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#1 biada

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:36 AM

I am in the market to buy my first home. (I know, the market is horrible right now), but I was wondering what is the best way to find out that a house is or isn't hautned before moving in.

I thought about brining in a dog to walk thru the house with me and see if it acts up but I'm not sure if the realtor would allow a shedding husky to walk all over the house.

I do not want to move into a house that is haunted. I've lived in 4 homes all my life and only 1 of them was haunted. Let's just say it's not something I want to ever go through ever again.

I guess one way is to see how many people has moved in and out and how long have they stayed in that house?

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:03 AM

Biada, if your state has a full disclosure law, then your realtor is required to give that information. Not all states have full disclosure, but lots are going that way as there have been law suits. Usually a realtor will say something to the effect that the current owners claim this house is haunted and if that doesn't bother you we can keep going, etc. If you are really concerned about it, find a medium in your area who could go along with you to see the house. Just have that person not say anything until you are alone with them. Then you can make a decision.

I'm sorry you had to have a negative experience before. Just remember that not all hauntings are bad or evil. Sometimes a previous owner just likes to hang around, and even help out.
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:33 PM

I'm sorry you had to have a negative experience before. Just remember that not all hauntings are bad or evil. Sometimes a previous owner just likes to hang around, and even help out.



Maybe....but you still have a dead guy watching you masturbate all the time.

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 01:11 PM

I bought a haunted house in the late 80's, sold it in a year and a half, and it was a nightmare. The house seemed warm and inviting until we moved in. My cat and dog were terrified and many different people, including the exterminator and electrician had experiences. Noises, doors closing, cabinets opening, footsteps, lights turning on, the sound of stones being thrown on the roof, it was a scary house. After I bought it I found out that the elderly previous owner had experiences and her family thought it was dementia. I'd have any house blessed by someone from your faith or by a paranormal worker. Even the priest had an experience with this house. You can burn sage and use salt to seal the house. One of my kids does this. I really think it's hard to decide for sure if a house is haunted until you live in it. I was a total nonbeliever until this house.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 09:21 AM

Maybe the simple answer is to buy a brand new house then you would be the first ones to "set the tone" for all those in the future. Of course the "new" house could have been built on an old cemetery.

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

Maybe the simple answer is to buy a brand new house then you would be the first ones to "set the tone" for all those in the future. Of course the "new" house could have been built on an old cemetery.


Yeah that's also possible. You could also look at the house properties and see how long it's been around. Or ask the people if there's any deaths that happened inside of the house.

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 09:23 AM

LOL! logan, don't think I haven't worried about that!
Well, the new house theory won't work for all. Our house was brand-spanking new when we got it; even watched it being built from the slab on up. Since the very first year (1998) we have had experiences. Luckily they have all been non-invasive and very random. The house is in an older neighborhood (early 1980's) that had left-over lots and were built upon by a later developer. We have talked with several neighbors over the years and they haven't had the activity we have had, but some do experience things here and there. The cemetery angle doesn't come into play as old aerial photos don't shown one anywhere near our location and the history of the area doesn't support one being in our immediate area. If one just has to throw in an indian angle, where was a lot of indian activity in the area as we live near one of the main creeks (many arrow heads found , one by me) but no way to prove that. The most likely theory is antique attachment. We have a lot of antiques. No way to prove it, but the theory is in the back of my mind.
My wife did have the house blessed, but that didn't work (I'm a spirit-believing atheist, so I didn't see it as necessary, but she was doing it for our young son). I have used sage, but not for any kind of spirit ousting; we had a gnat problem and I was trying to smoke them out with a sage bundle I had. That also had no effect on activity...on the spirits or the gnats. It did smell good, though.
So it's a crap shoot when buying houses. Maybe a dog or medium can be of some assistence, but that's a big question mark (a friend had an experience at her house yesterday that involved her dog barking at nothing, and she experienced a continuous cold spot in the same area). As Redhead stated, not all hauntings are bad or evil. I welcome the experiences...so far.

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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:48 PM

Our house was built in 1950. Its fine. No paranormal problems at all. The land that it was built on used to be an asparagus growing field. I would assume that no energy attached to anything in this subdivision. If you are really that worried, a little research about the land the house is setting on wouldn't hurt.
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Posted 11 November 2013 - 09:04 AM

No asparagus ghosts, Cryscat?

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 12:42 AM

Probably one or two, I betcha. Still, might want to get the house blessed just to be on the safe side.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:59 PM

No asparagus ghosts, Cryscat?


LOL. nope. Native American tribes may have hunted in the area, but the "big" village was further south.
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