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Want To Live In Texas? Haunted House For Sale!

From CBS News:

MINERAL WELLS, Texas — For $125,000, you can be the proud owner of a three bedroom, two bathroom home that sits in the heart of Mineral Wells, Texas.

But there’s a catch — you need to be comfortable with the idea of sharing the property with paranormal spirits. The current owner, Phil Kirchhoff, says as many as nine inhabitants call the place home.

“When we bought the house, we had no idea that it was haunted,” Kirchhoff told CBS Dallas / Fort Worth. “I wasn’t involved in the paranormal [activity] at that point. The neighbors all started talking about it. They started telling us stories.”

The 2,800-square-foot home sits in the shadow of the historic Baker Hotel. It’s about a block and a half away.

Becky Foley, with Source 1 Real Estate, says this is her most unique listing to date. She herself doesn’t delve into the paranormal activity, but confesses to witnessing some odd occurrences.

“A client got literally nauseously ill and thought she was going to pass out and ran out,” Foley said. “She kept saying, ‘I can’t go back in there. Something hit me the moment you opened the door. I cannot go back in there.'”

For more information and a video, check out the rest of the story here!

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to move!

The Warrens

When I was a kid I grew up in a haunted house, yet I was wise enough to know that not every seemingly paranormal thing that happened was actually paranormal, and I could look for a real solution to any event before writing it off as ghostly. That’s why I respect TAPS, because they do the same thing. I’ve watched MANY other paranormal and ghost hunter shows, and they’ve all come across as terrible, at least to me, because most, if not all of them, make evil demon ghost mountains out of regular non-paranormal mole hills.

When I was a kid I first experienced the original Amityville Horror. It was terrifying. My dad told me it was based off of a true story, and I grew up thinking it was all real. I even had an experience in my childhood haunted home that resembled a famous part of that movie. Except I was there, I saw it happen, and I know it actually happened. In my house, that is, not Amityville.

Then, as a teen, I discovered the haunting aspect of that house, the basis of the original book and movie, were a hoax. The guy, George Lutz, made it all up to make money and get out of bankruptcy. He was found out and served prison time because he lied about actual events to make money.

I then, years later, found out that wasn’t true. But even more recently I discovered many other people have lived in that house and none of them ever had any experiences.

I then watched a documentary called My Amityville Horror, where Danny Lutz, now a grown man, speaks about living in that house as a young boy. He comes across as sort of an asshole, which I guess given his history is to be expected, but the entire time he’s talking I feel like I’m being bullshitted. It was still an interesting watch, but it just further made me question what actually happened in that house, if anything.
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Jessica’s Ghosts

I wrote once about my friend Jessica and an incident that happened at a house she used to live in. She finally wrote some stuff down and sent it to me on Facebook, so now I’m going to share it.

Along with those things I previously wrote about, and also to give you a little bit more info on some of those things, here’s a pretty good list of the things that happened.

First, the upstairs was an attic made into a bedroom, and that was Jessica’s room. It had a tiny bathroom attached to it, but that was it, if I’m remembering correctly. The rest was a wide open space. She really had an awesome room. Except that it was constantly inhabited by the little girl haunting the house. Jessica told me all the time how she would go to bed and she would hear someone walking across her floor. She would hear them stop next to her bed. Or she would just feel the presence of someone there.

There was the stairs that went down from her room to the main floor of the house, with no door at the bottom. This is where I mentioned her purse coming down and hitting her in the chest. She told me in the message that she would hear someone running around up there all the time when nobody was there. She would also hear her bathroom door opening and shutting up there.

They had a sewing machine that was notorious for turning itself on and running, even though it was unplugged.

Their TV would change channels all the time, even though nobody had the remote, and especially when nobody was even in the room with the TV.

Jessica’s family were hosts for foreign exchange students. Two of them, in different years (and obviously who had never met one another), were in Jessica’s room at the top of the stairs and saw the bottom half of what appeared to be a “farmer” in overalls at the bottom of the stairs. This is the first time I’ve heard of this, and it also goes to help verify the man I saw in the kitchen, who was wearing overalls.

Another thing I never knew of until now was, two different times Jessica and some of her friends who happened to be by would hear deep laughter in the basement when nobody was down there. She said they all ran out of the house.

She said in high school one of her friends was over and the friend saw a “ball of light” follow Jessica’s mom into her bedroom.

I also remember her mom telling me this particular story once. In her bedroom on a little shelf she had a small figurine, it was either Mother Mary or Our Lady Of Grace, I can’t remember now. She was standing with her arms open. Jessica’s mom told me she watched the arms fold in as if giving a hug.

I know there were more stories, but I can’t remember them now and those were all Jessica gave me. Still, quite a nice collection! Thanks Jess!