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Old 02-12-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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To the OP, if you don't feel right about something, trust your instinct and don't buy it.

Superstitious or not, there are a couple homes I know that I would never buy. Not so much about ghost but I want to avoid places with sad or unpleasant history and negative energy (foreclosures, for example). There was one house near my street that the father had hung himself - was told the son found him first and had to seek psychiatric help. Another one a few miles down the road was a house with a family murder suicide, all 4 dead.

One of the extreme cases (and I don't blame the buyer, who probably would lay in bed at night, now knowing that someone was violently killed in that same spot in the bedroom):
Pa. Homeowner Sues Seller Over Home's Bloody Past - Yahoo! News

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Old 02-12-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Man, I need to find a murder house or something. The real estate prices in NoVA are ridiculous and I'd be happy to take advantage of all these people who believe in "energy" and ghosts and all this other woo-woo.

Think about how old this planet is. Chances are, at some point in history, somebody died on or near wherever you're standing. You just don't know about it.

Anyway, this thread reminds me that I need to finish watching the first season of American Horror Story (which is fiction, by the way).
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:46 PM
 
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Actually I have relatives who back in the 50s ended up having a home in Colorado demolished because it was so badly haunted. Fortunately the zoning allowed them to sell it to become a restaurant. I don't know if the ghosts reappeared within the new structure.
Did the liquor license allow them to sell spirits?
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:11 PM
 
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Wouldn't you be a little upset if you moved across state and bought a fully restored Victorian for $500,000 only to find nobody would give you more than $300,000 for it when you sell because it has a local reputation for being haunted?
Upset? No way! I'd be counting wads of cash after I turned that Victorian into a B&B that caters to ghost hunters and lovers.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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This reminds of hearing years ago that my grandparent's house was considered haunted in the community. It was an old farm house out in the country with a flat roof and a third floor cupola on top, sort of like a widow's watch along the northeast coast. It probably was my grandmother as she died of natural causes, back in the '50's, up in that cupola where she was shelling beans stored there. I had a good laugh when I heard that story.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Look at it this way, if is haunted, you can then make it either a haunted bed and breakfast or haunted house during halloween, and profit out of it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:50 PM
 
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She has a bad feeling for a reason - even if you dont believe in ghosts or bad vibes or whatever - your wife will not be happy there - she is trying to tell you something.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:13 PM
 
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Bizarre thread.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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I think it's a valid question. Even if you don't believe in ghosts, supernatural, etc. doesn't mean that others don't. We should at least be respectful of the OPs question instead of trying to make him feel badly for it.

I don't know if there are ghosts or not, but if I had a bad feeling about a house....I certainly wouldn't buy it....especially if I went back and still had the same feeling. Something, intuition or whatever it might be is telling you NOT to buy the house.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I'm open minded. If I saw one I'd probably believe in them. I have a close family member who's a very rational person who has seen some in her house out in far Western PWC. One was a guy in 19th century garb whom she saw walk behind her in the bathroom mirror. What's odd though is she's the original homeowner so they weren't prior occupants. That was also the case with the house in Colorado (different relatives). They built it and then had to demolish it. Apparently these apparitions can be tied to the land and not necessarily the structure.
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