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Another paranormal question for you to ponder.

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Since there have been a couple of questions asked lately about ghosts and the like, I thought about asking a question based off of a news story the other day about a real event.

A bank bought back the house where a man murdered his wife and four children about a year ago and set the house on fire. He later hanged himself in jail while awaiting trial. The house has since been renovated but plans for the house haven't been revealed. According to Ohio law the history of the house doesn't need to be disclosed to a potential buyer.

Would you be willing to live in a home where such as gruesome series of events took place? I'm on the fence when it comes to the paranormal, I don't know if I believe or not. What would you do?
post #2 of 21
Yep, I would buy a house even though it had that kind of history. The things I would look for in a house are solid construction, location etc, not the life stories of the previous occupants.
post #3 of 21
well, I don't really believe in ghosts, but I'm afraid that living in a house like that might convince me otherwise!
post #4 of 21
I wouldn't buy the house. The energy around the house would be very uncomfortable.
post #5 of 21
Depends on how it felt. I've been to places where I can't even tolerate standing in the front yard, let alone walking into it. Though a house doesn't have to be haunted for it to feel that way - ever walked into a room after people have had a nasty fight and still sort of feel that something is very off?
Though I'd mostly worry that the fire and following water damage may not have been fixed correctly.
post #6 of 21
I would not buy that use either.
No one wants Scott Pertersons house here.
He killed his wife Lacy Peterson when she was pregnant.
We have never even seen his house.
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by Essayons89 View Post
Would you be willing to live in a home where such as gruesome series of events took place?
No. No way, now how, never.
post #8 of 21
I wouldn`t want to live there but not so much because of ghosts, just the negative energy

The house that Fred and Rose West and his family lived in over here was borded up then torn down. Seems like a good idea to me.
post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
I wouldn`t want to live there but not so much because of ghosts, just the negative energy
Yeah, even if it was a fantastic house, I wouldn't want to live there. Just knowing that such a brutal murder had taken place there just wouldn't sit well with me.
post #10 of 21
No way, no how would I live in that house.
post #11 of 21
No way would I live in the house.
post #12 of 21
I'd do it if I were getting a good deal on the house just because of the incident. I would be more worried about hidden structural flaws and other hidden problems like radon, mold, or lingering chemicals from the meth lab the guy had there.
post #13 of 21
Well...it depends. If it was only a ghost, and I really loved the house--maybe. I grow up in a haunted house; just moved out 5 years ago, so I lived there many, many years. However, I had no choice but to live there (parents' house). If I had to buy it myself, I'd be a lot choosier.

All that said, I did put an offer ona house that I felt was haunted, but only in the attic. The thought DID occur to me that I'd be in 4 levels of haunted house ALONE most of the time! I loved the house anyway (another couple out-bid us).

Now, if a murder occurred there, that would be too freaky for me, if it were fairly recent. If it happened 50+ years ago, and no ghostly activity, I'd buy it.
I often wonder about the neighbor's house. She hanged herself almost 2 years ago., and another family has moved in. In PA, realtors do not have to volunteer this info, unless asked, then they must disclose it. Exceptions in many states are: crack house, someone had AIDS. Different states haev different laws regarding this stuff.
post #14 of 21
Absolutely not. Not if they gave me the house and tried to pay me to live there.
post #15 of 21
I wouldn't even consider a house like that. The negative energy in a place like that would be overwhelming.
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Here's the story of what may have happened in the house. Since the father committed suicide in jail we'll never know what truly happened.

http://www.wlwt.com/news/15034253/detail.html

I wouldn't live there, it would too eerie considering what happened.
post #17 of 21
I actually agree with the people that said it depends on how the house "feels". I've walked into some places that actually make me run out the door. Others (even though someone has died there and "haunts" it) don't bother me. I really don't think the fact that someone was murdered there necessarily makes and angry ghost. It depended on how the people felt at the time and if there was any unfinished business.

It wouldn't bother me to buy a house that a murder happened in, if I didn't get a bad feeling in. Do I think it's necessary for the seller to disclose that? No. Anyone can research any property...it's public record. If they really want to know who owned the house and what happened it's up to the buyer to do their own research.
post #18 of 21
I do believe in ghosts and the paranormal. I dont know if I'd want to live in a house like that. Maybe if it were a good enough deal itd be worth the risk.
post #19 of 21
I would RUN from a house like that! so no I would never buy a house with that type of history since the energy must be awful. In fact when my fiance and I were looking at our apartment and later house hunting (we still haven't found anything we liked so still looking) I told my realtor no way would I wnat to live in a haunted house but she told me there was tons of people who acutally LOOK for that when buying a house. In fact there is a website for haunted listings. My sister lives in a haunted house and LOVES it.
post #20 of 21
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I actually agree with the people that said it depends on how the house "feels". I've walked into some places that actually make me run out the door.
Do you know if some of those houses were haunted or whether it was just from the atmosphere in the home?

Somewhat related. When I was younger I would explore the nearby canyons that were about 1/2 mile from my home. One day I had went pretty far back and found a weird sheltered area. I literally had the hair stand up on the back of my neck and felt the urge to run out of there. I stayed a few minutes to look around and found signs of a struggle off to the side and blood. Some animal had been killed there...
Maybe some sort of sixth sense that animals seem to posses really isn't gone in humans either? Or maybe I smelt something that my brain was able to subconsciously register.


I hope the realtor at least discloses the damage formerly done to the home...
post #21 of 21
I would never, ever live in a house like that.
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