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    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Is it because it would weigh on your mind and depress your mood?
    It's kind of like what Jennifer said. It would just feel like a weird residual energy to me--even if it wasn't actually there, I would imagine that energy. I couldn't just see it as a neutral place.
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    I'm not superstitious as a general rule, but I think I'd never quite feel like I was living in "my home" as opposed to "the place where a guy killed his own wife and children and made fashionable living room carpets for his own living room out of their hides". It would make it quite uncomfortable, I think. So, no.
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    i don't think i would either. as for the bad spirits i would pray them out but still knowing some violent crime like a murder happened there would just be too macabre for me.

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    If it's in the middle of Detroit, no. If a serial killer once lived there and still has the bodies of 12-year-olds under the crawlspace, sure, why not? Nothing that a bit of Febreeze can't handle.

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    If I actually liked the house, why not? I wouldn't buy/rent it just for the sake of buying/renting a house with a sordid history, but if I liked the house, its history wouldn't have any affect. On the contrary, that would be a fun adventure because you never know what might happen. (:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viridian View Post
    I'm not superstitious as a general rule, but I think I'd never quite feel like I was living in "my home" as opposed to "the place where a guy killed his own wife and children and made fashionable living room carpets for his own living room out of their hides". It would make it quite uncomfortable, I think. So, no.
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    No I wouldn't. I can see myself spending far too many sleepless nights imagining the crime. *shudder*

    In addition, I don't believe in ghosts but what if they really existed and were haunting the place? I'm, um, easily scared one might say.

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    I would rent it, but I probably wouldn't buy it. I would be concerned about resale later, since a lot of people are still superstitious about stuff like that.
    Personally, I'd have no problem living in a house like that as long as it was all cleaned up & showed no signs of its sordid history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    I would rent it, but I probably wouldn't buy it. I would be concerned about resale later, since a lot of people are still superstitious about stuff like that.
    Personally, I'd have no problem living in a house like that as long as it was all cleaned up & showed no signs of its sordid history.
    This is a good point. A permanent bloodstain à la The Canterville Ghost would be a no-go for most.
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    To be honest, that could kind of make the house more appealing to me.

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