What if a house could ‘remember’ everything that’s happened inside it?
What if every trauma and joy was somehow locked in the walls, and that hauntings, rather than being the spirits of the dead, are the ‘imprint’ left behind by those who trod in your home before you, replayed like an old film reel in snippets?
That’s the concept behind Stone Tape theory, a form of “spooky geology” that suggests stone and rock formations can absorb events and replay them, like a VHS tape. Houses being the most prime examples of such ‘recordings,’ seeing as so much life goes on inside them.
The BBC film Stone Tape Theory explores the idea that stone retains memories.