Man Finds Missing Dad's Skeleton In Basement After Hiring Ghost Hunters

One man discovered the grim truth about his missing dad, half a century after he went to the shops - and never came back. It wasn't through a police investigation though. It was all thanks to a ghost hunter.

The last time Mike Carroll saw his dad alive was in 1961, and his sudden disappearance remained a mystery for decades.

So years later, Mike thought it couldn't do any harm to hire a couple of ghost hunters and psychics - and he was bang on because on Halloween that's when they discovered the skeleton of long-lost George Carroll.

In his own basement.

Mike had actually spent years digging around the property, following the advice of psychics and ghost hunters, but had never turned up anything.

This week though, officials confirmed the skeleton was in fact George, and confirmed how he may have died.

Man Finds Missing Dad's Skeleton In Basement After Hiring Ghost Hunters. Credit: ABC
Man Finds Missing Dad's Skeleton In Basement After Hiring Ghost Hunters. Credit: ABC

Mike was told by the psychic he thought his dad was killed due to blunt force trauma and talking to the New York Post, he said: "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."

He went on to say investigators of the case confirmed his dad was likely to have died from blunt force trauma and his skull had been cracked - spooky.

Finally, his Korean War veteran dad would get laid to rest as he should have done 57 years ago, but Mike has no intention of searching for his dad's killer - saying simply finding his dad's skeleton was enough for him to get closure.

Man Finds Missing Dad's Skeleton In Basement After Hiring Ghost Hunters. Credit: ABC
Man Finds Missing Dad's Skeleton In Basement After Hiring Ghost Hunters. Credit: ABC

He said: "There will be no justice. The justice happened when we dug him up because we just interrupted the perfect crime - they almost got away with this."

"I tell my sons ... we hit a grand slam in the bottom of the ninth, two outs. We found our dad, so we win."

George went missing when Mike was only 8-months-old and Mike's mother, Dorothy - who died in 1998 - was said to be incredibly selective about the information she volunteered, and others suggested that the skeleton could even belong to the second husband who had moved in shortly after George disappeared.

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Rachael Grealish

Rachael is journalist from West Cumbria, recently moved to Manchester for an exciting opportunity at LADbible. She used to work as an editor of a small newspaper, in Cumbria. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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