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Have You Ever Lived in a Haunted House?

I'm not a big believer in haunted houses myself, but I remember one old Victorian that would make all sorts of frightening bumps and clatters in the middle of the night for no apparent reason. The house always seemed to spook my dog a little, too.

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emalove emalove 8 years
Not my own house (thank God), but I have some very creepy stories about a friend's house...
jrebeccat jrebeccat 8 years
My grandmother used to tell my father that a woman in a white collar and white hat would stand at the foot of her bed and laugh at her. My father, because she was rapidly declining by that point, didn't think anything of it. We had to move her to a nursing home and the house she had been in stood empty for many months until we could rent it. We finally got a renter, who stayed for 2 years until she had to move because of her job. We found out after she had moved that she had called the local ghost hunters for advice right after she moved in because she saw a woman in a pilgrim outfit laughing at her from the foot of her bed. She and my grandmother never met.
jrebeccat jrebeccat 8 years
My grandmother used to tell my father that a woman in a white collar and white hat would stand at the foot of her bed and laugh at her. My father, because she was rapidly declining by that point, didn't think anything of it. We had to move her to a nursing home and the house she had been in stood empty for many months until we could rent it. We finally got a renter, who stayed for 2 years until she had to move because of her job. We found out after she had moved that she had called the local ghost hunters for advice right after she moved in because she saw a woman in a pilgrim outfit laughing at her from the foot of her bed. She and my grandmother never met.
LadyP LadyP 8 years
Yes. There have been instances in my parents house that made me believe it was haunted and the house my husband and I just bought has had recent activity that has scared the living crap outta me so yes, I believe I live in a haunted house.
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 8 years
sorry about the double post!
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 8 years
sorry about the double post!
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 8 years
I don't believe that I necessarily lived in a 'haunted' house by normal definition. But I have lived in a house that just gave everyone that entered it a bad vibe. I don't know what it was, but it just had a bad aura and no one wanted to come near it. Everyone(family+friends)always thought it was cursed. I never believed them until stuff started to happen around our house. People started to trip on things that werent positioned there before, doors would somehow manage to lock themselves, etc. It was such a creepy environment, I'm glad I don't live there anymore!
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 8 years
I don't believe that I necessarily lived in a 'haunted' house by normal definition. But I have lived in a house that just gave everyone that entered it a bad vibe. I don't know what it was, but it just had a bad aura and no one wanted to come near it. Everyone(family+friends)always thought it was cursed. I never believed them until stuff started to happen around our house. People started to trip on things that werent positioned there before, doors would somehow manage to lock themselves, etc. It was such a creepy environment, I'm glad I don't live there anymore!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
That's CRAZY, tysontysonxv! How did you all react to that??
tysontysonxv tysontysonxv 8 years
A person who lived in the house before us was murdered. We have weird things happening all the time, but the most obvious was when a large television launched across a room and landed sitting upright- a physical impossibility. My entire family witnessed that one.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 8 years
yes., I have.
My-Opinion My-Opinion 8 years
yes., I have.
amers230 amers230 8 years
i've never lived in a haunted house and never even believed in ghosts, but three years ago i began to work at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI (it's an outdoor living history museum started by Henry Ford) and i'm now a huge believer. some of the historical buildings are haunted to the point where i won't go in them. the security team has stories about some of them, like this this door that no matter how many times they'd unlock it, it would be locked by the next morning. there's an old swiss watchmaker building the Henry Ford brought over that is now used as an employee break area, and on the second floor chairs and tables are always moved around randomly. one of the homes (i think it may be the Stephen Foster home) has even been documented on top ten lists of the haunted places in the US. Ca-Reepy!!!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
There was another posting like this in teamsugar. . .I grew up in an old victorian in san francisco, where my family has only lived for a third of its time--leaving plenty of things to happen before we moved in! When I was a teenager the most things happened: sheets being tugged off me in the middle of the night, objects disappearing and then reappearing right where they belonged despite individually removing every item from the drawer/cabinet where they were have thought to have been, interactive tappings in the wall, entire piles of books and magazines cascading out of their tall boxes to the floor, weird streaking orbs showing up in different photographs from different film and different cameras, mysteriously spilled baby powder through which child's small footprints were tracked, and my really calm cat having a major freakout, which was a LOT more terrifying than it sounds! Otherwise it seemed sort of like a child was doing everything. I actually just wrote a longer account about it here: http://teamsugar.com/user/The%20City%20Girl/blog/749847 Yet despite all that, I generally consider myself a skeptic ;-)
nomadreader nomadreader 8 years
I'm sure I'm not the first to say this, but not having experienced it personally does not mean I don't believe in haunted houses; that would be a pretty narrow world view for a Kansas girl.
edog edog 8 years
we had some very weird unexplained high pitched noises a few months back but they've gone away now...
thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 8 years
in my dorm room iv taken pics before and theres always a big orb and like one or 2 tiny ones and alwasy everynight between 1230 and 1 am the doornob to my bathroom creaks. i looooooooooooooooove haunted places so so much
thisbulimicwar thisbulimicwar 8 years
in my dorm room iv taken pics before and theres always a big orb and like one or 2 tiny ones and alwasy everynight between 1230 and 1 am the doornob to my bathroom creaks.i looooooooooooooooove haunted places so so much
megafie megafie 8 years
My sorority in college was haunted - 2 people died there in the 40's. We saw strange stuff all the time. Once while looking out the window I saw a person standing behind me reflected in the glass. I turned around and no one was there. My current house is 120 years old! So far I haven't seen anything but who knows....
notoriuskitty notoriuskitty 8 years
last year at school i lived off campus with a roommate in an apartment attached to a huge old house that used to be a funeral home! it was so scary and we lived in the basement apartment which made it even worse, and when one of the girls gave us a tour of the house, their kitchen was in the basement and it definitely smelled like formaldahyde (sp)!
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Its very possible I have. I lived in a turn of the century home that had some weird things happening. If you mentioned it to other that lived there, they agreed. So I'm going with yes!
Rachel419 Rachel419 8 years
It would be cool to actually live in a haunted house!
katherynn katherynn 8 years
I've never lived in one, but my grandmother's house was haunted. But I never knew it until I was older. My grandmother mentioned that the woman who lived in the house before her had hung herself in the hallway. I figured it was folklore or a story to scare us. So, I never believed it. But I always heard footsteps in the hallway when no one was there. I always heard the dishes rattling in the kitchen (right off the hallway) late in the night when everyone else was asleep (my sister and I used to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room, which is open to the kitchen). It wasnt until about 6 months ago when they told the story of the lady that I realized that the story wasnt just a "scary story." eek!!
katherynn katherynn 8 years
I've never lived in one, but my grandmother's house was haunted. But I never knew it until I was older. My grandmother mentioned that the woman who lived in the house before her had hung herself in the hallway. I figured it was folklore or a story to scare us. So, I never believed it. But I always heard footsteps in the hallway when no one was there. I always heard the dishes rattling in the kitchen (right off the hallway) late in the night when everyone else was asleep (my sister and I used to sleep on the sofa bed in the living room, which is open to the kitchen). It wasnt until about 6 months ago when they told the story of the lady that I realized that the story wasnt just a "scary story." eek!!
Historygal3 Historygal3 8 years
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