|A haunted house is often perceived as
being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been
former residents or were familiar with the property.
activity inside homes is said to be mainly associated with violent or
tragic events in the building's past such as murder, accidental death,
In 2005, Gallup polls conducted in three
countries—the United States, Canada, and Great Britain—showed that more
people believe in haunted houses than any of the other paranormal items
tested, with 37% of Americans, 28% of Canadians, and 40% of Britons
In the case Stambovsky v. Ackley, the Supreme Court of
New York, Appellate Division ruled in 1991 that a seller must disclose
that a house has a reputation for being haunted when there is a
fiduciary relationship or in cases of fraud or misrepresentation,
because such a reputation impairs the value of the house:
the case at bar, defendant seller deliberately fostered the public
belief that her home was possessed. Having undertaken to inform the
public at large, to whom she has no legal relationship, about the
supernatural occurrences on her property, she may be said to owe no less
a duty to her contract vendee.”
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Some of the phenomena generally associated with haunted
houses, including strange visions and sounds, feelings of dread,
illness, and the sudden, apparently inexplicable death of all the
occupants, may be attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
In one famous
case, carbon monoxide poisoning was clearly identified as the cause of
an alleged haunting.
William Wilmer, an ophthalmologist, described the experiences of one of
his patients in a 1921 article published in the American Journal of
"Mr. and Mrs. H." moved into a new home, but soon began to complain of
headaches and listlessness. They began to hear bells and footsteps
during the night, soon accompanied by strange physical sensations and
When they began to investigate, they found the previous residents had
experienced similar symptoms. Upon examination, their furnace was found
to be severely damaged, resulting in incomplete combustion that produces
carbon monoxide and forcing most of the fumes into the house rather
than up the chimney.
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After the stove was fixed, the family fully recovered and did not
experience any further unusual events. A report published in 2005
described a 23-year-old female victim of carbon monoxide poisoning,
found delirious and hyperventilating, who claimed to have seen a ghost
while in the shower.
A new gas water heater had just been
installed in her home, apparently improperly, which flooded the house
with carbon monoxide when the victim closed all the exterior windows and
doors and took a shower.
A haunted house is believed to be inhabited by spirits who may have once lived in the home. According to polls, more people believe in haunted homes than any other paranormal activity.
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The belief in ghosts actually declines with age and polls appear to indicate that more women believe in the paranormal than men.
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investigate the building to find the truth behind the claims.
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