Hey Obscurians ,
I just finished reading a brilliant book of short stories called “The Stones of Muncaster Cathedral” by the writer Robert Westall. It’s not really a collection as it only contains two stories : “The Stones of Muncaster cathedral” and "Brangwyn gardens ".
Both of these tales are truly excellent works of fiction about the supernatural and deal with the theme of the buildings and their history in a very interesting way. The writer seems to suggest (a bit like Shirley Jackson’s “The haunting of hill house” and Stephen King’s “The shining”) that “ghosts” may be the residual human stories/tragedies that have played out within the history of buildings.
I was wondering , have any of you ever encountered a seemingly malevolent/ unsettling energy, vibe or atmosphere to a particular building or site ? if so what was it ? how do you explain it or rationalise it ?
It doesn’t necessarily have to be an example of anything supernatural , maybe it was just a vibe that you got that can be explainable or conversely it might have been something that seemingly defied explanation. I’m scientifically minded myself so I tend to view things through an empirical and scientific lens. However, I am interested in a social scientific sense in the subject of human experience and beliefs regarding the supernatural and so I wont judge or be dismissive or anything like that.
So , feel free to write about your experiences of strange vibes / experiences of buildings below.
Look forward to reading your replies