James and Mandy Fiser’s dream home purchase in Pittsburgh took a dark twist as they uncovered unsettling mysteries in their new house.
Hidden Hatch: During their initial tour with the realtor, the couple missed a mysterious floor hatch in their kitchen, which sparked their curiosity.
Secret Key: Determined to unlock the mysteries, the Fisers found a key hidden inside a vent in their home office.
The Discovery: Behind an antique cupboard, they found a dimly lit basement with vintage furniture and the original blueprints of the house from 1887. However, they also discovered disturbing items like old recipes and various animal carcasses.
Gruesome Findings: Their dog, Scout, led them to another hidden vent in the living room, where they found jars with putrid liquids and more animal carcasses.
“Powwow” Ritual: The maintenance team revealed that such artifacts were linked to a traditional healing practice called “powwow,” commonly found in old Victorian houses in Pennsylvania.
It involved elements of religion and belief with health and healing.
Resolution: Despite the cultural context, the Fisers removed the unsettling artifacts to create a more comfortable living environment, putting the past behind them. They are now ready to continue building their lives in their dream home.