Haunted House Is Being Given Away For Free As People Are Too Scared To Live There
That's the predicament owners of a rundown four-bedroom home in Youngsville, Louisiana, are facing as locals claim the home is plagued with ghostly spirits.
In fact, McLain Investments' co-owner Sylvia McLain is struggling to give away the property for free thanks to its spooky history.
Built in the 1930s, Sylvia is offering the home up for free and trying to convince would-be owners to move it and restore it so they can rebuild on the land.
However, posting the advert on Facebook, numerous ex-residents and visitors came forward to describe their strange experiences in the house.
Former resident Dawn Vallot DeClout claims the ghost that haunts the house is that of her great grandmother, Adele, a 4ft 9in woman who was known for meddling in the kitchen.
"There is a spirit and her name is Adele... my great grandmother," said Dawn, whose family family owned the plot the house was built on from 1860 for more than 100 years.
"We believe [Adele] is the ghost, but she's not menacing at all. She was probably like 4ft 9in and weighed about 100lb," she added.
"She lived to be almost 90 and she was always digging in the pots, like when you have something on the stove and someone goes and looks in the pot and stirs it around.
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"She was well-known for that, and so when we lived there, we used to hear her all the time jangling the pots when we had something on the stove.
"You could hear somebody picking up the lid but there was nobody in the kitchen."
Estate agent Sylvia, 63, revealed one potential buyer offered to take the house but declined when they found out how much it would be to move it.
The owner predicts it would cost around $80,000 (£64,755) to take it apart, move it, and reassemble it, or $40,000 (£32,377) to move it somewhere closer by.
And of course, the house's reputation - with some comparing it to the house from The Amityville Horror - isn't boding well for shifting it, either.
"I don't know if it's haunted, but I do know about all the rumours surrounding the house," says Sylvie, 63. "I am aware there's a lot of talk about the house being haunted.
"Dawn and her brother always tell the story that their great grandmother would stir the pot while they were playing cards in the living room. So yes, there's some really cute stories about it being haunted.
"And then the girl that lived in it who was the last tenant, everybody called her 'gypsy' because she believed in the spirits and all that stuff.
"The previous tenant even told us she had somebody come in and check for spirits."
Would you live in it? Errr... we think we'll pass.
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