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Wonder if someone died in your home? There`s a site for that

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Homes carry history that many of us may not even know about, but would you really want to know what has gone on inside the home you're living in?

A new website is attempting to answer an eerie question: Has anyone died in your home—and how?

"Of course real estate says you should always disclose the truth and all of those things and a lot of laws say if you know, you should tell," Roy Condrey, co-creator of DiedInHouse.com says. "But, no action can be taken against them for not telling."

For a fee, DiedInHouse.com allows you to enter an address anywhere in the country and it will inform you whether or not someone has died in that home.

"I'm guessing people die in their homes every day, so I'm not sure that's really a statistic that's all that interesting," Farrell continues.

We went out to see if people were interested in finding out about their homes. We visited a home on the city's South Side where 5 people were killed nearly 25 years ago.

Elena Ortiz is good friends with the woman that lives in the home, who declined to go on camera. She told us they've heard things when they've been in her friend's basement apartment.

"I hear like footsteps that somebody walked through the living room to the kitchen, but nobody is there," Ortiz says.

"There's that whole ghost aspect to it," Co-creator of DiedInHouse.com Ryan Condrey says. "If you're scared of ghosts or what have you or enjoy them, whichever one you choose. Then, there's a second aspect, you may not believe in that, but you just don't want the stigma."

A stigma can carry on even when no one has died in the home.

Earlier this year, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart came up empty-handed after a search for any additional victims in the case of convicted serial killer John Wayne Gacy. The apartment where Gacy worked as a maintenance man went on sale in March and the owner decided not to re-list it after only three months.

Real estate agents do not have to disclose a home's history if it doesn't affect its value-- like if someone died inside.

"Any information that can impact the buyer's decision and that is information that would impact my decision and it would impact many others decisions I believe," Condrey says.

"At the end of the day the buyers are looking to see what the home could be for them and what they can do with it moving forward. And it's not so much about who the previous owner was," Farrell tells FOX 32.

The cost can vary for how many addresses you want to check, however, it is not a subscription. A single search is $12, whereas 30 searches can run you $270.

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