does haunted mean? The dictionary states that "haunted" is a
verb that means "To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form
of a ghost or other supernatural being." Does this mean the
spirit has to be malevolent, in order to consider a place
haunted? Or can it simply be something unexplained?
I pose this question to you, to better understand this
investigation. Jason and I were contacted by a home
owner in Geist Indiana that had seen a shadow. This was no
ordinary shadow. He wanted us to come and see it for
But before we discuss
that possibility. Letís talk about the situation. The
house is in an older neighborhood in Geist, and the house
was built in the early 1980s. After the owner living 5 years
in this house its time to move. The house is going up for
sale and the owner is getting married and combining
households. The previous owner rented it out for a while,
before he sold it. There are no stories in the area of
supernatural events. We were a little skeptical but we
keep an open mind about these things. (Ok, I was skeptical).
Before we came to the house, a friend of his had burnt sage
around the house for protection. If there were
anything wrong, that should have surely cleansed the house
of any bad or evil.
Yet, the owner insists that he keeps seeing this shadow. Its
not a very large house, only 1700 square feet total. Nothing
should get by us. In preparation for the move, we spent
several evenings in the house to try and catch this shadow
on camera. Hours passed with nothing.
out of the corner of my eye, I saw it. A black shadow moving
at the corner of the hall and dinning room. Jason saw it too
and it stopped us both in our tracks. As we turned to face
it, it vanished down the hall. We were shocked at what we
saw. This was no ordinary shadow. It was a dog.
It turns out that the previous renters actually had several
dogs, running loose in the backyard. There was a doggie door
and the yard had been in terrible shape prior to the present
owner fixing it up. One of the rooms had been a childís
room, which had long since been painted over. I can only
guess that the spirit of the dog had remained with the
house, long after the family had moved on.
We never were able to get pictures of the dog. He would
scurry away whenever we looked directly at him. But I got
the impression he was just happy to have someone to play
|| spikes in the
hallway of 1 & 2
paranormal activity of dog. (
taken by Jason &