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Described by the listing agent as “creepy”

A haunted mansion in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
A haunted mansion for sale in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
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Editor's Note: This post was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information.

This ghastly Florida mansion asking $480,000 in the distinctly named town of Howey-in-the-Hills (just north of Orlando) is so haunted even listing agent Lori Wall described it as “creepy” in an interview with Realtor.

"But it's a lot less scary when you're there in the middle of the day with 60 other people in it,” she added. So you’d probably feel safe only if a football team lived there with you.

The 8,832-square-foot home has eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and lives on 3.63 acres. Among the foreclosed mansion’s features are a battered roof comprised of Spanish tile; a giant pecky cypress front door; and no electricity or air conditioning.

It hit the market a couple of weeks ago and residents have urged the city council to purchase the home, per the Orlando Sentinel, but have been unsuccessful because it’d destroy the small town’s budget.

Wall estimated the property needs about $1 million in renovation expenses (and an extensive trip from the ghostbusters).

Update: The property sold for an undisclosed price and will be revived.