Americans Willing to Buy a Haunted House: Survey

Originally published on October 10, 2022, by Jaime Dunaway-Seale for Real Estate Witch.

In this monster of a market, buyers are willing to overlook just about anything to own a home, including a few ghosts.

About 58% of home buyers say they’d consider purchasing a haunted home, according to our new survey of 1,000 Americans. In fact, nearly one-fourth of Americans (24%) believe they’ve already lived in a real haunted house.

Today, 69% of Americans believe in the paranormal — down from 76% in 2021 and 70% in 2020. Although Americans’ faith in the supernatural is waning, believers’ conviction stems from firsthand experience.

About 60% of respondents say they’ve personally experienced a supernatural event, with more than 1 in 4 people (28%) saying they’ve seen a ghost and 1 in 7 people (14%) saying they’ve seen a UFO.

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