14 August 2018 | Your Stories
The Daily Star has been sharing many interesting articles with a paranormal theme lately. This new one caught my eye today and I thought I’d share it with you… You can, of course, read the original article by clicking here.
Eerie footage filmed by ghost hunters shows a tricycle appearing to pedal backwards on its own.
Lee Kirkland, 40, caught the creepy blink-and-you’ll-miss-it backpedal on video during a late-night tour of an “insanely haunted” house.
The red tricycle can be clearly seen moving backwards momentarily while illuminated by the torch.
The pedals appeared to be pushed by phantom feet as the front wheel turned and pushed backwards across the concrete floor at the Ashmore Estates in Illinois, US.
The abandoned building was once a poor house before it was turned into a mental asylum and Lee believes the tricycle is a “trigger item” for the ghouls that still reside there.
Lee, from Kentucky, said: “I was making a joke to Nick [Groff, the paranormal investigator] and I was saying that he was going to get on the tricycle and ride it around.
“Then I pointed the camera down at the tricycle and it moved on its own. It was a pretty creepy piece of video for sure.
“Ashmore Estates is a very old poor house, which is what it originated as.
“There’s a lot of alleged spirits there in that area and one of them is supposed to be a little girl who is attracted to these objects.
“The tricycle is something that has been reported before on the estate and that’s why they put these trigger objects in there specifically to this area of the estate.
“They had different objects moving in there. I think they had a small ball and a kid’s doll and a tricycle, stuff like that.
“A lot of people didn’t see it at the time. I reviewed it and showed it to people at the end of the night and they were all pumped up.”
Lee, who has spent around 17 years as a professional paranormal investigator, claims he has had many encounters with the supernatural.
But he says the Ashmore Estates is his favourite location because it is the most haunted.
Lee said: “All throughout the night there was tons of stuff.
“One thing we do is we try to find a sceptic, somebody who doesn’t believe in the stuff, and we want them to have an experience.
“So that night this one woman had never had an experience and something grabbed her shoulder and left a mark.
“She got a little shaken up after that happened to her.”
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