Seattle home haunted? Parapsychologists have proven it, resident says

Man Says He Can Prove House Is Haunted

BOTHELL, Wash. (KCPQ) -- A Bothell man who says his home is haunted by poltergeists who turn over his furniture, burn his Bibles and throw objects says he finally has some answers.

A team from the Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology just released their report that says the disturbances and noises in the home may be from Irish settlers.

One of the noises picked up on surveillance cameras in the home is that of a baby laughing.

Bothell resident Keith Linder says the baby's laugh was recorded when no one was home. He says there also appears to be a shadow moving near the motion detector in the home -- and a few minutes later, the alarm goes off.

It's the latest evidence of what he says is four years of poltergeist activity in his rental home.

He's found his upstairs office completely trashed ... and objects thrown, including a pair of scissors buried in a wall.

Evidence Linder offered of a poltergeist living in his home:

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Linder just wanted an explanation for the phenomena.

"A previous team, Ghost Adventures, had been in and left with zero evidence and kind of painted us in the wrong light of attention-getting, hoaxing," he said.

But he refused to give up. So he convinced parapsychologist Steve Mera and paranormal specialist Don Philips from Britain to investigate, using a room full of equipment that they say recorded a smoke detector being knocked off the wall.

After a week living in the house, they certified it as an "intelligent haunting."

"We came here, we listened to Keith's story. We talked to a priest. That priest told us something quite phenomenal, that there was evidence, or he believed, Keith's home was built on settlements of people who had passed away and they could still be here," Mera said.

Philips crawled underneath the home to investigate and came out with some freaky recordings, including one in which a voice could be heard saying, "I want more, I want more."

Linder, for his part, feels vindicated.

"We were dragged through the mud, my girlfriend especially, dragged through the mud as being hoaxes, pranksters and attention-seekers -- none of which is true," he said.

The paranormal researchers say they have 427 recordings of EVPs -- or Electronic Voice Phenomena -- and will release their results to other researchers.

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