Tony and Deb Pickman are a young couple with a new baby living in a beautiful old home in Atchison, Kansas. A month after they move in, strange things begin happening. The TV turns on by itself. They put it down to faulty wiring. The baby's stuffed toys are suddenly arranged in a circle on the floor. They believe Tony's prankster brother came in and did it. Soon, however, stranger incidents occur that cannot be explained rationally. A teddy bear catches fire. Tony receives bloody fingernail scratches on his back that come from something unseen. A psychic reveals that the ghosts of a young girl and an older woman are living in the house. Later, the paranormal investigator Peter James confirms this report. While Deb is fascinated and curious, Tony is terrified. She believes the ghosts are harmless. Tony believes they are evil and that they are infecting his mind and putting thoughts of violence into his head.