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Episode Recap: Emily the Imaginary Friend/The Lost Girl


Emily the Imaginary Friend

Subject Names: Laurel, Brian, and Isabella Poremski
Sighting: Baltimore, Maryland
Paranormal Experience: A malevolent spirit who befriended Isabella

Laurel and Brian had the child they’d always wanted. Isabella was bright and ahead of other five year-olds.  So when they decided to buy a house, the place they found was cheaper than expected, had potential, and seemed like a true gift. When Isabella began talking to someone named “Emily”, Laurel and Brian thought their daughter had created an imaginary friend.  Isabella would talk to Emily as though she were sitting right beside her.  Things seemed normal, at first…

But then Emily began making her presence known with a broken porcelain statue and Isabella announcing that Emily didn’t want Laurel there. Shadows moved in the hall when there weren’t lights to cause them.  Finally, Isabella came, frightened, to Laurel saying that Emily’s mother had hurt her in the bathtub.  It was then that Laurel began to think her daughter needed medical help.

Later, on a peaceful family day out, one with no mention of Emily at all, the Poremskis came home to find about 20 pictures of their happy family off of the wall and piled on the living room floor. And although this event was nerve wrecking, it was the white face in the window that finally pushed Laurel and Brian to take action.  Isabella was frightened, and Brian (who had seen the white face as well) was freaked out.

While Isabella spent the weekend with her grandmother, Laurel and Brian redecorated their daughter’s room.  Within minutes of her grandmother leaving Isabella alone in her new room, Laurel entered to discover the new furniture tossed around as though they weighed nothing. Then, during bath time with her grandmother, Isabella made a stark confession—Emily told her to “go out the window”.  Brian proceeded to screw the windows shut on the second floor, putting his entire family at risk in order to save his daughter.

Emily, however, went a different route, dragging a perfectly content Isabella down the steps to the basement in the blink of an eye.  After this The Poremskis called a medium to take on the spirits.  The medium began singing  “Mary Had a Little Lamb”, the very same song Isabella mysteriously learned only weeks before.  Then, the medium’s voice deepened, insisting they get the Bibles out of the house.  Both of the family Bibles were taken out of the house, but the medium insisted there was another.  The Poremskis ransacked Isabella’s room, discovering a third Bible that they hadn’t known was there.  What surprised the Poremskis was the fact that the medium referred to a “he”. Then after a burning red candle flew across the room, wax splattering against the wall like blood, Brian realized that the situation was becoming violent.

That night, after Laurel had fallen asleep, the spirit took over Brian and attacked her.  Laurel was convinced she was going to die.  She managed to get away, but both she and Brian were swayed that it was time to go.  They left the next day, not to return.

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The Poremskis have experienced no paranormal activity since.  The new owners stayed for only a few months.  Something forced them to leave.

Lost Girl

Subject Names:  Stephanie and Misty Tasker, Moni, a Pakistani exchange student in the Tasker house
Sighting:  Live Oak, Florida
Paranormal Experience:  Roadside ghost

One Sunday, as Stephanie Tasker was driving back from church with Misty and their resident exchange student Moni, Misty noticed a little girl by the roadside.  Misty was overcome by the feeling that something was not right. When Stephanie turned the car around to check on what they thought was a little girl, the group discovered that it was in fact a teenager sitting with her knees curled up, rocking.  They drive a short distance past her and turn around again, only to find the girl has disappeared.

Stephanie dismisses it as the girl walking into the woods, but Misty is still unsettled.  They drive on for another couple of miles, when Misty suddenly sees the girl again in the headlights.  Misty begins freaking out, as she became convinced that it’s not humanly possible to move that far without being seen.  She becomes sick to her stomach, insisting they just go, but Stephanie insists that they check to make sure the girl doesn’t need help.

Fearing the worst, Misty begins to curl into a fetal position on the floor of the car.  She’s convinced that the situation is very wrong.  Stephanie leans over and rolls down the window to see if the girl needs any help. Misty is overcome with dread. Finally, the girl turns to face them, but she doesn’t have a face.  Her face is hollow and  there’s nothing there.

Stephanie, usually a very cautious driver, speeds off and has them home in ten minutes.  She calls 911, but reports a girl by the side of the road possibly in need of assistance instead of a girl with a hollow face.

The police searched, but found nothing.  Misty later discovered that a girl from her school had died in a car crash in the same spot they saw the girl without a face.


Paranormal Witness Credits

Season 1, Episode 101: Emily the Imaginary Friend & the Lost Girl


Director of Photography
Mark Molesworth
Donna Bertaccini
Story Producers
Amy Lee-Jones
Paul Windle


Casting Director
Gloria Mann
Director of Photography
Joel Devlin
Sound Mixer
Chad Hunt
Josh Pelham
Mike O'Neil
Michael Preuss
Key Grip
Robbie Barton-Taylor
1st Assistant Camera
Garth Archibald
Camera Trainee
Devon Chytil
Make-Up &Hair
Robert Prince
Location Manager
Adam Aszalai
Assistant Location Manager
Dimitri Komessarios
Unit Manager
Daniel Lee
Kyle Brunet
Blazing Kitchen
1st Assistant Director
Paz Neglia
2nd Assistant Director
Ben Marrello
Set P.A.
Ryan Delaney
Art Director
Sasha Tolstoy
Set Dressers
Kyle Thornhill
Bobby Adabie
Nicholson Michael Hall
Costume Supervisor
Ginger Martini
Production Co-Ordinator
Guillermo Garcia
Assistant Production Co-Ordinator
Gerson Pe¤a
Field Producer
Steffan Boje
Associate Producer
Sarah Zammitt
Costume Designer
Peter Olzcak
Production Designer
Florian Schuck
Drama Line Producer
Eric Beldowski
Producer for Cream Productions
Kate Harrison


Executive in Charge of Production
Piers Vellacott
Post-Production Coordinator
Georgina Buck
Production Coordinator
Kavita Chopra
Legal Services
Smithdehn Llc
Insurance Services
Media Insurance
Editing Facilities
Prime Focus
Special Effects
Fluid Pictures
Joel Beckerman
Vic Parker
Dubbing Mixer
Wid Cook
Online Editor
Ronnie Newman
Offline Editor
Julian Rodd
Line Producer
Simon Mills
Gillian Pachter
Mark Lewis
Executive Producers
Dimitri Doganis
Bart Layton