Shock Docs: Michigan Hell House explores real-life haunting

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Travel Channel docu-series Shock Docs is premiering a new two-hour special called Michigan Hell House, and it deals with a case paranormal investigator Steve Shippy first looked into seven years ago. It’s the real-life story of a haunted house that rivals the events in The Conjuring.

The white, one-story house is located on Dice Rd. in Merrill, Michigan, and it looks perfectly normal. But, police reports from 1974 – 1975 tell a very different story.

The first report called into Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department came from the home’s owner Harold Pomeraning, who built the home for his family. He claimed to have heard very loud banging noises from the side of the house. Law enforcement responded, but found nothing.

Pomeraning continued to call in reports regularly, sometimes multiple times in an evening, and nothing was ever found that explained the banging noises. One night, Deputy Charles Frisby was standing inside the home on Dice Rd. talking to Mr. Pomeraning, when a painting suddenly fell from the wall, and a coffee cup fell from the table. Weird, right?

Eventually, the deputies set up a stakeout, and did not even tell the Pomeraning family about it. While stationed around the perimeter of the house, they heard the banging for themselves. They responded quickly, but saw no footprints and nothing that would have caused the noise.

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Over time, the strange incidents continued, including dog that refused to approach the house, and a roll of toilet paper that spontaneously combusted while on the dispenser.

In January of 1975, according to police reports, more than 13 “explosions” were heard from outside the house, but nothing unusual was observed visually. Police and deputies were physically on site for most of the day, and they actually heard the blasts.

Travel Channel sent Steve Shippy to investigate the house on Dice Road for the Shock Docs special

In 2016, Steve Shippy investigated the house for a documentary called A Haunting on Dice Road: The Hell House, and now, he returns to Dice Road with psychic medium Cindy Kaza. Together, the two will try to unravel the mystery behind the haunting.

Shock Docs: Michigan Hell House will debut on Travel Channel Sunday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. It will be available to stream on discovery+ the same day.

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