Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Couple's House Has a Ghost of a Chance of Selling

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Couple's House Has a Ghost of a Chance of Selling

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DUNMORE, Pa. -- Between the mysteriously banging doors, the odd noises coming from the basement and the persistent feeling that someone is standing behind them, homeowners Gregory and Sandi Leeson are thoroughly creeped out by their 113-year-old Victorian.

So when they put the house near Scranton up for sale last month, they advertised it as "slightly haunted."

Then things got REALLY weird.

There were calls from ghost hunters. An open house attracted lots of curiosity seekers, but no legitimate buyers. And a former resident came out of the woodwork to tell the couple that when he was a kid, he found a human skull in the basement -- the same basement whose door Sandi Leeson once barricaded because she swore she could hear the clicking of a cigarette lighter emanating from the subterranean depths.

It's enough to make her husband wonder whether he did the right thing when he playfully wrote about the home's spooky charms:

"Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though," says the listing on Zillow's real-estate site. …

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