By Rick E. Hale
These are the true case files of the McHenry County Paranormal Research Group. Due to confidentiality agreements, names of clients have been changed and cases will only be specified by the counties they occurred in.
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Tackling the Portal:
For the last couple of years, the 87-year-old matriarch of the family has claimed to watch as spectral entities made their way into our world, and subsequently into her home via a very specific place — the front room window.
Could this be the portal that we at MCPRG believed was somehow opened in the home? If what the matriarch told us was true, then yes, and it was time for Diana and I to investigate the family room.
As we made our way into the front room, we passed a couple of our fellow investigators. Victoria, one of our mediums, commented as we passed them. “You guys will love this. That window is definitely the doorway into this home.”
As soon as we walked into room, the lights on our K-II and EMF detectors began to flash wildly. There was absolutely no reason for this, unless either the television or the lights were giving off major EMFs, or there was some kind spirit energy in the room with us.
We quickly checked the appliances and got no response from them. The only other answer could possibly be spirit activity.
As we panned around the room with our equipment, Diana let out a small gasp and whispered, “The rocking chair just moved.” Damn, was all I could think. Why didn’t I see that? It’s not that I didn’t believe her; it’s just that for me, I need to see it. So this spot seemed like as good a place as any to set up the K-II Meter and a digital recorder and begin our EVP session.
As Diana asked questions of the possible entity that might be sitting in the chair, I panned around the room with an EMF detector to see if anything else was present. As I approached a corner of the room and stood there my nifty little gizmos, lights began flashing, and I watched as it spiked all the way up to 7.0. Something was standing in the corner, and for whatever reason it felt trapped.
It’s believed that spirits can move as fast as the speed of thought, so it mystified me why this entity allowed me to back it up into a corner. It could easily and without effort blast right passed me.
“Hi.” I really didn’t know what else to say. It’s rare to have an event like this happen.
“Let’s play a game,” I said, hoping that whatever was in the corner understood. “I’m going to ask some questions, and if you understand, can you make the light on the thing in my hand flash?”
I stood and waited, and the light began to flash wildly. I smiled and continued.
“Were you a former resident of this house?” The light on the EMF went dark. Great, maybe this thing did blast past me after all. But, no, I could still feel it there.
“Did you come into the house through the window?” This time the light lit up like a Christmas tree, the needle pegged and let out a soft squeal.
“Are there others here with you?” The light flashed again.
“How many?” Diana inquired. “Can you light up the light for how many are here or can come here.”
The light began to flash, and we counted as many times as it flashed. Almost 100. This room was definitely the portal.
(For Part VI of “The House of 100 Spirits,” Click here.)