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BERRY: I can't believe we're back in Salem, Massachusetts.

This case is really important to us because

the last time we were here, we were here for a live,

televised investigation of the Proctor House.

Leave!

BRUNI: Salem has a lot of history.

There's so much that happened here.

You are the devil. We don't talk about the devil.

Witchcraft, witches, and 18 innocent people hanged.

Mr. Proctor?

Unstoppable. -My God.

BERRY: There's a power to Salem.

CHIP: You need to do something for the souls

that were lost in the witch trials.

Almost immediately between Amy and Dana,

there's someone joining you.

BRUNI: The dead want a voice.

We just want to help this family.

BERRY: The living need our help.

Have you always been here?

He was watching already.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

BERRY: Here we are, back again.

I can't believe we're back

on the doorstep of the Proctor House.

BERRY: The Proctor House belonged to John Proctor.

During the Salem witch trials, this wealthy land owner

was falsely accused of practicing witchcraft.

He was tried, convicted, and executed by hanging.

All the Proctor wealth was seized, and his wife, Elizabeth,

and the children spent their remaining years

trying to clear their good name.

We were here under special circumstances.

You know, we were here for a live television event.

We were here for a few hours,

but then in front of millions of people,

literally had some of the most profound paranormal experiences

that we've ever had.

BERRY: Chip was picking up on some guy who was manipulative,

controlling the space.

Dana, who was doing tarot --

when she flipped the devil card,

it was insane.

The owner of this place, Barbara --

she said some violent activity started happening.

Her daughter was pushed on the staircase.

They hear voices quite frequently.

They see shadows in the space, hear footsteps.

They started having a lot of crazy stuff go on, to the point

where they just weren't staying here that much.

She was like, "I would love to have you guys

do what you do here, not just a live special."

So here we are.

This is one of those places where we left

and I just -- I felt like

we were leaving with unfinished business.

We had four hours last time. Now we have four days.

And we need to figure out who we were talking to that night

and what they were trying to tell us.

This is gonna be an entirely different investigation,

and I think this house has a huge story

to tell beyond what we just know historically.

Well, nothing's changed.

Oh, wow.

Looks like we left this place nine months ago

and no one's been here since.

This is the same because we used this candle in the seance.

Yeah, this was where we had

our most profound experience of the evening.

We don't do a lot of seances, but we thought

if there was ever a time to try one, I would be here.

And we did and had a huge success with it,

I guess, paranormally speaking.

I'm shaking.

We've felt footsteps underneath us already since we started,

like someone walked through the room with us.

I feel like the table --

the entire table is vibrating.

The table is moving.

Why is it moving, you guys?

It's crazy moving.

This place is giving me all the feels right now.

And then this room is where -- we had the sigil in here.

Yeah. It was a great idea.

And we've worked so much with intention.

But yeah, we built this sigil.

BRUNI: A sigil is a symbol used in ritual magic.

They are created with a very specific intention.

And the idea is that you let people know that intention.

And as they focus on the sigil, they make that sigil powerful.

Our sigil was made especially for the Proctor House

and was intended to be a doorway to communicate

with whatever spirits are here.

That was one of the times where I felt like

maybe as an investigator,

we might be crossing a bit of a line

because we didn't know what was gonna happen.

And so we kind of did this crazy experiment and then we left.

Well, I brought it back.

I know.

Let's go up.

Yeah.

Shall we?

Yeah.

Yes, this room.

Yeah, this was the Proctor EVP room.

Yeah.

BRUNI: Do you know the Proctor family?

Yeah. Proctor? Did it say Proctor?

Oh, my God. Does it say Proctor?

I can't believe it.

And at that point, we didn't know if it was

John Proctor or if they were just saying the name Proctor.

But it was male.

It was so clear.

Yeah, for sure.

I think the other place was...

The attic.

...the attic!

BRUNI: Oh.

BERRY: Now, this...

So, we did a Spirit Box session here.

We did, and we got some really interesting responses.

Please speak through this box and talk to my friend Amy here.

You said you wanted to go into the attic.

You said there's things in the attic.

He knew.

Who knew? Is it about John?

Tell me the name.

I can't do that.

Why not?

We'll die.

This is one of those cases where we're focusing so much

on one major historic event here,

but this is a house with 400 years of history.

So, yes, we probably talked to John Proctor,

but who else is here?

Right.

What I really love about this

is that it's our investigation.

We don't have to worry about anyone else. It's just you and me.

The fact that we got so much activity

with a live television audience,

like, what happens when it's just us for a few days?

It's gonna be amazing.

What happens then?

BRUNI: To start off tonight's investigation,

we're bringing back Greg and Dana Newkirk,

who were both a part of the live investigation.

They specialize in occult studies,

and Dana is a practicing witch --

two skills that can churn up some activity.

BRUNI: Well, welcome back to the Proctor House, huh?

So weird to be here.

It is very weird.

One of the biggest things that happened here

when we investigated before was the fact

that Dana threw the devil card two times in a row.

[ Gasps ]

Are you kidding me?

Oh!

BERRY: Why is the devil again?

The devil again.

Tonight, we brought her back to do a tarot reading

just to do a read on the space,

because this is Dana's investigative tool

and she's had great success in the past

at interpreting the cards

and helping us figure out who it is we're talking to.

BERRY: Okay.

Whoever's here, this reading is for you,

and it might be an easier way

for you to communicate information to us.

There are details that each one of these cards possesses

that might give us a bit more information about who you are,

what your current situation is like in ways

that maybe you physically can't.

And the way I'm gonna pull today is intuitively.

I'm just gonna sort of feel it out and see what feels right.

The pentacles are property.

It's the wealth that people have amassed.

The magician.

BERRY: Mm.

This person -- they're so ingrained in their community

that they can literally make magic happen.

Death.

So, the death card.

Death is an important aspect

of that property being taken away from someone.

When you look at the reading,

this person was very focused on their property

because they're focused on looking at their property.

The magician is focused on everything

that's happening around him.

Death is focused face forward.

BERRY: No one's watching the magician.

Yeah, that the real magic is happening when no one's looking.

The devil card.

Oh, [bleep].

Really?

Wow. We're back where we left off.

Why is the devil again?

The devil again. Twice.

It was the devil face-forward again.

It's interpreted as what?

You can look at it in terms of being the devil,

but the representation is usually a person

who is manipulative, someone who is okay

inflicting that kind of action on another person.

Which is --

They don't care.

They seek -- They get enjoyment out of it.

So, I pulled three cards really quickly afterwards.

Here are the details it follows.

You're gonna be given a lot of potential pieces of information.

Some of them will be real. Some of them will be illusion.

Just don't get sucked into it.

I mean, when we were here investigating before,

we got "help me," we got the name Proctor.

What if it's not John Proctor?

What if they're using that as their charade?

They're using that as their ruse.

And these cards are telling us what to look out for.

Yeah.

I mean, we should start investigating, yeah?

We should.

I think we've started opening this door, so...

Can you pull one card

that might give us a direction for tonight?

Yeah, absolutely. Okay.

So this is for tonight?

Yeah, just one card to kind of give us a direction to go in

a little bit.

Oh, my God.

Oh...[bleep].

BERRY: Yes or no --

is that painting we call a sigil in this house?

BERRY: Ooh! Ooh.

Is it in here? Because I don't know.

-Yeah, it is. -So it knows.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

BERRY: Amy and I are in Salem, Massachusetts,

investigating the Proctor House.

We asked Greg and Dana to join us

and help figure out what spirits are here.

Dana is conducting a tarot-card reading,

and the results are unsettling.

Oh, my God. It's the devil card again.

Oh...[bleep].

I mean, I'm sorry. That is messed up.

That's the fourth time it's come up.

I'm genuinely, like, nervous.

Like, I am, like, so anxious right now.

I think someone's been hiding here,

and I think it's time for us to find out who they are.

Yeah.

DANA: This is their domain.

They're capable of creating any kind of energy in this space

because they're the magician.

Wow. So I guess proceed with caution.

BERRY: I did not expect her to throw the devil card again,

and I did not expect her to throw the devil card yet again.

The last time we did this, she said it could mean the devil,

but in this instance, it is about someone

who is controlling the situation and manipulating the situation.

And it was confirmed four-fold tonight.

BERRY: That was wild.

BRUNI: That was insane.

It is someone who's not telling the truth,

who's manipulating the scenario, and we have to figure out

what is gonna trigger...

a truthful response.

I mean, I think that when we investigated here before,

we got a really great EVP upstairs.

It said the name Proctor. So maybe we start there.

I feel you.

BRUNI: We know someone here is masquerading in some way.

Someone is pretending to be someone else

or trying to trick us.

But for some reason, this goes beyond that.

There's something more spiritual happening here.

There is something more at play than just one tricky spirit.

And I think we all know that.

All right, well, let's do an EVP session and see what happens.

Yeah, let's see what this thing wants to say.

Is there anyone in this house who wants to say something?

Do you know who John Proctor was?

What did you think of what our friend Dana

did downstairs with her cards?

Do you remember us?

Well, let's listen to this.

[ Static ]

BRUNI: Is there someone in this house? Say something.

Did it say "here"?

That was weird.

Is there someone in this house? Say something.

I said, "Is there someone in this house? Say something."

And you hear, "Here."

"Here."

My gosh, I'm getting full-body chills.

[ Static ]

That's a horn honking.

Yep.

BERRY: Do you remember us?

What is that?

"Do you remember us?"

BERRY: Do you remember us?

"Yes." A weird, raspy "yes."

Since we're dealing with a trickster,

let's go in the other room, and we'll see if it follows us.

All right, so, you know, our friend Dana was here earlier,

and her cards really made it seem like

we should be warned here,

that we should be nervous or careful.

Should we be careful?

Do you remember when we brought that special painting we did?

Yes or no -- is that painting we call a sigil in this house?

Did you come through that door?

BRUNI: You know, our friend Dana was here earlier,

and her cards really made it seem like

we should be warned here,

that we should be nervous or careful.

Should we be careful?

Do you remember when we brought that special painting we did?

BERRY: Yes or no --

is that painting we call a sigil in this house?

BERRY: Ooh! Ooh!

Okay, real talk, is it in here?

Because I don't know.

Yeah it is.

It is here.

So it knows.

Weird.

Did you come through that door?

Does it say, "I did"? Or...

You listen to it.

Did you come through that door?

"He did."

Everything that we're hearing,

we're taking with a grain of salt.

We're getting a feel for the energy of the space.

Because like we said, this is a trickster.

Yeah.

So this could be just like a little cat-and-mouse game.

This could be, you know, a genuine spirit here

trying to reach out in some way because we haven't really done

much other than the tarot reading.

So if this is what happens after the tarot reading,

I don't know what's going to happen

after we do our next experiment.

Yeah. We're gonna have to be careful.

You know, tonight we got some more clues,

we got some great activity, we got really powerful EVPs.

Not any closer to figuring out who's here,

but when we start bringing that same level of energy

into the house as we did last time, what's going to happen?

BERRY: During the live event, Chip stunned us

with some of the impressions he received.

Now, without him knowing we're back,

we're gonna see what he picks up on this time.

Amy Bruni!

BRUNI: Hey, Chip, how's it going?

I'm good. How are you?

Good.

So, we're in a location,

and we wanted to get your thoughts on it.

And we just figured we'd do a quick little video call

and walkthrough of the house.

So can you just kind of give us your first impressions

of the space that we're in?

The first word that comes to me is "death."

Significant death.

Like, a lot of people would know about this death.

Okay, that makes sense.

A slap.

BRUNI: Chip?

BERRY: Hey!

Hey, hey. Hey, hey, hey, hey.

Has there been any sort of physicality

going on in the space with either of you?

Not with us, but with you.

Guys, he's still there.

-Who? Who do you think it is? -John Proctor.

And that's in this room particularly,

or just in the house itself?

All over the house.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

BRUNI: We're back at the Proctor House in Salem, Massachusetts,

home of the Proctor family,

whose patriarch was falsely accused of witchcraft

and executed by hanging.

We reached out to Chip Coffey,

who's been getting physical impressions

from whatever spirits are here.

Has there been any sort of physicality

going on in the space with either of you?

Not with us, but with you.

Maybe we should flip the camera around.

See if it rings a bell for you.

[ Gasps ] Of course it does.

I got slapped at that [bleep] table.

That's right.

That house creeped me the [bleep] out, just so you know.

Well, then let's go -- We'll start here

with the seance room.

Guys, he's still there.

Who? Who do you think it is?

John Proctor.

Okay.

You know what I just got told in my head?

"You've just walked into hell."

Okay. Let's go into the sigil room.

Yeah.

So, here is the sigil room.

In my head, I just heard the words,

"Ask me and I will help."

Was it a male or female?

-Female. -Oh, a female.

And that's in this room particularly,

or just in the house itself?

All over the house.

All right. Maybe we'll go upstairs?

Yeah.

BERRY: So, we were in here last night, and we got

some really interesting EVPs, and I'm wondering,

are the readings you're getting from these individuals truthful

or do you think there is a sense of fabrication or manipulation?

If you're having trouble with believing what you're getting

on EVPs, if somebody's being either a liar

or a trickster or something, go to the women.

Got it.

All right.

All right, well, we'll see you later, then. Thank you, Chip.

Bye.

BRUNI: We feel like we have a bit of a trickster here

or someone who will try to manipulate the situation

if they know our next move.

So we've decided to discuss all of our major experiments

and plans outside the space.

BRUNI: Hey, guys, good morning.

Welcome back.

Good morning.

Hey, guys. Thanks for meeting us outside.

We cannot talk about "plan of attack"

inside this house.

Especially since we're doing experiments and things

where we're gonna be ramping up the energy.

We kind of don't want them to know what's coming.

We may have a way to guard against that.

How so?

Remember how Dana cast a circle in the house last time?

I cast this circle in perfect love and perfect trust.

What do you think about casting a circle

around the entire house? -[ Gasps ]

I think that's a great idea.

Yeah.

Especially in light of what we want to do

because we have a crazy idea for an experiment.

Ooh.

So, last time, when we were doing the live television event,

we had the sigil.

And since we don't have a live television audience this time,

we thought we would put it out

virtually on our social media platforms

and then maybe just type what the intention is

and then see what that does to the activity here.

Oh, yeah.

It's worth it.

That's gonna work really well.

BRUNI: I hope.

I mean, it's also slightly terrifying.

So, we're gonna get the sigil set up.

We're not gonna go live yet until we're all ready

and physically prepared.

And then you can set the protection around the house

-Perfect. -...while we're doing that.

This is a bit intense.

Yeah. All right.

All right. Let's do it. -DANA: All right, we trust you.

So, at the moment, we are a bit split up.

Dana is going to cast a very large circle of protection

around the entire John Proctor house...

Earth is my body. Air is my breath.

...while Greg, Adam, and I set up a sigil that we used

during the live investigation.

I think that for people who aren't familiar with sigils,

they can come off as being something dangerous

or like an evil symbol, but it's really just all about

whatever intention they were infused with.

So, we're about to go live

on all of our social media platforms for this sigil.

And we are going to use everyone at home

who doesn't know what we're doing to help us

heighten the energy in the space.

In 3, 2, 1.

BRUNI: All right, we're live.

Now we just have to wait for the sun to set.

Yeah.

BRUNI: Now that we have reopened the sigil, Adam, Chip.

Greg, Dana, and I are going to have a seance.

The goal is to bring all of our energy together

and try to get some real answers on who's here

and what they want.

Here we are, back again.

Back again.

Yeah.

Chip, did you notice what we did online at all?

I just saw the sigil.

Yeah.

So, we have everyone concentrating out there

on the intention of this is a doorway.

They have no idea why.

But 27,000 people watched that video of the sigil.

Almost immediately, between Amy and Dana,

there's someone joining.

Someone kind or someone we need to worry about?

I don't like this person.

Okay.

Male or female?

It's male.

Chip says he's here, so if you are here,

can you do something to get our attention

to show us that you are here?

Do you feel the table shaking again?

I feel like the table --

The entire table is vibrating.

The table is moving.

Why is it moving, you guys?

It's crazy moving.

There's a vibration.

Yeah.

Do you feel that? That inside the...

You cannot hide from us.

We know you're here.

What is your purpose?

Are you always here or do you just come when we call?

Do you need us to do something for you?

What do you think of our sigil?

I've got answers in my head.

Oh, you do?

Here's the answers. What are you doing here?

"I am keeping others from telling the truth."

Are you here always

or do you just come when we are calling you?

"I am always here."

Is there anything you want to say to us?

And the response was, "Leave!"

Mm.

If there is anyone here, specifically the protector...

Hazard.

...we want to know who you are and why you're here.

Executed.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

BERRY: We're in Salem, Massachusetts, investigating the Proctor House.

The spirits here are speaking to us, but they are not happy.

CHIP: Is there anything you want to say to us?

And the response was, "Leave!"

Mm.

And then you said, "What do you think of the sigil?"

And one quick response -- "Devil's work!"

Mm.

Hmm.

Well, maybe we start with the cards.

DANA: Yeah, let's pull some cards.

Okay.

I'm gonna pull a few.

This is a person who is a part of their community,

worked very, very hard.

I feel like they're still very focused on whatever it was

that they were doing in life.

This.

Yeah.

I think that there have been people who have come here,

their energies tried to push this person out,

even if it's just unconsciously like...

Right.

..."This is my home. I live here now."

So this is someone who just kind of comes out

in situations like this, like he's probably spying,

but not letting himself be known too much.

It could be just that initial, like, protective energy,

like, "This is our home."

But then we come in and we're like,

"Let's just open this up."

It's true.

We're literally coming into this person's space.

We're practicing magic,

and we're we're calling ourselves witches.

And we have to remember that this person would not understand

what it means, what it actually means.

Maybe we do an EVP session and ask the spirits

what its intentions are.

We're here for answers.

Talk to us.

Whoever you are, we're viewing you

as a protector of this home.

Are we saying the right thing now?

Are we understanding that you are a protector?

Are you laid to rest nearby?

What can we do for you?

Were you accused of being a witch?

Are we saying the right thing now?

Are we understanding that you are a protector?

Ooh!

Ooh!

Did that say "protector"?

It did!

It did.

Are we saying the right thing now?

Are we understanding that you are a protector?

BERRY: Oh, my God.

So clear.

Question about the protector.

People like us or or people doing what we do have

sort of created a dilemma and a problem

for this individual in this space specifically.

Maybe he is calling us devils.

I'm wondering that.

According to the definition of that card,

we are acting as the devil.

Yeah.

The devil's work.

Devil's work.

If you could pull one more card to see what they think about us.

Oh, my God!

No.

Oh, my God!

You did not pull the devil card.

I did, I just did.

Oh, my God.

That does not happen.

It's like, "You are the devil. We don't talk about the devil.

Stop talking about the devil." To them, we are the devil.

It has told us now five times. We get it.

And so I feel like what we do is we close this down

and then we investigate

and try to figure out exactly who this person is

and reassure them that our intentions are kind ones.

All right. Well, thank you, Chip.

We will be in touch.

Let me know how it goes.

We will.

BERRY: Sitting at that table with Greg and Dana today,

there was something there that was real, palpable.

You could almost taste it, and I think we need to harness

whatever that is and bring our expertise together.

I mean, we know from the homeowner

that these spirits can get violent

and they push people downstairs.

Tomorrow, I think we need to show the spirits in this house

that don't mean them any harm, we want to help them,

we want to make the burden

of trying to protect this house a little bit easier.

BERRY: Do we think that it's something specifically related

to this house, or is this a bigger picture?

My feeling is that it is the Proctor family

who had this terrible thing happen.

They lived in this house for generations.

And then we walk in and we start talking about the witch trials.

And so they're, like, protecting the house against that

or protecting themselves.

Like, they don't want to talk about it.

Like, they learned you just don't talk.

If you talk, you get hanged.

You know, how many times

has a spirit been mistaken for something evil or mean

just because they were trying to protect themselves?

All the time.

Yeah, so...

But now we have to figure out how to help them and fix it.

Yeah.

We have spirits that are really upset and really afraid,

and we need to calm them down and get them to talk to us.

And we are going to do that with Greg and Dana.

We are trying to help these individuals.

And if they don't talk to us and they don't give us

any information, we can't help them.

We have to keep going and push further.

Tonight, we wanted to try the Spirit Box experiment

in a little different way this time.

We're gonna have one person connected to the Spirit Box

and the other person listening to the original Spirit Box

called the Frank's Box.

GREG: The Frank's Box is basically the proto ghost box.

This is something that was created by a man

by the name of Frank Sumption.

All modern ghost boxes that are used today come from these.

There were only about 130 of them

ever made before Frank died.

And there was something definitely different

about Frank's boxes.

BRUNI: Adam and Greg are going to be asking us questions

so we won't be able to see them or hear them during this.

And so we'll see if we can get in touch

with whoever this person is that is the protector.

Okay, here we go.

So if there is anyone here,

specifically the protector...

Hazard.

...we are trying to help you.

We want to know who you are and why you're here.

Executed.

Okay.

GREG: We're listening.

It's between us.

You're --

BRUNI: John.

BRUNI: Sir, remember me?

Yes.

It seems like they are talking to each other

instead of talking to us.

BRUNI: Impressive.

Damn it.

Okay, we get that you're talking to these two.

Creation.

Are we creating something around the space?

It's you.

God.

Our father, who art in Heaven,

hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come,

thy will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Life is precious.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

BERRY: We're conducting a group experiment

inside the Proctor House.

Dana's listening to the Spirit Box,

and Amy's dialed into the Frank's Box,

and both of them are getting responses.

Are we creating something around the space?

It's you.

Can you hear me?

Yes.

-We can hear you very well. -DANA: John.

Okay. John, are you the protector?

John.

We want to find a way to help you because --

You.

What we --

Mr. Proctor?

Unstoppable.

Do you consider the family here that owns this house...

Work with me.

...protectors?

Shush.

I'm sorry.

Don't tell.

She said, "Shush." She said, "I'm sorry."

And then she says, "Don't tell."

Mm-hmm.

So there's two people we're dealing with here.

Yeah.

One of them doesn't want the other to talk.

Why can't the other one talk?

Damn it.

Shush.

They stole us, you see.

Why are you asking?

Oh, my God, they're worried that if this happens,

people will accuse them and they'll get hurt again.

Pray for him.

Do you want prayer?

Our father, who art in Heaven,

hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come,

thy will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses

as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Life is precious.

See? We know prayers.

You can feel safe in our environment.

Better.

Thank you.

It is better.

Tell them.

GREG: You can talk.

Yeah. What we are doing.

They're okay with it now.

Yeah.

The ability...

Yes.

She's talking again.

Yes.

Keep going.

...has receded a little.

The ability has receded a little.

He's in the house.

Okay, okay.

Yeah, yeah. Okay.

[ Oscillating static ]

Are you okay? Are you all right?

I'm fine.

How do you feel right now?

A little weird.

Can you describe it in any way?

So, there's a man talking, like, full sentences,

like he was desperately trying to explain himself.

I also heard a female, like,

desperately saying the name John.

Dana?

Like, whoever I was listening to was trying to validate somebody.

But I had no context for any of what was going on.

That was the most incredible thing I've ever --

I'm getting choked up about it. Like, that was --

Really? Like, what happened?

Whoever was speaking through you wasn't being allowed to talk

by whoever was speaking through you.

You you were scared...

-BERRY: Terrified. -...of them talking.

You would try to talk, and you would go, "Shh."

And then you would stop talking.

The only time you started talking freely

and giving information was after you said, "Pray for me."

And Adam said the Lord's Prayer.

And then you were able to speak.

And you said, "Listen to her."

You kept saying, "Listen to her."

You gave her permi-- gave this person permission.

There were two people here.

Yes.

This one on the right was controlling the one on the left

because they're both, I think, seemingly terrified

of the outcome and what can happen to them.

Yes.

That was insane, y'all.

I mean, like, for real, flat-out,

that was the most incredible thing.

BERRY: The emotion that I was feeling at the end of that moment

was one of almost relief because our job is to help them.

Our job is to figure out what they need and what they want.

At this point in the investigation,

we know that these two individuals protect this house.

They also are protecting their family

and they're protecting themselves.

Tomorrow, I think we need to show these spirits

we want to help them, we want to make the burden

of trying to protect this house a little bit easier.

GREG: Hey, guys.

BERRY: Hey!

BRUNI: Welcome back.

Good to be back.

So, I got to watch that entire Spirit Box moment last night,

and it was really crazy.

They are afraid for their safety.

They're afraid of other people coming into this space

doing the same thing that we're doing.

Our biggest concern is that if they don't understand

that what we're doing here is not dangerous,

they could act out even more than they already are.

We have to bind the sigil, take it out of the space.

BRUNI: If we walked out of this house right now,

It would be worse off than it was when we arrived.

[ Indistinct whispering ]

BRUNI: Our experiments have actually antagonized the spirits

to the point that it's gotten worse.

We need to correct that immediately.

BRUNI: Our biggest concern is that if they don't understand

that what we're doing here is not dangerous,

they could act out even more than they already are.

So is there something maybe that we could do

to ease that burden a bit, right?

Yeah, because honestly, like,

if we walked out of this house right now,

it would be worse off than it was when we arrived.

I think we have to bind the sigil.

Yes.

Get rid of the sigil, take it out of the space,

and then there's the matter of cleansing the space out.

DANA: So, I brought with me my set of crystal singing bowls.

And I think that as far as bringing this place

to a really high, positive vibrational

kind of energy, we can absolutely do that.

And then the other thing that I was thinking,

if we bring some graveyard dirt from maybe Proctor's grave,

what we're doing is we're consecrating the home.

And it is, in a way, gonna give them

a lot more ability to feel safe in this space.

And you putting the graveyard dirt down, the front door

or the back doors are the best place,

like a perfect line right along the door.

Okay, and that's what we do tomorrow when we leave.

Yes.

I think that these spirits

are always here in a protective sense,

but we came in and just kind of poked at them with the thing

that they fear most.

The fact that we are bringing up the witch trials,

doing all of this kind of spiritual,

strange work that would make them think

that we were going down that path,

and that path for them resulted in a really insane local trial

and their father being executed,

if you assume this is the Proctor family.

BERRY: So, right now, Amy and I are gathering dirt

from what we presume to be the land John Proctor owned.

BRUNI: I always love when Greg and Dana are here

because they practice ritual magic

and they always have us do things

that we would never do without them here.

I like that idea of having something that is

so important to this land

and what happened to this family.

GREG: Just put it right up on the table.

BERRY: We always try to communicate honestly

with who we're trying to speak to, and we speak to them

and we communicate with them from a place of compassion

and understanding, and closing the sigil

should prevent any outside energy

from coming into the house.

We need to show the spirits in this house

that we don't mean them any harm.

GREG: This doorway is closed until we need to open it again.

Okay.

BERRY: Okay, so then we get out of the house?

Get out of the house.

Let's go.

BRUNI: So, what are we doing here?

These are the singing bowls, right?

These are the singing bowls, and so I'm gonna set them out

basically in the shape of a pentagram.

So we'll have five points to our star,

and then we'll start the ceremony.

One thing that Dana has been working with

is her crystal singing bowls.

It's a very calming

kind of environment that she creates with these.

She also brought up the fact that she would do

some sort of ritual associated with those

that would kind of bring down the energy in the house.

You guys ready?

-Yeah, ready. -We are ready.

[ Tone resonates ]

For me as an investigator, it's less about what the ritual

is going to do and more about showing these spirits

that we can do this ritual and that it won't do anything bad.

I want them to see this as a peaceful religion

and they have nothing to worry about.

[ Tone resonates ]

Amazing. Thank you.

BERRY: I'm sure they heard you.

You guys have been phenomenal as always.

I hope we helped.

Absolutely.

You 1,000 percent did.

BERRY: Now that we've closed the sigil

and cleaned the house with the singing bowls,

things should be calmer here.

But Amy and I need to investigate

a little more to be sure.

BRUNI: We could just go do one more EVP session.

BERRY: Okay.

I mean, this is where we got

those two crazy EVPs on day one.

Yes. So maybe we try here.

Yeah.

This is Amy and Adam, and we've been here a few days.

Is there anybody here with us now?

We know that you'll probably always be here

protecting the house quietly,

as you have been up until we walked in,

so we just wanted to make sure

that you've gone back to being quiet.

Are you at peace?

Here we go.

[ Static ]

BRUNI: This is Amy and Adam, and we've been here a few days.

BERRY: Is there anybody here with us now?

BRUNI: We know that you'll probably always be here

protecting the house quietly,

as you have been up until we walked in,

so we just wanted to make sure

that you've gone back to being quiet.

BERRY: Are you at peace?

[ Static crackles ]

That was me turning it off.

That was it.

Yeah. That was me turning off.

All right. We're good.

I feel good giving the house back to them.

I feel like it is quiet in here.

Now, we've given them ample opportunity

to let themselves be known.

We have investigated.

We have talked to them.

I don't feel anything here.

I think we're good.

I think the first time we came here to investigate,

we hit them with a ton of bricks all at once.

I mean, it was so quick that we couldn't make a resolution

or resolve the issue.

And now we have.

Yeah.

This case was incredible from start to finish.

And I think the biggest moment for me was when we discovered

that we were the problem,

that we were the ones manipulating the situation.

We were the ones that they didn't want in the space

talking about the witch trials, and we were sorry.

For me, that is a humbling thing.

And I feel more connected to the space than I ever have before.

But I'm gonna give it some time.

I'm gonna step away,

and I'm gonna let this house sit here

and be the pillar of history that it actually is.

And when I do return,

I hope that the spirits here welcome me with open arms.

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