What is the creepiest house you have ever been in?

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Over the last 15+ years I have shown a few homes in Silver Spring, MD and beyond that had a [very] strange vibe. Some of these homes were warm, cozy, and welcoming when we first entered. Nothing seemed off at first glance, all felt normal until we entered the basement that is. On a few occasions, my buyers and I turned right back around and left. It's hard to put into words what exactly happened, but at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter. When my buyer is creeped out, it's not the right house!

The creepiest house I've ever toured was the one I showed in the Millersville area of Anne Arundel County last Spring...

This home had been on the market for some time which was a clue in itself that something was not right (homes don't usually sit when the market is hot). It appeared overpriced on virtual paper, but I had a feeling that this was not it. The property seemed nice at first glance, well maintained with good curb appeal... which really made me even more suspicious. I kept wondering what was wrong with it.

The answer was found in the basement. There was this tiny door that we had to squeeze through to enter a room that my buyers and I quickly dubbed the dungeon. It was dark, cold, and very, very strange. There was a brick wall that had been patched in an odd way... so much so that my buyers wondered out loud if this was where they hid the bodies.

FYI future Silver Spring, MD & beyond home sellers: this is obviously not a thought you want buyers to have when you are trying to sell your house! Creepy is not a selling features.

Then there was this brick fireplace in the center of said dungeon which had hand prints painted on it. Child-sized . In blood red. The location of said fireplace made no sense at all. This area was anything but a warm and cozy hang-out for cold winter eves. And these hand prints just upped the creep factor. It literally made our skin crawl, and we couldn't get out and away fast enough.

Although I've been in some strange homes over the years, have seen a lot of odd things, and gotten weird vibes in more than one house, this home definitely took the number 1 spot! It can keep it, too. I am in no hurry to show a house that could top that!

What about you? What is the creepiest house you have ever been in? Do share! 


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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 15+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and treasure hunting, and is very much addicted to coffee. 


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Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

My Great Uncle George Kunz...a lifelong bachelor who lived in the same house for over 50 years with the same furniture.  He smoked cigars...had a pet parakeet...ate right from the can or pan...rarely bathed or left the house and cleaned it even less often...the floor squeaked and it was always dingy and dark and smelly.  Every time we went to great Aunt Ann Freeman who lived across the street she made us go see him...with the tassled lamp shade and old time tv set. The house is gone now and a beautiful Ranch style house is there with a 4 car garage...I wonder if they ever knew old Uncle George?

Oct 30, 2019 05:57 PM #1
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

That sounds like a creeper for sure Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker. I can just picture the hesitation and shaky knees walking up to the front door. Although the parakeet could have been fun? Thank you for sharing! 

Oct 30, 2019 06:19 PM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Andrea Bedard - by description alone I would not want to be in the house.  I wonder what else might be found.

Oct 31, 2019 07:04 AM #3
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Wow, I have no creepy house stories to share. This house would have done the trick though!

Oct 31, 2019 07:35 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I remember looking at a few homes with a particular buyer when we turned back around pretty much immediately after opening the front door, haha.

Oct 31, 2019 09:30 AM #5
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

We wondered what may be hiding behind that brick wall in the basement Grant Schneider.

Thankfully I can count my creepy house stories on one hand Kat Palmiotti, and I am not eager to add to my collection. I much prefer showing pretty, and warm, and cozy, and ... homes. 

Brian England .. at least they make for good stories to share later! 

Nov 01, 2019 09:36 AM #6
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