This is another in my series that presents you with a client's haunted house scenario for you to tell me how you would handle it.
The house was about 50 years old. Not old by most standards, except for Arizona where that was considered historic. The homeowner complained of footsteps in the hall, whispering voices and lots of electrical issues. This was an impressive constellation of issues that often come together in a haunting. To top it off, the land was atop of the ancient HoHoKam (ancient tribe that disappeared without explanation) canals where there seemed to be a lot of activity in that part of town. What the homeowner reported was pretty typical for issue in that particular part of The Valley.
She and her family checked out as very normal people. They were preparing to move, so the house was partially packed. She wondered at first if taking down her Catholic idolatry might have instigated things, but upon questioning, activity seemed to be present most of the years they had lived there.
When asked if her visiting adult children were experiencing the issues when they stayed, she said that they had mentioned hearing various sounds of footsteps in the hall, not distinct, but more like sliding or dragging and problems with their computers and lamps turning off.
When asked for one impressive event, she said her cat seemed to be very sensitive to the problems. He followed her down the hall while she as doing chores one day and the sat in the entry way and stared at the light on the wall in the hall and it suddenly turned on. She made an immediate connection between the two things and assumed the cat saw something she did not.
With that unusual feature, the study of the home began. How would you go about this task?