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Getting $64K to Nanny in a Haunted House Sounds... Pretty Sweet

Five live-in babysitters have already quit, citing "strange noises, broken glass, and furniture moving."

by Drew Schwartz
20 June 2017, 12:19am

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A family living in a rural Scottish village is looking for a full-time nanny, and they're offering a hell of a package—sweeping views of the countryside; a private bed, bath, and kitchen; 28 vacation days; and a £50,000 ($64,000) salary. The job sounds like a dream, but finding someone to fill the position has apparently become a total nightmare.

That's because the house is reportedly haunted, NBC affiliate 9News reports. According to a recent online listing for the position, the family living in the Scottish Borders home says they were told the place was supposedly frequented by ghosts before moving in, but didn't really believe it until a handful of nannies quit due to some spooky paranormal activity.

"Five nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass, and furniture moving," the mother wrote in the listing. "This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children."

For whatever reason, the mother also claimed that evil spirits only seem to show up when she and her husband are out of town. They've never seen black ooze dripping from the walls or spotted a poltergeist in the bathroom mirror or anything, but from the sound of the ad, they seem to be taking the whole haunted house thing pretty seriously.

"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," the listing reads.

For what it pays, the job's pretty cushy. All the prospective nanny has to do is make breakfast, wake the kids (five and seven), take them to school, pick them up, help out with their homework, and put them to bed. And then, ostensibly, investigate any garbled screams coming from the attic or whatever.

It's a bummer that the Scots have to deal with a bunch of ghouls dicking around in their house, but at least they don't have a creepy watcher sending them threatening letters. And even if the family can't manage to find a nanny, their kids will probably turn out fine growing up in the company of ghosts anyway.

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