In 1990, Steve Lee and his family moved into what they thought was their dream home, but what would soon become one the most documented and debated hauntings in modern history. When Steve Lee and his wife Beth discovered the log home in the Black Forest region of northern Colorado, they rented it, but purchased it one year later in 1991.
It wasn’t long after closing on the Black Forest home, that strange things began to happen. Lights and other electronic devices would turn on or off by themselves. Unexplained noises could constantly be heard, including what sounded like footsteps on the roof and the distinct sound of orchestra music playing. Their children soon started to tell stories of “shadow people” and odd lights in their room. Like many other famous hauntings, the paranormal events seemed to become more frequent and dangerous as time progressed.
Soon, the Lee family began to smell chemical like odors that were so strong that their with burning eyes and throats would burn. Thinking that the only explanation for the strange events inside of their new home was pranksters, Steve installed cameras with motion detectors throughout the home, in hopes of catching who might be trying to scare them out of the home. However, the system would soon be sounding alarms when no one was around.
There were also over 62 unexplainable break ins at the Lee property. The local sheriff’s department opened an investigation in early 1993 but could never find the source of the break ins or evidence of any crime. Steve would soon begin to notice that security photos and videos had strange streaks of light in them, and what looked like faces even appeared on some. Thinking that the strange pictures were due to a bad camera, Steve soon purchased more cameras..All with the same results. He continued to capture unexplainable light phenomena such as beams, glowing orbs, and faint apparitions of human figures. Steve and Beth finally started to believe that something paranormal might be responsible for the phenomena. They decided to contact the “Sightings” television show for help.
A film crew was sent to their home and documented what the Lees had reported. While the “Sightings” crew was there, cameras flipped off their tripods and fell to the floor for no apparent reason. A member of the film crew even claimed that she felt a spirit go into her in what she believed was an effort to take over her body.
When the “Sightings” crew returned several months later, they brought along psychic investigator, Peter James. Upon his arrival, he sensed a powerful psychic energy vortex and ultimately felt that a closet on the second floor was the gateway to the “other side.” A nearby mirror frequently reflected apparitions and floating faces and James believed those were spirits searching for the life they once had. Many pictures of the mirror were enhanced and showed countless faces gazing back.
A Hopi shaman once claimed that the area is a “rainbow vortex,” one of just a few psychic energy spots on earth that supposedly connects our world with the spiritual realm. Scientists, electromagnetic experts, quantum physicists, and the best paranormal researchers in the country have been to the Lee home, and all agree it is a very active site. Some also believe that an energy coming from under the house is responsible for the activity.
The footage captured at the home has become one of the most talked about examples of paranormal evidence ever captured. While some say it isn’t evidence at all, the footage has managed to confuse many scientists and investigators even today.
In more recent years, it was reported that Robert and Beth Lee came to accept their home. However, it has been reported in recent months that the Black Forest home is up for sale. The Lees have apparently had enough.