As of the article Sallie house; demonic or not?, we did not know or experience the things we have within the last year. As such I must say that we did not have all the information we needed to make a proper assessment of the situation we were in. Who knows, we still not be fully aware of all we need for a proper assessment.
During the year prior to August of 2007, we were warned by many psychics that there was an impending dome associated with the house and that someone was going to get hurt. We had many red flags that should have opened our eyes to the possibility that we were being misled or misinformed as a ploy to gain our trust and facilitate further interaction with the house and the spirits within. It is only in hindsight that we are now significantly aware of the negative spirits and possible demonic forces present in that house.
How did we come to that conclusion? Well, let me tell you why we resisted it first. All our research pointed towards human figures and the personalities of human spirits being the driving force of activity in the house. With this information we felt that we had been able to forge a working and fairly reliable relationship with the spirits that existed in the house; those that had been protecting themselves from the living who entered and existed in the house for so many years.
We began to feel we truly understood their concerns and fears and with that understanding Tony’s attacks grew to be less and less on each visit and eventually subsided altogether. This in itself seemed to solidify that we were on the right path if understanding the dynamics of the house and its spirits.
Even though, EVP seemed to confirm much of our theories and understanding there were some EVP and activity that didn’t seem to fit. Although we did not ignore it, we did put it on the back burner thinking at some point it too would make sense as we learned more through our continued efforts and investigation work. Thing is, we never should have put it on the back burner and in hind sight we should have focused more efforts on what did not seem to fit or make sense. Simply put however, you often never realize how much weight or importance something has until it is too late.
Even though there were some things that made us question some of the activity and/or EVP and the purpose of it, we forged onward with the thought that we were there and being welcomed by the human spirits. And at times the need or desire to return to the house was very overwhelming. Our desire to help and understand blinded us to the possibility of ulterior motives or influences.
For years other groups had offered the theory that there were demonic forces at work, Tony’s original feelings while living in the house were that of demonic activity and misrepresentation, and more recently psychic involvement offered the same daunting information. So here we were, more than three years into dedicated efforts and investigations into the house and felt we understood best the dynamics of the house more than any other individual or group.
Our belief was that after spending countless hours in detailed discussion and analyzing evidence, it was not possible for others to come in for an afternoon or a weekend and understand the house better than us. And so it went, we did not give much credibility to outside interpretation of the events and activity.
Although this will never be allowed to happen again, this error in judgment and gross neglect of the resources available to us came full circle the night of August 18, 2007 and was more fully realized each and every day in the weeks and months that followed.
Renae, Tony, Taylor and I returned to the house in August of 2007. We entered the house twice that day; once early in the day and one later that evening. During the first visit we offered small gifts to the human spirits we felt were there and working with us to relay information and help us understand the questions we were trying to find answers to. Upon entering the house we felt welcomed, energized, safe and without reservation. We smudged, we sought out a place to leave the gifts and spoke with the spirits thanking them for their participation and efforts. All the while our voice recorders were in play and looking back we should have reviewed the recordings before returning that evening.
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