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Gallic Ghosts Force Owner To Say Au Revoir
Preloved seller puts attractive French pied-a-terre up for sale on website because she's had enough of Gallic ghosts and ghouls
Preloved seller, Linda Feeley, is selling the house she has owned for eight years in the village of Plounevez Moedec in north-west France because she has finally had enough of her high-spirited squatters making things go ‘bosse’ in the night. “There have been countless supernatural episodes and that’s why I call the house Amytiville La France!” Linda says.
Linda describes a catalogue of ghostly goings-on during her eight-year ownership at the five-bedroom house. “Every time I go there something significant happens. I’ve felt a hand on my shoulder, but no-one was there; windows being opened from inside; steps coming up the stairs; loud bangs and flashes of light. Also, a man was seen walking across the land, but after checking he wasn’t there. I’m not easily scared, but I won’t sleep there alone again.”
In another incident Linda heard a man talking and, along with her granddaughter, heard a woman calling her name in a French accent. She eventually called in the services of a British ghost-hunting team to try to clear the house of its unwanted supernatural guests. “The ghost clearance experts took evidence via video and did a report of what happened, such as objects moving, red lights appearing and several orbs. They also did a ghost clearance which, sadly, didn’t work.” She then turned to a local vicar for help. “He gave a blessing, but that only made things worse!”
Now she has decided to sell the house on Preloved, with an asking price of £150,000, and believes any interested buyers could also snap up a ready-made business opportunity. “The house is a great refurbishment project and has over five acres of mature woodland and fields. There’s also beaches and great shopping nearby, so it would be an ideal business as a ghost-themed B&B!”
Ian Buzer, Managing Director of Preloved, says, “We regularly have lots of unusual second hand items for sale on www.preloved.co.uk, sometimes with an interesting story attached, but this is the first time we’ve had a house being sold with a set of ghostly guests!”
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