It’s so rare to find ghosts caught on film. But a news crew seemingly captured footage of a haunting when they visited a Hanover, PA, home in July 2014. DeAnna Simpson and her family have been living a horrifying real-life haunted house story with no end in sight. She’s told paranormal investigators that she can either stay in the entity-filled house or sell the home at a huge loss. As you’ll quickly come to find out, everything about this haunting has a black cloud hanging over it.
When a news crew investigated the Simpson house, the last thing they thought they were going to end up with was real footage of ghosts. But within a few moments of filming, they had a series of creepy ghost recordings that seemingly provide remarkable proof of life after the grave.
In the summer of 2014, Fox 43's Katie Kyros took her crew into DeAnna Simpson's Hanover home after hearing it would be featured on a ghost investigation TV show. They thought they would simply interview Simpson about the activity she had experienced - but then it started happening to them too.
A few minutes into the interview, the crew's photojournalist, Nick Petrillo, felt his wrist burning. A visible scratch appeared out of nowhere. Later, when Simpson recorded footage of the home with her cell phone, a shadowy hand appeared.
DeAnna Simpson believed the entities were targeting the news crew because they didn't want their story to be told to the world and were offering a warning. If that was the plan, it backfired - the frightening experience went viral and turned the reporters into believers.
DeAnna Simpson, her husband, and their daughter moved into their home in Hanover, PA, in 2007. Even before they bought the house, Simpson had noticed small orbs popping up in her photographs of the interior. She assumed they were motes of dust. But then they settled into their new place - and the haunting began in earnest.
Almost immediately, a "shadow man" began showing up in pictures. Then, the Simpsons began having terrible nightmares and heard strange footsteps moving through their home at night. Those were followed by the sounds of sobbing, laughing, and growling. The family even began feeling bites and scratches from invisible entities.
DeAnna Simpson says she began having horrible nightmares shortly after moving into the home. The dreams were the most vivid when she slept in the attic she had converted into a bedroom:
I would have dreams of these two men approaching me, trying to talk to me. It happened so many times. One night, I felt my hair touched, and when I opened my eyes there were the two men at the side of the bed. They looked at me with such hatred and such scorn, like they were saying, "Get out of my house. What the hell are you doing here?"
After asking around about the men, Simpson made a chilling discovery. Apparently, she was dreaming about the previous owners of the house, who had passed on the property.