Paranormal investigator & demonologist John Zaffis and his guest, Carmen Reed (third hour) told her story about living in a haunted former funeral parlor, and the disturbing details of what her family endured. The events, which took place over a two-year period beginning in the late 1980s were depicted in the TV documentary A Haunting in Connecticut (2002), and the just released Hollywood film The Haunting in Connecticut.
The documentary was very accurate, though the new film hits on things that weren't in the earlier project said Zaffis. Though Reed didn't accept the idea that the house was haunted initially, her son (who was undergoing cancer treatments) immediately started seeing entities, including one that had completely blackened eyes. Zaffis said he spent over 9 weeks staying at the Reed's home, and one night saw Carmen slammed into the floor. In his own terrifying incident, which took place on the staircase, he watched a transparent form taking shape that was accompanied by a foul odor. Zaffis heard a sound like "the fluttering of wings" and a voice that said "Do you know what they did to us?"
Reed said the entities used different effects to frighten them, including growling sounds and making the mattresses appear to breathe. While in a trance-like state that lasted 8 hours, she had a wrenching encounter with tormented spirits, where she felt their extreme negative emotions as they moved through her. For more on the case, including photos, see this C2C recap from 6/7/06. Zaffis also talked about his work with well known exorcists such as the late Malachi Martin, Bishop McKenna, and Father Fortea of Spain.
First hour guest, Douglas Hagmann of the Northeast Intelligence Network spoke about a threat the Taliban recently made: "Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world." This type of threat is one of many, and not necessarily new, but still we have to take it seriously, he commented.
Check out the official website for the new film The Haunting in Connecticut, which is based on events Carmen Reed and her family experienced while living in a former funeral home. The site features trailers, 'haunted e-cards,' and a special blog called Questions for the Dead.
Bumper music from Tuesday March 31, 2009