Sure, it’s Halloween, but that noise? It was nothing, just some dishes in the sink that slipped. Oh, and the creak from the basement? Just the house settling.
Maybe. Maybe not.
Maybe you aren’t crazy and all of those bumps in the night are really the restless souls of your home’s former tenants, especially those that also knew it as their last stop. Thankfully, whether you’re aware of someone dying in your home or not, a new site called DiedInHouse.com lets you search—for a fee—any valid address in the United States to see if anyone has ever passed away there. Finally, a website devoted entirely to the macabre memory of your manor.
From their site:
“In most states, a death in a home, no matter how it occurred, is not considered a “Material Fact” and it’s not required to be disclosed. A murder could have occurred days ago and the seller does not have to let you know.
A death in a home, especially a violent death, can decrease the home’s value by 25% and increase it’s times to sell by up to 50% longer than comparable homes.”
Considering the financial hit you could take when selling your home, you might not want to know, but if you are buying a house it could be a way to drive down the listing price.
Or maybe your reasons for wanting to discover this information have far more to do with morbid curiosity, or even a real fear of ghosts. Either way, you can also find out if your residence was ever a meth lab or had any fires. Maybe someone died in your house from a fire caused by a meth lab. That would be…a kind of amazing to discover.
It might be more expensive than a séance, but it’s probably a lot more reliable too. Would you want to know if someone died in your house? Why? Tell us in the comments.
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