Haunted Houses or Portals?

A Report from Chickasaw County, Mississippi 

Over the years I have been hired to investigate homes for paranormal phenomena, ghosts of deceased persons and spirits of various kinds. From my experience, there are different kinds of phenomena that occur in this world that are most often found in homes.

Haunted Houses

The ones with which we seem most familiar are “hauntings” wherein the people living in the home have a sense that there is another human energy present with them. Often they are able to identify or even “see” the energetic imprint of that person. In the West we refer to these energies as ghosts. 

In general, these energies remain for one reason or another, and seem to serve as witnesses to the living. Some people enjoy the presence of these energies, find the situation fascinating, or exciting, others are very disturbed and sometimes frightened.

As we know, every birth ends in death.  We also know the consciousness of human beings is immortal. Many believe that consciousness moves from realm to realm. Imprints, remnants, ghosts, or “la” of those human births may remain neutral in your space, or they may become disruptive or harmful over time. 

I firmly believe that it is always most loving to help these energies move freely from this world to the next should they need assistance.  Should these energies move from the passive state of witness to an active state of interfering with daily life then, it is past time to ask them to move on. 

There are many ways to lovingly effect the clearing of trapped human energies from a home, and a good Energy Healer, Usui Reiki Master, Shaman, Rinpoche, or Priest is usually able to restore your home and to help the disincarnate energy, or imprint of that energy move fully on to their next level of being. 

The removal of ghosts is not the topic of this post. I address ghosts as a preface to the true topic, that of portals, so that the reader will be able to share my frame of reference. 

Portals

Portals may be naturally occurring phenomena, or they may be created. “Portal” is the best word I have found to refer to those locations on the Earth were nonhuman energies are able to move into this world, or press close enough to the veil between, that they affect human beings.

While there are sacred places in which people experience uplifting presence, it seems that I more often am called to encounter places where the spiritual energy is disturbing, frightening, or damaging to the people who live there.  In some cases the energy portal, particularly if it is intentionally created and is left open, can create a situation in which the affect of the spirits that are called can gain sufficient power to present themselves to generations of family members. Such is the case I am about to report. 

Recently I was invited to visit a home and I quickly becoming aware that the home was a created portal. The purpose of this post is to tell as much of that story as may be helpful. In this case, the less said the better. 

The home was located in a small town (population of under 650 people) in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. When first stepping on the ground, it was clear that the energy of the land itself was unsettled. It seemed as if the vibrational field created by the house had extended itself over time to leave a trembling energetic net in the top soil. 

The front door was locked, yet the back door was open. That the house had been empty for many years was quite clear upon entrance. Escorted by a member of the family, and with no prior knowledge of any of the events that had occurred there, nor the reports of family members, I had a look round. 

It is very important that you understand this house was built to order in 1906. The house was built with a cook house out back, so there was originally no proper kitchen. There was nothing accidental in the construction of the home, which is why the subtle impact of the house was all the more disturbing.

Most striking was that everything was structurally “off.” I don’t mean that the house wasn’t “square.” I mean to say that the layout of the rooms, the heights of the ceilings, placement of doors, location of windows, widths of hallways, twists in the stairwells, all manner of rooms and closets were somehow mathematically “wrong” and yet intentionally built to be that way. 

Walking the first floor was disorienting, as rooms had no logical sequence, some seemed too narrow, others without purpose. I walked the back of the first floor of the house several times, and yet could not now tell you the order of the rooms, the names, nor the purpose of the rooms. I can tell you that there was a covered porch out back. 

The most noticeable structural anomaly on the first floor was apparent as I was coming from the back of the house toward the front door. I walked down a very wide hall way, and at the end of that hall there was an embellished archway. There seemed to be about 20 paces from archway to the front doorway, which took one across a “lobby”, rectangular in shape.  

I stopped and looked at that archway, the ‘lobby”, the stairwell at the left that lead to the second floor, another opening to the right leading to another room and knew that I was looking at a portal.

Between the archway and the doorway was the “abode of invited spirits.” I can think of nothing else to call it. I did not casually walk that space, but began to secretly recite mantra for purification and protection as I wondered at it. 

There was no natural reason for an archway to be built there. I was reminded of the nave of a church, opening to the alter area, but only briefly. The energy field between the arch and the door was palpable, it seemed alive or awake, and not welcoming. Knowing there was a ceiling over the hall made no energetic difference as that area seemed open at the top. 

When I encounter a structure that I feel was constructed to “call forth” energies, I realize that I am most surely human and therefore at a great disadvantage. Invited to explore the second floor, thus to enter and cross the portal, I did proceed, but with spiritual caution. 

The staircase was lovely. It had a find handrail, was well built, enviable really if one likes old homes. In fact it was the “nicest” embellishment I had encountered,  yet the math of the staircase was also odd. Four steps I believe, then a right angle turn to take one up to the second floor. 

I will not spend much time describing the second floor as I felt it was “unclean.” I did go into all the rooms, and found them more odd and disturbing in size and order than those on the first floor. In particular there seemed to be an altar room (this room was above the portal area on the first floor)  which included strange columns – providing no structural benefit – that may have seemed to a casual onlooker to be another embellishment, but as I remember there were four, cardinally placed. I did not take them as casual at all. 

Further, to my right as I faced what called out as the focal point of the room, there was a window that was built just a few inches from the floor. It was just the right size to enable a grown man to exit the room, and climb out onto the roof. 

The upstairs had many other anomalies. The family member pointed out different bedrooms and identified the various family members who had slept there. A second bath had been added upstairs in what must have been a bedroom. There was a sink and toilet, but no tub or shower. 

There are no descriptions to offer as I was ready to leave the upstairs almost upon arrival. I was ready to explore the outside of the house to see if I could find a purpose to the various columns and arches that I had found inside. 

 I walked the outside of the house twice, witnessing without drawing any conclusions. There was much to see. There is no need or benefit to list all the embellishments hidden in plain sight. Some were in the shape of arrows, other geometric shapes were visible,  the numbers of the panes of the windows were most interesting… there was no order to the patterning  at first glance and all windows were not the same style.  

The foundation of the house had been built in such a way that sacred geometry was used to ensure the house to be a portal. This was the most correct of all the “math” of the house, and to me the most reassuring. It seemed as if, at the beginning of construction, the original builder had good intention. 

At some point perhaps the builders were changed, or the intention changed, and thus this strange two story clap board building was left to dominate all the small single story homes that grew up around it. 

My suggestion was that the house should be burned to the ground where it stood. If that was not possible, then it should be dismantled and burned in full (although I do not like to think of what would be released as various pieces of the house were taken apart.)  

After the Tour

Of course, the family member was very interested to know what I thought of the house, and asked me to tell what I thought. I reported that I thought the house should be burned to the ground where it stood, and was met with no resistance to the idea at all. 

It was then that the family member was able to provide me insights into the builder and stories told by family members that validated that the house had indeed drawn down energy, and that that energy had been corrupted long ago, plaguing family members for generations. 

The house was built by a Civil War veteran, wounded in action, and as a result of his wound he lost his leg. It is reported that he and other veterans gathered at the house regularly to revisit memories of the war at great length. Research could be done to see what occult works were available to the pubic at that time, but it felt best to walk away from the how and the why of it all. 

I do not want to violate the privacy of the family, so will summarize that it was reported that no one every wanted to sleep on the second floor. Some occupants confined themselves to living in only three rooms on the first floor of the house at night, keeping all the other doors locked. 

Most who lived in or visited the house reported the same nightmare of being terrorized by a dark energy that had a human like form. These nightmares were very vidid and frightening. The generations have reported the same lucid dreams, frightening occurrences and physical manifestations of the presence of spirits since the early 1900s. 

I do not know how long the house has been vacant. There is nothing that makes the house attractive to the casual eye. The interior is impossibly decorated and would require a tremendous investment to make it visually pleasing. Yet, as is often the case with these kinds of houses, there will be one member of the family that wants to keep the house… regardless.  It is almost as if the house chooses a family member of each generation to “keep it.” It is  in good repair, and may well last another 130 years. Such is the case with created portals. 

Some of you reading may want more information, as did the person who showed me the house. There really are somethings best left unsaid, and some energies best left to lie as they are. This is one of those times for me. 

I hope this post is helpful.