I wouldnt want to, but there are people who are ghouls who will for the sake of making a profit. Thats not to say though that anyone who buys a house
like that cheaply and sells for a higher price is a ghoul, but some people certainly are.
For example, near where I live is a famous ghost house called "The Amityville Horror House", so named because of a chain of events.
A young man by the name of Ronald DeFao (I think that was his name), in the early part of the 70's, took a shotgun in the middle of the night and
slaughtered 3 younger siblings and his parents. He claimed he was possessed by the devil. The prosecution claimed it was the lsd talking. In either
event, Ronald, if hes even still alive, will never see the outside of a fence again.
So that house was being sold for practically nothing, a home with waterfront property, a boathouse, really a house for wealthy people (considering
that this is one of the most expensive places in the US to live.)
A family bought it, and then sold it, claiming that the devil was indeed in the house, the walls cried blood, that sort of thing. Subsequently they
sold a best selling book, a movie with at least one sequel, in other words they hit the jackpot. Now maybe what they claimed (they claimed alot
of extreme paranormal activity was taking place while they lived there) was true. That turns out to likely not be the case, as the next owners made no
such claims, said there was nothing unusual about the house, they just wished people would stop ringing their doorbell and running away. I can feel
their pain, because I personally "know someone" who, when he was 18, did just that.
More likely is that the people who first bought the house, wrote the book and made millions from that and the movie, were playing off of peoples fears
in the worst way, where an innocent family was murdered by a deranged young man. And they capatalized on those fears, to get rich. Yes Ronald was
evil, he did murder those people, but it was a tragedy, as I said he murdered his young brothers and sister, the youngest was not even 10. And the
people who bought that house (most likely) capatalized on that families tragedy in the most despicable of ways.
I dont want to live in the streets, but I am sure I dont want to make my fortune in that manner. I would not be able to live with myself.
[Edited on 9-10-2002 by William One Sac]