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There is no Next Episode of A Haunting planned.
In the innocence of childhood, fear is perfect—untempered by adult rationality, which supposes that we can fully comprehend the world around us.
Following the breakup of his marriage, Steven LaChance is not surprised when his children begin having nightmares. Shadowy manifestations of their worst fears appear in the closets and basement of their home in Union, Missouri—but he believes they are simply reacting to the loss of their mother. Then Steven himself begins to experience strange things inside the house: inexplicable temperature fluctuations, electrical disturbances, and the faint sound of agonized screams. In spite of his rationality, he comes to believe that disembodied spirits are preying on his children.
Steven takes them away from the house, but when another family with small children moves in, he vows to help the innocent face a truth that adults fear to acknowledge: If you enter the world of spirits, the spirits enter yours.
Some people believe that all our knowledge of the world comes to us through sensory perception and powers of reasoning. Others believe that we can gain knowledge through intuition, a—sixth sense.
When Selena and her 3-year-old son move into an old house in Michigan, she cannot ignore what she senses. In the attic, she becomes dizzy and nauseated for no apparent reason. In the kitchen, she knows with absolute certainty that she is being watched— though no one else is there. A series of photographs show what she cannot see with the naked eye: an evil face in the attic, and the faint image of a man in the kitchen.
Armed with proof that the house is haunted, Selena and her sister enlist the help of a psychic with powers beyond simple intuition. He explains that the house is a place of suffering—for the dead, and for the living.
The dynamic of people living under one roof can be a delicate balance. Mike and his girlfriend Lisa have a healthy relationship, and no concerns about moving in together—but they are not alone in their new house.
Soon after they move in, Lisa— personality begins to change dramatically, but she cannot explain why. Mike searches desperately for an explanation, and a late night encounter with an invisible entity convinces him that their home is haunted. Mike sets up audio-video surveillance throughout the house, and spends the long nights waiting and watching, desperate for proof.
What he sees leads him to question everything he believes—including his own sanity. Are ghosts real, or is he starting to lose his mind?
Some Native American myths speak of supernatural creatures that protect the dead. Early explorers among the Algonquin tribes of the northeastern United States told tales of werewolves, demons and a flesh-hungry beast called the Wendigo.
22-year-old Randy, a lifelong resident of the Great Lakes region, is fascinated by tales of the esoteric and the occult. When he discovers the skeleton of a Native American beneath the hearth of his rental house, he begins studying various spiritual traditions. He recites an incantation from a book on witchcraft, hoping to make contact with spirits of the dead. Soon after, a cold, growling monster appears at the foot of his bed, and tries to strangle his loved ones. Randy eventually realizes that the evil spirits do not want the house. they want him.
Randy is willing to resort to any means necessary—even the witchcraft that brought on the curse—to save his life. But the old religions cannot close the door that he has opened.
The Fahey family has lived in the same townhouse in the city of Galway, Ireland, for more than thirty years. Martha Fahey grew up there, and is preparing to raise her daughter in the same environment, with the help of her parents—but when the new baby arrives, something from the past is reborn.
The sounds of an infant crying keep them awake at night, but Martha's daughter is fast asleep. In the following weeks, household items disappear mysteriously and a penetrating cold envelops the house. The family fears that they are victims of a haunting, and that Martha's infant child is the target. They contact the Catholic Church, but a visiting priest is unable to help.
Finally, a spiritual healer reveals that the newborn child has stirred up the psychic energy of a terrible crime committed many years ago ‚Äì and uncovered wounds that prayer alone cannot heal.
April James has always dreamed of renovating a Victorian house. When she and her fiancé Matt buy a historic home in Salt Lake City, Utah, they immediately begin extensive work to make it their own unaware of a ghostly inhabitant that detests change.
From the beginning, the remodeling is plagued with setbacks, and their lives are unsettled by strange events: April hears voices inside the house, and her son Brian witnesses something moving in his bedroom closet. As they struggle to comprehend what is inside their house, an angry black entity appears to them, determined to drive them out.
The couple turns to a medium, who vows to help them fight the entity, and protect the spirits of innocent children who are still being tortured by him.
Among the world's psychics, who claim to possess extra-sensory abilities, there are those who say that they can step back in time, and see events of the past unfolding in front of them. When Suzanna Hadwin visits the Wheatsheaf Pub in North England, she experiences, first-hand, a mystery that has been buried for decades.
The new owners know that there is something strange about the pub ‚Äì unexplainable handprints and barely audible footsteps pique their curiosity. Steeling their nerve, they use a Ouija board to contact with spirits embroiled in an unsolved murder mystery. Digging into the past, they find evidence in census records, graveyards and old photos, and behind the walls of the pub: bits of clothing, hair, and bone.
Eventually, the psychic comes face to face with a long-dead killer, and the pub itself begins to attack those within.
When innocent people are attacked by entities from the supernatural realm, they rely on paranormal investigators to protect them from the unknown. These investigators rely on their studies, their personal experiences and, in many cases, their piety, as they assume the risk of becoming haunted themselves.
Mary Vogel has been a spiritual counselor for ten years, but a recent encounter with the demonic forces her to question everything she knows and trusts. Violent nightmares invade her mind by day and unseen entities attack her body by night. In the church, which was once a place of peace and comfort, feelings of revulsion overwhelm her. Deep in her own mind, a diabolical voice taunts her: Your God can't help you now‚
John Zaffis, one of the world's leading paranormal experts and Mary's mentor, quickly realizes what is happening to her. The protector has become the possessed, and only an exorcism can save her soul.
The strength of the diabolical lies in the power of deception. In subtle ways, it destroys the bonds of friendship and family, distorts the beliefs of the faithful, and takes possession of the living.
Sarah Miller perceives that something supernatural lurks inside her new home, terrorizing her children, and causing her to doubt her own senses. Her fianc√©'s skeptical response provokes frustration, putting the entire house on-edge, as a sinister presence struggles to take control of the family.
Sarah seeks help from a lay religious demonologist, who recognizes the symptoms of a diabolical infestation, and prepares an ancient ritual to expel the evil, before it destroys the family from within.
Bobby and Addie Wilcott have a strained marriage that they hope will improve when they buy an historic house in New England. Their marriage is further tested when doors refuse to stay closed and the piano repeatedly plays by itself. The couple tries their best to ignore the strange occurrences until their 5-year-old son is attacked by an unseen entity.
Paranormal experts Ed and Lorraine Warren, famous for their work on the real-life Amityville horror house, discover that the couple has a much bigger problem ‚Äì a demonic presence that is feeding on the discord in Bobby and Addie‚Äôs relationship. Their only hope is an exorcism.