A Pennsylvania couple has drawn national attention for the ad they wrote attempting to sell their house. The four bedroom 1901 Victorian has now become a draw for ghost hunters.
The ad for the house at 1217 Marion St. in Dunmore casually tells potential buyers that the building is, “slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though.” Greg and Sandi Leeson go on to describe random screams in the wee hours of the morning and “the occasional ghastly visage” in mirrors.
Greg told the New York Daily News that unfortunately, they haven’t been able to get the house off their hands. He said, “I tried to word it with a little bit of a sense of humor. I don’t think it has helped with marketing. We’re not really getting very many interested buyers. We’re getting a lot of nonsense people.”
He doesn’t believe there are ghosts in the house, which is listed at $144,000, but his wife is adamant. Sandi said, “I definitely think there’s a spirit or a ghost in the house, just from my personal experiences,” also citing a time she swore she heard a person repeatedly flicking a lighter in the basement.
Spooks or no, the Leesons are attempting to get nearly a third more for the house than the local market appears willing to bear. Zillow estimates the home’s value at $111,000.
They’re hoping someone will be able to see past the occasional supernatural occurrence and purchase the house before long.