|Published:||Jan 18, 2014 11:18 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 19, 2014 12:30 AM EST|
PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A beautiful Punta Gorda home overlooking the Gilcrest Park is now on the market. But this real estate comes with a high price tag and a built in roommate.
The owners of the yellow Victorian say if you don't believe in ghosts, the Sandlin home may change your mind.
"It's a great view and it's a great place to be. And if you have a perpetual 14-year old teenage girl playing tricks on you, kinda fun," said owner, Vander Wynn.
Built in 1893, the historic house in downtown Punta Gorda has a tragic past involving a young girl named Mary Leah Sandlin.
"So evidently kerosene spilled onto her, she caught on fire and then the burns ended up taking her life," said Wynn.
Ever since the teenager's death, the home is said to be haunted. Homeowners Vander and Natalie Wynn say they've heard footsteps and strange sounds, even the rustling of a young girl's petticoats.
"I hear my wife walk down the stairs, and I call out her name and she says yes from a different part of the house. There's some weird things like that you really can't explain," he said.
"She's really not scary. She just makes noise. Sometimes I've told her, 'You need to be quiet,'" said his wife, Natalie Wynn.
If that doesn't spook you, you could move in. The haunted house is on the market for $1.59 million. But interested buyers should act fast, because even though the couple is leaving the house behind, they're trying to convince their spirited friend to come along with them.
"We're just gonna leave the door open and the car and if she wants to come she can," Wynn said.