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The haunting of Hell House
A Bothell native recently published ‘The Bothell Hell House,’ which details a four-year haunting.

Paranormal investigators recently published findings regarding a “Bothell Hell House” that plagued multiple residents over the years.

Keith Linder, a Bothell native and recently published author of “The Bothell Hell House: Poltergeist of Washington State”, lived in the house for four years before moving out in 2016. Linder reported that various paranormal incidents plagued him and his girlfriend, including floating objects, strange symbols and spontaneous fires.

“The book itself covers our four-year ordeal with the haunting that took place in the home,” Linder said. “This was our very first [paranormal] experience, neither me nor my girlfriend at the time, Tina, had ever gone through anything remotely similar.”

Linder works as an IT project manager and published his book last April. The story follows Linder and his now ex-girlfriend and chronologically outlines the haunting. He plans to publish two more books, detailing the potential evidence he obtained and the scientific explanations behind it.

Linder added that he wanted to be detail oriented while telling his story and made a point to not exaggerate the things he saw.

“As I investigated the land, the house and whatnot, there was a family who lived there five years earlier and saw similar activity,” Linder said. “I talked to wife and she said the house was a living hell.”

The Bothell Hell House reportedly terrorized Linder for four years and became so terrible that he reached out to the paranormal community in attempts to gather evidence that supported his claims.

“I’m not a religious guy in the modern sense, I never gave rise or thought about demons or ghosts or poltergeist,” Linder said. “But having now seen and heard [things], it does make you have to revise your inner beliefs. For me it did revise my current thinking of life after death.”

Investigations

Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures” team conducted the first investigation, after Linder reached out, which found no evidence to support Linder’s claimed poltergeist. The Bothell Hell House was featured in an episode centered around hauntings in Seattle.

The initial lack of evidence partially discredited Linder and his claims. Linder said this was a dark time in his life; all he wanted was help to prove something that was a real and terrifying part of his life.

Linder kept reaching out, even internationally, and eventually contacted Don Philips, a paranormal researched based in the United Kingdom.

“I was always interested in this type of thing and became frustrated with how the paranormal was treated in the media,” Philips said. “So I started to put my own stuff out there and I wanted to bring credibility back into what people were seeing by doing my investigations in a very evidence-based way.”

Philips is well-known in the field for his skills in finding evidence that goes beyond a simple K-II meter, which measures ambient electromagnetic fields and is often used on TV to determine a paranormal presence.

“If you use a K-II meter and it goes off and you say ‘there’s a spirit here,’ that’s a claim. You can’t prove it. Philips said. “People want to see a investigation that’s thorough. All I used was me, what I capture [on video] and a voice recorder. I don’t use gadgetry because it doesn’t prove anything.”

Philips released a documentary that details his findings earlier this month, titled, “Demons in Seattle Uncovered”.

“I wasn’t interested in just another ghost story,” he said. “I wanted people to see the evidence, the process and the objectivity behind it. This wasn’t meant to be a documentary originally, we just brought the camera to record anything we found.”

Philips and his team spent more than two weeks total in the Bothell Hell House, in contrast to the Ghost Adventures team who spent a single night in the home.

“Ghost adventures went in there for five hours and came away with nothing. I personally think that that’s not the way to do that,” Philips said. “I’m not going to make a claim unless I have evidence, I’ve got a reputation to protect. It’s a serious documentary and Keith is a serious case. He is credible and I’ll stand in his corner on that.”

Philips added that he can’t speak to the poltergeist activity that supposedly happened in the Bothell Hell House prior to his investigation.

The evidence Philips gathered includes 427 recordings that captured possible vocal phenomena with 28 reportedly occurring in direct response to questions.

“Keith reached out to us out of pure frustration,” Philips said. “He needed proof to his claims that his house was haunted, real proof. I promised Keith, ‘if your place is afflicted with anything paranormal, I’ll provide you with evidence,’ and that’s what I did. I can’t comment on writing and symbols appearing on walls since that happened two years prior, but as far as the house being haunted, yeah, it is.”

Linder now lives in an apartment on his own, free of any other paranormal activity. He’s even seen support from the Bothell community who he says has been mostly unsurprised to hear about paranormal activity in the area.

“Believe it or not, [people aren’t] shocked,” Linder said. “There have been families or individuals who came up to me and said, ‘our house or our neighbor’s house has something similar.’ I hope my readers understand that everything happened the way we say it happened.”
 

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Ok I seen that episode on ghost adventures. Zack and his crew more so Zak as I call a yellow belly moron!
When I watch there show more for entertainment, I mean really how can you portray yourself being a badA** but is afraid of cows furn's ect. Now that is his right, but I also found out the show is mainly fake will find it post it here.
 
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Ok but also remember this if you watched the show. Zack claims to be a sensitive, but he only mainly has attacks when he is behind the crew or by himself. Ok I know it can happen. Zack also claims on many episodes a spirit is controlling him, can that be possible yes, but it only happens when the camera is on him or when one of them won't do what he asks then he gets mad " oh something taking over.
Now don't get me wrong I still watch it it is entertaining and something to watch when nothing is on. Ok enough of my rambling here is the scoop.

Zak Bagans is one of the numerous paranormal investigators who can be found on the TV screen. His main TV show is something called Ghost Adventures, though like a lot of his counterparts, he has shown up in a number of TV shows based on the same theme. Primarily, Bagans stands out in that he adopts a more aggressive approach than most of his counterparts, which makes for a similar but not quite the same sort of viewing experience.

Is Zak Bagans a Fraud?

Unsurprisingly, Ghost Adventures is fake. We know this because one of the main contributors to the earliest seasons, Aaron Goodwin, stated as much. First, he said that the producers would manipulate their recordings from time to time, which is rather revealing for something that is supposed to be focused on finding the truth. Second, he said that the producers would coach the cast members on their reactions in the scenes shown on the TV show, which extended to the reshooting of entire scenes when the results were less than satisfactory. The showrunners’ response was to boot Goodwin fromGhost Adventures, which was understandable but nonetheless cause for skepticism.

Besides Goodwin’s claims, there are more reasons to suspect that Ghost Adventures is less than truthful. For example, there was the time when one person on the TV show claimed to have had an EMF meter knocked out of his hands when the truth was that he had thrown it. To the TV show’s credit, its cast members admitted that there was no supernatural explanation for what had been shown on the TV screen, but the fact that they let said individual on their TV show does not exactly inspire great confidence in their ability to distinguish fact from fiction. Furthermore, it is worth noting that Ghost Adventures can be much more dramatic with its claims than a lot of its counterparts, as shown by the time that Bagans claimed to have been possessed by an evil spirit on the screen. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, which makes it rather unfortunate that Ghost Adventurers has nothing to offer than what can be found on any TV show of its kind.

Speaking of which, dramatic claims are something of a specialty for Ghost Adventures. For example, the interviews with people on the sites are stuffed full of claims of spectral faces, spectral bodies, and other spectacular shows of the supernatural, but the footage produce nothing more special than the usual succession of EVPs, unclear images, and off-screen sounds. In other words, the sort of thing that tends to have mundane explanations, but can be exploited to convince people that there could be something of interest. The whole thing isn’t helped by Bagans’s rather dramatic behavior on the TV screen, though there are skeptics who just call it an excellent example of bad acting.

Summed up, while people should feel free to watch Ghost Adventures for the sake of entertainment, they should maintain a sense of skepticism when it comes to such things. The world is huge, meaning that there are still plenty of unknown things out there waiting to be found by those who are willing to put in the time and the effort. However, there comes a point when an open mind is just another example of gullibility.