Archive for April, 2009

Haunted Doll Museum

I normally don’t watch Paranormal State anymore, but I learned that it featured an episode involving a former haunted doll museum.  It wasn’t that great and I wished they would have shown more of those old dolls and provided us with more history.  Not too many old dolls featured, either, but, I did manage to see a freaky looking old Kewpie doll.

So back to the story, a woman and her child were living alone in this old home that an old lady that had this doll museum.  I wish Discovery A Haunting would feature this story on their show.  Their re-enactments are beyond scary and entertaining! 

First of all let me say how much I enjoy listening to Coast To Coast, George Noory is an amazing person and he does such a terrific job. ” Tuesday Recap – John Zaffis and his guest, Carmen Reed told her story about living in a haunted former funeral parlor. ” I was so pleased to hear A Haunting Connecticut featured on the show last night!  Carmen Reed, the mother in the story, was interviewed.  Along with John Zaffis, who actually worked on the case.  His character in the movie was the priest, but he is not.  The classic Hollywood Horror distortion lol!  I am going to download the podcast because I was working and missed it.  For a copy of the show, please sign up and download hour 3 of the show.

I knew this story was based on TRUE events!  So many non believers have to spread their ignorance because they are so naive and can’t even fathom that there is something more than this world.  George Noory said that it’s energy, and let me add to that ENERGY NEVER DIES!  Both Carmen Reed and John Zaffis said that both the movie and the documentary was very accurate; however, due to time restraints neither was able to provide all the facts.  The same goes for the book In A Dark Place by Ray Garton. Carmon stated that she paid $750 a month for the 5 bedroom home back in the 80s and she gained more than lodging… she stated that she now knows that there is something else and would never live in another funeral home again.


Coast To Coast A Haunting Recap

Haunting in Connecticut

Paranormal investigator & demonologist John Zaffis and his guest, Carmen Reed (third hour) told her story about living in a haunted former funeral parlor, and the disturbing details of what her family endured. The events, which took place over a two-year period beginning in the late 1980s were depicted in the TV documentary A Haunting in Connecticut (2002), and the just released Hollywood film The Haunting in Connecticut.

The documentary was very accurate, though the new film hits on things that weren’t in the earlier project said Zaffis. Though Reed didn’t accept the idea that the house was haunted initially, her son (who was undergoing cancer treatments) immediately started seeing entities, including one that had completely blackened eyes. Zaffis said he spent over 9 weeks staying at the Reed’s home, and one night saw Carmen slammed into the floor. In his own terrifying incident, which took place on the staircase, he watched a transparent form taking shape that was accompanied by a foul odor. Zaffis heard a sound like “the fluttering of wings” and a voice that said “Do you know what they did to us?”

Reed said the entities used different effects to frighten them, including growling sounds and making the mattresses appear to breathe. While in a trance-like state that lasted 8 hours, she had a wrenching encounter with tormented spirits, where she felt their extreme negative emotions as they moved through her. For more on the case, including photos, see this recap from 6/7/06. Zaffis also talked about his work with well known exorcists such as the late Malachi Martin, Bishop McKenna, and Father Fortea of Spain.

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‘Haunting’ Movie Site

Check out the official website for the new film The Haunting in Connecticut, which is based on events Carmen Reed and her family experienced while living in a former funeral home. The site features trailers, ‘haunted e-cards,’ and a special blog called Questions for the Dead.


You may have seen the documentary, but you haven’t heard the whole story.

My name is Carmen Reed; I am the mom that lived in that haunted funeral home. I have tried for many years to walk away from this story and return to a “Normal” life. Over the years I was found several times and the story took on new life.It took New Dominion many months to talk me into doing the story. They told me that they would treat it with respect and they wouldn’t make it hokey or unbelievable. I have to admit, I was pleased with the way they handled it. Time constraints made it impossible to put everything in the documentary.
There is a movie, “The Haunting in Connecticut”, in development now with, “Gold Circle Films and Lionsgate”. I believe it will bring a new understanding of what went on in the house.I am now writing a book, “Demons in the Dark” with John Zaffis, the chief researcher in my home, and the always honorable Chip Coffey. The book will deal with the subject in its entirety, however, I still needed a venue where others could come to ask questions and get spiritual advice. I never want anyone to feel alone in their journey with the supernatural or other trials in their life, when I can help because of my intuition and by what I have learned.When someone contacted me, I would agonize over doing the right thing for my children. I also felt a responsibility to the story, and I felt it needed to be told.When my family moved into that house, I had no knowledge or even a vocabulary to describe what was happening. Which made the responsibility direr in my opinion?I know when the story broke in Connecticut, my children were hurt and insulted by others. I had this naive belief that the media was there to help people. I never for a minute, thought they would do anything to jeopardize my children’s safety. If I had it to do over again, I would never have gone public. I work with others now, I never recommend it.

I have decided that since the story would not leave me alone, it must be kismet. I now tell the story to anyone that will sit still long enough to hear it.

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