Kentucky Home Inspector on Haunted Houses & Carbon Monoxide!

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Is your house haunted or are you being poisoned by carbon monoxide?


More Stuff I didn't know I didn't know!! 

Back in June of 2007, when I first joined Active Rain, I posted an article I'd written some time back titled

"Is it the Flu or Carbon Monoxide"

based on research I had done when I had time to do such things.

A few minutes ago, while flitting around one of the inspector message boards, I responded to a light hearted post about funny things said one of which was "paranormal home inspections.

Surprisingly, there are people who advertise as paranormal home inspectors and have written self published books on it.  Anyway that isn't what this blog is about.  Just some background on how I got inspired to write this blog.

From this website:

Comes this interesting information.

"Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include listlessness, depression, dementia, emotional disturbances, and hallucinations. Many of the phenomena generally associated with haunted houses, including strange visions and sounds, feelings of dread, illness, and the sudden, apparently inexplicable death of all the occupants, can be attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning.Read more on the above website.

I thought, Huh!

But the everpresent Google brings us these  search results when searching for "carbon monoxide and house hauntings"

After reviewing several of those Google search results, I think it is at least a possibility.

If you know someone living in a haunted house, help them out and make them aware of the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.

It may just be a haunted house.

You may just save their life, if it's carbon monoxide poisoning.

A simple carbon monoxide detector can help with this.

Life Safety First.



Erby Crofutt, Central Kentucky Home Inspector (B4U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing): Inspector in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky


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B4 U Close Home Inspections & Radon Testing
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(Everyone should have CO detectors in their homes.  So inexepenive for the security of not dying!)

Dec 04, 2007 07:15 AM #1
Suzanne Cutler
Success! Real Estate - Braintree, MA
617-549-5829, Braintree MA, Realtor, Real Estate
Here in Massachusetts along with the smoke detectors you need to have carbon monoxide detector/s installed and working before the fire inspector can give you the smoke certificate for the closing.
Dec 04, 2007 07:16 AM #2
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes
Wow! I've had all those symptoms! (listlessness, depression, dementia, emotional disturbances, and hallucinations) Just's only the side effects of holiday slow down in real estate. LOL Great information!!!!
Dec 04, 2007 10:42 AM #3
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC
Hi Erby,
Guess my CO detector is not work---I am listless, emotional, depressed but then again like Lizette maybe it's the market.  :0-)
Dec 04, 2007 09:41 PM #4
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

The holiday slowdown is NOT a time for being listless, emotionally depressed, etc.

It's a time to sit back and relax a little from the stresses of the year, renew your strength for next year, and a great chance to get out and do some marketing for next year.

Relax, enjoy life.  Build strength for next year.

AND get a working carbon monoxide detector to remove those haunted spirits from your house!

Remember, the slowdown also gives you more time to learn and share here on Active Rain.  PIck up some new marketing ideas for next year!

Dec 04, 2007 09:47 PM #5
Faina Sechzer
Henderson-Sotheby's International Realty - Princeton, NJ
Real Estate Expert - Princeton, Montgomery ,Hopewell, NJ
Erby - I am with Cynthia and Lizette on this one. There must be a lot of carbon monoxide detectors not working in this country:). This is funny post on a serious topic.
Dec 06, 2007 09:42 PM #6
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Erby

You have written other very easy to read and undrstand blog post for folks. I also want to thank you for stopping in the other day. I will have a comment written back to ya tonight.

Have a good one


Dec 07, 2007 10:29 AM #7
Rick Harrington
Patch Independent Home Inspections, LLC - Columbus, OH
Specialist--Infrared Residential

Erby, Great post on Carbon Monoxide.

Everyone should read the manufacturer instructions and know how long a CO detector is to last.  Write on the front of it the REPLACE DATE so that you will not forget it.  Most are only good 5-7 years. Newer models may exceed that but better be sure. 

Dec 09, 2007 07:34 AM #8
Ryan Hukill - Edmond
ShowMeOKC Real Estate Pros of KW Elite - Edmond, OK
Realtor, Team Lead
Interesting.  Just another possible explanation for many strange things, form an angle I wouldn't have thought of.  Thanks for sharing!
Jan 04, 2008 09:55 AM #9
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Faina:  Make sure you get a working one.  I hope you enjoyed your Christmas and am looking forward to the new year.

Dale:  You're welcome.

Rick:  NFPA says five years for Carbon Monoxide Detectors.  They're cheap.  Best to get new ones and not worry about it.

Rya:  I didn't think of it either. Just something I ran across and wanted to share.

I hope all is well in all your worlds.

Jan 04, 2008 11:20 PM #10
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Erby - Well, I had no clue the 2 were connected! I really don't want to be in a Haunted house or one filled with carbon monoxide !!  Sadly, an entire family was killed by carbon monoxide poisoning just last week in Aspen Colorado, while on vacation - good advice, I hope everyone tells everyone about this!

Dec 10, 2008 08:52 AM #11
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Thanks Mary,  I just didn't know what I didn't know.  As I said above:

More Stuff I didn't know I didn't know!! 

Sorry to hear about the family in your area!

Dec 11, 2008 01:14 AM #12
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