Members of Team Tangie have encountered such "haunted houses" while on listing appointments, open houses, and other real estate business. Here's such a story from our own Tangie Stephens:
"I had just got a call to show a house in Old Metairie. The couple who owned the house were very nice, and the house was nearly empty -- they had already moved to their new home, so there was no furniture in most of the rooms. I was showing the house to an elderly couple who wanted a house to retire to with plenty of room for hosting grandchildren. We went from room to room, flicking on and off the lights, and the house seemed to empty that our voices echoed when we spoke.
Except one room. It was the smallest bedroom in the house, the last room I was showing, and it was the only room still decorated. We walked in the room, and didn't notice anything funny at first -- there was a desk, a Led Zeppelin poster, a laundry bin, and an unmade bed. 'This would make a great playroom,' I said.
Then we heard a sound. The bed shuffled and a teenage boy lifted his head out from under the covers. "WHO ARE YOU!?," he shouted, and I swear my elderly clients nearly fainted. Turns out the family let their son stay in the house for a few extra days before he left for college. It was quite the fright for everyone involved!"
That's Tangie's scary story -- do you have a scary story associated with a particular house? If so, let us know in the comments -- we'd love to hear about it!
Also, for more such stories, click here for an this article from MarketWatch.com in which other agents share real life horrors!: