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Would you buy a "crime scene house?"

The family down the road from me has a "crime scene house"--one of those homes that sold dirt cheap because it was the scene of a horrific death. I'll spare you the details unless you're really interested, but when my neighbors got the house it actually had human remains still inside. They gutted it and it's nice now, but I still get the creeps when I think about it. Would you buy a house like this, knowing the history? Would it matter of if the crime scent had been cleaned up already?

No, I wouldnt buy a house where an awful crime took place.

5 votes / 38% 5 votes / 38 %

Yes, but only if the gore was cleaned up.

4 votes / 30% 4 votes / 30 %

Yes, Id but it

2 votes / 15% 2 votes / 15 %

It depends on the nature of the crime.

2 votes / 15% 2 votes / 15 %
This poll has received 13 vote(s) so far.

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BrenndaMarie wrote on February 11, 2015, 3:30 PM

I would never do it. I believe in ghost and if something bad happens to someone they usually stay around until the person who did get caught.

MsBiz wrote on February 11, 2015, 3:41 PM

I like to say I don't believe in ghosts, but I believe in ghosts. With this particular house, too, it's not clear whether it was a murder or suicide, so no one was charged...

JeanC wrote on February 11, 2015, 4:42 PM

As long as it has been cleaned and thoroughly inspected for safety issues, no problem. Of course I would be in there "cleansing" the place before we moved in to bring the vibes at least to neutral.

Colibry21 wrote on February 11, 2015, 5:17 PM

I think I would buy it, if everything seemed alright and it was a house that i really liked. I may feel a little uncomfortable about the situation, but at the same time, I don't think I would mind too much.

johnmariow wrote on February 11, 2015, 5:39 PM

I would not buy that house. I would not want anyone following me to bed. Especially if that person happens to be the victim's ghoul friend!

LadyTrouble wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:39 PM

I don't think that I could buy the house. I'd be too creeped out by what had transpired in it's past. Also, with a dead body still inside, I'd have to wonder. Was the body from the incident or was it from a separate incident? If I were to buy it and find the body later, I would demand my money back. I'm sensitive to spirits somewhat, and thus, would feel overwhelmed at the home.

allen0187 wrote on February 11, 2015, 7:47 PM

I would definitely do it just for the sheer fun of it. Plus the novelty! Also, these house, like what you mentioned, go for dirt cheap so I think it will be a good investment if i were to resell it.

BeckyWiegers wrote on February 11, 2015, 8:36 PM

The house I bought last year was the scene of a burglary/murder decades ago. On the other hand, there was another house for sale a few miles from here that I wouldn't have bought with someone else's money. So, even though I voted for buying if it was cleaned up - in reality I should have opted for

Began1988 wrote on February 11, 2015, 9:32 PM

It still had human remains inside!?!? Oh NO WAY! I would not take a house that still had human remains in it when I visited the house! But if it was a nice house in a nice neighborhood that had been clean and looks normal, I may buy it. Houses can be expensive, I need all the help I can get to be able to afford one! -_- Lol

GemOfAGirl wrote on February 12, 2015, 12:34 AM

On an intellectual level, I probably wouldn't have a problem with it if it was scrubbed clean. But then, I remember how it felt when I got my car back after it had been stolen. I could tell by the smell that whoever took had done drugs in it. I was able to clean it and get the smell out of it, but I always had a nagging fear - what if the thief had been in my car while dealing drugs, and a deal had gone badly? What if the person that he had cheated recognized my car, but didn't take the time to realize that someone else was in it, and decided to retaliate by firing off a couple of shots with a gun? I never felt comfortable in that car again, and I eventually had to sell it.

PegCole17 wrote on February 12, 2015, 9:33 AM

A house that I bought to fix up and resell had a really creepy feeling inside. Every time I went over there to paint and clean, it was as though there was someone there watching me. I got so creeped out that I started singing gospel songs whenever I worked in the house. Later, I found out there had been a felony arrest there and that it had been of a violent nature. It really made me think about the history of houses that we might purchase.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:36 AM

I can totally understand that. What you mean about having different responses on an intellectual level and on an emotional/gut level. Even if you completely understand the logical parameters of the situation, it's hard to fight off those bad feelings.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:39 AM

One interesting thing I found about this particular house is that I knew the first time I stepped in there exactly what had happened. This was before anyone had even told me that crime had taken place there, definitely still has energies. That said, it never felt scary, sad, or anything else negative; it just has the "reminder" of what happened, if that makes any sense.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:43 AM

The house didn't have the actual body it was more or less, well, body parts. My neighbors knew exactly what they were getting into when I bought it. I was sensitive to the energies right away, prior to even knowing the house's history, but they don't feel anything at all.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:46 AM

For me, I think it would depend on my gut feelings when I went into the house. Another one of my friend's houses was the site of a suicide years ago. I've spent the night in the room where it happened and never noticed anything out of sorts or uncomfortable.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:48 AM

LOL! I tend to agree. I've had way too many supernatural encounters to not trust my gut instinct on these things.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:51 AM

Yeah, I think my neighbors only paid about $5,000 for the house. It needed a lot of work, including a few structural things, but it looks amazing now. If you don't mind dealing with body parts, it's a great investment strategy.

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:52 AM

Have you noticed anything strange about the house or does it feel comfortable?

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:56 AM

This one was only about $5,000! But I think part of the reason it was such a good deal was that they were still human remains, as well as all of the personal possessions of the deceased... including videotapes with weird, Satanic stuff on them. (I'll happily keep making my mortgage payments emoticon :winking: ).

MsBiz wrote on February 12, 2015, 10:58 AM

I know some states make sellers disclosures crimes, but in the ones that don't, I think you really have to go with your instincts. It's just too hard to live or work in a place that makes you feel creepy, rational or not...

nbaquero wrote on February 12, 2015, 11:47 AM

MsBiz I would not have a problem buying but probably my family would not be too comfortable there. Now, would you move if you find out that your current home was the scene of crime?

Began1988 wrote on February 12, 2015, 4:05 PM

Oh no!!!!!! That is WAY to weird! I would not want to be messing with devil worshiper stuff! Maybe buy the house for $5,000, pay someone to clean it out and fix it up, then resell! Lol

allen0187 wrote on February 12, 2015, 6:22 PM

I don't mind dealing with body parts as long as the body parts aren't mine, my family, or my loved ones. LOL!

BeckyWiegers wrote on February 12, 2015, 7:55 PM

Nothing odd at all, it's a loving house. It may be because the person didn't die until after they reached the hospital, though.

MsBiz wrote on February 13, 2015, 10:20 AM

Good question! Since I've seen/felt nothing weird here, I'd stay. (What I do know about the previous owners is that they were weird, but not creepy. They built a new house, let goats live indoors, then got foreclosed on after two years.)