you buy a new home in foreclosure, sight unseen, you never know
quite what you're going to get. But one Parisian man got the surprise of a
lifetime when he turned the key to his brand new apartment and found the
previous owner still there. That was unexpected enough. Even more
shocking? He was dead.
The previous owner, a man who was fired from his security job in 2005, filed
a labor complaint, and then disappeared. He had reportedly cut off ties with his
family long ago. Since he no longer had a job and lived in an urban area where
neighbors don't tend to check up on each other -- no one was suspicious when the
man suddenly disappeared. They assumed he had packed up and left town.
In reality, the poor guy had tied a sheet around his neck and hung
himself in his apartment.
Eight years later, his body was still hanging there -- and greeted the new
owner, who bought the place at auction when the bank foreclosed on it for lack
of mortgage payments.
Reportedly, the body hadn't even decomposed. It was hanging
there mummified, in perfect condition. Yikes, talk about an unwelcome
I guess I would. I have lived in two houses where ppl have died & slept in the same bed my husband died in. So I guess it wouldn't bother me. While I believe there's a possibility of spirits hanging around,they have never revealed themselves to me so I'm not worried about dead ppl left in my home.
I think I would be a bit put off by finding a DB in my new house.
Daddy once bought a beautiful house in foreclosure and the law was such that he was not able to get into the house legally before buying it. I was a teen so I don't know how that worked back then. He said he was tempted to break in through a window but didn't want to have to fix it.. He was able to go around the house looking into most of the windows and could see most of it since it was a ranch style house.
We did have a surprise or two with it. It seemed to be a bit haunted by a harmless ghost who did weird things like turn on and off the lights and dropping or banging something now and then. He also liked slamming the doors of cars that weren't there and you could hear the occasional footsteps walking down the hall when no one was there. His most amusing feat was making a huge splash in the pool but when you looked outside, the pool would be perfectly still.
They lived there for almost the rest of their lives and my sister bought the house. She and her dh also cohabit peacefully with "George", the ghost. Fortunately, someone had removed George's body before we bought the house.