Better late than never, the second part of my interview with My Friend Chris about his recent stay at the Villisca Murder House in Villisca, Iowa. If you haven’t read Part I, you’ll find it here.
Rebecca: If someone is a ghost/paranormal activity/poltergeist skeptic, would they be changed by a trip to the Murder House?
Chris: We are all keen to go back so I’d say the chance for repeat business is quite high. We’ve had long discussions about the perceived events of the night several times and agree we would all like to go back and see what happens next. I consider myself a skeptic and the big thing for me was how much I let the atmosphere and stories effect me. On the way there I was thinking who cares where we sleep in the house? I’ll sleep in the attic by myself! Bull. Shit! I changed my tune in a hurry once we got there.
Rebecca: Some of the previous guests at the Murder House reported being scratched. Call me naive, but I don’t understand how a “force” without a body, fingers or nails could scratch a person.
Chris: It’s theorized that it’s a manifestation of energy. That’s as close as I can come to explaining it without having actually experienced it first hand. Perhaps, as several have theorized, if a large enough energy field was created an “evil spirit” or negative energy could do more harm.
[Keith would like to know what kind of energy you’re referring to: electromagnetic, strong nuclear, weak nuclear or gravity?]
Rebecca: Your camera batteries stopped working just a short time (?) after you were at the house. Why do you think this happened?
Chris: After further discussion I think our batteries might have just sucked. But again, perhaps the energy was being used by an unknown entity to try and manifest itself. Is that what you want, Reebs? Ha!
Rebecca: No, the admission of battery suckage is fine and probably actually possible. Also, the photos you took all seem to have “orbs” in them (circles of light floating somewhere in the frame). Why do you think this happened?
Chris: The easy answer is dust but considering all the photos I’ve taken over the years I find it odd that I rarely ever have anything resembling orbs in my photos. They are all over the place here.
Rebecca: So what’s the deal with that house? If someone were to walk up to you on the street and say, “Hey, I heard you stayed at the Murder House. What’s the deal?” what would you say?
Chris: Something is going on there. Ghosts? I don’t know. Negative energy because of what happened? I don’t know but I think that’s a strong possibility. I encourage anyone even remotely curious, skeptic or not, to grab some friends and make the trek themselves. At the very least you’re going to have a road trip with your buddies. I want more people I know to go so I can hear what they experienced and how they interpreted it all.