Is paranormal investigating a popular place too much for the spirits?
Watched the latest episode of Dead Files TV paranormal show. Todd Wolfe of Wolfe Manor in Clovis CA was the *star* of this episode.
Basically Amy Allen (the show’s medium) told him that he’s HURTING and ANGERING all the spirit there by disrespectfully having so many paranormal groups in, by allowing them to run amok, shout at spirits, hold séances. She clearly explained more than the average paranormal investigator thinks about: at some point, the spirits get TIRED of all the poking and prodding.
Todd Wolfe’s reply: he intends to convert it (I’ve heard this since I talked to him in 2008!) into a ‘haunted hotel’ and advertise that it is. In other words, it seems that Todd is only concerned about the 15 minutes of fame and the $$$$.
So, do we boycott Wolfe Manor and get the word out? Or do we at least do a quick self-check about our investigative style?
I have seen Todd *star* on other TV paranormal shows. I think it was Zak, Nick, and Aaron from Ghost Adventures that went there a couple of years ago. Todd already knows what is there and has been charging groups for a long time to have a few hours to investigate. My group almost went in November 2008 because he personally told me, “I’ll be renovating after that time.” We didn’t make it up there in time and put Wolfe Manor aside in our minds.
So what makes Mr. Wolfe either contact the Dead Files show, or agree if they contacted him to have Amy Allen and crew do their walk-through and analysis of his place? He should KNOW the answer already. What I think he did not expect was to be told that he had overdone it – he had allowed way too many paranormal groups in; that there is a limit.
Amy warned him that the fed-up spirits are now more dangerous and aggressive. They no longer want the living to bother them with questions. They are in a realm where there is pain, confusion, and sadness already. In other words: they already have enough problems they are trying to deal with on the other side. No living person has helped them, so stop bugging them.
Which brings me to my main point – how much is too much? As investigators, we thrill at the chance to get access to places we’ve heard about. Here in southern California, teams often compare Queen Mary (a docked ship) experiences, never once considering that we were being disrespectful to any possible ‘miserable state’ a spirit might have been in. Most of us were humble and courteous, a few teams may have been provoking (unprofessional!), but all in all, we were not aware of any time limit had been set. We assume that all spirits are fully accessible until they cross over to their next journey. If you think about it, we almost viewed them as completely non-human: no ability to hurt, no ability to be caused any more confusion. We, the living, could not make or break the dead. We could not influence their status or stability.
But Amy Allen says otherwise. Just as we can affect living people emotionally and spiritually – so can we affect the deceased.
As a paranormal investigator, I have to admit (and give Todd the benefit of the doubt) that I also had no idea there is a limit. But it wakes me up and makes me think – how about you?