Man Gives 4 Bedroom House Away For Free, But There’s One Catch


A Big Mistake

Louisa couldn’t believe what was going on. She stood frozen, unable to move. This was supposed to be her new home, was this some kind of joke? Then she noticed the red stain and she felt a lump in her throat.

Then she noticed something that made her jump back. It was in the corner of the room, she then knew who the house was completely free.

Moving To A Small Town


Louisa Johnson moved to a tiny town just outside of Louisiana to try and find a better life for her and her daughter.

She then spotted a house that looked like something out of her dreams. She knew it was going to be the perfect new starting point to a happy life. But she found that there would be one catch that would end with a lot of regret.

Ready For A Fresh Start


Louisa hoped for a better future after leaving her husband in the middle of the night with her bags packed and her daughter strapped in the passenger seat. She didn’t stop until she had covered 200 miles.

Her little daughter was sound asleep when they arrived in the new town. She felt she could finally breathe a sigh of relief. But something unexpected was lurking around the corner.

Looking For A House


They stayed with Louisa’s friend while she searched for a job and. Soon she found one a nearby diner.

Now that she didn’t have to worry about a job she just had to find a home where her daughter could be safe. But she didn’t know where that would lead.

Couldn’t Find The Perfect Place


She searched long and hard but couldn’t find anything affordable. She was only asking for a two-bedroom house and a modest backyard.

Soon a strange figure would appear and give her a “helping” hand. But she had no idea what was in store for her.

She Needed A Home


Every single house that she looked at made her clutch her purse. She resigned herself to the fact that she wouldn’t find anything soon.

She didn’t wanna keep living off of her friend’s generosity. She needed to find a place to stay – then someone unexpected appeared.

An Old Woman


It would be an elderly woman. She had deep wrinkles and snow snow white hair.

She asked Louisa if she was looking for a house, to which she nodded. The woman smiled, exposing her false teeth. She gave her a slip of paper and hobbled away. What was that about?

A Beautiful House

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Quickly, Louisa opened the piece of paper and to her surprise, she saw a picture of a gorgeous detached house. Then she saw how much this house was going for: zero dollars. This house was free, but why?

Boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen, and a gigantic backyard, it sounded perfect! But Louisa would soon learn this house was far from perfect.

Calling The Number


Underneath the picture was a cellphone number, and for a brief moment, Louisa debated what to do. Was there a reason this house wasn’t at the estate agency? Should she even take advice from a complete stranger?

She dismissed her thoughts and got out her cellphone. She dialed the number, feeling both excited and nervous. But little did Louisa know she was going to regret calling this number.

Come Over


After nearly a minute of waiting, finally, the number picked up and Louisa heard “hello” in her ear. Louisa quickly introduced herself and explained that she was interested in the house she had seen.

The seller, called Mikey was over the moon to hear Louisa’s interest in the house. He insisted she come over straight away, and Louisa agreed. She had nothing to lose. But she was soon going to realize she did.

Arriving At The House


Louisa drove to the address of the house and already she could feel butterflies in her stomach. The drive was quite long, this house was further out than she had hoped, but she didn’t care.

She pulled up and Louisa was completely gobsmacked with how huge the house was in real life. Louisa was already sold. “What could be wrong with this?” She quietly muttered to herself. But Louisa was soon going to find out.

Tour Of The House


As Louisa pulled in she could see a man was stood at the front of the house. Louisa got out and the man came rushing over, a gigantic smile slapped on his face.

“You must be Louisa, I’m Mikey,” the man said. The two introduced each other, and Mikey swiftly kicked off the tour of the house. Louisa set foot inside her potential-new-home, not knowing what was coming to her.



Walking around the house, Louisa reveled in the excitement. She could already picture her daughter playing in the backyard, and herself baking cookies in the stunning Victorian kitchen.

Accompanied by Mikey, Louisa could tell he was enjoying her excitement and optimism for this house. Maybe he was just happy for her. But Louisa had no idea what Mikey’s hidden agenda was.

She Loved It


The house needed some work, but nothing too drastic. A few coats of paint and a tidy up. Louisa saw a dark red stain on the living room floor, but that was nothing a bottle of bleach couldn’t fix.

After seeing every area of the house, Louisa was confident she was making the right decision. But little did she know she was making a huge mistake.

The History

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Mikey completed his tour of the house and then started to explain to Louisa about its history. This house was his grandmother’s, and unfortunately, she passed away a few years ago.

Louisa was sad to hear that. She had lost her grandfather a few years ago, so she could sympathize with Mikey. The two then went into the living room to discuss the house over coffee. But she had no idea what was coming.

There Was A Catch


Sitting in the living room amongst the gorgeous furniture and spacious rooms, Louisa had a feeling this house was too good to be true. Why would a house like this be given away for free? It sounded absurd – there had to be some sort of catch.

And Louisa was right. There was a catch; and when she found out what it was she was left feeling sick to her stomach.


As soon as Louisa said that, she saw Mikey’s face go as white as a ghost. As if he had just heard something truly terrifying.

The Same Old Woman

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Confused, Louisa asked what was wrong. But then suddenly, she saw something in the corner of the room. It was a picture hung up on the wall; a portrait of an old woman.

It was Mikey’s grandmother. Mikey’s dead grandmother. It was the same old woman who showed Louisa this house, a few hours ago. Louisa sat frozen in her tracks and a terrible feeling hit the pit of her stomach.

Lost For Words


“Your grandmother,” Louisa said, her voice trembling, “she’s the old woman who showed me the house this morning.” Mikey’s mouth dropped open and he put his hands over his face.

Louisa didn’t know what to do; she wanted to run out of this house and get as far away as possible. But she also wanted answers. “Mikey, what’s going on?” She asked. Mikey looked at her and started to reveal the truth.

Was It Haunted?


You see, the reason that this house was free was due to the fact that many people have claimed it’s haunted. Many people have said the ghost to Mikey’s grandmother Adele haunts the halls.

Mikey himself had never seen anything out-of-the-ordinary but he also made sure to stay far away from this house as he could. What about Louisa? Knowing all of this, was this house still the house of her dreams?

Getting Out


When Louisa heard the truth, she decided to not go ahead with living there. Normally she didn’t believe in the paranormal, but after the encounter with the old woman aka Adele, she felt different.

Instead, she managed to find a smaller two bedroomed house. But Louisa didn’t mind. After all, wouldn’t you rather have one less bedroom than a ghost lodger?