A CREEPY mansion where poltergeists “shook beds and slammed doors” is on the market for £1.5million.
The Queen Anne Victorian home was declared “legally haunted” in a landmark New York Supreme Court case in 1991.
1 LaVeta Place in Nyack, New York, is on the market – despite its spooky reputation[/caption]
The property has been renovated – but ghosts were said to shake beds inside the house[/caption]
Its owner failed to mention that she’d witnessed creepy goings-on inside the property[/caption]
Helen Ackley, who lived in the seven-bedroom manor from the 1960s to 1980s, sold the property to Jeffrey Stambovsky in 1989.
But she failed to mention the “Revolutionary War-era” poltergeists that allegedly lurked the halls of 1 LaVeta Place in Nyack, New York.
The “ghosts” shook beds, slammed doors and “traipsed the halls with their phantom footsteps”, reports the New York Post.
But once Stambovsky reportedly learned of the alleged spectres, he sued Ackley – and demanded his deposit back to avoid buying the house, which sits about 25 miles north of New York City.
The Supreme Court ruled in Stambovsky’s favour.
Yet despite its spooky reputation, the house has had some high-profile occupants, including director and screenwriter Adam Brooks, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, and Jewish rapper Matisyahu, who is the current owner. He hasn’t reported any supernatural sightings.
The house, which dates back to the 1890s, has been listed with Nancy Blaker Weber of Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty.
It has been restored over the years, complete with inlaid hardwood floors, arched doorways and a wraparound porch. It also boasts modern details such as an updated kitchen, gourmet appliances and a hot tub.
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Weber told the Post: “It’s a fun backstory to this gorgeous home, but none of the previous three owners over the last few years have seen any ghosts.”
Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, who lived on the property from 2012 to 2015, says the home is enchanting – but not creepy.
He said: “I absolutely adored living at One LaVeta. It’s a magical home. It’s a memorable home. It’s a home where people gather, it draws you in and comforts you. And the view is unbeatable.”
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Former owner Helen Ackley lived in the property from the 1960s to the late 1980s[/caption]
But she didn’t tell its new buyer, Jeffrey Stambovsky, about the alleged ghosts – and he demanded his deposit back[/caption]
Inside the mansion, which is on the market for £1.5million[/caption]
The Supreme Court ruled in Stambovsky’s favour and the house was declared ‘haunted’[/caption]
The house has a modern kitchen with gourmet appliances[/caption]
It’s situated near the Hudson River[/caption]
Later owners say they’ve never experienced anything spooky[/caption]