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The Black Forest haunting is considered to be one of the strongest and most inexplicable hauntings on record. When Steve Lee and his wife Beth discovered a large log home in the Black Forest region of northern Colorado in 1991, they rented it and then purchased it one year later.
Within a few weeks of signing the papers on their dream home, strange things started to occur. Lights and household appliances began to turn on and off, and they heard what sounded like people running across their roof. At night, the couple could hear orchestra music playing and chains rattling. Their sons complained of shadowy figures and odd lights in their room, too.
The entire family began to suffer with burning eyes and throats from untraceable chemical odors. Steve Lee quickly decided someone was playing tricks to spook them from their new home, so he decided to fight back. He installed a video surveillance security system with motion detectors to retaliate. However, the system would sound alarms when no one was around.
There were also sixty-two unexplainable break-ins at the property. The local sheriff’s department opened an investigation in early 1993 but could never find evidence of any crime............unsolved-mysteries.com.
The Lees even persuaded a state senator to investigate their home. Charles Duke, a Republican senator from Monument, brought his own camera and film and was able to take several photographs that showed uncanny lights and apparitions. “There are things happening that defy explanation around his house,” Duke told reporters, “but I must admit I went over there with a great deal of skepticism. It’s really bizarre. I was shocked. I’m not a believer yet, but certainly there is something going on there. I don’t believe in ghosts and neither does Mr. Lee. He’s just trying to get someone to listen.” Senator Duke asked the FBI to investigate, but they declined, explaining that they would only visit the house if there were evidence that a federal law had been violated, though one FBI agent suggested to Steve that the problem might be “poltergeists.”
ABOUT 4.30pm on July 10, 2001, Sef Gonzales took two knives from the kitchen of his family home in northern Sydney and a baseball bat and entered his sister Clodine's bedroom.
Gonzales struck his mother with at least six blows and then stabbed her many times in a frenzy, as well as trying to strangle her.
When his mother, Mary Loiva, arrived home at 5.30pm, Gonzales stabbed her multiple times in the face, chest, abdomen and neck, completely transecting her windpipe.
Next up was his father, Teddy, who succumbed to a vicious stabbing onslaught in which his right lung and heart were penetrated and his spinal cord partially severed.
Gonzales showered and changed his clothes and at some point that evening spray painted the words "F--- off Asians KKK" on a wall to fool investigating police into believing his family had been the victims of a hate crime.
It didn't work.
Sef Gonzales stabbed and bludgeoned his entire family in their home. Picture: News Limited
Sef Gonzales stabbed and bludgeoned his entire family in their home. Picture: News Limited Source: Supplied
Gonzales was convicted and imprisoned for three life sentences, and the family home was scrubbed and repainted.
When proposective buyers Ellen Lin and Derek Kwok found out about the horrors, they were paid back their deposit and the NSW Government made it illegal to sell a house without disclosing murders that took place in it.
Real estate company LJ Hooker was fined $21,000 and in November 2005, the house was sold for $720,000 - $80,000 less than the initial sale - to a buyer who said while it was not "ideal" to buy such a house, he had been made aware of its history.
The colonists disappeared during the Anglo-Spanish War, three years after the last shipment of supplies from England. Their disappearance gave rise to the nickname "The Lost Colony." To this day there has been no conclusive evidence as to what happened to the colonists.