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Report: 1 in 4 Americans believe they live in a haunted house

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Dinosaurs created by Ammon Smith for Halloween are pictured in the front yard of his home in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

Dinosaurs decorate Ammon Smith’s Salt Lake City yard for Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Nearly 1 in 4 Americans say they’ve lived in a haunted home. And that’s just one of the findings from Realtor.com’s new haunted real estate report.

What’s going on: The home search website conducted a report that looked into how many people feel they lived in a haunted home and how many people would want to live among ghosts (assuming, of course, they’re real). Realtor.com worked with Harris Interactive for the report.

Here are a few of the interesting findings from the report:

  • 1 in 4 people feel they lived in a haunted house.
  • 44 percent of people suspected or were fully aware they were moving into a haunted house.
  • 54 percent of people said hearing strange noises made them believe their house was haunted.
  • 45 percent said “odd feelings in certain rooms” made them think their house was haunted.
  • For 35 percent of people, erratic pet behavior was a clue their home was haunted.

The dilemma: The report also found that not everyone cares if they know upfront about ghosts lingering the walls.

  • Thirty-four percent of people say they would tell buyers everything about ghosts before selling it.
  • Men and millennials were most likely to share all the information.
  • Twenty-seven percent of people would only share information when asked.
  • Twenty-three percent of people said they’d stay quiet and wouldn’t share any information.
  • Sixteen percent said they’d admit the house was haunted but wouldn’t share details.