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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?
| Reponses: There are 166 responses posted to this question.
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| I You ||Feb 10th. at 6:24:29 pm UTC|
|EARTH GODDESS (colorado) ||Age: 29 - Email |
If you can comunicate with them, and feel comfortable with them, then yes move in. But if you feel uneasy with unknow spirits they will know, and make your life hell.
| Haunted Car ||Feb 10th. at 7:15:18 pm UTC|
|Stormy (Canada) ||Age: 25 - Email |
I would have no problem with a haunted house if it's anything like my car.
My car's certainly inhabited by something, though I doubt it's the shade of a dead human--it seems to have developed its own indwelling spirit. Doors lock themselves and are reluctant to unlock. The lights on the dashboard flsah on and off randomly. Music playing over the speakers has a few words oor an entire line of words "removed, " so I can hear the instrumental but not the words.
I've been asked several times why I don't exorcise my car, and frankly, I don't want to. Whatever's in it likes me, and I consider it good company. It's mischevious, but not malicious. Not to mention how many people are surprised that a car of that age requires so very few repairs...
If I met a malicious spirit, though, I would attempt to help it cross over, and if I couldn't, I would ask myself if I really wanted to live there badly enough to share the place with a cranky ghost.
| I Live There ||Feb 10th. at 7:37:00 pm UTC|
|Ryhla (Washington State) ||Age: 35 - Email |
Define haunted? I live in a haunted house now. We have at least 4 spirits of ones who have passed away. 3 of them are loved ones of one of my room mates. The 4th one was here when she moved in 24 years ago. The 3 loved ones I feel are here to help and protect my room mate, especially with the situation happening within her family. The 4th one was here when she moved in 24 yars ago. None of them are michevious or malignant. In fact, it would feel strange if they were not here. As for strange things happening, we have phantom car drive up to the house on gravel we don't have. We also get the occasional cupboard door opening and disembodied voices. On occasion we have unexplained smell...such as early one morning of burning pancakes. My room mate thought I had gotten home from work and was cooking her breakfast. When she came out to check on the cakes, she realized I wasn't home yet and nothing on the stove. She told me this after I did arrive and I looked at her and said "Walt (her late husband) was cooking you breakfast. She takes comfort in that he is still here watching out for her. There has been more than one occasion of him making his presence known to us. It is quite often I am messenger for him to her, something she has respect and comfort in as well. Frequently he will show up in my dreams to tell her something and I am more than happy for him to do this. When he decides to go on, I will miss him, and so will she.
| No No, Never Never ||Feb 10th. at 7:46:29 pm UTC|
|Mufasa! (Western Washington, USA) ||Age: 16 - Email |
Easy answer there...nono, never never! I like fairly empty houses *grins*
| Haunted House ||Feb 10th. at 8:18:01 pm UTC|
|ShadowSong (Stuart, FL) ||Age: 17 - Email |
i would love to stay in a haunted house. it would be difficult to live in one, though. once, while on a vacation in indiana, my family and i were staying in a hotel rumoured to be haunted. it was very haunted! i love the paranormal, but living in a haunted house, especially with malicious spirits can be nerve-wracking. if the spirits became a nuisance or a danger, i would have to exorcise them.
| Oh Yes!! ||Feb 10th. at 8:41:36 pm UTC|
|Ladybreeanna (lake mary, florida) ||Age: 37 - Email |
Absolutly yes! I have always lived in haunted places. My mother always seemed to find them as I do now that I am grown. What would life be without some ghosties around!
| Haunted Houses ||Feb 10th. at 8:46:04 pm UTC|
|Fathom (pgh pa) ||Age: 24 - Email |
it's a moot question, because I already do. it's nothing malicious but lights do go on and off stuff gets moved you can hear footsteps and doors open and close. I've rented here with my husband for 4 years when we moved in the landlord didn't (and still doesn't) know it's haunted. My husband can see the people I cannot, and we've reached a mutual agreement with them when they throw a fit about something in the house we try to fix it and they keep unwanted visitors out (including theives, but that's a long story by itself) if I move I'm gonna miss them.
| RE: Would You Live In A Haunted House? ||Feb 10th. at 10:46:21 pm UTC|
|Gryphon (South FL) ||Age: 41 - Email |
Yes I would. As a matter of fact, I have lived in two. One, when I was a kid, in Illinois and another as a young soldier while stationed in England. Both were interesting in their own way.
| Im A Wiccan 11 Year Old ||Feb 10th. at 11:01:45 pm UTC|
|alex (usa) ||Age: 11 - Email |
i would never move into the house. i would be to scared. i usually am not scared of things like haunted house but i would be scared living in one. it would be hard to imagine living in a haunted hounder a haunted roof with knowone to comfert you and say it is ok. i would rather stay in my own house thank you very much.
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| My Thoughts ||Feb 10th. at 11:19:20 pm UTC|
|Michael Pierce (decatur, indiana) ||Age: 18 - Email |
I would not mind it because it would actually bring me more joy. I live in a house that is haunted already, and everywhere i go there are spirits around. I know they are there and they will always be there, people are only scared of them because they do not understand them. I'm not saying i know all about them but i know enough that i can coexist with them as long as they try to communicate a little bit, i don't like company that does at least say whats up or try to chill around the house with me. well maybe ill talk to you guys later
| Not Your Usual Haunted House ||Feb 11th. at 1:12:12 am UTC|
|Denise (Bremerton, Wa) ||Age: 40 - Email |
When I was just into my twenties, my mother and I lived in of all places a haunted mobile home in a trailer park in the desert outside of El Paso, Tx.We lived there maybe about a year, but strange things went on from the time we moved in.Most commonly, We would see shadowy figures of both humans and animals.The most unusual experience was when I was standing in the kitchen fixing myself something to drink.The next thing I knew it felt like someome came up behind me and gave me a light, gentle, warm hug.At first, I thought it was my mother because she would do that.But, when I looked around there was nobody behind me.My mother was sitting at the far side of the livingroom, knitting and watching TV.It was just the two of us in the house.I have no idea who it was or why the ghost hugged me.But, I think it shows that not all ghosts are negitive.
| Absolutely Not! ||Feb 11th. at 1:14:15 am UTC|
|Lee (Erlanger, Kentucky) ||Age: 47 - Email |
My house borders a large cemetary. It gives off a lot of Yin energy but other than poses no problems to me. I am not comfortable with the idea of ghosts or spirits in my house. Have felt several in the past, though not here, and my reflexive response is "Get out of here!" I do it before I am aware of it. An acquaintance who had passed on wanted to hang out around my kitchen once, making sugggestions for my herbs, and I sent him on his way.
I don't know why I am like this. My house has been heavily cleansed and warded--there is nothing here but me, husband, and many cats and it is staying that way. They have their space and I paid for mine.
I feel like they need to move on.
And I know it sounds terrible, I talked to my Dad briefly after he passed and ascertained he was allright (he was cheerful and happy) but told him he had to move on. I haven't heard from him since.
I probably got a bad name on the other side.
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