Would you buy a haunted house?

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    logic,commonsenseposted 13 years ago

    Watching HGTV's first time homebuyer, there was a dude on there that had to have the house he was planning on buying, exorcised of spirits before he'd finalize the contract.  He was a teacher and a coach!  You could tell his girl friend thought he was a bit strange! 
    Would you be concerned about spirits in a house you were buying?

    1. Flightkeeper profile image65
      Flightkeeperposted 13 years ago

      Why not, I can make my own reality show. big_smile

    2. Ivorwen profile image65
      Ivorwenposted 13 years ago

      I wouldn't worry about it, unless it was the reason the house was on the market... then I think I would want to look into it carefully. 

      If you are aware of the paranormal, I think you are going to find it to some extent where ever you go.  If you aren't aware, it is unlikely to ever bother you, unless it is really obvious.

    3. Hotplate profile image59
      Hotplateposted 13 years ago

      I've lived in haunted houses my entire life.  I grew up in one, rented an old turn of the century house that was haunted and have now owned two houses that strange occurances are normal.  I would much rather own something old and rich with history (and former residents) than a shiny new cookie cutter house that looks exactly like everything else on the block.

    4. prettydarkhorse profile image61
      prettydarkhorseposted 13 years ago

      yes, I will make it beautiful with all draperies and I will make a garden, make each room homey with flowers, bright wall paints and all.

      I will burn incense to drive the spirits away, LOL

    5. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 13 years ago

      I don't think I can perceive ghosts and the like. So, even if a house were haunted, I don't think I'd ever notice it.

    6. Disturbia profile image61
      Disturbiaposted 13 years ago

      I already bought my "haunted house" or at least my kids say it's haunted. I've even written a hub about it.  I fell madly in love with the house the moment I saw it and knew I had to have it.  Both my daughters say they have been seeing and talking to a "ghost lady" for years. They say it's her house and because she likes us, she lets us live there... just imagine if she didn't like us... LOL. I used to think they said it just to get attention, but it's been going on for a very long time. Other people seem to notice a calming and peaceful atmosphere in the house and have commented on it.  I have friends who come over just to destress there because the vibes are so good.

      The original house was built back in the 1800s and it has been renovated and remodeled several times.  The "ghost lady" seems to like the space between the original kitchen and the new dining room which was added as part of a new addition by the previous owner. My dogs also seem to love sitting in that same space between the two rooms and have even dragged their blankets and bedding there. I move them back to where they are supposed to be, but eventually they end up right back between the two rooms. 

      Now my 3 year old grandson seems to notice something in the house too.  He will sit in his chair at the kitchen table during meal time and suddenly he'll just look up and stare towards the dining room, pointing and laughing as if something very amusing were happening there. The girls of course say it's our "ghost lady" but I have not ever seen her and I'm not sure I believe any of it.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

      I probably wouldn't care, as a wise man once said, "It's not the dead that you should ever worry about because they can't hurt you if you don't believe in them.  It's the people that are alive that you need to worry about, as they CAN hurt you." However, I wouldn't worry about it, unless this phantom ghosts has a history of tenants winding up dead with no clue as to who might be responsible.  if that's the case, then I'd probably pass on the house.  sure, it might be one helluva a coincidence, but i wouldn't take my chances.  lol.

    8. Denise Handlon profile image85
      Denise Handlonposted 13 years ago

      if the price was right...like, free.

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      Toby Hansenposted 13 years ago

      Of course I would.
      The cottage I rent at the moment has at least two spirits/ghosts attached to it.
      My late grandmother's house was also home to a poltergeist.
      I once lived in a Victorian townhouse that had the spirit of a young girl who had died on the property around the turn of the last century.

      Sleep well, everybody.

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      annmackiemillerposted 13 years ago

      I did! the post office house had several

    11. Time4Travel profile image59
      Time4Travelposted 13 years ago

      That depends if the ghosts are nice or not...

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      Travis_S_Musicposted 13 years ago

      I currently live in a haunted house (: It's not all that bad! I named the ghost in my house Freddy, and he has a tendency to move things around, open doors, turn lights/tvs on and off, tear down the curtains and just kinda let you know he's there smile

    13. theseus profile image71
      theseusposted 13 years ago

      If the ghost looks like and is as friendly as casper,why not? LOL.I'm far more afraid of real people who are drug addicts and rapists.smile

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        Travis_S_Musicposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        But you can fight back real people! Some invisible entity throwing things at you and taking over your body in some way or another isn't all that easy to fight against tongue

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          theseusposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          True they are not at all easy to fight against but I can hire someone to drive them away (someone like Dean and Sam Winchester,haha). I can also put garlic and salt all over the house to get ride of the ghost..haha.But real people? I cannot drive away, that easily.

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            Travis_S_Musicposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Sure you can just grab a knife or a gun big_smile they're the humans garlic and holy water xD

    14. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

      I don't believe in haunted houses, and yet, if I were looking for a house and the issue came up, I probably would just eliminate it as a possibility.  I don't know...   I have a low bar when it comes to screening out anyone/anything that has some "issues".  The minute some issue shows up, I just figure, "Screen it out.  There are always other fish in the sea."  Even from just the standpoint of having trouble re-selling it, I can't see bothering with it.

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      Neville Walkposted 13 years ago

      Even though I have had a ghostly encounter in my home, seeing the elderly lady who previously lived here, I still don't believe in ghosts.  Most of my family have had so-called ghostly experiences.  My mom grew up in a house where several strange things happened, yet she too does not believe in ghosts.  Such expereinces, whilst seeming very real at the time are I believe entirely psychological and can be explained rationally.  So, if I was told that a house I was about to buy was haunted, it would not worry me  at all.  With a bit of luck, it might knock a bit off the price of the house.

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        Travis_S_Musicposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        So you're saying that, say something happens to just fly off a shelf and be thrown at you but nothing is around to do it, there is a psychological explanation for it? >.< But that is true, that if a house has a history, it would knock the price down (:

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          Neville Walkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          I don't mean that physical events, such as things flying off a shelf will have a psychological explanation, I refer instead to the seeing or hearing of ghosts.  Most ghostly expereinces take place, when people are lying in bed.  The ghost, which stands at the bottom of the bed seems to be the most common.  This would suggest that the experiencer was in fact in a dream state, however real it seemed at the time.

          My dad moved into a house several years ago, because it was believed to be haunted.  It had been empty for many years, because the previous owner had put an axe through his wife's head.  After this, it was believed to be haunted by her spirit.  This house was rented by my dad at a fraction of the normal rent because if its reputation.

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            Travis_S_Musicposted 13 years agoin reply to this

            I understand (: And I do agree with that statement very much!

            Oh jebus >.< These stories of houses being haunted just because some one died in there in some horrible way get rather bothersome. You can't say a house is haunted until you've actually investigated and experienced it! But hey, if it lowers the price then so be it tongue


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