Chair manufacturer Sylvester K. Pierce built an incredible Victorian mansion in 1875. It has 10 bedrooms, 11-foot ceilings and marble fireplaces. Today the home still has all of its original windows doorknobs, hinges and floors. It covers over 6,500 square feet.
The house is currently for sale with a price of only $329,000, a cost that some people would struggle to find for a three-bedroom house in some cities in America, much less a 10-bedroom one. So why is this house on the market for so cheap?
Because it’s haunted.
The house has been the site of several deaths over its 140 year existence. Several TV shows, such as Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventure and My Ghost Story, have filmed in it due to reports of people finding ghosts walking around the hallways.
S.K. Pierce and members of his family are said to be seen roaming the premises, as well as a nanny and a mysterious little boy who appears only in mirrors.
The house was also converted into a brothel at one point. Besides the possible shame of living in a sex den, a prostitute was also strangled to death in one of the room and haunts the house.
S.K. Pierce Mansion was also used as a meeting place of the Freemasons throughout its existence. This probably means Nicolas Cage will burst down the doors of the house at some point trying to find a lost piece of American treasure.
Norman Rockwell, Calvin Coolidge, Bette Davis and P. T. Barnum have (allegedly) all stayed in the house at some point. So there’s a lot of history in this home, but even at the relatively cheap of $329,000, no one will purchase it. Apparently ghosts are just a no-no for people nowadays.
Or maybe it’s the fact that there’s only 2.5 baths for the 10 bedrooms.
Joseph Misulonas is an editorial assistant for Playboy.com. He can be found on Twitter at @jmisulonas.