By Tim Preston - CNHI News Service
July 31, 2013 —
The McGlone family of Grayson was featured in the first of three episodes of “American Haunting,” which aired Saturday evening on the A&E Network.
A&E Network premiered the three-hour special event "American Haunting," this weekend, “entering in to the tortured lives of three separate families residing in haunted homes.”
According to the network’s website, “American Haunting takes a unique look inside the terrifying lives of families encountering paranormal phenomena within their own homes, witnessing first-hand the frightening incidents they experience daily.
Surveillance cameras set up throughout the houses capture every moment of the eerie activity that transpires and document the damaging toll it takes on the families' lives. As they attempt to regain control of their homes, the families call on psychics, demonologists, paranormal investigators and exorcists to help them fight back against the malevolent spirits.
The premiere episode of American Haunting introduced the McGlone family of Grayson. Their dream home became a nightmare as the family experienced frightening paranormal activity on a daily basis. In addition to moving objects, strange voices and inexplicable smells, members of the family report being physically attacked during the night.”
In following episodes, “the Rudis family of Irving, Ill. suffered mysterious growls and footsteps, inexplicable scratches and multiple demonic apparitions. Afraid to sleep alone in her own bedroom, the family's teenage daughter had for years spent her nights on the living room couch, rarely sleeping through the night.”
Concluding the three-episode broadcast, ”The Shuman family of Quincy, Mass., believed their haunting began when their dad, Jack, purchased a 1966 El Camino with a violent past.
The Grayson family has agreed to meet with the Journal-Times to discuss what happened after the show was taped, which will be in next week’s edition.