Many a home buyer and house flipper have been able to look past the sight of cracked walls, sagging floors and crumbling foundations to get a deal. But what about signs of Satanic rituals? That’s what real estate agent and blogger Rob Kallick found this morning when he inspected a $199,000 Elysian Valley bungalow for a client only to find a pentagram painted in black on the floor of the home’s one and only bedroom. There were also some candle wax and a red liquid splattered in the middle of the floor. “That was one of the scarier houses I’ve seen,” Kallick said of the 672-square-foot foreclosure on Elmgrove Street. “I got out of there pretty fast.”
But what will that pentagram make Kallick’s client – an investor- think twice about making an offer? “That kind of stuff would probably not bother him. But the layout of the house would totally have to be reconfigured.” Nothing more scary than a bad floor plan.
* Correction: A previous version of this post said the house was in Cypress Park. That’s incorrect. The home is located in Elysian Valley – across the river from Cypress Park.
Photo by Rob Kallick