Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans has demolished a home known for being the site of alleged intense demonic incidents.
Bagans purchased the Gary, Indiana home in 2014. The house on Carolina Street gained its reputation as a site of sinister activity after the Ammons family, who resided there from November 2011 to May 2012, reported inexplicable and increasingly frightening phenomena.
Latoya Ammons lived in the home with her three children and mother. Ammons says that during their time in the house she heard unexplainable footsteps, found mysterious bootprints in the home, and saw a shadowy figure pacing outside her bedroom door in the middle of the night. And that’s just the beginning.
Most frightening of all is the impact Ammons says the house had on her children. Ammons claims that one evening her 12-year-old daughter was found levitating above her bed while asleep. Allegedly, the daughter only returned to solid ground when the family began praying around her. The three children also reportedly spoke in tongues during their time in the house and became increasingly violent with each other. The youngest boy is said to have hid in the closet, talking about death with a boy only he could see. Desperate for answers, Ammons and her mother reached out to local churches and even two clairvoyants, one of whom told them the home was haunted by “200 demons.”
Ammons also consulted a physician for help. During the visit, her two sons reportedly yelled at the staff in unnaturally deep voices. Then, according to the Department of Child Services (DCS) report, the youngest boy was "lifted and thrown into the wall with nobody touching him.” Afterwards, the two boys passed out and were taken to the emergency room. While in the hospital, one of the boys was holding his grandmother’s hand when he is said to have walked backwards up a wall, flipping onto the ceiling and then back down again while a hospital nurse and a case manager watched. A nurse told the IndyStar, "He walked up the wall, flipped over her and stood there. There's no way he could've done that."
The events at the hospital prompted the DCS to take custody of Ammons’ children. DCS case manager Samantha Ilic and police officer Captain Charles Austin then investigated the home along with Reverend Michael Maginot, who performed an exorcism. Ilic and Austin both claimed to experience strange phenomena while visiting the house, as well as afterwards. Prior to her visit, Ilic in particular became concerned that perhaps she had come into contact with something dangerous. Within 30 days of the visit, she experienced a variety of accidents that caused her to break her hand, three ribs, and an ankle, and to sustain third degree burns.
After the children were taken by DCS, Ammons and her mother moved to Indianapolis, traveling back and forth to Gary for court hearings. During that time, Maginot performed a number of exorcisms on Ammons herself. Eventually, the children were returned to Ammons’ care.
Bagans bought the home in 2014 for $35,000 after the Ammons’ experiences went viral. He is working on a documentary about the house, which Reverend Maginot is contracted to appear in. The demolition of the home was filmed.
In an email to the IndyStar, Bagans explained “Something was inside that house that had the ability to do things that I have never seen before — things that others carrying the highest forms of credibility couldn’t explain either. There was something there that was very dark yet highly intelligent and powerful.”
What ultimately motivated Bagans to destroy the so-called demon home? Sounds like we’ll have to wait for the documentary to find out.
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