A Haunting in Parma

Thanks to Renee's August 11th Post, I was inspired to post my first "Planet Flashback" on a similar subject.  Just let all of you know, Planet Flashback will be a recurring feature where I recount my favorite posts from Alien's Planet.  This first one takes us back to my house hunt in early 2006 when I went to look at the most peculiar house.

March 3, 2006
6:17 PM
The Hunt Continues

I went to see one house last night, but it is worth mentioning. The first thing I noticed was that it did not fit into the neighborhood. While the rest of the houses on the street have about 40 feet of frontage, this one has about 80 feet. It has no backyard, and the fact that doesn't have a garage is major black mark. I decided to continue on to see the inside, which is where the story gets interesting. It was unoccupied (so I thought), so it was also empty. I noticed that it had two front doors, which is quite redundant for a single family home (I think it was converted double). All the walls were wood-paneled and painted, but the paneling wasn't put on that well, corners weren't straight and there were gaps. My realtor mentioned that it could be covering something up (I figured later that it could have been a fire). We walked upstairs and almost immediately an eerie feeling fell over me, almost like I shouldn't be there. I wouldn't have been surprised if one of the rooms filled up with flies and told me to get out. It was the strangest thing. I honestly felt that this house was haunted. It's not the fact that the house was haunted, but that this ghost would be freeloading off of me. Listen, I don't care how long he, she or it may have been dead, the rent still needs to be paid. Suffice it to say, I am not buying that house. I will keep looking.

Needless to say, this was not the house I ended up buying. I do want to go see it again one day and see if my feelings were correct.  I still remember the creeped out feeling I got from that house.  I hope you enjoyed this look back in time as much as I did.