This Adorable Oregon Home Listing Features a Truly Terrifying Basement, and Twitter Has Jokes

published Jul 9, 2020
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Finding a fixer-upper with four bedrooms just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, might sound like a home buyer’s dream. But this recent home listing on Zillow has the internet terrified—and it’s all due to the basement, which looks straight out of a horror movie.

The charming city of Salem is well-known for being among the most affordable places to live in the Pacific Northwest, putting to bed the myth that there aren’t any affordable West Coast cities to live in. And at first glance, this 2,808 square-foot home, selling for $170,000, looks like the perfect opportunity for a buyer interested in rehabbing the interior to create their dream space—with a basement that looks more like a nightmare come to life.

Listed as a “great investment/residential/rental opportunity,” the home, built in 1928, is “centrally located” to downtown Salem in a “very walkable” neighborhood, with a main floor, an attic, and a basement. But it’s being sold “as-is” for cash only, and when you see the basement, you’ll understand why.

Twitter user @drphilth_ received the listing in an email from Zillow that read “here’s a home you may like!”” Sharing photos with their followers, the user joked, “oh wow this house is cute—oh. oh. oh no.”

Among the many terrifying features includes spray paint on the walls reading “I told you,” “There is no vision here to corrupt the eyes,” and “Open me and find him” with an arrow pointing at a literal hole in the wall. The home’s interior is also in a state of complete disrepair, although it’s unclear why the house actually makes the Bates Motel look like a luxury resort.

Of course, the tweet has gone viral, with plenty of people joking about the many, erm, amenities this lovely home has to offer.

One person joked that it’s “bringing a whole new meaning to a property having ‘good bones.’”

Another joked about the inclusion of the ADT security notice by the front door, writing, “oh good they have ADT, can never be too safe.”

And yet another said, “I could flip this home easily, by pouring holy water on the foundation.”

If you’re looking for a great home in Salem with more than a few ominous features, this might just be the one for you. You might just want to bring plenty of good vibes and healing crystals before you move in…because, well, you just never know who (or what!) might be living there with you.