The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home

The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home

by Bob Cranmer, Erica Manfred
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The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home by Bob Cranmer, Erica Manfred

October 1988: Bob Cranmer buys a house in the Pittsburgh suburb he grew up in. He has no idea that his dream home is about to become his worst nightmare…

The Cranmers seemed fated to own the house at 3406 Brownsville Road. As a young boy, Bob had been drawn to the property, and, just when the family decided to move back to Brentwood, it went up for sale. Without a second thought, they purchased the house that Bob had always dreamed of owning.

But soon, the family began experiencing strange phenomena—objects moving on their own, ghostly footsteps, unsettling moaning sounds—that gradually increased in violence, escalating to physical assaults and, most disturbingly, bleeding walls. Bob, Lesa, and their four children were under attack from a malicious demon that was conjuring up terrifying manifestations to destroy their tight-knit household. They had two choices: leave or draw on their unwavering faith to exorcise the malicious fiend who haunted their home.

Now, Bob Cranmer recounts the harrowing true story of the evil presence that tormented his family and the epic spiritual war he fought to save everything he held dear…


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101629000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 176,273
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Bob Cranmer was born in Pittsburgh, graduating from Brentwood High School in 1974 and Duquesne University in 1978. He then entered the US Army as a second lieutenant and served with the 101st Airborne Division and in Washington, D.C. In 1986, Bob went to work for AT&T and returned to Pittsburgh. Entering politics, he was elected Allegheny County Commissioner in 1995, serving as chairman. He was instrumental in a major development plan for Pittsburgh involving the construction of two sports stadiums and a new convention center. Bob currently runs a firm providing government relations. 

Erica Manfred is a journalist and essayist. Her reported pieces have appeared in New Age Journal, SELF, Consumer’s Digest, Ladies’ Home Journal, Woman’s Day, Bottom Line/Personal, and a host of other publications. Known for her stylish writing, her personal essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine “Lives” page, New Age Journal, and the Village Voice, in addition to being anthologized in a number of college textbooks. Erica is also the author of two books, the humorous novel Interview with a Jewish Vampire, and He’s History, You’re Not: Surviving Divorce After Forty

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The Demon of Brownsville Road: A Pittsburgh Family's Battle with Evil in Their Home 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book. I admit the author came off as a bit pompous but once it got going I was able to get past that and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After the background of Bob is done the book comes into its own.Great writing and story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just hit chapter 9 and am JUST NOW really reading about the "haunting". I bought this book the day it came out and was excited because I live in western pa myself and have heard about this house. The story takes awhile to talk about the haunting and the first 80 pages are mainly about the authors career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worst book ever, the family is a mess just looking for a scapegoat. A LOT left out of the book, just looking for ways to make money to pay off his kids mistakes to keep the house.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a poorly written book. It really isn't very interesting and I agree with the reviewer who said it's misleading.
DonnaJean1 More than 1 year ago
A man of God engages in a power struggle with a demon over who will "own" this house on Brownsville Road. This man has more patience than I would in dealing with this demon: I would have probably moved out and set this house on fire, demon and all. Is a true story, and is believable; nothing rings phony about this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading this book. I read it in a day and a half. I agree the beginning is somewhat boring but I believe you needed that information to know the author himself and what he was all about. The ending blew me away! I loved the way he researched and gave us the history of the house and land. There are a lot of books that leave you wondering. I love the current updates on the people affected. This truly was a story of how love can conquer all and why certain people are chosen for specific purposes in life. I will read again and recommend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm only 1/4 of the way through this book and its a total snoozefest! All the author does is brag about his past political and religious endeavors. I'm from pittsburgh, so some of it was interesting based on my genuine interest of the area I live in, but I'm genuinely disappointed in the content.