Human Interest

If you are in the market for a new home, there is one in Lafayette, Louisiana, that is up for grabs for free. The only downside? It’s incredibly haunted.

Sylvia Mclain, the realtor in charge of the home, posted about it on her Facebook page. She wrote: “Free House! To Be Moved!” She then goes into detail about the property. “You may recognize this iconic home that is located on Verot School Road? It’s the old Vincent/Vallot/GrandView Nursery home, built in the late 20’s early 30’s. McLain Development recently purchased this land and home.”

“In an effort to save the history of the home we are offering it to anyone who would be interested in moving it to another location for restoration. We have concentrated our efforts and development cost in saving as many of the trees as possible and simply do not have a place in the neighborhood for the home. Home was occupied until 6 months ago, 2 AC’s were in working order. The home has been vacated due to development and needs some TLC. We would love to see someone take it to be moved and restored.”

Unfortunately, comments began rolling in from locals about the house is haunted. “Gypsy Dawn,” an ex-tenant, wrote, “I was the last tenant that lived there before it was abandoned. The property was heaven but that house is quite unsettling if you don’t enjoy communing with the spirit world because they speak loudly.” Another local added, “Yes it is. I experienced three things there that could not be explained and my friend that lived there had more than that. We actually experienced one together and we still talk about it.” Eva Mckee, another local, wrote, “Needs to be washed in the blood of Christ and the demons rebuked.” As of right now, there are thousands of comments and shares on the post. Some are just pictures of what look like ghosts in the windows.

In the crowd of comments, there is also a message from Dawn Vallot DeClouet, who explains a bit about the ghost. “It is a finely built old house and still has wonderful woodwork inside. Our hope and prayer is that someone who appreciates great 1930 architecture will be moved to move this house and restore it. One added benefit is that it is inhabited by the spirit of my great grandmother, Alida Vincent Vincent, who was raised on this land and who lived and died in this house.”