Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What style is our new house?

So, I was reading the back posts at NewlyWoodwards.com and she posed an interesting question. What style is my house? I have been wondering that exact same thing. From the front our house looks like a cute, little cottage or something.

But from the side it is monstrous-looking, almost Victorian.

It was built around 1951-1953 and is full of character. Do all houses have to have a style? Is it possible to have a freak house that does not fit into a category?

We are buying the house from the grandchildren of the original owners. Apparently, according to some friends who know the area, the woman who lived in the house until recently was incredibly strange. The house sits fairly close to a busy two-lane road. The speed limit is 25mph, but most people do at least 50mph. Supposedly, to dissuade people from driving so fast, she would put trash in the road and hang roadkill(I hope it was roadkill) from the trees lining the road. Then, in October, she died suddenly. At the age of 72. Active people rarely die suddenly at the age of 72. What if she died in the house? What if she, like, fell down the stairs trying to do laundry and she thinks it is the houses fault that she died? What if my new house is haunted?!?!

Okay, so my fiance does not believe in ghosts, but I totally do. He also doesn't believe in vampires, werewolves(were-anything, for that matter), possession, etc. I totally do. I think anything is possible. I am not a math/science person, so even "scientifically explainable" things seem as though they could be supernatural. What about you guys? Do you believe in the supernatural or do you think the unexplainable is completely the opposite?