Woman Moved Into ‘Portal To Hell,’ Her Kids Are Possessed And Walking Up Walls, And I Thought I Had Problems

165518265A police captain in Gary Indiana is substantiating claims made by a family that they have inadvertently moved into a “portal to hell.” This is one of the creepiest stories I’ve ever read.

In November 2011,  Latoya Ammons  moved her mother and three children into a quaint-looking little white house in Gary, Indiana. Immediately,  a sense of unease swept over the family. From USA Today:

Big black flies suddenly swarmed their screened-in porch in December, despite the winter chill.

“This is not normal,” Ammons’ mother, Rosa Campbell, remembers thinking. “We killed them and killed them and killed them, but they kept coming back.”

…they occasionally heard the steady clump of footsteps climbing the basement stairs and the creak of the door opening between the basement and kitchen. No one was there.

Campbell said she awoke one night and saw a shadowy figure of a man pacing her living room. She leaped out of bed to investigate, and found large, wet bootprints.

Wet footprints? Ack.

See, I’m already creeped out. Flies have scared the hell out of me since Amityville Horror, and actually hearing footsteps in your home? Imagine actually hearing footsteps in your home? I realize that it’s not easy to just pick up and move, but the combination of these events may already have me thinking about moving. But it gets way worse.

In December 2012, the family was up late mourning a relative that had passed. They heard one of the children screaming from upstairs and found another one of the children levitating above the bed – totally unconscious. They surrounded the bed and “prayed” and eventually she came down. I probably would have just grabbed my child if she was floating over the bed – but whatever. She had no memory of it when she awoke.

The family reached out to churches for help, but they claim most refused to listen:

Eventually, after listening to Campbell and Ammons talk about the house and visiting it, officials at one church told them the Carolina Street house had spirits in it. They recommended the family clean the home with bleach and ammonia, then use oil to draw crosses on every door and window.

I had no idea Clorox got rid of ghosts. I don’t mean to make light of this incredibly creepy situation, but really? Bleach and ammonia? How about “move.” I’m going to go with, “move.” But the family was strapped for cash, so moving wasn’t an option. So Ammons took the advice of a clairvoyant, made an altar in the basement and burned sage and sulfur throughout the house while reading Psalm 91 aloud. Ammons says this made it worse.

Then Ammons turned to her family physician, Dr. Geoffrey Onyeukwu for help. He claimed ”Twenty years, and I’ve never heard anything like that in my life,” he said. “I was scared myself when I walked into the room.”

Campbell said Ammons’ sons cursed Onyeukwu in demonic voices, raging at him. Medical staff said the youngest boy was “lifted and thrown into the wall with nobody touching him,” according to a DCS report.

According to Washington’s original DCS report— an account corroborated by Walker, the nurse — the 9-year-old had a “weird grin” and walked backward up a wall to the ceiling. He then flipped over Campbell, landing on his feet. He never let go of his grandmother’s hand.

“He walked up the wall, flipped over her and stood there,” Walker told The Star. “There’s no way he could’ve done that.”

He walked backwards up a wall? No. NO.

DCS took the emergency step of taking custody of the children without a court order.

The strange story continues but culminates with a police chief who never believed in evil spirits claiming to have changed his mind after he visited the house.

I tend to take these stories with a grain-of-salt, but with DCS and law enforcement officials witnessing this all and also being disturbed enough to take action – I have to say I’m convinced that something is going on here. Portal to hell? I don’t know. But if my child was walking backwards up walls – I would be out of there.

(photo: Getty Images)

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  • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

    omg the voice. :( is he saying dave???

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    • gothicgaelicgirl

      MY EYES!!!!

    • zeisel

      My laptop froze-up after 3 seconds of that crazy image. I had to do a ‘hard shut down’ on it. Freaky.

  • Guest

    I’ll wait for the movie to come out.

  • http://wtfihaveakid.blogspot.ca/ jendra_berri

    I have tried to write a comment a number of times, but nothing really captures the degree of skin-crawling no-feelings I have about this. If I couldn’t move, I’d be setting up a tent in the backyard. Sure it’s -16C out, but if no one is whispering “Dave” at me or walking up the walls of the tent backwards, I’d consider it an upgrade.

  • Kay_Sue

    FUCK NO! I am all aboard the “Move and Do Not Leave a Forwarding Address” on this one.

  • Guest

    I’m not sure how to post a GIF, somebody please post the Steve Carrell from the office “No, God, No” GIF immediately.

  • Megan Zander

    Nope. No. Way. I refuse to watch that video, and I’m going to wipe the iPad with bleach. I do not watch this to latch on to me like in The Ring. Where’s that nope nope squid gif when you need it?

    • Maria Guido

      This is not even as scary as the link under Eve’s comment.

    • Megan Zander

      Yeah, saw that link, not clicking even though the curiosity is killing me. NICE TRY EVE. No one’s pawning their poltergeist off on this girl.

    • Colin Olmstead

      dont dont dont put bleach on your ipad goofball

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  • Alanna Jorgensen

    Yikes. The fact that there are official reports corroborating this story add a validity that scares the crap out of me.

    • Maria Guido

      Right? NOT GOOD.

    • Michelle Pittman

      can you imagine investigating a house where you think the mom is batshit crazy and then her damn kids WALKS UP THE WALL BACKWARDS?!?!?

  • Rachel Sea

    Burn it down, salt the earth.

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    So scary, I once lived in a haunted house and I swear we would all hear weird laughter, see shadows darting around and doors would open and feel cold breezes out of the blue during the summer. My little brother had nightmares from the first day we lived there until we moved out roughly a year later. First night in the new apartment he was sound asleep.

  • TwentiSomething Mom

    Look at the window at :34 and tell me that doesn’t look like some sort of figure standing there. I’m freaked out now.

    • LiteBrite

      I saw that too. Maybe it’s “Dave?”

    • TwentiSomething Mom


  • pixie

    To preserve my own sanity due to an overactive imagination, I refuse to watch the video and am going to pretend they’re all on some sort of hallucinogenic drug. Or there’s a gas leak that’s making them hallucinate (like on the Simpsons when Flanders makes the God-themed amusement park).

  • Alex Lee

    I will comment on:
    “clean the home with bleach and ammonia”

    You do *NOT* want to mix bleach and ammonia. It WILL produce Chloramine gas which CAN KILL YOU.


    • Maria Guido

      YES! How did that go over my head? My sister once did this and it literally ate about a quarter of an inch through the top layer of her tub. She’s lucky she didn’t breath it in.

    • keelhaulrose

      I was just going to say that!
      No wonder people are seeing weird things, they’re gassing themselves!

    • Jamie-tang

      Yeah, science!

  • Courtney Lynn

    All I can say is, HOLY CRAP!

  • Michelle Pittman

    Where are the Winchesters when you need them? They would’ve banished those demons within an hour http://spi4uk.itvnet.lv/upload/articles/29/294147/images/Supernatural-gif-1.gif

    • Kay_Sue

      And looked so sexy doing it…

  • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

    Wait. I’m confused. I thought it was well known that Gary, Indiana is a portal to hell.

  • Hyperbolme

    Wait — the children were taken away?? Without court order??

    • Rachel Sea

      CPS can do that if they feel the situation is too urgent to wait.

    • Hyperbolme

      I’m not trying to be rude, but the children were ripped away from the custody of their parents because everyone thinks there is demonic possession at play?? Is that right? I’m incredulous. And lets say demonic possession exists for a moment. Why not provide for these children is another way rather than take an already tense situation and remove their parents! I would freak. My kids would freak. Why is this not weird to anyone??

    • Rachel Sea

      The whole story is weird. I strongly doubt that everyone actually thinks that demonic possession is happening, they must suspect something else.

  • AP

    They have flies that swarm in the winter in Vermont. They’re called “cluster flies” and they lay eggs in the soil against a house, then hatch in the radiant heat and swarm in the house. You can keep killing them, but they keep coming. Annoying but harmless little buggers.

  • gothicgaelicgirl

    that’s weird..
    but this kinda thing intrigues me, as my dad’s house is haunted still lol.

  • Natasha B

    This is a giant hoax, right? RIGHT?!?! Please. Please let it be fake.

  • zeisel

    Is this really legitimate? My husband won’t believe this for the life of him. I even showed him the video and he thought it was horse crap. How do we know it’s legitimate… maybe everyone there is high off all the bleach and ammonia and they’re seeing things?????? This isn’t real. Can’t be.

  • SarahJesness

    Isn’t mixing bleach and ammonia like, deadly?

    Whatever. I have cats. Cat pee has ammonia, so the house is safe from ghosts.

    • Bunny Lucia

      Might be why the children were taken away without a court order.

  • practicallyperfectineveryway

    What happens in the video? Someone braver watch it and report back. I’m home alone in a very old house and it’s stormy so there is no way I’m gonna click play.

  • Myra A Cottrill

    No. Just, no. Science for the win. There has to be a logical, non creepy ghosty explanation here.

    Now, excuse me, I have to go lock all my doors and hide in my room, under a blanket. With a bible and a wooden stake.

  • Abbe

    Next season of American Horror Story!

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  • igotplans2

    This is one of the scariest stories I’ve ever heard, and worse than any movie because it’s real. As someone who’s experienced violent spirit activity myself, I have to admit I’d love to lock a team of diehard skeptics up in that house until they scream and claw at the doors, begging for mercy.

  • Thatsinnapropriate

    Why do I see some nerdy white girl mouthing “Fuck You” in a .gif multiple times on the page…?