Ghosts are expensive, yo.
At least the ones at 508 N. 2nd St. in Atchison, Kansas, are.
The home, which is listed for sale on Zillow, is a rather unassuming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, painted brick house – that also has a reputation for being one of the most haunted homes in the U.S.
And the owner’s asking price of a cool $1,000,000 is approximately 15 times the estimated retail value of the property.
Built in 1867 and nicknamed “The Sallie House” due to reports of a haunting by a little girl ghost named Sallie, the home first came to national attention in 1993 as the focus of an episode of the paranormal news television show Sightings. The episode, titled “The Heartland Ghost,” focused on claims of paranormal activity by then-owners Tony and Debra Pickman, who lived in the house with their newborn son from 1992-1994. The Pickmans reported a number of strange and frightening phenomena ranging from hanging pictures turning upside down, to toys being mysteriously moved, to physical “attacks” on the husband by an unseen force.
Since 2004, the home has been mostly unoccupied and has been open to those wishing to investigate for themselves the reports of paranormal activity – for a fee of $400 a night. Many who have investigated the home have continued to report paranormal activity, and some have even speculated that the haunting of the house may be demonic in nature. In 2015, the house was featured on an episode of Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures television series, during which the Pickmans accompanied the crew to the home – and which seemed to result in Tony Pickman once again being attacked by an unseen force.
At the time of publication of this article, The Sallie House listing, which boasts the sale as a “once in a lifetime opportunity,” has been viewed over 25,000 times.
So tell us – would YOU buy the Sallie House and if so, how much would you pay?