The Fourman brothers’ intense and frightening paranormal investigation at a notoriously haunted Afterlife museum in West Virginia.
foreign just start off you know when we moved into this house whatever year it was brings up too much bad memories for the family and it would just be my wish that it was here either the ones that are still living that still carry the pain no I don’t I wouldn’t want it aired I am the owner and curator of archive of the afterlife the national museum of the Paranormal here in Cameron West Virginia time I think they left I heard the front door they left a bit they left a while ago movement so that liner at that door yeah it’s like a shadow when I started crossed the archive has existed since 2011. um I’ve been able to collect haunted items cursed items just downright odd items that people didn’t want in their house maybe they didn’t feel comfortable around the item maybe the item was relocating itself around the house or just causing an overall uneasy unsafe feeling the archive itself is a is a very unique and very diverse collection now the rumoring right now has been called the dark room the reason we call the dark room the items in this room have been notorious in their own ways of causing physical harm emotional harm spiritual harm to their original owners and that’s why people have either donated them to me or have asked me to come and actually remove them from their homes place of business in order to help alleviate The Unwanted energy that they were the owners were experiencing in the United States there are three notorious haunted dolls the most infamous haunted doll of all is the Annabelle doll claimed by Ed and Lorraine Warren to be haunted by an evil demon this haunted Raggedy Ann doll inspired the movie The Conjuring and also the only doll known to have killed a person Annabelle is currently housed at the Warrens occult Museum in Monroe Connecticut the second most haunted doll is the Robert doll Robert is said to be possessed by several different spirits and over history has had several presidents of the United States write letters to him the Robert Dahl inspired the movie Chucky and is currently located in Key West Florida the third most haunted doll is the Hope doll hope is said to be haunted by a very powerful demon and was linked to a family being haunted in Moundsville West Virginia many people who have found themselves near hope claim to have been scratched pushed and even had extreme nightmares The Hope doll is currently located at The Archives of the afterlife Museum in Cameron West Virginia later tonight during our investigation Sean will find out exactly how dangerous hope can be the most notorious serious item that we have here in the dark room will be the Hope doll here behind me to my left she came from a local case in Moundsville private location private residence since she’s been in the collection she has scratched multiple people pushed multiple people she’s actually affected me twice while I’m sleeping other people have also reported heaviness of chest shortness of breath I would be downstairs and it’s like a first person view through like uh like going through a video game you go through that first person mode a slow trip through the first floor of the museum up the steps and once I got to the outside hallway here it would speed up real fast I would come through the door and come pretty much where I’m at right now and be face to face with hope in her case she was controlling my anger trying to feed off of that there’s actually a picture I can provide for you guys last year there was a mom and her daughter the daughter was probably 16 or 17 and they were the only two in the museum and they were both up here on the second floor and I had already done the walk through gave him the tour went down sitting at my desk what happened I asked her and she said well I went back in the dark room and I felt that hope wanted me to talk to her and I’m thinking inside you know why would you do that after I obviously told you the nature of the items in the dark room here which she sat down cross-legged on the floor and was trying to talk to hope she said all of a sudden it felt like I had Icy Hot on my back her mom came in and looked and then that’s when they came down and her mom told me to look at her back basically there was just multiple scratch marks almost the part where it looked like they were about ready to bring blood a little bit they look like cat scratches but they were wider than your typical cat but there definitely were not human fingernails that made the scratch marks yeah I did a blessing on the case in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit I asked for divine domain over this case that anything evil malevolent not a holy nature be confined to it and confined to this doll some teams I will get out hope for them if they want to investigate with oh I don’t do that for every for every group that comes in because a lot of groups that want to do that they’re not experienced enough I feel wouldn’t investigate with her in in the smartest of ways she thinks she could be I think that she has the capability of doing worse things than she’s done already and I’ve had multiple people but they said they’ve been to a couple other museums that have very notorious haunted items and they said that hope actually bothers them more than some of the items they had in their collections the thing with hope there’s not much of a background that we’ve been able to find as of yet so it’s hard to tell what all um is attached or is using hope as a conduit if you will there’s been a lot of very negative reaction against anything Christian or even Catholic per se people claiming shortness of breath disoriented being scratched pushed dreams being affected but the name Leviathan came across on one of their EVP sessions and it was it was a Class A EVP I wouldn’t believe that if I wasn’t sitting here in the same room when it happened a few of the items in this room that we’ll just say are problems hopes by far I believe one of the worst at least that I’ve experienced in my my time of collecting haunted items in it’s been since roughly 2011 or so you’re just enjoying the adrenaline rush of it you know what’s the next thing I could find that’s gonna creep me out even more but now it’s more so being able to help people you know using what I’ve learned using my Education and Training in the ministry being ordained you know it’s nice being able to help people as much as I can we took her out of the case and we have a little black chair right over here to my left the two cameras the SLS Cam and the camera that Jason was holding actually picked up hope moving to her left about 10 to 12 inches that doll that’s a hand puppet that came from a demonologist collection in Scotland so it causes a lot of people to feel uncomfortable watched kind of almost like in a panic State sometimes but he did come from a demonologist collection the Betsy Bell doll she’s actually caused people to feel anxiety a lot and some people have actually felt pushed not scratched from her but more so pushed to a lot of these items in this room they’re in here because of they were used in or around an exorcism or they have shown signs of demonic characteristics no one’s forced to do anything but especially this room if people don’t want to come in here you know you’re not gonna get picked on about it or nothing nothing like that definitely you know can cause some problems for people right below us is the mortuary exhibit where the embalming tables are at the room on the other side of this wall over here is where the infirmary room is and below it is where you walk in to the museum building itself this area even today it sounded like a few things hitting the floor or what might be footsteps but you can faintly hear what sounds like movement up here and energy is coming through the house it’ll come down through the chapel room and stop in the archway and be watching you last Friday something really weird happened no one had no visitors and I said they’re doing my homework I was well to be more direct working on biblical doctrines in the one particular chapter I was on was Satan and his demons and as I’m riding out of the corner of my eye I can see the archway that takes you into where the embalming tables are at the mortuary exhibit which is below us right here the chapel room around the corner I saw a three-dimensional shadow figure standing behind the curtain so the shadow figure behind it was actually darker than the curtain itself and they did like a side step to its right towards where the chapel room would have been the Funeral Chapel room items that were in chapels churches funeral homes we do have a few haunted items in that room as well we have a wicker cooling casket that came from the Gettysburg area we have a child’s viewing casket probably 1920s 1930s that came from Iams Funeral Home in New Martinsville West Virginia do you ever think about do you have the religious Chapel room you have this dark Eagle room these rooms instead of being like one cohesive house or maybe these rooms in these areas are constantly have battle with each other yeah I think it’s a good possibility you know and yeah maybe maybe it actually does do that more so than off more often but when it comes down to it you know it’s really up to the individual to protect themselves even me or anyone else that’s trying to help people you know we can’t live their life for the person they have to live their own lives make their own decisions of how they’re going to protect themselves we can just offer our experience offer our in some ways our witness actually the first item in here was was hope for a while hope was up here by her in this house by herself in this room for nothing is stronger greater than the God that I worship so I don’t worry about it if five of you say the Hope doll you know if I view her to where the fear of her you know affects my well-being affects my judgment affects my decisions in life then I have created an idol situation I’ve created a stumbling block like I’ve indirectly said that she’s more powerful than the God that I worship and I don’t believe that to be true so yeah that should create me out yeah I’m human everyone’s human but again with my faith I don’t let her control my life so therefore I don’t give her a foothold I don’t say this succumbed to the fear the more people focus on spiritual protection proper etiquette of applying that to yourself and then helping others with it you’ll notice that you’re able to endure a lot more entities these vessels if you will they’re no match for for the faith that I have you can help people as much as you can but you can’t live their lives for them I don’t use holy water I don’t you say don’t use so I don’t use anything I use scripture it’s never let me down and that’s just me that’s my preference but being in the Paranormal field people that were having issues you know people that you like like you guys help you know that’s actually honestly what got me back into having a strong prayer life that’s actually what helped me get back into even going to church now if you’re sending them on in the right path right direction for whichever the reason is even if it’s not necessarily A Haunting per se you know you’re still it’s still offering good something good for them to get them you know get them on the right right way of recovery Sean was that you prepared can you set that off again did you set the alarm off this is one creepy ass haunted Museum this Bear right here is actually from a case in Albany Indiana that we help the lady with boyfriend committed inside his Spirit went inside this bear and she would see this bear standing next to her bed at night three times that I had tried to walk in my son’s room and his door will not open and that is the most a godliest fear of your life when you can’t get into your child’s room and you know there’s no lock on that door I go around my bed it’s standing up I’m thinking how did that happen and during our investigation we had the bear fall off a chair whoa what the hell was that did you hear that yeah sounds like something got thrown who did go back in there holy no way hey hey how are you doing I good the bear was given to me can’t ride with her but it would it means I missed him that much so I would sleep with that bear I never really noticed anything about Fairy Tail that stood up and was staring at me though like I always had an attachment to the bear I had it for years like that’s what was weird like he didn’t die until 2016. he gave me that bear on a certain address and I looked it up yesterday as a matter of fact and it was 2012. when I got that bear the bear standing up you just look at its eyes after a while like when I started realizing what was going on I kept looking at the baron I’m like it’s kind of just weird looking you know it was like um it had a soul in it or something it was it was just weird and what happened with him in 2016. I woke up one morning and I turn over to my left side and then there was my bear standing looking at me and I carefully stand up and I go around my bed and I Come Around the other side and then there’s the bear standing there so I have that picture taken from the side there was no one there but myself all right bye my name is Josh this is Rocky and Sean we have a history with this stuffed animal here do you like being here at the Museum if so set off our alarm here looks like the voice fired like a little kid and in the back room that’s what they call the dark room and it’s got the most haunted the most negative items in this place across that window whoever whatever is inside this house with us can you give us a sign of your presence break something touched my face something’s out here I feel like really weird we are doing the walk through with Steve earlier in that dark room I kept feeling like I was going to pass out that’s what I’m feeling like right now are you affecting Rocky right now oh my God now hallway help we know you’re back in that room we want to come in there and talk to you is it okay if we come in your room yeah this room’s definitely got like a heavy heavy feeling to it whoever’s attached to this doll I want you to know we mean you no harm can you come forward and talk to us knocking that whole comes room and now there I’m out of here I’m kicking it we got several alarms in front of you we want to talk to you Betsy if you’re in here we want to talk to you too so much like you’re here walking was that you hear that I went right I went to knock on the glass and a female goes hey um help come out and talk to us that’s weird because you keep like hearing like a female this doll right here is creepy too do you not like us hope we want to talk to you can you move for us are you hearing like a female singing I’m not hearing that out here the whole life magnified hi ho my name’s Sean what was that hear that female tall card before him huh no you didn’t hear like female voices over there you always sat down last year hello would you like to talk to us I got a device right here can you tell me who touched me can you please tell me some more information about you do you like the name hope who up here touched me when I was up here by myself I want to come where you can’t leave with us do you like having people in here can you tell me how old you are Josh keep hearing you oh creepy yeah it’s nuts are you looking for a mommy uh uh 2023 what date did you die do you go around touching people somebody was up here one time got scratched did you do that you’re not mean are you it’s kind of creepy having this other one’s sitting here right beside me because I can’t see it and it’s like you’re listening yeah we are can you do something let us know that you’re here we got alarms everywhere do you hear that I heard jail you touch one of us okay we’re gonna leave I hope if you miss us set the alarm off and let us know you’re in here okay crazy you walk out of that room and Phil how much colder it is and easier to breathe when you walk out of there if anybody in here wants to talk to us I got a device right here you can talk to me if anything in this room belong to you you can tell me like a child or something back here I love you three oh oh my gosh and we just walked in here we got like coach Hills man I got the Willy who are you that set down sit down sit down hey I almost sit down who are you that love us boy oh Josh did you miss us can you light that up again in front of the stuffed animal we missed you it’s been a long time has that okay I’m gonna stand back up come over here and sat beside me I sat down for you maybe I shouldn’t sat down can you walk away from that and go back over to the stuffed animal yeah it’s so creepy because I’m sure it’s my eyes playing tricks on me besides word here who’s here with us what’s your name can you just move for like a leg or an arm or the head we’re here who’s all here did you miss us tread have you ever made this stuffed animal three oh no way we love you too that’s the second time right yeah I’m starting to get spooked out we could understand that same if you love us who are you what is your name can you give us your name please we’re not allowed to take you out off the chair do you remember how you got here do you remember the first time we met so I was going to sit you in that room leave you in there for a little bit we’ll shut that door here I’ll shut the door yeah come on toad Johnson Rockies out of here and I’m sitting in the dark room with dolls in this room has hurt people I love so many people would dare to sat in this room by themselves thought I’m telling you I’m not feeling good about it especially since I was up here earlier that means you’re close I’m telling you there ain’t nobody up here I’m not moving that music box should not be going off and I’m hearing footsteps girl’s voice I’m gonna turn this back on so you can talk to me okay it’s so hot in this room too I want you to go I will go okay here’s I’ll go here pretty soon okay kids tell me what your name is or just uh trying to find out some stuff about you okay would you like to tell me what your name is please my name’s Sean uh please whenever I do leave this room can you please stay here I heard sometimes the dolls will move why do I keep hearing voices is that you I hear what the heck was that have you been before no I haven’t ever been here and honestly I don’t think I’m gonna ever come back to this room and stay in here by myself please don’t hurt me yeah I know it’s haunted can you tell me who I’m talking to can you give me a sign without hurting me that is the second time that said that where do you want to go like I said you cannot leave with us okay Steve would miss you do you like um okay this is getting freaking do you know what a ghost is what the heck was that I’m telling y’all know that sounds like something’s like freaking walking up here and oh what the heck that loud bang was I don’t know if I would consider you a ghost something just touched my freaking hand come on okay oh my goodness some just touched my hand the music box went off was that you who touched my hand so that’s so creepy something touch my hand then the music box goes off but it’s like my body’s cooling off but my head’s getting hot I mean I’m like my head’s sweating right now can you tell me who got scratched up here jumped scared Shout did you choke somebody I’m trying okay that that’s not good if you’re trying to choke somebody who you trying to choke possible it’s possible right now something in this chair it’s like they’ll touch it’s like it’s touching my right hand or it’s touching my left hand Josh I’m sorry under under what you sure are talking a lot can you tell me where you’re at right now how did you get here Kenneth what the heck was that Kenneth was that was that you just heard walking out my hallway can you open this door for me and I’ll leave I’m just too scared to get up right now do you like touching people scaring them I’m gonna go back in there with the stuffed animals scream who are you I’m Sean I’m a paranormal investigator I talked to Spirits trying to help communicate and find out who and why you’re here my neck hurts are you trying to hurt me little girl I heard you Hope come talk to me can you step out of there this room is so just touch me find me I’m too scared can you just come out I feel like if I stand up something bad’s gonna happen are you trying you want to hurt me do you want me to go back in there where the stuffed animal is it’s like I got needles like running through my legs right now can you set this off again okay it’s getting pretty freaky in here right now you like that so I don’t feel safe in here I think you want to hurt me I feel that I’m going in the other room and if something I don’t know I’m like so freaking scared of even stand out I’m like scared almost uh grab these cameras evil yeah there’s something evil hey remember me you know I should have did man I don’t want to get back in that room her room scares the crap out of me oh no way he’s going off again did you not want me to move from here this room in here is like so freaking creepy whoa what the hell was that somebody in here okay maybe that wasn’t such a good idea to come in here it was like somebody freaking moved right behind me if there’s somebody in here can you set my alarms off no way I hear voices voices and then the freaking both alarms go off do you have something to do with the stuffed animal that we brought here if you do set one alarms off it’s going off again you like that room can you show yourself to me with all these alarms going off I’m going to turn that on and see if any pictures pop up walking here comes a picture holy crap all the alarms are going up off and I’ll have to go back and look at this picture because it looks like a whole bunch of people to me but I’m not positive did you just show me this what the heck I just heard a man’s voice if you’re inside the stuffed animal that we brought here a long time ago and gave to Steve can you set one alarms off and don’t forget you can show me pictures on here okay the heck was up whoa heard a freaking voice then I don’t know what the hell that was it was like something freaking just hit or like right here around me I think I’ve had enough I’m not feeling very good what the F all right I’m out of here guys I’ve had enough so I ended up going in this room and I’m telling you I said that one rimpod that we got about like my bracelets go oh something grab my cord oh something grab my cord go back to Hope’s room that was loud you heard that right holy crap you heard those voices like playing this today I’ve got pins and needles yeah I heard it earlier too okay if you’re still in that room thank you it’s great I feel like I’m gonna throw up can you set that alarm off again who keeps hiding in there oh you should have heard the freaking bang and I had like right here around me that banging happen and then that alarm went nuts yeah I gotta go downstairs holy crap oh man that hurts oh there we go do you know it wants to leave I gotta go downstairs I don’t feel good I don’t know who’s trying to make me not feel good but I don’t feel good so right now we’re gonna have Steve open the case for hope and put Hope on the chair and I’m gonna sit in here with her and see if maybe she’ll move or communicate with me but I personally don’t want to touch hope so Steve has handled hope before so we’re gonna let him do the honors just hit me holy Africa hey what’s going on some just break it like now my freaking back I was messing with that freaking alarm oh wow no I was doing the alarm inside the room with that the Bear’s going nuts right now it’s with the Bear right now this room is freaking charged right oh yeah you can feel it holy no I’m standing down here that other one’s going on the rainfall no I was I was setting this rent on up I’m standing right here yeah and something just like freaking just hit my freaking back I mean just nailed it oh God just hit me holy Africa oh you can clearly see from the video footage right before Sean Phil something hit him in the back you see something tug on his shirt like you knew somebody was standing like right freaking behind you yeah that’s how I freaking felt and then next thing I know it just freaking nailed like just punched me right here in the freaking back holy we should look at his back I’m gonna turn the lights on okay yeah it was just right like right there where this Lake right here other way sit right in here anything oh baby let me make sure you know oh yeah I didn’t see anything I didn’t see anything I didn’t see anything I’m telling you that that feeling of like I swear somebody was standing behind me like oh you hit me I know that I know that feeling yeah going downstairs okay I’ll sit up here by myself and see yeah if you want to turn that back on Josh whenever but what’s crazy is like I could not get that thing like I would sat it walk away and it would just go nuts so I went back this one so we’re going nuts then that one sort of go nuts and next I know just whap yeah I’m going downstairs for a minute I need a break I’ll go down with him that way you can cover I guess him going to the dark room and it also be in the other room you go talk to Josh and visit Josh okay foreign but it was back here with you well okay help it’s just me and you up here right now hope do you know what hit Sean I want you to come out and please talk to me I’m like legit so scared right now breathe Josh like this upstairs City next to this hope doll but I tell you right now I’m pissed off at whatever hit Sean whatever hit Sean oh you’re in here aren’t you do something you don’t hit my brother hope did you hit Sean or is there something else here walking keep walking walk in here you hit Sean from behind because you’re a coward you scratch somebody in here because you’re a coward go on hope you’ve moved for people you’ve affected people I sound like something growing I’ll Attack Sean real quick and just see how he’s doing you hide in the Darkness hope I got this device here who are you what is your name note at your own risk is there somebody haunting this doll beside me struggling struggling I want you to talk to me it’s me no it’s me here’s me are you the one that hurt Sean come in here Gabriel here’s Gabriel okay so right now I’m sitting here next to the Hope doll buddy this upstairs is so freaking creepy right now I’m a little worried about Sean who hurt Sean I want to go back in that room where Sean was hurt you happy you heard him did the investigation with the stuffed animal I feel like it was negative stuff too then and maybe when he was back there I don’t know if he was proven whoever we are I heard you out there you can come in here voice alarm foreign help Betsy any other spirits up here occurrence I definitely heard something out the whole way are you here we were here to communicate with you but now that you hurt my brother I’m not very happy with you tree lights I do have three lights three cameras in here are you in this room with me we’ve done museums and stuff before this is by far like the creepiest Museum she’s here who do I keep hearing walking did you hear me down down I don’t have to listen to you man I am losing my balance in here ahead okay so I’m Gonna Leave a camera in there with hope I’m gonna head back to the room where Sean was touched these rooms are so freaking creepy where you at Dan who’s them this room is so freaking cold who’s the coward that walked up behind Sean and hit him children around you places home I need to walk into the room where Sean got touched I’m honestly afraid to unexplained the attic the Attic where’s the Attic whoever hit Sean come in here right now trying to have my basketball oh dude the alarm in here is going absolutely crazy nice are you trying to affect us oh man oh that hurts oh it’s like a muscle spasm right in the middle of my back whoa I hope my camera caught that was a huge light right behind me did you hear that hey you foreign who hit Sean come in this room I don’t need to tell you my name maybe it wasn’t hope hurting people maybe it was you or you know what we opened that case maybe hope got out of that case help are you the one hurting people I think that’s the craziest thing up here I’ve been following you no oh that was loud where did you follow me from I think what people don’t understand is like when you’re around like this kind of negative energy one it’s just hard to do and two you can only do it for so long six six what does six mean foreign tell me your name I’ll tell you mine are you affecting me move away from me right now I just feel so lightheaded who are you are you attached to this bear we have a history with this bear how is that where you came from hell you’re not safe I’m not safe why am I not safe holy what are you gonna do to me man I just feel light-headed like crazy Hospital Hospital move away from me oh I hear you walking unexplained I’m trying to get across what I’m feeling right now it’s like my head hurts I feel sick I feel sad it’s like almost every emotion it’s like almost every emotion that you could possibly feel you feel right now I don’t know if you guys can see but I am like literally shaking it’s never a good sign when this happens I keep hearing walking great come on or you attached to this bear that’s sitting beside me scratch scratch you’ve scratched multiple people that’s been in here your coward you’re behind me in that room aren’t you come on do something no I can’t yes you can I want to see what’s in this room in here I keep getting drawn to this room what is on the other side of this door mirrors mirrors oh what the frick that is so cold holy that like a huge I open that door it was like a huge differ who’s Jennifer I know if this is safe here this was a bathroom I bet there was a mirror in there at one point okay this room is freaking creepy something is touching me what the freak Michael the hell that is it’s like I’m covered in cobwebs I think I’ve about had enough of this place so I think I’ve had enough at this place like right now I think we’re going to call it for tonight I definitely want to get back up here but it’s been a long ass day who was that oh that was a lot seven seven you’re just I hope violate is that you I never even came into this room foreign where are you okay I’m done I’m heading downstairs but we’ll be back I could promise you that it has been like a super long day I’ve been up since two o’clock this morning and it’s getting close to 24 hours so like mentally I am done I’m just ready to get the hell out of here this is definitely one creepy ass place you guys can see I gotta walk down those freaking stairs okay don’t push me share my story
Here are the key points made by the Fourman brothers in the text:
- They are paranormal investigators exploring the Archive of the Afterlife museum in West Virginia, known to be very haunted.
- The museum contains many purportedly haunted items, including dolls like the infamous Hope doll that has scratched people.
- They experience various paranormal activity during their investigation, including loud bangs, voices, footsteps, equipment manipulation, and being touched/hit.
- Sean feels something strongly hit his back but there are no marks left. Josh sits with the Hope doll but does not experience anything notable.
- Josh feels dizzy, lightheaded, and a mix of emotions in one of the rooms. He hears sounds and feels something touch him.
- The brothers repeatedly challenge spirits to show themselves or interact with them. Josh becomes frustrated that Sean was harmed.
- After many hours investigating, the brothers decide to end for the night but say they will return, calling it the “creepiest museum.”
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