Haunted Objects

June 15, 2014 on 6:19 pm | In Article | No Comments

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Does the name John Zaffis ring a bell? Well is you watch the Syfy Channel it might.  He and his crew are on the show “Haunted Collector”.

The following was found on John’s official website:

John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John’s involvement with cases of possession and exorcism, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.

His research has taken him throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland covering several thousands of cases. Through hands on investigating with other investigators and clergy, he has obtained a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the paranormal and is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field today.

John has a lot of first-hand paranormal experience, including experience with ghosts, poltergeists, and demonic and diabolical entities. He has also worked extensively with both spiritualists and psychics concerning how their knowledge is used for channeling, reincarnation (past-life regression), calling of the spirits for information, and how they use meditation to acquire the information which they are seeking. Because of his personal experiences with hauntings, ESP, near death experiences and other paranormal activities, he is firm in his conviction that such phenomena exist.

John has been featured in the Discovery Channel’s documentaries A Haunting in Connecticut and Little Lost Souls. John has also appeared on Unsolved Mysteries, Fox News Live, and many other print and news media events. John also appears in Graveyards and In a Dark Place, both books written by Ed and Lorraine Warren. John’s first book, Shadows of the Dark, co-written with Brian McIntyre, was released in September, 2004. John hosted a show on SyFy, Haunted Collector, and became a producer for the last season of the show. John has also appeared on Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. John is working on multiple follow-up books currently, and is lecturing all over the United States at colleges and universities.

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One of the creepiest haunted dolls I have ever heard of, is the story of “Robert Did It!”  In the book “Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf” by Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg, a chapter is dedicated to this story under the title “Robert’s Rules: Chris Experience with the World’s Most Haunted Doll. I have seen this story on television a couple times and now read about it.  I am sorry but this one gives me the creeps.

Excerpt:

People claimed to see the doll move-sometimes just its head, other times its whole body.  It would appear in different windows of the house and smile out at the neighbors. In one story, family members say they saw it running through the house.  Graves and Gravestones, a local ghost tour that has permission to visit Robert at night, says the activity did not stop there.  When Robert Otto died, Eugene inherited the house.  Into adulthood, he remained close to the doll.  Walking around with it and seating it at the dinner table led to the disintegration of his marriage. Eugene’s wife kept putting Robert out of sight, but the doll kept coming back, often visiting her. 

There is much more to this story and many more included in the book.

You may not want to read this before bed!

 

Sources:

Book, Haunted Objects: Stories of Ghosts on Your Shelf” by Christopher Balzano and Tim Weisberg

John Zaffis official website http://www.johnzaffis.com/

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