(Closed) Would you rent a house where there had been a murder?

posted 7 years 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! : (223 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 33
    1311 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I wouldn’t step foot in there

    Post # 34
    3942 posts
    Honey bee

    @VAwife:  My husband thinks like that too. I on the other hand very much believe in spirits and I feel like I would constantly be on the look out in a house like that.

    Post # 35
    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @KatyElle:  …until blood starts seeping through the walls and creeping out of the drains…

    Sorry. I just have the hee bee gee bee’s thinking about it.

    Post # 36
    6040 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2019 - City, State

    @KatyElle:  I would go see it and walk through it and just see how i felt. I believe I would get a vibe or feel strange about being there if it were a “cursed” space or if there had been bad energy left over.

    Post # 37
    590 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

    @KatyElle:  Oh my gosh! Wearing the clothes someone died in would be way creepier to me than living in a house someone died in. Not really sure why there is a difference in my mind but there for sure is!

    Post # 38
    1144 posts
    Bumble bee

    No because I’m a big baby.

    Post # 40
    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    PS think about how much you can save for your family’s future if you take the cheap house. I would def get it.

    Post # 41
    2424 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m apparently in the minority, but I would live in it. I might think twice before buying, but for renting I wouldn’t care. At long as any damage to the house that came about when the incident occurred has been repaired. I also don’t believe in ghosts however.

    People die in houses all the time, and we don’t get freaked by the prospect of it. The fact that it’s a violent crime is sad, but I wouldn’t think it’s important enough to pass up.

    I would be suspicious why they didn’t tell you in the first place. I thought there were laws that that type of thing had to be disclosed, but maybe it’s just when you are buying a house, not renting?

    Post # 42
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @KatyElle:  Given the exact circumstances (not high crime area, just freak occurence), I would.  It’s amazing how much you can transform the look and feel of a house just by adding your own furniture, decor, etc.  I think once you’ve done that, it would feel more like your house than the old house with the murders.  I’m pretty good at putting things out of mind though, and I’m super frugal so the savings would be very important to me!  That said, I understand your perspective for sure.

    Post # 43
    590 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

    @KatyElle:  I am of the mindset that if there are ghosts, and they are of people who were not evil while living, why would they be evil after death? 

    Post # 44
    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Yeesh… creepy. I dunno… rationally it seems unlikely that lightning would strike the same place twice, as it were, but I think I might freak myself out thinking about it.  I don’t believe in ghosts, but that doesn’t mean I don’t scare myself into thinking about stuff like that anyway!

    If you’ll be able to be in the house alone without a problem, go for it. 

    Post # 45
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @KatyElle:  Negative ghost rider! I’ve seen scary movies! And this is how they start! Something so terrible and sinister happend there. There’s got to be some bad juju floating around in there  or at the very least, some ghosts :/

    Post # 46
    5950 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Ok, I honestly wouldn’t care, and here’s why….because we actually live on a very small planet, and odds are good that more than a few people have passed away, died, choked to death, fallen down the stairs and have even been brutally murdered in places that you have lived, eaten, slept, and sat…so…..as long as the murderer didn’t leave a “I’ll be back” message on the wall, I say go for it…people gotta die somewhere.

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