Ghost Adventures – Tor House – S07E10

image I have to admit that before I saw this episode I knew nothing of Robinson Jeffers. From the little snippets I’ve heard, I’m intrigued by his tone and mood. His poems and philosophy take on a supernatural element and he firmly believed that when he died, he would return to the house that he built, walk amongst the walls and buildings and speak with people there. He stated it as thought it were a certainty.

He was no stranger to the paranormal and neither was his wife Una. It is believed that she participated and held seances in the Hawk Tower. She welcomed the spirit world into her life and both she and her husband felt they needed to work with and be a part of the land rather than fighting against it.

Robinson also firmly believed that the rocks he built his home from would contain his energy. He makes several comments that these will aid his coming back and says he will investigate them and the ivy when he returns.

He had no doubt there was an afterlife and he would be able to travel around as he saw fit. It’s interesting to note that during the late 1800s and early 1900s, that Spiritualism was widely practiced and accepted. Most people of that time believed in a spirit world and make attempts to communicate.

So in a rather strange twist, Zak goes to visit the Tor House with his dog Grace. He admits he is unaware of the history of the house or that Robinson would return or that this year is the 50th anniversary of his death. Is this just an odd coincidence? Was Zak drawn to this location in order to try and make contact?

Had Robinson come back to visit the grounds of his former home, one that he built with his own two hands? As stated, his hands touched everyone of those rocks. His presence is everywhere.

As Billy Tolley is setting up the thermal camera it captures an figure standing in the doorway of the Tower. The door is closed and it doesn’t give off heat. Is this Una going up to perform a seance? Or is this a camera malfunction because of the fog rolling in from the Bay? It is interesting, but mere minutes later it will become more so.

Zak, Nick and Aaron climb the tower to Una’s room. It said this is the location for her seances. As Zak enters the room, while Aaron is still climbing, they hear someone say, "Welcome to …" Is this Una welcoming them? Has she been waiting for them to show up? Unfortunately, they don’t get much else out of that room.

They make their way to the death bed of Robinson. He knew he was dying and chose to pass in his own bed, while looking out the window to the Bay. He wrote this would be the end for him. When Zak tries to make contact and says he wants to speak with Robinson, a voice asks, "What is that?" quite possibly in reference to the recorder and Spirit Box Zak is holding. Is this Robinson asking how they are communicating?

Zak also asks how long Robinson said it would be until he came back. The answer comes across as "ghost". Not quite an answer to the question, but an response none-the-less. Was this Una answering the question?

With the evidence captured, has Robinson returned to check in? Is he making contact with visitors? They do capture what looks to be a distinct figure and some voices. While Robinson and his wife didn’t quite identify themselves or go out of their way to make their presences known, it does seem clear that if it’s possible, they have every intent of staying in the California home and sharing it with whoever else is around. I find this to be a very interesting story and would like to hear more about the poet and any activity that goes on there. I don’t know if Zak, Nick and Aaron have proved or disproved anything, but that have brought a fascinating story to our attention.

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One Response to Ghost Adventures – Tor House – S07E10

  • RoJoMe says:

    I agree with you completely! I knew nothing of Robinson Jeffers, but after watching this episode, I went straight to iBooks, and purchased a poem book by him because I love his views on life, death, and the afterlife.

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