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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 Think I Would ||Feb 10th. at 4:36:49 pm EST|
|jera MorningOwl (Whitby, Ontario) ||Age: 15 - Email - Web|
I wouldn't live in a house because it was haunted, but If I found out that there were spirits in my house, I would do what I could to help them pass to the next life (hold a ritual, burn sage, sweep, ect)
| A Long History... ||Feb 10th. at 4:33:05 pm EST|
|jade (canada) ||Age: 16 - Email |
my best friend is a paranormal investigator. i'm not joking, he gets paid to take pictures of ghosts. i've gone with him a few times, and it's really interesting. my mother lived in a haunted house when she was younger. my family and a good part of my friend have a long history of having to deal with ghosts and the paranormal. i have tolerance for "weird" things, and i'm actually pretty used to them. would i live in a haunted house? i already have. nothing really big, i was the only one to see the ghosts. i was probably about seven or eight, i can't quite remember. anyway, some unusual stuff happened, i saw things that other people didn't. i wouldn't mind living in a haunted house again. where i live now is boring, at least my old house was interesting!
| Absolutely Not ||Feb 10th. at 4:32:51 pm EST|
|Bittersweet (Western New York) ||Age: 29 - Email |
Ghosts and aliens -- can't abide either one! They've always scared the pants off me, even as a child, and I'd run screaming like a cartoon character -- all the way to the horizon -- if I ever encountered one.
| We Already Do! ||Feb 10th. at 4:21:01 pm EST|
|Kim C. (Belmont, MA) ||Age: 42 - Email |
This predominantly Pagan household already does live in a haunted house. There are 4 of us here and we have all encountered our unseen housemate on several occasions. Doors slamming in empty rooms, audible footsteps coming down the stairs, lights and other electrical appliances turning on/off, and the rare, brief glimpse of someone wandering through the house are almost commonplace here. My fiancee was a little "freaked" at first, but has warmed up to our friend. As for me, when it makes its presence known, I just choose to say "hello, how are you". It's actually quite fascinating, and not all that scary.
As far as paranormal manifestations are concerned, obviously I am a believer. My sister has had a few visits from our late mother, some quite vivid and memorable. I had a very powerful experience a few years ago in a theater in New Jersey - while I was onstage, no less. As Hamlet said:
"There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio,
Than are dream't of in our Philosophy."
| Whould I Live In A Haunted House ||Feb 10th. at 4:10:28 pm EST|
|susan (indiana) ||Age: 34 - Email |
yes i would live in a haunted house. recently we just mopved out of a haunted house. but it was not due to the spirits. actually the spirits helped me become who i am now. they have taught me alot. i would live inanother time and time agian. actually my apartment is haunted with two spirits so far.
| Just A Small Town Girl ||Feb 10th. at 3:47:13 pm EST|
|jessica (arkansas) ||Age: 15 - Email |
yes i would like to live in a haunted house, but of course, i already do, so i guess i could say living in a haunted house isn't all that bad.
| Naaaahhhhh.... ||Feb 10th. at 3:31:10 pm EST|
|Tina Horn (Washington, DC/Columbia, MD) ||Age: 34 - Email |
Unless I could get the spirits to pay rent!
| My Thoughts ||Feb 10th. at 3:12:21 pm EST|
|Ravenseye, Mafdet-Athtor (Miami, Florida) ||Age: 15 - Email |
If I had found a house I wanted, nothing could stop me from moving in, especially not a couple of spirits. I would be uncomfortable with it at first, but as long as I'm with my fiancee I wouldn't be worried. After all, most manifestations aren't annoying, let alone dangerous. My opinion is that spirits should be treated well, since they are just as worthy of respected as we are, they have only not been able to move on yet. They do exist, but one should be careful to not readily believe in every haunting case reported. A simple storm can cause more trouble than any spirit could.
| Scared ||Feb 10th. at 3:00:47 pm EST|
|toni (colorada) ||Age: 33 - Email |
Yes i would be terribly scared, but that would override my curiosity.
I think would really like to so that i could overcome my fear.
I think that is why my mother visits my sister and not me, cos before she passed away, she said i am going to come back and scare the Sh!& out of you kids, and pleaded with her to not do it , because she would probably scare me to my grave.
I have always been curious to see if i could handle it, though.
| Yes I Would.... ||Feb 10th. at 2:50:23 pm EST|
|silverwinterose (Spartanburg, SC) ||Age: 46 - Email |
I would not be afraid to live in a 'haunted house'. I truly believe
in the paranormal. At times I have felt spirits in different situations.
My mother has just recently been told that in my grandparents house
(her parents, now deceased for 20 years) that the tenents have seen
and felt the shadowee figures of a man and woman. They are friendly and
never bother anyone but just kind of wonder around..My grandparents lived
in that home for almost 50 years and I can see them not wanting to let
it go..I wish I could experience their presence but I do not live close
to the home.
Another instance, my sister was in her just deceased FIL
house and all of a sudden the kitchen light started flickering on and off.
I believe the switch was off at the time..They were speaking of him at the
time. She also heard heavy footsteps out her bedroom window one morning
(she lived far from town on land he had owned) She had a feeling it was him
and she quickly looked out her window and no one was there..but she knew it was him..
My mother also told me of a time right after her father died. she was in her
kitchen (she took care of him in his last days) after he died and she was
at her sink, she felt someone touch her shoulder and she turned around a
saw a dark, smokee figure that she felt was her father. She seems to be sensitive
to the spirits of others, as her mother was, as my sister and youngest daughter are,
and as I seem to be.
I believe there are those who just find it hard to leave where they have
been for so long..In my grandparents case..they both died of natural causes
My sisters FIL died a tragic death on his farm..
May all your encounters be friendly....
| Definitely! ||Feb 10th. at 2:43:55 pm EST|
|Ricky (Florida) ||Age: 40 - Email |
I would love to live in a haunted house. I believe I would find it very stimulating. Of course, I would probably scare the spirits more so than they would scare me!
| Have Lived In One ||Feb 10th. at 2:15:26 pm EST|
|mike hinkle jr (bryan ohio) ||Age: 32 - Email |
When my wife and I first got together we lived in the little house next door to her parents and the tv came on in the middle of the night sun catchers would fly off the door and strange noises wer heard. THe big brick house that her parents live in has three different spirits in it sometimes you hear people talking softly upstairs the banker who had the house built back around early 1900's had his wife placed in a glass coffin in the round room downstairs for a long period of time so she still is there her grandmothers spirit and an unknown man is also present at times
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