Our story begins in the late 1970s. A family, whose last name was changed to Berini by paranormal investigators to protect their privacy, moved into a house in New England. The house had been in father Joe's family for years. Joe and his wife Rose, along with her kids from a previous marriage, weren't in the house long before they began hearing disembodied voices. But the voices were just the beginning. Before long, the lives of the Berini family would spiral out of control as they became plagued by poltergeist activity.
It all started with a voice: "Mama, mama, this is Serena". Rose heard it first. Not knowing of any Serena in the family and after some research, the Berinis found that Joe's father had a sister who had died more than 50 years ago at the age of 5. The family would soon find out that the sound of Serena's small, sweet voice was actually a warning of bad things to come. Many serious health complications in the family (and even the death of Joe's grandmother) happened directly after Serena made contact with the Berinis. But Serena wasn't the only spirit who haunted the old house.
The little boy was first spotted in March 1981. "Where do all the lonely people go? Where do I belong?" Those heartbreaking words were determined to be, after further research, Joe's uncle Giorgio who died at age 8. The boy, dressed all in white, would roam the house apparently in search of something saying, "My oldest brother is the only one who can help me." At the end of his wanderings, he would sit in the same spot on the floor of the hallway. Joe would later pull up the floorboards where the boy sat. There he found a religious medallion. Not long after Giorgio appeared, a phone flew off of Joe's nightstand. And so began the poltergeist activity.
Don't Ignore the Dead
Joe phoned his parents to ask about his long dead uncle, but every time he spoke Giorgio's name, the phone line would cut out. The family, at the urging of a priest, started to ignore the spirits. The dead did not appreciate this. Doors would open and slam shut, objects would be ripped out of Rose's hands, the nightstand phone continued to be violently thrown against the wall and the sounds of running could be heard coming from all corners of the house. Was this Giorgio's fault? Probably not considering he apparently left after a while, making way for the most distressing spirit of all to enter the Berinis lives.
The violent spirit, hunchbacked and decked out in a cape, would inform the Berini family that he was a "minister of God". It would turn out he was anything but that. The family was assaulted, the children smacked. Rose was hit in the head with the freezer door and a lamp and levitated from her bed only to be tossed on the hard floor below. Once at dinner, her head was grabbed and pulled to one side so much that she began to choke. At the same time, one of her arms began to bend and twist itself behind her back. The Berinis decided to flee the house after the bed started shaking and knives started flying. However, after this, an exorcism was performed and the Berinis were able to move back in, never again experiencing anything out of the ordinary.