The house is situated just off a historic side street in Denton. Abandoned, beautiful, historic and supposedly haunted.
I was invited to join a paranormal investigation of the house, and surprisingly the experiences the group and I encountered where also documented via my impartial photographs and video recordings.
The house was foreboding as soon as we set foot on the property. The air felt thick with a static charge. Given the weather conditions for that night, the lightning storm that had just passed was a perfect set up for paranormal documentation.
In the study of the paranormal and metaphysics, there has been proof time and time again that electrical charge from such storms increase activity. This is due to the energy that resonates through the air, giving entities a strong outside source of current to manifest. More information about this phenomenon can be found on multiple research sites, including the site for Steel City Ghost Hunters who include the effects of moon phases and geomagnetic storms. http://www.steelcityghosthunters.net/index.php?p=1_26_The-Sun-The-Moon-W...
Although the storm had passed, and a single strike hadn't been seen for a long period of time, the house felt charged, and the team was abuzz with findings.
Danielle Gillette, an investigator and sensitive, felt a presence right away. “This room,” Gillette said as she stood in an empty room adjacent to the entrance. “He’s right there.”
As she pointed to the blank area in a vacant room where she claimed the entity to be, I took three photos in succession. The first of the three is chilling.
Right before her outstretched and pointing finger is a light anomaly. Gillette continued about the room, feeling the energy of this mysterious entity, whom she just identified as “him”.
“It’s as if the whole room was flashing with energy,” Gillette said. “He wanted us to come in there.”
Why? That is still a mystery. The feeling of “his” energy was so strong that Gillette was compelled to leave.
“It wasn't good,” Gillette said. “All I wanted was to get out of that room as soon as possible.”
After leaving that area, other anomalies were captured on camera that are beside all logic. There is a presence of orbs, ectoplasm and other, even more chilling, human shaped figures.
The orb photos I captured are intriguing. Orbs are supposed to be the form of human souls that are seen as balls of light in motion. They vary in color and consistency, but many claimed “orb” photos can be dismissed as dust caught in the reflection of a camera flash.
In order to debunk and authenticate the photos taken on the investigation, two facts must be taken into account. The first is the color of the orb itself. Most genuine orb photos vary in color, from a bright blue to an opaque brown. The main point in proving authenticity of an orb photo, especially in this case, is the evidence of a “tail”, meaning the orb is in motion. The balls of light are not just reflective and luminescent anomalies, as sometimes claimed. Orbs are almost always documented in motion. The evidence of a “tail” of light behind the orb is the closer in the case of authenticity.
The site for the group Small Town Paranormal Family goes into further detail about orbs on their site, https://sites.google.com/site/smalltownparanormalfamily/hot-news-1/theor....
Taking these points into account, I was able to show the photos to Gillette. Her shock was notable.
“That’s him,” she said, stunned. “That’s what I was seeing.”
The rest of the investigation continued with significant tension. More videos and photos were taken, each when an investigator claimed to feel a presence. Each photo, indeed, shows evidence of something surreal.
Upon exploring the green- house attached to the side of the house, a video was taken by myself. I said something about how the house was beautiful when another orb was recorded. Once again, the orb was opaque and in motion. Awareness of dust particles and insect activity was noted, but such activity was not accounted for. No observed outside source could have been the source of the anomalies, and therefore could not be debunked.
As far as the identity of the entity that followed Gillette and the group during the investigation, it is still a mystery.
“I don’t know why he is here,” Gillette said. “But he definitely wants us to know this is his house.”
And his house it shall be. As ominous as the investigation and exploration proved to be, there is no wonder why it has been abandoned for an obvious length of time.
Artifacts left behind date the previous owners to have abandoned the house in the early 1980’s. Whomever still resides there, however, makes himself known. The mansion may seem abandoned in its empty glory, but what lurks inside its rooms are enough to keep out any curious eye or camera lens.