John Singleton [Article in the Pasadena Voice]
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
The eeriest tale of an encounter with the supernatural exists slightly to the north in the community of Harundale.
The story of the Bean family was featured on the Discovery Channels ‘A Haunting’ series. The episode, which aired first in 2006, was entitled ‘The House of the Dead’ and is the most watched episode of the series. For Bill Bean, who was only 4 years old in 1970 when his family moved into the three-bedroom rancher at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, it’s still a painful memory.
“My childhood was essentially robbed by living in that house,” noted Bean, who now lives in Baltimore County. “There was a spirit of evil there that tore apart our family.”
Soon after the family moved in, the back bedroom door began opening and slamming shut over and over again. Bean shared a bedroom with his younger brother, Bobby. They would lie in bed at night and hear what sounded like heavy footsteps in the attic. Later, strange tapping noises from inside the walls would accompany the footsteps. One evening, after a few years in the home, Bean said an invisible force physically attacked him as he lay in bed. The fear and stress induced by the house caused Bill Bean’s sister to run away and his father to abandon the family. Left to face the spirit of evil with only his mother and younger brother, Bill Bean turned to faith and believes that GOD delivered him from evil. Visit his website www.billbean.net and get a copy of his book Dark Force. I highly recommend it!
Dark Force is a must read book!
Host of Coast to Coast AM
This is a must- read, I was unable to put it down." A few days later, to my own great surprise, as my own “reading-interests” are even more restrictive than my wife’s , I found myself, as I began to glance through and then begin to seriously read the book, even more engaged by the amazing story that was unfolding. It tells of the extraordinarily vivid, unfortunately violent and unwelcome autobiographical experiences, of a young boy (Bill Bean) in a home in the vicinity of Baltimore in the nineteen-seventies; and, most intriguingly, of his experiences of a realm that lies beyond the living.
John de Saram
Retired United Nations Diplomat and International Lawyer
Coast to Coast AM deals with many topics. Some are more gripping and captivating than others. I usually am not frightened or bothered by content but I do have to say that Dark Force was different. Bill Bean's writing made me feel like I was right there experiencing the horror he and his family went through. As I was pre interviewing and booking Bill for the show, there were several incidents that happened which seemed like some sort of force was messing with our communication. I am not sure what it was and where it came from but I highly recommend Dark Force to everyone!
Tom Danheiser, Senior Producer of Coast To Coast AM
Dark Force captures the reader into the terror filled lives of a family destroyed by the intent of a malevolent and destructive ring of spiritual entities. This family was that of the Author, Bill Bean. Bill puts into words only what some of us would consider having been our worst nightmare and yet through his faith in GOD he “survives”. Bill shares with us his most personal moments of fear as a young child to his adulthood where he devotes his life in helping others by sharing how he overcame such powerful evil.
Author and Talk Show Host
"Every now and then a book comes along that you just can’t put down. Dark Force is among those books. I have read many true life stories, but not since reading Jay Anson’s Amityville Horror has a story stayed in my mind. Hour after hour and day after day."
"This book is a testimony of the trauma that the Bean Family endured from the eyes of a young Bill Bean, and the story of how they finally escaped and overcame it. It is their story of trial and faith, and how that they faced things, which according to many could not possibly be real, but yet they are all too real."
Roni Raulwing, Meriones Publishing
I have read this book and recommend it to anyone that loves true stories, but who may have been through supernatural experiences
and don’t really dare to talk about them. This is a true story. I felt like I was on the journey with them. I could feel what they were feeling. These types of accurences happen more than we know and
more than people want to share, because it is hard to believe what some have not experienced. It is a wonderful book I would give this book 100 stars.
Anyone who has known Bill Bean or has read the prequel to Delivered called Dark Force fully understands that
Bill did not grow up the Leave It to Beaver life. Instead, Bill was haunted and oppressed throughout the major part of his life by forces unseen and largely unbelieved in by the masses. Whether one
chooses to acknowledge it or not, even if you do not believe in the devil, the devil believes in you. Ask Bill or read his latest book and you will come to the same realization.
Just how much can one man and one family take in a life time? Bill seems to have run the gamut, a journey that he’s had to battle constantly as a young boy, well into his adult years. One of courage which eventually propelled him in to a belief in and a faith in an all-knowing and all-loving One True God.
This book is not written for sceptics, it was written as an inspirition for those who are undergoing spiritual attack by forces unseen and by forces whom many others have encountered — the alien and ufo phenomena. For those sceptics, any amount of proof will never convince you, and to those who believe and have already experienced, you only need re-inforcement into what you already know. Delivered has the reinforcement you seek and a way out.