Agents specializing in niche markets is nothing new to real estate, but specializing in the buying and selling of haunted houses is something I’ve never seen… until now. Are you looking for a house with a ghostly presence? The San Diego Paranormal, and Medium, Bonnie Vent can help your real estate agent find that perfect haunted house to fit your needs. Their website lists several houses, currently occupied by ghostly tenants. Some of the descriptions of the goings on in these houses may effect resale value somewhat. Here are a few of the paranormal activity descriptions of the houses for sale on that site. Here are a few:
“Shadow people; moving bricks in basement; photo of female shadow in basement window; candle flames shot unexplainable out of control; feeling of possession; fell down the stairs (like something forced me); various noises; heaviness; eerie vibes. House is vacant. Something did not want us there but may gladly welcome another.”
Personally, I think the shadow people can keep that house. No kidding the house is vacant. I bet it stays that way.
“Husband has seen images walking through the house, heard things in cupboards and heard doors slam. Our daughters have seen kids and people in the home. Lights just come on. The upstairs bedroom curtain draw back like someone is looking out the window. A spindle from an old rocking chair was embedded into the 14 ft. ceiling when we were away one afternoon.”
That would be the last rocking chair I ever put in that place.
“The house has two house “guests,” one makes your arm tingle, the other one rushes past. Both are manageable, entertaining.”
I’ve never found arm tingling a form of entertainment. Actually, it’s the first sign of a stroke.
“We’ve witnessed slamming sliding closet doors, sounds of music upstairs, the scent of purfume around the house, hair-like tickling sensations, manipulation of toilet.”
This house is philandering husband friendly. What perfume smell? Oh, that must be our ghost that you smell on my shirt. And no dear, I didn’t leave the toilet seat up.
“Dogs growl up at the stairway, heavy footsteps up the stairs, sounds of person “falling” down in attic, boxes falling in attic when it is empty, light bulbs “pop” after electrician says there is ‘no problem’, things ‘disappear’ and never return, some return in different places. Hearing far-off voices, etc. Nothing has ever been mean or frightening.”
I wonder how they define “frightening.”
“The house was written up in local paper for being haunted. Loud footsteps, falling chairs, my wife saw a woman in our house, and don’t get me started on my dog’s weird behavior. Cabinet doors opening at the same time, two attached key rings found separated, etc….”
Obviously, they weren’t thinking about resell value when they were talking to that reporter.
“Saw a full body of an old woman in a white dress. Unexplained smells like a woman’s perfume. Doors opening and closing recent updates upset spirits. Empty for almost a year. No power to the house and still I get high EMF readings and gotten a few EVP’s in baby’s room. The last straw was when my daughter wasn’t sleeping because we always heard disembodied voices in her room. House has been empty for a year I go and mow the lawn every few weeks in the summer and my neighbor will say she see’s children playing in the front of the house at night in 1950′s clothes every so often.”
Important tip: Never use the words “last straw” when describing a house you’re trying to sell.
“Various area psychics and paranormal investigative groups have documented proof it is haunted. Lights on & off, moving objects, apparitions, orbs, cabinets/doors opening and closing, doors locking, moaning sounds.”
Documented proof? Bet she’s just saying that to get a higher price because she has “certified ghosts.”
“Lights turn on and off, full bodied apparition, humming sounds, front door unchains and opens itself. Plates in kitchen have flown off shelves and shattered. People reported looking at the house before I purchased it and wouldn’t go in due to an “eerie feeling” they get. I lived in the house until November when my daughter was 3 months old because the activity seemed to get worse. As of now I am not living in this house and I intend to sale it fast.”
New owner may want to use paper plates, if there is a new owner.
“Orbs in pictures, lights flashing, doorbell rings unexplained. Noises upstairs. During recent investigation with local ghost hunters, one of ghost hunters was pulled into a closet (I was a witness to this). During clearing ceremonies flames shot up 3 feet and spiraled. I am the realtor representing this client and would love to sell this to a “ghost” friendly buyer. This area of NW Florida is also very famous for the “Gulf Breeze UFO’s”..Gulf Breeze is a short 3 1/2 miles from this house. Very open community to the paranormal.”
Would love to see this homeowner’s Sellers Disclosure Form and sit in on this agent’s next open house when he tries to disclose the “was pulled into the closet” incident in a positive light.
“One time I was standing in the Family Room and a glass vase that was on the mantel flew off and shattered against the wall!! There was a man walking in the basement and he disappeared into a wall… when my family lived here growing up… my grandmother had seen a little girl in her room (master bed) and she talked to the little girl and in the garden the little girl made a flower that has still never died! This little girl told my grandmother that, that is where she buried her (black) cat! There was an Exorcism that took place in the 3rd bedroom and 10 people have died there, a whole family in the 1800′s!”
I think I would make that 3rd bedroom an office or better yet, storage. However, the guest bedroom for out-of-town guests, that like to overstay their welcome, may be a possibility.
If the demand for haunted houses increases, I wonder if The National Association of Realtors will come up with a Paranormal Housing Expert (PHE) designation to compete with all the other designations Realtors can choose from. Wonder how some of these houses would be described in MLS?
Ever have a listing like one of these? Wonder how some of these houses would be described in their MLS listing?
The San Diego Paranormal website can be found at http://www.sdparanormal.com/Haunted_House_Listings.html. Listings of haunted houses can be found at the bottom half of the webpage. See, I’m not making this stuff up.