Did somebody DIE in your House or Apartment?

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    Apr 10, 2011 4:52 PM GMT
    Aside from family members (if you still live at home), do you know if someone who previously lived in your house or apartment died there? Do you know where and how? Are you freaked out about it? Any ghosts or paranormal activity?
  • rnch

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    Apr 10, 2011 5:06 PM GMT
    when the double front parlor/side hall of my present home was still an efficiency apartment, my last renter died in there..sitting on the toilet, no less. he was reputed to be one of the longest lasting HIV pos guys in this city.

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    he & I both knew he was going downhill rapidly, so no freaking out from me. his father and his friends did an excellent job of emptying and throughly cleaning the apt.

    i've since converted the room back into the formal double parlor it was designed to be in 1882.

    i've never seen any paranormal activity from him; but have caught a couple of fleeting glimpses of the past owner; said to have passed away around 1940.


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    Apr 10, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    The previous owners' grandad died upstairs in our previous, Victorian, house.
    I never found this out til the last year there.

    Always in the 10 years there, whenever I played Moonlight Sonata on the cabinet grand piano, I felt as though someone were standing behind me listening, and a feeling they enjoyed it.

    Odd, isn't it?

    -Doug
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    Apr 10, 2011 5:16 PM GMT
    I own the family home so it's all relatives:
    Great Grampa
    Grampa
    Uncle
    I think my Great Gramma pops in for a visit from time to time. But I don't notice anything odd. Though the ghosts would have to do my bidding anyway icon_twisted.gif
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    Apr 10, 2011 5:30 PM GMT
    My grandmother died in her bed at our home of liver cancer, in 1959, and I watched it happen. Afterwards I never saw any apparitions or signs, though I lived there for another 10 years.

    On the other hand, I always thought the basement of that same house was haunted. I would play down there in the snowy winter, with my Lionel trains, and later my slot cars (c.1962) that were all there on tables.

    But I would get cold chills, and a terrible fright, running up the stairs screaming, and often throw myself into my grandmother's arms, while she was still alive. I was very afraid of that basement, and of one place in particular.

    A place where I later tried twice to commit suicide, obviously unsuccessfully, and unbeknownst to my family. Following my worst motorcycle accident, which left me disfigured, and mentally impaired, not unlike a stroke victim, which I partially remain to this day. Right afterwards I enlisted in the Army during Vietnam, figuring the Vietcong could do the job I didn't have the guts to do myself, plus I might be remembered as a hero.

    Many years later, when I had already retired from the Army in the 1990s, my sister told me about our Grandfather. I'd always been told he died young, at 52, of some form of circulatory failure, in 1947.

    Not true, my sister said. He hanged himself, in the basement of that same house, in the very spot where I would get scared, and where I tried to commit suicide myself, that she knew nothing about. He never recovered from being financially ruined during the Great Depression, nor from when his only son, my namesake Uncle, was killed in France during WWII. Shortly after my Uncle's body was "repatriated" from France for reburial in the US my Grandfather hung himself 2 years before I was born, in that very spot that always scared me as a kid.

    Can you imagine my shock at hearing this? Talk about spooky!

    Well, I dunno. Maybe coincidence, I can't say. I'm not into the supernatural. But it does make me wonder...
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    Apr 10, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidMy grandmother died in her bed at our home of liver cancer, in 1959, and I watched it happen. Afterwards I never saw any apparitions or signs, though I lived there for another 10 years.

    On the other hand, I always thought the basement of that same house was haunted. I would play down there in the snowy winter, with my Lionel trains, and later my slot cars (c. 1962) that were all there on tables.

    But I would get cold chills, and a terrible fright, running up the stairs screaming, and often throw myself into my grandmother's arms, while she was still alive. I was very afraid of that basement, and of one place in particular.

    A place where I later tried twice to commit suicide, obviously unsuccessfully, and unknown to my family. Following my worst motorcycle accident, which left me disfigured, and mentally impaired, not unlike a stroke victim, which I partially remain to this day. Right afterwards I enlisted in the Army during Vietnam, figuring the Vietcong could do the job I didn't have the guts to do myself, plus I might be remembered as a hero.

    Many years later, when I had already retired from the Army in the 1990s, my sister told me about our Grandfather. I'd always been told he died young, at 52, of some form of circulatory failure, in 1947.

    Not true, my sister said. He hanged himself, in the basement of that same house, in the very spot where I would get scared, and where I tried to commit suicide myself, that she knew nothing about. He never recovered from being financially ruined during the Great Depression, nor from when his only son, my namesake Uncle, was killed in France during WWII. Shortly after my Uncle's body was "repatriated" from France for reburial in the US my Grandfather hung himself, in that very spot that always scared me as a kid.

    Can you imagine my shock at hearing this? Talk about spooky!

    Well, I dunno. Maybe coincidence, I can't say. I'm not into the supernatural. But it does make me wonder...



    Okay, that story just gave me the heevy jeevies
  • BardBear

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    Apr 10, 2011 9:31 PM GMT
    I am an author of scary stories, of short or novel length. When I was buying a house, I asked to see homes with "a history." Deaths, hangings, violence...but on the good side of town, as it were. My realtor balked. I explained to him that it would bring the price down AND would serve as a motivator. No such luck.

    However, my first novel was about a house that a writing teacher DID buy for these reasons and then regretted it.

    Go figure.

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    Apr 10, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    I don't believe in ghosts. I barely believe in living persons.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidAside from family members (if you still live at home), do you know if someone who previously lived in your house or apartment died there? Do you know where and how? Are you freaked out about it? Any ghosts or paranormal activity?


    It only started when those Ghost Hunter guys showed up.

    They were all like "dude, did you just hear that?". And I just stood there "eeh... nope". And then they heard it again, peed their pants and took off.

    Ever since I've been hearing little feet in the living room at night.
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    Not in my house, but we have scattered an awful lot of ashes into the wind from the top of the hill. So there are bits of people everywhere.

    I have gotten funny feelings, eating in very old inns in Europe... wondering how many people died of the black death or the plague on the spot where I was having lunch just then...
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    A better question might be if anyone died in your bed. In my case, some inherited furniture was too nice to discard.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Apr 10, 2011 9:51 PM GMT
    meninlove said The previous owners' grandad died upstairs in our previous, Victorian, house.
    I never found this out til the last year there.

    Always in the 10 years there, whenever I played Moonlight Sonata on the cabinet grand piano, I felt as though someone were standing behind me listening, and a feeling they enjoyed it.

    Odd, isn't it?

    -Doug


    That was me.. lol My favorite Beethoven song icon_razz.gif

    Now when I was a kid growing up in Texas we lived in this house that had been relocated to where it was when we lived in it. Not sure how old the house itself was but the driveway had 1908 carved into the cement by the back porch. This house was the scariest freakin house I have ever lived in.. it had those old hurricane shutters that you'd have to crank to open up so the inside of the house was always very dark. Probably didn't help that all the walls were dark wood and dark carpeting, but the thing that really got us scared in that house though was the first night my sick grandmother slept over in our front room.

    She'd been bedridden for about a year from lung cancer and at about 1:30 or 2am she just started screaming as loud as she could, it woke everyone up and we all ran in there to see what was wrong and she was just crying saying she had waken up and a woman was looking out of the attic door at her. After that night she refused to stay in our house ever again and from then on out my mom had to drive 45 minutes to her house to take care of her. To add to the creepiness of that the hurricane shutters on the outside of the house leading to the attic windows were open only on one slat like someone was always looking out, and that part of the attic had been walled over so you couldn't even get to that window.

    Cut to some time later we were all in the living room having a family movie night, and everyone had gone to the kitchen to get some popcorn and drinks. I assumed my sister was still behind me on the couch because I felt someone move behind me while I was lying down on my stomach with my head propped up staring at the TV, feet in the air... I felt her put her elbow into the bottom of my foot like she was resting her head on her arm using my foot and I shook it a little and said, "Stop" out loud. A second or two later I felt it again only a lot more purposeful and I turned around to see no one was there. Everyone had left the room to the kitchen, I think my face went white and I just jumped up off the ground and hauled ass to the kitchen where everyone else was.

    Scary ass house... icon_cry.gif
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    What it looks like now.. 13 years later on Google Street view
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    Apr 10, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    No, but someone died in my office which used to be a bedroom in the 1800/1900s!

    For the first few weeks of me being there I used to smell a strong scent of roses in the mornings. I later found out that this was the woman's favourite perfume...

    We sometimes hear her sighing softly and others claim to have scene her on the upstairs landings.

    Apparently, there's another male ghost downstairs that likes to waft through the main kitchen. The chefs try and get him to help with the cooking or dishes but he's not interested! icon_razz.gif

    Our two ghosts seem to be a friendly enough pair...

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    Apr 10, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    I am a photography nut. While I was painting and redecorating my second bedroom, I took pix of the progress. My digital camera picked up a splotch in the corner by the door in three pix, from three different angles.

    When I watch those silly ghost shows on TV, they say those splotches are "orbs" or spirits. No cold spots though.

    I really don't want to know more. I do live in former military housing, built during the Vietnam war...there is no telling.
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    I am pretty sure nobody died in the house I am now. There was only one previous owner and some of the neighbors have been here since our house was built and I am sure they would have mentioned it. The new place in California I don't know if anyone did, but probably not since it is not old enough to have had much of a history. About a year ago a tenant committed suicide by shooting herself in our rental property. The room where it happened was quite a mess and required a biohazard company to clean it. I am sure the current tenants in the apartment know as I doubt if the other people in the building could resist telling them. I'm not at all superstitious so I never had a problem going in the room when I needed to be over there after it happened.
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    Apr 10, 2011 10:56 PM GMT
    Someone got shot in front on my apartment. Died on scene. The cleaners did a shitty job. The blood stains were still pretty noticeable for a while. No ghosts yet.
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    Apr 10, 2011 11:07 PM GMT
    Interesting to note that this is a very American thing to wonder, cause usually the entire history of the house and the inhabitants is recent enough to trace that all back.

    In my old apartment, I was on a street that had been there for well over 600 years, and without a doubt numerous people died many horrible, painful, premature deaths in that very spot, or close around it.

    Exactly 439 years ago, on my very street, there were thousands of people starving to death, and getting sick from the cadavers that the Spanish were throwing over the city wills with catapults.

    And a couple hundred years before that, a third of the population of my little town was wiped out by the plague.

    And in WWII... well we all know what reign of terror descended upon Europe then.

    So yeah, and what about it? Interesting topic though for the ghost hunters.
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    Apr 10, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    Here's a funny thing to say while driving around with a friend. When you see a spooky-looking house (or any house can work too), say "That's where they found the bodies." Works every time. icon_wink.gif
  • mke_bt

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    Apr 10, 2011 11:15 PM GMT

    My house isn't haunted haunted, but...
    I bought my 104 year old duplex from a pair of sisters I nicknamed Patty & Selma. Their father built the house. The house isn't haunted but I was reminded of their presence every time I took a shower. The steam brought years of tar and nicotine stains to the surface and it would drip down the walls. This was after I cleaned the walls, primed and painted. Finally, I bought the most hardcore primer I could find (Kilz) and did two coats. I feel confident I stopped the recurrence of Patty & Selma's visits.
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    Apr 10, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Our Landlord said that in WII (battle for Saipan; look it up in Youtube), there were two lovers ( a veteran and his lover). They died together, but in a really sad way.....They were outnumbered by the enemy troops , the guy tried protecting his lover but end up getting shot in his head and heart; the woman though killed herself because she doesnt want to be left "alone". So in her dying words: "i will get my revenge".... THAT TOTALLY GAVE ME THE CHILLS, cuz yes i can feel some1 choking me in my sleep and yes i can see a "white figure" everytime i partially wake up from my sleep..although when i cry cuz im really sad, that "figure" hums..........weird....icon_eek.gif
  • somedaytoo

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    Apr 10, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    My house is clean, but I did look at a home that was for sale. I knew that the previous owners had died. When I met the real estate agent at the home, he was waiting outside in the cold. He told me he heard strange voices in the house. I never told him about the prevouse owners. Needless to say, I didn't buy the house.
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    Apr 11, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    meninlove said The previous owners' grandad died upstairs in our previous, Victorian, house.
    I never found this out til the last year there.

    Always in the 10 years there, whenever I played Moonlight Sonata on the cabinet grand piano, I felt as though someone were standing behind me listening, and a feeling they enjoyed it.

    Odd, isn't it?

    -Doug


    I LOVE moonlight sonata!!!! I wish I could hear you play it
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    Apr 11, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    CHIdude saidI don't believe in ghosts. I barely believe in living persons.

    You don't have to believe in ghosts for them to believe in you icon_wink.gif
  • mizu5

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    Apr 11, 2011 12:35 AM GMT
    In my basement theres a little boy. I see him sometimes.

    But even worse is someties he sees me and I don't see him.


    And there s a palce wya out out. WHere a girl's ghost is. DUring the summer I see her. ANd i know her. it was a friend of mine who "committed suicide" there. I don't she she did, but police reports claim it. Other people have seen her with me.
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    Apr 11, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    I've witnessed too many unexplained things to not be a skeptic of other energies.
    My roommate went to Guatemala for a few months for something with school. When she got back things started to get weird. I would have nightmares and in the morning I would tell my sister (who lived w/ me too) about them, and she would have the same bad dreams. I also started to wake up every night at 3:33, for weeks. I would feel like my hot and like someone was watching me. Again when I finally confessed to my sister about it she was having the same occurrence. We had to confront our roommate about what she did while she was away. She apparently went to a temple and gave an offering to a Guatemalan anti Christ. icon_eek.gif My dad came down and sprinkled holy water and did a house blessing (yes he's a priest) and that did the trick. I'm still sensitive to spiritual energies, you may not believe or agree, but I have a different opinion and have my own proof. There are other stories but I would rather not bring up the darker stuff.