Finally! I was so sick of watching reruns of this. The TV gods have decided to bless us with new episodes. Read on friendos!
This episode deals with the Johnson family. Bruce, Betty and their two sons Brynn and Dylan. Bruce’s mom lets them move into her old farmhouse. It is a bit of a fixer-upper but they take her up on it. Betty is the first to notice that there is something a bit off in the house. She hears sobbing coming from the basement and when she goes to investigate she hears screams. She looks through the house and outside, and cannot find the source. She also sees a smoky shadow running along the baseboards and sees a face staring at her from the kitchen window.
A few nights later the boys are home alone and hear a noise in the garage. They see an old man, who quickly disappears. Betty thinks it might be the same thing she saw in the window. She tells the boys that she thinks there’s a ghost in the house but they shouldn’t be afraid of it. The next day the boys go behind the main house where a small older house is. Bruce’s dad keeps the door padlocked because he kept his tools in it. The door is unlocked. Of course they head inside and begin to feel cold. They get creeped out and go outside. The elder brother, Brynn, decides to taunt the ghost. Bad move buddy! Old ghostie gets pissed and a large tree branch nearly hits Brynn.
Betty tells Bruce what happened and the family decides to move. They are enjoying a newer home, but not for long. Betty loses her job so Brynn accompanies his father on his appliance repair jobs to make extra money. One day Brynn starts seeing things. He goes to wash his hands and the water turns into blood. His father can’t see it, he even runs his hands under the faucet and holds up his hands which look like they’re covered in blood to Brynn. On the car ride home Brynn starts screaming that the lake is filling with blood. He can’t drink anything or take a shower for a few days because he’s afraid of seeing the blood again.
Betty takes him to the doctor and after several tests doc says there’s nothing wrong with the lad. Of course not. After the trip to the doctor the visions stop. Brynn feels safe enough to take a shower. When he gets out he sees two words written backward on the steamed up mirror. DIE NOW. In his room he hears a deep voice saying “Die now”. Then he sees a large black shadow move from his room to the front room where the rest of the family is. This time everyone sees it to Brynn’s relief.
Bruce decides to call his mother to see if she knows anything about the previous tenants. She tells him that an old man once lived there. A very bitter and violent old man. Betty immediately quits her job search and begins scouring the internet for help. Most of the sites are more interested in making money then actually helping the family. As she is looking Brynn is walking toward the hall when he is thrown down it. Betty sees the whole thing and Brynn has deep scratches all over his back. She finally finds a legitimate looking site to help her.
Samantha Harris is an investigator, and ordained minister, from the Michigan Paranormal Research Association. She and her associate Kyle go to the home and begin to do a cleansing ritual. As Sam is smudging the house with white sage, Kyle begins to anoint the doors and windows with the sign of the cross. Sam believes that they are dealing with a demon based on Brynn’s visions and the way he was thrown down the hall. She doesn’t think the old man is responsible, but that he was a victim himself of a demon controlling him.
As Kyle enters Brynn’s room he feels an evil present. As he crosses the door he hears a voice yell in his right ear, “Get out now!”. Kyle runs to Samantha and feels like chickening out but Sam refuses to leave without helping the family. They all gather in a circle to recite a prayer. Halfway through Brynn begins to feel violently ill and feels the demon struggling inside him. Betty wants to stop the prayer because she feels it is hurting him, but they press on. As soon as the prayer is over, as in most haunting stories, there is a lightness to the house, and more importantly, to Brynn.
I for one am glad to see that this show is back. Their reenactments have gotten better, they’ve had a few years to work on them you know. Do you remember the old show? Let me know what you think of the new one. You can catch A HAUNTING Friday night on Destination America.
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