“Site of one of the most horrific hauntings in history”
You'd never guess that this cheery yellow house was the site of one of the most violent and terrifying hauntings in history, but in 1974, it was home to a case so scary a film was based on it's events. The August 22, 1974 in Culver City, California, researchers Kerry Gaynor and Barry Taff were giving a lecture at a local bookstore on paranormal research. They were approached by a woman about 30 years old named Doris Bither who lived in a small house with her family. Bither overheard the men talking about paranormal activity, and claimed that her home was haunted. In a subsequent interview with investigators, she told them that she had spirits in her home, beings known for producing banging on the walls, strange voices, mysterious lights, and perhaps the most frightening, also claimed to have been brutally beaten and savagely raped by extremely violent, invisible forces. Taff and Gaynor initially disbelieved Doris, citing the commonly occurring phenomena of sleep paralysis as her diagnosis. However, the two changed their minds when witnesses to the events began to come forward, several of which were family members who had actually seen Doris being tossed through the air like a rag doll. In one instance, Doris' son attempted to intervene when he heard screaming and was throw across the room, breaking his arm. While Taff and Gaynor performed the first investigation of the home, they noticed that the house lights flickered occasionally, but didn't expect what happened next. During the first interview conducted with Doris' teenage son in the kitchen, the cabinets were flung open, pots and pans fell violently without anyone touching them, and everyone became suddenly aware of some kind of presence in the bedroom. The numerous photographs taken with a Polaroid camera refused to develop properly, instead producing sheets of white fuzz. Doris was immediately removed from the house, and to the astonishment of the investigators, the bizarre phenomena disappeared and pictures taken with the same camera and the same film cassette functioned normally once again. The investigation lasted ten weeks, during which Doris described horrific encounters with numerous beings, one being a kind of huge humanoid which she referred to as "The Entity", and two smaller beings that accompanied it and helped hold her down during attacks. In perhaps the famous report, more than 30 researchers were present as Doris attempted to summon the spirits into her bedroom. Equipped with recording material, Doris began to curse and yell at the spirits. To the surprise of many, strange lights began to appear around the room. A greenish fog began to form in the corner, swirling and growing. Within seconds, the shape of a man's upper torso began to manifest through the fog. Many witnesses claimed it was a male entity, very big and muscular but without a face. One researcher fainted after seeing the incredible phenomenon. Of course, recording cameras failed and only managed to capture the image of what appears to be an arc of light floating in the middle of the room. At the end of the investigation, the researchers recommended that Doris move because of how bad the situation had become. Bither and her family took the advice, and went to live in Texas, maintaining contact with the researchers. Unfortunately, the attacks did not disappear, and Doris continued being brutally assaulted. Eventually, Doris Bither disappeared with her family, shying away from the limelight gained by the release of the book and film written about her experiences. However, in recent times, some of the children have confirmed everything that happened in the house in Culver City, and even added an unexpected twist to the story. While living in San Bernardino, Doris said she was pregnant with The Entity's child. Today, the little yellow house still stands in Culver City, though it seems that whatever haunted it left with Doris. The current owners claim they've never witnessed anything strange.
Someone needs to get exorcised ....call Sam and Dean! lol
This is so creepy!!! =S
I read the book by Frank De Felitta, then, many years later, viewed the movie. Seems that this case was pretty well documented by the clinical psychologists, and, by many witnesses. My theory is that Doris Bither was an undiagnosed schizophrenic with RSPK abilities, which were unknown to her, that manifested themselves in the physical phenomena that was observed, measured, and documented by the research team.
She has to will the evil spirits to leave her and put all your faith in God and in his Son Jesus Christ.
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