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.
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.
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.
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.
Well Armed Sheep: The only things haunting my motorhome are roaches.
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]
kling_klang_bed: And there are vengeful spirits in my farts.
super_grass: 1. The website doesn't mention hauntings or any of that superstitious mumbo-jumbo.
Singleballtheory: But wait! Act now and I'll throw in an additional ghost ABSOLUTELY FREE!! Just pay separate processing!
dickfreckle: kling_klang_bed: And there are vengeful spirits in my farts.God only knows how haunted your computer chair must be.
kling_klang_bed: My house is haunted by the ghosts of Alf, Twinkie The Kid and Lancelot Link.
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.
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.
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?
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.)
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.
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