Good Questions: Should I Buy a Home Where a Murder Took Place?

Good Questions: Should I Buy a Home Where a Murder Took Place?

leslie
Aug 29, 2008

AT:SF,

What would you do?

I am considering buying my first home. It is a renovated 1924 Edwardian style San Francisco flat, very charming with original details. After doing some research on the building, I discovered that there was a murder in the building in 1966. A young single woman was found stabbed to death in the apartment, the killer was never found. The thing that made my hair really stand on end is she came from the same small town as me and went to the same high school...

...My question to your readers: Do I buy this place?? I feel like I'm being a bit superstitious, but the coincidences are just too bizarre. I like the flat, it has a good feel, but I would hate to move in and feel scared and uncomfortable. It will be the biggest investment of my life. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-Mellyn

Mellyn,

Years ago we slept in a bedroom where we were so uncomfortable that we didn't get a wink of sleep all night. The next day we learned there had been a murder in that room. We're so superstitious that we wouldn't have even stayed in the house if we'd known... so we'd say skip the flat...

If you really love the flat, you could have it purified/exorcised. But if it makes you uncomfortable in any way, follow your instincts.

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