Spirit Vessels: Why Are Some Buildings Haunted?

Again in the summertime of 2009, I made a decision to decide on 50 locations which are generally reported haunted, all throughout the US. I took these 50 locations and regarded for frequent options. Then, I began the agonizing a part of making sense of all that I discovered. From this, I created a primary model of a haunted method that took 5 elements and checked the websites to learn the way most of the options they possessed to provide it a haunted rating. I assumed that realizing the options mostly discovered, I might establish doubtlessly haunted places by giving them a ranking earlier than even going to test them out. I’m going to share the findings of that research beneath after which talk about another options which have come to mild since then –

Here is the way it seems up to now within the 50 random haunted locations I’ve studied up to now few months:

Geology (so as of most potent geology after which descending in significance)

1. Limestone: 13 of 14 websites with limestone ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale

2. Shale: 12 of 13 websites with shale ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale

3. Sandstone 20 of 22 websites with sandstone ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale

4. Granite 1 of two websites with granite ranked a 5 or 6 on the haunted scale.

Sedimentary is a quite imprecise title for a sort of geology and nearly all of the 50 websites had this sort in a method or one other, however then an amazing majority of the land within the US is sedimentary, in order that’s not essentially important, besides that volcanic areas appeared to be very devoid of exercise, besides mining cities.

WATERWAYS: (I thought of if the positioning was inside a mile of working water, stream, river, ocean)

41 of 50 websites had this feature–that could be very important. It is also exhausting to find whether or not or not the opposite 9 websites had underground springs, so it is a very exhausting one to evaluate. Additionally, folks tended to construct properties close to waterways way back earlier than we had fantastic plumbing and such. I didn’t, nevertheless, discover one tremendous haunted website that didn’t have water close by.

TRAINS: This one intrigued me due to the unusual correlation, however now I’m leaning extra towards it being an incidental discovering and contemplating eradicating it from the method all collectively which could alter a couple of issues, however statistically it wasn’t horribly spectacular and, as I mentioned, folks tended to construct older properties close to trains and trains tended to be constructed close to cities.

32 websites had prepare tracks close by, 18 didn’t.

DEATH/TRAUMA:  42 of 50 websites.

OLDER THAN 50 YEARS:  All 50 websites


Masonry/block/brick have been 43 of the 47 that could possibly be judged (one place was an indication, one place was a ship, and one place was a cemetery, so building couldn’t be included)

Body have been Four of 47.

As I have not but began to have a look at the “exhausting” proof of hauntings of those locations to determine what elements is perhaps most necessary, comparable to geology or waterways, I can say that by eliminating trains, I shall be having to shift the scoring of many locations. I will hold you up to date. This shall be fairly the tangled course of, however properly value it. I believe all of us instinctively go to a haunted website and really feel these options and know it is haunted, now now we have a approach to maybe measure simply how haunted it may be with what vital options.


Different Components To Think about

For the reason that research, I’ve come to surprise about different elements concerned. One which I run throughout repeatedly is feng shui. Feng shui is the East Asian idea of chi (power) and its actions and points of interest. Relying on the format of a constructing’s structure and the options inside comparable to colours, partitions, furnishings, decor, it might create a wholesome movement of power or appeal to pooling of darkish unhealthy energies.

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