Home owner's sinister act for new buyers: 'I would cry'

·News Reporter
·2-min read

Moving into a new house, you expect everything to be perfect. But when you've got previous owners like this leaving little 'housewarming gifts' around, the experience can be the stuff of nightmares.

The US homeowner took to a hugely popular Facebook group called Things Found In Walls to reveal a disturbing hidden surprise she left for the new owners after recently selling her house.

"We are selling our house and we are leaving some guests in the attic for the new owners,” she explained.

A woman posted the dolls she left behind in an attic of the home she sold for the new owners to find. Source: Facebook
A woman posted the dolls she left behind in an attic of the home she sold for the new owners to find. Source: Facebook

The pictures show two Halloween-esque dolls, described in the comments as the characters Mr and Mrs Maitland from the movie Beetlejuice.

The three photos shared by the woman were purposefully taken in different lighting, with the one taken with a flash producing a particularly spooky scene.

The unusual act appears to be part of a niche trend of home sellers who leave creepy and hidden things for the new buyer of the house to eventually find.

Most commenters in the Facebook group, which boasts more than half a million members, delighted in the rather sinister deed.

"EVIL!!! But I love it," one person said.

"This photo is what nightmares are made of and I’m here for it!" another responded.

"I’d like to see the new owners faces when they first see this!!" a third person said.

The scary scene was left for the new owners to stumble upon.
The scary scene was left for the new owners to stumble upon. Source: Facebook

To make matters worse, the woman went on the explain that the eyes of the dolls light up when a sensor detects motion.

"They glow red and are motion-sensored so if the new owners get closer, the eyes will activate," she said.

More commonly, we hear of renovation stories where strange things such as swimming pools or dungeons, are unearthed after many years.

A majority of reactions to the post seemed to the trend of purposefully leaving creepy things behind might be more common than most people think.

"I am soooooo doing this one day," one person said.

"I went to a showing of a house and they left dolls in weird places," another said.

But others were very much freaked out that someone would think to do this.

"I would cry, curse the past owners, and immediately sell the house," one Facebook user joked.

"I would 100% crap my pants," said another.

New owners, beware.

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