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Lies come back to haunt Massachusetts ghost hunter

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An attention-hungry Massachusetts man has been going out of his way to create headlines for years. He is now accused of making some of the stories up, CBS News reported.

Phillip Brunelle of Boston, Massachusetts has been making headlines on Boston’s CBS affiliate for nearly twenty years. Now the 34-year-old hunts ghosts.

“Phillip Brunelle goes out of his way often to let us know what he is up to, sending emails for example with offers to be interviewed on a number of different stories,” Jim Armstrong reports.

Brunelle also known as Phillip Dagget has appeared on Jerry Springer for relationship issues. In 2004, he claimed to have pulled an infant out of a deadly car accident in Freetown. Brunelle claimed to have won $1000 and then $1,000,000 from scratch-off lottery tickets in one day in 2006. Also in that same year, while working as a bartender at Puzzles Lounge, he claimed to have saved the patrons from a man coming in and threatening people with an ax. Brunelle claimed in 2009 that employees of Taco Bell contaminated his food with cocaine.

“I’ve never once been charged with any criminal offense that has to do with fraud.” Brunelle said to Armstrong in an interview.

According to Armstrong, Brunelle was charged for impersonating a police officer on March 26, 2012. He was arrested by Brocton Police for allegedly pulling people over in his car, which was a decommissioned state police car that he purchased at an auction.

Brunelle insists he isn’t a conman. Others that know him disagree. The family of the victims of the car accident said that he didn’t pull anyone out of the car. Brunelle even sent members of the family a photo of the car crash telling them that the ghosts of the girls can be seen.

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    • iamamerican

      Why the obsession with fame? I wonder if it because people have been browbeat dehumanized and belittled so much by our government and MSM that they just want to feel like their life matters.

    • RMS

      To associate him with “ghost-hunters” is is insult to all legitimate paranormal investigators.
      Nothing he has been accused of has anything to do with “ghost-hunting”. He’s just a common criminal, and that’s all, not to mention, a mentally-ill criminal.
      Please don’t associate him with legitimate paranormal investigators.

      BTW, as much as I’d like to feel my life matters, I’d never do what he has been accused and convicted of doing.

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