What one Pittsburgh family thought was their dream home turned out to be a house of horrors.
In a new book based on true events titled "The Demon of Browsnville Road," the Cranmer family claims that a demon terrorized them in their home for years.
Looking back, the Cranmer family says they should have realized something was wrong. They put in a low-ball offer on the home, and expected some haggling. "It was like -- SOLD!," Bob laughed, remembering how quickly the home became theirs. Bob recalls staring at the house as a child, dreaming about when it could be his. It has six fireplaces and three stories.
When they first moved in, odd things began happening but they were innocuous -– water left running, radios turning on. "Things that you kinda got used to," Bob explained.
For 10 years, the unexplained activity continued. Then, in 2003, it intensified. "This thing was out to get us," he said. Soon, instances of broken crosses and bleeding walls had the family terrified. "We'd wake up with scratches and bite marks." Eventually, "it would mangle and break the crosses on rosaries, crosses around their necks."
The worst, Bob said, was a "manifestation of a foul substance" found on the walls. Lab tests were inconclusive. "It's some type of fluid, but we found skin cells in it," Bob said. The odd substance was splattered all over the home.
It wasn't until exorcists forced the demon to leave that the family finally had peace.
The family says they are publishing their nightmarish story in an effort to help others.
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