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Would You Live in a Serial Killer's Home?

Of course, the crazed murderer won't be living in it, but can you bring yourself to stay in a house that was formerly occupied by a serial killer? Barbara Holmes and Tom Williams snagged a great deal with their latest townhouse purchase and bought it at a discount of $100,000. However, the good buy came with a catch — it used to be rented out by a Dorothea Puente, who killed and buried seven people under the house.

Would you feel squeamish about living in house with a horror history or is a house just a house?


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Akasha Akasha 6 years
Come on it's California. You can find someone to come over and "cleanse" the house for you and remove any bad energy. Heck I know people who have spent the money to do it just because the former occupants of the house got divorced.
Advah Advah 6 years
Not if people were murdered in/buried under that house! Way too much bad energy!
Frenched Frenched 6 years
HECK no! I agree with lickety spit about a home needing to be a happy place. There's just too much bad energy there. As for having a story to tell, I think I'd freak people out! If I were visiting somebody's house and then they happened to tell me that they really snatched a great deal because 7 people were murdered and buried under the house, I'd totally freak out and would probably never come back.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Ugh...I just don't think so. It would really bother me.
juicebox07 juicebox07 6 years
I couldn't. I would be too scared. I agree with #1 and #9's comments.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
No way My home needs to be a happy place I couldn't be happy or peaceful in a space where so much death and sadness was centered. The idea of ghosts wouldn't bother me, just the association with other peoples misery.
Deidre Deidre 6 years
Yes if that's just where the killer happened to live, but a big no if any victims were ever killed or stashed on the property.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Absolutely not! A pen could fall on the floor and I'd be like "OMG its a ghost get out!!!"
janetmouse janetmouse 6 years
That is just too much bad energy!!!
runningesq runningesq 6 years
I totally would buy it (if the price was right and I liked the house/ location).
verily verily 6 years
The house wasn't 100k though. They got it at a 100k discount for 215k. Still incredibly cheap in California's market.
verily verily 6 years
Sure. If I like the house, why not? It gives me a great story to tell people. It's unlikely that there are more bodies left under there if they used cadaver dogs and search teams to find them. And then I'd invite those wacky Ghosthunter shows over to pretend they're seeing ghosts.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
for $100000??? hell yeah! OK, part of me would except ghosts to pop up all the time, but the logical part of me would eventually win out once I'd lived there and while and saw that ghosts don't exist. Or, if it really was haunted, I'd rent it out. People go crazy for that stuff.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
I would consider it, but probably not if 7 people were buried UNDER the house! If someone just lived there but didn't actually kill people in the house, that's a bit different.
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