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Do you believe in haunted houses?

Halloween brings haunted houses and spooky trail hikes. Cozy neighborhoods overflow with creepy Halloween inflatable figures and pun-sporting plastic gravestones. Shop windows fairly drip with spider webs, usually swinging from the bones of jaunty looking skeletons or eerie ghostly figures.

That sort of haunted humor is mostly aimed at making fun.

But do you believe homes can actually be haunted?

Some folks scoff at ghost stories, while others swear by such tales. 

We've all heard claims of creaks in the night, strange sights on the stairs, or mysterious faces in windows. Do such yarns hold true, or are they simply the stuff of silly scare tactics and late-night movies?

Here’s an intriguing question.

Would you consider purchasing a home, if you knew someone had died on the property? Would the nature of the death make a difference in your decision?

News stories circulated this week in spots like USA Today and Fox 32 News Chicago, touting a service called Died in House. For about 12 bucks, you can enter just about any valid U.S. street address to research whether any person has ever perished on that property.

Of course, you could also run or request searches of city public records, real estate transactions, and police reports. Then you’d likely have to cross-check against local obituaries.

Or you could ask a few long-time neighbors.

But, let’s just suppose you actually discovered a shady secret or two about a house’s history. What if you found out about the proverbial (or real) skeletons in the closet, ghosts in the attic, or bodies in the basement?

Would you still buy?
Adapted from Haunted House
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