Bothell home haunted? Parapsychologists have proven it, resident says

BOTHELL, Wash. -- A Bothell man who says his home is haunted by poltergeists who turn over his furniture, burn his Bibles and throw objects says he finally has some answers.

A team from the Scientific Establishment of Parapsychology just released their report that says the disturbances and noises in Keith Linder's home may be from Irish settlers.  "We came here, we listened to Keith's story. We talked to a priest. That priest told us something quite phenomenal, that there was evidence, or he believed, Keith's home was built on settlements of people who had passed away and they could still be here," Mera said.

Philips crawled underneath the home to investigate and came out with some freaky recordings, including one in which a voice could be heard saying, "I want more, I want more."

Linder says video shows a shadow moving near the motion detector set up on the floor of his hallway.

Psychic medium Karissa Fleck and Niki ParaUnNormal from spent several weeks in the home investigating the poltergeist activity.

"It is very active. From the moment I walked in, weird things were happening to me. I put my phone on the charger and walked away and saw it do a cartwheel off the sofa out of the corner of my eye," said Fleck.

They set up laser motion sensors that alert with a baby's laugh when they are disrupted.

“I think there are at least seven spirits that are very highly intelligent," said Fleck.

The baby's laugh was recorded on camera when the home was empty.

"What I experienced there is mostly of a Native American presence. It was weird because that house is almost like a portal where spirits can come home," she said.

It's the latest evidence of what Linder says is four years of poltergeist activity in his rental home.

He's found his upstairs office completely trashed ... and objects thrown, including a pair of scissors buried in a wall.

Linder just wanted an explanation for the phenomena.

"A previous team, Ghost Adventures, had been in and left with zero evidence and kind of painted us in the wrong light of attention-getting, hoaxing," he said.

But he refused to give up.  So he convinced parapsychologist Steve Mera and paranormal specialist Don Philips from Britain to investigate, using a room full of equipment that they say recorded a smoke detector being knocked off the wall.

After a week living in the house, they certified it as an "intelligent haunting."

Linder, for his part, feels vindicated.

"We were dragged through the mud, my girlfriend especially, dragged through the mud as being hoaxes, pranksters and attention-seekers -- none of which is true," he said.

The paranormal researchers say they have 427 recordings of EVPs -- or Electronic Voice Phenomena -- and will release their results to other researchers.


Editor's note: In the video, we incorrectly said the baby's voice belonged to a ghost. Karissa Fleck, who took the video, says it was a shadow baby set up to sound an alert when a motion detector beam was crossed by a spirit.