Which is more creepier in your house ...
  • Attic or Basement ??

    In my case lately it has been the Attic ... As soon as Im heading down I run :-S
  • Attic. I don't even go up there. There is nothing in there but air conditioning stuff. If I do go up, just to look, which is never, I am skanked out.
  • Attic, so dusty and creepy, got lots of stuff stored up there but don't want to go up, it is like a time capsule now! I would likely find a bunch of stuff I've been looking for, for years!
  • Neither! I love my whole house! :-D
  • Basement!!!

    We just cleaned out the crazy time capsule attic and now it is a cozy fun "Greg Brady" room for my teenager.
  • Don't get me wrong .. My Basement is a bit creepy but now my cats like being there so I feel more comfortable ...

    My attic, which by the way is where Phil office is ... I don't know it's just creepy .. I just do what I have to do fast and I'm out !!!
  • Basement is my friend, the furnace that keeps my house warm is there also washer and dryer.
    Post edited by emmie at 2013-11-12 11:23:43
  • ^^ Ghosts? (emmie, you snuck in -- that ^^ was meant for HarleyQuinn)
    Post edited by mumstheword at 2013-11-12 09:58:46
  • emmie said:

    Basement is my friend, the furnace that keeps my house warm is there also washer and drier.



    That is what I keep telling myself everytime I go down :))
  • emmie said:

    Basement is my friend, the furnace that keeps my house warm is there also washer and drier.



    That is what I keep telling myself everytime I go down :))


    But they could be good ghosts, watching over you.....

  • ^^ Ghosts? (emmie, you snuck in -- that ^^ was meant for HarleyQuinn)



    Now now now .. Lets not go to far ;;)

    I don't think there is a ghost (knocking on wood 3 times) but its a cold area .. We don't use it much .. But lately it's been a bit creepy - in summer I'm totally fine with it ;;)
  • Basement. There are 4 bizarre "compartments" that my wife refers to as murder closets (presumably because that's where a murderer would hide and wait for unsuspecting suburbanites to put in some laundry).
  • Once when I went to and open house for a house that was on the market, here in MW, the basement was dark,dreary and had a dirt floor....now that was creepy!
  • emmie said:

    Once when I went to and open house for a house that was on the market, here in MW, the basement was dark,dreary and had a dirt floor....now that was creepy!



    I went to a similar open house in Montclair (more than 10 years ago), but the basement was also loaded with cat hair. Piles of it, everywhere.

    [shudder]
  • RobB said:

    Basement. There are 4 bizarre "compartments" that my wife refers to as murder closets (presumably because that's where a murderer would hide and wait for unsuspecting suburbanites to put in some laundry).



    It's also where they would hide the bodies!

    I can't do laundry at night thanks to the murder closets and the gross nonfunctioning toilet in a closet. So creepy.
  • Used to be the basement, without a doubt. Then our water heater malfunctioned while we were away for a few days and flooded the entire basement, which had to be gutted (2 feet of standing water in a basement for several days in the summer isn't a good thing, believe me). This involved removing dark wood paneling that we'd inherited from prior owners....since wiring had to be redone, we went with brighter lights and since we were down to subflooring, cinderblock walls and lally columns, we could reconfigure it in a more friendly layout. With lighter colors and some better lighting it isn't creepy at all anymore.

    Attic never was creepy- it has 3 decent windows and we've got it organized into different storage areas. But I am glad the basement had to be changed (I do miss the cave crickets that used to live down there, though - they were sort of neat.)
    Post edited by cody at 2013-11-12 10:44:21
  • emmie said:

    Once when I went to and open house for a house that was on the market, here in MW, the basement was dark,dreary and had a dirt floor....now that was creepy!



    I lived in an apartment with a dirt floor basement and no lights aside from a tiny area where the washer and dryer stood. I went down there one time... when there was a fire alarm issue and I had to bring firemen into the basement. Even they were totally creeped out.
  • I won't go down the basement at night !! Ohh hellll no !!!

    I once forced Phil to come with me to the basement (11pm) because I forgot to unload a washer machine to the dryer ...when I was almost done Phil run up the stairs leaving me alone (he did it on purpose) ... I ran right behind him !!
  • I used to love my third floor (attic). It was one of the reasons I bought my house... but after the flying squirrels, and because I live alone, I kinda don't have the same warm and fuzzies. I never liked my basement--it's utilitarian, but I've never been afraid of it.

    BTW, @robb LOVE "murder closets." :-))
  • Basement for sure. We have the serial killer room off to the side with the blacked-out window which appears to have been untouched since the 1940's (though I'm thinking, aside from a kill room, it might have been either a coal room or prohibition-era booze room). The creepy toilet in a weird shack in the middle. The boxes we haven't unpacked since we moved in. The strings dangling from the unfinished ceiling that were either used to dry laundry or as some horrible addition to the serial killer room.

    Oh and the crickets. I haven't seen any for a year, but I know those bastards are still there, waiting to jump out at me when I do the laundry.
  • Killer Room and murder closet :)) you guys are cracking me up ;;)
  • I lived in a haunted house. The basement had one of those "serial killer rooms". The house had a weird vibe, but the basement was really unsettling. Nobody went down there. However, the light in the serial killer room, which could only be turned on by pulling a cord underneath it, would mysteriously turn itself on. We used to have to flip a coin to see who was going to have to go down and turn it off.
  • I remember looking at a house many years ago with my husband that we both initially thought wasn't bad as we strolled through the upper floors. Then we went in the musty, dark basement and it was eerily similar to the basement in "Silence of the Lambs", complete with an old circular deep stone well, or whatever that was. My husband and I looked at each other, said thanks to the broker who was standing there, and walked quickly out of the house, got in our car and got the hell away.
  • I lived in a haunted house. The basement had one of those "serial killer rooms". The house had a weird vibe, but the basement was really unsettling. Nobody went down there. However, the light in the serial killer room, which could only be turned on by pulling a cord underneath it, would mysteriously turn itself on. We used to have to flip a coin to see who was going to have to go down and turn it off.



    That was happening in another old apartment I lived in. Turns out a homeless guy somehow had a key to our house and entering the house through the basement door. We found his trash in the basement and he did a #2 the NONFUNCTIONING closet toilet. The super creepy part was that he had to walk up the basement steps to the kitchen door on the 1st floor to turn on the basement light every night.
  • I've been scared of basements ever since I was a kid and saw a movie with these monsters that I think could only be killed with salt? I think they were mud monsters? That and fantasy island used to terrify me and I was afraid of the basement door. In this house, guess what? Our stairwell goes from the third floor all the way down, so the separate rooms have doors but there's no main basement or attic door, somehow it's a lot less creepy!
  • Fortunately, no entity, spiritual or corporeal ever pooped down there ;) Although it was definitelh scary enough down there to scare the crap out of someone
  • For me, the boiler room in the basement, all dark and dusty, with some stuff piled in the corner (left by previous owners) that I've never had the guts to look through, and other mysterious things. I go in there as little as possible.
  • Nothing creepy in our house (except for me in the morning).
  • In my current house I don't mind the basement or the attic, except for the fact that the attic has pull down stairs and every time the springs creak I am convinced they will snap and impale my eye...

    But years ago a family member owned a house in South Orange that was haunted, no joke. They had a bunk bed with no railing and once when I was about 8 or 9 I slept over and I rolled out of the top bunk. Easy to say it was because there was no railing, but by that age I wasn't rolling out of my regular bed and didn't need a bed rail. Something about that house disturbed my sleep enough to make me roll right off the bed. Then when I was 10 I had to sleep over there again. This time I was on a regular bed and a family member was sleeping in the room with me. I woke up in the middle of the night because I had to use the bathroom. But when I tried to sit up I was unable to move. I couldn't sit up, and then I realized I couldn't move my arms and legs either. I then tried to call out to my family member who was sleeping just a few feet away, but my vocal chords just would not work. I lay there frozen until I finally wet myself, something I had never done before or since.

    The whole house was freaky, but we were always especially terrified of the basement. Then they tried to sell it and were renting it out short term to keep it occupied. First they rented to a family who left halfway through the month, leaving behind laundry in the washing machine. Then they rented to some SHU students, who also left halfway through the month, leaving behind furniture, a stereo, and an untapped keg. For me that was further proof, college students abandoning a keg.

    Then my sister had the bright idea to have a party since there was a keg left behind. During the party everything was fine, one by one people left. Soon all that was left was me and B and T. Come morning I wake up in the living room (we had laid down sleeping bags because I was NOT sleeping in the upstairs) and B is still out cold nearby. I hear what sounds like someone moving around in the library and I assume it is T. I get up and walk into the library, the sound is now coming from the back room, I walk there. The sound is now coming from the kitchen, I turn the corner and enter the kitchen. The sound is coming from the basement stairs. I am now freaked out and run back to the front room and wake up B asking him where T is. He replies that T woke up and left for work over an hour ago, we are alone in the house. That is the last time I ever entered that house.
  • After I saw a ghost in the haunted house I lived in during college, I never slept there again. I took a mattress over to a friends and slept on her floor for 3 months.

    In my SO house "Uncle Fred" died in a recliner in my living room, but I never felt anything odd. Although my daughter did occasionally claim to see my cat that had died.
  • Basement is creepier than attic. Wife hates going down there, dog refuses to, but it doesn't bother me. I used to have my home office down there and I was fine with it, other than the odd cave cricket invasion.

    I absolutely hate going into my crawlspace that runs the other side of the house, though. Dark things I'm sure await in there and I dare not even speak their names.
  • It is ridiculous to have areas which you are afraid of in your own house. Grow up. Take control.
  • In my current house my step-sister's father died in what is now my dining room, I even witnessed his body before the funeral home came. When he lived here it was his office, he died at his computer in his office chair. Never bothered me one bit.

    The only time I have ever had an issue going to my basement after dark in my current house was after my first son was born. He used to keep me up all hours, and I'd watch TV as a result. At around 2 or 3 is when they run those horrible commercials for f'd up scary movies like Paranormal Activity and other f'd up horror movies like that. After seeing one of those commercials I will admit I was not able to walk down to the basement alone for the remainder of the evening. I quickly learned to be super fast with the remote control and haven't had that issue since.
  • In my house it's definitely the attic, mainly because there's a huge old attic fan in there that doesn't have a cover over it, so the blades are exposed. And also because one of the previous owners put insulation on the walls but didn't put up drywall, so there's a bunch of loose insulation floating around. I keep meaning to do something about that...

    Our basement houses 4 of the 5 litter boxes in the house, so it gets a little stinky, and it's very cluttered. But it's not creepy, fortunately.
  • lizziecat said:

    It is ridiculous to have areas which you are afraid of in your own house. Grow up. Take control.



    Oh, sure, it's easy to say all that until you go down to your basement and turn on the light and this is staring at you.
    amityvillething.jpg
  • Hahahah! My husband thinks I close all the curtains at night so people won't be able to see in, but the truth is that I don't want to risk seeing floating red eyes outside my window after dark.
  • My powder room creeps me out. My attic and basement just need a bit of love, but are peaceful places.
  • And your powder room? It's angry or what?
  • LOL. Angry powder room. Is that like Angry Birds?

    We don't have an attic, since our new house is an expanded Cape that used the attic for bedrooms, but our basement isn't really creepy, so I'd say neither. Fortunately, our basement has plenty of light, thanks to a door that has windows top to bottom and several windows. On the other hand, I am a little afraid of falling down the stairs, which are pitched very steeply...

    I'm sorry. What were we talking about again?
  • lynnb said:

    I lived in a haunted house. The basement had one of those "serial killer rooms". The house had a weird vibe, but the basement was really unsettling. Nobody went down there. However, the light in the serial killer room, which could only be turned on by pulling a cord underneath it, would mysteriously turn itself on. We used to have to flip a coin to see who was going to have to go down and turn it off.

    That was happening in another old apartment I lived in. Turns out a homeless guy somehow had a key to our house and entering the house through the basement door. We found his trash in the basement and he did a #2 the NONFUNCTIONING closet toilet. The super creepy part was that he had to walk up the basement steps to the kitchen door on the 1st floor to turn on the basement light every night.
    Cherry Street?
  • I remember when I was first looking at houses in Maplewood about 10 years ago, there was a house on Golf Island that needed a lot of work, but was priced well below its value, and thus within our range. I walked through it and thought it was great and was almost looking forward to fixing it up until I walked up into the attic space and got such a weird vibe that I had to leave and never went back.

    It sold and looks fine now, but it totally creeped me out and I have no real reason why. I'm never like that with houses. So strange.
  • RobB said:

    lynnb said:

    I lived in a haunted house. The basement had one of those "serial killer rooms". The house had a weird vibe, but the basement was really unsettling. Nobody went down there. However, the light in the serial killer room, which could only be turned on by pulling a cord underneath it, would mysteriously turn itself on. We used to have to flip a coin to see who was going to have to go down and turn it off.

    That was happening in another old apartment I lived in. Turns out a homeless guy somehow had a key to our house and entering the house through the basement door. We found his trash in the basement and he did a #2 the NONFUNCTIONING closet toilet. The super creepy part was that he had to walk up the basement steps to the kitchen door on the 1st floor to turn on the basement light every night.
    Cherry Street?


    Nope. Cherry street had the dirt basement.
  • I'm fine with every part of our house but the Cave Crickets tell me that the basement needs some work.
  • A friend of mine had a grandmother living in Wilkesbarre P.A. His grand father was a coal miner and the house was built with no basement. Ole gramps spent his off time tunneling a new basement beneath the house, back yard and garage. It was a warren of tunnels and rooms. Some rooms were tiny others were large, the room beneath the garage was cavernous, 18 foot ceiling. It was freakishly creepy, having to crawl through a tunnel to get to the garage room. All the corridors were tight and it felt like a maze through solid rock. Gramps died before my friend was born and Grandma was a bit insane so we never got the story as to why this was done. Some of his family thought that Gramps was mining a coal seam beneath his house, others thought that he was nuts and trying to hide from Grandma. All in all it was like exploring a cave complex filled with junk
  • 6dave6 said:

    A friend of mine had a grandmother living in Wilkesbarre P.A. His grand father was a coal miner and the house was built with no basement. Ole gramps spent his off time tunneling a new basement beneath the house, back yard and garage. It was a warren of tunnels and rooms. Some rooms were tiny others were large, the room beneath the garage was cavernous, 18 foot ceiling. It was freakishly creepy, having to crawl through a tunnel to get to the garage room. All the corridors were tight and it felt like a maze through solid rock. Gramps died before my friend was born and Grandma was a bit insane so we never got the story as to why this was done. Some of his family thought that Gramps was mining a coal seam beneath his house, others thought that he was nuts and trying to hide from Grandma. All in all it was like exploring a cave complex filled with junk



    What a great and interesting story!


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