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Is it normal to feel uneasy in a previously owned home?

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    Duan Nelposted 16 months ago

    Is it normal to feel uneasy in a previously owned home?

    The concept of living in homes which housed other families is a bit unnerving for me, or at least the idea that they might have died there. I feel death carries a stigma of all things evil and unholy, but it is neccesary for new life, so why does it still bother me? Modern representations of death portray haunting and horror, and for that reason I still have that idea in the back of my mind. I feel it is a metaphor of new life coming to a place where there had been, and starting the process over again. What are your feelings about this?

  2. threekeys profile image79
    threekeysposted 16 months ago

    Have you already moved into the house? Or, is there one you are thinking over? Here in Australia the Real Estate Agent has to tell you if someone passed away in the home.
    If there was violence connected to the death/s, I personally would not live there-ever. I do believe houses/places of dwelling hold the emotional atmosphere of the people that lived there before and  it may/may not affect you depending on your sensitvity. Life is worrisome enough without taking on the energies/burdens of strangers.

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      Duan Nelposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I am thinking about moving in the next few months. As I am not the most religous person I rarely let spirituality influence my decisions and choices. It just intrigues me to know that lives have been lived and possibly lost in my next home.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image82
    Kathleen Cochranposted 16 months ago

    I've lived in 10 homes in 40 years.  When shopping for a home my husband and I have both had the experience of walking into a house and in just a moment saying to each other, "No.  Not this one."  We never question each other about this observation. 

    I've only been the first owner of a home once.  I don't think it matters if it's a new home or not, but if it is the right place for you and your family.  You do feel it.

  4. Aime F profile image84
    Aime Fposted 16 months ago

    When my family bought a home when I was a teenager the previous owner said "I know I shouldn't be doing this for the sake of selling this house, but it has a bad energy and everyone who has lived here so far has had their family torn apart."  My parents kind of dismissed her because it was their dream home and they didn't really buy into that kind of stuff.  Plus they had a really good marriage and weren't worried about being "torn apart" by any sort of energy (the people selling it were getting divorced).

    We lived there for three months before my dad had a heart attack and died. 

    The house has been for sale again at least three times over the past ten years.

    I'm not sure I totally buy into it still but it was a heck of a coincidence (my dad had just turned 50 the month before he passed away, not really at a "could have had a heart attack at any moment" age).

    Anyway, since moving out I haven't really had the experience of feeling a bad aura or anything but then again none of us got that with the other house, either.  It's honestly not something I think about a lot, though.

  5. tsmog profile image82
    tsmogposted 16 months ago

    I did feel uneasy knowing that. The mobile home I live in had one owner before me. The husband died in the mobile home. The wife moved out before I bought it, but soon after died. Those facts did spook me especially since there were certain phenomena I could not explain. Plus, I still get their mail. Anyway I sit on the fence with ghosts and stuff, but am inquisitive and curious.

    One phenomena was I could hear voices in my walk-in closet at times. I mean I could actually stand in it and hear them. I thought they were from my neighbors passing through the somewhat thin outside wall. But, when I walked outside there were no voices coming from the neighbor behind or next to me. Huh? I checked several times.

    So, curious, I bought an Electromagnetic Field Meter (EMF) used for detecting ghosts. It was an interesting experiment. The result was the walk-in closet had the highest measurements followed by the master bedroom when the voices were there. Huh?

    I decided it was the power lines passing nearby above. So, I walked outside and checked standing beneath them. They were lower than those two rooms. Huh?

    Interestingly they were much more active during the first years and faded. I have the same neighbors, but the one behind me kids are grown now and a grandmother moved in. The one on the side hasn't changed. The voices arrive still now and then.

    So, I chalk it up to Huh? and go on raising an eyebrow when I hear them.

  6. tamarawilhite profile image90
    tamarawilhiteposted 16 months ago

    Living in an older home has only brought me worries of what might break or need repair, not a sense of being haunted.

    1. threekeys profile image79
      threekeysposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      For me I wasnt meaning haunted per se. But more of emotional residue that hangs in the air.