Toms River Couple Sues Landlord Over Alleged Paranormal Activity
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — 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.
1010 WINS’ John Montone reports
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.
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