Have you ever wondered if someone died in your house, or worse?
Enter DiedInHouse.com. A simple $11.99 search through them will tell you everything you (probably don't) want to know.
A query on this website will uncover if a specific address is "stigmatized," meaning that it's got issues beyond its physical condition. Sellers are generally not under legal obligation to share if something horrible — like a murder, suicide, or, say, a meth lab — has happened on a property. And they certainly aren't required to disclose "paranormal" activity.
Software engineer Roy Condrey founded the site in 2013 after getting a strange text.
The website's creation begins like a ghost story. …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 out several 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, however, is unknown.
DiedInHouse.com currently works on valid U.S. addresses only, though international addresses are in the works. A few sample reports, like the one for the Seattle house Kurt Cobain died in, are available to view for free.
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