Haunted House

While canoeing on the Bitou River the other day we found this “haunted” house.  This house is in a beautiful spot and has the most amazing views but it looks really spooky mostly because it is sad and lonely and unloved…

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It took some convincing on my part to get scaredy cat Cliff to agree to go in, but finally we set out to explore this sad relic of a home and I was astounded at what we found.  I figured the house would be filled with graffitti and be a mess inside but I was also really saddened at the futility of it.  It is HUGE and the plan must have been for this to be a family home where lots of kids were brought up all the while enjoying the most of what nature had to offer. 

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I wonder what this house’s story is?

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7 thoughts on “Haunted House

  1. Looks like it was incredible once upon a time.

    If you want to find out the story of the house, just find a local real estate agent and tell them you want to buy it! I’m sure they’ll get the full story for you then. 🙂

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  2. I ~love~ exploring empty houses. There was one on a small patch of overgrown property near me in middle school and we totally called it the haunted house. Years later, I noticed the house at the end of the movie “The Blair Witch Project” was exactly like it. Makes it even creepier.

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  3. Oh, how sad – it looks like it could be fantastic house with a great view. It makes you wonder what happened for it to be left to go to wrack and ruin and whether anyone will ever do it up again.

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  4. These kind of houses always baffle me. It was obviously gorgeous and wonderful in it’s prime.

    When I was in high school we used to drive out into the country to find old abandoned houses (at night no less) to wander through. I have no idea why and the thought of some of them still creeps me out. What happened that nobody wants to live there anymore?

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