Are you in the market for a new house?
There are always a lot of things to consider when looking to buy a new house: price tag, location, age, how much work is needed to bring it up to par... is it haunted? For some people that is a genuine concern, one that isn't often covered during the walk through with the real estate agent.
While some people are genuinely terrified of finding themselves living in a haunted house, there are still those people out there who actually seek them out. Regardless of which side of the spectrum you fall on (or if you are non-believer altogether), we thought we could give you a heads up on several known haunted properties that are actually up for sale.
Some of these are in price ranges that the average person could never afford, but hey, you can always dream can't ya. Here are 6 reputed haunted houses that are currently on the market.
1. 138 E FULTON STREET, CANTON, MISSISSIPPI: $587,800
This sprawling five bedroom home in Canton, Mississippi was built in 1852 by Dr. James Priestley, and looking at the asking price, you have to wonder what is wrong with it.
Both Dr. Priestley and his wife died in the house, and since then, every owner has reported unexplained paranormal activity in the house, including musical instruments playing by themselves. The home's current owner has stated that he thinks the spirits are actually targeting the members of his family.
2. 13800 W COUNTRY HOUSE ROAD, ALBION, NEW YORK: $730,000
For under $1 million, you can have this six bedroom, six bathroom home that includes five fireplaces, a beautiful library, and even a formal dining room for hosting guests, but it's what you can't see that really changes the deal.
A renovation started in 2006 on the Civil War era home, and it seems to have stirred up a couple of spirits, including a woman in white who haunts the house's hallways. It is thought to be the ghost of Myrtle Carr, who by all accounts seems to be perfectly harmless, but no less terrifying.
3. THE ICE HOUSE, KINCARDINESHIRE, SCOTLAND: $452,400
This beautiful house built into the hillside in Scotland looks like the perfect relaxing retreat, but The Ice House is not all that it seems to be. The Scottish poet, George Beattie, used to live there, and he loved a local heiress, asking her for her hand in marriage. Unfortunately the woman broke off the engagement and Beattie ended up committing suicide in the home's graveyard. Yup, the estate has its own cemetery.
Ghost sightings happen on the regular here, so if you are brave, and looking for a countryside home, this is the place for you.
It only gets creepier from here.
4. 501 NE 1ST STREET, MINERAL WELLS, TEXAS: $99,900
When a five bedroom home is listed for under $100,000 you have to wonder why. The locals have dubbed the property "Haunted Hill House" because it is reputed to be the home of up to nine ghostly spirits.
The house is 2,800 square feet and includes a bathroom that has been permanently sealed for reasons unknown. The current owner warns potential buyers from removing anything from the house because the spirits might be attached to it, and that never goes well.
5. MAPLECROFT MANSION, FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS: $849,900
The former home of accused murderer Lizzie Borden is currently on the market. Borden was accused of murdering her parents with an ax in their home which was nearby. Once she was acquitted of the murder, she bought the house with her inheritance money. The house still includes some of the original furniture, including Borden's actual bed.
Paranormal investigators are fairly certain that the spirit of Lizzie Borden still roams the house's halls and rooms.
6. 274 CHARMING FORGE ROAD, WOMELSDORF, PENNSYLVANIA: $925,000
This home is listed as “Arguably the finest country house in the early days of our state," which for the most part is completely true. But what the listing seems to forget to mention is the dark history of the home.
There are allegedly two spirits haunting the property: one of an old man who wanders around the house slamming doors, and the other of a "headless" horseman who accidentally hung himself to death on his own reigns when his horse spooked. Built in the late 1700s, the house is going be creepy even without the ghost inhabitants.
Do you ask about potential hauntings when you move into a new home? Let us know in the comments if anything has happened to you?