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What Houzz contributors are saying:
Break-ins, not clowns, topped the survey of the scariest things that can occur (54 percent for urban dwellers; 46 percent for those in rural areas). Other fears included fire (35 percent), spiders (24 percent), carbon monoxide or gas leak (22 percent) and tornadoes (17 percent). Other fears? One respondent wrote that a snake in the toilet would be the most frightening scenario. And while most of the respondents said they don’t think their house is haunted, quite a few do. One claimed to have seen an old woman wearing black with a chain saw, another saw a little girl running in the dark, and several people have felt eerie things among them. Others aren’t so sure what they’re hearing. “Either my husband is a liar or we have a ghost with a flatulence problem. I’m not sure which I’d prefer,” said one Houzzer.