_Andy wrote:You've never read a book or watched a movie about real murders?
SpaceAce wrote:Don't you think time changes that in some ways? I don't have a desire to go to random murder sites to take pictures. Add 100 years and its a tourist attraction.
seven wrote:Matt_ wrote:OJ was 20 years ago. Yikes, we're old. How about the house where Sharon Tate was killed? That's like 50 years ago now, right? Still kinda creepy place to visit I'd think.
How about the caves that the family hung out in and Charlie used as a bolt hole?
Matt_ wrote:SpaceAce wrote:Don't you think time changes that in some ways? I don't have a desire to go to random murder sites to take pictures. Add 100 years and its a tourist attraction.
Yeah, it does. I'm trying to think of an older analogous murder scene that people visit but am failing. Maybe like the top of a Meso-American pyramid where they sacrificed people?
I think the whole idea of a house being "haunted" is internalizing the knowledge that something bad happened there a long time ago. It's an acknowledgement that the acts carry some weight long after the deed is done and all the participants are dead. If you thought you were just in a random B&B I doubt you'd feel any creepiness at all (other than from the interior decorating, blech). So time does change it in some ways but also doesn't in other ways.
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