Oct. 5, 2012 at 8:55 AM ET
"Long Island Medium" star Theresa Caputo is used to meeting with grieving family members to reach out to their dearly departed for one final message. But when she was on the road one day, it was a spirit who requested contact with her.
In an exclusive sneak peek of Sunday's new episode that TLC shared with The Clicker, Theresa stays at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, Calif., where she has an experience that appears to surprise even her. The hotel's eerie reputation is no secret, with various ghost hunters documenting their creepy experiences there. (The Padre, built in 1928 has been the site of suicides and a tragic fire.)
While staying on the sixth floor, the spirit of a young girl seems to pester Theresa all night. The next morning, the medium shares the info she received from the girl with the hotel's receptionist, Jennifer.
"She says, 'People think we haunt ... but we don't, we just like it here,' " Theresa tells the young lady. (Umm ... "we"?!) "She says, 'We run around and sing in the hallways, singing and dancing in the hallways.' Is that correct?"
"I know about 'the children,' is what we call them. They really interact with the staff," Jennifer confirms to the cameras. "They do have a reputation for jingling doorknobs and kind of banging things around a little bit."
And it turns out the little girl's spirit has left some physical evidence of her presence, which the staff knows about and wants to show Theresa. The medium's response when she eyes the mark in the hotel? "Now that's ... now that's freaky! Oh my god!" she exclaims. "That is unbelievable!"
Watch our exclusive sneak peek to see what shocked Theresa so much:
"Long Island Medium" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on TLC.
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