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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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| Lived In Haunted Hauses? I Alreadydid. ||Feb 12th. at 12:00:33 pm EST|
|kiki (chicago, ill) ||Age: 13 - Email |
well I've lived in haunted houses all my life. Whenever we were asleep we would hear footsteps in our living room and in our hallway. Sometimes the plates in the kitchen owuld fall, or our pictures would fall on the floor. Now were I live there are ghosts too. Every night I would see shadows around my house. Sometimes when I'm watching T.V. I would see someone staring at me , but when I turn around they hide. One night I was watching T.V. and I was getting sleepy , so I turned it off. But as I did, the T.V. turned back on by itself , and I turned it back off. My school, too, is haunted. When me and my friends were in the library fixing the books, the teaher had some really freaky dolls . So when I turned to see the doll , the doll was staring at me and it's eyes were red. When I told my friends to look at it , the doll seemed normal. But when I turned again the doll was looking at me with it's red eyes. So as you see all my life I've been around ghosts or as you may called them spirits of the dead.
| Haunted Houses.. ||Feb 12th. at 10:44:29 am EST|
|Daniel (TN, usa) ||Age: 26 - Email |
I grew up with spirits around me, our family home in El Paso, TX was a gate way, because of how the city grew, our home was built in a Cherokee burial ground. No one knew until my grandmother who was a Cherokee medicine woman walked through the front door for the first time.
Spirits are all around me in my everyday life. If could live a day without seeing or experience them I could. I find it more of a curse than a gift. I don't hear them, but see them. It makes life hard, especially when growing up. But since I can't and I have excepted what goes on around me. I can live with them. My wife and I live in a home that has turned into a gate way because of my presence in the home. We have gotten used to setting "rules" of what we expect for living together. If those "rules" of the house are not followed, my wife and I will make sure they don't return. In rules I mean, spirits are not allowed to contact the children in a harmful manor, they are not to be tricky with the children or my family. Darkened spirits are not allowed period.
| Would I?? I Did!! ||Feb 12th. at 10:32:39 am EST|
|Amethyst_Soul (Burlington, WI) ||Age: 37 - Email |
The house I where I currently live is full of activity, both of this world and outside of it. I am not sure exactly what attracts such a variety of spritits to this place, but for the most part we all get along. There are several who have chosen to stay long term and many seem to just pass through. It is not unusual to have cuboards, doors open or close, lights go on/off, or to see an entity wander around both inside or outside. All of my family has had encounters of different types, and several freinds. The house has a warm comfortable feel to it. Do we get scared? At times there have been encounters that has risen the hair on the back of our necks. If someone passes through that seems to have a negative energy, our long term group seems to encourage them to move on. Frankly I wouldn't trade it for the world. Concidering our spiritual path I don't think it is unusual to see the spirit of those who are waiting for the next journey.
| HauntedHouses ||Feb 12th. at 8:52:11 am EST|
|TheHollow (Vancouver, Canada) ||Age: 21 - Email |
I've lived in many haunted houses over the years from the age of 2, possibly since I was born. I believe that is hard to aviod spirits and other worldly happenings b/c anywhere you go there is a presence of those who have exsisted before. Old homes of course have more history and thus are more likely to contain ghosts. I have had experiences with residual history (where something that has happened in the past overlaps and plays agian and agian like a looped video tape) , ghosts and my own personal poltergeist (he moved things, turned lights off, etc.) .
Mostly I have not had bad experiences with ghosts and residuals don't really do much. I have, however, had some scary encounters with frightening and potentially evil presences. I think it may be best to have a conversation with the entities in the home and inform them that you mean no harm and try to share your space with them. But if their is a frightening, menacing, or violent force at work it may be a good idea to seek help with someone who knows how to handle the forces at work.
| Haunted Houses ||Feb 12th. at 2:23:16 am EST|
|Colleen (RAF Lakenheath, UK) ||Age: 28 - Email |
It all depends on what is haunting the house. My aunt had a ghost who came out of the cold cellar in the basement. She wasn't very friendly, so we were always told to leave her alone. The family lived in that house for over 20 years though.
| I Would'nt Have It Any Other Way ||Feb 12th. at 2:21:07 am EST|
|Nateseia (Winnipeg, Canada) ||Age: 40 - Email |
I have *alway* live in haunted house...every single one of then since the age o twelve.
I think my mother, being a Wiccan herself, could not imagine a house without them. She taught us not to fear, but incorporate
our lives with them in terms of accommadating the reasons they might need to hang around for
a while. She turned the initial fear we kids had into curiosity. I'm not saying that we did not cling to her skirts when the back door would slam open, and someone would walk down the basement
stairs ( that was a regular one) , but in time, we realized that was all they did. We still played in the basement. It held no fear for us.
As I grew up, and lived in various apartments and homes, I realized that everytime I walked into a new one to inspect it, my first instinct was to feel for
an existing energy and what it might be. If the homes did ot have this energy, I got a 'dead' feeling from it (no pun intended) and would'nt move in.
Currently, I have been in my house for ten years and the spirits provide me with no end of entertainment and .....yes...saftey.
If on any given night, they are being particullary noisy and fullof antics, I ask then to settle down. If they do not desist, I yell at them.
For my children, this is the norm in which they grew up. If one spirit insists on acting up, despite what the pleas of the kids are, I'm usually able to intercede and create a
little down time.
I'd be very lonely without them. Their presence reminds me constantly of our connection, and
how infact, normal it to not only live harmoniously with entites that you will some day mirror, but that our circles and prayers,
rantings and ravings are by those who sometimes make themselves known in ways we least expect.
| I Would Live In A Haunted House ||Feb 12th. at 1:11:29 am EST|
|Mike (North Carolina) ||Age: 22 - Email |
I have actually lived in a haunted house, it was in Merkel Texas. I was only 12 at the time but remember the different things that happend vividly. I dont suppose it was really that long ago. To tell you the truth i miss it. I just remember never feeling alone, and it wasnt a bad thing. At times i even felt protected or guarded. So I would live in a haunted house depending on the spirits or entitys that also inhabited the house.
| Guess Who's Coming To Dinner ||Feb 12th. at 12:33:20 am EST|
|Charlene Rowan-Kemple (Houston, Texas) ||Age: 50 - Email |
Regarding question 98
My husband and I currently live in a haunted house. Our lovely spirit seems to be a young girl who acts up occassionally when certain TV shows are on, or an argument arises. Throwing picture frames and loud banging on the upstairs floors always lets us know she's upset. She manifests herself occassionally walking down the stairs and out the front door, or sometimes in our master bathroom or bedroom.
We always thank her for watching over us and our 2 cats Alpha and Omega, and for keeping away unwanted people. So far, it has been a wonderful experience. Our spirit seems to enjoy fresh flowers and the herbs I grow, as well as watching me as I make my herbal blends for my natural soaps, bath salts, and lotions for my small business.
I can always "feel" her when she's around and personally love the company when my husband is away on business trips.
By all means invite a spirit or two into your home. It can be a very rewarding experience.
| Live With Respect Dead Or Alive ||Feb 11th. at 11:17:52 pm EST|
|Katherine (Canada) ||Age: 23 - Email |
I believe that no matter where you are there will always be "ghosts" wheather it be in your home or when your going about your day to day routien. A manifestation that is not real can not hurt or harm you in any way the only way it can is if you let it. That is why the living and the dead must respect one another we are all shareing the same liveing space ( the earth ) would it not be easier if we shared it respectfully.
| I Kind Of Do Already ||Feb 11th. at 10:50:02 pm EST|
|Etain (Ohio) ||Age: 31 - Email |
I live above a funeral home at the moment. The apartment has been in my husband's family for years. The first two weeks we lived here we were scared. Partly due to the bad neighborhood, but also because we weren't sure what to expect....haunted house wise. Yeah, it's creepy but I guess we're used to it. I've seen some weird stuff. But then I blew it off thinking, "I must be seeing things". I think I'm in denial but somewhere inside of me I know where we live is a very transient place for spirits. Most of the time they go on their merry little way. But sometimes, once in a while, some stick around.....very creepy. I have to smudge and clear alot. No, I wouldn't choose to live in a haunted house. It takes a lot of energy and up keep to keep the environment in balance.
| I Probably Will! ||Feb 11th. at 10:16:03 pm EST|
|Warlock Mark (Philippines) ||Age: 24 - Email - Web|
Though i never been in a house that is descriptively like a haunted house, i would try to live in one. I had a friend that has father that already past away, and makes me feel like his spirit are just some footsteps away from me (coz i sleep in their house-sometimes alone!) . And because i practice a craft and invoke some spirit, i see no problem living in a haunted house full of ghost. And I will not try to send them away coz i know they just need a shelter and ahome they want to call theis own, and in fact i will let them stay but they should not disturb me in any way.
| Haunted House, Where'd That Pen Go? ||Feb 11th. at 9:14:46 pm EST|
|Lucian Nailo (Corpus Christi, Texas) ||Age: 16 - Email - Web|
I sincerely doubt that I would be able to live in a haunted house. The sort of paranormal phenomena that you describe would bother me too much for me to be able to dwell in the residence for longer that a lunar cycle or so...
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