Case File: Smith House
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Description: The Smith House is a residential family home. A full description of the location is unavailable.
CaseEditHistory: In 1972, a newly married couple named Joe and Mary Smith moved into a new home in Cleveland, Ohio. A few months later, while Mary was pregnant with her first child, she heard a commotion in the attic while she was alone and she called her father, a police officer, who went into the attic expecting a burglar, but although the attic was a mess, there was no person to be found in the attic, and Mary believed that it may have been a ghost. Also in the house, doorknobs turned by themselves, and strange noises continued. Mary soon learned that a boy had disappeared in the house decades earlier. One day when her child was about the same age as the missing boy, he began screaming for no apparent reason, until he visited his grandmother a few weeks later and began screaming again. He was pointing to a picture of the Devil, and Mary believed that her son had seen the Devil in their house. However, Mary soon realized that the ghosts in her house were not always malevolent. After her second child was born, he suffered a severe case of jaundice, which required surgery. Mary said while she was praying for her child, a bright white light came from her baby's room, and she was shocked to find that all traces of jaundice was gone. Then, when Mary's third son was five, he encountered the ghost of a man walking down their staircase. Her son soon began having severe stomach pains. In 1993, Mary discovered that the boy that had lived their and vanished had died and was buried on the property. That night, when Mary tried to go to bed, random and strong shocks went through her body and she felt that she was going to die. Downstairs, Mary's second son found that the dryer had been going on and off with no explanation.
Background: Mary Smith learned that the previous owners of the house had adopted a young boy in the 1940s, who one day mysteriously vanished and has never been found. Mary later learned from some sources that the boy that lived their had died under suspicious circumstances and was buried on the property of the home. It is unknown what truly happened to the boy.
Investigations: Dr. Andrew Nichols, a parapsychologist investigate the ghosts at the Smith house. His team did a series of tests which included energy field tests to see if there were any unusual energy fields in the house. Dr. Nichols found that a dresser left behind by previous owners had large amounts of energy fields. He also found strong energy fields from a hole in the basement that goes down into a deep well, that might be responsible for the ghosts in the house.
Extra Notes: The case was featured as a part of the April 4, 1997 episode.