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    Fancy living in a real haunted house? Five-bedroom upstate New York pad declared 'legally haunted' because a 'ghost wakes up its residents by shaking their bed' hits the market for $1.9million

    • The five-bedroom Victorian home was built in 1890 and is located in Nyack, New York, with views of the Hudson River
    • Notable owners have included film director Adam Brooks, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and rapper Matisyahu
    • Helen V. Ackley, who lived at the residence for 22 years starting in the 1960s, claimed there were three occasions when her family had dealings with ghosts
    • Ackley lost a lawsuit in 1991 from New York City resident Jeffrey Stambovsky after failing to disclose to him the presence of the ghost when she attempted to sell him the home
    • Besides the five bedrooms, the home also has five bathrooms and the master bathroom includes his and her sinks and a copper soaking tub from England

    This real estate listing is certainly not for the faint of heart.

    An upstate New York home nicknamed 'The Ghost House' and reportedly home to a variety of spooky inhabitants has hit the market for $1.9million.

    The five-bedroom Victorian home - located at 1 La Veta Place - was built in 1890 and is located in Nyack, New York. Notable owners have included film director Adam Brooks, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and rapper Matisyahu most recently. Matisyahu had owned the residence for just over three years, according to Trulia.

    A local haunted attraction, 'The Ghost House' has had creepy happenings and even a widely publicized lawsuit after a longstanding homeowner failed to tell a potential new buyer of the poltergeist living in the home.











    Helen V. Ackley, who lived at the residence for 22 years starting in the 1960s, had reportedly seen one ghostly apparition at the home.

    'He was sitting in midair, watching me paint the ceiling in the living room, rocking and back forth,' she said in a 1990 article for the New York Times. 'I was on an 8-foot stepladder. I asked if he approved of what we were doing to the house, if the colors were to his liking. He smiled and he nodded his head.'
    Ackley claimed to have known of three particular entities living at 'The Ghost House'. She told the publication that one ghost would frequently visit her daughter's room.

    'We don't know whether or not she was the one who woke the children up by shaking the bed,' she added.

    According to the mother, the last ghost was reportedly an American Revolution lieutenant named Sir George. 'My son saw him eyeball to eyeball outside the basement door,' the mother shared.

    Ackley was sued in 1991 by New York City resident Jeffrey Stambovsky after failing to disclose to him the presence of the ghost.

    Stambovsky had purchased the home for $650,000 but was never informed of the ghosts by Ackley's agent, claiming that Ackley had fraudulently misrepresented the property.

    New York's Supreme Court ultimately sided with Stambovsky, stating that Ackley had a due diligence to inform a potential buyer of the ghostly presence.

    The mother eventually sold the home and moved to Florida, but would express disappointment that the ghost had not moved with her.

    'The Ghost House' is a restored classic, situated nicely on the Hudson River and surrounded with trees. The river can even be seen from a majority of the rooms in the home and a wrap around porch provides plenty of access.

    Besides the five bedrooms, the home also has five bathrooms. The master bathroom includes his and her sinks and a copper soaking tub that hails from England, Home.com reports.

    Natural hardwood floors are featured heavily throughout the property, along with extensive wood detailing. Large bay windows are a popular addition to the home, providing ample sunlight.

    The kitchen is fully upgraded, with Viking appliances and black cabinetry to compliment the wood detailing. Cerulean and sky blue details are featured throughout the home.

    Exposed brick, stained glass and arched doorways give even more of a dated feel to the home but also provide architectural elegance to the property.

    Recently added to the home is a three-car garage that also features plenty of space for a workshop. A calm pool sits in a fenced-off backyard that provides ample views of the Hudson.

    And situated in the Village of Nyack, the home appears to be a cozy destination for both wanted and unwanted guests.









    Five-bedroom upstate New York pad declared 'legally haunted' hits the market for $1.9million | Daily Mail Online

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    1.9 M, dang. But I love Victorians, especially updated ones.
    Love all the wood floors, windows, built-ins. And I spy central air vents!

    Ghost would be a deal-breaker if I could afford it, though.

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    I want that bath tub!!!

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    I would gladly bunk with Casper if it meant living in that house!!!
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    That house is gorgeous. As long as it's a friendly ghost I think I could do it, but I'm not sure about being woken up. I treasure my sleep time.
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    I love the view from the porch. Imagine sitting on a swing, snuggled up with a quilt just staring at that view. Maybe it would do as a weekend place if you could negotiate weekends off with the ghost.
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    I would have an exorcism party. Invite clergy from every denomination to cleanse.
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    There's no such thing as ghosts, so I'd want to get to the bottom of what's causing all the nocturnal shaking before I buy a house that ends up breaking in half or getting swallowed into the ground.

    But I love everything about it, except for the giant sauna with the couch and desk. My worst wooden nightmare.
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    I'd take it, even with a bed rattling ghost. I'm used to cats leaping on to the bed from the top of the wardrobe so I could probably sleep through it without a problem. Or pretend we were in a cheap and tacky motel with plenty of change for the vibro-bed
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    I mean, I've never seen a ghost, but if the buyer sued over it and the seller admitted it...insert *shrug* here. I'm not forking over my imaginary $1.9 million
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    Gorgeous, if we could only afford it, sigh. One of the kitties makes litter box bombs that could clear out a theater, the ghost wouldn't stand a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHELLEE View Post
    That house is gorgeous. As long as it's a friendly ghost I think I could do it, but I'm not sure about being woken up. I treasure my sleep time.
    They don’t wait until you sleep. One could be behind you while washing your hair, with your eyes closed in the shower. Or washing your face in the sink, then when you stand straight to dry your face, you will see it behind you in the mirror.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkbunnyslippers View Post
    They don’t wait until you sleep. One could be behind you while washing your hair, with your eyes closed in the shower. Or washing your face in the sink, then when you stand straight to dry your face, you will see it behind you in the mirror.
    😱😳😱
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    See, Whores, we are good for something. Love, Florida
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    I mean, I've never seen a ghost, but if the buyer sued over it and the seller admitted it...insert *shrug* here. I'm not forking over my imaginary $1.9 million
    Yes, but the one family lived there 22 years and only had 3 encounters. I can handle that if it means living in such a gorgeous place!
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