Sallie House Haunting: A True Story

Sallie House Haunting: A True Story

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by Debra Lyn Pickman
     
 

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This is the firsthand account of what Tony and Debra Pickman and their newborn son Taylor experienced in the now notorious Sallie House, from the day they moved in to the turn-of-the-century haunted house until they finally fled in terror. The story of the Sallie House and the fire-starting ghost girl who haunted it has sparked endless rumors and theories

Overview

This is the firsthand account of what Tony and Debra Pickman and their newborn son Taylor experienced in the now notorious Sallie House, from the day they moved in to the turn-of-the-century haunted house until they finally fled in terror. The story of the Sallie House and the fire-starting ghost girl who haunted it has sparked endless rumors and theories of murder, cover-ups, racism, and abuse. But the Pickmans know the real story because they lived it—and barely made it out alive.

Now, for the first time, Tony and Debra reveal untold stories from their ordeal. They describe Sallie’s seemingly protective fascination with their baby, and tell what it was like to live with menacing entities that scratched, bit, and terrorized their family. Along with historical research, the Pickmans share personal photographs and journal entries from their time spent living in the nightmare house that still haunts them today.  

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738726786
Publisher:
Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.
Publication date:
09/08/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
278,237
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Debra Pickman (Atchison, Kansas) lived in the Sallie House with her family over a year. In addition to attracting paranormal investigators and psychics, the home has been featured on television shows Sightings, Unexplained Mysteries, and A Haunting, and was the subject of a Showtime movie called Haunted Heartland. For more information, visit www.thesalliehouse.com.

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Sallie House Haunting 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down from the moment i started reading it. This book eas awsome!
CallaLilyDC More than 1 year ago
Great book.Pulls you right in as tho it's happening to you.Having been to the Sallie House I can tell you the house is truly haunted.
Watkins_FreelanceReviewer More than 1 year ago
"The Sallie House Haunting" by Debra Pickman is an extraordinary read. What makes this ghostly tale unique and more terrifying than most - it is documented as factual. They describe in detail showing documentation, and providing eerie pictures of their supernatural haunting. Tony and Debra Pickman along with their newborn son, Taylor, have attracted the attention of paranormal investigators, psychics, and the media. Using detailed accounts from her journal, Debra reveals terrifying and haunting circumstances as they occur. Facing perturbing ridicule by many skeptics, the Pickman's ultimately decide their story must be told. The infamous Sallie house stood nestled between two other houses just two blocks from the Missouri river. Records later revealed that it was the oldest house on the block. Newlyweds and expecting their first child, the Pickman's desperately needed a spacious house that provided specific amenities such as, a large yard for their growing family, and preferably in a safe location. They would find their dream home - or so they thought, following a tip from Tony's brother. Debra reveals that upon entering the house for the first time she felt a peace of calm, no indication of the terror that would soon follow. Soon after they moved in - thirty days to be exact, the Pickman's began to notice some strange happenings such as, lights slowly dimming then blasting at full wattage. Changing the bulbs, fuses, and still experiencing electrical problems, they hired an electrician to inspect the problem, but upon inspection, no problem was to be found. At this point, they still had no reason to suspect their house might be haunted. One evening their dog, Sasha, followed Tony upstairs, stopped dead in his tracks in front of the nursery doorway, growling and baring her teeth. They could not understand what would warrant such a reaction as the room was empty - a reaction that would occur several more times throughout their stay. Soon after the author speaks of one particular night, about 3:30 a.m., being awaken by a blood-curdling scream, then hearing several loud thumps from down stairs. Before she could go investigate, something unforeseen struck her body and face. Paralyzed with fear she screamed awakening her husband. After regaining composure, they would investigate and find nothing out of the ordinary. On June 26, 1993 their son, Taylor Jacob was born. After several sleepless nights due to their newborn's excessive crying, Debra opted to ask for help and called upon her sister in New York. The day before her arrival, Tony agreed to help with the vacuuming and rearranging of the nursery while Debra and the baby relaxed in the room across the hall. Suddenly, he burst into the room shouting that the teddy bear mobile had started play on its own - again no explanation could be found. The nursery seemed to be the so-called hot spot for eerie occurrences such as, finding stuffed animals and toys levitating, disappearing and then reappearing in different locations of the room, lights flickering on and off by themselves, and eerie shadows appearing moving around the room. The demonic behavior would soon surface by attacking Debra's husband, Tony, and leaving deep scratches across his body - documented with pictures and witnesses. Whatever one may believe, this documented tale of supernatural phenomena will keep the reader captivated and wanting to learn more about this experience. Reviewer, Barbara Watkins - Book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I give the couple a lot of credit for moving into this house and trying to solve the mystery of what/who haunted their home. I don't want to be a spoiler, so I won't say much. There are some discrepancies between this book and some of the documentaries made about the house. But I do not know if that is Hollyweird tweeking reality for sensationalism I do recommend the book. It will keep you flipping page after page and wondering if you should sleep with the light on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book it gave me chills
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read but very redundant Good read but very redundant
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Most people are familiar with the Sallie House haunting from tv shows so I won't go into a summary of events. This book gives much more detail to the story than tv told and while not spooky enough to make me leave the light on, it was a well told story that will give most paranormal readers chills. Worth the money spent, in my opinion.
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The author comes across as a b---- as she allows her husband to be repeatedly scratched/slashed all over his body by an unseen entity for the purpose of having the media record it. She is indifferent to her husband's trauma and suffering at the hands of an evil spirit, whom she thinks is a "little girl ghost" that scratches people when she is upset or frightened. Her husband should have taken their baby and left long before the situation became so physically violent. The author comes across as very insensitive and somewhat naive. The reader is more disturbed by the author's behavior at times, more so than by the spirits.
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true-stories-fan25 More than 1 year ago
Not very scary, but interesting story for sure