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Houses Keep Foreclosure Stigma

Some houses, even after foreclosure, keep a particular stigma.

Known at the “witch house”, 657 Salem End Road was built in 1692 after Sarah Clayes ran away from Salem, Massachusetts after being accused of witchcraft.  A trust was set up to preserve the house, but at a foreclosure auction, Goldman Sachsexercised its right to take ownership of the dilapidated treasure.”

Stigma or stigmata…weird stuff or not, the place will probably be sold!


Even lofty publications such as the Paris Review wonder about haunted (and foreclosed) houses.

Curious, isn’t it?





Haunted Foreclosure House for Sale


Check out this charming ad copy.


‘It mostly scares the realtors.’

This Queen Anne mansion in Camden, New York, currently on the market for a seemingly low price of $105,000. What could be making that price so low, despite the house being on the National Register or Historic Places? Could it be the fact that it is in foreclosure? Could it be the “Camden, New York” part? Or, could it be that the house is haunted??? Let’s take a closer look at the above screenshot from Google Street View.

Yup, that is one haunted house. In addition to the handprints in the window—pretty compelling This House Is Haunted evidence—the house is also known as the W.H. Dorrance House. Dorrance rhymes with Torrance, which was the last name of the main character in The Shining. It’s official: this house is haunted

I wouldn’t go near it, to tell the  truth!


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