Mike Carroll was eight months old when his father, George, disappeared from his family’s Long Island home. It was 1961, and the Korean War veteran simply went out one day and never returned. No missing persons’ report was filed, and any questions Mike and his three older siblings posed to their mother, Dorothy, were met with the same response: “Don’t ask.”
And for decades, they didn’t.
But three years ago, acting on intuition and the suspicions he and his siblings had floated over the years, Mike went looking for answers once again. He turned his attention to his childhood home, which he had bought off Dorothy before she died in 1998.
The basement of the house was at the centre of the darkest rumour about George Carroll’s whereabouts. According to Newsday, relatives had suggested maybe he’d been killed and buried there.
A few years earlier, a psychic had pointed to that same basement: “I was told by the psychic it was blunt force trauma,” he told The New York Post. “She actually said to me that it was a pipe, that he got hit in the head by a pipe and he was buried alive.”
The in June, a team of paranormal investigators said the same: “There was a guy who came to my basement, and he went to the right spot and said, ‘The energy is here.'”