THE HAUNTED 👿 The Touch of Death ᴸᴺᴬᵗᵛ

THE HAUNTED 👿 The Touch of Death ᴸᴺᴬᵗᵛ

August 14, 2019 35 By William Hollis


Oh Saranac Lake New York a quiet historic
resort town in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains the perfect place
to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city my name is Mike and I’m from
Saranac Lake New York originally I’m from New York City my wife’s name is
Jennifer she’s a fabulous woman mike is wonderful
he’s very level-headed he is a goal-oriented he’s definitely a city boy I’m a real-estate investor and i buy and
sell apartment buildings and vacant land I came up here on vacation then it grew
on me I surrounded by a lot of mountains and scenery it’s got some beautiful
lakes and there’s a lot of small shops I figured if I can live here and make the
same money I was making down in the city it’d be awesome my dream was actually to buy a nice big
property up here and I ended up hearing about this place and for sale I had
heard stories about it being disheveled being rundown so I figured well gee
that’s right up my alley I can get it at a good price I can move
into it renovate it I can have people in rent apartments so I will for my
four-bedroom house to my nine unit apartment building I didn’t know much of the history on it
I heard rumors about the place being haunted and I’m like come on ghosts I’m
like I’m gonna buy it anyway I started looking in the newspaper
departments her Saranac Lake and I came across this one the house absolutely
took my breath away it had this beautiful mysterious feeling
about I thought the house would be perfect for
my dogs Lilly and Jasmine she goes I want it I said good I never mentioned anything about ghosts
rumors I didn’t think it was important because I didn’t believe in it when I first moved into the building you
notice a change in Lillian Jasmine’s behavior Jasmine was very nervous and lose a lot more aggressive jasmine
would refuse to go into my bedroom and Lily was growling at nothing it was
really unnerving they weren’t comfortable in their own home and I I
didn’t like that at all I never said anything about lily and Jasmine’s
behavior being different because I thought it was an adjustment period when
I first moved in you could feel this energy and it was a little creepy I felt
uncomfortable I started hearing scratching and tapping
on my kitchen window I started seeing shadows I was sitting
on the couch one night and all of a sudden I heard my bedroom closet door
open that freaked me out I didn’t tell Mike
because I thought it was my imagination I live across the hallway from Jen and
as time went on we got to know each other just one thing led to another
everything was great when you know you’ve met the right person you just
know it it was amazing things are going great
and our personal lives we did a lot of fantasizing for the future what we would
do with the real estate business we were looking forward to everything that was
yet to come the building was dead quiet we were remodeling at the time I heard
noises coming from the third floor there was nothing on the third floor at
that point in time it was totally got it I went up the stairs I had to find out if anybody was up
there I was really nervous to open the door I opened the door I looked in it was
pitch black there was no electricity or anybody couldn’t see and I just kind of
stood there for a second white hand come it was reaching I was going to touch my face all of a sudden his white hand come it was from reaching and it was going to
touch my face it wasn’t hazy it wasn’t see-through it
was like a real human hand it was amazingly scary at that
split-second Mike opened the attic door all the way from Holly came fun again
and there was nothing around I’m not sure what would have happened if
he hadn’t open that door she was scared she’s nervous she didn’t know if she was
thinking of this herself or if there’s actually something here that’s when she
had asked me if the place had ghosts I’m like there’s no way there’s any ghosts
here I told her about the rumors that’s a
rumor so I kind of just shuffled that aside to you’ve been raised all your
life to believe there’s no such thing as ghosts and then all of a sudden you see
something like that you can’t keep denying what’s there you know you have
to recognize it and might didn’t believe it I’m just like until I see something
it’s the last thing I’m gonna think about I just carried on with my business
like I normally would and let it be we were redoing the kitchen on the first
floor there’s people moving in and we’re already behind so I went in there to go
and finished a project as I was using my circular saw I was drawing a line and I
was cutting some plywood for my floor all of a sudden I heard the dog growling
she turned around and she growled again but it was a longer growl if I get up I’m looking around I didn’t
see anything then all of a sudden I felt like I was being stared down Psalm like
this and I look and I see a little girl I’m walking up to the door and then turn
and look at me and she’s staring right at me through the glass there’s a whole
outline of her hair her face her body but there were no lies you see right through as I started to move it she just
dissipated into midair I put my stuff down I went into my
apartment sat on the couch I had to sit there for a second to catch my breath
there is no other logical explanation for what I saw I seen a ghost when Mike
told me that he saw a little girl I was just like wow
until you physically see something you don’t believe in it that’s when I knew
what Jed was telling me mr. truth at that point I realized this is real this
is really happening it wasn’t my imagination we kept these occurrences to
herself we were trying to maintain a professional image the last thing I
needed was for this to get out the worst thing that could have ever happened is I
could have lost everything my name is Jody and I live in Mike and
Jen’s apartment Billy I have a dog named Sheba
she’s say German Shepherd golden lab a few weeks after I moved into my
apartment I was sitting in my recliner watching TV Sheba was in her stance mode
like when she goes after a cat or squirrel and that’s when I felt
something right here very hot breathing on my neck I jumped
right out of my chair and when I turned my head I saw this white ghostly figure
floating when I turned my head I saw this ghostly
white foggy mist like figure moving into my kitchen and it went through my couch
Shiva went after it in the kitchen and poop I just disappeared it was really scary I told Mike and
Jenna and they didn’t respond or anything
Jodie lives on the first floor one day she came up to us and she said that she
was having some stuff out we didn’t know what to tell her how to advise her
anything we certainly didn’t want to scare her there was only the one time
I’ve seen it it never happened again I wasn’t gonna move right out for that i’m jamie and i rented apartment D which
is on the first floor one day I was out in the hallway doing laundry I saw out of the corner of my eye a pair
of legs standing at the top of the stairs it almost looked like the figure of a
woman and nurse maybe just stand-in there I jerked my head up and when I
looked up they were gone I knew there was nobody up there when
somebody is out there the floor creaks very badly when I told Michael about it
he kind of shrugged it off my reaction was really I go along with it I was a
little concerned that it would freak her out to the point that she wouldn’t move
out I was pretty frightened by the thought of something otherworldly being
in the same place as me it got to be very difficult predicament we were
trying to keep it a secret and it wasn’t a secret anymore we were so afraid that the real-estate
business was going to just crumble because of this
I put everything I had into this building into my business
and the last thing I wanted is some ghosts tearing it all apart my name is Alan I live in Saranac Lake
New York my building is located just down the street from where Mike and Jen
live they came to me because some of their tenants experienced noises and
unexplained phenomena when I was talking to Alan he had told me that he has a
hard time keeping in tenants and a couple of his units because they’re
haunted one of our tenants has experienced things that are downright
bizarre she has pets acting very strange her cat
literally growled and cats generally don’t growl she mentioned something to
me regarding all the clothing was taken out of the closet our downstairs tenant
said had recently vacated said that they have also experienced things doors that
would close for no apparent reason noise of feet shuffling across the floor
that type of thing if your building is haunted the fear can
actually proliferate through all of the tenants I have heard a lot from people
in general that there’s more paranormal activity in the Saranac Lake region or
area I haven’t seen any evidence of it as of yet so I personally don’t believe
it it’s a very fine line you got a walk you got to keep the tenants happy and
make sure that they’re not upset because even if nothing really is happening just
the rumour alone can render you’ll a pariah everybody’s gonna want to avoid
your building now I know I’m not the only one all the hard work that I put into my
business I could have lost from this one project Mike works nights
so something happens with the building I have to take care of it and that
includes going down into the cellar one night we were having hot water heater problems it was very late nobody was awake I went down into the cellar and it was
just dead silence the seller in our house is unbelievably
creepy I had problems going down there in the
daytime there’s rusted chains cobwebs and
everything hanging from the ceiling it’s just like going into a horror movie I’m
standing there trying to figure out what’s wrong with this hot-water heater
and all of a sudden I fingers
go down my back tales of the haunted 200 miles from the Todd’s residence in
another part of New York State is the Shanley hotel over the years
many people have passed tragically on the premises once the hotel literally
burned to the ground guests have reported hearing ghostly
sobs and feeling mysterious tugs hotel shanley owner cynthia and sal captured
this EVP they believe is a communication from a spirit all of a sudden I felt a finger go down
my back like that and then it just stopped I jumped and then I turned
around expecting to see something but when I looked there was absolutely
nothing behind me and took off I ran up the stairs and ran
out when I first told Mike that I had been
touched by something he was completely and totally stunned so babe are you sure
wasn’t anything you brushed up against she said no because there was nothing in
this side of the room I’m no longer seeing things I’m being touched now if
it can touch me what else is a capable of doing she was scared
scared the heck out of me but my wife says something touched me that’s not
something that I really feel too comfortable with when you see something
and you hear something I can deal with that but when something physically
touches you that’s a whole different story I’m thinking what am I gonna do how am I
gonna handle this I had no answers we really needed to look for help my name is Chris I’m the founder of orbs
we’ve done over a hundred cases we specialize in residential and historical
places when Mike first called his biggest concerns was the safety for his
wife the dogs and his tenants when I found out that Jenna Mike were
getting help from orbs I was very excited even though I know what I saw
you still would like that second opinion when we pulled up to Mike’s house it was
just an uncomfortable energy the moment we walked in edges didn’t
feel right normally when I go into an investigation
I feel fine but when i walked in i felt the beard it was very powerful you felt
you were not alone throughout the investigation we used
night-vision cameras thermal imaging cameras EMF detectors motion sensors and
voice recorders we were told this hallway supposed to be
very active there was no windows around it was pitch black when I was up on the
third floor I had a very difficult time breathing you just felt like something was closing
in on you I started panning the place with the
thermal camera and couldn’t believe what I’ll see there was actually a handprint
on that wall the thermal-imaging camera that we used detects hot cold anything
in between so something had to touch that wall to see the handprint the feeling was
just overwhelming that’s the point to a friend
when you put my hand there and show me where I put my hand next to the
handprint clearly my hand was bigger it’s small
enough it looks like a child’s handprint you could see that the handprint was
dissipated little by little it was disappearing a heat signature will only last in an
area for a little while before it disappears so something had to have been
up there within the last 5-10 minutes for that handprint to still be there and
we knew for a fact that we were the only ones in the building it’s time I think Mike had seen a little girl Jen had seen
the whitish hand and now we capture a handprint that’s pretty significant for
us to catch something like that on our thermal cameras great validation the
handprint validates what I’ve seen with a little child and what Jen had seen up
at the foot of the stairs and it all just ties it in together we entered a cellar because Jen told us
about the time she was down there and she got touched we have their handheld motion sensor
it’s extremely accurate it detects mass density there’s a
difference in mass that crosses it it will pick up on that we’re asking questions how old were you
passed away are you the one that touched Jana in the back
did you slide your finger down her back oh and just at that exact moment
the motion sensor started to go off what I knew something was coming towards me
something was about to attack oh all of a sudden the motion sensor
started to go off anybody there okay why didn’t help my
radio your freaking up as a paranormal investigator when our equipment starts
going off and there’s no explanation for it we believe there’s a spirit trying to
show itself knowing that there’s nothing there than this piece of equipment going
on I knew it was time to get out of there it felt as if something was about
to attack I knew something was coming towards me we moved out of that area immediately that’s when it set in that what was
going on was not normal it was paranormal the evidence that we’ve
captured in the cellar and with the handprint leads us to believe that what
the tenants are experiencing what Mike and Jan are experiencing is authentic it
tells you that something intelligent is there this thing can leave its mark they
can feel things that can touch things when you have that piece of evidence
that validates everything it brings it together that just makes it more like oh
my gosh we got stuff here I was so worried about lily and jasmine so Chris
had given me st. Benedict medals he told me to put them on Lily and Jasmine
scholars st. Benedict medals are supposed to ward off anything evil that
might come and try to attack you I was hoping that by having the medals around
the dog’s collars that it would protect them until we had a chance to come back after investigation and experiencing
what we experienced I had suggested to Mike and Jan to do some history on their
own house to see what they could find we were finding out more and more that
the same kinds of things were happening to other people we reached out to one of the historians
of Saranac Lake for more information there’s a lot more going on than what I
actually knew when we were doing research we found out
that our house was a caer cottage it used to be used for patients that had
tuberculosis we had found death records dating back
to 1929 we had come across a ton of people that actually came there to cure
and die there the Historical Society referred me to
Howard Riley Howard’s been here his whole life if anybody knew anything it
was Howard my name is Howard Riley and I’ve served
as mayor Billie’s manager and now I’m a town magistrate all of those huge houses
of Saranac Lake were operated with secure cottages for TB patients I was
the trade boy at some of the bigger cottages downtown we’d carry trays from
the kitchen because people were actually bedridden a lot of patients did die in
Saranac Lake there was probably a lot of unfinished
business maybe the Rasputin’s around the lingered
here because there were so many people died in a very small area
as you as seeing this unfold you’re realizing that it’s not only this place
it’s the entire area the whole town is affected it makes you wonder are these
people the ones that are walk in the hallways just a few short weeks from the time
arms left life was turned upside down the activity just amped up every time
you walked into the house there was a heaviness in the air to the point that
you felt like you were being smothered we have knocking on our windows outside
you go out there there’s nothing there and you feel like you’re being watched the metal that Chris gave me for Jasmine
was torn off I found it right in the middle of the living room floor I
thought well maybe they were playing and maybe it got ripped off
maybe I need to attach it more securely so I did and again the next day
it wasn’t on her collar Jazmin became so unbelievably panic she
was actually hi did not come out I don’t know what was ripping it off but I was
starting to get a little scared whatever was there that was angry and it was
attacking her dogs after orbs left my didn’t see Jenna Mike
that much you know are in the building it gave me like a bad feeling in my
stomach like something bad had happened I needed to do something to fight for
her at all so I did a prayer session I started
praying and all of a sudden I had a hard time
breathing I feel like something was suffocating
whatever was it was attacking me physically and spiritually whatever this thing was was attacking me
physically and spiritually I took the holy water I did the sign
across and then all of a sudden I felt like this whole blanket and negative
energy come right off him to be under attack by an invisible
entity that’s scary because it messes with your head it messes with your
feelings it messes with everything when I learned he did this I actually
got very infuriated with him because if you don’t really know what
you’re doing you don’t mess with things like that cuz who knows what could
happen the whole situation was way too vague
for the both of us we didn’t wanna live like that anymore
we decided to contact orbs to have them come back to take care of it for us we
learned that after we loved the activity was still going on and is starting to
escalate the mic being attacked during his prayer
session tells me that the spirits are strong the spirits can be angered I
believe that that spirit that he was in contact with did not want to be pushed
out of the house that worried me Spears can be dangerous they can hurt you we
needed to get a solution for this we needed to do something then we need to
do it now this was larger than just Mike and Jen’s
place we learned that there were other homes in a area that we’re having the
same type of things happening a lot of the spirits in this town had no closure
that’s a lot of energy that’s locked up into these homes we decided to do a town blessing because
this was the best chance for us to help put all those souls and rest we spoke to orbs and they suggested
instead of a house blessing a town blessing I thought it was an amazing
idea the cleansers one house was not gonna
help the whole town was filled with pure cottages doing a complete town blessing
in ceremony that will cleanse the entire city of
Saranac Lake in Mike and Jen zone at the same time when I heard that there’s
gonna be a town blessing I thought it was wonderful
I said it’s about time we light these candles in honor and in
memory of all in this community who have been affected by tuberculosis the town
blessing was held at Riverside Park right in the middle of Saranac Lake
those who suffered from the disease and those who cared for the sick Reverend
Ann is the Reverend at st. Luke’s Church she did a candle lighting ceremony a
prayer litany and blessing for the entire town suffered from river power dryly he said a few words today is
to remember not only the patients but the immense humanity and the townspeople
to start a quake the point of the town blessing was to bring the people of
Saranac Lake together and remind everybody of what happened and honor
those people that have died in the town and also hopefully make it easy for the
spirits that didn’t pass over to finally have peace rest eternal grant to them Oh
God and let light perpetual shine upon them
the general reaction to the blessing was great we were able to educate people and
to bring some of the townspeople they gathered it was tremendous it just had
such an impact on both of us it was incredible
it was very emotional for some people and I really think it did a lot of good
for this town to finally bring peace over the town and I think about all
these people that went through this it was so awesome I think that now Saranac Lake will be a
little bit more peaceful and hopefully the spirits that were here will be able
to rest sound after the town blessing I’ve noticed
some marked improvement in Lillian Jasmine’s behavior they’re great they’re
not nervous anymore jasmine is more calm Lily isn’t doing the weird things that
she was doing before the vibing the whole entire building as a whole is
great it’s very harmonious it’s almost like
one big family this experience brought us closer we
hope that we could just live our lives peacefully without any negative energy
around us you