With so many credible witnesses, I have to lean towards this being true. In the early 80's, people did not have cell phones at the ready to capture
video, nor did they have digital cameras everywhere. So lack of photographic evidence is of no consequence in my opinion. I mean, there is no
video/photographs of my birth, yet here I am!!
I live pretty close to Stroudsburg, PA, and I remember reading this in a book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories that my dad bought me a few years ago -
surprisingly I had never heard about it before. Anyway, I just found this thread now after watching an episode of "Paranormal Witness" on the Syfy
channel - I was surprised to see them covering the story - and after watching decided to look around online for more info (wound up coming to ATS).
Really interesting stuff, sounds like something straight out of the X-files.. also gives some credibility to the show, these days there are so many
different tv shows about ghosts, UFO's, monsters... and unfortunately most of them seem incredibly made up and fake. This is the reason I felt it was
appropriate to post here. Something really DID happen to the Decker family.
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Totally agree about the cameras. What's more, the attempts to "debunk" this one are truly pathetic. The main debunker was a guy named Bartholamew who
wrote an article for Skeptic Magazine about the case. His first and main piece of debunking was to say the story is unbelievable because there were no
pics taken. He then explains the rain by saying warm air floated into the attic anc caused snow to melt. Of course, this ignores the fact that the
rain was reported moving from floor to ceiling, that raindrops "materialized" in front of the priest and a policeman, and MOST importantly, the rain
"followed" the guy to his jail cell! His last piece of debunking sayd that it was a case of human perceptions being fallible. If this is true, then we
can believe NOTHING that science tells us as ALL observations involve "human perceptions". In short, this si one case that has NEVER been debunked and
will likely go down as one of the most bizzare examples of paranoraml phenomena ever recorded.
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