Investigating the unexplained in the Hanover haunted house

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Last summer, a couple asked us to visit their haunted house in Hanover, York County. They say they're living with several spirits, and when our crew visited they got more than they bargained for.

FOX43 photographer, Nick Petrillo, received a scratch in the home that he could't explain. When they story aired, hundreds of people reached out to the Simpsons about the house.

"I don't wish it on anybody else, so I wouldn't give any negative comments after being through it to anybody else's experiences," says homeowner Tom Simpson.

He received a similar scratch which he talked about on an episode of the Dead Files. The show aired days after Petrillo visited.

"We were just sitting here at the table and we were just kidding around one day, and I said of it's probably your ghost because I was very skeptical," Simpson says. "I looked down and I had a scratch right across my wrist here so that's a personal thing I had happen. Kind of makes you go from being a skeptic to believing."

On the second visit, a ghost investigations company called the Gettysburg Ghost Gals also came to the home. They've performed

investigations there over the years.

They're the group that captured a photo of a "shadow man" in the basement.

"There's definitely a very ominous, negative spirit in the basement of this house, I have absolutely no doubt about that," says investigator Brigid Goode. "We have caught a woman and children also in the home, so there are very many spirits here."

The teams set up a camera and green beam light system to track any movement. Audio recordings seemed to pick up words and phrases, including FOX43 photographer Becca Knier's name. Goode says she felt a ghostly touch - her hair was pulled.

"This piece right here was totally pinned back, it actually got pulled and tugged when we were on the couch," she says.

A local medium also shares her thoughts about spirit activity in the home. The homeowners say they aren't surprised.

"Don't judge a book by its cover, don't judge me, or my family when you're not living in this position," says homeowner DeAnna Simpson.


  • Mystic TheSheperd

    I do hope this family can somehow get to the bottom of this and be able to find a proper way of dealing with these entities From reading this post and knowing that a paranormal team and a medium have been there i wonder if all the activity they have been able to see and get if they having been able to figure out what all this family is dealing with and what the proper way is gonna be to bring there home back to normal. The paranormal world really attracks me I’ve dealt with the paranormal myself and have to say from what im reading there really seams to be alot of activity in that home none of which to be taken lightly. I pray for this family to be kept safe and anything i can do to help let me know

  • Wishing you the best

    I hope they can get some peace in all of this. This sort of thing appears in pretty much every culture and has for thousands of years, so I do think our science is a work in progress (as it must be really) that hasn’t quite gotten around to this yet. I do think there is merit in the Christian concept of nature abhoring a spiritual vacuum, so that it’s about bringing in good spirits along with driving out the bad.

  • Dennis Ferguson

    For this family please let them know a demon slayer has found there story and wishes to remove the foul creature he is know as an alpha class and can be dangerous when provoked your news crew has provoked it if it left a demon mark or scratch please have them contact me pay for trip ill remove for free. this family shouldn’t have to live in fear of this cretan

  • A thought

    I really do think this sort of thing is a case of science that we haven’t figured out yet. There’s all sorts of things that have been subject to hocum and woo, electricity and magnetism come to mind. When the science was new all sorts of speculation reigned, and people came up with all sorts of theories about things they didn’t understand. The difference for us is that magnetism and electricity are things that are settled science now.

  • Land of the Lost

    move out and burn it down and then remove even the foundation………..probably built on top of some ancient burial ground or some cemetary

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