The Funhouse Effect

Posted: October 28, 2017 in General

  In a recent investigation that the Wolf Paranormal team went on, it was noticed that the floors, counters, shelves, and even door frames were all slightly off level by a degree or two. While this may not normally be significant, in situations where paranormal activity is possibly occurring, the slightly off-level surfaces have the ability to create an even greater distortion in the mind.

While on-site for the investigation, we began calling the vertigo-inducing effect of the uneven surfaces the “Funhouse Effect.” If you’ve ever gotten that dizzy feeling in a fun house where the mirrors and walls were all messed up, you may be able to relate to the feeling this residence caused us to have. While the residence was quite beautiful, it was sometimes disorienting to walk over uneven floors, or glance down a hallway at the shelves. To clarify, we are not talking a massive tilt on objects. No; here, the misalignments were a mere degree or two. But, that was enough to create a feeling of wobbliness at times.

Research after the investigation showed that we are not the first team to use the phrase “Funhouse Effect”, and it has even been attributed to places such as the famed Winchester House in California. That being said, we still think it is an interesting avenue to explore. To what extent can the Funhouse Effect mess with your mind? And how does it relate to paranormal activity?

While the investigation is still ongoing, I can not release anything conclusive as to whether or not there was paranormal activity occurring. But, what I can tell you is that we believe that the Funhouse Effect could potentially lead to paranormal activity. I am not suggesting a full-blown tulpa, but perhaps the cause-to-effect of believing something is off that might lead to accidentally inviting the paranormal into a given location. If this were to be the case, it would almost be a perfect example of a self-fulfilling prophecy… or, perhaps, a self-fulfilling haunting…

If you have ever experienced this “Funhouse effect”, or if you have any theories on this topic, we would love to hear from you!

— Noelle M.
Team Investigator and PR liaison

Every now and then, something comes our way that leaves us scratching our heads in uncertainty. We examine it and talk about it and examine it some more, searching for valid possibilities to explain the situation. Most times, we are able to find the answers; other times, we’re not – and it’s those other times that brings us here now.

This past weekend, Holly’s husband was out hiking in the Kananaskis area.  One of the places he visited was a man-made stream just off the highway.  The photographs below were taken in sequence with a Nikon Coolpix 20.1 megapixels digital camera.  There was a 2-3 second delay between each picture. The area in question has been circled to make it easier to identify the reason we are sharing these photos.

During the examination, Noelle caught something opposite the circled areas. The same substance was present in the first two images, but not in the third – as shown below:


While we haven’t found a logical explanation for these anomalies, we are not suggesting they are paranormal. We have been able to rule out lens flare, reflection, dust, scratches or cracks inside the lenses, and fingerprints and/or other oil-based objects on the outside of the lens. According to Holly’s husband, these anomalies were not visible to the naked eye at the time the photographs were taken.

What are your thoughts? Can you explain these markings? We’d love to hear from you!

We are pleased to announce that our team’s demonologist and researcher, Paul, will be sharing his knowledge and opinions about this aspect of the paranormal here on this blog.  In the coming weeks, his first article will appear. As we’ve done for Robyn with the “Debunker’s Den”, a new category for Paul will be appearing on the sidebar. We are giving it the working title, “Devil’s Advocate”.

This is a wonderful way for our team to stay in touch with our followers and we hope to add more over time.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Thanks for sticking with us…