Names like Sleepy Hollow and the nebulously positioned Elm Street typically come to thoughts when pondering of notoriously spooky destinations, not Magill, a leafy suburb of Adelaide, Australia. But a huge property in Magill that is for sale has been generating the rounds on the web this week, and it may possibly be the creepiest dwelling we’ve ever noticed. And not in an “awwww, cute, that property is HAUNTED!” way, but like “holy fuck, is an actual axe murderer promoting this issue?”
The for sale listing of the house begins out innocently sufficient: a beautiful, two-story stone property with a wraparound porch, exquisite tile function, a lot of greenery on the house, wood floors, a deck, a pool… ya know, a frequent property, albeit a really substantial and luxurious a single.
But then shit goes haywire beginning with photo 11 in the gallery, which shows a area containing many extended-haired skull mannequins all dressed in cloaks, such as a single in a devil mask and a single that seems to be a lady passed out on a recliner, surrounded by spiders, bats and bloodied bricks. The 13th frame appears innocent sufficient at initial glance — it is the hearth area, good fireplace! — but a framed painting of Alice Cooper on the wall portends what this property is definitely all about. In what seems to be a cellar, one more creepy skull-faced mannequin stares down a raggety doll slumping in a red children’s chair. Not disturbing at all! Guess my invite to the seance got lost in the mail.
The listing for the property boasts “mystery and intrigue” and warns “brave individuals only, leave the youngsters at dwelling or maintain them supervised,” somewhat sheepishly supplying “it’s not for the faint hearted.”
A bit of history on the house:
“Magnificent bluestone Mansion of the 1800’s era, constructed by William Uren, who arrived eight years earlier from Helston Cornwall. He chose this foothills place for its fertile soil and attractive creek setting. A viewing deck atop the second storey of the dwelling permitted William to see the ships arriving at Port Adelaide his leather goods he was importing.
“The dwelling is now in want of lots of focus. It remained in the Uren loved ones and later by marriage to the Nightingale loved ones, till the existing owners acquired the house. About the 1860’s a additional section on the eastern side was extended to supply the Butler’s pantry and kitchen.”
Possibly the strangest issue about this listing is how it switches back and forth amongst standard property and axe murderer lair images like they’re no major deal. Just, “Oh, hey, this is our kitchen, this is exactly where we murder kids, and subsequent verify out a photo of our dining area!” Even the “regular” images have an air of creepiness about them, with Shining-like floor-to-ceiling wallpaper and beds that function ornate steel headboards and footboards. There’s even an old claw-foot bathtub with a friggin’ candelabra above it, and all of these factors come with the property.
You have definitely got to see the listing for oneself. The property is up for auction so there’s no recognizing how substantially revenue it would set you back, but Anthony Toop is the guy to make contact with if you are interested in attending the auction this Saturday, September 14. As they say on eBay, content bidding.