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An Inconvenient Spirit: Selling Your Haunted House
Selling a haunted house is a difficult proposition if the ghosts are particularly noisy or violent.
Many home buyers eschew atmosphere for the dull life of the bright house or bungalow
untenanted by a disturbed spirit. Therefore, fixing up your house to sell may involve various
preparations to reduce the impact of ghosts, spirits, otherworldly emanations and other
Exorcism is one method of ridding oneself of a nuisance supernatural presence. However, it
could be seen as discrimination and "supernaturalism", which could lead to the ghost's right to
seek legal redress. Be aware that through adverse possession processes, the spirit may
actually have legal rights to the house and mediation (as well as a medium) may be in order to
resolve the conflict.
One must be sensitive to the fact that many ghosts come from diverse religious belief systems
that would make using a priest from a Christian background extremely offensive. More
importantly, it may not work if there is a lack of belief. In the case of an atheist ghost, you may
have to resort to a copy of "The Origin of Species" to help form your exorcism rite.
Do not despair if exorcism does not work or, in the interests of equality, is not an option. There
are other routes for the home seller with an inconvenient spirit. Many spirits are open to
communication, but steps may have to be made to accommodate them. Rapping on the walls,
table or doors may be the only mode of communication a spirit has and it is imperative to take
all necessary steps to aid the corporeally-challenged in their quest for equal access to
communication. It may help to engage the services of someone versed in Morse Code, as
"yes" and "no" may not be precise enough to convey the particulars of a ghost's concerns.
Try to have a seance with the ghost and attempt to impress upon it the importance of not
creating an uncomfortable atmosphere until the sale is