My signifcant and other and I are huge fans of all things horror. We love horror movies (mostly the old ones), reading about the paranormal, cemetaries and the Halloween season. Our home is filled with skulls, bones, masks and all other oddities. While we love horror movies, we equally enjoy documentaries. So when a documentary called "SPOOKERS" came on Amazon Prime we were more than a little thrilled to get both of our favorites-- horror and a documentary--rolled into one.
Of course we love fun houses (though my taste for them died out once I hit my twenties, but I appreciate the work that goes into them) and of course- we love haunted houses! You would think I would be excited for a documentary like this. But.....my taste and opinion changed the moment that they said the entire event is held in an old insane asylum. My trigger bell started dinging like there was a fire brewing--and there was. I was so pissed.
The "fun house of horror" is located inside the Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital in Auckland New Zealand. Kingseat Psychiatric Hospital, was built in 1932 and at its peak housed 850 patients. It was so large it even had its own morgue. So whats the issue?
I am all for ghost hunting and being a respectul paranormal investigator, and we all in the paranormal world know, that asylums are great places to start investigating. However, doing an investigation and starting an attraction inside in an aslyum are two different things.
As someone who is psychic and works within a spiritual practice that venerates the dead, I was so offended and felt so terrible for the souls still stuck within the asylum. Believe it or not, these ghosts do not even know they are there. They had no self awareness (and those that did? I can only imagine how it felt!) of what was happening or why. No one asks to be mentally ill. Its sad and horrible. To me the worst part of having an attraction like this within an asylum is the kicking up the dust of the residual energy that is there. Do these ghosts feel they are still trapped in their mind when they attraction is going on? The whole time we watched before we ended it, all I kept saying was "these poor souls." You are the same in death as you are in life. Imagine being trapped, not only in your own mind but in a building -- that you had spent time, maybe died in--and people dressed as crazy sadistic doctors, evil clowns--things you probaply have seen during a hallucination while alive--happening night after night in the living world? There is no peace in this. It made me sad and it made me angry. And frankly it made me feel that these people who are a making profit for having the additional scare of a spook show in an asylum without respect or honor for the former patients and the dead--deserve whatever comes there way spiritually.