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Have you ever felt like living on the set of a horror film? Well, if you have, your search could soon be over, as a 160-year old 'mystic house' in Southern Australia has recently gone up for auction - with 'scaredy cats' told to stay away.
Built in the 1880s, the Woodford House in Magill, South Australia has just gone up for sale, and with its eerie, unrenovated interior and spooky location on top of a hill overlooking the nearby creek, it looks every bit the picture-perfect haunted house of your nightmares.
Promising 'Mystery and Intrigue' at every turn, real estate agent Anthony Toop warns potential buyers: "If you're a scaredy cat, don't come!"
The bluestone 'mansion' was built in 1856 by William Uren eight years after he arrived in Australia and in 2019 it still retains the feeling of a home from the era. It has been owned by the same family since 1977, who have enjoyed playing up the house's spooky credentials by making it as creepy as possible.
The interior of the home has been unchanged since then and still retains the feel of a property from the 1800s, particularly reminiscent of the infamous Bates Motel from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Psycho.
The large mansion boasts five bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for three cars on its grounds, which cover 2,618 square metres, along with a viewing deck that overlooks the creek and a mysterious chapel with ruby red glass and matching church windows.
The house contains plenty of period-appropriate furniture which adds to the property's eerie, otherworldly feel, but the real spookiness comes in the form of the litany of Satanic and supernatural memorabilia which is strewn throughout the house.
One room for example contains a creepy clown sitting in a red chair watched over by an array of skulls and skeletons, while another room - in a makeshift cellar, no less - contains a terrifying menagerie of spooky dolls, demonic mannequins and even what appears to be a Satanic priest.
Mr Toop makes it clear in the listing that the feel of the home may make some people feel uncomfortable, and states in the listing that it is for 'brave people only'. He advises: "Leave the kids at home or keep them supervised.
"Watch the cobwebs and don't wear a suit!"
Sounds like good advice to us.