How to Ghostbust Your Home

Do you think you live in a haunted house? Or, conversely, do you think your house may be susceptible to ghosts? Well! This Old House is here to provide some helpful tips on how to “ghostbust” your home….and maybe fix some other unknown issues in the process. It goes through the process of ruling out potentially natural causes, researching and then contacting a paranormal group, and then what the steps are when a group comes into your home to investigate. While the article is mostly tongue-in-cheek (it’s so matter of fact you think you are reading about how to properly nail shingles to your roof), it is pretty accurate in terms of describing the investigation process. The last part of the article states briefly what could be causing what seems to be paranormal activity (but is in reality very normal):

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Personally I’d rather have a ghost in my home than a mouse…

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