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The Heartland Ghost Hauntings

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posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 09:55 PM
This may have been discussed on here over 5 years ago, I figured it was time to bring this haunting back from the dead (no pun intended)

This particular case has always fascinated me, due to the fact that alot of the paranormal attacks were caught live of camera by the show "sightings"

I will post a description of the case, then I will show some video footage of the haunting (apparently I cannot find the full sightings episode, and footage is very hard to come by, I did find one video, which I will attempt to embed, (its from Myspace?) If I cannot embed, I will post the link to the vid, which does have some brief footage.

Also I will try and post some photos as well.

In a quaint little house on a quiet street in our American heartland, lived a young family of three who experienced the haunting of hauntings. The t.v. documentary, Sightings, a leader in scientific ghost investigations worldwide, became involved with the Pickmans in what was to become a landmark case packed with high-tech evidence and multile videotaped eyewitnesses. Early in 1993, shortly after they moved into their home, the Pickmans' freshly snapped baby pictures came back from the developers with distorted blobs of light and color covering the image of baby Taylor.

The photographic anomalies continued through countless rolls of film and two different cameras. The concerned family turned to psychic Barbara Conner who determined the entity causing the anomalies was a restless little girl named Sallie. The photos were authenticated as a genuine anomaly, and not a double exposure or a hoax, by visual effects specialist Edson Williams. Soon after these episodes, the most bizarre behavior began to occur, it would continue throughout the incident and would become the signature of the six-year Heartland investigations. Significantly, this entire case was videotaped by Sightings from beginning to end.

Out of thin air, Tony's arms, back, and chest became the target of scratches, not tiny ones mind you, but long, deep, welted scratches that would form and begin to bleed right in front of everyone's eyes, even on camera. Environmental and medical causes were officially ruled out. Also, the air around Tony turned very cold during these events.Paranormal investigator Howard Heim entered the picture and measured the temperature and electromagnetic fluctuations. Then, a lonely rose resting in a vase on the kitchen windowsill was found to be burned on the inside of some of its petals, and the scratches on Tony continued to appear.

Sightings, now entrenched in this case, invited internationally esteemed psychic Peter James to join them in pursuit of the answers to the cause of Sallie's frustrations. With no previous case knowledge, Peter psychically identified Sallie, along with many other case details, in the presence of many witnesses. Courthouse and cemetery records confirmed Peter's suggestions that Sallie Isabel Hall died in this house from pneumonia in 1905 and was buried in the town cemetery.

Tony's scratches continued to appear with no apparent reason, but it was not a hoax, not self-inflicted wounds, and not an allergy or any medical condition. Then Sightings got down to business. They brought in parapsychologist Kerry Gaynor along with every instrument know to exist for paranormal research. Closed-circuit cameras were set up in every room, and the kitchen was transformed into the base of operations with oscilloscopes, frequency counters, audio monitors, and a handheld thermal energy system that detected cold spots.

Throughout their vigil, the team monitored anomalies with all their instruments as the scratches continued to form on Tony. The Pickmans finally left their house after three years of Sallie's bizarre mayhem. Wondering whether Sallie moved with them or stayed behind, Sightings called in Peter James once again to psychically suvey the house. Confirmation of Sallie's presence came in the form of burns to Peter's face.

Two years later, after several of he tenants had come and gone, Sallie still remained on that quaint, quiet, heartland street, according to Peter James, who again came to survey the home. Sallie never again displayed as many transgressions against other occupants as she had inflicted upon Tony. Peter believes Sallie will remain in that house for a long time, until she finally realizes her physical form no longer exists.


VIDEO 1 (watch this one first)

This vid below, I beleive is from the same place, and there is footage from when the residents returned to visit the house a decade later:

I will post more later on (apparently this material is becoming very hard to come by on the net)

Ok I found this video of the ghost photos:

And here is a photo taken more recently in 2008, of an apparent demon. I could not see it until the very end of the vid, I must admit its kind of spooky!

Thanks for reading,


[edit on 28-6-2010 by GeminiSky]

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 10:46 PM
This haunting is a very interesting one. The house itself, from my psychic impression, is a vortex, or a doorway to the spiritual world. These sometimes open up in homes, especially older homes, where seances or the ouji board was used- as trivial as it sounds.

Seances were very prominant in the early part of the 20th century. It is very likely that the parents of Sallie communicated with her through a seance, and Sallie got stuck here. Then in time, a demonic entity entered the home and began "collecting" spirits. Sallie is not to blame for the scratches. Demons scratch- not small children. While demon's can disquise themselves as children, since there is historical proof that a Sallie once dwelled and died in the home- that it is infact her spirit.

It makes me so sad to hear of spirits, especially the spirits of children trapped in the earthbound realm. Unfortunately, when a spirit is trapped in the ghost realm and has not crossed over- they retain their human mind and personality. If a human child dies- and does not cross over- it only has its limited child mind to understand what has happened to it- and will require a stronger spirit- either helping it or hurting it to explain to them what has happened. I will put out the intention that she be released into the afterlife. Bless her heart.

posted on Jun, 28 2010 @ 11:18 PM
reply to post by xynephadyn

For what purpose would a demon take over a house and start "collecting" spirits?

Please share more, this is very interesting.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 12:44 AM
thanks GeminiSky for sharing this with us. i always lean towards b.s. when i see scratches mysteriously appear, but i am always open minded too and think..........maybe. my thing is if a demon was to physically attack a human would the marks really resemble razor cuts or a pin pulled across the skin?? gaping wound is more of what i think of. lol. but really, it is a interesting story and i would love to hear xynephadyn's theory on why a demon would reside in this place or any other place and hold ghosts against their will or trick them or whatever. would it be to draw power from the trapped spirits to make future wounds inflicted much more gruesome? again, thank you for your time and your post.

[edit on 7/2/2010 by sniknej]

[edit on 7/2/2010 by sniknej]

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:05 AM
I have encountered several demonic possession cases in my private work. I do spirit removal of ghosts primarily by helping them cross over to the other side. I have the gift of being able to see spirits, and have the gift of being able to communicate with them, because I can hear them speak to me.

So- in the several cases of demonic possession I have learned that

A. Demon's do not discriminate. They are just as likely to haunt a rich persons house, a poor persons house, a religious persons house, or a satanists house.

B. They enjoy hurting and inflicting suffering on any soul that they can- living or deceased.

C. Demons enjoy children. For a variety of reasons. For one they Vibrate brightly to any spirit stuck in the earthbound realm. Not to sound "cliche" like in the movie the Poltergiest- but children to have very strong and bright auras. Demon's therefore are attracted to them, because Children have more energy to take than say an average adult human being.

Demons, will do whatever they can to inflict suffering. They will trick- tease- capture earthbound spirits on the earthbound spirit plane to use them and manipulate them, for any of a variety of reasons.

The Good news is- that with alot of attention that famous hauntings can get- it attracts people like myself, people with psyshic and medium abilities that can help move on the children to the afterlife.

As a Medium- I think you would find it odd that I find incredible peace and tranquility at Battle Fields and places of extreme torture (like the Tower of London). This is because so many before me have blessed it over and over again that it does not hold its traumitic past. So whenever you go to a place where there was alot of trauma and death- it never hurts to bless the ground and the spirits that may still dwell there. Blessings never go wasted

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:13 AM
reply to post by xynephadyn

Ahh, thank you xynephadyn! that was exactly what i was looking for. your experience and insight is wonderful.

I have heard of alot of places with a demon that capture ghosts and am glad you could shed some light on the situation. also, want to tell you that i think it is amazing that you use your gift to help others. from posts i have read of yours, you truly are a well of knowledge.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by sniknej

Thank You I really appreciate your kind words.

If there is anything else I could help you or anyone else with I would be more than happy too. I have helped alot of ATS members with paranormal and spiritual concerns throughout the years. I am going to be going on Vacation tomorrow for the next 4 days so If I dont respond to this post by then, Ill get to it by Tuesday.

posted on Jul, 2 2010 @ 01:42 AM
reply to post by xynephadyn

if i come across anything i need assistance with, i shall contact you first.
Have a wonderful vacation and may all the ground you tread on be blessed.

posted on Sep, 2 2010 @ 11:16 PM
reply to post by GeminiSky

I lived in Sallie's house for around 4 years Until I was 11 or 12 I believe the address is 508 north second street Atchison ks. My family and i were on an episode of sightings it was mainly a follow up episode but there are a few scenes with us in it. I remember there was a scene with my sister and I in the room we called "Sallie's room" trying to get Sallie to move a stuffed animal. I think there was an interview with my mom, and other stuff. I have been looking for this episode for years and can't seem to find a thing. I remember someone from the show sing something about sending us a copy, but we never received one. Does anyone know of this episode, and if so please fill me in. I was searching tonight and stumbled upon this site And glad i did it is really neat that there are so many people interested in this house and I'm lucky enough to say i spend a few years living there. there were quite a few interesting events that occurred while in this house.

[edit on 3-9-2010 by csfish]

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