Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Paranormal Witness: Deliver Us From Evil" Episode Recap

The following events occurred in Kokomo, Indiana between 1980 and 1997.

The God-fearing Brock family recently moved into a new home in Kokomo, Indiana. The family consisted of husband and dad Roger, Brock, mother and wife Ann, twin sisters Lisa and Lana and brother James. The girls especially idolized their father for his happiness and compassion. “We understood God through watching our father,” the girls said. Roger felt a calling to relocate the family to Kokomo to commit to ministry at the local church. As they moved in, Roger’s project was to build a big bookshelf that ended up being too tall for the books he had from his seminary days. The books were very valuable to Roger but he was having trouble with the shelf. Roger began hammering the ceilings and walls, making sure that the bookshelf fit just right. It took all night, but he succeeded. The next day, Lana went to the kitchen to wash dishes when she heard a “very strange noise coming from the living room”. She went in the living room and saw that one of the books was hanging halfway off the bookshelf. Lana pushed it back in. This time, the book flew off the shelf, to Lana’s shock. Lana slowly bent down to pick up the book and place it back in the shelf. “There was no reason for that book to be off the shelf,” she said.

During summertime in Indiana, the summers were hot with temperatures in the hundred degree range. One night, when the girls were sleeping in their bunk beds, Lisa woke up on the top bunk and noticed that it began to get strangely cold in her room. She woke up her sister after she saw something on her wall. They both looked and saw swirls of frost and snowflakes on the wall. The girls were beyond startled as it was June. The girls brought in their mother for her to see…but by then, the snow and ice was gone.
The girls were studying one day when James came waltzing in with one of the girls’ pink and white rollerskates off. One of the girls demanded that he take the skates off and when she went to get the skates off a mischevious James, they all the sudden heard a “deathly moan”. It came from under the floor. The girls knew that it couldn’t be James. The moan grew and “vibrated the floor”. It felt like an earthquake. It stopped for a moment but started back up again…the shaking and the deathly moan and growl. The twins and James ran out of the house and refused to go back in until their parents came home. Ann knew something frightened them badly. Roger approached the house bravely as Ann, the girls and James stayed behind. Roger tried to logically explain that it may have been an animal or something else. The girls adamant in talking to her father about the suspicious…and evil activity…but he would dismiss her.

That same night, Lana tried to sleep but was awakened by a “scratching noise” coming from the glass of the window. Lana thought it was a bush rustling or cable wire hanging in the side of the house….
“I saw this hideous face like it was going to come through the glass,” Lana described. “I couldn’t say anything or breathe….”

When the parents heard Lisa’s screams, they rushed to their room and looked out the window. There was no one there. Terrified it was a predator, the predators called the cops. The cops came out, thinking it could’ve been a stalker or a peeping tom. They couldn’t find traces of footprints or fingerprints at the scene. Meanwhile, Lana felt she was still being haunted but couldn’t prove it…

On a brighter note, Lana and Lisa were baptized in the Baptist Church, symbolizing their lifetime of fellowship and faith. Both of the girls were dunked into the water as part of the baptism ritual.
Excited and happy at this milestone in the girls’ lives, the family returned home in a very good mood…until they couldn’t literally get in the house. Roger tried pushing the door in but had no success. The door was sealed shut. “Something large was blocking that door….” Roger asked James to go around the back of the house and to see if he could climb through the back window and then open the front door. James tried crawling through a pane of glass to get in. James climbed in the house successfully but was stopped by something….

James found the bookcase laying in front of the door and after his initial shock wore off, he moved the shelf aside and opened the door. The shelves and the books were scattered all over the floor, the pages ripped out. What was odd about the whole scenario was that only the bookcase was affected and thrown around. The whole family was in shock. These books were the foundation of the family’s faith and just like the books, their faith began shattering at this unknown, evil activity.

“Dad tried to act like nothing happened,” Lisa remembers. “Dad…whipped around and told us that it was a demon.” Lana remembers as well: “My protector finally acknowleged it was a demon…my dad couldn’t deny that something was going on anymore.” Ann actually felt a sense of some relief knowing that it validate what the girls were experiencing. Roger decided to have the house blessed by a preacher from their church. The preacher was going to go from room to room and recite blessings. As a family, they bowed their heads and prayed. The family was very hopeful that this will end.

The first couple of days after the blessing, everything seemed to have returned to normal. James was home one day, sick on the couch as the girls were at school. He then heard “footsteps walking in the attic”. James knew that no one was there. They were heavy footsteps. James got up from the couch and walked around, trying to figure out what it was. James got a flashlight and boldly climbed up the latter to the attic. As James looked around the attic, he couldn’t see anybody. But then…..

Ann was at work when she got a frantic call from James. Ann rushed home immediately to see what was wrong. “James was crying, he was scared,” Ann remembers when she first saw him. Ann and James were waiting for Roger to get home so he could investigate. Roger went up to the attic himself. He couldn’t find anything there.

 The family was growing more miserable at this unseen problem. Lana felt that the situation just escalated after the preacher came in. She would come home from school and would feel a sense of “heaviness” overcome her. James came out of his bedroom one morning and he heard a sound and looked up at the ceiling. They saw a pair of scissors stuck on the ceiling just above the area Roger would sit and read his Bible every day. The kids became terrified that they would be attacked. Roger continued reading his bible as Lisa looked on. She then heard a thumping noise. The ceiling above Roger crashed right on him. Lisa frantically rushed and cried out to her dad, thinking he was killed. Roger wasn’t moving. Lana rushed over to see what had happened. Roger began slowly moving but was bleeding profusely. “My dad was under an attack.” Not only was he under attack physically but also against his faith. Roger and his family sought the answers in their faith but couldn’t find the right answer. The family continued to pray to find answers.

One night, Roger prayed with the girls before they went to bed. That night, the girls went to sleep when they woke up at 3am and heard a knocking sound. Lana said it sounded like her father’s knock. So Lana opened the door, expecting to see her father but no one was there. The knocking happened again and once again, Lana opened the door but saw nothing. Lana walked around the house to see what was there. Everyone was asleep. But Lana became scared and believed that something was stringing her along. Since she found nothing, she went back to bed. But she was awakened again to the sound of footsteps against the carpet. Lisa heard it too and “felt Lana’s fear”. The girls began frantically praying as the footsteps grew closer…
“It’s teeth were like animal’s teeth…it suffocated me. I couldn’t scream.” Lana said.

“I wanted to jump down so bad to help her but I couldn’t jump out of her bed, I was frozen,” Lisa said.
Finally, Lana was out of it’s grasp and began screaming. The family dog came to rescue Lana. Both parents frantically walked in. Ann rushed to Lana’s comfort while Roger looked on. The family noticed that Sam was gone and out there. “Whatever was in the room had to have taken my dog and thrown him out the window,” Lana explained. Roger rushed out to find Sam in horrible pain and suffering. “He was shaking, trembling…something had terrified him badly,” Ann said. “This was the last straw, we wanted it out of the house,” Lana said. Lisa wanted out of the house. The only way they could get out of the house if they were to get married. Lana married her high-school sweetheart, with Roger’s blessing, and escaped the house. Lisa married within the same year for her “freedom” to get out of the house. Whatever was going on in the house had drastically changed Roger. “He wasn’t the same man…he used to be strong, a very charismatic man…he lost a big part of himself,” Lisa said about Roger. A frustrated Ann had enough. They all wanted to start over and make a new life.

Four years later, the house was burned to the ground. In 2005, Roger passed away. The family blames the evilness in the house for Roger’s deteriorating health.

Picture Credit: Syfy

Jane's Notes: was definitely an episode that packed a lot of punch. But...this one seemed so mind-boggling. I don't really know what to conclude in this one but there's an interesting article about the home and how it could've been possible that a murder took place there. If a murder did happen, that could certainly explain a lot of the activity. Evil spirits? Maybe. Demonic? Dunno. But the ice, the roof, the book tossing....I still really can't wrap my head around it, to be honest. I wish they went more into the possibility of a murder though. It's a case that just seemed so out there, you know? What do you guys think? 


Lana Hunt (Brock) said...

My dad would have not considered ghosts anymore than he would a demon. It took him years to admit it was even a demon. The house was built in 1925 for owner Southside Lumber company. The land where the city of Kokomo would come to be built was once settled by the Miami Indians. My dad would eventually see the "creature" also. My 2 brothers saw what the described as a "totem pole creature". We all witnessed a dark solid hovering mass. I saw the teeth and the bright eyes of the creature at my window and hovering above me another time. My sister Lisa used to see a young girl apparition in the back of the house. She never told anyone of these sightings until we were older. I don't believe in ghosts. I believe any such apparition is of demonic influence. It doesn't really matter what I may believe or what anyone else may believe. What I saw was not a ghost. It was a creature. I feel I would have had a wonderful childhood had we never witnessed those things. I only wanted my father to believe me and to get us away from there. When my dad finally felt its claws running down his leg and he could see it with his own eyes he knew he couldn't stay at that house. Me, Lisa and Mary had already married and left that awful place. My brothers were in college. Roger Jr. was the last of us kids to have left and possibly the one to have more contact with the demon. My brother was seriously traumatized by it as a young adult and really could not bring himself to discuss it with Paranormal Witness. I do believe if there has been some kind of evil demonic spirit on that land it can influence anyone to kill as we had heard there was a young woman killed in our house by a stranger. The incidents of the house did not occur so close as the episode shows. They had to place all the events together. However, all of these incidents and more spanned about 30 years. There was no possibility of including all that happened there. However, I felt they included the most important to convey our story. As I said, I don't really think it matters what people believe. What matters is we got to share our story after years of feeling we couldn't share it.

Thank you. ~~Lana J. Hunt (Brock)

Lana Hunt said...

I would like to mention that me and my family couldn't take the angle of a past "murder" or death on our property. This was because we were never able to back up the claims or the rumors that went around our neighborhood. Sorry to say, the newspaper archives lacked anything to back it up. However, the woman who claimed that her sister was no longer living at her home or she was no longer living. Another reason we seemed to lean on demonic inhabitance as a reason for the experience in the house was because we never saw any human like apparitions. My brothers witnessed a totem pole creature with many faces. They never shared that sighting with one another until a few months ago. My dad saw a green glowing creature with a distorted face and had claws. He said the creature looked like a grimacing leprechaun. He described it that way because it illuminated a green light. Me, my brothers and dad all witnessed the black mass, and seeing the creature manifest itself in these many forms, none of which was human. It attacked my father, who was relentlessly praying for protection. After my dad began to see the same things as us kids he began to think he did something wrong to make these things happen. The bookcases coming down really was an impossible endeavor for any mere spirit. Those shelves were literally stuck in place and hammered in. It was a tight squeeze. No residual energy or ghost could muster up that kind of power. However, it has been documented by those who have investigated houses or buildings with demonic activity, such activity as moving heavy objects, attacks and assaults, severe oppression or in some cases possession....can or will occur. Some people would rather toss the demonic angle out the window as that would force a look at the possibility of a God or a Devil, a Heaven or Hell. However, when I submitted me and my family's story to Paranormal Witness it was in the hopes that other Christians, or people who come from a spiritualist background or from a background of religion...that they would find hope beyond the kind of demonic hauntings as we had to endure. Also, just to ensure that there is a hope even if we cannot get all the answers from the Church, The Bible or God. We couldn't find the answers. I'm a paranormal researcher now. And have investigated many places. I have an idea of what is concrete evidence and what is not. I began this journey because of the unexplained phenomena on Armstrong St. in Kokomo, Indiana. Thanks for allowing me to share. :) ~~Lana J. Hunt (Brock)

Tenisha Keys said...

Wow! What a creepy show! I love it!!! Can't wait to watch the next episode.

Jellee said...

There is no mystery here at all, the bible is explicit when concerning demon or angelic behavior and how to wage war against those things and your father did none of those things. The entity you encountered was a fallen angel not a demon, demons cannot manifest but angels can and they can take on whatever form they wish. Sounds likely that the Native Americans cursed the ground and that is the element which would have to be tackled in spiritual warfare first off. After that your father should have put on the armour of God and started rebuking and binding it and loosing Angelic host to come and take up position in the hot areas in the house. Jesus was very specific. "whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven in My name" prayers of protection go so far but it is a plaster to cure cancer and spiritual warfare needs to get to the root. Check out a guy called Patrick Meechan. He lived in the same situation and is writing a book about it. God Bless.

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for sharing! I just watched the episode. It gave me chest pain lol.

Worldsavers said...

Dear Laura I am sorry for the bad experience you and your
family had. I am raised earlier as Baptist and Baptized
when I was younger.
My experiences regarding paranormal has been positive
and I have experienced paranormal visit from my fiends
Sister Hannah after she passed away. I know I have Angels
or guides trying to protect me.
Recent show this year from Katie Couric on ABC reconfirmed
God's presences and existence. You should watch this show
where several independent people unrelated in the beginning
is related after information was disclosed from each that
coincides with His Existence and Jesus in Heaven.
It brings me great comfort as I knew about some of those
person personal experiences on the show.
What this show help me do is spread the word of this
irrefutable information that there is no other explanation
but the obvious.
With this information I know there is Demons and Spirits
that are not friendly. I know we have to reach and pray
and get the help we need from others. I am a Christian
but my superficial unofficial research has shown me that
it takes the Catholic Church trained Priest to be more
effective to rid the Demons. They have perfected this
procedure better and have a better record of this
accomplishments. They are not 100% but there are
other methodologies effective and must be considered
in any ritual to eliminate this supernatural scourge.
We humans only discovered this with sensitive electronic
devices there is another world we do not see or hear.
Ability to converse with these entities on a limited basis,
Psychics, Mediums, Clairvoyant, Channelers, and other
with the gift of sensitivity.
We were not ready to accept these people abilities and
now with science and electronics it is clearer to many
there is more out there than we realize with our
own senses.
You do not go to the Doctor to fix your car and you
do not go to the Mechanic to check your health.
The right tools for the problem must be used correctly.
It is my opinion that in any spirit or paranormal activity
is to seek multiple help or solutions. When a demon is
realized they have tremendous power so it takes like
kind to get rid of it. Individuals do not have this kind
of power it takes the Power of GOD, Jesus and
Archangel Michael and/or the Saints to rid some
of these entities.
Basically Fight Fire with Fire!
I will pray for you and your family.
I know your father is in a better place and I know it
exist for him and others like him.
God Bless you all!

Leah said...

wow what a story...i could barely watch it on t.v so i cannot imagine what it would have been like living it.
Terrifying....u can see it must be hard to talk about. Thanfully they could leave the house and be ok physically (maybe not mentally) as there are stories of people being followed if they leave....
thank you to the family for sharing and lana for her further input on this blog.
May your father rest in peace.

Charles Miller said...

Thank you so much for commenting in this forum Lana. I watched your episode with an unusual sense of connection. I KNOW your family speak the truth, these events occurred and the test of your family and individual faith were tested. I have a personal experience similar to yours and felt impressed by God to find you or your family online. I love Christ. I KNOW His light, love and power is mightier than Satan or his demons. I personally KNOW that to invoke His name in faith, not fear, destroys the Satanic destroyer. Sometimes Christians are to be tested as Job, and to find the faith in His light to conquer pure evil and spiritual destruction. Your family's test was meant to bring you closer to our Creator, not away from Him. God's promise to us is that "he (the serpent who is Satan) will have power to bruise our heel, but we will have power to crush his head. Satan has no power to take life. He only physically hurt your father and your dog, but he is powerless, powerless, powerless to take life, and he is eternally tormented by his impotence, that God has granted us to have power and authority over him through the light and truth of the true and living God. I believe we are to share one another's burdens, hope you don't mind me sharing my personal love for you and your family, especially your dearest father who passed away a hero and example of a disciple of Christ.