Cool coincidence...thanks mylot LOL

@foxyfire33 (10009)
United States
April 4, 2008 7:22pm CST
Ok several times on here I've seen the following question posed..."Would you buy a house if you knew someone had been brutally murdered in it?" I always answered that I am so desperate for a house that of course I would. Yes it would be a little creepy but oh well, I could deal with that better than being here. I found the perfect house for us and we've started the process of buying it. I fell in love with it from the first time I saw it. So many things are absolutely perfect it feels like this house was meant for us. Well, guess what I just found out? Yep, a former owner brutally stabbed her husband to death in the house! LOL, I know it's creepy and a sad story but I can't help but laugh. I have answered that question so many times here and now I'm trying to buy a house with that exact story!So thanks fellow mylotter for "preparing" me for this possibility. It may not have been intentional lol but it saved me from sitting here in shock like I would have been had I not thought of that possibility already! oh and I'll share pics of the house as soon as I can
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@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Hopefully you got a better price because of the house's sordid past! LOL. I am glad that you aren't creeped out by it. It is wonderful to get your very own house and make it into a home. Best wishes and good luck! I can't wait to see the pictures.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
6 Apr 08
back view - This is from the back yard. The little porch thing there enters into the kitchen area...which is almost completely empty but we'll figure something out!
LOL well it is a lot cheaper than it's worth in my opinion so I'm guessing it's past is part of the reason. I posted two pictures in the last few comments and here's another one...
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
7 Apr 08
That house looks huge!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
It's a bit over 2200 square feet of living area plus a full (unfinished) basement and attic!
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Congratulations on your future new house! I don't think I could be so brave. I just feel like bad energy lingers and, that would freak me out a little bit too much. I could never enter the room in which the murder happened without thinking about it. But, I get spooked a bit too easily sometimes and, I let my imagination get the better of me. But, you are a brave, strong person! Congrats again! I can't wait to see the pictures!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
6 Apr 08
the entryway/foyer - I love this photo. It shows off the original woodwork. Obviously those are the stairs lol and notice the stained glass in the window on the landing, so pretty. Through the door way is the dining room to the left (visible) and the two living rooms to the right (not pictured)
I do feel the same way...but I'm thinking, at least I know what I'm dealing with here. My first house with my now ex-hubby, we didn't know much about but something was definitely 'wrong' with it. We never saw anything, it just felt bad. Anyway...I've posted a few pictures throughout the other comments and here's one more for everyone to see.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 Apr 08
It looks really pretty! And all the woodwork is beautiful! And, isn't it weird how you can sense something odd about a place with walls and a roof? LOL! I live in a brand new house (we bought it brand new) but, I get a sense of weirdness on occasions. I don't know if someone passed away while it was being built. I never heard anything and, I am not sure, but I think that that is something that is supposed to be disclosed but, there is just something odd sometimes. I will see something out of the corner of my eye or feel like I am being watched. I don't know. It is very likely my own imagination but, I just know what I feel sometimes and, it gives me the creeps now and then. LOL!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I just love the woodwork. Some of the doorways have really fancy trim and corner moldings too and it all looks to be in good shape. As for your house, it may not be the house itself but maybe the land? I've heard of negative energies lingering on the land even after the original buildings were long gone. The house ex-hubby and I had...the owners before us moved because of a bad divorce, our marriage was basically destroyed in that house (even though we lived there for only our first year of marriage), the people who lived in it after us seperated (while she was pregnant) but did get back together but with the understanding they would move out, the people after that were adult siblings and they all ended up in jail for various things, they foreclosed and it went to a convent. The nuns didn't stay long and it went to the monastary. The monks use it a little for retreats but it's empty most of the time. Back in the 60's a family lived there but the parents also divotrced once the children were adults (divorce was very frowned upon in that community back then) and throughout the 70's it was a modern day "house of ill-repute"...various illegal activities that I think mylot would censor out.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I'm so happy for you that you've found a house and you're going to escape your prison! Really, it may be a bit creepy if you let yourself dwell on it too much but I'm sure every house that isn't brand new has something in its history that may creep some of us out. Maybe not to the point of a murder taking place there, but that's probably happened in a lot of houses where the new owners never even found out. Just avoid watching certain movies and TV shows for awhile after you move in and you'll be fine. Annie
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
6 Apr 08
one creepy looking photo - This is the dining room (it has a built in--in another photo-- for dishes and silver...so "The Wife with a Bread Knife in the Dining Room" is possible lol). All the other photos except this and the bedroom above it are really bright so it does make it seem creepy compared to the others.The walls are a light green and there's an antique light(another photo) hanging from the ceiling still.
LOL...yeah I definitely won't be sitting alone in the dark for a while...or ever! I'm scared of the dark as it is lol because of my parents house and The Blair Witch movie. Anyway I am so happy too...I'm really hoping to find out more about this house but it's a small town and no one seems to have gotten anything online...at least nothing I can find. Plus I don't know names associated with the house so it's hard to do much research.
• United States
8 Apr 08
Oh, this isn't creepy, it is gorgeous I love the dining area with the windows all around..Beautiful..
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Well glad that you are finally getting a place of your own. Sorry of the situation that goes along with the house. I've been in my house that I own for about twelve years, though it's nice to live in my own home, it's a pain trying to keep up with the upkeep.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Yeah, I'm not looking forward to the upkeep of over 2200 sq. ft. but the wood floors will help some with that...I hate vacuuming, I'll sweep and mop anyday.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Congratulations, I hope this works out, I know how much this will be a blessing to you, to get out and have your own home..
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
shed - I know nothing about this other than what can be seen in the picture and that it's behind the house. For all I know LOL it's about to cave in and we'll have to tear it down but it sure looks cute.
Thanks! I have decided to be positive and act as though this is my house and that there is no other option. I know the disappointment will be worse if something does fall through but I think this attitude is the best way to stay focused on the goal and not get overwhelmed by the process. I'm running out of pictures to share so here is one of the little shed/building behind the house.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Nice, do you have any of the home itself?
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Oh, yes. I've scattered quite a few pictures throughout my comments on this discussion. The ones of the outside of the house are on the first page and various inside shots are on pages 2 and 3.
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• United States
5 Apr 08
LOL Thats a funny one! Congrats on the new house and I hope all goes well!! I guess im the same way. I would live in a house where something like that happened. Its in the past and so long as all the eveidence of it was gone no harm done. We actually did live in a house like that when I was younger. We had lived there about a year. One of the neighbors had asked if we knew what had happened there. Well of course we didnt. I guess a lady used to live there and one day a burgeler broke in to rob the place thinking she wasnt home. He found her in the upstairs bathroom taking a bath and drownded her. Poor lady. The upstairs bathroom was mine and my brothers. We were only 13 and 6 at the time. Well needless to say at that time it freaked me out and I would never use the tub again and only the toilet if I had to go so bad and I couldnt make it down stairs. LOL! Now Im older and dont believe in ghosts and that sort of thing so It wouldnt bother me. ~May The Kisses Of An Angel Cover And Protect You Always~ Copper
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Oh my! I don't think I could have used that bathroom again either! I would have had to gut the room and put all brand new stuff in it....including a very heavy lock on the door! We haven't seen the house in person yet, only the pictures on various real estate websites. I also haven't found much info on the murder itself...online newspaper archives only go back to 2003 so if I want to know anything I'll have to sift through things at the historical society or ask the new neighbors. I'm thinking it may have happened in the kitchen, besides being the logical room, the agent I spoke with seemed to bit a bit flustered when she explained that the hardwood floor in the kitchen was missing a few boards...I didn't think much about it at the time since it is an old house and sometimes owners just give up on renovations...but now, I'm think there may have been a good reason to tear up a section of boards.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
dining room built-in and kitchen - The dining room looks to need very little work and only cosmetic things. What little I can see of the kitchen looks pretty rough...but that's ok, I have waited a long time for a kitchen of my own and this way I can make it exactly how I want it.
oops meant to add this picture. It's mainly of the beautiful built-in in the dining room but what's left of the kitchen can be seen though the doorway.
• United States
8 Apr 08
Yes, it looks to need some work, but you have a good sturdy home to work with, unlike mine..
@sahyd2don (2948)
• India
5 Apr 08
you must be really brave to buy that house . I cant even think of buying any house where somebody was killed in the past......
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Ehh...it's not really bravery. I just don't get too bothered by things of this nature.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Hey, a house is a house right? Funny that you ended up getting a house someone was murdered in. At least you know that there was not a break in. It was just a woman who got sick of her man.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
LOL...yeah my s/o said "greaat, we'll move in and history will repeat itself" I have every intention of making it a home so I'm sure it will all be just fine.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Congratulations on your good fortune, foxyfire! You should not experience any problems with the house unless you are especially sensitive to the occult, still, I would probably have the house blessed before I took up residence-just to be on the safe side.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
And I have thought of things like that. My oldest daughter is even more sensitive than me so if nothing else I'll have it blessed or something for her peace of mind.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
wow!! are you really sure it is nothing? or you don't feel it's creepy at all? i guess if it was me.. i really won't be able to do it... anyhow, i hope you like it there.. and have a good day! Goodluck!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Oh, it's definitely creepy but it's not like I expect anything evil to jump out at me LOL. I figure in it's 108 years a lot of other good things have happened there to keep it a 'happy house'.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
5 Apr 08
Wow..thats good! anyway, whatever past things happen in a house..Its sad or happy, it has no connection with the present and you can always make a difference out of it!
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
light in dining room - The caption with this said it's an antique light. It's in the dining room from what I can tell...I haven't decided if it will stay or not.

Check out the woodwork around around the doorways!
That's my plan. This is MY home and I will put a positive energy back into it. This is the last photo I have for the time being and sorry it's not very exciting. I plan to take more when we do our walk through.
• United States
8 Apr 08
The woodwork is beautiful, I love it..As for the light, I would leave it..Though maybe changing the glass coverings, but the rest of it looks really pretty..
@gemini_rose (16193)
5 Apr 08
Seems like someone was listening to you then! How strange is that though, I think if I found out something like that I would be reluctant to go through with buying it, but I do not know, if I had fallen in love with the house I do not think I would know what to do! I would be in a dilemma! Well anyway really glad you found a perfect house and hope everything goes smoothly and hassle free and cannot wait to see the pics of it, perhaps you could find out a bit more on the history of that murder! I for one would love to hear it.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Fireplace - The house has two chimneys but this is the only fireplace that I know of. The house has been empty for a while so it's unknown if this can still be used. I don't intend on finding out until it's been professionally inspected and cleaned and that will probabl not happen any time soon. 

I don't know where in the house it's located. One chimney appears to be in the location of the living room and the other is near the kitchen...but old houses can be deceiving with chimneys to second floor fireplaces and fireplaces with their chimneys torn down.
I think that's the main thing...I love it so none of the issues seem very troublesome to me. Somethings have made me stop and think but overall I just keep going back to all the potential it has and how it is exactly what I've always had in my mind for a home...you ever find something that is such a perfect fit it feels like it must have been meant for you all along?I'm going to have to try the historical society and neighbors for the history I think. The newspaper only has online archives going back to 2003 and I don't know names of previous owners yet. I only have one more photo after this one. Hope you've enjoyed them all!
• United States
8 Apr 08
Oh, a fireplace with a mantel and a mirror above it..That is awesome..
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
5 Apr 08
i might get shock if i'm in your situation right now. hope that ghost won't greet and welcome you in your new house lol
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
7 Apr 08
LOL...I hope not too but if he does, it's nothing I haven't dealt with before!
• Philippines
18 Apr 08
I remember that discussion but i don't know if i participated. But i think for me, i will not buy it unless i needed that house very desperately. On the other hand, you are just being practical. You need a house and you found it and its just perfect, i think you would have a problem on the creepy feeling that there was someone murdered. Goodluck, i hope there are no creepy feeling ahead and i know that its all in the mind. Just pray.
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
16 Apr 08
OMG that is too ironic! I, myself, am not sure if I could live in a house like that, but then again it's OLD memories, and you can always create new and better ones.