Thursday, April 10, 2014

Hotel calls 'ghostbusters' to evict paranormal guest (video)

SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Someone, or some thing, is tickling people, rearranging shoes and otherwise wreaking havoc at the historic Hotel Somerset, a Main Street boarding house and home of the popular McCormick's Pub.

It might sound funny, but residents and the hotel owner said suspected ghosts that have been reported over the past five years is no laughing matter.

Three residents have complained of their feet being tickled while sleeping, most recently during the past three weeks by Curtis Jones, a resident of the hotel for seven years. Jones said his neck also gets tickled in the middle of the night, and something messes up the order of his shoes underneath his bed.

"I just want it to go away!" said Jones, a 67-year-old Vietnam veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

So does third-generation operator Tom McCormick. That's why he called East Brunswick-based Paranormal Diagnostics Group to investigate.

McCormick said he believes the ghost story because two other residents complained of tickled feet four and five years ago in a different room from Jones, but the same one where a tenant had died many years before.
On two separate evenings during the past week, McCormick said, his new night-vision surveillance system picked up what he said appeared to be three orbs darting in and out of a storage room. He also said that he, his wife, Shannon, and their 5-year-old son have experienced several run-ins with ghosts.

"I was getting soda down in the basement, when I heard a woman or a girl whisper to me, 'Help me,'" Shannon said about an incident that occurred last year.

Two hours later, their son said he saw the ghost of a girl in the basement.

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