When you live in a house that was built in the 1840s that some think is haunted, as I do, you can’t help but often wonder who may have lived and died years before in the home in which you live. Well, now we have DiedInHouse.com to help answer satisfy such ghoulish curiosities.
The brainchild of a South Carolina man named Roy Condrey, the site launched this past June and a records search costs $11.99.
Reports the Houston Chronicle:
The inspiration for the site came when a tenant renting Condrey’s Columbia, S.C., property told him the house was haunted. Condrey just assumed there was a law to require disclose a death in a residence, but discovered there is not. He also found that some states have laws that permit sellers and agents to not disclose such information.
“It occurred to me that a service which told people who died in their homes before they moved in would be popular,” says Condrey. “It’s harder to find things like this out than you think.”
Condrey says they’ve processed thousands of information requests. After a user plugs in an address, his site scours a multitude of sources to deliver information on previous owners and whether or not anyone met their demise inside the residence.
So I just searched my address and discovered that someone died in my house in 1918. Now excuse me while I go purchase a Ouija board so that she and I can chat.