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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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| I Once Saw A Ghostly Cabbage Tromping Through The Woods..... ||Feb 11th. at 12:40:47 pm EST|
|Brandon Stewart (Kentucky) ||Age: 19 - Email |
Depends, is the house nice? Are the spirits hot? Do I have to live within the vicinity of a pet cemetery? Will there be any portals to the Underworld opened whilst I sleep? Can I get possessed by a kick-@$$ spirit?? Can I exorcise regularly?? Is the electric bill high? Do ghosts mind loud music and a rambunctious party life?? There aren't any chicks with Crucifixes, are there? Will I be able to projectile vomit for my friends?? Can the ghosts do guest appearances at my parties? And last....will there be BEER??????
*note, this is not actually how I feel, I am just on one of those stupidity kicks-I will regret this later*
| Family Spirit ||Feb 11th. at 12:47:11 pm EST|
|Nevada (TX) ||Age: 34 - Email |
I currently share the family home with my grandfathers spirit..and have in the past worked in a haunted hotel...plus last 2 apts had spirits, so have gotten used to it..My mate had to get used to his stuff moving around and disappearing...he makes occassional comments outloud about either items are returned quickly or there was going to be an indepth cleansing of spirits from the house...which of course I have objections to
| I ALREADY DO!!!!!!!! ||Feb 11th. at 2:56:01 pm EST|
|Moon (New York) ||Age: 41 - Email |
I live in a Greek Revival that is 160+ years old. I have had 3 people here that have told me various "things" about what spirits dwell here. Two say there is something evil here but I refuse to believe them. I think it was all an act on their part to get me out of their coven that I was in the process of joining (amatures) . The third person told me a whole different story. Hers recalled past owners of the house which I have yet to verify. I have several pictures taken outside and inside the house in which orbs and ectoplasms are present so I know there are spirits here. One of the photos even has the shape of a man from the head to the hips, and a face of sorts in it. What ever their purpose for being here, they don't seem to bother us much. They know we are here to stay and that they must accept that fact. They don't cause us any trouble that I know of. Once in a while I think my cats see something that I cannot, but other than that you wouldn't even know they are here.
| Do We Not All Live In Our Own Versions Of Haunted Houses? ||Feb 11th. at 3:00:06 pm EST|
|Spirit Walker (Long Island, New York) ||Age: 44 - Email |
Would I like to live in a house the is haunted? Yes. Just as long as it is not the Amityville Horror House or such.
I believe that every house and apartment that I have lived in, has had its own share of spirits walking around.
When I am sitting around in my present house, I see things moving out of the corner of my eye. Of course when I look, there is nothing there. But I do feel that there is someone in the house. I have always felt it. At first it was not a good feeling. But as time went on, I guess we got used to each other.
I have talked to the spirits in the house from time to time. Must be cause I am getting old, I guess. Trying to let them know that I know that they exist. Trying to make them feel that I am not a threat to their home.
Some day I will do a meditation and see if I can coax one out. Perhaps the spirit is just nervous that a new family moved in. Perhaps the spirit needs to be put at ease.
And then perhaps, the spirits that walk with me, have made friends with it. For I walk not alone.
Brightest of Blessings...
| I Do And I Don't ||Feb 11th. at 3:43:49 pm EST|
|Ashe Winterwolf (Irving, TX) ||Age: 39 - Email |
I would love to live in a haunted house, as along as the spirit (s) weren't malicious.
I do live in a house in which I believe spirits pass through, but don't stay. On occasion I've taken pictures during parties, family gatherings, holidays, and an orb or two appears in the photograph. I was once told by an experienced ghosthunter that spirits are attracted to positive energy and those events usually provide that type of energy. Most recently we had three uninvited guests attending my child's birthday party. I never knew they were there until we got the pictures back, but there they were floating over our young guests. Other times, I've taken pictures of the interior of the house and there is nothing unusual.
It seems that they are always non-intrusive, I never know they were there until after I get pictures back and they show up in some of the photos. In a way, I'm not really suprised to see orbs now and then, the land our home is built on was once farm and ranch land, as well as, being home to Native Americans for centuries. More recently and sadly, we had a murder take place in the house directly behind us.
| I Have Lived In A Haunted House. ||Feb 11th. at 4:06:29 pm EST|
|Angela Stidham (Frenchburg, KY) ||Age: 23 - Email |
I grew up in a haunted house. Our spirit loved to move things, turn the TV on and off, walk around upstairs. After these things started to occur, our landlord informed us that her uncle had died in the house years before. Our spirit, "Henry" as we called him, never done anything to harm us. He was a playful spirit and it was fun living with him. Years after we moved out, they tore the house down and replaced it with a courthouse annex. I've often wondered if "Henry" is playing his tricks in the courthouse now.
| I Already Live In A Haunted House ||Feb 11th. at 4:20:35 pm EST|
|Al White Owl (Frederick, Maryland) ||Age: 50 - Email |
We just moved into a haunted house this weekend. We didn't realize it was haunted until after we signed the contract & later went back with a digital camera to document the condition of the house for future reference when we moved out. The camera caught an energetic vortex in the kitchen & several entities in the family room. I immediately spoke out loud when downloading the photos. Spirit responded with answers to my questions about what was that "Vortex" was the response to the kitchen anomoly. When I saw the photo with the entities my exclamation was "What is this?" The response was "FRIENDS". I asked, "What friends?" got "Quakers" as a response. I immediately began looking up Quakers in Maryland. Sure enough, there was a large population of them in the area of the house. I think our site was a property donated for the meeting house. My husband heard a man talking to three women the night we were moving in.
| I Would Move In.. ||Feb 11th. at 5:17:58 pm EST|
|MoonOwl (Egypt Lake, USA) ||Age: 39 - Email |
and as long as we could co-exist in peace, I would let them stay.
My only true "ghost" experience was at the Winchester Mystery House in California in the '70's when I was about 10. I followed a nice old woman beckoning me into a room and chatted with her for a few minutes, separating from the tour group. When the tour-guide opened the door and asked what I was doing in there I turned around to show her the nice old woman who was speaking with me and she was gone. I remember the looks from my mom and the other tourists as I rejoined the group. It was Mrs. Winchester. Confirmed by pictures of her. She looked real enough to me. Not vaporie/translucent. I remember that she was pleasant but then in a hurry to go. I had impressions on the Queen Mary when we stayed there, but Mrs. Winchester is the only one I've seen fully.
I have heard from people that the condo in Mission Viejo, where my mom and I lived (and she passed in) had had some activity for a couple years after she passed. A girlfriend of mine told me that once (a couple of months after her passing) when she and a few other kids snuck into the condo to hang out away from prying eyes, my mom came in and told them to leave, freaking them all out. I had also heard from the woman that bought the condo (when I came to see who bought it) that she had felt a female presence and felt much better when I told her about my mom and that she was friendly. She has since passed on because I have felt her here. Most strongly after my daughter was born. But I'm sure she's somewhere with my ancestors having drinks and playing cards!!
Regarding manifestations I think it depends on how they died and if they feel they still have work to do. In my mother's case, she died in her sleep. I guess she hung out there til she realized there was a better place to be.
| Would I Live In A Haunted House? Why Yes, Of Course! ||Feb 11th. at 5:45:40 pm EST|
Would I live in a haunted house? Why yes, of course I would! The main reason is because I think it'd be interesting, and then I could go all out with the decorations! Red and black velvet curtains, long, winding stone staircases. Ah. It would be so much fun. Then I could buy my dream car, a hearse, and I'd be set!
| Yes ..... With Reservation ||Feb 11th. at 6:18:37 pm EST|
|Cheryl (California) ||Age: 34 - Email |
I would move in, if it were just myself to worry about. I would not, however, move my children into a haunted house intentionally.
I moved into my current residence last May, knowing that the previous owner had died of lung cancer. She was young (my age) and a none smoker. I was worried about having an angry spirit to contend with.
We have many spirits in this house, that I see in the corner of my eye, and even my hubby sees them (which is saying something!) . I did a ritual cleanse of the house to banish negative energy (specifically - so that the positive energy could stay) and it has lightened the feeling of the house considerably.
There are still energy beings here, but the house feels light and happy, so I figure my cleanse worked.
Cleansed my house once, and would do it again if needed. The question really is, are you comfortable in your home? If not, then you need to do something about it.
| Living With The Dead ||Feb 11th. at 6:47:28 pm EST|
|Rev. Kelley Stephenson (Casa Grande) ||Age: 27 - Email - Web|
Living in a hunted house is fine, in fact, I grew up in a rather active home. It is understanding how to live and communicate with the former residences that can make life interseting.
In my experance of living with "ghosts", the things they do are just to get the livings attention. Most of the time it is either a friendly "hi, how are you doing" or they are just carring on their normal activities.
The house I grew up in had several inhabitance. One was a little girl, about 10, who would be heard on cold nights. Others were evil imps, very similar to the Dark Is's from the MTV animated shorts "the Maxx". After my grandparents were killed in a car accedent, they visited several times, also my great-grandmother was seen on occation.
Other houses I lived in had spirits. The first house I lived in, in Colorado, was active. But Colorado, in general, is very active. Disimbodied voices were heard often, any time day or night. My mother recalls a few "get out"'s and I remember three-way conversations on the phone when I only called one person. When that house was to be sold, I got permition from my then coven to cleans it. We chased out a few nasties and left the benine spirits there. My third residance in Colorado was active, but that was because we left the door wide open to anyone who wanted to be there. The house doubled as a Covensted and housed the full coven. We created a temporary safe haven for wandering spirits. People would come, stay a while and then leave. However, the old saying about how news travels it true, even in the spirit world, our house was a popular destination, a spirits vacation destination.
The place I live in currently is rather calm, no activity to speak of. Now that all of my grandparents have passed over, I think they visit us more.
| Would You Live In A Haunted House? ||Feb 11th. at 7:43:18 pm EST|
|Amoriah (Ontario) ||Age: 41 - Email |
I have lived in a haunted house in London, England many years ago. The hauntings there could be rather startling at times. There would occasionally be an item flying through the air just missing someone's head, items going missing for weeks, and re-surfacing in the exact same place they disappeared weeks later. Sometimes an icy coldness and the feeling of someone staring at you.
Today, I would be a little more cautious as to how benevolent or violent the entities were, rather than worrying about the hauntings themselves.
Doors opening and closing and lights going on and off would probably be more annoying or irritating than frightening to me. Anything else in that genre, probably wouldn't worry me. If the entities were violent, I would definitely think twice about staying there, and if unable to rid them and send them on, I would move for sure.
Some manifestations can be a good thing, as on one occasion in that house, I had fallen asleep leaving a pan on the stove downstairs, that I thought I had turned off.
While in deep sleep I felt something gently shake me awake, and I awoke to see nobody there. As I got up and started to leave the room, I could smell a faint burning odour coming from downstairs.
Whoever it was was alerting me to impending danger of a house fire.
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