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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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Sure Thing Feb 12th. at 3:51:45 pm EST

Ken (Illinois) Age: 21 - Email

My wife and I have both lived in haunted houses, as have meny of you. Hers is the worst that I have ever heard of second hand. This house should be in a book somewhere. When they first moved in, they were moving out of an apartment. They heard noises in the night (walking up & down the stairs) , and thought they were "neighbor noises". Since they were used to neighbor noises it took them a bit to realize that they didn't have neighbors. Stranger things did go on and most of them I don't know.

The most common was this; In the kitchen was the back door. It was one of the old doors that are 1/2 wood and 1/2 glass. While in the kitchen you could also see the front door, which had 3 windows in it. I think nearly everyone who has entered the house has seen someone in the reflection of one door, turned around, and seen them in the reflection in the other.

The scariest one goes like this: A friend of mine was over at thier house, and he had to pee. The rest of us were watching TV. He was in the bathroom for 5 min (a little long for a guy to pee) , and came out as white as a sheet. He looked at my sister-in-law and said "Your house is wierd" and sat back down. When we asked what had happened he told us that when he went to wash his hands the face in the mirror was not his.

Wierdest: My wife's cousin was over (he was about 3) and he continually went into thier dark, wet basment. On the plane ride home he asked his mom "Who is that neat old guy that lives in aunt Sherri's basement?" He was singing songs from the 30s that his parents had never sung.

Other random things were always happening. Money gone for 2 weeks to show up in the same spot. Scissers, shaveing cream, tools. My father in law lost his power screwdriver, yelled at everyone ion the house. He kept it at the top of his tool chest. 2 months later there it was at the top, it never worked again. My wife still can't find her history books form high school, set them on the table and they were gone. They have moved out of that house on some unfriendly circumstances and took every light bulb out of the house.

I would live in a hounted house, I mean if someone else was so attached to leave an imprint on time, it can't be that bad of a place...

Our House Is Haunted! Feb 12th. at 6:05:00 pm EST

Linda Nunis (Big Island, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mts.) Age: 53 - Email

Our house was built in 1812, according to the Bedford County Courthouse. Since the very first day of living here, we have sensed and felt the presence of someone who is "stuck" here. This house still has the original stone fireplaces at either end, and is of typical Irish build - the front door opened into a long hallway that ended at the back door, so that spirits could find their way out and not become "lodged" in the house. We are the first to own this house outside the original family. When my son was 2 years old, he woke up one morning absolutely terrified and screaming, "She wants me to go with her!" We did a ceremony so she would go away, and have not seen her since. I can feel a man (definitely male) pat me on the shoulder and then run his hand down my back. The first time this happened, my children (then 4 and 8) were very upset. We can all feel his presence in one of large upstairs bedrooms, but we can hear his presence in the hallway upstairs. He walks up and down the hallway, pacing, and then shuffles papers. I get a picture in my mind that he is at least 6 feet tall, dressed in his "Sunday best" (Was he buried in this?) , and he is writing things down. This was a working farm from the early 1800s on into the 20th century, and we live in the "big house". My husband (a staunch "disbeliever-until-proven") swears there is someone who sits on the bed beside him; I have felt it too. The man is not a problem, but I feel that he does not know he's dead. I have tried to "speak" to him, but he will not acknowledge me. Friends and some family members will not sleeep in this house. To us it is more like having a friend who will live here indefinitely. But, hey, Mister, pleases stop stealing my gardening gloves!

Ghosts Are Harmless Feb 12th. at 7:03:54 pm EST

MoonBard (louisville ky) Age: 44 - Email

I was afraid of ghosts and leary of haunted houses until a friend told me how to deal with them. Ghosts do not like to be "touched", so if you encounter one, simply reach for it and it will vanish and never bother you again. Oh, you may hear it again, but you won't see it again.Too simple ? Perhaps, but it works.

Would I Live In A Haunted House? Feb 12th. at 7:06:23 pm EST

Lessie (Azle Texas) Age: 19 - Email

The answer is yes I would. I would also be comfortable living with ghost etc. and no I wuold not make them leave they were there first, but I would try to come to a understanding with them, that we live together peacefully and not get in each others way. My thoughts on paranomal manifestations are if they want to stay here for whatever reason it may be then let them do so peacefully instead of forcing them to leave after all they are dead.

Live In A Haunted House? Why Not? Feb 12th. at 7:11:07 pm EST

shy_angel911 (Vinita, OK) Age: 18 - Email

Yes. I would definately livve in a haunted house. As long as the spirits aren't bothering anything, they have as much right to be there as I do. So, why not? It's not going to bother me to live with ghosts. They're all around you, everywhere you go. A few doors opening and closing, lights turning on and off are nothing to worry about. Sure it might get a little aggrivating, but it would be harmless. I would live in one just for the curiosity of it. It might not be a bad experience.

The More The Merrier Feb 12th. at 7:49:18 pm EST

Mandy Moon (St. John's, NL) Age: 22 - Email

I have lived in many houses with paranormal activity, and I certainly would again. Actually, the house I want to one day own may be haunted. I used to pass a house with a round "tower" in front every day on my way to school. And every other year it goes up for sale again. So my fiends and I have concluded it must be haunted. Either way, I have had my eye on that house for many years and I rest assured that when I am ready to buy it, it will once again be for sale :)
I think life is just more interesting when there is paranormal activity. And it makes great campfire stories!

Been Doing It For 4 Years Now. Feb 12th. at 8:38:07 pm EST

al'Lan Mandragoran (Hampton VA) Age: 31 - Email

Been living in a house with several spirits both of the upset and of the calm nature. Wouldn't be that much of a change, other than the fact that maybe the new spirits wouldn't be so bent on driving my fiancee insane.

There Are Houses Out There That Aren't Haunted?! Feb 12th. at 9:38:12 pm EST

Electric_Moonshine (Wausau, WI) Age: 23 - Email

Honestly, it seems now-a-days that almost every single house, apt., etc. that I walk into has *some* kind of spirit moving around in it. Naturally, you think, they could be attached to the people currently residing there, or even to myself, for that matter. So basically, I'm used to them. Every now and then, however, I do get spooked...and then I'll laugh at myself (while driving to a friend's house...) for letting them get the better of me. So yeah, I guess I would move in to the place; but if anything violently physical happened, I'd get the hades out of there.

Blessed Be

Sure Feb 12th. at 9:46:01 pm EST

Faolan (Baltimore Md.) Age: 36 - Email

Yes, I would, and have lived in a haunted house. The one I grew up in was. As long as there was no negative feelings from the spirits, I wouldn't mind at all.

I'd Love To! Feb 12th. at 10:31:07 pm EST

David Connolly (Austin, TX) Age: 45 - Email - Web

Earth bound spirits would be fine. The availability of a broadband connection would be much more important.

Given The Choice... Feb 12th. at 11:04:52 pm EST

SilverMoon (Idaho) Age: 20 - Email

Given the choice a ghostly roommate might be easier to get along with than a corporeal one. I would ask before I moved in, if there were any instances of paranormal activity in the house or apartment. Wouldn't want to hang a beautiful painting up on a wall that has a history of getting knick-knacks tossed up against it.

Hauntings... Feb 12th. at 11:05:15 pm EST

Aradia Nightfire (PA) Age: 18 - Email

Ok, it's quite obvious that most people have experienced some sort of prescence, and since everybody's sharing their's, I guess I'll tell you mine. I have always seen and felt prescences through-out my life, however, there was one particular house I always felt bad about. At the time, I was about twelve. The house was located in south-central PA, and according to legend, on an indian burial ground. (Ah, industry, sigh*) Anyway, we moved in and my family and I soon noticed that it was always cold. We would see shadows in the house and as time progressed things began to get more interesting. I remember trying to play in the yard, but then there would suddenly be a cold breeze and a multitude of voices would start whispering in my ear. I would look around and see shadows that seemed to be running around me. Needless to say that scared the poop out of me. Other occasions were witnessed from my brother, whose bedroom was accross from mine. He claims that at night I would come out, only it wouldn't be me, my face would be disfigured. At night they would begin whispering in my ears. Everyone could feel the bad vibes in the house. I actually think I was being protected as I stayed in that house because of one specific experience. I had been waking up in the middle of the night at around one or two consistently for about a week. It never really bothered me, so I would just go back to sleep. But on the last occasion I looked over and saw a completely solid, luminescent old nun just sitting there watching me sleep. Shortly after that, we moved. Even from that experience though I would still live in a hounted house, I've learned a few tricks since then. Heck I still live in one. (I've currently got a problem with some of the ghosts touching me as I sleep.) Oh well.

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