The Sallie House haunting has been in a class by itself simply by the conditions that seem to exist. There have been, full-bodied apparitions, and objects flying through the air. Items have moved been misplaced or lost only to reappear or show up later or at another location.
Phantom furniture has been heard along with thumps, thuds, knocks, scratching in the walls and the sound of animals and human voices. Although some voices have been heard with the naked ear, there has been an amazing amount of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) captured further depicting the voices of men, women and children.
Many have experienced extreme smells and on occasion seen full-bodied apparitions. Lastly, and likely most famously, there has been physical harm to the occupants and investigators in the form of scratches, burns and cuts. Although the majority of these attacks have often been centered on Tony himself, there have been a few others who have also been the focus of the physical harassment.
Investigations into this house continue, but was initially investigated by the television show Sightings back when Tony and Debra Pickman lived there with their newborn son. Numerous psychics have entered the picture in order to help us along the way and they include Barbara Conner and world renowned, Peter James who has worked on the haunting of the Queen Mary for many years. Paramount Pictures created a made-for-TV movie titled the Heartland Ghost, which depicted the story of Sallie and the Pickmans experiences. The Pickman’s experiences have been document on television since 1993 on a variety of TV seriers such as the Travel channel’s, Most haunted Town, KQ2 news out of St. Joseph, Mo, Unexplained Mysteries, and Channel 4 news out of Kansas City, KS, have all been involved in documenting this story since 1993. More recently our story was told by Discovery Channel’s, A Haunting, Biography Channel’s, My Ghost Story, then again with the Travel Channel. This time with the Ghost Adventurers.
Some believe that what exists in the house is evil, some believe that the entities within the house are reaching out and in need of our help, some believe that Tony is doing it all himself (which doesn’t seem like a viable assessment when the activity continues without his presence). Some believe there is much more going on there than we can imagine, and yet others think its all been a hoax.
A multitude of monitoring equipment has been utilized to help determine what is causing the strange occurrences in this small little house on the bluffs of the Missouri River. The equipment includes, but is in no way limited to digital and analog voice recorders, infrared and heat sensitive video cameras; electromagnetic meters etc .
Many investigative groups have used dousing rods, crystals and pendulums, and some have tried to set up controlled ESP situations to experiment with more possibilities. Since the activity seems to be so constant, some groups, very dedicated to learning more about the paranormal, have used the house as an experimental laboratory and have obtained some remarkable evidence not only expanding on the history of the house but also furthering the study of paranormal.
What started out as the simple haunting, of one little girl named Sallie, has seemingly developed into a growing list of more than just that. Some think that over the years more entities have come to resided with the walls of this houses. Do they just visit, do they call the place home or has it become a doorway to the other side where the spirits we encounter move on after their visit?
The commonality, of all the investigations and the investigators involved or associated with this house, is that we are all curious about the who, what, and why of the house and its occupants. Who is there, when did they live, what do they want, why have they stayed behind, is there something they need to share with us, and what would that be? How is it that spirits or ghosts are able to move objects, show us their likenesses, and speak to us? These are just some of the questions that come to mind and in which we all seek answers to.
Most of the human race has an innate human curiosity about events they cannot explain. The scientific and logical principles we currently employee have not yet been able to explain many of the nuance’s attached to hauntings, and paranormal investigators have an overwhelming desire to do just that.
We study them to understand these events. Each investigation gets us closer to the truth and its in the sharing evidence and theories of all those who are interested or involved, that we learn more about this and other hauntings.
For the reasons stated above, this site was Co-Founded by five individuals: Tony and Debra Pickman, Renae Leiker, and Jennifer and Jerry Talbert of The Kansas Paranormal Group. Tony and Debra Pickman are the only ones left.
We take pride in knowing that this website will provide the best resource on the world wide web for factual representation of the events, activities and experiences that this haunting, known by many as The Sallie House, has provided. It is also why we ask for your help, your input and your open-mindedness.
We want you to have firsthand knowledge and a hand in the ongoing research to further investigate and understand The Sallie House. We hope you will join us in our collective efforts to continuously work to provide the most factual and authoritative information on this haunting.
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