A Christmas Story House (Live) – Paranormal History Profile

A Christmas Story House (Live) – Paranormal History Profile

September 3, 2019 10 By William Hollis


santé for red white or BB gun for
Christmas you definitely shoot your eye out
you should stick with the leg lamp well hello there pair of peeps and
welcome to another episode of our haunted travels I am your host Sean
Donnelly I’m your co-host Marion darling do you have a problem up there little
mental issue that’s the other movie that’s between me and my daughter
that’s Uncle Eddie cousin Eddie hope everyone is having a great day today
we’re trying something new no yeah before I get into that though if you’re
into the paranormal history and some forensic type videos you’re in the right
spot go ahead right now smash that subscribe button ring the bell this is
the right place for you panic the videos alright today we are talking about the
Christmas story house and we’re doing things a little bit different because
normally these type of videos which we call location videos which means we’ve
been to that location right these come out on Friday and it kind of wraps up
the week but we thought hey we’re off work why not let’s pray at least I
thought that Marian’s like I’ll be back I’ll come and sit in a chair and look
pretty be your clickbait but this particular
location you had their website up right yeah I know cuz I need their address
this particular location is not in the panic decom database no it’s not this is
the first time we’ve done a location video no second time second time now
first time we’ve done a location video that’s not in the database but it does
have a little bit of paranormal stuck to it
a little bit maybe we caught a report about this location a couple years ago
that there was a TV crew that was going out to film a paranormal show and I’m
thought hey Jack bought another paranormal location let’s go go there
and add it to the database but nothing came out about it yeah absolutely that
show never made it to air the the show was American
haunts and it was supposed to be in the seventh episode that’s what they were
told it was gonna be the Christmas story house was gonna be part of the seventh
episode but then they never I guess got picked up and so it just kind of drifted
away kind of drift it away so it doesn’t make the database right because we don’t
add them in the database if other people don’t report paranormal claims however
here is a very cool location we’re going to tell you how it became a museum and
show you some pictures and stuff from us being there and tell you about our
experiences but before we do that let’s take a look at chat see yous all here
do you have chat oh my dear I’m getting you your address all right all right
okay so I can go back into my doing this live we’re gonna have to mingle in some
of our livestream stuff to say hello to chat and whoever’s whole here that’s
right that’s right but it said that we were the only ones there and I know
that’s a lie so I refreshed and now we have people that 15 watching us so she’s
doing that if anybody can let me know and chat this is our first while second
first live stream has a couple on this new computer so if you guys can hear us
and see us and everything’s okay please let me know chat there’s a problem I
guess I should have asked that in the beginning yeah I think the camera needs
to move over a little bit cuz you’re you got a lot of gap on your side I’m like
right up against the edge but it’s all good have to fix that
yeah so I have the participants if you are ready go for okay
Abraxas paranormal is here cliff riser happy trails hiking joy Stewart Justin
mellow Kells fam lady Abraxas Marty’s crew our family adventures McGee films
Michael fire junior shot girl tu-114 and that’s how I wrote well hello
everybody and welcome wampa welcome that’s how I roll great news about
Justin by the way yes great news look and sound pretty good
well I guess I my late night I was working on this kind of worked out late
night early morning yeah Maryann was out alright so anyways
locations video so what we do is we kind of show the record in a panic the home
database I already just said hey it’s not in panic deep so we’re gonna skip
that part but normally have a little video that we
throw in there that my lovely narration partner here does a history video about
the location we don’t have that for this we’re gonna do it live we are ok I keep
saying Jesus the talent she just shows up whatever you need me to do alright so
how many people like the movie A Christmas Story I know this has been a
debate she could tell Marion doesn’t like it so I really hope the owners of
the location find this video doodle spite doug is here and super excited so
I think doodles likes Christmas story okay well Marion doesn’t write Michael
fire junior says I bet Annette Reagan’s in here – I probably yes so anyways everyone knows you know if
you’ve watched a movie have you ever even watched it I watched it once and
that was poncy – that’s enough well there’s like so many infamous things
from that movie mm-hmm you know like when we opened about the BB gun you put
your eye out the slide we talked about last week we talked about castle Noel
where a lot of those movie props are still there tomorrow on our live stream
at 5 o’clock we’re gonna be doing Christmas Story movie trivia some
behind-the-scenes stuff on let’s talk paranormal it’s gonna be fun we might
make it a little trivia game but a lot of that movie was filmed right in
Cleveland Ohio okay some of it was up in Canada and some
other place somewhere on sound stages but I’ll tell you a lot about about the
Christmas story house which is located at three 159 West 11th Street in
Cleveland Ohio and of course it is open to the public but I will tell you there
every night now yes you could stay there overnight and you could stay at the bump
of this house yes overnight what’s it is I have no idea I
would recommend not going at Christmastime oh absolutely we went in
July and it was packed and on our tour there was 40 some people on the tour in
July because this is like one of the number one it’s up there I know it’s top
five tourist attractions for Cleveland now I can just imagine if you get flight
it gets stuck in Cleveland where you’re gonna go you’re gonna go to heart the
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame probably Christmas Story House are you serious
it’s in Cleveland we’re gonna go check it out I bet you at Christmastime that
place is packed I’m sure it is because there seems to be a lot of
people who do like that although there are a few people in our chat who are
with me I’m just saying really yeah okay well
I’m glad we picked this for a topic there are some people who agree with you
and like it’s here okay that’s all right that’s okay all right so let’s move on
what we’re gonna talk about is not really the history of the house when we
do a location video Maryann really digs into the history of the building okay
when it was built the size of it who the architect was who the builders were that
kind of thing anything I can find anything it she
could dig up no pun intended but anything that she could find we put that
well she puts that in the history videos the location videos this one it’s a
house okay so basically it’s just a regular house that the I think it was
built in 1895 say she knows was built in 1895 the movie studio pretty much bought
it to film there and then it kind of just went into private hands and it was
one of those things where it was starting to go basically so what we’re
going to talk about is how it became a regular house and into a museum how it
was restored and now you can actually go see it this is one thing I like about
this of course you do when you get to it I’m sure you have it in your information
over there and your stuff so I’m sure that that will be the how it became a
museum yes okay this is what she likes about this yes so let’s get started okay
let’s do that Brax this wants to know if the leg lamp
is still there they do make them so yes there is a good question great Segway
yeah stay tuned here we go all right so everyone knows about the Christmas story
house this is where they lived yeah okay that’s from the movie that’s a
picture from the movie there that’s the way it looked like in the movie so get
it good you know commit that to memory that type of thing because the picture
I’m going to show you at the end it’s gonna be pretty interesting alright so
what we’re talking about is a gentleman named Brian Jones this guy is one of our
heroes well one of my heroes last week we talked castle Noel we talked about
Mark Klaus and some of these other places that we’re gonna be talking about
like next week was the the guy who saved the fort these guys are our heroes
they’re going out and saving these locations whether their paranormal
historical doesn’t matter these guys kind of like step up and basically their
lives they put their life and to change you know saving these locations yeah
what if we had if we had the money absolutely I had the funds I definitely
go and try to save some of these especially the history behind him and
that kind of thing so anyways the story about Brian Jones he’s the owner of the
of the museum right now so how do you go from you know how do you get one of
these locations and make it a museum like how do you do that unless you have
like tons of money and it’s a hobby like Henry Ford and he collected buildings
you know but he had the money to do it so the way this happened is basically
Brian Jones is originally from San Diego which we were just knows that and he was
in the Naval Academy he wanted to become a flyer a navy flier yes he did so he
got his degree in aerospace engineering but when he went to become a pilot he
had a problem his vision his vision he couldn’t pass the test to become a jet
pilot very sad so this was I could imagine very depressing mm-hmm okay and he was having a hard time so in order to
cheer him up his family and this is this is this is pretty cool story his family
sent him a leg lamp now the whole family were big fans of a Christmas story
apparently so yeah so his parents actually went and got a mannequin and
pulled it out and made a leg lamp and Senate him as a joke ya know they kind
of cheer him up and Brian’s the kind of guy who was like hmm this is kind of
cool it basically he made a business out of it
yes well other people kept saying hey where’d you get that where’d you get
that leg lamp so they started making him so he did he started a business and he
launched a new website to sell the lamps ecommerce website April 9 2003 mm-hmm
and in the description is a link to their store I already put it in there
see how that works do that early morning in hours but there’s a link to the
original story and it’s actually now the Gift Shop ecommerce site
yes and he did quite well very well yeah you could say that very well so now that
you see where you can go and by the leg lamps and stuff like that they all come
from Brian basically he has a company that manufactures him of course I’m sure
he had to go through all the hoops and get the licensing and all of us are like
that but that just became a passion for him that that he wanted to do that the
cool thing about it is is that he generated some some cash some spending
cash that’s right a little pocket change from doing that actually I’m jumping
ahead so there it is that’s the link to the e-commerce site that link leads down
in the description so when his parents actually sent him this lamp
they actually packaged it in the crate and it said fragility on the side that’s
okay all right so let’s keep going so Brian’s wife sent him an email one day
enter my favorite part of the whole story and said hey by the way guess what
I found on eBay yeah found on eBay that the house from
the movie is for sale yeah she thought it would be kind of amusing little this
you know he would take her seriously that’s right he’s the kind of guy who’s
like hmm I’d like to head back so he got ahold of the seller yes
originally on eBay it was going for ninety nine thousand dollars he got a
holder to the seller and said hey I’ll give you 150 thousand for today and
within 24 hours he owned the house everything taken care of he flew to
Cleveland for the first time to sign the papers yeah and it he did decide that
you know hey the house has not been kept the same and a lot of the inside was
actually filmed in sound stages and things like that so he watched the movie
and he took meticulous notes use the movie as research yes to put everything
you know the way it is in the movie they didn’t film a lot of that and you know
that’s how it they do it at a studio but when they did film there across the
street there’s a tavern yeah which we went to we did very did that was there
and all the actors would hang out there and a crew and stuff like that and had a
great time and all that stuff but what you’re seeing right now is the
original eBay ad okay that went out and it was going for ninety nine thousand
dollars you can see the house right here where it doesn’t look like the way it
did in the movie okay there’s that picture blown up a little bit he’s like
yep I want it so he bought it and he turned it he renovated it back to the
way it looked in the movie right it cost him two hundred forty thousand dollars
to do the renovations so you know he bought it for a hundred fifty did all
those extra renovations to put it back to movie quality yeah yeah so if he had
it up he paid 150 would you say 150 spent 250 on renovations yeah it’s
actually 240 but that’s roughly four hundred thousand dollars he spent to
make this museum that’s how it started was just that just the house now it’s a
whole complex they owned buildings across the street then there’s a museum
that had props in it and like I said they just bought the bump was this house
too did the first year the first year when he opened the door 2006 2006
Thanksgiving of 2006 actually that first season right sixty thousand people went
through that house at $10 a pop yeah in 2006 and the numbers have gone up every
year so they’re generating couple coins they don’t have to worry about the fact
that he didn’t get to you know fly planes for the military don’t have to
worry about being a pilot so pretty cool place we were there in
July of June or July of 2017 July July tonight towards the end of
July yeah yeah and that actually we went there the same day we went to Castle
Noel the second time because we went to how did we do it the we went to the we
went to the Christmas story house first first and we had to be a castle Noel by
2 right because in the summer time Castle Noel only has one tour a day yeah
yeah we took Mary Ann’s dad with us on a little adventure so I’m going to show
you some pictures yeah we went in the house we didn’t go across the street to
the other building they have actually three buildings that they use now the
house the gift shop and then they have another building where they have
memorabilia from the movie we didn’t go in the memorabilia from the movie
building because we had to leave we had to get to castle to get to the castle
all day too so yeah you’ll see this this guy in here looking at stuff that’s Mary
Ann’s dad yes that’s a net for those of you who
know Annette Regan from Michael fairs stream that is her husband my dad yeah
so you can see how inside he renovated it too and that’s a fake turkey by the
way but you’ve renovated the house to make it look like the movie which is
kind of cool no fire extinguisher how much was the tour well they range in
price okay offseason I think it was seven dollars seven eight dollars on
season it’s it’s ten eleven actually general admission is
general admission is currently $13 children three to 12 is ten dollars
seniors 60 and over and get in for 1150 yeah they do a very good tour that’s
actually how we learned the story of how the house became a museum originally
they tell you that story about Brian and they take you into the house you could
go upstairs you could go out back
yes now if you are a member of the military you know knowing Brian’s
military background he actually is a 20% discount to anyone who is active or
retired military yeah so you could go all over the place spend as much time
there that you want also like Mary Ann mentioned earlier you can actually rent
a room there and spend the night if you want to that’s probably a little bit
pricier I know when they first opened it it was to be the first person to stay in
there it was very expensive but it was that probably went to help offset some
of that renovation cost but the link to their website is down in the description
where you can find out more of this stuff I even put a link directly to the
eBay stuff and I’m gonna be posting all that on our patreon page and all that
stuff so our experiences there yeah our experiences as far as being there what
did you think you didn’t like the movie you like the movie experiences but the
way they had we didn’t have any paranormal experiences but as far as the
the house itself goes I it was very nicely put together they had really cool
thing I don’t know if you have a picture of it gonna come up but they have a
telephone that you could pick up and you can hear them yelling and screaming and
like stuff from the movie and just it was really I thought if I liked the
movie this would have been really cool yeah there’s another little tidbit that
we learned when we were there because you don’t really catch it unless you
really watch clothes in the movie but that box that the lamp came in yeah that
was stamped for Julie yes it’s actually cut off yes
it doesn’t say fragile all the way across I think there might be a picture
of it popping up here we’ll talk about this on the live stream tomorrow too but
the reason behind that is is when they were carrying the box that go into the
house it was too wide yeah they couldn’t get had they had to stop stop production
walk cut the box didn’t have time to make a new prop cut the Box make its
Bowl or so it goes through the door so it just says fragile
I think it cuts it off on the on the eye or the ill or something like that
yeah but the it’s just it’s off-centered I think it I think it still says all of
fragile doesn’t it but it’s it’s off-centered and they are and they were
like oh we need to cut the other side and they’re like no that way it’s kind
of cooler just leave it but the gift shop is all set up like those crates so
when you come in it looks like you’re inside one of them crates for the for
the lamp it’s actually pretty neat yeah kind of cool my experience yeah thanks
for asking yeah anytime I thought it was too busy
to be honest with ya we did when we got there we had to wait mm-hmm a half hour
maybe forty minutes we had to sign up for the tour yeah for the tour then they
give us a ticket and it’s like okay you’re at this time yeah so we want to
wear a cross the street you know what’s the thing so yeah we went we were an
eight and though in the bar restaurant that all of the actors aid in so that
was kind of cool because I wanted to go as we were sitting there eating lunch we
looked out and one of the tours was leaving in a day just they were just
pouring out like I said forty forty-five people on there
yeah that or I could just imagine right now they actually have a webcam that’s
on there their website yeah even watch the outside who’s gonna go at
Christmastime and just see how many people are there yeah but they say they
line down the street it’s it’s crazy parking would be horrid
yeah because parking is horrible in the summer well I went and somebody in the
chat had asked they said I bet you the neighbors love this Oh the neighbors do
the neighbors do love it because they get to charge for parking right they
make money on parking yeah they let you park all over their yards and they
charge you you probably have to go someplace and take a you know a bus in
or something like that yeah don’t you think yes all right so
what we got going on in chat here I don’t know what’s going on in chat but I
did look up the prices for that for the house to stay in
so if you want to stay there on Christmas Eve oh geez
if you want to stay there on Christmas Eve it is two thousand four hundred and
ninety five dollars two thousand twenty five hundred dollars basically to spend
the night there on Christmas Eve but how cool would that be spend the night so
much four hundred and ninety five dollars January seventh through October
31st and then they have you know five hundred seven hundred so so dollars for
other times but Christmas Eve that’s the biggie that’s the biggie it would be
cool to say that you did that but not $2,500 cool no no I can rent that
there’s a Lizzie Borden house oh I can rent the whole Lizzie Borden house for
about this yeah and it’s the Lizzie Borden
yeah is a little pricey but there are fans out there that will pay that and
they’re getting that and they’re renting that it’s just I’m really impressed with
I don’t know what it put with Myron Oriole sales with Bryan because he
didn’t really get you know totally like upset because he just went through this
and he couldn’t become a pilot now I bet you he was on that would have really
made me upset you know if you were doing that in this is not gonna happen
but then to see this leg lamp arrived you just tell you like count on how his
family is you know your cheer up there’s a there’s a lady yeah it’s a special
prize yeah okay so I think we’re coming to the end I think we’re gonna wrap it
up here we’ve been on for 25 minutes this is a long one Oh long location okay
we are gonna go live tomorrow at 5 p.m. for let’s talk paranormal but we’re
gonna be talking a Christmas Story house movie trivia and yeah yeah
so just before you know we say I was gonna say is there anything else there
so there you go there always is we did talk at the beginning about how there
was you know no official paranormal claims and they had had a movie crew was
coming out to do the videography they actually did a whole big thing for it
they were there for several days and everything but it turned out that
America huh American haunts not America American haunts actually asked to go
there because of the age of the house they thought that that would have some
so they basically went there without any without any existing claim great I would
love to have a conversation if you catch this I would love to have a conversation
with you sometime I’ll buy you a cup of coffee not a problem just sit down for
like 5-10 minutes because if there are paranormal claims in that house he would
know about it he renovated the house personally by himself and we all know
when you do renovations renovations stimulate my activity yeah I would love
to sit down with it five minutes but just five minutes how come you are
haunted travels t-shirt so anyways I was supposed to be in episode 7 but it never
came to fruition so I don’t know if something there but it’s not around
water it’s in the middle of a neighborhood I think if there was any
activity now it would be fans coming back maybe I don’t know hmm interesting
it is interesting we didn’t do any property search or anything like that
like we normally do to find out if there was any bad stuff right it happened
there were there were several deaths that did happen in the house okay I
documented that there was we don’t have an invitation I don’t have personally
that documentation it’s just all secondhand yeah that I’ve gotten so far
okay but since it’s not in the database we
haven’t really dug in that deep yeah be interesting though again Brian
free t-shirt button just let me know the size and I’ll bring it just sit down
have a cup of coffee maybe over there across the street at that little bar
hickey dooku bar that’s fire Hickey dhikr I don’t know I made a coming up
come on all right are we gonna look at check let’s look at chat here one more
time before we say goodbye they like move on fans and friends and family they
like the phone beautiful like the movie but not too yeah my dad loved the phone
and he loved picking up the like BB gun take a picture by the Christmas tree oh
there’s a speaking of which it’s on my screen over here yeah there’s always a
deli but basically they like the movie or they didn’t like the movie but the
ones that like the movie don’t like it enough to spend $2,500 there say that
Christmas Steve yeah but there are there are probably big-time fans out there
that would do that and Marty’s crew likes my new word I made up already well
hey again thank you everyone for coming by and playing with us here for half
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