Vessels of Concealment PT5
The group was a bit larger this time.
Campbell, Ammons, Austin and the two other police officers from the initial visit went back to the Carolina Street home on the afternoon of May 10, 2012. The police officers visited after work hours.
They were joined by Maginot, two Lake County officers with a police dog and DCS family case manager Samantha Ilic.
Ilic, who was there in an official capacity, told The Star she volunteered to go in Washington’s place because Washington didn’t want to go back to the house.
A county officer took his police dog around the home, but the dog didn’t show interest in any particular area, according to Lake County police records. Everyone else headed into the basement.
Ilic touched some strange liquid she saw dripping in the basement, and said it felt slippery yet sticky between her fingers.
Maginot told police he wanted to check the dirt under the stairs for a pentagram or personal objects that might have been cursed. He said a pentagram might indicate a demonic presence and possible portal to hell, according to a Lake County police report.
Or if someone had died in the house and was buried under the stairs, it could explain paranormal activity, Maginot added.
One of the police officers dug a 4-foot by 3-foot hole beneath the stairs, unearthing a pink press-on fingernail, a white pair of panties, a political shirt pin, a lid for a small cooking pan, socks with the bottoms cut off below the ankles, candy wrappers and a heavy metal object that looked like a weight for a drapery cord, police records state.
Finding nothing else, the officer replaced the dirt and raked over it.
Maginot blessed some salt, which he said is a barrier to evil, and spread it under the stairs and throughout the basement.
Ilic said she was later standing in the living room with the rest of the group when her left pinky finger started to tingle and whiten. She complained it felt broken.
Less than 10 minutes later, Ilic said she felt as if she was having a panic attack. She couldn’t breathe, so she walked outside to wait for the group.
When the priest started questioning Ammons inside the house, she complained of a headache and shoulder pain, according to police records. She joined Ilic outside.
Austin said he left the house at nightfall. Austin — who has been shot at and has investigated murders, rapes and armed robberies during his more than three decades on the force — said he wasn’t staying in the house past dark.
The other officers continued to walk through the home. On the main floor, they noticed an oil-like substance dripping from venetian blinds in a bedroom but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, police records state.
To make sure Campbell or Ammons hadn’t poured oil on the blinds, two of the officers used paper towels to clean it off. The officers sealed the room for 25 minutes and stood nearby so no one could walk in.
When they went back in, the oil had reappeared, according to police records.
Maginot told police the liquid was a manifestation of a paranormal or demonic presence.
He wrote a report detailing his findings and asked Bishop Dale Melczek’s permission to perform an exorcism on Ammons.
Maginot said Melczek had never authorized an exorcism in 21 years as bishop of the Diocese of Gary.
Debbie Bosak, director of communications for the diocese, said she cannot comment on whether Melczek has ever approved an exorcism for confidentiality reasons. In general, she said, such an action would require a bishop’s approval.
Melczek initially denied Maginot’s request to do a church-sanctioned exorcism, Maginot said. The bishop told Maginot to contact other priests who have performed exorcisms.
Maginot said he needed other priests to give him the ritual for a minor exorcism, which does not require church approval. The priests he consulted told him to look it up on the Internet.
He said he did an “intense blessing” on the Carolina Street home to expel bad spirits.
That same day, Maginot performed a minor exorcism on Ammons. The ritual consisted of prayers, statements and appeals to cast out demons.
Two police officers and Ilic, the DCS family case manager, attended the ritual.
Ilic said she left believing that something was going on, although she wouldn’t go as far as saying it was demonic. She said she got chills during the nearly two-hour rite.
“We felt like someone was in the room with you, someone breathing down your neck.”
Ilic said she had a string of medical problems after visiting the home. A week after she visited the house for the last time, Ilic said she got third-degree burns from a motorcycle. Within 30 days, she also broke three ribs Jet Skiing, broke a hand when she hit a table, then broke an ankle running in flip-flops.
“I had friends who wouldn’t talk to me because they believed that something had attached itself to me,” Ilic said. Her joking response: “I’m already evil. They try to find something that’s not evil and corrupt it. They wouldn’t waste their time on me.”
After the minor ritual, Maginot told Ammons to look up the names of demons that were tormenting her. Each demon has a name and personality, Maginot said.
A name has power, the priest added, and he planned to use those names to fight the demons during the exorcisms.
Ammons said she and a friend looked up the demons’ names online by searching for demons that represented the problems the family had been having. The computer kept shutting down. She said she felt sick, lightheaded.
But she said they found names that fit.
One such name was Beelzebub, lord of the flies, Ammons said. She said they also found names of demons that torture and hurt kids, which she felt explained what happened in the Carolina Street house.
Ammons said other high-ranking demons also were assigned to her, including lieutenants and sergeants.
After the minor rite, Maginot said Bishop Melczek gave him permission to exorcise Ammons. The ritual is the same as the minor exorcism but more powerful because it has the backing of the Catholic Church, Maginot said.
Maginot ultimately performed three major exorcisms on Ammons – two in English, and the last one in Latin – in June 2012 at his Merrillville church.
During each, Maginot said, he praised God and condemned the devil.
He pressed a crucifix against Ammons’ head as he spoke.
I cast you out, unclean spirit,
along with every Satanic power of the enemy,
every spectre from hell,
and all your fell companions;
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Maginot said his voice continued to get louder and more forceful until the demon weakened. He said he could tell how strong the demon was by how much Ammons convulsed.
Two police officers, who had kept in touch with Maginot since the home investigation, stood nearby in case Ammons needed to be restrained.
Ammons said she prayed with Maginot until it became too painful.
She said she felt as if something inside her was trying to hold on and inflict pain at the same time. She said it was different from a natural pain but felt as intense as giving birth.
“I was hurting all over from the inside out,” she remembered. “I’m trying to do my best and be strong.”
Eventually, Maginot said, Ammons fell asleep. She said that was the demon’s way of lessening the ritual’s effect.
In between the second and third exorcisms, Maginot said he went on a retreat. A woman who assisted Maginot with some of the exorcisms helped set up a backup plan in case Ammons had problems while Maginot was gone.
The woman wrote a long demon name — Maginot said he can’t remember which one it was — on a piece of paper and tucked it in an envelope, then she surrounded it with blessed salt.
If Ammons had problems, the woman would burn the envelope, Maginot said.
By this time, Ammons and her mother had moved to Indianapolis, but they drove back for the exorcisms and court hearings, as her children were still in DCS’ care.
Maginot said he blessed the family’s new home to prevent more problems.
But Ammons called while Maginot was on his retreat, complaining of bad dreams, so the woman burned the envelope. She saved the ashes to burn later in a church bonfire.
After that, Ammons said, her nightmares ended.
In the final exorcism at the end of June 2012, Maginot said he prayed and berated the demons in Latin, rather than English.
Police officers did not attend, so Maginot said his brother stood guard. Maginot said Ammons convulsed while he condemned the demons but did not convulse during prayer.
When she fell asleep, he said words of thanksgiving.
It would be the last time Ammons saw Maginot. She and her mother drove back to Indianapolis, where they say they now live without fear.
Ammons’ old home on Carolina Street became an object of local curiosity — so much so that the owner and landlord, Charles Reed, called the Gary Police Department to ask officers to stop driving by the house because it was scaring his new tenant.
He said there were no problems in the home before or after Ammons and her family lived there.
“I thought I heard it all,” said Reed, who’s been a landlord for 33 years. “This was a new one to me. My belief system has a hard time jumping over that bridge.”
When told of the Catholic Church’s involvement in the situation, however, Reed said that made him “less skeptical.”
Ammons regained custody of her three children in November 2012, about six months after they’d been removed. DCS continued to check in on the children and make sure they were going to school until the case was closed last February.
Ammons called her children’s return the happiest day of her life.
She said they screamed and jumped up and down when she picked them up from the DCS office in Gary.
“It was just awesome,” Ammons said. “I hadn’t been that happy in God knows how long.”
The children said they felt safe after they left the house on Carolina Street, the family said. The three left their demonic voices and complaints behind them.
“No demonic presences or spirits in the home,” DCS family case manager Christina Olejnik wrote in team meeting notes dated Jan. 10, 2013. She did not return calls from The Star seeking comment.
“The family is no longer fixated solely on religion to explain or cope with the children’s behavior issues,” Olejnik and her supervisor wrote in a request for dismissal of wardship dated Jan. 24, 2013.
For her part, Ammons said it was not the psychologists who resolved her problems but God.
“When you hear something like this,” she said, “don’t assume it’s not real because I’ve lived it. I know it’s real.”
Several professionals concluded that the youngest son would act coherent and logical during conversations, until the mention of demons and then he would act “bizarre and fragmented”.
Latoya even went so far as to take her family to her brother’s home, “But the entity seemed to follow them there”.
The state actually pulled the children from the home and Latoya was allowed supervised visitation rights, and after six months the children were returned to her.
A priest named Michael L. Maginot, with the permission of the church performed several exorcisms in the home. He reported flickering lights, appearing of oil, along with a litany of other phenomena. For instance, a bottle “levitated”, then wobbled before being thrown into Latoya’s bedroom where it broke a lamp.
Maginot contracted with Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures to produce a documentary on the case. He also signed a contract with Evergreen Media Holdings—whose chairman, Tony DeRosa-Grund, produced the horror movie The Conjuring.
Many of the events are detailed in nearly 800 pages of official records obtained by The Indianapolis Star and recounted in more than a dozen interviews with police, DCS personnel, psychologists, family members and a Catholic priest.
Listen spine-tingling VOICE of a ‘demon’ recorded by POLICE chief in haunted Indiana house
The home was eventually purchased by Zak Bagans, the executive producer and host of “Ghost Adventures”. Bagans purchased the house on January 29 and paid only $35,000 for the home.
Next, Zak begins to film a documentary about the house called, “Demon House”…and began filming in January 2015. Production came to a halt when his crew was spooked, and Zak said, according to a post on his Twitter page, the house became unsafe for his crew and he had to call a priest to come exorcise the house.
If that wasn’t enough…
He asked the former residents to return to the home and demonic activity surfaced with one of the females speaking in tongues and exhibiting signs of possession.
This is when Nick must have had the incident and was ‘fired’. He has since moved on to Destination America’s program called Paranormal Lockdown.
According to Zak: “There are things in this world that we will never fully understand. We want answers.”
IM: I read you bought the house the day you heard about the exorcism.
It was hard to get through to anybody at first. All these reporters were calling, and Hollywood was trying to secure the movie rights. The chances of me buying the house over the phone that day …
IM: You think that was part of the demon’s plan?
I do. Before this story hit the media [The Indianapolis Star broke the news], I had a dream about a 12-foot-tall goat-man creature. Smoke comes out of his mouth and into mine. I wake up, and I can feel his smoke in my lungs. Once I buy this house, I get a text from this psychic who has sensed a lot about me in the past. He had seen visions of this demon with horns turned backward and centaurian feet. Creeped the hell out of me.
IM: What happened during filming?
A camera operator begins vomiting during a shoot. At the hotel, he vomits blood and is screaming at the top of his lungs, trying to fight a “goat-man” in the elevator.
IM: Why is there a goat-man demon in Gary, Indiana?
Demons like to make their nests where there’s lots of violence and people are vulnerable. You know how many abandoned churches there are in Gary? You can’t find a better breeding ground for demonic possession.
IM: What will you do with the house?
I don’t know yet. It won’t be open to the public, and I don’t want anyone else to live there. I fear for my own safety in that house. The problem is that once I get in there, I start feeling like I don’t want to leave.
We’ve been keeping a very close eye on production of Zak Bagans’ new film, The Demon House, which tells the tale of his in-depth investigation of The Ammons House; and right now we have the latest on it for you!
“We are in the last month of post-production,” Bagans tells us. “The Demon House project has given me more knowledge about the dark forces that exist out there than anything I’ve ever investigated before. With ‘Ghost Adventures’ we commonly take four days to do an investigation. With this I’ve been able to take two years. Seeing how many people have been affected by the house… people from all walks of life… it’s really enabled me to study how these demons work. It’s a lot different than most people perceive. The aspect of intelligence that these demons exhibit… they work in ways that we cannot comprehend. There are limits pertaining to how much you can study something that is more advanced than we are. It’s been so hard for me to get to the point of ending this film.”
Zak continues, “It’s a big challenge for me to come to terms with the fact that the final month of production on this project is here. The hardest thing for me is to say, ‘Okay, we have to stop filming now’ because I don’t want to. I really want to keep filming this house for a long time, but it’s dangerous. Like I said, it has affected people who have the highest level of knowledge that you possibly could have of the paranormal. People who are widely recognized worldwide as being at the top of their field, whether it be demonology, parapsychology, or psychophysiology. This makes me recognize that there are limits to how much further I should keep going on this case. The house keeps drawing me back there, but when I am there, I am not me. A lot of people who have been there have told me that they felt the same way.”
He concludes, “Still, the final month of production is here; we hope to be done with the film in December, and we’ll be releasing it in 2016.”
Demon house Demolished
As of February 2, 2016…Zak purportedly had the demon house destroyed.
“Something was inside that house that had the ability to do things that I have never seen before — things that others carrying the highest forms of credibility couldn’t explain either,” he told IndyStar via email. “There was something there that was very dark yet highly intelligent and powerful.”
“One of my production crew quit on the spot when we heard what the girl was doing when she was possessed.”
Bagans told IndyStar his reason for destroying the home will be presented in the documentary.
Zak Bagans is developing a new television show called “Vampire Adventures” that will follow the lives of real-life vampires. The show will be hosted by vampire Father Sebastiaan.
You see? Darkness attract dark.
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
We’re on a mission from God.
The FORCE awakens. They’re heeere! “The horror…..the horror.”
“I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I’m all out of bubblegum.”
Houston, We have a problem!
It’s alive! It’s alive! IT’S ALIVE!!!
Okay, now that’s I’ve got your attention…
I will begin with places which have attachments.
10 Most Haunted Objects in the World
Now, the vessel becomes us!
Of course, this is just a SMALL fraction of the amount of videos pertaining to this. The fact is…we have a serious problem and there’s only One Solution. We are vessels, either we possess our body or something else will. It’s no secret that this world is wicked and without GOD, there is no hope.
I pity the fool!
I pity the fool who doesn’t believe. The time is come. Not making a choice is a choice.
THE POWER OF CHRIST COMPELS YOU!!
Resistance is futile.
Dear GOD in heaven, I come to you in the Name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.
I take You, Jesus Christ as my Savior and accept that it’s not just a prayer gives me salvation but placing GOD first in my life from this day forward.
Please take away any connections to the darkness and allow Your angels to place a hedge of protection around me and my family.
I ask this in the Precious Name of Jesus Christ. Amen