(Closed) Bees how would you feel living by a house where a tragedy occured?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: Could you live close by to a house where a murder occured?
    Yes, what's in the past is in the past. I don't care what's happened in a house. : (39 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, so long as it didn't happen in the house I'm living in. : (58 votes)
    37 %
    Maybe, depends on the circumstances. : (34 votes)
    22 %
    No way. : (24 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 17
    4304 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would be totally fascinated to live in or by a house like that. Besides, bad things happen all the times in homes that never make the news, I’m sure!

    Post # 18
    5950 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @Birdiebaby4:  …I hate to tell you this, but odds are good you’ve already lived in a home or apartment that had something equally awful or violent occur within its confines and just weren’t told about it because realtors are only required to disclose things that have happened within the last three years, and only stigmatized occurences…ie: murder or extreme violence….so its honestly a case of what you don’t know, not hurting you….not to mention homes that people passed away in under more normal circumstances….I mean, people have to die somewhere, right?

    My parents house is quite old, and was the site of a grizzly double murder in 1997, when a jilted and angry husband kicked the door in and murdered his wife and young child in the basement….I’ll admit the home is quite active in a paranormal sense, but my mother and I tend to bring that out in any home…so we weren’t too upset about it in the least.


    Post # 19
    12246 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I could live next to something seriously tragic, but definitely not IN it!

    Post # 20
    4523 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    In highschool, our home was built during the civil war era. Obviously, quite a few people died there of illness or natural causes. But, there was one sad death there:

    In the 1950’s I believe, a woman lived there with her toddler. She left him alone for just a second to run next door to the neighbors cabin. In the time, the toddler walked outside and wandered up the half-mile driveway and was hit by car and killed.

    It’s pretty tragic and creepy, and so is that house.

    I think being able to live there depends a lot on your belief system. If you don’t believe in energy, entities or anything else, then you’d be good. If you’re superstitious or religious or “sensitive”, then living in a home where a girl was murdered could be pretty terrifying on the mind.

    Post # 22
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Most non-new houses probably had a death in them, and even new houses are probably on plots of land where death happened. If you think about it too much, you’ll never live anywhere. Take the awesome-sounding house.

    Post # 24
    9681 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @Birdiebaby4:  Even if it was the house I was going to be living in, I wouldn’t care. Bad shit happens everywhere, all the time. A house is a house and chances are I could get a good deal on a house due to the folks who are afraid of ghosts 😛

    I put an offer in on a house where 2 people were murdered. We got it waaaaaaaay below list price. It’s a rental property, but I would live there. It has a hot tub INSIDE!! I have never seen that before, lol.

    Post # 25
    4605 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Eh, the house is being demolished and it’s not the house you’re moving into so I wouldn’t worry about it. My great grandmother’s house was built in 1820 and several families lived in it until she and her husband moved in, in 1930. People died there. There was a barn fire that killed two people and we know at least three children died in the house, but the house wasn’t creepy and people kept living in it all the same. 

    Post # 26
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Sassygrn:  I don’t know what I’d do, but I’ve been wondering about something similar – in my old neighborhood, an older gentleman died when his apartment caught fire last fall (he was a hoarder and couldn’t escape his third-floor walk-up once the fire started).  The condo has since been gutted and re-done and is back on the market…but wouldn’t it just be super-creepy to live there?  I mean, it’s not a large unit – it’s not like you could just close off the door to the room where he (presumably) passed away.

    Post # 27
    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    @stuckinwonderland:  OMG that is so creepy and sad!  Also, it makes me think of news stories and a book called Room. :S

    @DaisyBelle:  *sigh* I want a furbaby so badly, but SO and I are at an impasse!  I really, really want a cat (preferably two) and he won’t have it, although he’s open to having a dog, which I’m not interested in (deep-seated childhood fear).  I’m still hopeful though! 😛

    @Birdiebaby4:  Mortgage-free?  And you didn’t feel uncomfortable before this?  And both of you love so many things about the house?  I say do it, girl.  Mortgage-free!!!  You’ve hit the jackpot in luck!  Not sure if there are other ways to test things out, but the baby one is the most popular.  I can ask.  The other feng shui determiners I know off the top of my head are no good until you live there.  Like, are you open to owning a cat?  Because according to the grandma and aunties, they are supposed to protect their owners from evil spirits.  Another sign is if you’ve lived in a place for some time and you and/or your SO are frequently sick, something is wrong with the energy.  Good luck!!!  I say enjoy the house, though. 🙂

    Post # 28
    1399 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Nona99:  In my state, realtors are required to tell you entire history if you ask.  I know this because my neighbor died of natural causes and was in there about 4 days before the police broke in. 

     @stuckinwonderland:  That would creep me out.

    Post # 29
    1572 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MissTatas:  +1000. Completely agree, ESPECIALLY since the tragedy happened two decades ago… a little easier to deal with than if someone was murdered there last month.

    Post # 30
    6887 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @loveandapitbull:  I lived in an apt complex that a murder took place 3 doors down from where I was living at the time while I was home.  It creeped me out for a good couple of months after that everything went back to normal. 

    Post # 31
    3461 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I live in Boston.  Lots of old houses.  Lots of deaths near places and likely in places.  Just can’t get hepped on it here.  So for me, I’d take the mortgage house and run to it before they changed their minds.

    Now, that said, you could not pay me to accept Ariel Castro’s house if the requirement was that I live there, as opposed to bulldoze it and make it a park memorial.

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