Would you spend the night alone in a haunted house for $50,000?

United States
September 20, 2009 12:20am CST
Lets suppose there is a "hauted house" in your town. There have been valid documentations of hauntings in this house and it's even been featured on television stations such as Discovery or The Travel Channel. Here are the guide lines: you have to spend the entire night in the house (from 6pm-6am). You have to be by yourself (and that includes no pets) and other than having a phone for emergecies, you can't bring your cell phone (you have to be completely alone). Do you think you could do it for $50,000? Honestly, I don't think I could even for such a huge sum of money. I think my imagination would frighten me half to death.
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@wolveren (1525)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
Sure thing. Where do I sign up? I'd rather be with ghosts than live in my country with corruption and cheesy celebrities. At least ghosts are ghosts. I certainly would wanna try. And if ever I can get to befriend the evil ones I'm going to bring them back with me to scare d sht out of the politicians and cheesy celebrities in my country. That is if I'm lucky enough to get out alive. Lol.
@kitty42 (3907)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Hello LMAOOOOO, This is too funny Thanks for sharing this with us.
@wolveren (1525)
• Philippines
21 Sep 09
thanks kitty, I just thought of it and had to post it before I forget. I'm glad that made ya laugh. But I do mean every word of what I said. Even for just that much money. I think the achievement of bringing back the evil ghosts with me for vengeance is priceless. Lol. Cheers!
@rdadey (485)
• Canada
20 Sep 09
I'd do it for $50. For $50000 I'd move in. I don't believe in ghosts and believe that people's minds freak them out more than anything else. I have been in many places where it was said strange things happen and was always disappointed when nothing ever did.
@kitty42 (3907)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Hello I would never do this, but you are right I do believe its more mental than anything else and that will kill me Thank you, you will do it $50 for $50,000 you will move in, LMAOOOOO your funny, I like this.
• Danville, Virginia
30 Jan 14
You up for it jdade ???
@morange (92)
• Nepal
20 Sep 09
If this chance was given to me then i would definitely spend a whole night alone...This is because i dont believe in any ghost..But for me this amount is a bit less..I need much more than that cause spend a whole night in a haunted house is not a joke..so i wont miss this golden opportunity...
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, morange! It's interesting and very cool that you look at this as a "golden opportunity". I like how some people look at the situation from a money angle and others, look at it as an opportunity. I suppose some want the fortune, while others want the adventure, and some people want both!
• United States
29 Oct 11
I will do it for 50 000 cause I love the paranormal plus I need money bad for my daughter s o could have awsome christmas plus ill will need be pick up please let me know here my email address it is pauldiem75@gmail.com pleases email me back and let me know ill be happy and I ll u know on the haunting and kind it is thank u paul diem
@trixyteddy (1073)
• India
21 Sep 09
No way....I might die of fright and will never enjoy that money. Let somebody else have it. I wouldn't even be there with my pets.
@kitty42 (3907)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Hello Pets,please my cat runs when he hears the door bell, he would scare me more than anything
@patofgold23 (5077)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
oh wow i wish i could do it... 50k would sure come in handy... but i doubt if I can last 30 minutes in a creepy place.......
@kitty42 (3907)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Hello my friend They have yet to come up the the sum of money that it would take for me to do something like ths, if they ever do let me know,more than likely I would still refuse I am a wuss
• China
20 Sep 09
i think i will try it. i have experience many "haunted house" in park, there full of goast made by operation, if you do calculate and do prepare for the false goast, you will found the interest,lol in fact, i dont believe any goast and the similar thing.
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, mohanmode! I never looked at it from your perspective: since you've experienced "haunted houses" in amusment parks, being in a supposedly real haunted house wouldn't be that much different. I honestly don't think it's the "haunted house" aspect that scares me so much. It's the fact that I would be alone. That's what really frightens me.
@vnrsudhan (1516)
• India
20 Sep 09
hi italianangel, money or no money...i like paranormal things soooooooo much...i would surely do this...even if there was no reward to be offered...i am not really scared of ghosts r things like that...i have even tried to spot r see ghosts but there wasn't luck on my side...wish there really was something like this...
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, vnsrudhan! Wow, you would do this for no money? I like your sense of adventure! As I said in a previous post, some would do it for the money, and some would do it for the adventure. I've always been frightened by the paranormal so I'm facinated by people, such as yourself, who aren't afraid.
• United States
20 Sep 09
When I was a teenager, I had a paper route in which I had to deliver to this very scary house. There were bushes all around the porch, which made it very dark. Now, I have to mention that I delivered the paper in the middle of the night. And yes, I went to school. I would do my route, come home, and then go back to bed until I had to get up. Anyway, I would run away from that house faster than a speeding bullet. But you know what? I would stay in a haunted house for $50,000. With a baby girl on the way (going to be here within the next 10 days), I could pay off some serious debt. :)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, gingisnapz! First of all congratulations on the upcoming birth of your daughter! I could just imagine how scary it was to be delivering newspapers to that scary looking house in the middle of the night. I also admire the fact that you would stay in a haunted house.
@thyst07 (2093)
• United States
20 Sep 09
I think that I could probably pay off all of my debts with 50,000 dollars, and that would mean a lot to me. The long-term peace of mind that I would get from having my debts paid off would outweigh one night of potential fear. I will admit that the thought of experiencing the paranormal does frighten me, but I'm also very curious and inquisitive. I love the show Ghost Hunters and the documentation techniques that they use, and if I was going to spend a night in a haunted house I would probably want to try some of those techniques. I have stayed at supposedly haunted hotels with my husband before. We haven't developed the pictures yet, so I don't know if we caught anything, but we tried. :-)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, thyst07! I liked how you weighed the benefits of your peace of mind of having your debts paid off against your potential fear. The fact that while you are frightened and yet curious about the paranormal shows that you're pretty courageous. I also think it's pretty cool that you and your husband stayed at supposedly haunted hotels.
• United States
20 Sep 09
NooooO! lol. I would never ever spend a night in a haunted house...not for any money! Ghosts are #2 on my list of things I am most scared of (zombies are #1) lol. Money isn't worth having a heart attack over lol. Plus...even if I made it out of the house in the morning, any sound or occurance that happened during the night would stick with me forever and I would probably have nightmares lol
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, LilyoftheThorns! Yep, I pretty much feel as you do about not spending a night in a haunted house for any amount of money. I could maybe do it if someone was with me, but that would be a big IF and as I said in my original post, you would have to be alone. And I agree that the experience would linger with me for a long time afterwards so I would jump at every little noise I would hear.
@se7enthbird (8331)
• Philippines
20 Sep 09
yes i would challenge myself to do that. just wanted to clear the mechanics har har har. that this 50,000 dollars is for a night only then i can do that. 50,000 is 50,000. i work at nights and i can not earn that for one night. so i will sure do that. as long as the ghost are ghost not the made up ghost or machine operated like they use on movies then i will have a go.
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi se7enthbird! I admire your courage and understand where you are coming from about needing the money. 50,000 may not seem like much to some, while it's a huge amount to others. And nope, no "made up" ghosts in this Haunted House, and yep, it's only for one night.
@satan88 (587)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
20 Sep 09
no i've watched too many scary movies to fall for that one. 50,000 dollars is not enough for me to be open bait for a probably homicidal ghost that'll follow me around and then slowly tortue me in the shadows or mirrors or any other reflective surface. i want to stay away from the paranormal as much as possilbe.
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi, satan88! I totally agree with you about not wanting to mess around with the paranormal. I give someone who could stay in a haunted house a lot of credit because I know I couldn't do it. And yes, I would think about just about every Haunted House related horror movie. Real or not, the imagination is a powerful thing it it'd probably overtake my logical thinking!
• Columbus, Ohio
13 Feb 14
I would I believe in the supernatural for that type of money or more I would live in one
• Danville, Virginia
30 Jan 14
I have a scary place to go to & I bet "NOBODY" will stay there for any amount of $$$$$$. Even that jdad dude. Hit me up if you want to know where it is. starbrena@gmail.com
• India
25 Oct 12
ya sure y not but the amount has to be risen up to a million USD... if the amount gets risen up then i m ready to b the part of the house for the night... revert me bask asap m w8ing...send me the mail for the confirmation on my mail coolbaner@gmail.com
• United States
17 Oct 12
Yes, where do I sign up at?
@silverfox09 (4728)
• United States
1 Sep 12
I would spend it for $50000 thousand , I would just keep my eyes close all night and sit in one corner lol and pray all night . I would not let a ghost stop me form making a easy $50000, I could pay off all my college tuition and do some investment with that money .
@ajalitus (127)
• United States
26 Feb 12
I would spend 3 nights in the haunted house. As long as it got a bed for me to sleep on. I'm not easily scared and I have much experience with "haunted houses". I might get scared but well, it'll be over eventually.
@clouds0327 (1390)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
I don't know maybe yes maybe no. But majority will be "NO". I just can't imagine myself alone in haunted house for 12 hours at night. I'll probably just look for another way to earn money but "haunted house" NO WAY!
@vicky30 (4774)
• India
5 Dec 09
Yes i would do it for the money.I will not try to sleep and keep the light on so that no one comes in my room.I will also keep a stick with me to beat someone if they come near.I will try to read something or play games do that i am nothing of someones presence in the house.In the morning i will wake up to collect my prize amount of money.