HAUNTED HOUSE FOR SALE ON
House went up for auction on
eBay in 2004
house haunted, offers it on eBay
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Some
strange events have been happening at Colleen Meyers'
home ever since she decided to sell the two-story
Victorian style house online.
It's as if the ghosts know that I am
going to leave them," she writes on her eBay sale site. "My
tenant has reported more sightings, items that have been moved
around, and says he keeps hearing someone walking around during
the night." Over the years, Meyers has seen a fan fly across the
room and one time saw what she thought was her son in a flannel
shirt playing peek-a-boo. But when she went around the corner,
her son was sleeping on the couch, she said. If someone in the
house talks about the ghosts, they show up more often, she said.
Tenants upstairs have also seen people standing around their bed
at night, and, in one case, pinning them down to the mattress,
she said. The 1892 house is located near a historic Yankton
neighborhood in an area was once an old fort, said Meyers, who
hopes to get $225,000 for the home. In the month she has posted
the sale, she has received three inquiries. But she said she has
temporarily taken it off eBay until after Halloween so potential
buyers don't think it's a joke. She thinks the three-bedroom,
three-bath home that offers 2,200 square feet of space could be
turned into a bed and breakfast where "guests meet ghosts," her
advertisement states. If she had the money, that's what she
would do, Meyers said. Psychic Donna O'Dea knows about the home
and has told Meyers it's haunted. "They have all sorts of
manifestations, all sorts of noises and rapping and tapping,"
she said. According to O'Dea, one ghost is a man who once lived
in the house but didn't get along with his wife. He has told
O'Dea he won't leave because he knows his wife won't come there.
"Some places really do seem to be haunts for ghosts. They gather
together just the way the living gather together, like at a
coffee shop," she said. "There are houses where old ghosts meet.
They can see each other. They can talk to each other." Despite
the strange goings on, Meyers says she is fairly comfortable in
her house. "A lot of things happen and I just say, 'That just
happens,' and my friends say, 'Yeah, if you live in a haunted
house,' " Meyers said.
Contributing: Information from the Argus Leader
Article source: USA TODAY