Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bad mojo

A couple of weeks ago I went ghost hunting with a friend in one of several small towns known as “The Most Haunted Town in Texas”. This particular little town isn’t very happy about its haunted reputation, so I won’t tell you where it is. I will tell you, however, that it’s not Jefferson.

My friend and I went alone, during the day, to the site of a house that was deliberately burned to the ground some years ago. So many bad things happened there that the owners finally decided just to torch the place. There’s nothing left now of the house except a few traces of the foundations and a dead tree, scorched black on one side. This was the first time I’ve ever done an investigation in the day time, and was certainly the first and probably my only occasion to conduct an investigation while wearing a skirt and sandals. Which might have been a mistake, judging from the number of bug bites I ended up with. But in retrospect I’m relieved we weren’t dumb enough go to there after dark. There’s no amount of money that would get me to go back to this place again in broad daylight, let alone at night.
I’m the first to admit that I’m a die-hard skeptic. However, it’s not the first time I’ve gone into a place that had a decidedly bad vibe. There was something darkly evil about this place, even under a blazing Texas sun at mid-day. It was a perfectly bright, cloudless day, and we had a decidedly Hollywood-esque moment when a stiff wind started up just as we announced we were leaving. I chalked it up to my overactive imagination until I finally got around to listening for EVPs a couple of days later, when what I heard gave me the creepy-crawlies. (Note to self: never listen to evidence just before going to bed.)

My intent in posting this is not to tell you a ghost hunting story. I just want to point out that there are some places that seem to harbor bad vibes. One could argue that the place has negative energy because of the bad things that have happened there. But you could make an equally convincing argument that maybe the bad things happen there because the place has bad energy. I’d be really interested to hear if anybody has anything to add on this subject.