Old Asylum for Sale and Sellers Say it's Not Haunted Nov 10, 2015 1:18:52 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Nov 10, 2015 1:18:52 GMT -5
Old Asylum for Sale and Sellers Say it's Not Haunted
WESTLAND, Mich. – If you have $1.5 million to spare, a former mental asylum is for sale! And it’s definitely not haunted. Or is it?
The Eloise is a 150-year-old building featuring five stories and 150,000-square feet of “ghost-free”(?) space. It’s in fair condition, features a huge parking lot that can accommodate up to 100 cars and you definitely won’t be murdered by vengeful ghosts in your sleep – so they say.
The sellers insist rumors of ghosts are just that: Rumors. “Don’t believe what you read on sites like HauntedUSA,” they tell prospective buyers. (Don’t always believe what sellers say about property about which they’re hoping to making a profit.) According to one website:
“Explorers were rumored to have discovered jars of human body parts, documents outlining strange medical procedures and creepy snapshots of patients in the abandoned buildings that were torn down in the 1980s. More recently, a spectral woman wearing white has been rumored to have been seen in the upper floors and on the roof of the old D building ... Some have reported hearing strange moans, screams, and roars on the old grounds.”
And according to the Spirit Society: Those who have visited the grounds have experienced "an array of paranormal occurrences. Not a place to go after dark! Lights go on and off, doors open and close, moans are clearly heard." The site also claims both growls and moans are heard near the playground that was built for office workers' children."
In 2014, Eloise, starring Chace Crawford, Eliza Dushku, Brandon T. Jackson and PJ Burn, was filed at the old asylum. Crawford plays “Jacob,” the main character, who breaks into the abandoned institution with three friends in hopes of finding a death certificate that will ensure him a sizable inheritance. The movie was produced by Sanford Nelson and directed by Robert Legato.
But the sellers insist the building is a great opportunity for a young family looking to relocate from the city to get a bit more space and fresh air, who definitely won’t be terrorized in a series of escalating late-night incidents, culminating in a bloody axe murder.
Sources: Joe Veix, The Detroit Free Press, November 9, 2015, and Erin Nicole, WXYZ, June 3, 2014.