Slow news day? Doll moves around house. Spooky.

There is obviously some tension and worry in the house but I blame pop culture and the media for blowing things out of proportion and making this into something it’s almost certainly not – haunted.

Poltergeist behaviour haunts St. John’s family – Newfoundland & Labrador – CBC News.

A doll that won’t stay in the same location and other strange happenings are giving a St. John’s family goosebumps.

Judy Ryan, her partner and her four sons moved into a home in the East Meadows neighbourhood in the east end of St. John’s last month. The house — built in the 70s — is an ordinary home in a nice neighbourhood, but Ryan’s son Julian noticed strange things happening shortly after the move.

A small yellow doll that Julian, 17, made in Home Ec class ended up on his pillow instead of in the nightstand where it was usually kept.

Things are misplaced, the radio is tuned to static, the basement is cold. Time to call in a psychic who says that spirits from 70 years ago live in the house, two girls (the house hasn’t been there that long). So now, they say, they are adjusting.

As our tipster notes, CBC has a gullibility problem. This piece is neither news nor spooky nor even at all interesting. Obviously, it’s a new house for the family, a new situation; things with kids can get stressful and confusing. This is flimsy evidence for a poltergeist or anything paranormal at all.

Tip: Peter Cook

Aside: Did you know they are making a remake of Poltergeist? Ugh. I have a feeling it will be ridiculous.


  4 comments for “Slow news day? Doll moves around house. Spooky.

  1. Michael Hayden
    December 23, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    I only have ONE child and stuff “mysteriously” moves around my house every day.

  2. Angela
    December 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Also, the fact that it is a new house–one of the most common threads in ‘haunted house’ stories are ‘we just moved in’. That can have an effect on how things are perceived, especially with kids. From there, just about anything can seem paranormal. What’s sad are the claimed psychics who will feed on things like this.

  3. MIke
    December 26, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    Last night I fell asleep while working on a crossword. The next morning the crossword book was on the floor next to the bed.

    Haven’t decided yet which is haunted, the book or that particular puzzle. Fortunately, it wasn’t a cryptic.

  4. December 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Also there is yet another movie in the works about the so called Enfield Poltergeist ( so the BS level will definitely rise in 2014. Couple of resources you might draw on…

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