Months After Its Destruction Debate Continues Over Indiana’s “Demon House”

In February of this year, it was reported that Zak Bagans, the controversial lead investigator on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures”, had destroyed the so called demon house in Gary, Indiana.  Bagans had purchased the house back in 2014 after his own investigation into the house and its residents.

Bagans had announced he was making a documentary about the home and what the family experienced there.  The trouble is, as is often the case with paranormal investigation, there are a lot of people who have worked very hard to debunk the family’s experiences and the investigators claims.


It was the bizarre and intense claims by the family that first caught Bagans attention.  Latoya Ammons, a single mother of three, reported that her children had been violently thrown around the home by unseen forces.  She had seen them levitate.  She had heard them speak in voices that were not their own.

For those who study these topics, these are classic symptoms of possession.

Some of these instances were corroborated by medical professionals.  Medical staff at one hospital claimed to have seen one of the boys walk backwards up a wall and flip over onto his feet on the floor.

For many, Bagans included, this was proof enough, but authorities remained unconvinced and investigations were made into the family by child protective services.

Psychologists who spoke with the children found them to be intelligent and logical children who only exhibited symptoms when they were confronted about them or when their mother was present.  Likewise, Miss Ammons, was shown to be very religious and highly superstitious.

She brought two different clairvoyants into the home who told her that the house had a high concentration of demonic energy and that it was unsafe to be there.  Critics question this, as well, because no one who lived in the house prior to Ammons and her family had ever reported any activity.  Moreover, the subsequent renter had no experiences either.

Bagans and his team were firmly convinced, however, and after investigating the home, Bagans bought it because he felt no one else should be exposed to the evil inside.  After almost two years and multiple delays on his documentary, the investigator made the decision to have the house destroyed.  Further to that, he had the rubble removed to a storage facility because he was afraid the dark energy might be spread to other locations.

Demon House

That was February of this year, and yet the case still seems unresolved.  Critics and believers alike have written articles and gone on the record presenting their cases.

As investigators of the paranormal, this brings up an excellent ethical question, however.  When faced with opposition and disbelief, as we so often are, do we follow our instincts in spite of critics?

If we truly believe these dark energies are present, do we do everything we can to remove them, even when the world would much rather label us as frauds?

Well?  What say you readers?  Let us know in the comments below.


  1. Sebas

    July 21, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    so will he be releasing the documentary on the house or what??

    • Waylon Jordan

      July 21, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      At this time, there’s no set release date that I’ve been able to find. So, I really don’t know.

    • David

      April 3, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Yay He Was Supposed To Release A Documentary About That house. Now it’s demolished. That sucks.

  2. Karen

    August 9, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Are they putting out the documentary. Keep reading about it but don’t ever see when this would come out

  3. Russell A.

    August 16, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Not saying all of the cast of GA But I think Zak is a fraud!! And have always thought so. With that said I have always liked the show for everyone else who works with him. My wife feels the same way as well.

  4. Eevee

    January 31, 2017 at 9:26 am

    If it was haunted Mr Bagans should know that even removing the rubble will make no difference, the land will still be haunted,that is why brand new houses can have hauntings from whatever was there hundreds of years ago ,it seems like a pointless exercise unless he had the land cleansed

  5. Robert Gomez

    February 2, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I want to watch this documentary its been 3 years. And i live in gary indiana

  6. Angela

    February 7, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Destroying the house doesn’t work. Probably just released the thing on the neighborhood. Land needs to be cleansed, and new life breathed into it. Remember that cleansing only helps if you replace with good. Otherwise the bad lies under waiting for the next person it can grab on.

  7. Kandice

    March 1, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    What the heck it’s March 1st 2017 where is the documentary?

  8. kori

    April 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Where the he’ll is the documentary? I used to like Zak. But he takes shit way to far sometimes with provocation, and now they’re summoning things, forgetting to close any portals he may open. They even are using sigil Magic. Amy He’s getting darker, & darker. For what? Fame? I used to like him, now he just seems to “Hollywood”. I hope he figures out when enough is enough. No wonder why Nick left, and Aaron has become obsessed with all things black. He’s my favorite.
    As far as the demon house…I think that whole land is tainted now. House is gone, demon is not. Is Zak really that drawn in that he neglected to exorcise that area??? Just WOW.

  9. Alma

    November 9, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Should of just left the house and maybe just work on removing the demon from home!

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