The Bothell Hell House: Poltergeist of Washington State by Keith Linder
Mark Twain once said that a ” A Lie Can Travel Halfway Around the World While the Truth Is Putting On Its Shoes ” that proverb might hold true to the controversial episode given by Zak Bagans, Dave Schrader and Ghost Adventures crew during the infamous episode titled “Demons in Seattle” originally aired February 28th, 2015.
What happened inside the Bothell home two years before Ghost Adventures arrived and two years after they left is detailed quite well in the new book titled: The Bothell Hell House by Keith Linder.
The synopsis is simple: A couple move into a suburban home with the hopes of working on their relation when all of a sudden hell breaks loose. As Keith Linder states, it’s all down hill from the time the hear the inexplicable kid “cough.”
Most people write books about their ordeal after they’ve fled the house. The Bothell Hell House is quite different. 75% of it was written when Keith lived at the house (at ground zero) which is nuts if you take into the account the activity being reported.
Keith Linder has taken writing about one’s experience to a new level by including evidence within the book itself: audio, video, previous tenant testimony and photograph through the 400+ paperback. Included inside the book are two video reenactments of some of the most scariest paranormal claims ever to be uttered 1.) Bible burning and a female 2.) white apparition known as the white-lady. Who puts a reenactment video inside a book? Keith Linder does thats who. When asked why? His response is simply. “I want the reader to experience a little bit of what we experienced, a little bit of what we saw and heard.” Imagine waking up to a fire in your house, only to discover that that fire is burning Bible. A Bible that went missing nearly two years ago. It’s come back and it’s on fire. Imagine waking up to that.
Based on a True Story. In 2012, Keith Linder and his girlfriend take up resident in a Seattle suburban home and within days of moving in beginning experiencing some of the most hellish events in paranormal history. This is a tale like no other. A well written forward throws you into the mix right away. Included inside this book are video reenactments of some Keith and his girlfriends experiences. Aftermath pictures of what attacked them combined with the audio, and video evidence are what set this book apart from other haunted tales. Prepare yourself.
Icing on the cake (if you will)
Is the 1 an half hour documentary, made independently from the book but sort of coming out in and around the same time. Don Philips Chief Paranormal Researcher – lived in the home January and April of 2016, for a period of two weeks. What him and Steve Mera found contradicts the assertion Ghost Adventures made when they investigated the home for what we now know was five hours. Keith has provided the official investigation document given to him by Ghost Adventures (its included in the book) it lists in detail how much time was actually spent investigating. So there you have it. The Bothell Hell House ladies and gentlemen. Written by Keith Linder – the house occupant / IT project manager.
My advice to those reading this book – BREATH!
I will always remember the events of this day. It was the weekend that Captain America the Winter Soldier movie came out in the United States – April 2014
“A ghost that manifests itself by noises, rappings, and the creation of disorder.”
NOTE: Poltergeist are not Ghost. That being said, the definition of them being noisemakers is true.
choppiness, tap, knock at 1:25, loud knock sound 1:54, choppiness 4:32, 4:40 distant thud,
7:20 choppiness,7:40 choppiness, strong interference, 8:32 LOUD BANGS, repeated bangs, loudest so far. Wakes me up.
I text group chat.10:42 choppiness right before another LOUD BANG. I’m wide awake text group chat. 10:49. 13:45 choppiness, door sound? 14:04, 16:50 weird choppiness, interference. 23:15 crazy choppiness, knocking, taps
24:00 loud bang. 26:15 more choppiness
31:54 Tremendous Bang
32:35 more choppiness.
33:54 LOUD RAPPINGS
I get up on that one.
sounds like cabinet doors?
See how good my camera r at detecting movement?
42:20 thuds, knocks
Every now and then a night terror or bad dream will cause me to reach for pen and pad. I wake up sketch draw the BAD dream I just
had with the hopes that it may be useful later. The pic labeled 2015 I believe is that pic. I remember that dream vividly. Its me sitting in my car right outside (the Bothell house) something reaches through the windshield and grabs me. I felt it. Thats what woke me up. FAST FORWARD to February 2016 – a paranormal team setup cameras in one of my guestrooms. Motion detection detection alerts went off that day alerting them to something in the window. The picture up top(shadow in the window) is a snap shot from that camera. The picture underneath it is my hand drawing. I drew it a year prior. I remember the level of detail I gave to the picture while drawing it. I can only remember these dreams only for a few hrs before they vanish in my head-so i wanted to be detailed, defined as possible. I wanted to emphasize the muscular tone of the shadowy figure that was in my dream. Its muscle tone was very defined – esp its shoulders. I spent considerable time drawing it. 1.) Observe the figure in the window, the shadowy figure, esp its muscular tone esp its shoulder. 2.) compare its shoulders to the shoulders I drew? Coincidence? 2nd floor window-no window ledge.
The Bowl Turneth Over – Dealing with Poltergeists
by Keith Linder
It must have been Aug or September(maybe October) of 2014. When the “Geist” activity in our house was at its highest almost. I was taking a shower. To prevent objects from being thrown while I was in the shower (which always happened) I decided to close the bathroom door. There’s risk in closing doors when living with a Poltergeist. The question you have to ask yourself is, are you ready to see what’s on the other side of that once you open? Risk was the last thing on my mind that day. Like I said, objects were being thrown at me, days leading up to what I’m about to share.
Minutes later I’m stepping out the shower (drying off) I can see my bathroom door in the mirror, as well as the floor. All of a sudden I see a mass amount of water coming through the crack of the bathroom door. I step all the way out of the shower, grab the door handle and open it. There on the floor is my Bible (kept it open on the hallway book shelf), its soaking wet. Water puddles have formed on the pages itself and on the floor around it.
Not too far from the Bible is an upside down bowl. A plastic bowl, you know one of those salad bowl types. We kept this bowl in the hallway, that’s where we were told to keep it – fill it up with water, add salt to it and leave it as is. That’s where it was prior to me going to the bathroom. That’s where it’s always been for the last couple of days. That’s what a local paranormal team told us to do. “Fill it up with salt and leave a Bible nearby.” The picture you see happened a few days later. A few weeks later that Bible went missing. It’s never been found.
I share this story because of the link below. The first story involving a bowl of water being turned over. Historical Origins of the Poltergeist. http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/102913/historical-origins-of-the-poltergeist/
This experiment is part 2 of an on going phenomena i.e. The Heart beat phenomena. Mysterious heart beats within the mattress and bedding of my new home. Attachments possibly? More to share on my YouTube channel. More to share as it becomes available.
I’m not a huge believer in coincidences especially with what I’ve seen and lived with over the past five years. This story came to mind recently – I was combing through my work email and found this weird email exchange with a co – worker of mine. The team I work for knows of my Poltergeist experience. They’ve been privy to some of the information being shared online and elsewhere. Some have even experienced or witnessed weird things at my house and around me while at work. Ex. Going down to my car during lunch and seeing every car door open. Example 2. Disappearing Van Pool car keys.
December 2015 – I took a trip to my jobs San Jose office. I went to there to buy a car from a co -worker. Simple transaction. The entire transaction: payment, bill of sale, signatures, photo-copy, getting the car keys, etc. all could be done in one day. And it was. I booked a one-way trip from Seattle to San Jose. Ubered to the F5 Network office and met the co-worker I was going to buy the car from. We met and did our transaction on the 2nd floor, in the copy room. Nothing usual about that. I’m the Hwy within two hours. Driving north – heading to back to Seattle.
I drove until I reached Eugene Oregon. That’s where I would sleep for the night. The next morning, I wake up and hit the highway again. Around noon I see an email come in from my co-worker, he works in the San Jose office. He’s not the one I bought the car from. He works on my team. He forwards me an email from that office facilities manager. The email went to everyone about a missing plant. He wasn’t aware I was in town
EMAIL – Creative Plant — brought it to my attention today that we have a plan missing. In the picture above you see two potted plants where there used to be three. “Please help me locate the plant so that I may return it to its home where it will receive the proper lighting and care…not to mention that the other two plants miss their friend. Please help us bring the plant home”. December 22, 2015 4:38 PM PST. Fig 1.1
2nd EMAIL – Facilities manager sends out a second email twenty minutes later alerting everyone that the plant has returned. – “Probably just went out for some fresh air, because it’s back to its rightful place now”
I have several reasons for sharing this story. Reason #1 my co – worker felt it newsworthy enough to send to me. My co-worker didn’t know I was just in his office, the day this plant went missing. If you look towards the far right, you see a hallway. Right before the door and glass wall. That hallway is the copy room. That’s the office supply area – the place me and the owner of the car – I bought conducted our transaction. Everything we needed to conclude our transaction is there: fax machine, copier, paper, envelopes, clips, pens, and plenty of lighting. We hovered in and around this area for two hours.
Reason #2 This picture doesn’t show it but the office building is relatively small. Not super small. Small enough to where you would not take a plant from a public viewing area, and call it your own. These plants are more than five feet tall. I’m pretty sure the building manager walked around and searched for the plant before sending a mass email out to the entire San Jose office. Also, interesting, the time stamp of the email – 4:38PM alert email goes out that its missing. 5:00 2nd email goes out that it’s been returned. No one in the office saw it leave. No one in the office saw it returned.
NOTE: These plants were bought for a children’s party the night before. I remember walking past them several times while there.
Reason #3 I didn’t pay much attention to the plants while there. My mind was on completing the car purchase transaction, be on the Hwy before San Jose traffic kicks in. Looking at these plants via email immediately reminded me of the plant(s) Tina and I had. One of the first “Geist” like events in our home involved a plant. Almost identical to these.
We use to keep the plant shown in Fig 1.1 downstairs in the den. It sat by the entertainment center. Early summer 2012 Tina and I were watching TV, watching a movie on Netflix. Suddenly this plant rises up off the floor, spins 360 degrees and falls over. Right in front of Tina and me. It would do this several more times throughout the days and weeks. It was for that reason we decided to move it upstairs. Mid-way upstairs. Fig 1.3 shows the plant sitting in the mid-way landing area. THIS DID NOT END ITS ACTIVITY.
November 21rd 2014 – Hallway CCTV camera sent an email to my inbox. Motion detected in the Hallway. The photos I got doesn’t do the subject justice. The video however does.
The SD card in the CCTV camera took a snap video of the incident. When I logged into the hallway camera I immediately saw this plant sitting in the doorway – same spot as the 1st Bible burning. Reason #5 y reason for mentioning this story with the San Jose story is I believe they’re both related. Both sort of explain how Asport works. There have been times where my girlfriend left the house before me, for work. I jump in the shower one morning right after she left. The house was very active the night before and that morning. A series of loud bangs, thuds, wall taps and footstep noise. Events would happen the minute she left, object thrown, lights turned off while taking a shower. Crosses and Bibles thrown at me – while in the shower. One time I was in the shower a bowl of water came flying through the bathroom. This day I’m speaking about, Tina left for work. 5 minutes later I’m stepping out the shower. There in the bedroom door is this plant. The same plant in the pic.
I heard a noise for seeing the plant in the doorway, sounded like rustling paper. Then a loud thud. When I stepped in my bedroom from the bathroom, there was this plant (in the doorway) This happened weeks before the CCTV incident. It seems no matter where we decide to put this plant – the “Geist” in the home always found a way to move it.
More About Asports
- Objects mysteriously disappear only to reappear later – sometimes days later – either in the same location or somewhere different
- (Asport/Apport) Instances recorded where rain actually fell inside a house.
- Poltergeists: A Problem for the Materialist
- Unexplained Phenomena
- Detecting the Poltergeist
- Poltergeist by William Eyre
- Hallway Plant Video
Type the words asport, apport, teleport, and add Poltergeist (in Google) to it and you’re going to end up with a lot of Poltergeist stories. The disappearing and reappearing object phenomena is one of the least talked about characteristics when it comes to “Geist” activity. Overshadowed by the rapping and stones being thrown phenomena. I would say the disappearing and re-appearing of objects ranked pretty high with all the other things we experienced. Truth be told its sort of hard to separate them all. They all have to be associated in some way: rappings+objects thrown+spontaneous fires+object disappearing/reappearing+loud bangs+water puddles equal bona fide Poltergeists.
My co-worker was the only person in San Jose who knew of my “Geist” problem in Bothell. The plant went missing within minutes of my departure. Nothing can prepare you for witnessing a phenomenon such as this. Seeing a plant standing in my bedroom doorway, exactly how Fig 1.4 shows is very unnerving. It’s not the most unnerving phenomena we’ve seen or experienced. I wouldn’t necessarily put it in the top 5. Definitely Top 10. It definitely deserves to be lumped in with the missing cross (asport) story.
If one takes all the asport cases that are documented and combine them with all the asport cases that are not documented, but still equally credible one can’t but help come to the conclusion that “Poltergeist” are real. What they do doesn’t defy the laws of physics, quite the opposite. It confirms the laws of physics – theoretically.
Appendix A. email goes alerting office, plant is missing. Plant is pretty sizable. Our office is all cubicles. Facilities would have saw the plant in a cubicle, in a break room, etc. before sending mass email out. An employee would have been down right embarrassed to confiscate a plant this size.
Appendix B. My friend (co-worker) emails me, the next day. He didn’t he even know I was there the day before. He wanted to tell me about a missing plant at his office. I replied back to him that I was just there a few hours ago. Flew in from Seattle to buy a car, from another co-worker. We conducted our business transaction in that office area.
Appendix C. Email goes out twenty minutes later. Plant has returned to its original spot. I had too long not left the office. Back on the Hwy. headed to Seattle.