Case File: Woods Home
Location: Vancouver, Washington
Description: The Woods House is a suburban home in a residential district of Vancouver, Washington
CaseEditHistory: Ed and Mary Woods and their two daughters moved into a house in Vancouver, Washington, and seven months later, strange events began occuring. Mary claimed that she began hearing the sound of a music box playing, but could not find one, and continued to hear it for several times. Ed claimed that one time he was in his office with the door closed and he heard someone playing with it, and when he looked, he found that nobody there. Then, Mary saw the figure of a woman wearing a scarf around her head and a long flannel nightgown. She found that the ghost was of a former resident, and it apparently began checking on her kids, who had the same bedroom as the ghost's kids when she was alive. The local newspaper did a story about the Woods' home, and a woman, who was a friend of the deceased one may be attached to the home because she was practically identical to her in life. Ed later saw the figure of a man standing in his room that appeared to be a riverboat gambler with a ribbon tie and moustache. Another apparition seen by both Ed and Mary is a little girl whom they call "Pinky" that giggles all of the time she is seen. Another spirit was never seen but was felt was in the shower. It apparently hugs or even rubs the people that are in it. When Ed's son came to visit, he also felt the strange shower ghost, along with Mary. Another strange event is things being knocked over or floating throughout the house. The Woods still cannot explain why their house is haunted.
Background: The Woods' house was on 37th Street in Vancouver, Washington. Mary found through research that the woman with the scarf on her head was a former resident who had died from cancer in the house in 1974, and had worn scarves and nightgowns before her death.
Investigations: A ghost expert named Lloyd Auerbach investigated the Woods' home. When he first visited, he used a magnatometer that spiked several times, most notably in the bathroom, the living room, and the hallway, where most of the supernatural phenomena occur. He felt that there appeared to be no natural explanation for what was happening there.
Extra Notes: The case first aired on the April 17, 1998 episode.