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Morty'sCleaningLady

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2550 on: July 09, 2014, 10:15:03 AM »
Read a story this morning that might be appropriate here:

http://whotv.com/2014/07/08/tenant-sees-home-on-tv-learns-serial-murderer-killed-women-there/

A woman rented a home in St. Louis.  Seems like a nice enough place.  She was watching a cold case program on A&E and sees crime scene footage of the very house in which she is living.  And the landlord is the mass murderer's mother!  In fact, the land lord threw in some furniture!  And the basement had been the mass murderer's torture chamber.  Ick!  The Saint Louis Housing Authority has stepped in and helped her break her lease.

At the tale end of the link, the story mentions that a small child relation had been playing in the basement (former torture chamber) and mentioned that someone was really scared.  The area she was playing in was used to chain up victims before they were killed.  I've got the chills now. 




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« Reply #2551 on: July 09, 2014, 12:02:38 PM »
That is gross and creepy.   :o

I had to chuckle a little about the renter saying she was never informed about the house's history as she'd have "remembered the people murdered in the basement part."

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2552 on: July 09, 2014, 07:31:57 PM »
Where I live, I believe that a listing agent has to disclose that kind of thing if a potential buyer/tenant asks, because that can legitimately be a deal-breaker for some people.
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2553 on: July 09, 2014, 08:11:17 PM »
Where I live, I believe that a listing agent has to disclose that kind of thing if a potential buyer/tenant asks, because that can legitimately be a deal-breaker for some people.
In the 11 different apartments/houses that I've rented/owned, I can safely say that I've never thought to ask "Has there ever been a mass murder in this unit?"
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2554 on: July 09, 2014, 08:17:28 PM »
Where I live, I believe that a listing agent has to disclose that kind of thing if a potential buyer/tenant asks, because that can legitimately be a deal-breaker for some people.
In the 11 different apartments/houses that I've rented/owned, I can safely say that I've never thought to ask "Has there ever been a mass murder in this unit?"

In California, they must disclose if someone has died in the house, at least when buying. I assume that only deals with the most recent owner/family, as it could get kinda insane if that meant *forever*.

I know this because when I was house-hunting in SoCal, the real estate agent had to disclose that the previous owner, an elderly lady, had died in the house. The agent told me that it was because some Asian communities considered a death on the premises to be bad luck. I have no clue how accurate that may or may not be. I didn't end up buying the place, not for that reason, but because the kitchen and backyard were both too small.

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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2555 on: July 10, 2014, 06:41:17 AM »
In Texas, you must be told if there was a murder or violent crime, but not a death or suicide.

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« Reply #2556 on: July 10, 2014, 10:47:26 AM »
I may have mentioned that in our old apartment (built in the 1980's or so), we had the ghost of a young girl.  We heard her voice or had little pranks more often than a sighting, but all of us had seen a girl about 8 dressed in late 19th century clothes with long blond hair.  We called her "Elise", and she seemed just a playful presence rather  than malicious. 

When we recently moved, I actually felt sorry for the ghost and invited her to follow us  ::).  Which she has.  She has appeared mostly in my daughter's room, but I have "felt" her.  My son was heading for the bathroom one morning when he felt three taps on his shoulder.  There was absolutely no one there, nor any cat.



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« Reply #2557 on: July 10, 2014, 03:02:47 PM »
I may have mentioned that in our old apartment (built in the 1980's or so), we had the ghost of a young girl.  We heard her voice or had little pranks more often than a sighting, but all of us had seen a girl about 8 dressed in late 19th century clothes with long blond hair.  We called her "Elise", and she seemed just a playful presence rather  than malicious. 

When we recently moved, I actually felt sorry for the ghost and invited her to follow us  ::).  Which she has.  She has appeared mostly in my daughter's room, but I have "felt" her.  My son was heading for the bathroom one morning when he felt three taps on his shoulder.  There was absolutely no one there, nor any cat.

Awww.  She likes you. :)

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« Reply #2558 on: July 10, 2014, 03:26:22 PM »
Ghosts following homeowners reminds me of something (I may have told this before, I don't remember). Anyway, we strongly believe our old house was haunted. We named the ghost Paul. At the same time, we also keep receiving telephone calls throughout the years living there, but no voice was on the line. The was before Caller ID and for some reason, we just know it wasn't telemarketers. We didn't think the two issues were connected.

Fast forward to moving into a new housing development and all the land-line telephone numbers were supposedly created brand new for the homes. After we lived there a few days, our phone rang and there was no voice on the line. We all looked at each other like "Is that the same person? How did they get our new number?" After a while, the phone rang again and a guy ask "Is Paul there?" :o I said "no, you must have the wrong number." We never got voiceless phone calls again (except for obvious telemarketers who make electronic clicking sounds or start speaking after a few seconds).

It may just be a coincidence, but we thought it was both creepy and funny.

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« Reply #2559 on: July 21, 2014, 03:38:08 PM »

That story comes from a reddit subforum called "no sleep" where people post believable fiction,  and part of the rules is that all readers must act as if it were true and treat it as such in the comments. "Everything is true, even if it's not" This one must be very successful at being believable because it's beening passed around on several ghost and hauntings forums.




http://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/29kd1x/my_dead_girlfriend_keeps_messaging_me_on_facebook/

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« Reply #2560 on: August 13, 2014, 07:23:04 PM »
Not a ghost story, but so weird it kind of seems like one:

Yesterday, my wife and I were driving back home. 

About an hour and a half away from our house we came upon a green 1960s VW van.  It was a nice deep pine green with a white roof. It was from British Columbia, had a Rat Fink sticker on the driver's side back window and had in the back window a phrase something like  "Slow is the only speed I know".

The road in that area is very mountainous and there are not many passing areas.  The van was going 10 miles an hour below the speed limit.  A number of people behind us started passing, even though it was a no passing zone.  So the van pulled of the road and let people by. 

An of driving and no stops later we crossed a bridge and in the distance ahead of us on the road I noticed a 1960s VW van.  I made the comment that it would be funny if that were the same VW van and started telling my wife about an episode of the old Northern Exposure TV show where a running joke in one episode was a guy that would always appear ahead of you even if you had just left him behind you.  And then my wife said; "It's the same van."

And it was.  Rat Fink sticker, white lettered window phrase about slow is the only speed I know.  Same green paint with a white roof.  From British Columbia.  Same 10 miles below the speed limit.

And I have been looking on every road map I could find trying to find some road that would put them ahead of us and I can't find one.


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« Reply #2561 on: August 14, 2014, 10:38:56 AM »
Not a ghost story, but so weird it kind of seems like one:

Yesterday, my wife and I were driving back home. 

About an hour and a half away from our house we came upon a green 1960s VW van.  It was a nice deep pine green with a white roof. It was from British Columbia, had a Rat Fink sticker on the driver's side back window and had in the back window a phrase something like  "Slow is the only speed I know".

The road in that area is very mountainous and there are not many passing areas.  The van was going 10 miles an hour below the speed limit.  A number of people behind us started passing, even though it was a no passing zone.  So the van pulled of the road and let people by. 

An of driving and no stops later we crossed a bridge and in the distance ahead of us on the road I noticed a 1960s VW van.  I made the comment that it would be funny if that were the same VW van and started telling my wife about an episode of the old Northern Exposure TV show where a running joke in one episode was a guy that would always appear ahead of you even if you had just left him behind you.  And then my wife said; "It's the same van."

And it was.  Rat Fink sticker, white lettered window phrase about slow is the only speed I know.  Same green paint with a white roof.  From British Columbia.  Same 10 miles below the speed limit.

And I have been looking on every road map I could find trying to find some road that would put them ahead of us and I can't find one.

Did you check your map of the Twilight Zone?  >:D
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Re: For jaxsue - My brother's "ghost story"
« Reply #2562 on: August 14, 2014, 11:29:06 AM »
That's pretty creepy. I would wonder if it's a phantom car forever driving the route where *something* happened to them in the 60's.

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« Reply #2563 on: August 14, 2014, 11:35:51 AM »
And I have been looking on every road map I could find trying to find some road that would put them ahead of us and I can't find one.

My first guess would be that the van took a shortcut on a logging road, or similar "unofficial" road.  My ex and I once got lost in a mountainous region near the Oregon coast, following what we thought was a secondary highway but turned out to be a logging road.  It wasn't on our map, and neither were the other roads that intersected with it.  But these roads weren't overgrown or in disrepair, so clearly some vehicles were using them on a regular basis.

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« Reply #2564 on: August 14, 2014, 12:46:13 PM »
And I have been looking on every road map I could find trying to find some road that would put them ahead of us and I can't find one.

My first guess would be that the van took a shortcut on a logging road, or similar "unofficial" road.  My ex and I once got lost in a mountainous region near the Oregon coast, following what we thought was a secondary highway but turned out to be a logging road.  It wasn't on our map, and neither were the other roads that intersected with it.  But these roads weren't overgrown or in disrepair, so clearly some vehicles were using them on a regular basis.
Just don't try to follow such roads in winter or when bad winter weather is forecast, even if the GPS tells you that it's shorter than the main road.  People get dead that way.
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