling with.
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4. Dutch police authorities contacted him in cases involving missing persons, or murder — Gerard Croiset, Laren, North Holland (1980)
Though this story is old and looks like a case of hits and misses, the psychic community claims that readings can never be 100% accurate because they have to be interpreted well to be verified. Gerard Croiset had to his credit dozens of cases in which he used his uncanny psychic ability to find a missing person or the dead body of a missing person, especially in cases which had been declared unsolvable by the normal investigators. After being shown a picture of a missing girl, Miwa Kikuchi, Croiset stated that she was dead “on the surface of a lake near her home and near a quay for boats near a yellow protruding structure”. The girl’s body was later recovered “floating in the reservoir near a quay for rowing boats and a water supply tower, which was painted yellow.”
5. ‘I feel and sense the energy of the spirits around me’ — Chip Coffey, Atlanta, Georgia
As a kid, Chip could tell if the phone was about to ring and who was calling. As Chip Coffey grew up, his psychic readings only got better and more accurate. He has helped hundreds of people contact their loved ones who have crossed over. He says he does not regularly see dead people but doesn’t deny never seeing them. Even today, you can book a reading with him and ask him to reach someone you lost. His claims of being able to speak with the dead have met with some skepticism, but there are many others who stand by his readings.
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