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Published: Tuesday, 1/26/2010

Spooky West Toledo home gets TV spotlight

BY RYAN E. SMITH
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Brian Thompson and Max, one of his pet rabbits. Brian Thompson and Max, one of his pet rabbits.
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It was one thing for Anne and Brian Thompson to live in a house where they heard voices, smelled unexplained odors, and put up with mysteriously moving objects. It was quite another when two of their pet rabbits unexpectedly died within a week of each other. "When it started affecting our animals, it got serious," Anne said.

The West Toledo couple's case will be chronicled at 10 p.m. Friday on The Haunted, a series on television's Animal Planet that aims to look at stories of people whose animals act as connections to the afterworld.

Anne said that the house has a strong history of paranormal activity, and the couple has had it investigated numerous times by a group called ORBS, or Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits.

At one point, the bunnies started being afraid too, thumping all night and acting terrified, Anne said. The couple currently has three of the animals.

The show, which will be broadcast on Channel 34 on Buckeye CableSystem, was filmed over three days in September, she said.



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