I just signed a lease for a new apartment and as I was walking around my new digs I thought, “I wonder if any ghosts live here?” I didn’t sense anything when I was first shown the apartment, and being alone in the space, I couldn’t sense anything that afternoon. But it made me think. What if you bought a house or signed a lease and you had a ghost? Depending on the person, having a ghost could either petrify a person or make them happy to have a spirit around the house.

If you live in Salem, Oregon, and are looking for a new place to live and are worried about previous and current spirit tenants, you can give this team a call. It brings up a good point, though. If you have every other piece of your house inspected, why wouldn’t you have a ghost hunting crew come in and see if they can pick up anything on their instruments, but they will also see if anyone has died in the home or on the property. It could definitely cause problems down the road when you try and sell the property.

I admit, I was a bit squicked out when I learned that someone was murdered in a former apartment of mine. I had already signed a lease, and while the place was haunted, I never felt dread or threatened by the ghost(s) in my apartment and building. It added to the atmosphere, but it does make you think.

I’ve never owned a house, but I would like to know if anything major went down before I bought it. My luck, I’d find the perfect house, buy it without researching the history, and then hear from the neighbor as I move in, “I’m surprised anyone would buy that house considering what happened in it…”

Has anyone called in a ghost investigation team or researched the property’s history before purchasing a house?

Written by Amy
Amy is the acquisitions editor in charge paranormal subjects at Llewellyn. With ten years experience in the publishing world, Amy is excited to have her love for ghost stories and the unexplained coincide with her new day job! She enjoys bicycling, running, reading, cooking, and quenches her ...