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Question of the Week: 98 - 2/10/2003

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. Reverse Sort 

Yes, I Would Feb 14th. at 9:40:58 pm EST

GypsyStorm (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) Age: 37 - Email

I have been interested in the paranormal since I was very young. I've had experiences with "the other side" as recently as two years ago. As long as they were benevolent, I would have no problem sharing my space with them, although I would try to help them cross over...


I Have Always Dreamed Of Living In A Haunted House! Feb 14th. at 8:32:21 pm EST

april aka ABRA (Fingerlakes Region) Age: 41 - Email

I think it would be awesome to live in a haunted house, as long as the spirits agreed to share their domain peacefully. I think it would be a very unique learning experience!

Would I Live In A Haunted House/ Feb 14th. at 7:10:37 pm EST

Cindy Nicola (California) Age: 49 - Email

Yes, I would, In fact, I have done. At first, I thought I was seeing things, as
I had recently undergone major surgery and was still on medication. I kept seeing
a small, white cat - six-legged - wandering through the rooms of the house. Since
I didn't feel bad, and it didn't do anything harmful, I decided to live with it;
especially since I like cats and can't have any due to allergy. I didn't say
anything to my friends or family, since I wasn't quite certain it was really there.
But, one by one, friends began to remark on my white cat, and wasn't I still
horribly allergic to cats, and what was wrong with that cat?
For as long as I lived in that little house I enjoyed the companionship of my little
white kitty.

Yes I Would Live With A Ghost...I Have For 7 Years. Feb 14th. at 5:33:46 pm EST

Niested (WV) Age: 15 - Email

When we first moved into our house we encountered many ghosts.Some of which the houses history did not record.Like the mysterious "Anna" (our nickname for her) who wonders our hallway after the hours always appears to be looking for something.
Ofcourse it was frightening at first getting used to the orbs in the corner of our eyes, objects shaking, rapping noises, ghostly figures, even people coming out of my sisters closet.I have even made contact with a little boy numerous times through astral travel.They seem pretty harmless.
But if you really think about it they really can do you no harm.They might even be trying to communicate with you.I can only imagine they would...being a lonesome wonderer for what seems eternity not knowing wether you are alive or dead.
Yes, I would choose to live with paranormal activity.I don't think we should fear hauntings.
...everyone deserves a life long companion.Alive or dead.

Yes, And I Have. Feb 14th. at 4:05:42 pm EST

Patrick T. Evans (Tucson, AZ) Age: 21 - Email

I absolutely would live in a haunted house. If anything, I think I would be so fascinated that I would turn down a better deal elsewhere in favor of having paranormal activity in my home. In fact, I had the opportunity to live in such a house about 13 years ago. It was an old farm house in Illinois. My mother had rented it and we had no clue that there were any spirits. But by the third night there was no doubt. Nothing scary happened, some pictures would re-arrange themselves, beds would jump around when you were trying to go to sleep. Me and my siblings absolutely loved that one, but we had to ask "george" (our nick name for the spirit) to stop because it was really scaring my mom. But nothing really scary happened. Nothing like those scary movies that are always coming out. We moved out after about six months, much to my dismay. I have never been back, but I hope george found some more kids to play with.

Would I Live In A Haunted House? Feb 14th. at 2:08:43 pm EST

Tabbetha Chelby (Oregon) Age: 34 - Email

Living with spirts would be wonderful.
Being able to commuicate with the other world and past lifes would be most interesting to me because of the information and knowlegde what can be past from generation to generation.
Preserving the way of the past, persent and future for not only myself but my children. I don't want them to be afraid of the unseen or other powers of what was once used in every day purposes.
I practice wicca and want my children and their children to do the same.
Tabbetha Chelby

I Think Haunted Houses Are Cool Feb 14th. at 12:38:55 pm EST

April Sanborn (San Bernardino CA) Age: 18 - Email

I think that living in a haunted house would be interesting. of course it would be a little frightening at first but I think that I could used to it. Then I could have my friends come over and I could scare the life out of them, and I would never feel alone when nobody was home with me. Just as long as the ghosts don't try to hurt anybody I would be perfectly fine. Depends Feb 14th. at 10:09:44 am EST

Cassaundra (ohio) Age: 17 - Email

If the spirit didn't mind me living in it's house, of course, why not! But, out of respect, is it didn't want me there, I wouldn't stay.Simple as that, no more no less.Of course, I may try to compromise, but, we're talking about a spirit here, it should be left in peace.

Sure!! Why Not? Feb 14th. at 9:47:59 am EST

Silver Robynsong (Indiana, U.S.A) Age: 20 - Email

I have lived in a haunted house. And I'd do it again. Never know, might make some friends :)

Yep! Feb 14th. at 8:34:53 am EST

Old Witch (South Carolina) Age: 51 - Email

I do live in a "haunted" house, and I've lived here 24 yrs.

Haunted Houses, A Learning Experience Feb 14th. at 12:24:34 am EST

morgan fox (Boston, MA) Age: 45 - Email

I lived in a haunted house many years ago at the beach. At first objects would either disappear or move around. Although intrigued i wasn't alarmed by it. Eventually things excellerated to the point where my "ghost" would lock the door if I went outside to throw out the trash, which was annoying but livable and then began to actually "throw" furniture at me. Large pieces of furniture would be hurled across the room, not just tipped over. It became rather dangerous after a while. "He" would also screem my ex-boyfriends name out loud. What the connection was I never figured out. My friends "believed" me because they loved me but basically thought I was loosing my marbles. I thought so myself for a while. He'd also sit on my chest at night after I was in bed, keeping me from getting out of bed and I'd wake up with bruises of fingerprints on my arms, legs and chest. Finally, my neighbor was in my apartment during a blackout when he screemed. You never saw a women book it up the stairs as fast as she did. She wanted to know how I could continue to live there with that "thing" in the house. My philosophy was I wasn't going to be chased out of my own home. That night he was very active, turning the water in the sinks on and off and making all kinds of noises. He would never manifest for me though, although I asked repeatedly. Just before I moved he ended up saving all of our lives. A fire broke out in the house next to mine (at the beach they're a breath away from each other) . Well, no one was aware of the fire as it was smoldering in a mattress. Suddenly my bed began to slam against the wall waking me and my upstairs neighbors. When we investigated we smelled the smoke from next door and called the fire department. If "he" hadn't done that the fire would have been well on its way before anyone knew what was happening. Why "he" saved us is a mystery. He either didn't want harm to come to him or he was saving "his" home and that was the only way he could do it. Since I've moved (over 10 years) the house has been boarded up and never rented again.

Haunted Houses? No Thanks. Feb 13th. at 11:00:35 pm EST

Christina (Jamestown, NY) Age: 14 - Email

Personally, I would never want to live in a haunted house. When I was much younger (more so than I am now) , I thought ghosts and spirts were the most awesome thing in the entire world. I was also ignorant to the fact that not all ghosts and spirits are good natured. Then when I was 12, I was visiting a friends house with another friend. We were told by this friend that her house was haunted. Of course, we did not believe her, so she decided to prove it to us. She took us down into her basement, where she said most of the activity occured. As soon as we got down there, all 3 of us became very cold. One of my friends started screaming, claming she saw someone, and the other one ran with her out the door. There I was, all by myself, in the basement. As I was about to leave, something grabbed me, and would not let me go. I struggled for 5 minutes, then finally got free. I ran upstairs, only to find my friend putting ice on a huge red handprint, engraved into her arm.To this day, we still talk about it, and have no idea what caused the handprint. As you can see, I'm still frightened by that "encounter, " so I would probably never be able to live peacefully with a ghost in my house.

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