Want to own a REAL haunted house? It's for sale!

The Supreme Court ruled the house legally haunted

October 8, 2019

If you're a fan of haunted houses, why not own the real thing?

A house that was built in 1890, is now for sale and the story behind it will give you goose-bumps on that one spot on the back of your neck.

The 4,628-square-foot home, featuring five bedrooms, five bathrooms, arched doorways, stained-glass windows, a two-car garage with a workshop, sunroom and a saltwater pool overlooking the river is on the market for $1.9 million, but there is one disclosure that is required to be released to the potential buyers - it's haunted.

Helen Ackley, who lived in the New York home during the 1960s through the 80s, claimed that ghosts from the Revolutionary War would interact with her family.

Her daughter said, in a 1977 Readers Digest, that she would often be woken up to her bed shaking.

But how did the house become legally haunted?

Ackley attempted to sell the house in the late 80s but was sued by Jeffery Stambovsky, who had a signed contract to buy the home and lost the suit. 

Stambovsky was allowed to back out of the contract because Ackley neglected to inform him of the paranormal activity and that is when the home became legally haunted.