[CBS] Nighttime is fright time for a Toms River couple who claim the house they rented is haunted. Jose Chinchilla and his fiancée Michele Callan say they hear eerie noises, that lights flicker, doors slam and a spectral presence tugs on their bed sheets. The couple even called in investigators with the Shore Paranormal Research Society. The group classified the activity as “paranormal” but that it did not indicate a haunting, according to their website. Chinchilla and Callan are suing the landlord for their $2,250 security deposit claiming the paranormal activity forced them out of the home only a week after moving in. However, the landlord believes the couple was actually spooked by the $1,500 a month rental fee and made up the ghost story to get out of their lease. The landlord has filed a counter suit against the couple. A hearing is expected at the end of this month.
Hey landlord, you’re a god damn genius. You got a haunted house bro. That’s gonna rake in more coin than Jose & Michele’s rent money fo’ sho’. It’s certifiably paranormal. Just ask the Shore Paranormal Research Society. It’s like buying a Van Gogh for $5 at a garage sale, and you know it. So file that counter suit. Get that free press. “Hey have you heard about that haunted house case? We should check it out.” Even if the couple is full of shit, how hard would it be to rig some flickering light bulbs, door slams & a dead fetus in a pool of cow’s blood? You got a full 6 months to set up the #1 Halloween hot spot in the tri-state area. Getting to keep the security deposit would just be icing on the cake – but if you lose, I think that’s deserving for the people who gave you the 2012 Amityville Horror house meal ticket.