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Part 2: Haunted real estate stories

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Editor's note: This four-part series delves into the realm of haunted houses, examining tales of home hauntings that seem to live on forever in film and paperbacks and how they affect real estate. Every scary Halloween story inevitably involves a house, and usually one with a sordid past. This series offers a practical look at the commonalities, overlooked facts in famous stories, and disclosure issues that haunted home sellers face. (See Part 1: Homes ripe for haunting; Part 3: Amityville: Haunted house or horrendous hoax? and Part 4: Real-life issues of haunted homes.) Although thousands of hauntings are reported every year, most that can stand up to the scrutiny of experts in the paranormal are bound by some common threads. The majority involves homes and other properties that were once the site of great suffering or human drama, a murder or other tragic death, or an unsolved mystery. But chances of a haunting increase further, experts in the paranormal say, if at least one of a h...