I'm pretty sure that Violet said Croatoan in season 1 to try and get rid of the spirits in the house. Croatoan was the ritualistic thing to get rid of the vengeful spirits on the land. What if their connected???!!!
When we bought the house, I assumed the scratches on th inside of the basement door were from a dog, but the neighbors say the previous owners didn't have one. This morning, the scratches had multiplied.