Miami Ghost Chronicles
The home where serial killer Ted Bundy grew up in has a contractor who is remodeling it, scrawling Bible verses on the walls and calling in the clergy.
“I’m not one to believe a lot of this stuff, but this house made me a believer,” Casey Clopton the man remodeling the home said.
He had been hired to work on the four-bedroom home in Oct. 2016, and said he started noticing eerie things going on there, soon-after.
“Periodically, throughout the course of the job, we had weird things keep happening,” Clopton said, claiming that cellphones and other electronic devices would occasionally get unplugged or immediately die without explanation.
On at least two occasions, the words “Leave” and “Help me” were found written inside the house — in sheetrock dust on a bedroom floor and on a basement window, respectively.
Dressers were known to inexplicably fall over, and drawers sometimes opened on there own, despite the doors to the house being locked and nobody being inside.
“It was really eerie, but really neat,” real-estate broker James Pitts III remembered.
Things apparently got so bad that Clopton penciled Bible verses on the walls, and called in two pastors to bless the house. The pair reportedly went from room to room, reading scriptures and saying blessings.
“Everything in that house fought us, and I was kind of weird about it,” Clopton said. “But I go to church and I have God with me.”
The frightened contractor said that he knew something was up with the house when he took his 11-year-old daughter there to check it out — like she does with all the homes he works on — and she freaked.
“My daughter started crying,” Clopton recalled. “She said she felt weird. She didn’t like it there.”
When he returned the next week with a demolition crew, Clopton said a worker made similar statements about the home and claimed it just didn’t feel right.
At the time, no one had any idea that Bundy — a notorious serial killer who was linked to at least 36 murders in the 1970s, with some fearing that he may have committed many more — had resided there as a kid.
The madman moved into the home with his mother, stepfather and four siblings in 1955. He was just 9-years-old at the time.
It wasn’t until Clopton started chatting up neighbors about the strange occurrences that he and Pitts found out about the home’s infamous resident and called in for backup.
“We made sure to keep quiet initially because we weren’t sure how people would react to knowing a serial killer lived there,” Pitts said.
While there is no evidence that Bundy actually committed any crimes in the house, he stated in interviews before his execution that his murderous streak stemmed from an obsession with pornography as a teen.
Some believe that Bundy took his first human life when he was 14, though he later denied the allegations in a letter to the girl’s mother.
Clopton wound up completely re-doing his childhood house, giving it a fresh coat of paint, a bright yellow front door and new floors and ceilings.
The home was eventually sold for $335,000 to an anonymous buyer. It’s unclear if they were aware of its history.
source - nypost
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
Over the years I have gathered the most interesting stories that I have witnessed firsthand or that have been retold to me, but there is so much more happening in the mysterious world of the paranormal. I will provide a wide range of the true stories, folklore and urban myths that are a delight to the weird folk that enjoy the supernatural world.
Do you have a story to tell?