This is the real story of”A haunting the forgotten” as seen on the Discovery Channel
We Want to Tell You a Story….
It’s a story about a family starting a new life, a life full of possibilities, a life of security and togetherness. It’s a story about striving to make dreams come true, to make ends meet, to make a home. It’s a story about what happens when those illusions are torn away by things we are told don’t exist.
Harvesting Shadows is a novel based on the true events that plagued one family in Salt Lake City, Utah, a family victimized by unseen forces and malevolent entities. This book is a narrative dramatization of the story of these people, the Victorian house they lived in, and the ominous discoveries they made about the true nature of the phenomenon that assaulted them.
Originally documented in the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting: The Forgotten, Harvesting Shadows delves into the aspects of violent hauntings and discarnate intelligences that prime time reality television and pop-culture ghost hunters ignore or refuse to discuss. There are clues in this story, but the reader must decide upon the answers for themselves.
If you believe in the phenomena, are you sure it’s everything that you’ve been told it is? If you don’t believe, where do the explanations lie? The goal of Harvesting Shadows isn’t to sway you to either side, but to ask you to reconsider your position, explore the options, step outside the box, and take a nightmare journey into the unknown with an unsuspecting family.
Who Are We?
Douglas Burchill is the author of the novel Harvesting Shadows. His previous publications include various short stories, articles, and video game scripts. April and Matt are the mother and father of the family that occupied the Victorian house in the Aves during the events depicted in the story. Together, we’ve been working extremely hard for the last year to track down others who had experiences in the house and put this book together through interviews and research, all while maintaining our day-to-day lives and jobs. It hasn’t been easy, but it has definitely been worth it! Part of the goal of the project is closure for April and Matt, as the events they experienced were profoundly traumatic and their effects are felt to this day, nearly a decade later. In addition, this is Douglas’s first novel, but beyond that, this project has opened his eyes to the realization that reality may not be exactly as we’ve been lead to believe.
Author Douglas Burchill brings this true haunting to your doorstep! It is a gripping tale that will grasp your soul, and open your mind to a whole new light.
A young family moves in to a Victorian mansion only to discover there are dozens of tenants still occupying their home!
In the early 1930’s a polygamist father had tortured and murdered his children. He hid his dark secrets of horror in the home, and never let anyone get to close to discovering his evil ways.
Many families moved in and out of the house through the years, but most of them never discussed the shadows they encountered. In the spring of 2004 in Salt Lake City. UT Matt Wilson wanted to surprise his new fiancé’ April Miller with the Victorian she always dreamed of.
Though the house was not originally for sale, Matt talked the owners into a purchase. When they were starting construction on the home, they discovered a hidden door that led to the secret chambers where he kept his children before he hurt them.
Suddenly images and aspirations appeared in the house, noises in the dark, children crying, dreams of drowning, and babies screaming. They fought the presence of these spirits for almost a year before Matt and April, soon found that there was more than just one spirit in the home. There were dozens, and most of them children.
They tried to fight the unknown, along with their children encountering the evil with in the walls of their new home in the Aves. The couple hired several mediums, paranormal teams, and priests to try and rid the spirits occupying the home. They also tried everything they found on the internet to try and cast away the evil within.
It was not until a dedicated paranormal team “Insight paranormal”, and a truly gifted medium Debi came along that helped the family discover how many shadows this house was harvesting.
Paranormal Herald:Evan Jensen.
Senior Editor:Kelly Griffin.