The house belonging to Jack and Janet Smurl in West Pittston , Pennsylvania, was the scene of a horrific and terrifying haunting from 1985 to 1987. The case received wide attention in the media. Although the house went through three exorcisms and investigations by demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, the demon refused to leave. The hauntings were recorded in a book and portrayed in a movie both named The Haunted.
Dean: So. Whaddaya think? Ghosts possessing people?
Sam: Maybe. Or maybe it's more like Amityville, or the Smurl hunting.