Ever Wanted to Own a Haunted Mansion? Here’s Your Chance

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in your very own haunted mansion, I’ve got some good news.

The historic Hiram B. Scutt Mansion in Joliet, Illinois, also known as Barb Villa, is currently on the market for a cool $159,000.

The mansion, constructed in 1882, is said to be host to a great deal of paranormal activity. It’s seen at least two recent deaths: 19-year-old Steven Jenkins, who was shot during a party in 2006, and John Wilkes Booth impersonator Seth Magosky, who died “suddenly” in 2007.

The below (and perhaps overly dramatic) video contains images of alleged ghost orbs and other manifestations captured inside the mansion, as well as footage of the investigators using a ghost box to communicate with spirits.

There have been reports of ghostly children in the house, and strange inexplicable noises. Perhaps something to do with the creepy doll room that used to be found on the third floor, once a “hotspot” of paranormal activity.

However, real estate agent Marcia C. Cronin says she had a psychic energy reader visit the location, and everything turned out free of any spooks, specters, or ghosts.

So, any takers?

Update: The historic mansion has actually sold in a bidding war above asking price. People weren’t deterred by its paranormal past. In fact, it turned out to be a selling point.

Rob Schwarz

Writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.

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