Sean Monaghan was twelve when he had his first paranormal experience. He saw a shadow person in the hallway and it terrified him, but it also sparked an interest in the paranormal. Fast forward to the year 2011, to an adult Sean with a wife and child, and a rented house straight out of Amityville Horror! At the time he first visited the house for rent in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Sean was well aware of his sensitivity to spirits—he could sense them and feel their presence—consequently when he checked out the basement, he immediately sensed a dark and evil presence lurking about the non-functional well.
Wells tend to be a portal for entities of all kinds, and Sean knew this, but despite the “bad feeling” he mentioned to his wife, it didn’t stop them from renting the house. One evening while the couple was experimenting with an Ouija board, a spirit came through and identified himself as “Nelmond”. (Note the word “demon” within the name). Shortly after this initial contact was made, the stomping began. Footsteps were heard on the basement stairs late at night and heavy stomping in the attic above their heads.
Sean consulted a friend, a “religious” type about the noises in the house and invited him to check it out for himself. Somewhat reluctantly, his friend agreed, partly because of the fear in Sean’s voice, and also to confirm his own disbelief. Soon after Sean and his friend went into the attic, the stomping began, and only then did the friend understand Sean’s fear. He suggested inviting a pastor friend to the house to pray and get rid of the entity. When that failed to work, Sean invited a few like-minded friends to the house for an intervention with the demon.
The average house spirits will often leave a house when the occupants let them know they aren’t welcome, or it is time to go to the light. Negative energies are a different breed altogether. They tend to feed off the energy of their prey, and in serious cases, will attempt to take possession of the person. During the intervention, the group experienced a considerable shift in the atmosphere as the room temperature got colder and the lights dimmed on their own. When the entity spelled out on the Ouija board that it wanted to possess “Sean M”, Sean refused to participate any further and gave the board to his friends when they left. The paranormal activity got worse.
Items were thrown from the top of the fridge at a friend who was visiting. While Sean was at work one day, his wife heard a voice that sounded like his calling to her in the kitchen. A telephone call to Sean confirmed that he was indeed at work and he advised his wife to stay in the living room with their son and he would be home soon. When Sean arrived home, his wife went into the basement for something and seconds later came running up the stairs screaming that something had growled at her.
Sean realized the entity was trying to get to him through his family, so he sent his son to stay with his parents. Meanwhile, Sean was suffering from mental and physical exhaustion, an attempt on the demon’s part, he believed, to weaken him. Sean decided it was time to face down his fear. He would confront the demon in its own territory, in the basement in the pitch black, with the lights off! Sean sat down on a chair and said “I’m here!” He challenged the demon to make its presence known or get out, said it had no power here, and forbade it from being in his home. Sean felt the air change and become tense, and a weight descended on him that was completely exhausting. He decided to reach out for help.
Sean spoke to a team of paranormal investigators in New Jersey who advised him to stop any further investigation as it would make him more vulnerable. Sean didn’t listen and went ahead and purchased investigative equipment. He made certain his family was safe and confronted the entity again, demanding signs, gathering information, and learning what he could. He decided to consult a well-known paranormal psychic in the UK by telephone and when Sean explained the readings he was getting from the equipment, the psychic told him it was not a spirit he was dealing with but something more, and at that moment Sean was standing directly in front of it. She said it was a powerful force that could launch Sean across the room if it really wanted to hurt him.
Sean’s wife noticed personality changes in him. When he drank, his eyes changed color and he was acting different, becoming more aggressive in his confrontations with the entity. Meanwhile Sean captured an EVP (Electronic voice phenomena) recording of a child calling for help in the basement and a growl, similar to what his wife heard. At night both Sean and his wife heard a little boy talking and whispering. At times, Sean felt breathing on his neck and felt cold spots in the room. He recorded shadows being manipulated without any rational explanation. And on a visit to the house, Sean’s mother heard the baby gate get slammed down hard onto the floor as though someone had picked it up and hurled it.
Sean’s father was initially skeptical but soon realized something in the house was trying to harm his son and family. He did something uncharacteristic and called on the spirits of his parents “to come and do battle with whatever evil spirit was there and get it out of the house!” According to Sean, the air changed, “something was different, like a weight had been lifted, and for a while it made a difference.” Sean continued to sage the house, his son returned home, and the family tried to restore things to normal. But eventually the entity returned.
The incident that finally drove the family from the house happened one evening when Sean and his wife were going through photos on the computer. When the photos of the basement came up, the images began to change to show “evil faces and arms and things of that nature…if you’ve seen a picture of hell and torture, it looked like that. My wife pointed at the living room and in the middle of the wall was an evil looking face, staring right at me. I saw something materialize out of the air, energy begin to gather and transform into something, like the faint discoloration you see in the air from gasoline when it lights on fire—that hazy kind of translucent—and then the manifestation of a face. I said “In the name of God I command you to get out of this house, you are not welcome here! it simply stared me down, didn’t move, didn’t react. I told my wife we were getting our son and getting out of there!”
They left that very night to stay with Sean’s parents. When Sean researched the history of the property, he discovered it fell into a triangular piece of land that one time housed a facility for executing criminals. Sean found a photo of the facility in a book of haunted places in Pennsylvania. I want to thank Sean for allowing me to share his story. For the average person who has not experienced negative entities, it is a difficult story to fathom. Having seen entities myself, and captured their images on camera, I can confirm with certainty they do exist. There is more to Sean’s story. Click here to read the complete version on his blog: http://smonaghan119.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/paranormal-theories-and-observations/
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