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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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| 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.
| ...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.
| 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!
| I Would, I Have And I Do... ||Feb 15th. at 4:14:56 pm UTC|
|Karmann (St. Louis) ||Age: 24 - Email |
Ive lived in hauted houses for as long as I can remember, the last house we moved out of was very much haunted.. you could not only hear things but see them.. and I have a photo that was actually documented. The house I live in now is also haunted.. we will never have anyone come in to try to get rid of these spirits. They do not cause any harm.. just sometimes sleepless nights.
We invited the ones from our old house to come with us and my daughter swears they did..
I would.. I have and I do..
| Amy Is Her Name ||Feb 15th. at 3:33:47 pm UTC|
|Zeyra (Loveland, AZ) ||Age: 34 - Email |
Yes, Amy is her name.
We found the most affordable, TLC needing home in all of Loveland quite by accident.
A friend of mine and co-worker lives in the big farm house sitting all by itself off of a major county road.
Surrounded by fields and with a rather large lake just a 1/2 mile out of the backyard and stunning views of the Rockies. There are at least 60 trees in the yard, though I haven't really counted them all and it just felt like home to visit her there. The house is split into an upstairs and a basement "apartment" though they are both very large and comfortable.
The guy living downstairs moved out and we took a look. It needed help. Filthy and the walls were covered in soot from the fireplace being lit all the time. We still saw a lovely home and immediately contacted the landlord to see about renting it.
Wow, the painting and shampooing and cleaning we did to make it a very nice place to live, very nice.
In the midst of all of that work Amy decided to show herself. She is a small girl, about 5 or 6 and is usually wearing a white little dress with delicate paper wings on her back to resemble angel's wings. She had no shoes on but has a circle of flowers on her blonde little head resting over her long wispy locks. She sat squat in the window and looked very sad, and dirty....as if she wasn't sure she could come inside to get the care she needed.
Apparently she felt comfy enough to do so, because she is here and here to stay it seems. She is quite fond of turning off the lights and moving things about here and there.
Her newest trick, I have noticed, is to place her tiny handprints on windows, screens and in the dust wherever she can. My children are all very grown up and since we don't have little ones I am sure it is her. She seems to love the kitchen so that is where I speak to her when I feel the need to mother a tiny one.
With my husband gone for Goddess knows how long with the National Guard she keeps me company while the big kids are all out doing their own living in this world.
There are more, I can feel them outside and sometimes in the chill of a winter's eve I can see them wandering in the fields outside and I have seen frosty prints on the windows.
I may someday learn all of their stories, but for now it's Amy alone who keeps watch on the electric bill and the dust and always makes me smile.
| Yes ||Feb 15th. at 3:21:27 pm UTC|
|Beryl Eagle (Morton, Wa) ||Age: 26 - Email |
I've done it before and I'd do it again. Most spirits just want to be agknowledged and are actual quite helpful in nature. They can, of course, be a bit mischevious at times. However, so are the people a person lives with.
| Living In A Haunted House ||Feb 15th. at 3:04:41 pm UTC|
|Adaryn (San Antonio, TX) ||Age: 24 - Email |
I lived in a haunted house in Italy, and it took a long time to get used to it. My main fear, at first, was not of a supernatural presence, but a human one. The sounds that I heard downstairs could have come from a person. Stomping up and down the stairs, doors slamming. It sounded like someone broke in. My husband and I slept with an aluminum baseball bat by the bed. The downstairs area was occupied by a malevolent spirit, I quickly learned not to even try to communicate with it, that just made it angry.
| Haunted Houses ||Feb 15th. at 11:15:50 am UTC|
|DarkAngel (Lancaster, PA) ||Age: 23 - Email |
I have lived in "haunted" houses nearly all my life. There was plenty of negative entities, but always more than enough of what I called "Guardians" to chase them off. Things being hidden, warm pockets, cold pockets, foot steps, torn screens mending themselves (I've seen this) , back rubs, people sitting on your lap...I got used to all of these things, they don't even phase me anymore. Spirit cats seemed to be the norm in any house, and there was always spirit children and past loved ones keeping my own kids company. I think any house you go to, even if you just had it built, will be "haunted" at one point or another by passing travelers or those trapped on the land. Yes I would, and still do, live in one. Unless they're negative, after a while you just get used to the fact that you're never alone, and life goes on.
| No Choice In The Matter ||Feb 15th. at 7:52:13 am UTC|
|Richard Thorson (Tulsa) ||Age: 50 - Email - Web|
Since I was the age of 4 I have lived in houses, apartments, or dorm rooms where paranormal activity has been present. My present house was haunted (the entity [a real nasty] lived, for reason or reasons unknown, in the guest bathroom) until about ten years ago when a friend of mine and I got rid of it and put up a warding field around the house to keep such entities out. However, that does not mean that the field keeps all entities out. We still have some "friendlies" that live with my wife and I and like to hide things from us.
Would I choose to live in a haunted house, no? It would make life much simpler. Do I have a choice in the matter? Doesn't seem so.
| Yes And No ||Feb 15th. at 7:37:21 am UTC|
|Carol (England, Birmingham) ||Age: 13 - Email |
Spirits, I believe, are just images of those who once were. I do not think that they can harm you, (except for poltergeists) , and in this case, i think that poltergeists are a built up of negative energy that has just gradually increased.
It would be interesting to live in a house that is haunted, however, only for a short while.
When I was young, i lived in a small house in the country, and alot of weird stuff went on. However, it always felt warm, especially in the room that i slept in. I never felt threatened by anything. If i went back there now, i would probably try and release the spirit. I believe that they are crying for help. They are not entertainment, and should be delt with in the proper mannor.
I have once been to Yorkshire on a two week break, and my family and I went on a ghost walk. We came to a little cluster of houses, where young children have been seen, screaming and caling for help. Before the guide even told us about the children, i felt a negative presence. About 100 years or so ago, that area had been a orphanage, and the man who run it used to treat them badly. He used to get money from the council to look after them, however when the children died, the money supply would be cut off. Being a selfish man, he put the bodies underneath the floorboards, so he would still get the money. I could go further, but there isnt much point. Do you think it is fair, that little children, whether ghosts or not, should be left in pain, or hurt?
Anyway back to the question, I would like to go back to the house I used to live in, to atleast feel the presence of a spirit. Furniture would be moved, and my mother always said she could see figures in the corner of her eye... i dont want to continue now, theres no point!
so, yes and no.
| I Have, I Do, And Would Again. ||Feb 15th. at 3:16:58 am UTC|
|Kate (Des Moines iowa) ||Age: 18 - Email |
i wouldn't necessarily call our house "haunted", as the word to me means to be bothered by something negative...but there is definetely something hanging around my house-- this house is 108, so i am not terribly surprised..."George", as i call him, turns televisions, radios and the like on and off, opens doors, hides things, moves things, he knocks on my door late at night a lot. he seems to hang around my room more than anywhere else. i made a comment to a friend of mine a few weeks ago about wanting george to hang about more, and that night, footsteps in the uninhabited upstars, clocks changing randomly, the kitchen radio turning on...he likes to change my radio stations. teribbly irritating sometimes, but you've gotta love him. i don't know what i'd do if George wasn't here.
| Sounds Fun ||Feb 14th. at 10:05:25 pm UTC|
|Aine (Midwest) ||Age: 21 - Email |
OH yes, I would love to live in a haunted house. If they became extremely annoying, or dangerous I would do something about it. I would somehow make peace with them, or calm them down. And if they got too out of hand, I would preform some kind of banishing to keep them from harming anything. I am actually used to such occurences, as it seems like spirits like to follow me around. lol
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