By Remso W. Martinez
Remso W. Martinez is an Amazon bestselling author, and investigator with Argos Paranormal.
Claustrophobia- defined as a fear of tight and enclosed spaces bringing on the sensation of suffocation, crushing, and vertigo.
Claustrophobia is a condition to which neither Ryan or I suffer from, but both of us encountered and experienced it in the oddest of circumstances. When I first heard of the Graffiti House in Brandy Station, Virginia, I did not anticipate what we were dealing with. From first impressions, the house is a rather smaller building nestled in the corner of a rather quiet and docile road. It is far from what I would describe as an intimidating sight, and certainly doesn’t scream “this house is haunted.” Walking inside you are greeted by the small gift shop, then upstairs you see the infamous graffiti marked walls that give the house its namesake.
The building, truth be told, is nothing to marvel at, yet the history contained in this house can leave you fascinated for untold hours. Many men came in during the Civil War when it was being used as a hospital, but not many came out.
My fellow investigator and brother Ryan and I were told of the mysterious smells and sounds throughout the home, and even the oddest circumstances of chairs and items being moved by unseen forces. At first, all I could speculate was a mass case of mania.
For the first couple of hours of our investigation, nothing happened; nothing came over the SB7 Spirit Box and not a single flashlight turned on. As we neared 2am, our equipment would start to malfunction, batteries would start to drain, and disembodied voices and footsteps could be heard echoing from corners of the home we were not in.
This is when the forces in the space around us began to make it clear we were not welcomed. At approximately 2:30 am, we were on the second floor in the first room facing the stairway and I began to feel as though I had been flipped upside down as my breathing hit a rapid pace and I began to feel the room was spinning. I had previously suffered from chronic vertigo, so I understood the feeling, but as I looked at Ryan, I said “I feel like the room is spinning,” and he too said he began to feel lightheaded and nauseous at the same time I had.
Immediately leaving the room, we both realized we were being hit by the same sensation, and ten minutes later, we both recovered and felt normal again.
The words I use to describe what we encountered in that small room don’t do the whole investigation justice, but what we encountered during our stay at the Graffiti House, in my humble opinion, classifies the house and grounds as a substantiated haunting. From disembodied voices to physical evidence of entities beyond our realm of thought, this investigation showed me that intelligent entities are fully aware of their capabilities as they attempt to make their presence known via manifestations.
More about the history of the Graffiti House and our investigation can be seen in the second episode of our show The Witching Hour. Viewers can watch this episode now on YouTube (see below) or watch it live on select TV stations. Channel coverage and more information about how you can watch The Witching Hour can be seen by visiting www.argosparanormal.com/witchinghour