Confession: I’ve witnessed first hand things that go bump in the night. Not in my present house (thank goodness) but as a kid I was convinced I heard a group of men chattering in our kitchen while everyone slept. Funny thing is–I wasn’t the only one in our house who heard rumbling downstairs in the darkness. It wasn’t rattling chains or bellowing “boos” I heard. Rather, it just sounded like hoarse whispers–like a group of old men chatting over a cup of coffee. Even once I got older (and wiser) I still believed that house was haunted. Boy was I glad we got out of there by the time I was in the third grade.
Sure, I was spooked by the thought, but do haunted houses really exist? I asked the creator of www.HauntedRealEstate.com, Mary Pope-Handy to weigh in.
While the site does not look spooky at all, it is focused on all things haunted and you are treated to some fascinated reading about haunted hotels, ghost tours, etc. She tackles hauntings from a unique perspective. As a second generation realtor working full time–she’s in and out of houses a great deal. In fact, a realtor is a great (and credible) source to ask about this topic. She writes:
Realtors can tell you that often when they go into a home, they pick up on that property’s energy. I don’t want to sound too “out there”, but if a sensitive, seasoned agent (one who’s been in a lot of homes) walks into a home where there’s been a divorce, for instance, a lot of times he or she can pick up on it. Maybe it’s something about the lack of clothing (the half empty closet) or some missing furniture…or maybe it’s something else? The sadness can hang heavily in the air. It’s not measurable, but it’s there.
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