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Portals

1 Oct

In both scientific and supernatural circles these days, much is made of the concept of “portals.”

The Ghost Adventures boys were convinced that the Bobby Mackey’s saloon in Kentucky had a portal to hell in the cellar…an old well where years ago the remains of a gruesome murder were dumped. Physicist Lisa Randall theorizes that portals to other dimensions really exist, and she is trying to find them using the world’s largest particle accelerator in Switzerland.  Many are convinced that Stonehenge in Britain is really a portal to both the past and future, as further encouraged by the recent archaeological discovery of more of the structure buried underneath the visible surface.

Just what is a portal? The dictionary defines it as a large door or gate to a building. The Internet has co-opted the word to mean a site serving as a guide or point of entry to the World Wide Web.

The paranormal community has adopted it to mean an entrance or exit to a world inhabited by supernatural beings. Demonologists believe such portals can be gateways to hell. In this context, portals can be literal doorways, as found in closets or basements. They can also be part of man-made underground features, the kind that exist in abandoned mines, old wells, or even sewer systems. But can they also be virtual doorways through an invisible boundary between dimensions?  

When Ghost Adventures investigated the Piotrowski house near Cripple Creek in Colorado not too long ago, the alleged paranormal messages they recorded spoke of the “underground,” and said “drain the well.” There was in fact an unexplained loss of huge amounts of water from their modern piped-in supply, but Dan was unable to pinpoint the cause even when it was investigated by the local water district. What could an old well have to do with a present-day piped-in community water system?

When Light in the Dark Paranormal visited the house, we spent considerable time in the basement where we communicated with an unknown entity. This was also where GA dug out the water heater* to reveal a buried box and other artifacts from a distant past.

We later recorded a strange EVP there that seemed to mimic the sound of that water heater being removed by GA months earlier (if anyone wants to hear this audio clip, leave me a comment below and I’ll publish it. Its very strange).

Was the basement or a hidden well in Dan Piotrowski’s house a portal to another dimension? If a well was dug in the 1800’s, or when the foundation was excavated to build the present house in the 1970’s, did one of them open a portal to evil?

We believe that the site was formerly that of a goat-rancher’s cabin in the 19th Century, as our research and EVP’s with that entity seemed to suggest. In those early days, folks had no piped-in water, and that precious liquid was obtained by hand-digging a deep hole in the ground until the water table was reached. Homes were often built right over these wells in order to make retrieval in the winter a manageable, non-freezing task. Today there are many old buildings with such abandoned wells, or newer houses built over the site of old wells.

How such wells could become portals to another dimension, diabolical or not, is the Big Question.

When people dig deep holes in the earth, can they be creating conduits for human souls or other subterannean entities to travel through? Jules Vern’s Journey to the Center of the Earth was the mid-nineteenth century classic that explored that concept among others. In that story, the explorers became hopelessly lost in an underground universe (hell?), only at the end to be ejected to the surface via an erupting volcano (resurrection?).

Notions of the afterlife begin deep in the ground for many religions. The ancient Greeks long believed in Hades, that underworld where the dead were escorted to their final rest or punishment, as the case might be. Many of us know all too well about the Christian belief in hell as a place of eternal damnation; somewhere “down there” from which there is no hope of escape. Hindus, though believers in cremation and the reincarnation of departed souls, do have a belief in both heavens and hells (somewhere in the “lower worlds”) as interim destinations before a soul returns to earth. While traditional native American tribes each have slightly differing beliefs about the afterlife, historic Utes in Colorado did bury their dead in rock-covered graves in the mountains, and were especially concerned about the comfort of the departed and the disposition of their surviving property. 

As different as these and other cosmologies are from each other, is bad always down and good always up?  Either way, do the dead use portals to proceed from life to afterlife? 

Back at the Piotrowski house: in addition to everything else, there was a tribal influence.  A Ute versus Comanche battlefield was just down the road, and it is possible that the Utes buried their war-dead up on the hill under where the house now stands. Were their energies released via a portal created from Dan’s basement or the goat-rancher’s well? Besides the Ute and the rancher, were there other entities there too? I must admit that my own perception of an “ancient one” scared me. My intuition told me that a very old spirit was watching us, wondering what we were up to.

Was it evil? I don’t know. But it was enough to make two of our investigators ill and retreat to the outside.

It may also have been the same “something” that drove Dan Piotrowski’s tenants to fear and anger; an inexplicable outcome that made it impossible for him to rent out that home again, eventually leading to its foreclosure.

If they truly exist, these portals may also allow access to beings who have no previous connection to the event site. Stories of “territorial” spirits persist…those who roam the land around a site using a portal to come and go.

What’s even scarier is what both demonologists and priests will tell you. Afterall, the one thing they have in common is their unequivocal belief in demons. Some contend that the Devil and his minions take advantage of hauntings, using portals to enter a site and pretend that they are ghosts! Now that is really insidious. Sometimes what is perceived as the ghost of a child may really be a demon impersonating one. What their intentions are using this charade, I’ll leave for your own speculation.

But if you’ve hung in with me so far, suspend your disbelief for one more paragraph…

What if over the millennia, powerful beings took up residence under our earth while our ancestors were still hunting wooly mammoths? What if their intentions toward us humans were not so nice, and what if they established conduits and pathways and portals back up to our world to do their work? What if over thousands of years different civilizations and cultures deified these creatures as evil gods in order to explain their sightings and influences?

What if they still walk beneath our feet?

It is the Halloween season, and part of my avocation as a paranormal investigator and writer is to give you a good scare right about now. So be afraid, and keep your portals closed…

Dan Piotrowski’s house was a great example of
a Haunted House for Sale in Colorado
what’s the connection to Halloween?


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The Enduring Fascination with the Piotrowski House

3 Dec

Piotrowski House videos & evp’s from our investigation:
http://www.lightinthedarkparanormal.com/videos.html

Every time the Travel Channel re-runs the Cripple Creek Colorado Ghost Adventures episode including the segment on the Piotrowski House, we get hammered!  Last Saturday night was another such night, and we received over 300 views on our various Piotrowski House pages.  So to make sure Piotrowski fans see everything we’ve posted about Dan’s house and what’s  happened to it, including the continuing saga of what happens next (we’re going back…), we’ve put them in a separate category.  Visitors can click on that link under Categories on the right and pull up everything we’ve had to say on the subject.  Stay with us. This is unfinished business.

Paul Hill is the co-founder of Light in the Dark Paranormal,
and he has a brand new ebook: 
LANES END
A Journey Into the Paranormal 

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We Know Who Bought the Piotrowski House

9 Oct
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the former Piotrowski House

This past July, an unknown buyer finally purchased and closed on the    former Piotrowski House, the one featured on that now infamous episode of Ghost Adventures.

It was previously foreclosed on when Dan and his wife owned it.  Unable to keep it rented long enough to pay the mortgage, their bank finally took it back and the buyer bought it from them for only $49,000!

Did he or she know about the disappearing water supply?  More importantly, did the new owner know about the home’s history?  Why would anyone want to purchase a home with such a notorious past?  Why would anyone want to move in with ghosts?  Is the new owner actually living in the house, and has he/she had any paranormal encounters?

Or was the Piotrowski “haunting” just a hoax designed to delay the foreclosure and sell the house for at least what they owed?

We are going to find out.  We know who lives there now, and we’re going to ask some questions…

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Do You Have a Haunted House for Sale?

7 Oct

Is your home or business haunted? Do you think it might be? Is it currently for sale or would you consider selling it? Do you know of any such place for sale?

As a real estate brokerage, we will soon be working with a reality show TV producer. Together we will produce a program about haunted properties for sale.  During our first season, we will feature six such homes or businesses, and at the end the one that is most genuinely haunted and the best real estate buy will be actually purchased by our Mystery Buyer!

For more information, respond by email. All responses will be kept strictly confidential. In the meantime, visit the video trailer for our show:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU_Hq8RZfXE

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Haunted, For Sale–Update

13 Dec

We’ve been waiting to see if our video footage of the K2 going crazy upstairs in the bedroom came out, but like much of our recording that night, we’re still waiting.  Blame tech problems; blame the ghosts, but the result is the same:  nothing to show you (yet).

But here’s the narrative anyway…

I turned on the unit while walking into the hotspot upstairs–the small bedroom.  As soon as I got to the doorway, 2 lights activated beyond the base light which illuminates when the unit is on.  The lights were fluctuating on/off; on/off; a typical reading for the presence of electromagnetic activity.  Keep in mind I had “swept” the house for such activity when we first went in, and got nothing.  A reading now meant there was activity that wasn’t there before.  The closer I came to the corner of the tiny room, the more the lights lit up, from 3 to 4 1/2 lights (5 is max).

I yelled to Terry to come up and get this on camera.  I began to talk to whoever might be present.   Are you a Ute?  I asked, thinking that this might be a tribal presence (another totally unscientific intuitive insight).  The plan was to listen to whatever recordings we were running later.  I continued with a series of questions relating to the battle between the Ute and the Comanche about a 1/4 mile away from the house, asking if spent warriors were brought up and buried near the house after the carnage was over.  To date, we have no EVP’s that answer these questions.  Hopefully, we’ll have video of the K2 lights that kept lighting up during this encounter.

One thing that any honest investigator has to do is to try and “debunk” any apparent phenomenon right on the spot.  If there’s a simple, non-paranormal explanation, its our job to find it.  I thought there could be unshielded electrical conduit either in the walls of that corner or just outside the building (the electric service was still on in the house).  There was an electrical outlet near the corner, but it did not set off the K2 in the earlier sweep, and seemed to be functioning as it should.  So I went outside to check for anything else.  Sure enough, there were wires attached to the outside of the house right at that corner.

But upon closer inspection, I noted that the wire was coaxial cable, the kind used to connect satellite dishes to the house.  There was a dish on the roof, and another on a pedestal in the ground.  This spaghetti of cable ran from each up the exterior wall of the house, disappearing into a hole in the wall to connect with whatever devices were used for signal reception inside.  I held the K2 right next to these cables:  no reading.  I walked over to the dish on the pedestal and held it right up to the unit:  no reading.  I brought out Terry for his opinion.  He said the roof unit was for satellite internet, but there was no receiving “tree” attached to the dish.  It was obviously dead, as was the ground dish for cable tv.  There were absolutely no signals being received by those dishes that could have been detected by the K2.  The signals in the room inside were coming from something else…

See previous post (below)  for the first part of our report on the investigation.  Next update:  hopefully some video of the K2 session…

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