Family Seeks Nanny for Haunted House

The ad at Childcare UK sounds like a sweet deal. There's a job opening in Scotland for a nanny to two children, who are in school. Housing will be provided, and you even get your own kitchen and four weeks vacation every year. But it pays £50,000 ($64,000) a year, so you know there must be a catch. Yes there is, and it explains why the family has gone through so many nannies already -the house is haunted.   

We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years. We were told it was 'haunted' when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless. 5 nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving. This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven't personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we've been out of the house, but we're happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it's important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person.

You might want to contact some of those previous nannies before you consider the position. The right person for this job is out there somewhere.



-via io9


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I've thought of starting up a building maintenance/handyman service, and calling it "Ghost Busters". Fix all the squeaky door hinges, screw down the floor boards to stop the creaking, strap the water pipes better, seal up the air leaks around the windows, check out the electrical and HVAC system, and more. The vast majority of hauntings are really trivially explained (and fixable) by anyone with a strong building maintenance background. You'd think somebody would have thought to specialize in this type of work by now...
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