Spooky! One fifth of Brits live in 'haunted houses'

Published Friday, Oct 18 2013, 21:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Blame it on scary horror films or wild imaginations, but it has been revealed that nearly 20 per cent of Brits believe that their homes are haunted.

The survey, carried out by property website Property Property Property, also discovered that London is the most haunted city in the UK, closely followed by Manchester. Other top spooky cities are York, Plymouth and Oxford.

Illustration of haunted house

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Despite the fear of ghouls, 86 per cent admitted that a haunted property would not put them off buying their dream home.

However, it seems that we Brits are a bit more lighthearted than in those living in the US.

A spokesman explained: "In America, sellers must declare if they believe a property to be haunted, but it seems us Brits are made of sterner stuff.

"If anything, it gives house a bit of character."

Spooky stuff! We'll be watching out for a flickering light or creaking stair tonight….

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