(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 # 123
    298 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    @KateByDesign:  I thought the same thing!  I immediately thought of Tate from the first season

    Post # 124
    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ellebeerob:  OMG that’s horrible! I remember watching some TV show re-enactment of a haunted home and I was scarred for a really long time!

    Post # 125
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I would have said no in the past. But in my last place, in a recently gentrified neighborhood, I found that my building had been the site of what the news called “one of the grizzliest murders in the state’s history”.


    But, you know, I never heard weird things. I never felt creepy, or cold chills, or saw apparitions, or anything like that. The apartment was horrible for other reasons–shortly after I moved in, the original owner sold to a slum lord who did not screen tenants or do any sort of pest control–but the murder was seriously thleast of my concerns. It was horrible that it happened, but it’s not like refusing to live there would have brought the lady back, you know?

    Post # 126
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    No thank you! Too creepy for me!

    Post # 127
    4943 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    To me it is just a house, provided it was cleaned properly by the right kind of biohazard company.

    This. I would live there if I liked the house.

    Post # 128
    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I wouldn’t. It’s not that I am superstitious or believe in ghosts, but I would be thinking about it all the time. Just…no. 

    Post # 129
    2870 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @KatyElle:  yeah, um NO FRIGGIN WAY. Nope!

    Post # 130
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m very frugal, but I would pass.

    Post # 131
    1297 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @KateByDesign:  Agree!


    I’m a believer in ghosts too so I would say noooooo nooo no don’t move there!

    Post # 132
    2399 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @EffieTrinket:  That is crazy!!!! How long did you live there till you found that out?

    Post # 133
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @figgnewton:  About three months. After the new landlords let the place go hell (bugs everywhere, college kids partying at all hours, etc.) I started looking to see if anyone had left a bad apartment review for the place before, that maybe it was never as good as I had thought it was in the first place maybe.

    Well, I googled the address since it’s just one building and doesn’t have a formal name like “The Marquis” or “Crown Place” or whatever. That’s when I found those news reports.

    I ended up being there for another 12 horrible months, but if it hadn’t been for the roaches, the mice, the silverfish, the pit bulls barking all night, the a-hole next door who liked to cut tile at midnight,  the college guys who thought 3 am on a weeknight was a perfect time to decide to throw a party,  the douche down the hall who liked to spit all over the hardwoods, and the unscrupulous maintenance man who stole my old e-ring and all of my other nice jewelry (along with my DSLR), it wouldn’t have been a bad place at all!

    Post # 134
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would if it’s not a super sketchy area. If it’s a crack den and the entire block is that way, then of course I wouldn’t set foot in the building. But for one random incidence, I’d do it. People have died or been murdered all over this country and not everyone knows about it when they step into a building.

    Post # 135
    334 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Hell no. My childhood home had some weird things happen while I was growing up. It was definitely haunted. After we moved out, Dad confessed the neighbor told him someone died in the house right before we moved in. Nice.

    Then my brother moved to a small town and rented a room in a former hospital that was now being used as a rental house. Weird stuff happened there. He got downright spooked on a regular basis.

    So nope, no thanks. It would have been better if that landlord didn’t disclose the history of that home. Ignorance is bliss. Even if there’s nothing negative hanging around that home, I can’t imagine living in it and not wondering about the suffering that family went through.

    Post # 136
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I wouldn’t do it, because I am extremely sensitive to supernatural things.

    FH’s grandfather died in the house he is living in right now, and there is DEFINTIELY a presence there. Not a negative one, of course, but still..it’s there, and we can both feel it.

    I wouldn’t be able to manage it.

    However, some people can and there are no problems.

    Post # 137
    2299 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    HELL NO!

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