Haunted Houses -- would you live in one?

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Haunted Houses -- would you live in one?
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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 1:06pm

These stories ALWAYs make me look, I say I don't believe in haunted houses but I still don't think I'd live or even stay overnight in one.. so maybe I do believe lol!

Anyway, just in time for Halloween, Would you live in one? Here's the complete list

Talk to you soon, Pat

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The Winchester House, San Jose, Calif.

This Queen Anne Victorian is notable for its sprawling beauty, but the mysteries the house holds are even more striking. Sarah Winchester began construction on the home in 1884, following the untimely deaths of her young daughter and also her husband, William, whose fortune was built on the manufacture of the Winchester rifle.

Legend has it that the ghost of William returned to tell Sarah that the family was cursed and would be haunted by the vengeful spirits of men killed by the weapon the Winchester family had developed.

Until her own death in 1922, Sarah frantically constructed and reconstructed the home, hoping to trap and confuse bad spirits. The result? A labyrinth of twisting hallways, rooms within rooms, stairways that lead nowhere, closets that open to walls and secret passageways that are enough to spook even the most skeptical folk

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Mon, 10-18-2010 - 9:51pm

I would absolutely LOVE to spend a night in a haunted house, especially one like the Winchester house.

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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 10:14pm

We have a place here in town called Waverly Hills Sanitorium that used to be a TB hospital in the 20's 30's and 40's.

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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 7:26am

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Registered: 10-22-2009
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 8:01am

no no no live ther NO WAY! ...i would not stay over nite in one i would not go in one in the dark... i also dont watch scary movies...

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 10:32am

the story behind that house is scary but that house looks very similar to the kinds in the neighborhood i grew up in and i always wished we lived in one, ahh, LOL.

i'd sleep in a haunted house as a visit but wouldn't want to own one that had a history of crime or weird history to it.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 10-19-2010 - 10:45am
my kids watched a little bit of a disney movie last night before bed, "mostly ghostly". that's the extent of scary movies in my house anymore too.

 

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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 11:54am
adamsmumma wrote:

I would absolutely LOVE to spend a night in a haunted house, especially one like the Winchester house.

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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 11:58am
Interesting!! Thanks Mappers. I'll google it; I do love reading about these and I'm glad Waverly House was able to be restored.
Take care :)
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 11:59am
Yikes!! lol :)
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Tue, 10-19-2010 - 12:00pm
LOL! I hear you, but I'd do a tour, just not stay over.
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