Ghoulish Real Estate

Just in time for Halloween, the Post is reporting on a story about a real estate investor finding a man’s skeleton in the tub of a house he purchased at auction. Creepy, and sad.

It reminds me of a story a few years back about a DC couple who found a suitcase in their stairway crawlspace. Inside was the skeleton of a baby.

Though we’ve done a lot of work on our Victorian house, we’ve yet to find any ghoulish remains. Though everytime I do laundry in the basement, the hair on the back of my neck rises. There’s a hole in the wall, covered with ripped chicken wire, that leads to a long, dark crawlspace under the kitchen. Apart from pipes and cobwebs, it seems empty. But the floor is earthen, and I always wonder what’s really under there.

We start kitchen renovations in January…

2 Comments so far

  1. kob (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 6:55 pm

    As an aside, the story was reported on nbc4 about two weeks ago — and it got almost no traction beyond the news report. I thought it was a perfect why.i.hate.dc item …


  2. Jenn L (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 10:16 pm

    Hmm… personally, I don’t quite consider it a “Why I hate DC” type story, as it could happen in any city (or small town for that matter) in the world. There are always people who keep to themselves and fall off the radar, wherever you go. There are always people who die alone. Sad, but true.



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