I am writing a paper on why people ascribe certain qualities to certain places. I seem to recall an experiment where the subjects used a virtual reality system to navigate a completely fictional computer-generated underground space. A significant number of them chose the same 'spookiest place' and IIRC some quoted some spaces as being colder then others. I recall that it was a response to the claim that since so many people reported feeling of unease in a certain spot in an allegedly haunted house then it must be of supernatural origin. The common response to a fictional place seems to help disprove this claim.
I currently have a section on people ascribing positive emotions and responses to places but I am looking for the fear and anxiety response to a place.
Does anyone know of this experiment and can direct me to a paper? I have been searching most of the morning but cannot find anything.