I grew up in a very old house, where a few people had passed over the years â€“ never bothered me or anyone else in the family. I think that when it comes to houses or homes where others have lived and passed, we have an extra sense of awareness and understanding, not only of our own mortality and fragile existence but of the lack of real ownership over a space.
How someone died in a place would matter to me, not only over the spiritual aspects that would be represented within my belief system but the plain sociological ones, like would it be a building well known to the police etc â€“ ergo it may not be in the best place of town, may have a similar element within the neighbourhood and all that.
I doubt many of us would feel overly comfortable moving into an area where there was a series of murders over the last few years. In saying that two days after I moved to Dublin a man got shot at the side of house where I currently live (I thought the gun shot was a firework) however I found that peoples lack of care was more of an issue for me then the near inevitable destination of a local drug runner.
I'd say an Irish version of the website wouldnt be too difficult to create -and would certainly effect house prices