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Feb
5
2020

This Website Can Tell You If Someone Died In Your House - Forbes

This Website Can Tell You If Someone Died In Your House - Forbes
By Natalie Sportelli FORBES Staff Reporter

https://www.forbes.com/sites/nataliesportelli/2015/10/26/this-website-can-tell-you-if-someone-died-in-your-house/#71a16ab54153

If you could find out if someone died in your house, would you want to know? Founded in 2013 by software engineer Roy Condrey, DiedInHouse.com allows users to search an address to see if it had a dark former life (or even accommodates the afterlife). From murders and suicides to meth activity and arson, DiedInHouse uses data from over 130 million police records, news reports, old death certificates and more to determine if your house has seen horrors.

The website’s creation begins like a ghost story. Three years ago, Condrey received a text message in the middle of the night from one of his tenants that read: “Did you know that your house is haunted?” Condrey went down a cyber rabbit hole seeking, but not finding, an easy way to determine if his property had indeed seen a gruesome crime or fatality.

“I went online to find a ‘Carfax’ of sorts for deaths in homes and I didn’t find anything, but I did find pages and pages of people asking if there’s a way to find out if their house is haunted,” says Condrey, who rents his a number of his properties. He later learned through his data collection that, in fact, at least 4.5 million homes nationwide have had documented deaths take place on the premises. The number of homeowners that know about the history of their home is unknown.

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Oct
30
2019

How to get away with [selling a] murder [house]

TRD New York /

October 31, 2019 12:15 PM
By Decca Muldowney
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Oct
30
2019

How to Avoid Unexpectedly Buying a Haunted House—Because It Could Happen to You

In the spirit of Halloween, we beseech you to suspend your disbelief and check out these tips. It's better to be safe than sorry, right?

By Ana Durrani | Realtor.com | Oct 31, 2019

Footsteps late at night. Music randomly playing. Lights flickering. Unexplained shadows. True-horror fans might get a thrill out of moving into a house with a haunted past, but others might see it as a nightmare.

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Sep
22
2019

Florida has hundreds of former drug labs. New homeowners say they were never informed

Recently, a couple in Missouri found out their unborn baby tested positive for meth after they learned they were living in a former drug lab.

September 23, 2019
Living in a home that used to be a drug lab can mean dealing with skin irritation, respiratory issues and even behavior problems.
Hundreds of homes in Florida were seized as drug labs, but some of their new homeowners say they never knew of their house's history. Florida is also one of 23 states that don't have laws specifically pertaining to drug lab cleanup.
The conversation over former drug labs reignited Monday after an investigation out of Missouri found a couple's unborn baby tested positive for meth. The soon-to-be parents said they were never told their home used to be a meth lab.
The couple found their home's address on a list of 2013 meth lab seizures. Recent testing showed the home's ventilation system is heavily contaminated with methamphetamine and meth-making residue.
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Jul
23
2019

The LA house where the Manson family committed murder is now for sale

Serena Coady

Wednesday 24 Jul 2019 11:25 am

Just a few days ago we reported on the couple who purchased the house that inspired The Conjuring. Now, there’s another house with a dark past hitting the market. Going for £1.5 million, this Los Angeles home has two bedrooms, one-and-a-half bathrooms, a pool and a canopy of fruit trees. It’s lovely. However in 1968, it was the location of one of the Manson family murders. Just the night after the group brutally murdered actress Sharon Tate and four others, Manson and his followers descended on the Waverly Drive home to claim the lives of supermarket chain owner Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.
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