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Old 08-24-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Westsylvania
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Default Buying a haunted house in Pittsburgh

My last one was a bust, and I would like my next house to be more interesting. Any neighborhoods on which I should be concentrating?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Fairywood, I would think. Ghosts like hanging out with fairies. But not Sewickley, that's zombie territory.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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Someone died in the bottom floor of my house like back in 1920. He was actually the father of the prison warden whose wife helped to bust loose the Biddle Brothers in the turn of the century (of Mrs. Soefel movie fame).

Now this guy just sold shoes and I don't think haunts anything, but this thread just reminded me of this little bit of interesting history I stumbled across one day.

People in the same family owned most of this area of Mt. Washington. People say that the Shiloh Inn is haunted (same storyline). I don't buy it, but it does make me stop to think about how people in that building have been pulling beers for over 100 years, and the changes that building has seen.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06152/694658-242.stm

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Someone died in my house after growing up there and spending the next 50 years in it. I bought it from his estate. Apparently, he has better places to be.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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No need to concentrate on a neighborhood. Don't most ghosts hang out because they died unexpectedly and have unresolved issues? If so, all you need to do is read the crime section of the newspaper, and offer to buy any house where there was a murder or a fatal accident.

I don't know if I believe in ghosts or not--but here's the thing I wonder about them. How come people always seem to report seeing ghosts from 100-150 years ago. Haven't a lot more people died in recent years than 150 years ago? You'd think there would be more accounts of modern day suburban ghosts. Where are the ghosts wearing Metallica shirts or Steelers jerseys? Why aren't there ghosts haunting office parks or driving on the freeway?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Westsylvania
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Ghosts are invisible. Anybody who claims to have seen one is either lying or delusional.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:37 AM
 
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Someone died in my house after growing up there and spending the next 50 years in it. I bought it from his estate. Apparently, he has better places to be.
"Never did like that house."

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Someone died in my house after growing up there and spending the next 50 years in it. I bought it from his estate. Apparently, he has better places to be.
Seriously. I'm going to haunt a beach when I die.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Seriously. I'm going to haunt a beach when I die.
I'm just going to haunt message boards. Nobody will even know the difference.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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I'm just going to haunt message boards. Nobody will even know the difference.
Maybe not even you, ala Sixth Sense.

In fact, I have some bad news for you . . . .
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