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