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Would You Live In A Haunted House?

You have found the perfect house. But it’s haunted. Doors open and close. Lights flip on and off. Footsteps are heard in the hallway, furniture is rearranged and ghostly figures are spotted wandering the grounds.

Would you move in?

Would you be comfortable living with ghosts and/or paranormal activities? Or would you send the spirits an eviction notice?

What are your thoughts on paranormal manifestations?

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RE: Would You Live In A Haunted House? Feb 15th. at 4:16:29 pm UTC

Heather (Calgary, Canada) Age: 14 - Email

Honestly, I would only live with a ghost or a spirit if it simply lived there. If he/she was interfering with what I do in a day, messes up my house and tries to hurt me, I would get her out of the house for sure!

...Ghosts Can Be Fun...well, Maybe Not... Feb 15th. at 5:26:22 pm UTC

Meghan (Vienna VA) Age: 15 - Email

I think my broker would have problems with my doing preemptive spells in the foyer to see if I could ward them off *before* moving in, so that's out. I guess I would move in and try to do some protection wards to keep them out, unless they were extremely bloodthirsty and vicious ghosts.

I think paranormal manifestations are rather interesting, except when they're scary. I don't see ghosts, but as an empath I can *feel* them sometimes. Don't ask for an explanation of 'feeling' the ghosts because I don't understand it either...It just sort of happens. I have friends who regularly see apparitions, specifically a blonde teenage girl in a pink dress hovering around some very ominous-looking (and feeling) trees in the backyard, and they tell me it's a little scarier than one would think, so I guess I can't really say how I feel about the presence of paranormal beings.

Friendly Ghost ..? Feb 15th. at 6:11:06 pm UTC

Marcelle MacCulloch (Simi Valley, CA) Age: 21 - Email

When I was in Middle School my family and I moved into a house that was definitly harboring some other kind of entity. I felt uneasy the duration of time we lived there (less than a year, but the house had it's own problems) . If I were to come upon another haunted house, my decision to stay would be based on the energy of the entity. There are "good" ghosts, and "bad" ghosts. I would put up with self closing doors and eratic lights as long as the ghost did not intend to harm my family or myself.

Show Me The House Feb 15th. at 7:18:25 pm UTC

Vivien (Connecticut) Age: 51 - Email

I lived in what I believed to be a haunted/possessed house for one year. Believe it or not, it was located on "Graveline" Street and was built at the turn of the century! I was in contact with the spirit which possessed the house soon after moving in. It began subtly with thing missing or moved around, always when I was not home. Soon I began to hear things such as walking upstairs and muffled voices in the kitchen. I enjoyed the mystery and excitement of it all until it began to invade my sleeping. It was something which felt purely evil and seemed to want to consume me. My boyfriend at the time was living with me and witnessed some of the phenomenon. The concentration of activity was on the second floor in the two rooms which made up my bedroom area. At more than one occassion, my boyfriend had to drag me from the bed and out of the room because I could not breath. Once in the hall way, I was able to finally take a breath which burned from my lungs' lack of oxygen for too long. Many more things happened too lengthly to mention and I finally began sleeping down in the living room and put the house on the market. I sold it one year to the day of purchasing it.
Had the presence not been malevolent, I would have stayed and hopefully enjoyed a long and friendly relationship with it/them.

Yea Feb 15th. at 8:00:29 pm UTC

Terrishea Jones (mentone, al.) Age: 54 - Email

how great would that be? to get to know about the other half.
to learn, to have some feeling of purpose in a place you share
with something you no nothing about, hoping you will learn.and live
to tell someone.

It Depends Feb 15th. at 8:46:38 pm UTC

AM (USA) Age: 28 - Email

If it was common knowledge that spirits inhabited a residence that was for sale, I probably would not buy it. However, if they were generally benign and non-interfering, perhaps. If I lived in a house and all of a sudden entities/spirits, etc. started to stop in and stay awhile, they would have to go. But, I would never kick out spirits that already inhabited a place that I did not, that's their home then. Doing so might be asking for a backlash of trouble. Agreements can be made and compromises sometimes can occur.

Be Good Or Be Gone Feb 15th. at 10:01:05 pm UTC

kismit (oregon) Age: 24 - Email

I have never lived in a house that DIDN'T come with noncorporeal roommates. The few times that things have gotten nasty we did perform an 'eviction'. For the most part the ones here just want to be left alone. The current most apperent one likes to play with water pressure. She particularly likes turning the hot water up in the bathtub. It never gets TOO hot, but on warm days this can be irritating! We've seen several manifestations in this building. Some are a bit gruesome, such as the man who lies where he passed on. We call him Mr. Gooey as he has left a irremovable bloodstain on the stairs. The carpeting there has been replaced several times. We take precautions with each move, cleansing the house of negative residuals and offering a truce to any previous inhabitants-"BE good, or Be gone." So far so good!

Um Yeah, I Have And It Wasn't Always "fun" Feb 15th. at 11:06:16 pm UTC

Lunae (rural STL) Age: 31 - Email

My godparents bought an old house when I was 15. At age 18-22 I lived there (going to university) and I have subsequently housesat for them about a month each year.
As a teen, it was little things, too little to mention. Once I moved in? I would be awakened by breath on my face (day or night) . On the up side, a lot of the time it was moments before I should wake up. On the down side, it was also at pretty much anytime. My bedroom door wouldn't stay closed. You would click it shut (you'ld hear it "latch") . Look up again? Yes, it's moving and opening. There was the knocking in the walls too. Most often right as I was trying to fall asleep -- whatever the hour, I was a college student. You could cease this by saying aloud, "Yes, enough already, I know you're there!"

Then there's the furniture-moving, appliances skidding across the kitchen counters, lights coming off and on repeatedly during the night...the weird "static" at the foot of the bed?

Just not fun. I had one friend mention maybe "what with all the 'waking?'" there was something "they" were trying to get me to see/ wake up to. No fooling! Well, I did my best to move things on and such but I'm from a family tradition of shamanism...not Wiccan. Perhaps I don't know all the new-fangled tricks but the best I could get was "quiet." Lights were still a problem.

My godparents are devout Catholic & I've never mentioned anything to them (I thought they'd freak) . Although getting ready to retire, they just built a new house and this month sold The House. I heard a family friend asking them why. My godmother said, "I don't ever want to live in a house where others lived and died, " HMMMM! They knew something too, n'est ce pas?

30 Keystrokes Feb 16th. at 12:17:19 am UTC

Norma (Hemet) Age: 16 - Email

Yeah i probably would because I love haunted places and ghost and other things like that.

Shure Feb 16th. at 12:19:02 am UTC

Norma (Hemet) Age: 16 - Email

Yeah i probably would because I love haunted places and ghost and other things like that.

I've Lived In Two So Far... Feb 16th. at 1:18:39 am UTC

Bas (SW, Mo.) Age: 31 - Email

but i'd have to think about living in another one after the things my wife and I have experienced
in our current house. The first one I lived in was when I was a young child. Nothing to remarkable, just the odd visitation in the middle of the night and the constant sound of someone walking up and down the stairs. Nothing malevolent occured then. This house we are living in now is a mess of spiritual activity. We live in a very remote area and the house is about 40 years old. It took me forever to find this house and I thought it was the ideal place, you can see every star in the sky at night, no light pollution, no air pollution and only one neighbor that isn't very close. When I first saw this place I thought it was everything we had been looking for; then we moved in.

The activity started almost immediately. Doors opening and closing, things disappearing, strange noises at all hours. Even my dogs don't like this place, my cats are constantly chasing and fighting with things my wife and I can't see. Sometimes one of them will just sit and stare at a corner of a room, there is never anything visible. It's creepy, I loved the place when I first saw it but I have to say I've never been absolutely comfortable here. It's like there is always something hanging just over my shoulder. My wife has had several serious accidents, I finally felt I had to do something about it when she told me she was pushed down the stairs, spiral stairs no less. My wife is not a clumsy person and she is not prone to overreaction either. I did a cleansing ritual and I continue to do them, usually under the full moon. Every time there is a full moon. It has helped but some activity still continues. My wife hasn't had any more accidents and she hasn't been pushed down the stairs since I started the regular cleansings, however doors still open and close and there is still a presence in the house. I don't mind the presence so much as it's mischief. If it's willing to live with us in peace then I don't want to drive it from it's home, and so far it seems we've come to an uneasy truce. Here is my advice. If you find a house that has had MANY owners, none of which stays very long or if your ideal house has been uninhabited for an extended period, FIND OUT WHY. We found out the hard way.

Yes, I Would. Feb 16th. at 2:24:25 am UTC

Shyanne Weston (Bakersfield, CA.) Age: 22 - Email

I would love to live in a haunted house. If one understands where the spirits are coming from then I feel no need to be afraid. However, it would not be pleasant if a spirit were hostile. But the hostile ones are confused and angry and who wouldn't be. I would be pretty pissed if I was stuck with unfinished business. I feel that we share our homes with spirits every day. We are just too busy with our own lives, paying bills, school work and social meetings.

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