Catherine McGuigan and her son lived in a charming old house for eleven years before realizing what laid beneath. She was doing an extension project on the basement and the work crew unearthed a skeleton. Later, authorities and anthropologists quarantined the house and found 32 skeletons in total, all belonging to a Quaker burial ground that was over 100-year-old.
Usually, when brown muck starts oozing out of the walls of your home, you probably should get out of there. While you might think this muck is due to demonic possession, the source is much sweeter. Well, it’s still terrifying. It turns out this home had an infestation of over 50,000 bees! That goo dripping down the walls is honey. So, it’s sweet and scary! No one wants to be living in a house of 50,000 bees.
While a bat cave might be cool for Batman, I don’t want bats anywhere on my property. Calvin Oshowy bought a home and a short time later found hundreds of little bats in his attic and in his walls. That’s just like having rabies flying through your living room. So...nope, nope, 1,000 times nope.
Well, one thing you don’t want to find when you move into your new house is the old owner. In 2007, the Spanish newspaper El Pais reported on Jorge Giro’s gruesome discovery. He discovered the fully mummified body of the previous owner in plain sight. He had purchased the house from the bank, after the elderly woman failed to pay the mortgage on it for six years. He said that the salty seaside air helped preserve her body.
I think I rather find skeletons in my walls than snakes. Skeletons aren’t going anywhere, and they are certainly not going to slither across your throat in the middle of the night. For a couple in Idaho, their dream house turned into a serpentine nightmare. They were all over the house, and their tap water even tasted the way they smelled. In just one day, the couple caught 43 snakes. Not surprisingly, the couple ended up moving out of what they called, “Satan’s lair.”
No, this discovery wasn’t in Buffalo Bill’s house (even though that house was recently on the market.) An anonymous redditor said that he found an 8-foot-deep by 4-foot-wide cement well behind a trapped door in his house. I know “it puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again” was said at least a dozen times in that house.
This is the most explosive house party on this list. Linda DeForest was unpacking some stuff in her husband’s new “man cave” in the basement, when she discovered what she thought was a torpedo between the wall and the rafters. It turns out that it was a potentially active mortar. So, in comes the bomb squad. It turned out to be inactive, but, it’s still quite the scare.
A young family was shocked when they found a tiny little room behind a small door in her son’s room. It was a bit creepy, but they decided to turn it around, and redecorate it and turn it into a cute play room for their two-year-old son. Hey, they made it work and should be commended for that!
People who don’t own children, but yet own lots of children’s toys or clothes are perpetually creepy, in my book. One redditor said he discovered a creepy box full of little girl’s shoes…I hope they didn’t belong to any victims.
"A box in the basement filled with little girl's shoes. Hundreds of them, all in the same rough size, all looked fairly unused. We contacted the landlord in hopes to return the forgotten box to the previous tenants-- but he told us they were older folks and didn't have any kids. It creeped my girlfriend out. I took them to Goodwill. Sometimes I would tease her about her shoes. She loved shoes. I'd tell her the shoe-loving homicidal maniac in our attic was eyeing her collection. She did not find it as amusing as I did."
Mary Cerruti was not happy when a massive apartment complex was approved for construction right next door to her Houston home. She had then disappeared without a trace. The bank eventually foreclosed on her house and new tenants moved into the house in 2015. They found a pair of red glasses jutting out of a hole in the wall. Inside the hole they found Mary’s remains. Still today, nobody knows what happened to her.
This one reddit user described a super-eerie crawl space he found in his attic. It was all soundproofed and carpeted, and there was room for a single bed. In the back of the crawlspace there was a safe. He broke into it safe and found a bunch of tapes, along with a note that read, “Save yourself!”
I’ve heard of having a panic room in your home, but a poison room? When Jason and Kerri Brown purchased a home in foreclosure in Greenville, S.C., they immediately began renovating it. That’s when they found a secret room with this note inside of it. It seems kind of sketchy that the owner wouldn’t disclose anything about this room to the bank or realtors. A room filled with black toxic mold is certainly going to influence my decisions as a homebuyer.
I’ll take bees, snakes, corpses, bombs, ghosts, bats, etc…I’ll take any of the terrifying stuff on this list over finding my creepy ex-boyfriend squatting in my attic. One poor South Carolina woman found her ex, who she broke up with 12 years prior, shacked up in her attic. She found him after she heard some disturbing noises coming from up there. When she went to go investigate with her nephews, the man fled the scene. He had cups for urine and feces up there, and he also rigged the air vents so he could spy on her in her bedroom.
This list officially makes me want to build my house from scratch. I’ll have to survey the land first though, I obviously don’t want any Poltergeist-style burial grounds on the property. That way, I can be sure I’ve got nothing creepy going on in my house. I’ll leave all my creepy stuff for the next owners.