A new app promises to tell you whether someone died in a house before you buy it, so you know what kind of spooky shenanigans you might be signing up for.
DiedInHouse.com will search for murders, suicides, suspicious or natural deaths that occurred at a particular address, as well as meth lab activity or fires, starting at $11.99 for a single search. That can help you decide whether you need to be actively worried about ghosts or not. The database has 4.5 million houses in it so far, according to Bloomberg Business, and customers have bought 30,000 house searches.
In some high-profile cases, addresses are changed to conceal the morbid history of a home. That was the case with 755 15th St in Boulder Colorado, which was changed to 749 15th St ten years after 6-year old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered there in 1996. But a representative from DiedInHouse says it has updated both addresses, so that future buyers know the history of the home.