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Old 01-24-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Do you think it could have an effect on the cats emotionally?

Would You Move In?

Would the fact that it's well below market value affect your decision?
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Old 01-24-2012, 03:58 PM
 
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If it would bother you, it will bother the cats.
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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If it would bother you, it will bother the cats.
The Definitive Answer, right to the heart of the matter ... excluding ghosts! Boo!
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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What if you moved into a house where a cat had been murdered?
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Do you think it could have an effect on the cats emotionally?

Would You Move In?

Would the fact that it's well below market value affect your decision?
Would be more concerned about the effect on yourself. Personally, I feel like I could get over something like that, but then I also haven't been faced with making such a choice.

The cats emotionally, I wouldn't think there would be an effect unless it affects you, as stated already. I'm not one to attach any supernatural powers to cats, but they could be able to detect some odor that you couldn't, which could affect the cats' behavior. I wouldn't call that emotional, but that's just getting technical. I figure there's a small possibility that with inadequate prep of the house (inadequate cleaning, in other words, mainly) the cats might detect something with somewhat unpredictable results. I don't think it would be an insurmountable problem though.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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I think that the cats would be okay.
It would not bother me to live in a home where a person was killed. I used to work at a prison, that people said was haunted, but I never saw anything creepy.
Well, what if the house was $200,000, worth over a million...I would buy it.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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We purchased a home where a violent crime (though not murder) had occured. The dogs and cats were quite content. Oddly enough, it was probably the most calm place they ever lived. It is almost as through their mere presence cleared the place of any bad vibes.
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Old 01-24-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: United State of Texas
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Anytime someone starts off with "serious question" I am pretty sure it isn't.

How the heck are the cats gonna know? It's just a house. What happened there before is gone forever.
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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Anytime someone starts off with "serious question" I am pretty sure it isn't.

How the heck are the cats gonna know? It's just a house. What happened there before is gone forever.
No, it was a serious question, I may buy this place.

I find it interesting that people are afraid to live there because there might be something supernatural or dangerous about it, other than the possible health hazard posed by body fluids splattered everywhere.

It has been decontaminated/cleaned by a company that specializes in crime scene clean-up. I verified it myself to be sure.

So ... since there ARE people that are afraid that something could be in the house (ghosts, negative energy etc.) where someone was murdered, and animals are generally considered to be able to sense things (earthquakes, seizures etc.) that people cannot, could there be a negative impact on an animal in that environment?

Discuss ...
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Old 01-24-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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This is by far the most outrageous question I have ever read on the internet.
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