Contact Us

New Jersey Renters Suing Landlord Over Haunted House

photo courtesy of IMDB

A couple renting a home in Toms River, New Jersey say they got more than they bargained for when they moved in on March 1.  

Mysterious sounds, flickering light, even ghost sightings sent Josue Chinchilla, his fiance Michele Callan and her two daughters running for the nearest motel.  And now they want their money back.

Chinchilla and Callan are seeking to have their $2,250 security deposit returned by landlord Richard Lopez.  The couple claim they experienced unexplained phenomenon, including voices they were able to record screaming “let it burn”.  They also say less than two weeks after their tenancy began that blankets began sliding off their bed.

photo courtesy of USA Today


Chinchilla also says he was grabbed by a dark, shadowy apparition.  New Jersey Paranormal Investigators were brought in to verify the claims which they say have basis.  Lopez is countersuing, he believes the renters are just trying to avoid financial obligation.


5 Great Haunted House Movies!

1.  ‘The Amityville Horror’

2.  ‘Poltergeist’

3.  ‘The Shining’

4.  ‘The Others’

5.  ‘The Haunting’

Best of SoJo 104.9

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Friends With Benefits quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Friends With Benefits contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.