By Lauren Linhard – email@example.com – @LinhardReports
Everyone knows the saying about respecting history because it shapes the future. Well, sometimes, it’s possible that history might also get stuck in the future in the form of ghosts or spirits or unexplained totally freaky experiences.
Now, whether or not you believe in what goes bump in the night, it’s hard to resist a good ghost story. It’s even harder to turn a deaf ear when it involves a haunted house right in your own town.
So, for those of you who love tales of the spooky and supernatural, get excited for Hanover’s episode of “Dead Files” airing at 10 p.m. this Saturday.
Titled “Assaulted – Hanover, Pa,” the episode investigates the Maple Avenue home of Deanna and Tom Simpson. The 30-minute feature involves an in-depth investigation as well as a spiritual walk through of the property, revealing a number of tragic deaths and five violent spirits.
Not quite convinced this viewing party is for you? Maybe Deanna Simpson’s story of life in a haunted house will pique your interest:
It began with terrifying dreams, Deanna said, of two men standing over her, then one night she opened her eyes and they were standing right next to the bed. Since then, not a single day has gone by where Tom and Deanna haven’t experienced a ghostly encounter.
“It’s beyond anyone’s belief, it’s horrible,” Deanna said. “It started with small things like the sound of footsteps, doors closing on their own and crying or sobbing coming from empty rooms. I was desperate to calm the house down and kept asking God to heal this home.”
Even with the help of a local preacher, a reiki master and paranormal investigators, things only continued to get worse. Footprints have been burnt into the hardwood floor and the Simpsons have woken up with scratches and bruises.
Possibly most terrifying of all was the time Deanna was washing her face and looked into the mirror, only to see the reflection of a dead child lying on the ground.
“She had sandy blond hair, really curly, and dark eyes and lips,” Deanna said. “And there was blood all over her and the front of the dress.”
Not sure what to do, Tom and Deanna turned to Amy Allan and Steve DiSchiavi of the Travel Channel’s “Dead Files.”