A Louisiana Real Estate Agent Is Giving Away This Haunted House for Free

Kelly Corbett
Photo credit: Facebook / Sylvia McLain
Photo credit: Facebook / Sylvia McLain

From House Beautiful

I've got a great deal for folks currently on the house hunt. This Louisiana house could be all yours for free—if you don't mind sharing your new space with the alleged ghost of an elderly woman named Adele (no affiliation with the singer) who is rather rambunctious in the kitchen.

Let's backtrack a little to where this tale began: In March, realtor Sylvia McLain shared a property to Facebook that she was looking to get off of her hands. Her company, McClain Development, had bought out the land and the home and planned to build on it. Instead of demolishing the property, "we would love to see someone take it to be moved and restored,"she writes, noting that the house was free, albeit, whoever claimed it would have to handle moving and restoration. "In an effort to save the history of the home we are offering it to anyone who would be interested in moving it to another location for restoration," she explains.

No official listing for the home exists, other than the few pictures and short description provided on the Facebook post. McClain predicts it would cost around $40,000 to move the home somewhere close by, but that could range up to $80,000 if the home had to be taken apart, moved, and reassembled, Metro reports.

So far, there have been no takers. However, I don’t think it’s the price that's driving folks away. Glance over the thousand comments that the post has garnered—such as "needs to be washed in the blood of christ and the demons rebuked"—and you might have a better understanding of why. Facebook users were quick to note that this home is well-known for "weird noises" in the ceilings and walls and other "unexplained" happenings. There is no clear-cut story of what exactly happened in this Louisiana property, however, the general consensus seems to be that this home has some sort of haunted past.

The Mirror got in touch with a former resident, Dawn Vallot DeClout, who claims the house is occupied by the spirit of her great grandmother Adele, who died in the home's front room at age 90 in 1967. Adele, at 4'9", was known for meddling in the kitchen. "We believe [Adele] is the ghost, but she's not menacing at all," DeClout, who moved out of the house in the ‘80s, says. DeClout, the great-granddaughter of Adele, reveals that Adele was said to always be making a clamor with all the pots when she was alive. "She was well-known for that, and so when we lived there, we used to hear her all the time jangling the pots when we had something on the stove,” DeClout admits that she would hear these noises when nobody was in the kitchen.

Thoughts on this free home? Is it worth buying (or rather paying for its relocation) a home that is rumored to be haunted? A major renovation project could give this build a whole new life, but the question remain — will Adele follow along with her pots and pans? Perhaps the team on Murder House Flip should tackle this one.

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