What Happened To This Wisconsin Family After A Trip To The Thrift Store Is Nuts

Strange things began happening in their home not long after they bought it...

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Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts. When you think of haunted items being brought into your house, you probably initially jump to things like jewelry, paintings, and mirrors. However, sometimes other common items can be haunted gateways to the other side, too.

Take for example the story of the Tallman family living in Horicon, Wisconsin. After buying a used bunk bed from a second-hand shop in 1987, their lives quickly became a living hell...

This is the haunted bunk bed in question. Pretty creepy, right?

Finally, Mr. Tallman had enough and allegedly walked through the house shouting, "Pick on me, leave my kids alone!” Which is exactly what the spirit did...

The final straw came when a relative was babysitting the boys at the house.

The final straw came when a relative was babysitting the boys at the house. iStock

The story of the local haunted house spread quickly and townsfolk lined up to give suggestions for cleansing the home. However, what finally drove the spirit away was destroying the haunted bunk bed.

The story of the local haunted house spread quickly and townsfolk lined up to give suggestions for cleansing the home. However, what finally drove the spirit away was destroying the haunted bunk bed. iStock

(via Cult Of Weird)

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