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My wife fled our house when she learned its dark history – she insists we sell

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A SAVVY homeowner’s decision to save money on his property backfired when his wife learned about its tainted history.

She fled, demanding they sell the home after discovering what happened.

A man's decision to buy a house backfired years later, after his wife found out about its history (Stock photo)

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A man’s decision to buy a house backfired years later, after his wife found out about its history (Stock photo)Credit: Getty

Redditor Pleasant_Tear3205 shared his home’s backstory in a viral post.

The 34-year-old explained that nine years ago, he was presented with a house price he felt he couldn’t pass up.

“I was fortunate enough to leave college debt-free with a highly lucrative major, and I wanted nothing more than to live on a few acres of land in a quiet house with my dogs,” he explained.

“I looked around for months with a few different realtors in several towns near my workplace.

“Finally, a realtor asked me if I would mind if the house had a bit of a history. I said it would depend (wouldn’t want anyone showing up with a baseball bat to collect an unpaid debt).

“He then said that there was a murder-suicide in the house a few years back.”

After he saw the house in person, the realtor also made a killing — of a few hundred thousand dollars.

“I didn’t think much of it and agreed to view the house. Three minutes after arriving, I knew it was perfect for me,” he said.

“It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms and is on three acres of land. The asking price was $481,000, which I knew was a steal.”

The house, he explained, had been heavily discounted to account for its troubled past.

I wanted to redo my room so had to move the fitted wardrobe, but was stunned when I made a gruesome discovery behind it

“The realtor agreed it would be at least $100,000 more if it weren’t for the fact that a high-profile crime had occurred in it,” he said.

“I put in a $445,000 offer, and miraculously, the owner agreed. I haven’t thought about what occurred in the house more than a couple of times since.”

Five years later, he met the “love of his life,” Jennifer, who quickly fell in love with his house after seeing it.

“We tied the knot last year. The other day, Jennifer was at the grocery store, and she got into a conversation with an elderly woman,” he said.

I didn’t think much of it and agreed to view the house. Three minutes after arriving, I knew it was perfect for me.

Redditor Pleasant_Tear3205

“The woman asked where she lived, and Jennifer described the location. Apparently, the elderly woman told her, ‘Oh, the old Johnson house? Terrible what happened there,” and explained everything.’

His wife rushed home in a panic to share the news but was shocked when she found out he already knew.

“Jennifer got slack-jawed and said she couldn’t live in a place where something so terrible had happened. I responded that that’s what she had been doing for the past year and a half,” he said.

“[She] dramatically fled the house with a suitcase to stay with her parents. She keeps calling me, arguing about selling the house, and then hanging up on me.

“She seems really upset about my not telling her, but as I said before, I legitimately didn’t care enough to even remember.”

People agreed with him that the incident wasn’t a dealbreaker for them.

“You had the house for years before you met her. It’s not like you were hiding it from her,” said one commenter.

“It never came up ’cause you don’t think about it. I don’t have any advice for your relationship with your wife, but [you’re] not the a**hole, in my opinion.”

“I wouldn’t think twice about living in such a house. Most old houses probably had dead bodies in them at some point,” said another.

“Even with newer homes, there’s a good chance an older owner died in them.

“Not to mention, there are human bones scattered throughout the earth.

“If your wife wants to go where no one has ever died before, suggest she volunteer to be one of those people who colonize Mars.”

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