"Home for Sale -- Includes Appliances and a Ghost"

By
Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX 1st CHOICE TN# 305961

I never used to believe in ghosts.

In mid-June 2005, my husband and I decided to bail out of South Florida, which at the time had become Hurricane Central. Quite frankly, after 36 years, I was tired of living in the “cone of death” for two months nearly every year.

Everything went fairly well, despite the arrival of Hurricane Katrina three days before closing – hmm, maybe that was a sign. The Florida house had sold quickly, and it only took two days to find a new home here in TN. Both closings and the move itself went off without a hitch. At that point, I was thinking this long-distance moving thing was pretty easy, a piece of cake, and now that we had arrived we could take it easy with the unpacking, painting, etc. But that’s when the fun began:

Day 1: When we started using water at the new house, we discovered the main line to the septic tank was blocked, resulting in some minor water “over-flow.”

Day 3: The previous owners had also included the washer & dryer in the sale…. hooray, one less expense. Nope. The washer did not work so probably it wasn’t a good idea that the first load was towels.

Day 4: Labor Day -- we noticed our dog was not doing well. We had to rush him to the emergency vet (25 miles away), then take him to our “regular” vet (we didn’t have one yet) the next day. He had bladder stones and had to have surgery immediately.

Day 6: New washer & dryer delivered. Re-wash the towels…. new dryer does not work. Grrrr.

Day 7: The water line to the outbuildings sprung a leak.

Day 14: My husband had just finished painting our bedroom and asked me to come take a look and give my seal of approval. As I spoke to him, I heard a lady’s voice but I couldn’t understand what she said. Then as my husband spoke to me, she spoke again, again unintelligible. Okayyyyy ………..we’ve got a ghost!

So were the incidents of the first two weeks in the new home the work of a ghost? Or just a coincidence? I’m happy to report that nothing else has gone wrong over the past five years other than your typical household maintenance - or was it?

Comments (5)

Tiffany Torgan
Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla - La Jolla, CA
Featured on HGTV's New Show! How Close Can I Beach

Hi Cindy, wow that is creepy! My Brother and I just inherited a home in Big Pine Key.....needless to say I am very nervous and sad in general about the oil spill situation! Also, my Brother has gone down there for several years helping out my Step Father with Hurricane after Hurricane. I think Andrew and Ivan were the worst!

May 21, 2010 09:01 PM
Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Not sure I would have been there to see the next 5 years. lol Getting away from the hurricanes was a good move though.

May 21, 2010 10:26 PM
Cliff Kavanaugh
Keller Williams Realty of Charlottesville Virginia - Charlottesville, VA
ck@kw.com - 434-466-5128 - www.CvilleHomeSearch.com

Shall I list the goast in the purchase agreement in case it won't show up? Cliff in Charlottesville VA

May 21, 2010 10:45 PM
Tom Priester
Paradise Sharks - Jupiter, FL
Paradise Sharks

Spoooooooky! I hope she comes back as she sounds like such a nice ghost!

May 22, 2010 12:07 AM
The Jeff Rickert Team
RE/MAX Property Specialists - Pocono Lake, PA
Poconos - RSPS - The Jeff Rickert Team

What kind of value are you put on the ghost? LOL...

May 22, 2010 12:10 AM