Ghost hunters may want to pay a visit to Waco, Texas, as a consignment store located there has harbored a haunted couch for about a decade. Local news station KWTX interviewed the shop owner back in 2007, when the spooky sofa was first dropped off, and then again in 2017.
The original owner of the couch claimed they were plagued by paranormal activity shortly after introducing it into their home. Specifically, "kitchen cabinets began opening and closing on their own" and there was a strange sulfur smell that wafted through their home.
What is also interesting is that some patrons of the Waco shop say their cell phones malfunction when they get near the couch, and two people said that after they helped move the couch, they experineced car accidents. Furthermore, the Woodway, Texas newscasters who first reported on the haunted couch in 2007 claim that right after the story, they too encountered unexplained technological malfunctions.
The account is eerily similar to other accounts of "poltergeist," AKA ghostly activity that takes the form of furniture and objects being moved or thrown across the room. The 1982 Steven Spielberg film Poltergeist had a memorable scene wherein the main characters excitedly react to anomalous activity in their kitchen:
What do you think of this strange sofa in Waco? Could it really be haunted? Is it just a ploy to get people into the shop? Perhaps both?
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