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.

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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.

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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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