Retired New York Nurse Shares Her Ghost Story About Living In A Haunted House On Paranormal Witness TV Show - Haunted Society Paranormal News . . . Click Here To Subscribe To Our Paranormal News Feed
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Article By: Phillip Brunelle
GRAVESEND, NEW YORK --- In a town with the name Gravesend, it's no surprise that a true ghost story would surface. A retired nurse from Gravesend, New York who is sharing her paranormal experiences on the SyFy television show, Paranormal Witness.
Elaine Marcado, a 64-year-old retired nurse, says she has shared her house with ghosts for the past 22 years. "Ghosts have been terrorizing my family for years." said Elaine Marcado.
The quaint Queen Anne house, located on 9th Street in Gravesend, looks like a peaceful suburban New York home, but the stories inside Elaine Marcado's haunted house, suggest that there are spirits inhabiting the house, and they're not resting peacefully.
The retired emergency room nurse from Coney Island Hospital first moved into the house in 1982 with her two young daughters and her first husband, and Elaine immediately felt like she was being watched, but there was never anyone else in the room.
"There have been so many things that have happened in the house that you just can't explain, and many times I have been left crying." said Elaine Marcado. While she was sleeping, Elaine would awaken to a creepy feeling, and soon after she felt like a ghost was pressing down on her chest and stomach.
When the haunted happenings started affecting her children, including her daughter seeing a man sitting at the top of the stairs disappear into thin air, Elaine Marcado finally made a call for help. She contacted a psychic medium, and she also sought help from Hans Holzer, a paranormal psychologist.
Elaine Marcado said the psychic medium told her that there are several spirits in the house, including the ghost of a bride, who mysteriously died in the attic. But after seeking the help of Hans Holzer and other paranormal professionals, the ghostly activity in the house didn't stop, and Elaine Marcado put her haunted house on the market.
Upon selling the home, Elaine Marcado told the new owners that the house is haunted, and even gave them a copy of the book she wrote about her paranormal experiences in the home, but the new homeowners still move forward with the purchase.
The new owners of the haunted house on 9th Street say they still have not seen any ghosts, nor have they experienced any paranormal activity in the home. "After we moved in, I remember hearing a bunch of footsteps upstairs and getting scared, but then I remembered I had four kids in the house,” said the current homeowner, who declined to give her name. “We renovated the house after moving in, and that must have made the ghosts leave.”
Elaine said she understands some people might find her ghost story hard to believe, but what she experienced in the house was terrifying, and is absolutely true.“If someone were telling me these stories without having experienced what I’ve experienced, I’d probably say the same thing,” said Mercado. “It’s okay if you don’t believe.” To this day, Elaine Mercado sometimes drives by the 9th Street house, and she wonders if the ghosts that scared her out still exist..
Elaine Marcado's ghost story will be featured on the TV show Paranormal Witness later this Fall on SyFy. Have you ever lived in a haunted house, or experienced paranormal activity? Share your ghost story in the comment section below. Subscribe To Haunted Society Paranormal News Here. If You're Not A Member of Haunted Society Paranormal Network, Join Here.