When a young couple and their two children moved into their dream home in the Colorado Black Forest they didn't expect years of terrifying paranormal encounters.
A young family had a dream for years of owning their own home in the beautiful Black Forest region of Colorado, Steve and Beth Lee as well as their two sons had spent the previous four years renting various homes in the densely forested area just northeast of Colorado Springs before they found a spacious, two-story log home that was deep in the thickest part of the woods.
What the Lees didn't know was that the former owner of the house was convinced that the property was haunted, however, this was kept quiet and nothing was said to the couple during the buying process.
In 1992 the sale went through and Steve and Beth Lee were now the owners of what they believed to be the house of their dreams, within the first week their dream was turned into a nightmare they couldn't have ever imagined.
"One day we came home," said Beth, "and it was like the Fourth of July in our living room and in our bedroom. We had all kinds of lights flashing through, and it sounded like people stomping across the roof. We would lay in bed at night and hear chains rattling. One night we woke up and heard orchestra music. Strange things started happening every day."
Soon after moving into their new house, the young sons started complaining of strange lights and unexplainable shadows in their bedrooms, appliances, and lights started turning themselves off and on, these occurrences would happen every day.
Even visitors to the property would describe strange smells of chemicals seeming to run through the property at random causing burning sensations in their throats and eyes.
Initially, Steve Lee, a 34-year-old truck driver, believed that it was someone who was trying to scare the family into moving out of their new home, Steve said that he had "just enough redneck left" to defend himself and fight back against whoever wanted his family out.
The family installed a top-of-the-range, $70,000 security system with video surveillance and motion detectors throughout the property, the family explained how the system would frequently go off, triggering the alarms but with no one around to have set them off.
Over the following four years, the Lees would have sixty-two unexplainable "break-ins", eventually, the El Paso County Sheriff's Department simply stopped responding.
Steve Lee would often analyse the photographs and videotapes and would see strange streaks of light running through many of them, and even occasionally, translucent faces appearing on the video footage. Take a look at the video footage below.
There were three parts of the property that seemed to be especially prone to these strange visuals, the upstairs master bedroom, the living room, and the outside wall near their satellite dish.
It didn't seem to matter why type of camera Steve used, they would capture amazing photos and video footage of masses of bright beams, floating balls of light, and illuminated outlines of what often looked like humans and animals, sometimes the family witnessed the lights with the naked eye, but most often, they lasted for just a split second and wouldn't appear properly until viewed on film.
In 1995 Steve and Beth agreed that potentially what was going on in their home could be something paranormal and decided to send some of their video recordings to the television show "Sightings".
The show investigated the Lee property on three separate occasions, and producers considered it one of their most interesting and well-documented cases. In November 1996, the Lees invited Dennis Hauck to investigate their property.
Three months earlier, the Lees had asked State Senator Charles Duke to investigate with his own camera equipment. He managed to capture a cloudy image that he said was "clearly a dog", an apparition that had been photographed several times on the property before, Steve even believed this could have been his own dog that had died ten years earlier.
Dennis Hauck was also able to capture this “flying dog” on film, as well as the terrifying face of another ghost, possibly the "old woman" that had been described by some previous witnesses. Like most researchers who visit the Lee property, Hauck said that he experienced unexplainable equipment problems and odd physical sensations. He also measured intense electromagnetic activity on the property.
When asked about the Lees paranormal claims, Dennis Hauck said: "So far, the Lees have called in over thirty different specialists, including paranormal researchers, private investigators, psychics, and quantum physicists. Several of scientists have stated that the light forms recorded on film do not behave according to accepted laws of physics. I am continuing my own investigation of the site and have concluded that it qualifies as one of the most haunted houses in the nation. And there is nothing that Steve Lee or his wife are doing to cause it."
This is a fascinating story from the Black Forest in Colorado, one of the most important things to note in this case is that there have been dozens of specialists visiting the property to investigate, every single one of them has confirmed that there is certainly something paranormal going on in the house.
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