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Historic mansion is very cheap, but there's a catch

Historic Mansion Is Shockingly Cheap... But There's A Catch

A beautiful Victorian mansion outside of Chicago is on the market for an unbelievably low price, but there's a catch... it's haunted. The massive three story, 5,000 square foot red brick mansion is listed at $159,000, but it has a bit of a dark history. It was built in 1882 for Hiram B. Scutt, who held early patents for barbed wire, and paranormal investigators say he and his children haunt the home.

Adding to its history, back in 2004 a teenager was shot and killed in the Victorian mansion, and in 2007 another man died just months after purchasing the home. So buyers beware. Oh, did we mention there is a doll room. Yes, the third floor of the home is full of creepy china dolls.

It should be noted that the real estate agent had an energy reader look around, and they found the house was not haunted. Then again, why would the real estate reader say otherwise?

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Dizydazy10 May 05 2014 at 9:41 AM

I'd give almost anything to live in this beautiful historical mansion if I felt the energy left behind would to positive for me. Would so like to visit it, sit, talk, feel.

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Jerry May 05 2014 at 10:46 AM

Great looking home! The creepiest part about it is that it's in Chicago...

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Dan Jerry May 05 2014 at 10:49 AM

ead the article; It's outside of Chicago!

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Dan Dan May 05 2014 at 10:50 AM

READ ...

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cruzerseitz003 Jerry May 05 2014 at 10:51 AM

i live on the out skirts of chicago u some times see things that are there one minute like a person walking then u look in the mirror and poof theyre gone ive actually seen it a few times.
my self i cant say my location of where i live but ive seen things with my own eyes and tried to debunk them or i got my dslr which is fully digital and static free...

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cruzerseitz003 May 05 2014 at 10:49 AM

maybe a tactic to try to sell the home chicago has full of history especially from the great chicago fire era

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ms75c May 05 2014 at 10:50 AM

Energy Reader?? wouldn't that cause excessive CO2????

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hamcallk5co May 05 2014 at 10:53 AM


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champyn May 05 2014 at 10:54 AM

I may be interested in buyin the home. I don't worry about the haunting. Does anyone know the real estate broker???

Bill Champion

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hola teresita May 05 2014 at 11:00 AM

Someone should buy it and shop a deal for a reality show

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oujoou May 05 2014 at 4:54 PM

How do people think of things like 'barbed wire?' It's a 'nightmarish' kinda creation. And yet I suppose it wouldn't be . . . if all barbed wire were a hot pink color. :( I think it should be banned . . . outlawed. The house should be destroyed. :)

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cladkeeper oujoou May 05 2014 at 5:29 PM

Barbed wire was to contain cattle.
Now stainless razor wire is something completely different!

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artantique May 05 2014 at 11:07 AM

It is in Joliet, IL. The reason it's $159k is because it's in the 'hood and surrounded by crack houses and abandoned properties

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rlysiywgtf May 05 2014 at 4:36 PM

if i lived in Chicago i would buy it !!!!!!

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