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
The Rev. Michael Maginot was leading Bible study in his living room the morning of April 20, 2012, when he received a call from a hospital chaplain.
Maginot had been the priest at St. Stephen, Martyr Parish, in Merrillville for more than 10 years but had never received a request like this one — the chaplain asked him to perform an exorcism on Ammons’ 9-year-old son.
Maginot agreed to interview the family after Sunday Mass a few days later.
The first step, Maginot said, was ruling out natural causes for what Ammons and her family said they were experiencing.
He visited Ammons and Campbell in the Carolina Street home April 22, 2012. For two hours, Ammons and Campbell detailed the phenomena for him. Then, Campbell interrupted the interview to point out a flickering bathroom light.
The flickering stopped each time Maginot walked over to investigate — which he attributed to a demonic presence.
“It must be scared of me,” he later told The Star he had thought.
The interview was interrupted again when Campbell pointed out Venetian blinds in the kitchen swinging even though there was no air current. Maginot said he also saw wet footprints throughout the living room.
Ammons complained about having a headache. Maginot said she convulsed when he placed a crucifix against her head.
After a four-hour interview, Maginot said he was convinced the family was being tormented by demons. He said he also believed there were ghosts in the house.
Maginot blessed the house before he left — praying, reading from the Bible and sprinkling holy water in each room.
He told Ammons and Campbell to leave because it wasn’t safe. They temporarily moved in with a relative.
But less than a week later, the two women were back on Carolina Street to let Washington, the DCS family case manager, check the condition of the home. Washington asked a Lake County police officer to come with her.
Two other officers, one each from Gary and Hammond police departments, asked to join them out of “professional curiosity.”
Ammons refused to go inside, but Campbell agreed to accompany the group. Ammons’ kids still were in DCS custody.
The main floor had three bedrooms, a living room, one bathroom, hardwood floors and a small, open-style kitchen. A door in the kitchen led to a basement with concrete floors.
Directly under the stairs was a dirt floor. The concrete around it was jagged, as though it had been broken.
The makeshift altar Ammons had created was still in place, along with rings of salt she had poured against the basement walls to “dissuade the demons,” according to a Hammond Police Department report.
Campbell told officers that demons seemed to emanate from beneath the stairs.
Austin, the Gary police captain, was one of those officers. He later told The Star he believed in ghosts and the supernatural but said he didn’t believe in demons.
Austin said he changed his mind after visiting the Carolina Street house.
During the interview with Campbell, one of the officer’s audio recorders malfunctioned, according to Austin and Hammond police records. The power light flashed to indicate the batteries were dying, even though the officer had placed fresh batteries in the recorder earlier that day.
Another officer recorded audio and, when he played it back later, heard an unknown voice whisper “hey,” according to Lake County police records.
That officer also took photos of the house. In one photo of the basement stairs, there was a cloudy white image in the upper right-hand corner. When an officer enlarged the photo, that cloud appeared to resemble a face, Lake County police records state. The enlargement also revealed a second, green image that police say looked like a female.
Austin said photos he snapped with his iPhone also seemed to have strange silhouettes in them. The radio in his police-issued Ford malfunctioned on the way home.
Later, Austin said the garage at his Gary home refused to open, even though the power was on everywhere else.
Austin said the driver’s seat in his personal 2005 Infiniti also started moving backward and forward on its own.
He said he had the car checked at a dealership, and the mechanic told him the motor on the driver’s seat was broken, which the mechanic said could have caused a distraction leading to an accident.
Austin said he found himself starting to believe Ammons’ claims of paranormal activity. But the mental health professionals evaluating Ammons and her children remained skeptical.
In April 2012, DCS petitioned Lake Juvenile Court for temporary wardship of the three children. The request was granted.
DCS found that Ammons neglected her children’s education by not having them in school regularly. The agency made the same finding in 2009, its records show.
Ammons told Washington there were times she could not send the kids to school because “the spirits would make them sick, or they would be up all night without sleep.”
DCS temporarily placed her daughter and older son at St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago. Ammons’ youngest son was sent to Christian Haven in Wheatfield for a psychiatric evaluation.
Clinical psychologist Stacy Wright, who evaluated Ammons’ youngest son, said the boy tended to act possessed when he was challenged, redirected or asked questions he didn’t want to answer. In her evaluation, Wright wrote that he seemed coherent and logical except when he talked about demons.
It was then that the 8-year-old’s stories became “bizarre, fragmented and illogical,” Wright said. His stories changed each time he told them.
He also changed the subject, quizzing Wright on math problems and asking her about outer space.
“Can you die if you go to space?” he asked. “How do you get to space? Do you have to wear a helmet and suit?”
Wright believed the 8-year-old did not suffer from a true psychotic disorder.
“This appears to be an unfortunate and sad case of a child who has been induced into a delusional system perpetuated by his mother and potentially reinforced” by other relatives, she wrote in her psychological evaluation.
Clinical psychologist Joel Schwartz, who evaluated Ammons’ daughter and older son, came to a similar conclusion.
“There also appears to be a need to assess the extent to which (Ammons’ daughter) may have been unduly influenced by her mother’s concerns that the family was exposed to paranormal experiences,” Schwartz wrote.
Ammons’ daughter told Schwartz that she saw shadowy figures in the Carolina Street home. She also said she twice went into trances. Ammons’ older son told Schwartz that “doors would slam and stuff started moving around.”
Ammons also was examined several times by psychologists, who said she was “guarded,” but did not seem to be “experiencing symptoms of psychosis or thought disorder.” One psychologist recommended Ammons be assessed to “determine whether her religiosity may be masking underlying delusional ideations or perceptual disturbances.”
Ammons — and all three kids — continued to insist they were possessed by demons.
DCS set goals for the family. One of them stipulated that the children “not discuss demons and being possessed and … take responsibility for their actions.” They also needed to participate in therapy to address past behavior.
While DCS officials credited Ammons for sharing a “close bond” with her children, the agency also said she needed to use “alternate forms of discipline not directly related to religion and demon possession,” according to DCS’ case plan. Appropriate discipline included encouragement, rules and withholding privileges. She could work on those goals during supervised visits with the children.
Ammons also had to find a job and appropriate housing “due to the paranormal activity” at the house on Carolina Street.
While Ammons worked on meeting those objectives, police and DCS officials continued to investigate strange happenings in the house.
PORTAL TO HELL
It’s a tale, they say, that started with big black horse flies in the screened-in porch.
Latoya Ammons moved into the house with her three children (then seven, nine, and twelve, respectively) and her mother, Rosa Campbell, in November 2011. Campbell recalled a profusion of flies that swarmed their porch in December. “This is not normal,” Ammons’ mother, Rosa Campbell, remembers thinking. “We killed them and killed them and killed them, but they kept coming back.”
The oldest son told a child psychologist that doors would slam, and stuff was moving around the home. Latoya claimed the youngest son was lifted and thrown into the bathroom wall. She stated she watched as a demon attacked her daughter as it raised her up off the bed. She also claimed that spirits would come out and keep the children up all night and this was why the DCS had been called. Her children has a history of irregular school attendance since living in the home.
Other events were described as footsteps from the basement stairway, and a creepy creaking of the basement door. The grandmother describes awaking to a shadowy figure which accompanied wet boot prints. And even the priest who came to conduct an exorcism witnessed the wooden floor and the same type muddy prints.
This property has no extreme events which can be found, it’s just a small home with an enclosed porch at 3860 Carolina Street, Gary Indiana. The only issue which I have found is the city as a whole was the onetime “murder capital of the USA”.
A woman and three children who claimed to be possessed by demons. A 9-year-old boy walking backward up a wall in the presence of a family case manager and hospital nurse.
Gary police Capt. Charles Austin said it was the strangest story he had ever heard.
Austin, a 36-year veteran of the Gary Police Department, said he initially thought Indianapolis resident Latoya Ammons and her family concocted an elaborate tale as a way to make money. But after several visits to their home and interviews with witnesses, Austin said simply, “I am a believer.”
Not everyone involved with the family was inclined to believe its incredible story. And many readers will find Ammons’ supernatural claims impossible to accept.
But, whatever the cause of the creepy occurrences that befell the family — whether they were seized by a systematic delusion or demonic possession — it led to one of the most unusual cases ever handled by the Department of Child Services. 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.
Ammons, who swears by her story, has been unusually open. While she spoke on condition her children not be interviewed or named, she signed releases letting The Star review medical, psychological and official records that are not open to the public — and not always flattering.
Furthermore, the family’s story is made only more bizarre because it involves a DCS intervention, a string of psychological evaluations, a police investigation and, ultimately, a series of exorcisms.
It’s a tale, they say, that started with flies.
In November 2011, Ammons’ family moved into a rental house on Carolina Street in Gary, a quiet lane lined with small one-story homes. Big black flies suddenly swarmed their screened-in porch in December, despite the winter chill.
“This is not normal,” Ammons’ mother, Rosa Campbell, remembers thinking. “We killed them and killed them and killed them, but they kept coming back.”
There were other strange happenings, too.
After midnight, Campbell and Ammons both said, they occasionally heard the steady clump of footsteps climbing the basement stairs and the creak of the door opening between the basement and kitchen. No one was there.
Even after they locked the door, the noise continued.
Campbell said she awoke one night and saw a shadowy figure of a man pacing her living room. She leaped out of bed to investigate, and found large, wet bootprints.
On March 10, 2012, Campbell said, the family’s unease turned to fear.
It was about 2 a.m. Normally, Campbell, Ammons and her children would have been asleep, but they were mourning the death of a loved one with a group of friends.
Ammons, who was in Campbell’s bedroom, startled everyone by screaming, “Mama! Mama!”
Campbell said she ran into her bedroom, where her then-12-year-old granddaughter and a friend were staying.
Ammons and Campbell said the 12-year-old was levitating above the bed, unconscious.
According to their account of events, Ammons and several others surrounded the girl, praying. Campbell said she remembers being terrified.
“I thought, ‘What’s going on?’ ” Campbell said. ” ‘Why is this happening?’ ”
Eventually, Campbell said, her granddaughter descended onto the bed. The girl woke up with no memory of what happened, Campbell said.
Campbell and Ammons said the people who were visiting that night refused to return.
Campbell says she remembers telling her daughter, “We need help. We need to talk to someone who knows how to deal with it.”
Campbell and Ammons said they didn’t know exactly what “it” was, but they believed it was something supernatural.
They called local churches, but most refused to listen.
Eventually, after listening to Campbell and Ammons talk about the house and visiting it, officials at one church told them the Carolina Street house had spirits in it. They recommended the family clean the home with bleach and ammonia, then use oil to draw crosses on every door and window.
At the church’s suggestion, Ammons said she poured olive oil on her three children’s hands and feet, then smeared oil in the shape of crosses on their foreheads.
Campbell and Ammons also told The Star they reached out to two clairvoyants, who said the family’s home was besieged by more than 200 demons. Their explanation made sense to Campbell and Ammons, they say, because it meshed with their Christian faith.
The best thing you can do is move, Ammons remembers the clairvoyants telling her. But moving wasn’t an option for the cash-strapped family.
Instead, Ammons said she took a clairvoyant’s advice and made an altar in the basement.
Ammons covered an end table with a white sheet, then placed a white candle and statue of Mary, Joseph and Jesus on it. She opened a Bible to Psalm 91.
She said she and another person donned white T-shirts and wound white scarves around their heads.
Also on a clairvoyant’s advice, they burned sage and sulfur throughout the house, starting upstairs and working their way down. The smoke was so thick they could hardly breathe.
Ammons drew a cross with the smoke.
The person she was with read Psalm 91 aloud as they moved through the house:
“You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.”
Ammons said nothing odd happened for three days. Then, things got worse.
The family said demons possessed Ammons and her children, then ages 7, 9 and 12. The kids’ eyes bulged, evil smiles crossed their faces, and their voices deepened every time it happened, Campbell and Ammons said.
Campbell said the demons didn’t affect her because she was born with protection from evil. She said she, and others like her, have a guardian who protects them.
Ammons said she felt weak, lightheaded and warm when she was possessed. Her body shook, and she said she felt out-of-control.
“You can tell it’s different, something supernatural.”
The youngest boy, then 7, sat in a closet talking to a boy that no one else could see. The other boy was describing what it felt like to be killed.
Campbell said the 7-year-old once flew out of the bathroom as if he’d been thrown, and a headboard once smacked into Ammons’ daughter, causing a wound that needed stitches.
The 12-year-old would later tell mental health professionals that she sometimes felt as if she were being choked and held down so she couldn’t speak or move. She said she heard a voice say she’d never see her family again and wouldn’t live another 20 minutes.
Some nights were so bad the family slept at a hotel.
Finally, in desperation, they went to their family physician, Dr. Geoffrey Onyeukwu, on April 19, 2012. Ammons said she told him what they were going through, hoping he might understand.
Onyeukwu told The Star it was “bizarre.”
“Twenty years, and I’ve never heard anything like that in my life,” he said. “I was scared myself when I walked into the room.”
He said he would not speak in more detail unless Ammons had “psychiatric clearance” for the waiver of confidentiality she had signed.
In his medical notes about the visit, Onyeukwu wrote “delusions of ghost in home” and “hallucinations.” He also wrote “history of ghost at home” and “delusional.”
What Ammons and Campbell say happened next also was detailed in a DCS report of a family case manager’s interviews with medical staff.
Campbell said Ammons’ sons cursed Onyeukwu in demonic voices, raging at him. Medical staff said the youngest boy was “lifted and thrown into the wall with nobody touching him,” according to a DCS report.
The boys abruptly passed out and wouldn’t come to, Campbell added. She cradled one boy in her arms; Ammons held the other.
Someone from the doctor’s office called 911. Onyeukwu said seven or eight police officers and multiple ambulances showed up.
“Everybody was … they couldn’t figure out exactly what was happening,” he recalled.
Police and emergency personnel took the boys to Methodist Hospital’s campus in Gary.
Ammons said hospital personnel laughed at her desire to anoint her sons in olive oil.
“I couldn’t talk to them,” she said, “so I talked to God.”
The boys woke up in the hospital. The older boy, then 9, acted rationally, but the youngest screamed and thrashed, Campbell said.
She said it took five men to hold him down.
Meanwhile, someone called DCS and asked the agency to investigate Ammons for possible child abuse or neglect. The caller, who is not named in the DCS report, speculated that Ammons might have a mental illness. The person believed the children were performing for Ammons, and she was encouraging their behavior.
DCS family case manager Valerie Washington was asked to handle the initial investigation. She gave the following account to police and in her intake officer’s report:
Hospital personnel examined Ammons and her children and found them to be healthy and free of marks or bruises. A hospital psychiatrist evaluated Ammons and determined she was of “sound mind.”
Washington interviewed the family in the hospital.
While she spoke with Ammons, the 7-year-old boy started growling with his teeth showing. His eyes rolled back in his head.
The boy locked his hands around his older brother’s throat and refused to let go until adults pried his hands open.
Later that evening, Washington and registered nurse Willie Lee Walker brought the two boys into a small exam room for an interview. Campbell joined them.
The 7-year-old stared into his brother’s eyes and began to growl again.
“It’s time to die,” the boy said in a deep, unnatural voice. “I will kill you.”
While the youngest boy spoke, the older brother started head-butting Campbell in the stomach.
Campbell grabbed her grandson’s hands and started praying.
What happened next would rattle the witnesses, and to some it would offer not only evidence but proof of paranormal activity.
According to Washington’s original DCS report — an account corroborated by Walker, the nurse — the 9-year-old had a “weird grin” and walked backward up a wall to the ceiling. He then flipped over Campbell, landing on his feet. He never let go of his grandmother’s hand.
“He walked up the wall, flipped over her and stood there,” Walker told The Star. “There’s no way he could’ve done that.”
Later, police asked Washington whether the boy had run up the wall, as though performing an acrobatic trick.
No, Washington told them. She said the boy “glided backward on the floor, wall and ceiling,” according to a police report.
Washington did not respond to The Star’s requests for comment.
But she told police she was scared when it happened and ran out of the room. As for Walker, Washington said, “he ran out of the room with me.”
“We didn’t know what was going on,” Walker told The Star. “That was crazy. I was like, ‘Everybody gotta go.’ ”
According to Washington’s report, they told a doctor what happened. The doctor, who did not believe them, asked the boy to walk up the wall again.
Walker said he told the doctor he doubted the boy could repeat the feat. “This kid was not himself when he did that,” Walker said.
The boy said he didn’t remember what happened and couldn’t do it, according to Washington’s report.
Walker, who said he previously believed in demons and spirits, thought the boy’s behavior had “some demonic spirit to it” but also was the result of a mental illness.
A police report quoted Washington saying she believed there could be an “evil influence” affecting the family.
Ammons said she spent the night at the hospital with her 7-year-old son while Campbell took Ammons’ daughter and older son to a relative’s home in Gary.
The next day was Ammons’ youngest son’s eighth birthday. Ammons said DCS officials asked Campbell to bring the older children back to the hospital, presumably to talk more about what happened.
The family celebrated the boy’s birthday by singing and eating a miniature cake. Then, Ammons said Washington told them the children wouldn’t be going home.
DCS took the emergency step of taking custody of the children without a court order.
“All of the children were experiencing (sic) spiritual and emotional distress,” Washington wrote in the DCS form.
Ammons told The Star she and her children cried because they didn't want to be separated.
"We'd already been through so much and fought so hard for our lives," she recalled. "It was obvious we were a team, and we were beating it — whatever we were fighting. We made it through together as a team, and they separated us."
So, the first part of this article gave us the reason to expect the increase in demonic activity the world is experiencing. Ouija Board…etc.
Then, of course we have the ‘ghost-hunters’ who have also increased activity in the world by channeling spirits during a ‘session’ in which they thought was just a ‘game’ until they realized something followed them home. I know someone who recently went to a cemetery and came home with deep scratches! This is not child’s play. It’s necromancy and it’s very dangerous.
Who comes to mind here? Zak Bagans. He is the host of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”. It’s a long running series in which they visit ‘haunted’ locations and make contact with demons. Yes, demons. Why? Because there is NO SUCH THING as ghosts.
Zachary Alexander “Zak” Bagans (born on April 5, 1977, in Washington, D.C) is the lead investigator and host of the series. Formerly working as a wedding DJ and sporting a membership in the American Society of Freemasons. No big surprise here!
If memory serves me correctly, I believe the very first episode “Bobby Mackey’s Music World” was where a demonic spirit followed Aaron home. That episode involved occult satanic activity.
Houghton Mansion S01 – E02
The mansion remained with the Houghton family until 1926 when the Free Masons purchased it from Florence Houghton. The Masons, shrouded in mystery back in this time period, held their secretive meetings within a “temple” they constructed within the confines of the mansion. Several modern-day aspects of the building feature frightening reminders of old masonic activity, with a bed of nails, an electric chair, and so on.
Paul Oleskiwisc – Mason/Police Officer
Nick Mantello – Mason
Greg Onorato – Mason/Police Officer
Randy Ransford – Mason
Josh Mantello – Mason/Police Officer
Jeff Kemp – President of the North Adams Masonic Assoc.
Halloween Special: Transylvania October 31, 2013
This is especially interesting to me because of the pictures which the ring on Zak’s finger, among other reasons.
He consistently wears Freemasonry symbolism on his clothing and jewelry. There’s no doubt about who his allegiance is toward. He had Nick Groff as his sidekick, and then brought in Aaron Goodwin as well. But, Aaron was obviously not trained. He was frightened and the camera man loved revealing it. Then, he acknowledged that a demon followed him home and eventually the presence caused his breakup of a relationship. Now, he’s part of the team and even wears the same symbolic clothing, etc. His appearance has even changed over a period of time.
The “I Am Haunted” book which Zak released is a perfect example of what’s going on. I do believe has demons, now how many and to what degree…who knows.
There was some publicity about Nick getting fired. Some speculated that during the Omen House investigation where Nick got burned on his chest, that it could have been a tipping point when Zak ordered Nick back into the house. This may have caused some friendship problems . Others believe it was just for show and nothing is real on the program.
I beg to differ. The elite want nothing more than to cause chaos in every home that tunes into this program and all others like it.
I’m discussing this as I lead up to the next part.
Please note that many people tried to prove this as a hoax!
Zak actually did an investigation into the house in Gary, Indiana…and that’s just the beginning!
Ephesians 6 (KJV)
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
I was watching some videos on YOUTUBE.COM. I was shocked at the exponential increase in paranormal and supernatural activity. I know that 20 years ago we didn’t have the technology which we possess now but come on…seriously. You can’t deny it.
The darkness in people has increased. A specific verse comes to mind:
Matthew 24 (KJV)
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
WOW! It reminds me of when I was a child and my mother was driving the car and the traffic was endless. She would say…”It’s like a flood gate opened.”
Same deal! Only this isn’t cars, people!
CHAINED & SHACKLED
There are places in this wicked world that we would rather not see, and it hangs on like dead weights, holding the world down.
We find ourselves asleep in our deeds. The drool has dried on our faces.
Some will surely get angry, and probably fight, should someone throw on the light.
It’s natural for people exposed to this light to throw up their hands and cover their eyes, but this is when people need to make a choice.
On the one hand, they might pull the covers up over their heads, choosing to stay in the bed of evil they’ve made for themselves, hoping that the light will go away.
On the other hand, they might choose to pull their hands down, slowly start to blink, and allow the pain of the light, knowing it won’t last, opening their eyes to see GOD in the doorway of their lives.
Ephesians 5 (KJV)
11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
For the most part, I’m level-headed. I’m not really prone to extremes in emotion, especially of the dark kind. But, we seriously need to take this subject to heart. It’s not going away, nor is it going to improve. No, it’s only getting worse. Exponentially!
We are The Potters clay and we cannot go to HIM contaminated.
This article IS NOT to aggrandize the elite, or evil but to EXPOSE the darkness. How do we fight the enemy if we know not how it functions.
John 3 (KJV)
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
People hate the light because it exposes their evil deeds.
From actual possession type scenes to people who are just full of hate. What’s the difference? Well, for those of you who don’t know….there are stages of possession.
INFESTATION – is when the entity makes itself known to you. You may experience the feeling of being watched; hear knocks or scratching on walls, whispers, sometimes growls, strange electrical occurrences that can’t be rationally explained and paranormal activity.
Manifestation happens when the spirit first makes its presence known. This can happen due to someone actually initiating contact (evocation) by using a Ouija Board, or channeling, etc. But then, the person begins to notice that they are not in control of this spirit any longer, in fact…it’s out of control.
OPPRESSION – One of their favorite tactics is making it difficult for the target to sleep, causing disturbing nightmares, unnatural sexual dreams and hallucinations. Another way is to find and expose any weaknesses, fears, guilt or grief and use them as a trigger. The person’s emotions are becoming negative and worrisome to those around them.
When this spirit manifests and actually infests the persons life by not only demonstrating their presence but actually manifesting in this realm. It’s become a dark passenger.
Some witches might actually lead you to believe that you can simply ‘wish’ away the spirit at this point but it’s much worse than that. You have invited this demon into your life and it has firm grasp. Its goal is to possess you (mind, body, soul).
POSSESSION – Is when the targets active free will has been breached and the entity has access to the body. At this point of possession, people will report blacking out or watching from above while the entity has control of their body.
At this point, you have allowed this demon to take control, or it’s out of your control. You may have actually felt it inside you, nesting. The more you fight against its external control, the more violent it will become.
Now, you’ve become a co-pilot. This becomes a merger between the individual and the spirit, until eventually there is no observable distinction between the person and the possessing spirit.
Now, that I’ve made it perfectly clear what to look for. You must understand there are people out there in life, on the internet and even your church who are teaching people these crafts. Even the cartoons your children watch are teaching them certain levels of witchcraft.
Giving away responsibility for yourself even for a moment is tantamount to Russian roulette. Being curious and playing with a pendulum (recently a customer was discussing this as an avenue to find out the sex of her child), a Ouija board, spirit photography or so-called “ghosthunting” (discussed in another part of this series), which is actually necromancy, is all it takes to get their cloven hoof in the door.
Permission is what they need. By hook or by crook they will get it. It is often on accident, bringing home an item that has an “attachment” with it. Even playing childhood games like “light as a feather stiff as a board” or “Bloody Mary”, will open gates that allow entities to wreak havoc in your families lives.
They will masquerade as the lonely ghost of the little girl who died in 1852 or dear old Mama who has recently passed to the other side and just wants to tell you she is okay.
We are talking about entities that have been around for thousands and thousands of years and are not hindered by three dimensional reality as we are.
They want your pity, to open your heart to them. In the end, they want your soul.
Satan attacks GOD, HIS Word, and Son, Jesus Christ and also The Holy Spirit in every way imaginable. He duplicates, twists and molds his own versions of what GOD plans. Sadly, many people get pulled into these lies. With The Holy Spirit guiding me to bring these subjects in hopes that people will see the truth and NOT fall for the lies.
EDITOR: First, we have The Bride. That’s us. Believer’s in Jesus Christ. He is the groom. So, of course…we have Satan and the evil parallel counterfeit to this:
It never fails that when I am researching for one article, The Holy Spirit reveals the subject of another! The story follows the Passover and the seven days of unleavened bread exactly. A blasphemous duplication…
You know how Satan duplicates everything of GOD and twists it for his evil purposes? Well, yet again…we have another connection. And “Chymical” is a parallel to ‘chemical’ as in Alchemy….black/white magic/witchcraft!
EDITOR: When Jesus Christ returns He considers this the Groom returning for His Bride. That’s us! Oh glory days…I am anticipating those times ahead. So what is the esoteric wedding, and what does it consist of?
“The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (CRC) first appeared in Strasburg in the year 1616. It was written in German and entitled Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459. No author was named in the book, other than Christian Rosenkreutz (henceforth CRC), but Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586–1654) claimed to be the author, in his autobiography.
It is an allegoric romance (story) divided into Seven Days, or Seven Journeys, like Genesis, and tells us about the way Christian Rosenkreuz was invited to go to a wonderful castle full of miracles, in order to assist the Chymical Wedding of the king and the queen, that is, the husband and the bride.
This manifesto has been a source of inspiration for poets, alchemists (the word “chymical” is an old form of “chemical” and refers to alchemy—for which the ‘Sacred Marriage’ was the goal and dreamers, through the force of its initiation ritual with processions of tests, purifications, death, resurrection, and ascension and also by its symbolism found since the beginning with the invitation to Rosenkreutz to assist this Royal Wedding.
The Chymical Wedding is often described as the third of the original manifestos of the mysterious “Fraternity of the Rose Cross” (Rosicrucians), although it is markedly different from the Fama Fraternitatis and Confessio Fraternitatis in style and in subject matter.
The nine Lords are nine books of the New Testament, I Peter, II Peter, James, Jude, I John, II John, III John, the Gospel of John, and the Revelation. CRC believed that the Gospel of John is the only gospel that is historically plausible, and it’s the unleavened bread and its relationship to the Passover that truly divides John’s gospel from the synoptic Gospels. The nine lords were bound together with the rest that were at the table (27 total) and CRC cried.”
EDITOR: Do you see how they are making the disciples as divine entities…well, they aren’t. They were common people just like you and me! This obviously reveals the “lord” emphasis which the esoteric twist about.
“There remained nine of us, and among the rest he who discoursed with me at the table too. But although our small tapers did not leave us, yet soon after an hour’s time one of the aforementioned pages came in, and, bringing a great bundle of cords with him, first demanded of us whether we had concluded to stay there; when we had affirmed this with sighs, he bound each of us in a particular place, and so went away with our small tapers, and left us poor wretches in darkness. Then some first began to perceive the imminent danger, and I myself could not refrain from tears. For although we were not forbidden to speak, yet anguish and affliction allowed none of us to utter one word. For the cords were so wonderfully made that none could cut them, much less get them off his feet. Yet this comforted me, that still the future gain of many a one who had now taken himself to rest, would prove very little to his satisfaction.”
The Four Paths
“In the second chapter CRC sits down to rest under three tall cedars, there is a tablet fastened to one of them which tell of four paths. An important point is that it’s the Bridegroom (Bible) that is offering these paths, it reads as follows;
By us the Bridegroom offers you a choice between four ways, all of which, if you do not sink down in the way, can bring you to his royal court. The first is short but dangerous, and one which will lead you into rocky places, through which it will scarcely be possible to pass. The second is longer, and takes you circuitously; it is plain and easy, if by the help of the Magnet you turn neither to left nor right. The third is that truly royal way which through various pleasures and pageants of our King, affords you a joyful journey; but this so far has scarcely been allotted to one in a thousand. By the fourth no man shall reach the place, because it is a consuming way, practicable only for incorruptible bodies. Choose now which one you will of the three, and persevere constantly therein, for know whichever you will enter, that is the one destined for you by immutable Fate, nor can you go back in it save at great peril to life.”
EDITOR: A False Enlightenment! This is the left hand path. Only GOD can give us the TRUE enlightenment and I believe it truly comes with the transformation of leaving this dimension and moving into the next. Some people believe it’s when you are changed into a new person when we find Faith in GOD through HIS Son, Jesus Christ. This Jesus they speak of is NONE OTHER THAN the Antichrist! And this is the One World Government/One World Religion which the Ascended Masters are bringing for the Antichrist.
“The first path leads to rocky places and this is reminiscent of Peter, “the rock” as he’s portrayed in the synoptic gospels. The second path in the text is the path taught in John’s gospel, as CRC is told not to turn to the left or right on this path and John’s is the only account not to mention two men crucified to the right and to the left of Jesus while on the cross as thieves (John 20:18). The third path would be the general letters of Peter, James, Jude, and John. In the letter of James we find reference to the royal way or royal law (Jas 2:8). In the second letter of Peter we find the only reference to one in a thousand (II Pet 3:8). The fourth path is the letters of Paul. This is where one finds the teaching of the dead raised incorruptible (I Cor 15:52), and the only place that the word “consuming” appears in the New Testament (Heb 12:29).”
“The story then continues, Whereupon I presently drew out my bread and cut a slice of it. It shouldn’t go unnoticed that, after reading this tablet, CRC cuts the bread. Symbol XXIV of the symbols of Pythagoras indicates “Never break the bread”. Bread is broken in the gospels of Mark, Luke, and Matthew; however bread is never broken in John’s gospel. Bread is also broken in the letters of Paul and the Book of Acts; however bread is never broken in the general letters of Peter, James, Jude and John.
As the story proceeds it’s evident that CRC took the second path with the following words, yet I still proceeded with my compass, and would not budge one step from the Meridian Line. Meaning that CRC didn’t turn to the left or right. It’s also noteworthy that CRC says, “I patiently took up my cross, got up onto my feet”. Only in John’s gospel did Jesus bear the cross. It was Simon of Cyrene who bore the cross for Jesus in Mark, Luke and Matthew’s gospels. But at the same time in Mark’s gospel Jesus offered a man “take up the cross, and follow me”(Mark 10:21).”
EDITOR: Simon who bore the cross? Really! Come on….
The Human Being as Microcosm
“Another fundamental Rosicrucian concept is the idea of the human being as a microcosm or world in miniature – a system of visible and invisible vehicles surrounded by a magnetic field and bounded by a ‘microcosmic firmament’, or ‘lipika.’ This idea is in accordance with the hermetic axiom, ‘as above, so below.’ ”
The Stages of Transfigurism
“The path of transfiguration comprises five main stages:
Insight into the real nature of this earthly domain of existence and experience of the inner call to return to the divine nature order.
Genuine yearning for salvation.
The surrender of the I-central self to the inner divine spark, so that the process of salvation can be realized.
A new approach to life, adopted and carried out spontaneously under the guidance of the inner divine spark. The chief characteristics of this new approach to life are described, for instance, in the Sermon on the Mount.
Fulfilment: the awakening (or resurrection) in the original life-field.”
This is an agenda for form people’s opinions toward a ‘conscious path of enlightenment’. The “ONE” consciousness….there is nothing that Satan won’t try to twist and pervert. You see the Original One is GOD, The Father, Jesus Christ, The Son of GOD, and The Holy Spirit. Also Marriage is a sacred ceremony meant to bring two together as one in the love which GOD intended. Satan’s process is to take this and bring into it a DEAD spirit (literally)…beware what doctrines you believe. Why? Because this is the exact reason so many people are being led astray.