Rev. Luther Schulze, a Lutheran minister and the pastor from the family's own church, tried praying with Robbie and his parents in their home and then with Robbie alone.
Finally, in February, Schulze
decided to question whether the house was haunted, or the boy was.He
offered to let Robbie spend the night in his
home and his
parents quickly agreed.They were anxious to try anything that might help by this time.
That night, Mrs. Schulze
went to the guest room and Robbie and the minister retired to the twin beds located in the master bedroom.
About ten minutes later, Schulze
reported that he
heard the sound of Roland's bed creaking and shaking.He
also heard strange scratching noises inside of the walls, just like the ones that had been heard at Robbie's own house.Schulze
quickly switched on the lights and clearly saw the vibrating bed.When he
prayed for it to stop, the vibration grew even more violent.He
stated that Robbie was wide awake but he
was completely still and was not moving in a way that would cause the bed to shake. Schulze
then suggested that Robbie try and sleep in a heavy armchair that was located across the room.While Schulze
watched him closely, the chair began to move.
Trying not to be frightened or discouraged, Rev. Schulze
made a pallet of blankets on the floor for Robbie to sleep on.