Monday, October 27, 2008

How Much Is That Specter in the Window...

This weekend, a long-time friend of mine contacted me with an interesting tale. A friend of hers has looking into buying a home in northeastern Ohio. She paid a visit to a nice old century home in a small town and snapped a few photographs of the outside. She decided against going inside, because there was a foreboding sense to the house. Her four-year-old son told her he didn't want to go inside because of "the monster" in it. He described a ghoulish-looking figure in the window. Later, on reviewing the photos, a face exactly as he had described turned up in one of the windows.

Here's a cropped close-up of the window:

Apparently, the Realtor admitted that the house was, in fact, haunted. The current owners were selling it at a loss because they didn't want to live with whatever paranormal activity was occurring. Interestingly enough, I did a little digging (figuratively-speaking) and found a very rough date of construction (within 10 years; the real estate estimate was off by two decades) and a very old cemetery bordering the back yard.

Honestly, the house is gorgeous and has many original features that would make it a wonderful investment for any homeowner. But then, there's the spook issue. Is it genuinely haunted? I can't say for sure. Is the photo genuinely paranormal? Windows are always a tricky and touchy subject, but it doesn't appear to be a reflection from the apple tree.

It is quite coincidental to be looking at homes this time of year and happen upon a haunted house. It's also not very common for a real estate agent to openly admit the supernatural qualities without any reservation. If it were me, I would take the house. But then again, I wouldn't mind a little paranormal roommate. I'm sure there's an interesting story in here somewhere, but we shall see if it reveals itself...

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

The picture is a little small - love to see a larger size.
Reminds me of the last Ghosthunters program. I prefer when they go to private homes. At least then you can hope that there's no tourist promo involved. I've only been to one house over the years that I felt was truly haunted. My hubby, then fiance, and I visited a friend at her request because some weird things had been happening to her and she wanted Steve to see if he could contact any other worldly presence.
The story is too long to go into here, but suffice it to say, her 100+ year old house in Brooklyn seemed to have some not that friendly spirits. Steve basically told them that he knew how to make their existence miserable if they harmed Linda - she had been experiencing some very negative activities - and then set up some sort of barrier around Linda.
This was over 30 years ago, so hopefully the malicious entities no longer trouble her!