Victorian home "slightly haunted", say sellers

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A 113-year old Victorian home is on the market in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, some caveats are scaring away potential buyers.

"Built in 1901, this Victorian home in the Hollywood section of Dunmore features 1850 sf of living space with an additional 1350 sf of partially finished space. Original hardwood floors throughout entire home. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms. Off-street parking. Freshly painted. New moulding throughout entire first floor. Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though. e.g. The sounds of phantom footsteps. A strange knocking sound followed by a very quiet (hardly noticeable, even) scream at 3:13am, maybe once a week. Twice a week, tops. And the occasional ghastly visage lurking behind you in the bathroom mirror. Even still, this occurs very rarely and only in the second floor bathroom.

According to the Zillow listing, they're asking for $144,000.

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  1. Best Listing ever, and it has a turret!

  2. A bit of dialogue from a short film a couple of my friends made in high school:

    Buyer: This 20-room mansion is gorgeous. Why is the price so low?

    Realtor: Some people say it's haunted.

    Buyer: That's just ridiculous. Some people will believe anything. Well, here's your ten dollars...

  3. Right? I hate having to make my own ghastly visages. It's just a time-consuming pain in the ass. And you never see the return on it because everybody just expects the visages to be ghastly. It's like refinishing the floors.

  4. IMB says:

    It's all fun until you realize the screaming is a soon to be exploded water heater or pipe.

  5. Glitch says:

    It's almost as if old houses built of wood and in need of major structural renovations make odd, seemingly inexplicable sounds at various times of day and in different atmospheric conditions.

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