MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The mystery of Room126. Mabry Guenther said he trashed that hotel room at the Airport Inn in Memphis because demons and ghosts told him to.
On Monday, June 25, a judge told him to get his head examined. The court wants Guenther to get a mental evaluation.
Management at the Airport Inn estimated damages to their property in excess of $10,000.
A week prior, on June 18 abc24.com took Mid-South Paranormal Investigators to the trashed room, to see if Guenther’s tale of ghosts and demons held up.
After analyzing their evidence, MSPI believes those claims could be legitimate.
“He looked like he was possessed by something,” said Steve Dacus of MSPI.
Prior to his initial investigation of the room Dacus did not have a chance to see the mugshot of a wild-eyed Guenther.
“He was really a troubled individual,” added Mary Dacus, also an MSPI investigator.
When Guenther was arrested, he told police that ghosts and demons inside the room made him do it.
Steve Dacus told abc24.com that people under demonic influence get angry.
“You are either wanting to kill somebody or be killed yourself,” Dacus said.
After analyzing evidence collected when we took MSPI to the trashed room, it was concluded a ‘dark energy’ was present.
“There is definitely something there,” Mary Dacus told abc24.com.
EVP’s- or electronic voice phenomena- are a paranormal investigator’s most conclusive evidence.
“They don’t lie,” Mary said.
MSPI’s recording revealed multiple findings.
“We caught maybe three EVP’s,” said Steve, “one of them whispered ‘Who is she?’”
Another came with a warning.
“Get out!” said a disembodied voice.
Airport Inn management did not want to speak with abc24.com, but said off-camera that a photo taken inside the trashed room, showing a transparent Steve as evidence of further paranormal influence, had to be fake.
“There was absolutely no way that picture could be manipulated in any way,” replied Mary.
So, was Mabry Guenther telling the truth? Did ghosts and demons force him to trash Room 126?
“I can’t say 100 percent,” Steve said, “but I wouldn’t want to stay there.”
MSPI said their paranormal findings inside that hotel room are absolutely the real deal.
Guenther remained in the Shelby County Jail under a $10,000 bond. He is scheduled to next appear in court July 9, 2012.