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(BBC)   What's more terrifying than living in a haunted house? All the people who want to come stare at it   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line 163
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2013-09-03 01:49:42 PM  
Charge admission and take advantage of those idiots.
 
2013-09-03 02:03:23 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Charge admission and take advantage of those idiots.


That or start shooting a few of them.

Out in the country, prowling around someones house in the middle of the night?
 
2013-09-03 02:03:32 PM  
There's that many fans of the Conjuring?
 
2013-09-03 02:03:50 PM  
No such farking thing as ghosts you stupid motherfarkers!
 
2013-09-03 02:05:41 PM  
In Florida or Texas, you can just murder anyone who steps on or near your property.
 
2013-09-03 02:06:16 PM  
"Since the film's [US] release in July my parents have been calling the police round almost every day."

If they want help, it's probably not a good idea to comment on the size and shape of the police officers.
 
2013-09-03 02:06:38 PM  

AbiNormal: No such farking thing as ghosts you stupid motherfarkers!


When my mother was in real estate, you were obligated to disclose any serious paranormal activities within the house or face legal issues.
 
2013-09-03 02:06:38 PM  
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Nobody else posted this?
 
2013-09-03 02:08:46 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: There's that many fans of the Conjuring?


It did make a rather nice profit at the box office.

I never understood people who go searching out for haunted houses and such. Well, I know it's the need to find out if it is real or not. But, honestly, if it turns out to be real and you come face to face with some nasty supernatural being how farked are you? Unless your last name is Winchester, you are pretty darn farked. It's like someone saying, "Hey, you know those waters are shark infested." And you saying, "Really?" then putting on a wetsuit made out raw steak and jumping in the waters to see if it is true.

Don't. Just don't.
 
2013-09-03 02:09:37 PM  
Believing in haunted houses?
 
2013-09-03 02:09:46 PM  

Bathysphere: AbiNormal: No such farking thing as ghosts you stupid motherfarkers!

When my mother was in real estate, you were obligated to disclose any serious paranormal activities within the house or face legal issues.


You can't mention that without including a CSB or two about what she ever had to disclosed.

/What, are we supposed to be working?
 
2013-09-03 02:10:23 PM  

Begoggle: In Florida or Texas, you can just murder anyone who steps on or near your property.


The Tooth Fairy told me this was totally true and not in any way complete BS. Scott's honor!
 
2013-09-03 02:10:46 PM  

Bathysphere: AbiNormal: No such farking thing as ghosts you stupid motherfarkers!

When my mother was in real estate, you were obligated to disclose any serious paranormal activities within the house or face legal issues.


It's because 99% of people are farking idiots.
 
2013-09-03 02:11:45 PM  
Scout's, that is. Scott told me turn off autocorrect, but I didn't listen.
 
2013-09-03 02:12:00 PM  
The calls from fans are coming FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!
 
2013-09-03 02:12:47 PM  
"...caught trespassers shining torches through their windows in the middle of the night..."

I know, Brit for flashlights, but it sounds more ghoulish and better for the story
 
2013-09-03 02:13:50 PM  

mekki: thismomentinblackhistory: There's that many fans of the Conjuring?

It did make a rather nice profit at the box office.

I never understood people who go searching out for haunted houses and such. Well, I know it's the need to find out if it is real or not. But, honestly, if it turns out to be real and you come face to face with some nasty supernatural being how farked are you? Unless your last name is Winchester, you are pretty darn farked. It's like someone saying, "Hey, you know those waters are shark infested." And you saying, "Really?" then putting on a wetsuit made out raw steak and jumping in the waters to see if it is true.

Don't. Just don't.


I know two people that are part of paranormal investigation teams.  They are so gung-ho about it, it's almost laughable.

In response to one of them mentioning that they were looking to add a member to their team, I suggested, "Why don't you get a skeptic in there?"  His response was, "we are all skeptics."

So, If i'm to understand this correctly, they are trying their hardest, and believing even the tinyest shred of "evidence", yet they are skeptics.  I kinda thought the deffinition of someone like that would be to look for ways to DISPROVE what had been seen or heard.  Not the other way around.
 
2013-09-03 02:14:53 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Charge admission and take advantage of those idiots.


Invite the local government to use it as a revenue generator. No parking. $1000 fine.
 
2013-09-03 02:15:42 PM  

CruJones: Believing in haunted houses?


We had something going on in our last place. Nothing "sinister" or evil, just stuff. Perfume smell in a room, then go back and it's gone. Dishes rattling in the sink. Washing machine lid opened mid cycle. When there are only two of you in the house and you check with each other if they did this or that, what's the deal?
The previous owner told us quite a few interesting stories. We only got a few stories of our own, but we did ask the spirit to leave. Then nothing, really.
Call me a liar, whatever. Some people experience stuff, some don't. That's all.
 
2013-09-03 02:16:16 PM  

durbnpoisn: In response to one of them mentioning that they were looking to add a member to their team, I suggested, "Why don't you get a skeptic in there?" His response was, "we are all skeptics."

So, If i'm to understand this correctly, they are trying their hardest, and believing even the tinyest shred of "evidence", yet they are skeptics. I kinda thought the deffinition of someone like that would be to look for ways to DISPROVE what had been seen or heard. Not the other way around.


They don't want to admit they're nutjobs.
 
2013-09-03 02:17:14 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: There's that many fans of the Conjuring?


THIS
 
2013-09-03 02:17:36 PM  
who out there knows IRL ghostbuster types?  WHat are the most common types of equipment used, and how are these devices manipulated?  I think I know someone who needs a prankin'.
 
2013-09-03 02:18:31 PM  
I met the Warrens when they spoke at my college in the early 90s back when I sort of believed in that nonsense. At least I think it was them.

Only made me more skeptical.
 
2013-09-03 02:18:34 PM  
Amityville Horror: BBC?
 
2013-09-03 02:19:06 PM  
Seemed like just another Paranormal X movie sequel. We seemed to have traded in teenagers getting chopped up in the woods for families with video cameras all over the house seeing bad special effects.

There are so many good horror stories, not sure why they keep making the same movies over and over again.

Then again, after the poor box office turnout for 'The Myst', maybe people just like crap.
 
2013-09-03 02:20:21 PM  
wait..."...her parents had caught trespassers shining torches through their windows..."

Torches?  Really?
 
2013-09-03 02:22:09 PM  

hitlersbrain: Seemed like just another Paranormal X movie sequel. We seemed to have traded in teenagers getting chopped up in the woods for families with video cameras all over the house seeing bad special effects.

There are so many good horror stories, not sure why they keep making the same movies over and over again.

Then again, after the poor box office turnout for 'The Myst', maybe people just like crap.


Best ending ever.  Who would have guessed that the insane church lady was totally correct?
 
2013-09-03 02:22:34 PM  
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I remember in the late 70's the new owners of this house hated gawkers and probably still do.
 
2013-09-03 02:22:43 PM  

fireclown: who out there knows IRL ghostbuster types?  WHat are the most common types of equipment used, and how are these devices manipulated?  I think I know someone who needs a prankin'.


I never watch shows like "Ghost Hunters".  But this one time I did (seriously, there was nothing on).  In this episode, they had a new member on the team.  The team put her out on her own to do some investigating, and proceeded to conjure up all sorts of "false positives" as a prank.  Of course, the new recruit was excited beyond belief until she realized that she was the butt of a joke.

That, to me, totally wrecked any credibility that show could ever have.  It also reminded me why I never have any interest in watching such nonsense.
 
2013-09-03 02:22:59 PM  

Daffydil: wait..."...her parents had caught trespassers shining torches through their windows..."

Torches?  Really?


British slang for flashlight.
 
2013-09-03 02:23:42 PM  

AltheaToldMe: Amityville Horror: BBC?


they made a porno version?
 
2013-09-03 02:24:08 PM  

hitlersbrain: Seemed like just another Paranormal X movie sequel. We seemed to have traded in teenagers getting chopped up in the woods for families with video cameras all over the house seeing bad special effects.

There are so many good horror stories, not sure why they keep making the same movies over and over again.

Then again, after the poor box office turnout for 'The Myst', maybe people just like crap.



You just reminded me:

Peter Vincent:  "I have just been fired because nobody wants to see vampire killers anymore, or vampires either. Apparently all they want to see are demented madmen running around in ski-masks, hacking up young virgins."
 
2013-09-03 02:25:38 PM  

mgshamster: British slang for flashlight.


oh...thanks...BIG! difference...
 
2013-09-03 02:27:09 PM  

Daffydil: mgshamster: British slang for flashlight.

oh...thanks...BIG! difference...


I guess they could have been tossing spotted dick against the windows too.
 
2013-09-03 02:27:10 PM  
JAGUART: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x269]

I remember in the late 70's the new owners of this house hated gawkers and probably still do.


I knew a guy from Long Island who was a security guard at the Amityville house back in the late 70s after the book came out.....said he worked there for 6 months or so......had to turn away many gawkers.  Also, said the stories of the house being haunted was a bunch of BS.
 
2013-09-03 02:27:41 PM  
Leave it up to the Brits to come up with silly names for objects.

If they call flashlights "torches", what do they call fleshlights?  "Tickle torches"?

And cars don't have "boots", they have trunks.
 
2013-09-03 02:27:47 PM  

born_yesterday: Bathysphere: AbiNormal: No such farking thing as ghosts you stupid motherfarkers!

When my mother was in real estate, you were obligated to disclose any serious paranormal activities within the house or face legal issues.

You can't mention that without including a CSB or two about what she ever had to disclosed.

/What, are we supposed to be working?


Since there's no such thing as ghosts I have a feeling the disclosures involved a lot of "the previous owners were idiots who believed in ghosts".
 
2013-09-03 02:29:10 PM  

The_Sponge: hitlersbrain: Seemed like just another Paranormal X movie sequel. We seemed to have traded in teenagers getting chopped up in the woods for families with video cameras all over the house seeing bad special effects.

There are so many good horror stories, not sure why they keep making the same movies over and over again.

Then again, after the poor box office turnout for 'The Myst', maybe people just like crap.


You just reminded me:

Peter Vincent:  "I have just been fired because nobody wants to see vampire killers anymore, or vampires either. Apparently all they want to see are demented madmen running around in ski-masks, hacking up young virgins."


Excellent Fright Night reference! And for you kiddies, this is from the original with Chris Sarandon, not the stupid, unnecessary remake with Colin Farrell.
 
2013-09-03 02:29:55 PM  
Why, though?

"Oh, look, it's that house that's supposed to be haunted! We can see it!"

I just don't get the fascination. Even if there ARE ghosts or something, they're in the house, and the gawkers are across the street. Big whoop.
 
2013-09-03 02:30:42 PM  
Ok, Csb time.
My mom sold a house a few years back that was haunted. Well, possibly haunted. A little boy died there back in the 80's, new owners moved in, yadda yadda.... After a month of living there, New Owners kid starts talking about his buddy who plays in his room, strange because this is a farmhouse in the sticks. They notice kids toys turning on and off, seemingly on their own volition, things being moved around, all that stuff. They didn't mind, but when it came down to the sale of the house, they neglected to tell the the next owners. These folks didn't take kindly to 'Buddy' , and tried to bring the previous owners to court over failure to disclose evidence of ghosts in the contract. Weird, wild stuff.
 
2013-09-03 02:31:07 PM  

Pinner: Daffydil: mgshamster: British slang for flashlight.

oh...thanks...BIG! difference...

I guess they could have been tossing spotted dick against the windows too.


Considering I read that as 'British slang for fleshlight' that's even more apt.
 
2013-09-03 02:31:37 PM  

Pinner: CruJones: Believing in haunted houses?

We had something going on in our last place. Nothing "sinister" or evil, just stuff. Perfume smell in a room, then go back and it's gone. Dishes rattling in the sink. Washing machine lid opened mid cycle. When there are only two of you in the house and you check with each other if they did this or that, what's the deal?
The previous owner told us quite a few interesting stories. We only got a few stories of our own, but we did ask the spirit to leave. Then nothing, really.
Call me a liar, whatever. Some people experience stuff, some don't. That's all.


I didn't believe in all of that until I stayed at a place called woodland plantation (in Louisiana). Not only did I get the living sh*t scared out of me, I also never went back.

Whenever I tell anyome about it I always admit that I could have been dreamimg/imagining it, but it was realistic enough that I left in the middle of the night. Never had that priblem anyehere else.
 
2013-09-03 02:31:48 PM  
If that were my parents, I'd volunteer to sit in the bushes (in shifts with my other siblings) and shoot anyone trespassing with either birdshot or at least some high powered bb guns......
 
2013-09-03 02:35:46 PM  
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2013-09-03 02:36:20 PM  

Bathysphere: failure to disclose evidence of ghosts in the contract.


You may only be required to disclose evidence of ghosts in the walls, attic, or basement/cellar. 
If you have evidence of ghosts in your contract, then the nice folks over at reality teevee for stoopid people who shoop at woolmort would like to talk to you about moving in with a camera crew until their sponsors drop you.
 
2013-09-03 02:37:14 PM  

Daffydil: mgshamster: British slang for flashlight.

oh...thanks...BIG! difference...


You're welcome. I made it half way through the article before I realized they were using British slang, so I was caught off guard, too.
 
2013-09-03 02:37:50 PM  

AbiNormal: No such farking thing as ghosts you stupid motherfarkers!


Well thanks for clearing up that age-old mystery.
 
2013-09-03 02:38:18 PM  
I grew up in the town this house is in and didn't know about it until the movie came out...

/Boring story bro...
 
2013-09-03 02:38:48 PM  
Gyrfalcon: Why, though?

"Oh, look, it's that house that's supposed to be haunted! We can see it!"

I just don't get the fascination. Even if there ARE ghosts or something, they're in the house, and the gawkers are across the street. Big whoop.


The Rennes-le-Château in France gets 100,000 visitors every year, boosting the economy 1,000 fold after the book Holy Blood Holy Grail came out....and again when Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code.

People are sheep.
 
2013-09-03 02:39:18 PM  

JAGUART: [images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x269]

I remember in the late 70's the new owners of this house hated gawkers and probably still do.


Not too long ago I saw a YouTube video someone took of that house.  Someone from the neighborhood drove by yelled "Get a life!"   Apparently the house still draws gawkers.  Hell, if I were ever in the area I'd probably drive by and have a look.
 
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