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Worried your recently purchased Victorian manor may have a few spooks in the cupboard? Now, you can find out if your potential new home was the site of a death.

An online service called DiedInHouse.com does all the digging on the potential property, using a unique algorithm designed to scan real estate records and deeds.

In 2013, the site's creator, Roy Condrey told C2C that a ghost is to blame for this grim endeavor.

After renting a house to a tenant he received a cryptic text: "Did you know that your house is haunted?”

“I went online to find a ‘Carfax’ of sorts for deaths in homes and I didn’t find anything, but I did find pages and pages of people asking if there’s a way to find out if their house is haunted,” Condrey told Forbes.com.

He later learned that that a minimum of 4.5 million homes have a history of deaths.

"There was no database for this information until DiedInHouse.com," Condrey said.

According to Condrey, a death in a house can reduce the value of a property by as much as 15 to 25 percent – not to mention the potential of having ghosts.

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