When the McGlone family first moved into their home, they began to experience paranormal activity. During their very first meal after they moved in, a can of soda moved across the table on its own. Nothing really huge, but activity all the same. The previous owners had never mentioned any activity, but they had mentioned to Michelle McGlone, a stay at home mom, that she needed to get a job. “Don’t stay in the house all the time.” Michelle thought this was odd, why would they say such a thing to her? The couple who owned the house both worked, but they worked at night. Both of them. As the years went by, Michelle understood what they meant. The activity in her home was getting worse, in fact it was so bad that the McGlone family needed help.
Archbishop James Long is a demonologist, exorcist and the presiding Archbishop of the United States Old Catholic Church. Well acquainted with the paranormal, Archbishop Long has been involved in many cases of paranormal and demonic activity. In addition to his work with the church, he is a radio host and teacher, doing his best to help and educate people on the subject of demonic entities and possession.
The McGlone family sought help from many different avenues. The activity was affecting the children of the family. The situation was becoming unbearable. When A&E approached the family about allowing their story to be filmed for a new show called American Haunting, the family agreed. It was through this show that Archbishop Long became involved with the McGlones and helped them to find peace in a home that was besieged by disturbing, violent and frightening occurrences.
The Blogtalk radio show Paranormal Review Radio, hosted by Anthony Agate and Luci Leibfried, brought the Archbishop and Michelle together to talk about the story behind the episode of American Haunting that told of the McGlone family’s ordeal. What happened to this family, happens to others who never openly speak about it.
A family of strong faith, Michelle, her husband and two children moved into their new home with the same hopes and dreams that many have when they move into a new home. Michelle states that there were no stories of any kind of activity when they moved in. She asked them if anyone had ever died in the home. The previous owners told her “no”. “There were conversations that I had with these people, that in hindsight, should have alerted me, but they had a lot of Christian postings all over the house and I thought these are very, very Christian people and I can trust them. It never occurred to me why they had them all over the house.” “There were just things, that looking back. They had activity. They knew and they just wanted out.”
The activity was centering around Michelle’s children. First with her son who was in his early teens and then her daughter. Watching how her children were being tormented was unbearable. After having prayer groups, a psychic and a paranormal team come into the home A&E put Michelle in touch with Archbishop Long. The family was tired of living in fear. They had been hearing growls, scratching, whispers and even a baby crying. “It took more and more to scare us as time went on so it got worse and worse.” “It was the perfect storm when we moved into this house.” Her son had looked to faith after this began. He had been sickly as a child and had a love of the Lord from an early age. He became despondent after having to deal with the psychological and spiritual warfare that was brought on by living with this. Archbishop Long states that this kind of thing happens a lot. He applauds Michelle and her family for their incredible bravery and for speaking out and sharing their story. “It’s not easy. It’s important to let other families know they are not alone. That there are other people who are going through this and what they are going through is legitimate.” “It breaks my heart when I see people go through this, especially families.” “It’s one of those things that gets to you and you become angry, how dare anything, any type of entity whether it be demonic or malevolent cause emotional, spiritual harm on any family.” It’s easy to become angry as clergy especially seeing innocent people being attacked.”
By speaking out about this situation, both Michelle and the Archbishop hope that others in the same situation will speak out and seek help. “There is always hope.” Michelle acknowledges that many do not know what it is like to experience this kind of thing and do not believe. Both Michelle and the Archbishop believe. They have seen it first hand and they have fought back.
American Haunting can be seen on A&E. The episode featuring the McGlone family takes you through the occurrences and the reveals how the Archbishop was able to help them. Check your local listings for the replay of the show. To hear the full interview with Michelle McGlone and Archbishop James Long, go to Blogtalkradio.com/paranormalreview.