I am responding to one of the items in today's grail menu about the "superstition" of attaching elaborate mythologies to objects. In the Haunted Collector video series the whole thrust of the show is finding and then removing from homes objects that have malicious or mischievous energies attached to them. Usually the haunting ceases when the object is taken away. One sees this same phenomenon in some of the other ghost busting type shows. Just last week I watched an episode of Paranormal State about a haunted old piano that started up badness as soon as it was brought into a home. It had to be removed from the home finally and smashed up and be buried in the ground. The weirdness in the home ceased immediately when the piano was hauled away.
It should not be surprising that objects can hold energy. If the walls of a home can hold energy then anything can for instance. Stone is often a good vessel for residual energies. The most haunted parts of my dad's haunted ranch house were the stone chimneys. Ghosts were most often seen in the immediate vicinity of those chimneys. The last significant uptick in haunting happened when the house was thoroughly cleaned and the furniture dragged out on the lawn as part of the process. That irritated hell out of the resident spirits and put them into poltergeist overdrive, so obviously it is really all about objects and matter.
I am continually amazed by how some of these theorists seem to be completely ignorant of what is now being thoroughly chronicled about these subjects on television. I suspect this is a willful ignorance that allows them to stay stuck in comfy old grooves.
Here is the Youtube master page for the series: