I’ve been haunting this house for decades, and I see it every time.
You’re a cute, young family with a dog. Or a cat. You think you’ve found a nice, structurally sound house in the suburbs. In fact, you got an awesome deal on the closing cost! Your life is where you want it, and your future is ahead of you.
But after a few weeks in your new home, you notice how skittish the neighbors are. You begin to wonder why no one showed up at your potluck. Is there something they’re not telling you?
They say there’s nothing wrong, but no one will come any closer to the house than the mailbox. Their own mailbox.
Don’t worry. Your neighbors will tell you what’s up eventually. The story of your home’s gruesome past will come to light, and you will discover all the sordid details about what used to happen in your house. But by then, any foreknowledge they could have provided will be irrelevant.
By then, it will be too late to stop that same horrible fate from happening again.