Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The Ghost Hunt of 1943 - Sahuarita, Arizona


tucsoncitizen - The residents of Sahuarita, Arizona lived in fear and terror during the Fall of 1943.

Paranormal activity plagued the area 20 miles south of Tucson, with most of the activity focused on the home of a 70-year-old woman. Bricks were tossed down her chimney. Rocks frequently pelted her roof in the dead of night. She would routinely find sand mixed in with her coffee.

Not long after the rumors of the haunted house began to circulate throughout the community, a man was robbed. The man could not see his assailants in the pitch black darkness of the night. Two other men were beaten on different nights. Residents started to carry guns, fearful that the ghosts appeared to be multiplying. The residents acknowledged that their bullets were useless against the ghosts, but they didn’t know what else to do.

When the news of the robbery and assaults reached the 70-year-old woman and she made the decision to abandon her home.

Deputy Sheriff Ben Mariscal also had enough of the paranormal activity in Sahuarita. Mariscal wasn’t afraid of no ghosts and was determined to put an end to it.

Over the course of his (paranormal) investigation, he suspected that several area youths were up to no good in the neighborhood. He targeted two boys, in particular, as the “ghost chiefs” of the bunch. One of the boys, a 15-year-old, was the grandson of the 70-year-old woman who abandoned her home.

Mariscal arranged a “ghost hunt” with the two boys at the abandoned home. He told the boys that he wanted to witness the ghostly activity for himself. The boys agreed to participate . On the night of the paranormal investigation, Mariscal arrived at the home with an innocent 15-year-old boy. The boy would be used as a decoy, according to his plan to nab the “ghosts” that evening. The deputy told all three boys to sit on a bench, with the decoy seated between the two suspected ghost boys. Mariscal turned off the lights. They all waited for the midnight hour, which was just moments away.

Through the darkness came the sound of a blood curdling scream. Mariscal turned on the lights to find the decoy with blood pouring out of his busted nose. Mariscal demanded to know which of the boys was the ghost. The two suspected ghosts immediately turned around and accused the decoy of attacking them with a metal instrument. The decoy protested, saying that he felt one of the boys’ arms move just before he was hit in the face. When Mariscal revealed that the bloody-nosed boy was a “plant”, the ghost boys ended their charade.

The boys were put in front of Judge William G. Hall in juvenile court. The “chief ghost” was given a year probation with the guarantee of being shipped off to reform school at Fort Grant, if even the slightest “ghosting” occurred again. The second boy received a slap on the hand.

Judge Hall said about his ruling: “If they had stayed with their pranks and let it go at that, I would have been inclined to show leniency, but when they began knocking down people and robbing one, it was going too far. This one boy is without doubt the leader of the little gang and supplied most of the ideas, I believe, and for that reason the terms of his probation are rather severe. The other lad was not involved to the same extent and I thought if we took care of the chief ghost the difficulty would be solved.”

The 70-year-old grandmother of the heavily reprimanded chief ghost returned to her home. From that point forward, no rocks showered her roof. No bricks dropped down her chimney. No coffee was tainted with sand.

It is assumed that the decoy’s nose healed nicely, though there is no record of what happened to him after the ghost hunt. It is due to him, and Deputy Sheriff Mariscal, that the streets of Sahuarita became safe, once again.

The Ghost Hunt of 1943 - Sahuarita, Arizona


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2 comments :

Elizabeth Jane said...

" Residents started to carry guns, fearful that the ghosts appeared to be multiplying. The residents acknowledged that their bullets were useless against the ghosts, but they didn’t know what else to do."

They should have given the "plant" a gun so he could have at least tried to defend himself against the ghosts - even though bullets would probably be useless against them, it would have been something to defend against them. Then when the ghosts attacked him he could have shot the ghosts, and they would have found the ghosts had redirected the bullets, so the one with the gun would have survived the ghost attack.

Then the violent savage horrible evil ghosts would have been placated by the blood-sacrifice in the dark, which, it would have subsequently been found to have been the case, was the kind of violence on the physical plane that the demons had been craving for. And having achieved what they had been seeking, the evil ghosts would then have ceased their hauntings of the terrified people of Sahuarita, finding that they were now no longer so involved in the physical plane as they had been before that fateful and fearful night. And then the 70-year old woman who had fled her home in fear and terror because of the ghost-hauntings would have been able to return.

I know what it is like - I live next door to "The House of 1,000 Corpses"!

Occupying the shell of a "house" that is next door to me the two feral "pack-rat" (as they are described in the 2003 Rob Zombie movie) adult's birthdates are 2/6/66 and 20/6/66 (British dating convention i.e DD/MM/YY) and the house numbers of the two houses they claim to own are 2 Williams Avenue and 20 Jenico Street - I think the true owners may have been murdered! Also, no. 22, where they all lived, illegally, for three years before moving onto no.20 (an illegally constructed two-storey mansion right next to my house) is 20+2=22. And on the doorway of the shed on the street-corner between no.20 and no.22 where they were/are sort of camping, they have written "The Devil's House...where you once in, you never come out again" and "BEWARE THE DEVILS" and a wooden plague saying "Beware: Feral Children" - and their numerous children - the Devil's offspring - who all have Biblical names like "Elijah" and "Saul", make animal noises like barking, and possum territorial screeches (which sound like Banshees) both at night and day, and they swear, with reference to genitalia, constantly.

(If you want to see a photograph of this doorway with this inscription it can be seen on my Windows "Live" "SkyDrive".

There are also photos of the house, the shed, two children stealing my good neighbour's wheelie bin at no.16 this year and a house, no 12, in my street, where I helped to put out a severe house-fire on January 21 this year.)

This is Tasmania where I moved from interstate in January last year. Upon moving here I saw that the letters of this island are the reversal of "I AM SATAN" - if you spell out the eight letters T-A-S-M-A-N-I-A in block capitals in a circle (like the points of a compass) darkening or colouring the "I" and the first "A" and the "M" and hold it up to a mirror you will see the message that has been reversed when the name of this state was changed from "Van Diemen's Land" to the name of it's 1642 discoverer, Abel Tasman, last century. Only the "N" and the "S" will appear reversed, like "North" and "South" - as though it could be upside down as well as reversed, maybe?

Try writing "WILLIAMS" in a circle!

Elizabeth Jane said...

" Residents started to carry guns, fearful that the ghosts appeared to be multiplying. The residents acknowledged that their bullets were useless against the ghosts, but they didn’t know what else to do."

They should have given the "plant" a gun so he could have at least tried to defend himself against the ghosts - even though bullets would probably be useless against them, it would have been something to defend against them. Then when the ghosts attacked him he could have shot the ghosts, and they would have found the ghosts had redirected the bullets, so the one with the gun would have survived the ghost attack.

Then the violent savage horrible evil ghosts would have been placated by the blood-sacrifice in the dark, which, it would have subsequently been found to have been the case, was the kind of violence on the physical plane that the demons had been craving for. And having achieved what they had been seeking, the evil ghosts would then have ceased their hauntings of the terrified people of Sahuarita, finding that they were now no longer so involved in the physical plane as they had been before that fateful and fearful night. And then the 70-year old woman who had fled her home in fear and terror because of the ghost-hauntings would have been able to return.

I know what it is like - I live next door to "The House of 1,000 Corpses"!

Occupying the shell of a "house" that is next door to me the two feral "pack-rat" (as they are described in the 2003 Rob Zombie movie) adult's birthdates are 2/6/66 and 20/6/66 (British dating convention i.e DD/MM/YY) and the house numbers of the two houses they claim to own are 2 Williams Avenue and 20 Jenico Street - I think the true owners may have been murdered! Also, no. 22, where they all lived, illegally, for three years before moving onto no.20 (an illegally constructed two-storey mansion right next to my house) is 20+2=22. And on the doorway of the shed on the street-corner between no.20 and no.22 where they were/are sort of camping, they have written "The Devil's House...where you once in, you never come out again" and "BEWARE THE DEVILS" and a wooden plague saying "Beware: Feral Children" - and their numerous children - the Devil's offspring - who all have Biblical names like "Elijah" and "Saul", make animal noises like barking, and possum territorial screeches (which sound like Banshees) both at night and day, and they swear, with reference to genitalia, constantly.

(If you want to see a photograph of this doorway with this inscription it can be seen on my Windows "Live" "SkyDrive".

There are also photos of the house, the shed, two children stealing my good neighbour's wheelie bin at no.16 this year and a house, no 12, in my street, where I helped to put out a severe house-fire on January 21 this year.)

This is Tasmania where I moved from interstate in January last year. Upon moving here I saw that the letters of this island are the reversal of "I AM SATAN" - if you spell out the eight letters T-A-S-M-A-N-I-A in block capitals in a circle (like the points of a compass) darkening or colouring the "I" and the first "A" and the "M" and hold it up to a mirror you will see the message that has been reversed when the name of this state was changed from "Van Diemen's Land" to the name of it's 1642 discoverer, Abel Tasman, last century. Only the "N" and the "S" will appear reversed, like "North" and "South" - as though it could be upside down as well as reversed, maybe?

Also, try writing "WILLIAMS" in a circle!

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