BELIEVE IT OR NOT
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The famous Rosewell Haunted Brick has been pulled as an attraction at the Night of the Paranormal, scheduled for Oct. 24 at the Museum of Arts & Science in Daytona Beach.
"Some things are best left alone," said event producer Charlie Carlson, of New Smyrna Beach.
The decision to pull the brick from the lobby exhibits was made jointly by the brick's owner and event officials.
"Because of the high level of para-normal activity connected with the brick recently, we decided to exercise an abundance of caution," Carlson said.
Prior to the decision, the brick was blamed for shutting down a Halloween event at The Athens Theatre in DeLand.
Artist Barry Anderson gets a little too close to the haunted brick. Then came word that one of the certified investigators with the famed
Spookhunters.com organization was bitten by a friend's dog. He had touched the brick a week earlier at a paranormal event hosted by the Lake Mary Historical Society. One week later, at the same hour, he was bitten on the hand that touched the brick.
Also within the last few weeks,a fellow Spookhunter sustained a cut to the chin in a bizarre accident involving a fake machete. Spookhunters founder Owen Sliter, who kissed the brick last year, has been plagued with boils since then, and has had to grow a semi-beard under the chin.
Details can be heard on an upcoming Spookhunters radio show, which will air on Shadows Media Internet Radio early next year.
Spookhunter Owen Sliter now sports a semi-beard when appearing in his orange jumpsuit.
The facial hair covers skin eruptions occurring since Owen kissed the haunted brick.
In his words: "Never again!"