My wife and I have never been inclined to jump to conclusions. We have always opposed the possibility of the paranormal. It seemed to be the type of thing that happened to others and not to us, and as a result held no validity. Before we begin our story it is important to note that my wife and I are newlyweds. We were married on the 7th of August 2010. We rented a basement apartment in American fork Utah. The house was quite old approximately 100 plus years old. I was staying in the apartment before the marriage and had no issues what so ever. I felt comfortable and at peace within the home. Approximately one week before the wedding my wife moved all of her belongings into the house in preparation of moving in the following week. In that same week my wife was alone in the home getting it organized. She called me several times asking me if I had been home and when I would be home and explained that every time she looked away from her jewelery box when she looked back the doors were open and the jewelery was splayed out as if someone was going through the necklaces. In our conversation I reassured her that it was probably do to the fact that the jewelery box was off balanced, and that I would fix it when I got home.
Well that night after she moved her things into the house it didn't have that peaceful feeling to it anymore. I didn't think much about it and didn't think it was grounds to panic. I just brushed it off. I would hear noises and would brush them off by saying oh its just an old house that creeks and makes noise. Well as the days went by it got to the point I didn't like staying there alone and so I didn't. The thing that tipped me over the edge was a glass on the table just randomly fell to the floor. It was in the middle of the table and ended up falling to the floor. Finally the day of our wedding came and we went on our honeymoon.
Our return home was exciting at first and we were excited to start our new lives. For privacy we put up blankets as curtains for privacy and to block the street lights. One night about 2 weeks into our marriage we both saw a little red orb that hovered over our heads and then disappeared into the wall to our left. We rationalized it as a taillight that came through the window. Well 2 days later it happened again and this time we examined the windows and realized no lights could come in. This became a nightly occurrence for the next week. My wife and I jokingly started calling it the red man as a way to eliminate the fear and uncertainty that the orb represented.
Approximately one month after our marriage my wife woke up but was disoriented and felt like she was still in a dream. She awoke me to ask me if I saw the man at the end of the bed. I woke to a shock I will never forget. There was a man standing there who was wearing pants like dockers and had a nice business shirt. The man had dark hair. We never saw his face though everything else was clearly visible. He was about 6 foot tall. We looked and felt no fear and my wife believing she was still dreaming went right back to sleep. In the morning my wife said she had a dream about a guy at the end of our bed, when I explained to her that wasn't a dream she seemed concerned as anyone would be. After the sighting of the man the occurrence of weird feelings and activity stopped. We feel that it is important to note that we kept all of our doors locked at night including the bedroom door. The house being old had many corks one such being the noisiness of the doors when opened. It is impossible to miss.
My wife still feeling uncomfortable with the experience urged me to contact one of her former coworkers who had founded and maintains the Utah Valley Paranormal Society. Though my wife and I never believed in what her friend was doing we felt he was the only other person we could turn to.
Well a week went by and then her friend came over at 9 pm. He brought voice recorders in an attempt to get evps, and a night vision camera and an emf reader. The emf would go crazy only near my wife. When we got close to it we found out that the temperature was colder. They did tons of readings with the emf reader and took lots of pictures. We would ask the thing questions and explain if the answer was yes make the lights go on once and if it was no it would go 2 or more times. It actually would work. We asked it if it liked me and the answer was a fast no. I think it didn't like me cause I hold the priesthood and told it I could make it leave. It would change its answers it gave us. We asked it if it was a kid it said yes, then we asked it if it was my wife's great grandpa and it said yes then it said it was a little girl. At one point the founder of the association had to leave the room because something unexplainable made him nauseous and when we walked out of the room he felt a lot better. After 4 hours of research and tons of pictures and other data they left.
The following week we got a phone call from the founder he explained he had something for us and my wife and I, still being a little skeptical thought that he was making it up. We got to his home we listened to some evp recordings. Some sounded like responses to my wife's questions. He then went on to show us the most disturbing and most shocking picture I have ever seen in my life. It was a black looking figure that was trapped in the jewelery box. You can see its reflection on the wall and its looking back at itself. We are going to attempt to post this picture.
I blessed the house many times in an attempt to get rid of it as we were sure it was not benign by any means. My wife was sure it was evil and perhaps when you see the photo you will agree. When each attempt failed we got more frustrated. In her frustration my wife called her father to vent about the situation. Her father then said something that startled my wife, he asked if she had his ring from his first marriage? She stated that she had and he told her to get rid of the ring immediately. Her father assured us that once the ring was removed from the home everything would stop. He refused to explain any further. And with the removal of the ring the activity stopped. Even though it stopped we felt we needed to move so we did to Salt Lake City. We did an experiment and brought the ring into our house and the activity picked back up, determined to keep our house safe we sealed it in an envelope and sent it to her father in Idaho.