Would you move in?

@raychill (6529)
United States
August 3, 2007 2:20pm CST
If you wanted to move into a house that had been mysteriously vacant for a while...would you? How about a house where the previous owner(s) had been murdered? What about if it was a house that was known in the area to be haunted? I watch "scary" movies a lot and today I just watched "The Messengers". It was one of those many many stories about a house that was mysteriously vacated by the previous owners and had been vacant for 5 or 6 years. It just made me think, when I buy a house I think I'd definitely want to know the history behind it. Sometimes people like the houses FOR the history behind it. Like the House on Cielo drive in California where Sharon Tate and others were murdered by Charles Mansons people. Sometimes the house is just so famous like the house in Ammityville, New York that was the basis of "The Ammityville Horror" Series... though the "ghost" part of those stories were pretty much said to be made up there really were murders in that house. Would you ever want to live in a house that had some sort of crazy mysterious history? Would you want to know the history of the house?
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Aug 07
I would definitely move into a house that was believed to be haunted, or that had an interesting history. I've lived in a haunted apartment before, and some very interesting things happened there. So I would definitely choose to move into a house that I knew was haunted, just for the experience, and also to see if there was anything I could do for the ghosts there to help them get past whatever was keeping them. =)
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
3 Aug 07
That's cool. I'm always fascinated by that stuff but I don't know if I'd wanna live there. I did stay a weekend in a haunted mansion before. It was a girlscout retreat and pretty spooky...though it's real hard to find the history of that house. What about a house where people were murdered? Because that's a lot of the time why it's haunted. Would you not mind that either?
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
3 Aug 07
I wouldn't mind. In fact, I would find it interesting and want to know all about the story, like the motives involved and stuff. I guess I'm just weird like that. It would make me a little more paranoid now since I have a small child, but despite what ghost stories and horror movies say, I believe that children have their own protectors. =)
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
actually there are horror movies that say the same thing, that children have protectors. Actually 'the messengers' was about how sometimes they're warning you... but only children can see them. something like that. I don't know. I just think it'd be bad karma.
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@AmbiePam (57002)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I wouldn't mind living in any house where something strange or mysterious has occurred, with a few exceptions. If I knew that children had been molested in the house, I wouldn't buy it. I would just be reminded of it constantly, and that is a horror that I couldn't get out of my mind. Also, if someone has been tortured in the house, and I mean true mind numbing torture, I couldn't live in it.
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Yeah. Child molestation is definitely not something that is easy to deal with. Who knows you could end up with a freddy krueger in your dreams! what about...as someone else brought up, if the house was on an indian burial ground? That would be super freaky and seemingly really bad.
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@AmbiePam (57002)
• United States
4 Aug 07
No, I wouldn't live there if it had been built over an Indian burial ground. I think it's disrespectful to build on a place that is supposed to be private and sacred. So if I knew about the cemetary, I wouldn't live in the house.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I think, unforutnatley sometimes the history of burial grounds get lost...but if something was deliberately built on a burial ground that would be horrible and I think that would be the worst place to live.
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@Flight84 (3049)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Old, spooky houses are pretty awesome, but I think I will just admire them from afar.:P I like reading about places with a history, but I know how overactive my imagination can be and I would totally have myself paranoid and freaked out if I lived in a house with 'history'. My dad's house is built beside an old Native American burial groud and my sister swears she used to hear and see stuff. I think pet cemetaries are pretty creepy too. My sister says there is a ghost at my dad's house, but I don't know. We lived there for a few years before my mom and dad divorced and I never really felt anything. That's not to say that she couldn't have though. Ohhhh...something really freaky about his house. My sister and I had a St. Bernard and my dad shot her jst to keep us from getting her when Mama left him. He never told my sister but I found that out years later. He had just told us he took her to the pound. Come to find out, my sister woke up one night hearing a dog panting in her room and she could feel it breathing on her. Our og was buried beside the house and she never knew that our dad had killed our dog. How eerie is that? Definitley check the history.:P
@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Ha ha. That is freaky about the dogs. and kinda crazy that he killed the dog just so guys wouldn't get it when your mom left. That's ... kinda ridiculous. I think being next to an indian burial ground is OK. It's being built on top of it that's bad. Cemetaries of any sort freak me out for real. the whole haunted house thing really freaks me out too and murder in my house. Bah. I'd never want to live there. I think if I ever buy a house I'll definitely be looking into the history of it beforehand. I always think it's ridiculous people live in the "ammityville horror" House. Even though none of them are actually proven to be real.. the one son murdered his parents and siblings in that house and there's a ton of movies and books about it. Even if it wasn't haunted like the books/movies say... I still wouldn't want to live there!
@Flight84 (3049)
• United States
4 Aug 07
It is insane that my dad killed our dog, just to spite us, but my dad is nuts anyway. We don't have anything to do with him anymore, if we can help it. I don't understand why people want to live in those houses either. Creepy. I'm fascinated by haunted houses and ghosty stuff, but I don't want to be around it. I'm a big chicken. I'm glad my hubby and I are building our house, no chances for it being a murder spot or anything.:P
@Flight84 (3049)
• United States
5 Aug 07
LOL...I'm going to have to tell my husband we need to have the land inspected now! Can't have any creepy kids...:P
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
3 Aug 07
Raychill, im going to be honest.i am a big baby.I am sorry i couldnt do it.i am a chicken i would be to scared to live in a house like that. i really wouldnt care to live in a famous house either.only if i was to benefit from it far as money wise. take care disvachic
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Ha ha. So wait...if someone were to say "move into the house for one year and we'll give you a million dollars" and it was a celebrity home you would do it? Same with a haunted home? I hate haunted houses around halloween time, I'd hate them even more if they were the real deal!
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@disvachic (10120)
• United States
4 Aug 07
One million dollars? with a QUICKNESS! i'll be like where do i sign at? LOL i can stay at my family/friends especially at night.Just like the celebrities do they are never at their house but every so often.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Well a deal like that would probably require you to stay in that house. I'm sure they wouldn't give you a million dollars to act like you were living there but actually sleep elsewhere. I know I wouldn't if I created that deal.
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@ayris77 (1303)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 07
I will still curiously come in, to discover all the swampthing inside. Just put aside my afraid factor to look what the truth story inside! The movie just to teach us how to terminate our afraid factor!
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
So would you move in though? I mean just visiting is one thing...actually moving in and staying there is completely different!
• United States
3 Aug 07
The answer to all your questions is a flat out no. I would not be comfortable in that house with any of those previous doings that happened there. Would you?
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Oh no not at all. I would definitely want to know the history of my house before I moved in. I wouldn't want to move into a haunted house or a house where people were murdered. I mean, I wouldn't want to live somewhere where anyone was raped or anything either. It just seems like it would be really bad karma to live there. So I agree with you :)
@xkristalx (231)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I would definatly not want to know the history of a house I was moving into because it would give me all kinds of heebee geebees if there were bad stories about it!
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Ha ha. So you'd rather just believe "ignorance is Bliss"? That's always a good thing...so long as nothing freaky happens and then you have to find out the history! I'd definitely want to know beforehand because I don't believe ignorance is bliss at all. But i'm sure it'd be ok. I guess you never really can know all the history behind some houses!
• United States
4 Aug 07
Yea, in a case like this, I really do think that ignorance would be bliss. Because the likely hood that freaky stuff would actually happen after I moved in isn't super high, but I know I would start making stuff up. And before you know it, I would either be too scared to go in my house, or too scared to get out of bed, and then I wouldn't accomplish much.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Ha Ha. It's true. We used to have this tree outside of one of the houses I lived in that always reminded me of the tree from Poltergeist. It used to always freak me out cause I was like "it's gonna come alive and eat us!" meanwhile I was like 17 so it's not like I really believed it or anything. But that tree always freaked me out. I was glad it got tore down a few months later...I probably would have started seeing things!
• United States
3 Aug 07
As I have been told before, it is all in the mind, but knowing that karma of that house, someone would have to offer me a considerable large amount of money for me to move into a house like that. About one billion dollars would do it. I am not cheap.
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@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
So you'd do it for money but not for curiosity? Some people believe it's only the mind but others believe it's real. But Karma is usually a powerful thing whether you believe in it or not. I'm not even sure if money could do it for me personally...because greed isn't good either.
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• United States
4 Aug 07
You are right, greed is not good, but if anything happens to me while I stay in that house, at least I know that my family and my cats are covered.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
5 Aug 07
ha ha. Well...you can be as greedy as you want if it's for the cats sake. I have a cat myself and he's the most important thing to me. There's a fire in my house... who cares about anything but my cat!
4 Aug 07
Definetly No. I must say that I absolutely hate old buildings and houses that have bloody/murderous/haunted histories about them. I'd never ever live in a house that has any spooky histories behind them at all - simple as that. Maybe it's because I get spooked out much too easily by ghost stories and all that. I wish I didn't 'believe' in ghosts! When I come to buying my own home, I'd probably pick and newly built, modern house and also get to know the history of what was on the same land before the houses were built...just in case. ;) Movies like Scary Movie, The Ring and Saw don't freak me out because most of it is just about these zombies and stuff like that...so if you think about it, it's nothing to be scared of because it would probably never happen.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
5 Aug 07
Yeah. Zombie movies never freak me out...unless I have dreams about zombies, because I'm not sure if you've ever dreamed about zombies but talk about waking up in a cold sweat! I've actually never met a movie that scared me anyhow. Cause it's just a movie you know? But a real life murderer or ghost...scare the beegees outta me!
@vinzen (1022)
• India
4 Aug 07
Hi, well yes the thought sounds scary alright but again its the good and positive thoughts that count and for me i think i would move into such a house as what has happened has happened in the past, and i would not worry much regarding things that have happened long back but would see the future ahead, and say my small prayers, before entering the house and have my small temple in the house and live like i would in any other normal house too. And if we think that we will feel scared then be assured you will, but if you think positive then its all in the mind.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
That's a good way to believe. Not at all what I believe but a very good way to believe. I'm more about karma and the fact that history repeats itself. Though I don't think you should dwell on the past I think it is important to know about it so as to not cause the same things to happen and avoid it when it does repeat itself.
@vinzen (1022)
• India
5 Aug 07
Hi, thanks for replying, and well i can understand karma etc, but again wonder how many really believe in it, yes those who do, then would do so fully, like you maybe. I am different from you, yes, asi believe that what has happened has gone and past, what the future has in store willcome no matter what you do to stop it. So live for the moement, enjoy each second like its the last, who should one think so dep in past histories, that way everything on earth will always have some history, and some past, and life will be so tough to live if we ever sit and evaluate the past and history of everything, isnt it?
@raychill (6529)
• United States
5 Aug 07
True true. But the past is important as you can learn from it. So I don't think you should dwell on it but i think it's important to know.
• United States
6 Sep 07
I love old houses and I think it would be awesome to know the history of the house you buy. I grew up in a house like that (haunted), and I know it wasn't my imagination because my whole family had seen things in that house, over the 15 years that they owned it. It kind of got me used to it though, so yes, I would move into a house that was haunted, if I liked the house and if the ghosts weren't damaging. But I remember, when I lived in Ohio, the locals used to say that if someone has been killed in a house, the house is "marked" and the hauntings will never stop. That kind of house I would NOT move into. The whole point of buying your own house is to live in peace, in something of your own. If that concept is going to be interruped by nasty ghosts, then maybe it's better to just leave the house to them!
@raychill (6529)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I definitely think there's a huge difference between the dangerous haunting and a nicer haunting (like Casper! ha ha). I don't want to ever move in a house that someone was murdered in, even if it wasn't haunted! it just seems like it'd be really bad karma. That's cool that you lived in a haunted house though, that wasn't bad. How old was the house?
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
I would be really suspicious..But not every house suits every body, so maybe the people that looked at it didnt like it..I have lived in haunted houses before, and I really wish that I would never have to again..Way too scarey for me now..
@raychill (6529)
• United States
4 Aug 07
It'd be weird for a house to go unbought for 5 years just because no one 'liked it'. There are houses for sale around my way that have been for sale for over a year and I always think it's weird...but right now I really just think it's because the cost of housing in my area is a bit high. but that's also why it's good to find out the history... becuase maybe it is just the cost..or murder or ghosts or a homeless person who lives in the basement. ha ha.
@Calais (10898)
• Australia
4 Aug 07
Yes, your right it would be a bit suspicious...lol..And I suppose it wouldnt hurt to find out the history also..
• United States
24 Sep 07
No way! I would not move into a house that I believed to be haunted. I thought that mine was when I first moved here but nolonger believe that now. I seen the messengers to that movie was freaky! So was both of the grudges too.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
24 Sep 07
Ha ha. I think thats a good choice. I've never seen the grudge... but yeah I wouldn't want to move into a house like that either. That's good your house isn't one!
• Philippines
24 Sep 07
Well for me it is the best challenge and excite of being a horror maker I love to watch movie that tells about killing people or horror movie. Il like to experience that and i like to got answer in mymind if there is like that.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
24 Sep 07
But...would you want to live it in real life is the question?
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
7 Sep 07
i will not have the slightest interest to move in to a house like that! it would give me the creeps and sleepless nights and probably uncomfortable days at daylights! even its not being hunted by some troubled souls, the thought of its history will always be uncomfortable. im a very imaginative person and i may imagine every now and then what happened inside the house. i'd probably suffer a nervous breakdown! that's how scared i can be just by imagining. ^__^;;
@raychill (6529)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Ha ha. Oh but what if It was haunted by the ghost of a famous celebrity!? :p I hear you. I'd be scared to move in too.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
6 Sep 07
A definite no to that.^_^ I love ghost stories and I like to watch shows that features ghost hunting. But the real deal?I don't think I'm brave enough to last one night. But I did had a very strange feeling whenever I was at my aunt's old house. It seemed I was never really alone, that there is definitely something with me, just can't see it.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
6 Sep 07
yeah, No worries. I wouldn't move in either and I'm a huge fan of the ghost stories and such as well. But I've been in haunted houses and it's freaky for sure!
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Well my friend I am not a brave woman so i won't go for that house. iwould rather go for anything else but i am fear of dark and anything related to dark and myterious so i even can't think of staying there. May be my husband will be there with me at night but i will be scared eve in the day time if I am alone there. So its aboslutely not for me. I try not to believe in any perjudice but I am not so brave
@raychill (6529)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I don't think ghosts or "the unknown" has much to do with prejudice. And don't feel bad cause I definitely wouldn't want to be living in a haunted house or anything of that sort because karma is just a very very bad thing!
@dimaks (786)
• Japan
20 Aug 07
it sure be a spooky experience and i would not want to own a house with such a feeling at the back of my mind that while in the bathroom or somewhere, some being is watching me or worst, do something on me.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
20 Aug 07
yeah me either. I think I'd definitely want to know all about my house before i moved in... or just build new and make sure it wasn't on indian burial ground.
• China
11 Aug 07
This is really a horrable thing,thinks need enough research of history and gones of the house before buying or moving to it.One thing must point out is ,if there's a house with good envirement and good equiped,buy sells at rather low cost.Then must raise our attention,must need looking into the history of the house.Something we can not explain,but we can avoid before it happen.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I definitely agree it's always best to check the history of the house. You never know what could be the reason!
@maehan (1444)
• United States
11 Aug 07
I will never move in. It rather be safe than sorry. I do remember a buddy of mine move into a flat that was vacant for 3 years and she bought just because it is really a good buy and cheap. Later, she and her family feel uneasy, seem that they is "extra" thing living with them. Her mom finally get a media (priest) to perform a kind of ceremony and the media relied to her mom that it is a spirit in the house. Well, in the end, they have to burn some "hell money", burn incense, paper house and perform a ceremony to request "it" to go. Surprisingly, thereafter, they don't feel uneasy anymore. But, she never dare to be alone at home. Now, she had move to another flat ... a newly build flat.
@raychill (6529)
• United States
11 Aug 07
Yeah I think your friend was smart to finally move out. Smarter to move out than have a priest come in and perform a ceremony especially because that probably cost money! I'd really just never have moved in in the first place cause I agree better to be safe than sorry!