From the Daily Iowan comes the story of six University of Iowa students, all of whom are on the school's baseball team, living in a house that is apparently super haunted. "Oh big deal, what did someone get the chills one night and now they are scared of ghosts?" is something you might be thinking right now. Well stop thinking that, because these dudes are dealing with some Paranormal Activity type shit in that house.
First, the basic stuff:
"We've lived here over the past two years," junior pitcher Aaron Smit said. "But over the past few months, we noticed things getting a little bit weird. We had a kid in here who thought he saw a ghost - a shadow in a form of a human."
That experience made Smit, and the rest of his roommates, think about some other not-so-normal things that have happened in their residence before.
"We thought about how [baseball player Taylor Zeutenhorst] said he saw a little girl in his bedroom," Smit said. "There was a time in the morning where someone was slamming the door, and we heard sprinting up the stairs. Everyone assumed it was me, but I told them I was in bed."
OK, so not all that scary yet. That could all easily be explained away as the result of a few hyperactive imaginations. Except a hyperactive imagination doesn't steal your fucking underwear while you are sleeping:
And on two separate occasions, girlfriends of players have had underwear removed from them while sleeping, even though they were wearing pants. Each time, the undergarments were discovered in another place.
What the shit? And they were wearing pants, too! The ghost took off their pants, removed their underwear, and then put their pants back on. That is horrifying. Oh, these ghosts are also capable of draining one's life force:
One of the more peculiar stories comes from a room in the attic of the house. Kenyon, a junior catcher who has lived in the furnished attic all year, said that for whatever reason, there were times he couldn't find the energy to leave his bed or his room.
"I never wanted to leave the room. I had no motivation," he said. "I usually have high energy. I would get depressed - be in there moping around, wondering, ‘What the hell am I doing?' "
Other teammates who have lived in Kenyon's room in the past have told him they experienced similar things and feelings of exhaustion while in the room.
A team of paranormal investigators came to the house and confirmed that one of the spirits in the house was in fact sapping Kenyon of his energy on a daily basis:
"I don't think he was trying to take his energy to be mean," Benter said. "Sometimes, to get attention, they take energy. It can be harmful to people; they can get ill or be overcome with severe depression. I don't think this one meant it to be harmful, but some do."
Nope. Not OK with any of this. Not OK with any of it at all.