Justified & Ancient
- Jan 9, 2012
Yes, the 'history' of the house felt very contrived and perhaps too reliant on the testimony of someone local telling them perhaps what they wanted to hear.My problem with the connection to the past was there was a lot of "might have been" and "could have been" about it, which suggests speculation to me, not anything concrete.
The dad thought that if there was a presence there, it was benevolent! Absolutely bizarre, did he not notice the effect the house was having on his wife and stepdaughter?!
I slightly struggled with this one for other reasons. Primarily that the poltergeist activity was very specific and lacked the general knocking and manifesting objects associated with other notable cases. For once the skeptic's explanations resonated with me as regards the cutting of the headphones and CDs being rearranged. I began to wonder if there might have been a falling out over loud music with her new step-dad...? It's not an unlikely scenario given her age and hence the need for her to use headphones which then became an outlet for her frustration, as did her CD collection which she may have felt was threatened with removal.
I feel there is one question that is very personal to the girl involved and I only ask it as it is relevant to her testimony re the attempted hanging. It's not a nice thing to speculate BUT I have to ponder if she had any history of self-harming...?