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2013-10-21 01:01:54 AM
I can tell ya who is haunting it, for free: no one. Maybe some loose pipe work or a raccoon in the attic.
 
2013-10-21 01:03:10 AM
My house is haunted by the ghosts of Alf, Twinkie The Kid and Lancelot Link.
 
2013-10-21 01:05:25 AM
1. The website doesn't mention hauntings or any of that superstitious mumbo-jumbo.
2. This is clearly just an advertisement disguised as a news story.
 
2013-10-21 01:05:42 AM
There may not be a lot of scientific evidence proving that *ghosts* are real and haunting houses across the world, but there is plenty of evidence that *something* like ghosts is moving around in haunted houses and terrorizing (or trying to) the people who live there.

You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.
 
2013-10-21 01:06:30 AM
And there are vengeful spirits in my farts.
 
2013-10-21 01:06:53 AM
There's only one ghost in this world that matters, and that's Patrick Swayze.

/he's like the wind
 
2013-10-21 01:10:25 AM
AverageAmericanGuy: You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.

Look, dragons and ghosts battle it out on some parallel plane of existence. I know, because dragons span cultures, so it must be true; plust you don't see any definitive proof of either ghosts or dragons, meaning they've got to be fighting for supremacy somewhere, Highlander style.
 
2013-10-21 01:12:06 AM
Here's the number for those who don't want to RTFA:

www.mentalfloss.com
 
2013-10-21 01:12:13 AM
Yes, my house is haunted.  (Built ~1890)  I will tell you by who for $29.95.
 
2013-10-21 01:13:39 AM

ultraholland: AverageAmericanGuy: You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.

Look, dragons and ghosts battle it out on some parallel plane of existence. I know, because dragons span cultures, so it must be true; plust you don't see any definitive proof of either ghosts or dragons, meaning they've got to be fighting for supremacy somewhere, Highlander style.


Trying to determine who are the true princes of the universe, I suppose.
 
2013-10-21 01:14:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: There may not be a lot of scientific evidence proving that *ghosts* are real and haunting houses across the world, but there is plenty of evidence that *something* like ghosts is moving around in haunted houses and terrorizing (or trying to) the people who live there.

You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.


Only the good die Jung?
 
2013-10-21 01:15:50 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: There may not be a lot of scientific evidence proving that *ghosts* are real and haunting houses across the world, but there is plenty of evidence that *something* like ghosts is moving around in haunted houses and terrorizing (or trying to) the people who live there.

You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.


I didn't believe in ghosts or haunting until it actually happened to me. Even now I still say I'm open to a reasonable explanation but I wont sleep in that house ever again. Just creepy.
 
2013-10-21 01:15:55 AM
The only things haunting my motorhome are roaches.
 
2013-10-21 01:16:18 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: but there is plenty of evidence that *something* like ghosts is moving around in haunted houses and terrorizing (or trying to) the people who live there.


Apophenia

Our brains are built to make patterns from data, random or otherwise, and we are especially great with facial features and language. Add to this the ability to build and reinforce false memories, and were there not strange sightings and unexplained phenomenon then something all the more curious would be happening.
 
2013-10-21 01:25:37 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: There may not be a lot of scientific evidence proving that *ghosts* are real and haunting houses across the world, but there is plenty of evidence that *something* like ghosts is moving around in haunted houses and terrorizing (or trying to) the people who live there.

You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.


Real alcohol and shared drugs.
 
2013-10-21 01:37:04 AM
For an additional $2.99 I'll throw in an online exorcism. Act quickly to benefit from this amazing special offer. Operators are standing by to take your call.
 
2013-10-21 01:38:28 AM
Is it true that in the State of New York that, if you are in the real estate business, you have to inform the buyer of the property of its history? Non-American here.
 
2013-10-21 01:40:48 AM
Not surprisingly, realtors don't like Condrey's website because it can drop the price by 15 to 25 percent.

Ghost notwithstanding that alone might worth an 11.99 investment.
 
2013-10-21 01:49:19 AM
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Will do it for a bag of Scooby Snacks.
 
2013-10-21 01:53:41 AM

harrydorcas: Is it true that in the State of New York that, if you are in the real estate business, you have to inform the buyer of the property of its history? Non-American here.


I don't know about New York, but stay away from Cuesta Verde Estates in California.

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"You son of a biatch! You moved the cemetery, but you left the bodies, didn't you? You son of a biatch, you left the bodies and you only moved the headstones! You only moved the headstones! Lies! Lies!"
 
2013-10-21 01:57:56 AM
i711.photobucket.com

AA+++ WOULD USE AGAIN!
 
2013-10-21 01:58:31 AM
But wait! Act now and I'll throw in an additional ghost ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Just pay separate processing!
 
2013-10-21 02:00:54 AM
LIKE TRAINS!?!?
 
2013-10-21 02:04:01 AM
"Look, daddy, I'm the jealous jockey!"

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-10-21 02:04:27 AM
s7.postimg.org

Turns out they actually died in the driveway, but close enough.
 
2013-10-21 02:20:44 AM
Daraymann: Yes, my house is haunted. (Built ~1890) I will tell you by who for $29.95.


hmmm I had crab legs twice this week but I may be able to swing that if you'll accept food stamps.
 
2013-10-21 02:27:27 AM
This house sits on the same lot as the prior clapboard house owned by Paul Bernardo, the infamous Canadian serial killer. Two teenaged girls were killed in that house. Just being in the new house would creep me out, forgot about sleeping in it.

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2013-10-21 02:32:17 AM
Cheaper and more effective than retaining the services of:


media.philly.com
 
2013-10-21 02:35:51 AM

harrydorcas: Is it true that in the State of New York that, if you are in the real estate business, you have to inform the buyer of the property of its history? Non-American here.


Not ghosts or crimes - Texas is the only state that requires that a death in the home be disclosed. In my experience, it's only things like asbestos and major structural damage that must be disclosed.

But in a lot of jurisdictions, you can run a crime history on an address on the county website.
 
2013-10-21 02:41:20 AM

Well Armed Sheep: The only things haunting my motorhome are roaches.


They used to haunt the ashtray in my car, but I got pulled over and had to eat them.
 
2013-10-21 02:41:44 AM

Pointy Tail of Satan: This house sits on the same lot as the prior clapboard house owned by Paul Bernardo, the infamous Canadian serial killer. Two teenaged girls were killed in that house. Just being in the new house would creep me out, forgot about sleeping in it.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x538]


About 13 years ago I went on a local 'crime tour' and, among other things, found out that a prostitute was found killed in an elevator in a particular parking garage near the city center.  Just the other day, I ended up parking in the garage for a company event and had to ride that elevator alone.  (Well, I guess I didn't have to, but the stairs smelled like pee.)
 
2013-10-21 02:56:34 AM

kling_klang_bed: And there are vengeful spirits in my farts.


God only knows how haunted your computer chair must be.
 
2013-10-21 03:25:00 AM
 
2013-10-21 03:40:03 AM

super_grass: 1. The website doesn't mention hauntings or any of that superstitious mumbo-jumbo.



You don't really fall for any of that superstitious mumbo jumbo, do you?

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/awesome movie
 
2013-10-21 04:05:57 AM
This is why you should build your own home. Or two homes, the first one is a practice home. Living in the first home you'll hear all these creaky boomboom noises and go "yeah... I remember half assing that joist, I'll look forward to renting this place out to coeds, muahahahah".
 
2013-10-21 04:10:33 AM

Singleballtheory: But wait! Act now and I'll throw in an additional ghost ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Just pay separate processing!


Do I get a set of Ginzu knives and a bamboo rice steamer too?
 
2013-10-21 04:19:07 AM
netstorage.discovery.com
seems legit
 
2013-10-21 05:13:36 AM
Boo
 
2013-10-21 06:57:46 AM

dickfreckle: kling_klang_bed: And there are vengeful spirits in my farts.

God only knows how haunted your computer chair must be.


Very. I think this recent beans-40 oz-pulled pork sandwich fart killed them off. It's the kind of fart that Bashar Al-Assad wouldn't wish on his worst enemies.
 
2013-10-21 06:58:48 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: There may not be a lot of scientific evidence proving that *ghosts* are real and haunting houses across the world, but there is plenty of evidence that *something* like ghosts is moving around in haunted houses and terrorizing (or trying to) the people who live there.

You don't get this kind of legend existing in all cultures around the world without something real and shared behind it.


There's a very credible theory (used in the popular sense, not the scientific sense) that many 'hauntings' arise from visual or auditory hallucinations brought on by low level carbon monoxide poisoning. Not the kill you in your sleep levels, but the very common result of older fireplaces, and other open flame sources in older homes and homes in less developed countries.
 
2013-10-21 07:28:17 AM
Speaking of ghosts, watching the douchebags on Ghost Adventures is farking hilarious. They actually have this little radio doohickey they call a "spirit box" that will "speak" random words when a ghost is supposedly talking. Then they have this camera thing that shows digital stick figures which are supposed to be the ghosts' bodies. I lose my shiat laughing every time.

Isn't there something about believing it enough to make it "real"? Tell enough people there's some spook floating around an old house and they'll convince themselves they felt/saw it?
 
2013-10-21 08:30:48 AM

kling_klang_bed: My house is haunted by the ghosts of Alf, Twinkie The Kid and Lancelot Link.


I murdered a lot of Twinkies in my house, too.

Yeah, I sound fat.
 
2013-10-21 08:35:04 AM

kling_klang_bed: And there are vengeful spirits in my farts.


that would be the Ghost of Gas Passed
 
2013-10-21 08:40:41 AM
So how does that exactly work? Does it just search obituaries for people who died at home and then cross reference it with public records as to what property they owned? Because if that's the case then my grandfather would have died at three different houses, but they're all on the same street, so we made it convenient for him in that sense.
 
2013-10-21 08:56:29 AM
Stardate 66279.5, I setup at dead time to catch the bunnies. They are definitely angry I will have to come back tomorrow and charge more.
 
2013-10-21 09:02:44 AM

QueenMamaBee: So how does that exactly work? Does it just search obituaries for people who died at home and then cross reference it with public records as to what property they owned? Because if that's the case then my grandfather would have died at three different houses, but they're all on the same street, so we made it convenient for him in that sense.


THIS...

We've got some smart Farkers here...who can blow up this guy's business model and allow us to just find this info on our own?  There's gotta be some sort of database that he can access, otherwise it would be cost-prohibitive for him to do this site.

Come on Fark...wonder-snark powers, ACTIVATE!
 
2013-10-21 09:08:21 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: harrydorcas: Is it true that in the State of New York that, if you are in the real estate business, you have to inform the buyer of the property of its history? Non-American here.

Not ghosts or crimes - Texas is the only state that requires that a death in the home be disclosed. In my experience, it's only things like asbestos and major structural damage that must be disclosed.

But in a lot of jurisdictions, you can run a crime history on an address on the county website.


You're right in terms of statute, but at common-law, wouldn't the reputation a house has (whether for being owned by a serial killer or for being in a really loud neighborhood) fall under non-obvious defects?  Either one might make the place harder to sell later, and that's the part the law tends to be concerned with.

Smock Pot: Isn't there something about believing it enough to make it "real"? Tell enough people there's some spook floating around an old house and they'll convince themselves they felt/saw it?


Largely, but I'd guess it's more to do with confirmation bias.  The thing they're complaining about (banging in the walls or whatever) is actually going on, but it's got a rational explanation.  When you tell someone "oh, it's the ghost," though, they'll associate the noise with haunting.  Even more interesting is when people have that connection in one home, they move, and the new house has a similar problem.  Based purely on the similar noise, they conclude that the new place is also haunted.
 
2013-10-21 09:47:29 AM
Mike_1962:

There's a very credible theory (used in the popular sense, not the scientific sense) that many 'hauntings' arise from visual or auditory hallucinations brought on by low level carbon monoxide poisoning. Not the kill you in your sleep levels, but the very common result of older fireplaces, and other open flame sources in older homes and homes in less developed countries.

Yep. Not to mention studies that reveal very large amounts of naturally occurring infrasonic (non-audible low frequency) sound in supposedly haunted areas. Sometimes the infrasonic sound levels measure up to 125 dB, which is rock concert level. High infrasonic sound levels cause feeling of unease, nausea, and sensory hallucinations.

High levels of EMF can also make you panicky, hallucinate & "see ghosts".  It can also alter the part of your brain responsible for governing your morals. So, "haunted" places that have seen an unusual amount of murders, suicides, etc. could conceivably have such high levels of EMF to push people over the edge and do things they ordinarily wouldn't.

I don't really believe in "ghosts", but I'm pretty sure something is causing people to see & hear things. I've been in quite a few allegedly haunted locations and experienced a few odd things myself, but I chalk it up to some naturally occurring thing that's responsible, rather than ooga-booga from beyond the grave.
 
2013-10-21 09:53:25 AM

ausfahrk: Pointy Tail of Satan: This house sits on the same lot as the prior clapboard house owned by Paul Bernardo, the infamous Canadian serial killer. Two teenaged girls were killed in that house. Just being in the new house would creep me out, forgot about sleeping in it.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x538]

About 13 years ago I went on a local 'crime tour' and, among other things, found out that a prostitute was found killed in an elevator in a particular parking garage near the city center.  Just the other day, I ended up parking in the garage for a company event and had to ride that elevator alone.  (Well, I guess I didn't have to, but the stairs smelled like pee.)


Wow
 
2013-10-21 10:11:49 AM

GibbyTheMole: Mike_1962:

There's a very credible theory (used in the popular sense, not the scientific sense) that many 'hauntings' arise from visual or auditory hallucinations brought on by low level carbon monoxide poisoning. Not the kill you in your sleep levels, but the very common result of older fireplaces, and other open flame sources in older homes and homes in less developed countries.

Yep. Not to mention studies that reveal very large amounts of naturally occurring infrasonic (non-audible low frequency) sound in supposedly haunted areas. Sometimes the infrasonic sound levels measure up to 125 dB, which is rock concert level. High infrasonic sound levels cause feeling of unease, nausea, and sensory hallucinations.

High levels of EMF can also make you panicky, hallucinate & "see ghosts".  It can also alter the part of your brain responsible for governing your morals. So, "haunted" places that have seen an unusual amount of murders, suicides, etc. could conceivably have such high levels of EMF to push people over the edge and do things they ordinarily wouldn't.

I don't really believe in "ghosts", but I'm pretty sure something is causing people to see & hear things. I've been in quite a few allegedly haunted locations and experienced a few odd things myself, but I chalk it up to some naturally occurring thing that's responsible, rather than ooga-booga from beyond the grave.


There's a house not far from here where there have been two suicides and a murder.... would be interesting if your theory would pan out there (the murder was by a crazy person not living in that home, but the two suicides could be from that reason).

But of course, I believe in ghosts and will be spending this weekend at Waverly Hills. :)
 
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