The idea of a "portal" or a "doorway" to another dimension is not a new one. Many researchers believe
that there are places all over the world that serve as "doorways" from our world to another. These doorways are thought to
provide access for entities to enter our world. They may be the spirits of people who have lived before, or they could be
something else altogether. Some researchers even believe that they could be otherworldly beings from another dimension.
that sounds far-fetched, believe me, it isn't as strange as it sounds. The entities sighted, reported and even photographed
around what many believe to be "portals" could be the spirits of the dead.... or something much stranger.
If locations like this do exist and they are "doorways", isn't it an easy assumption to make that
these spots could have been labeled as "haunted" over the years by people who have seen things near them that they couldn't
explain? I believe this has probably happened quite often and these places didn't become "haunted" as other places do (through
tragic events or death)..... these locations had already been that way for many, many years.
One of the most common locations for these "doorways" seem to be in cemeteries. Now, as a rule, most
cemeteries are not haunted, but in the past few years, ghost hunters have collected dozens and dozens of anomalous photographs
taken in cemeteries. There seems to be no explanation why many of these cemeteries would become haunted unless they provided
access for spirits, or entities, to pass from one world to the next.
Of course, some of the cemeteries are haunted in the
traditional manner.... it's the ones that aren't which causes the puzzle. It is possible that these sites were "haunted" long
before a cemetery was located there. It is possible that the psychic draw of the area was what caused our ancestors to locate
a cemetery there in the first place. They may have felt there was something "sacred" or "spiritual" about the place and without
realizing why, they placed a burial ground there and made it a protected place.
The Native Americans chose their burial
grounds in this manner, although they did it consciously. They found a place to bury and honor the dead which they felt was
more closely connected to the next world. Many of these locations are now considered to be "haunted" or at least inhabited
So why not our own cemeteries? Could our own ancestors have not chosen the sites for our own burial grounds
in the same manner, albeit in an unconscious way? These "doorways" could be passages to the next world and the entities captured
on film here could be the spirits of the dead... passing back and forth between two worlds..... or they could be something
And, as I will show you in a few moments, graveyards are not the only places to find these doorways.
I believe they exist in other places too. In fact, these doorways, and the strange entities that come through them, may just
be the explanation for many of the sightings that have plagued the annals of paranormal research for years. For some time,
investigators have attempted to dispel the some of the myths that "ghosts are evil" and that "they hurt people"..... but what
if we are wrong, at least partially?
I don't believe that ghosts can hurt you... at least not the discarnate personalities of the dead.
There are certainly cases of people being injured in hauntings, but most of these cases boil down to poltergeist phenomena,
caused by a human agent and not a ghost at all. It is the other type of case that worries me.... the cases of strange beings
that cannot ever be described as human, terrifying visions, and yes, instances of people actually being injured by the entities
involved in the case.
What if these creatures are not ghosts at all? But strange entities that we cannot understand...
who have passed into our world via these "portals"? We have to consider this... as it may provide many answers to cases where
traditional methods of ghost investigation have not worked. This theory might even explain the "negative" spirits that are
Obviously, this is all still conjecture at this point.... but consider this:
I have a friend who
is a sensitive and who lives in the Midwest. He makes it a point to help people whose homes are haunted and to assist the
lingering spirits in passing over to the next world. Recently, he got involved in a case where the witnesses complained
of very strange non-human creatures in their home who had caused damage to the property and had injured one of the witnesses
on several occasions. After ruling out a "poltergeist-type" situation, he went to the house to hopefully convince whatever
spirits were there to move on. Instead, he got the surprise of his life!
"I had never seen anything like it," he told me.
"Whatever was there, these things were not ghosts. In past cases, I have been involved with no more than 3 or 4 spirits at
a time. There were dozens of them here and they seemed to be moving back and forth through some sort of doorway."
Could this house be located at the site of a "portal"? It is interesting to note that the house had
been built near an Indian burial ground. My friend finally succeeded in closing the doorway with the help of a Native American
man who is also a practicing shaman. He described seeing creatures entering a doorway in the house and also through another
doorway, which was located between the house and the home next door. Neither of them were convinced that the doorway would
The following are 2 locations which I believe are "portal" locations. I have investigated both locations
myself and would describe neither of them as being traditionally "haunted". I have also been able to collect evidence at both
locations which may point to the "portal" theory being correct. Of course, this is my interpretation of the evidence gathered
and I would be interested to hear from any other researchers, who have investigated the locations, and who may have evidence
to the contrary.
GRAVEYARD X: There really is no background information about this secluded Midwestern cemetery, which
makes the strange findings and photographs obtained here all the more interesting and complex. "Graveyard X".
Nearly every photograph taken here was obtained in a small area of the cemetery, a short distance
from a small hill. What this really means... I have no idea. But it seems to point towards a more active part of the cemetery
and, I believe, a doorway. We have also obtained a number of documented temperature drops in this area. One reading, using
a Raytech Raynger ST2, was photographed and shows two researchers pointing the thermal scanner at a luminous mist that was
not seen at the time of the photograph. This photo was also taken in the same portion of the cemetery.
In 1997, during an investigation at this cemetery, several researchers and myself made contact with
a spirit who was present. According to the planchette, it claimed to be that of a small child who could not spell her name,
did not know her age.. but who claimed to not be alone at the location. Strangely, the first burial in the cemetery had been
of a young girl who would have been described in just that manner. The problem was that I was the only person present who
knew this and I had not been part of the attempts at communication.
Could the spirit making contact have actually been
that of a young girl? Or could there have been other spirits who passed along information they thought we wanted to hear?
Or could the entities have been something far stranger, and so alien to us, that they pretended to be something familiar to
us and something that we could recognize.
I believe this option should be considered.
THE BELL WITCH CAVE: The story of the Bell Witch is probably one of the most famous hauntings
in American history. Many writers and researchers believe that the haunting was caused
by one of two sources. First, that the spirit on the farm was an outward projection of a woman named Kate Batts, with whom
John Bell had been involved with through a bad business deal. Other say that the haunting was actually a poltergeist manifestation
caused by Betsy Bell, John's daughter, who targeted herself and her father for attacks by the "witch".
But I would like
to suggest a third theory. I believe that the "witch" was a creature who already inhabited the site of the Bell farm, long
before it started to haunt the Bell family. I do not believe that it is a coincidence that an Indian burial ground is located
on the property (and directly above the Bell Witch Cave... but more about that in a moment). This burial mound is an ancient
one and built centuries before by the mysterious mound builders of the region. If these Native Americans chose this location
for a reason (and I believe they did) then it could have been because the location was a "sacred" site..in other words, a
portal to the next world.
Imagine this for a moment.... let's say that an entity came through this portal and inhabited
the area for many years before the white settlers came. When the haunting first started with the Bells, the spirit appeared
in the form of a black dog and as a giant bird. These are both symbols from American Indian mythology and it is possible that
the spirit had plagued the Indians in this location first, appearing as their mythological symbols. Perhaps the spirit had
no concept that time had passed and that new people had come to the area.
The forms of the dog and the bird quickly passed
and the haunting began with sounds of knocks, raps and guttural human sounds before it became violent. Consider the idea that
the spirit may not have known the Bells at all, but just targeted them because they lived nearby. Perhaps it spent the initial
days of the haunting learning human mannerisms, speech and language and learned of the Kate Batt's problem by simply observing
the family. Once the spirit "learned" to speak, the problems seemed to intensify.
Again, this is all speculation, but it does fit rather neatly into the profile that we have created
for a "portal" haunting and would solve some of the remaining puzzles from the Bell Witch case.
But what about the cave itself? It was never really a part of the original story of the Bell Witch,
but it has its own share of mysteries. There have been numerous strange events that have taken place here, from strange sights,
sounds, encounters, and even photographs that seem to be affected by some sort of energy in the area. As mentioned previously,
the cave is located in the side of a Red River bluff.... directly beneath the burial ground. If this location really is a
"portal"... it just might explain the bizarre events that have been reported here for decades.
But do I have any evidence
that a "portal" is located on the property? As a matter of fact, I do!
While filming at the Bell Witch Cave for the ADVENTURES BEYOND documentary, "America's Most Haunted"
in June of 1997, we inadvertently recorded a rather strange event in one of the passages of the cave. The "Adventures Beyond"
producer, Bob Schott, was using advanced optical technology that had been developed for the military during the Gulf War and
while taping, he captured a unique event on film.
Directly before the camera, in a narrow cave passage, a "doorway effect"
opened from right to left across the corridor. The doorway was unseen by all of us at the time... as were the two macabre-looking
faces that appeared in the doorway. It all happened so fast that we could not have reacted if we had seen anything. In fact,
the faces appeared in single frames... only a mere second apart. They would not be discovered until post-production, some
Unable to believe his eyes, Schott submitted the film for meticulous testing by two manufacturers of advanced
technology for the military, B.E. Meyers and Litton Industries. Both companies were skeptical of the project until they received
the tapes.... and both of them ruled the images as unexplainable!
So what does all of this mean? I will have to leave that up to you to decide....
real and do they really connect with another world, or another dimension? I believe the possibility is very strong! For now,
the theory involves a lot of speculation but I do believe it has merit and should not be dismissed without much more study
If we refuse to consider the idea, then where does that get us? Even after all of these years, the paranormal
sciences are still in the beginning stages. All that we can do right now is to speculate and theorize and try to gather as
much evidence as possible that something is out there.....