Another “Hell House” story. This one was previously investigated and popularized by Ryan Buell’s Paranormal Research Society group (who called it the “HellMouth“).
[Buell recalls] “I saw a metal crucifix bend right in front of us, and there was a blood-like substance that materialized on the walls,” he says. (A forensics team confirmed that it was blood and “flesh-like material.”) “The producers were also there to put together a presentation piece,” Buell adds. “They were supposed to be with us for the whole weekend but they ended up fleeing after four hours. One guy started crying and said, ‘This is not what I signed up for!’ “
Now the owner is writing a book. He claims that he is a credible witness of a demonic invasion of his house. His website is here.
I think this sounds like every other “demon” encounter where there is zero evidence besides people’s word for it. If you are trying to convince me of demons or even a haunted house, that is practically worthless.
Inside the inviting turn-of-the-century house on Brownsville Road in Brentwood, former Allegheny County commissioner Bob Cranmer says a two-year battle is being waged between good and evil — God and the devil.
“I think I have a credibility that when I say something happened, folks can believe it. This isn’t some flat Earth, alien abduction story. This happened,” says Cranmer.
It began happening shortly after he, his wife and their four kids bought the house in 1988.
What seemed to be bumps in the night, turned into something more. They began seeing a dark pillar that moved through the house with a repulsive, acrid smell.
Now he’s written this book – “The Demon of Brownsville Road.”
“I feel a responsibility to tell this story in a rational, sound manner to tell people it’s all real,” Cranmer said. “It’s true. Good and evil exists.”
Cranmer and his family say it is no longer a matter of faith. That they have direct knowledge of good and evil, the devil and the power of God.
Phenomena including stopped clocks, art work turned upside down, bent crucifixes, shattered rosary beads, people being moved and scratched at night, and a blood-like substance on the walls and ceiling. All of your standard haunted house fare, none of which has to be attributed to supernatural entities but can be accomplished by accidents, certain circumstances or deliberate human involvement.
A paranormal team led by Adam Blai also believed the house was haunted by demons. He later became an exorcist trainer. So no actual unbiased scientists or home inspectors are noted to have checked out the house. The only stories mentioned come from paranormal believers.
I’m sorry if people think I sound cynical about demon houses but we hear this same story over and over again – people experience strange things in their house they can’t explain and the story then evolves into a religious and pop culture-fed tale of horror. No better documentation EVER comes out. It’s just a story, often told for money. So, I can’t help but be cynical. We’ve tried for centuries to get better solid evidence for ghosts, hauntings and demons and there is NONE. Just more fictional-sounding stories.
Here is more about the house from last year: Evidence gives support to tales of local history in South Hills area | TribLIVE. Note the possible graves and evidence of murder but that, IN NO WAY, can be connected to what is going on the house except by our own perception.