I have many artifacts and a few books that could be considered of the 'occult' in my home. There is nada happening here in terms of spirit encounters or devil visitation, or any other such thing going on.
Everything one experiences is due to their physiological makeup and world. Our brains control everything about our own experiences. If one's mind is not trained to be a critical thinker, then superstitions and fears can overrule any otherwise logical or rational explanation that is really occurring.