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Jan
21
2021

There's a Website to See if Anyone's Died in Your Home [DiedinHouse.com]

Roy Condrey founded DiedinHouse.com back in 2012 after his tenant in Irma, South Carolina, complained of ghosts and he started to research the possibility of deaths on the property. Like hiring a private investigator for your home, when Condrey's team isn't working diligently on your home's history, you'll find them featuring America's creepiest murder homes on their Instagram.

Lizzie Borden Axe Murderess House (Fall River, MA)

Roy Condrey founded DiedinHouse.com in 2013 after he received a very surprising phone call from one of his tenants in Irma, South Carolina. The single mother renting his home had been experiencing paranormal activity ever since moving in. But digging up his home's history proved more challenging than Condrey had ever anticipated. That's when he decided to found DiedinHouse.com - the first of its kind, web-based service that helps you find out if anyone has died at any valid U.S. address.

With 118 million records pertaining to properties in the United States, DiedinHouse.com generates an instant report that collates:

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May
13
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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Jun
22
2020

How to Look Up the History of Your House

U.S. News & World Report | June 23, 2020, 12:00 AM

The anxiety of buying a new home can form in any number of ways, and you might find yourself questioning the property you’ve chosen: Is the backyard really that small? Is the soil contaminated from the nasty-looking stream nearby? Did someone die in the house recently?

Here are eight things about your house you may want to know:

— History of major construction and work on the property.

— Details of previous sales.

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Apr
15
2020

Unsolved Mysteries: 9 Ways to Find the History of a Property Online

by Rachel Russell
March 27, 2020

You fell head-over-heels the moment you laid eyes on the perfectly landscaped house of your dreams. It’s for sale — and you just so happen to be in the market to buy. However, you’ve heard rumors about the house’s past. Maybe something bad happened there once? Or maybe it looks like a prestigious Victorian… and you wonder whether it’s an original or a reproduction? 
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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.

It wouldn't surprise us to hear that notorious homes like the Manson murder house in Los Feliz or the "In Cold Blood" house have experienced some paranormal activity. The same goes for homes in towns with notoriously gruesome histories, like Salem, MA, where about two dozen people accused of witchcraft were executed or died in jail in the 1600s.
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