Would you rent a house where there had been a murder?

posted 1 year ago in Home
  • poll: Would you rent a house where there had been a murder?
    Suck it up and stop being a baby, a house is a house! : (89 votes)
    29 %
    Hell no, stay away! : (222 votes)
    71 %
  • Member
    3673 posts
    Sugar bee

    Whoa. I don’t think I’d want to move there either.

    Member
    9082 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m in the no way camp.  Especially if I knew the details and did some reading on the case.  I would not be able to get it out of my mind and its the last thing I need to be thinking about in th comfort of my home.

     

    Member
    1730 posts
    Bumble bee

    You’re definitely not being silly.. I would never live there. I’m guessing it’s really cheap because no one else wants to live there either.

    Member
    3324 posts
    Sugar bee

    URGH! Not that I truly believe in ghosts and the afterlife, but I wouldn’t want to tempt fate here. No thanks!

    Member
    2566 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’d probably tour the house and see if I could stand in the same rooms without thinking of the murders. If yes, I’d take it because it seems perfect – if not, I’d pass because I wouldn’t want to be haunted in my own home.

    Member
    3957 posts
    Honey bee

    Nope.  Mainly because I very much believe in ghosts.  I swear there’s a little girl living in our guest room…which actually leads me to believe there had been a murder in our house.  But I’m better off not knowing.

    Don’t live there!

    Member
    3958 posts
    Honey bee

    No way, I would never feel comfortable.

    Member
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Yes, but I might get someone to come and do a cleansing of the house before moving in.

     

    Don’t judge!

    Member
    1578 posts
    Bumble bee

    Depends on the situation. Was the murder a freak incident, or might it be related to the fact that the house is in a bad area? How easy is it to break into the house?

    Rationally, my brain says that if it was just a freak incident, I would have no trouble living there. In reality, it would probably freak me out a bit, though having my two gigantic dogs with me at home makes me feel like I have superpowers. 

    If you choose to live there, I would ask about having a month-to-month lease instead of locking yourself in place for a year. And I would make sure any…erm… stains or damage has been dealt with, but I wouldn’t want to know anything about the murders. And if you don’t have a dog to cuddle with and make you feel safe, I would highly recommend it in a house like that!

    Member
    1321 posts
    Bumble bee

    No way. I watch too much Investigation Discovery, my imagination is VERY healthy, and knowing something had already happened there would actually make me crazy.

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    5374 posts
    Bee Keeper

    my immediate answer is no, because I could probably not stop thinking about it. 

    But if you are able to visit and spend some time in the house and get a feel for it – you may find that you don’t feel bothered by it. 

    Member
    4398 posts
    Honey bee

    The rational side of me says that we all have been somewhere where something tragic has happened in history so it’s a no brainer… but the other side of me says eff no, I won’t go!

    Member
    3799 posts
    Honey bee

    I wouldn’t.  I don’t believe in ghosts or anything like that, but that’s just really really disturbing!

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