Case File: Harden House
Location: Clermont, Florida
Description: The Harden House is two-story Dutch Colonial on Osceola Avenue in Clermont, Florida
History: The Harden House is believed to be haunted by the ghost of John Harden, a native of Clermont, Florida. He was separated from his first wife and living with his second one and newborn son in it when one night, he woke up to the smell of smoke and looked out to find his truck in flames. While trying to put out the fire, an unidentified person shot him in the chest. His killer was never caught. Years later, a woman named June Farris began having strange dreams of a house that she had never been to before and that she ran down the back staircase and out the door before waking up.
Years later, June and her family bought a new house and discovered that it was none other than the one in her dreams. They soon began experiencing strange phenomena. Her son saw a bright apparition come down from the attic, and her daughter was visited by a male figure at her bedside. At night, other family members heard the sounds of heavy male footsteps on the ground floor. A boat hitch also lifted itself off the truck in the driveway. In researching the house, June learned about John's murder and found that he had gone down the same staircase she went down in her dreams before he was killed. She believes that he is trying to have his murder solved through her. It is believed that he still remains in the house, restless and awaiting justice.
Background: John lived in the house during the 70s. No prior history to the residence is available. The Farris family has since sold it to new owners while still experiencing activity.
Investigations: No professional investigations have been done in the house, although strange activity happened to the show's crew as they tried taping in the location.
Extra Notes: This case first aired on the October 30, 1991 episode.