10-Year Chinese Haunting Finally Debunked
Posted on December 22, 2007
This 5 story “haunted” building in the GuangXi province of China has scared most of it’s owners away.
Anyone who ever lived in the house, heard horribly spooky sounds coming from somewhere in the house.
In ten years, the house has been sold to four different owners, and soon after each moved in, they moved out because of the haunting.
The building is actually very nice and used to be valued at about $34,000, but with the haunting no one wanted to buy it until two brothers paid $6,500 and bought it.
The small town Chan brothers did not believe in haunted houses and could not pass on the great price for such a large building.
Each night, the brothers would hold their breath and try to find where in the house the noise was coming from.
After numerous nights of searching, they figured out the noise sounded like something flapping in the water and it came from the bathroom pipe on the first floor.
The decided to break the pipe open and immediately found what was haunting the house.
About 10 catfish were found swimming in the sewer. Two were about 10 pounds and the rest were about 5 pounds each.
So it turns out the haunting was nothing more than some catfish in the sewer system, but… how did they get their in the first place?
In 1995, the first owner of the house was a catfish lover.
One day, he bought a bucket full of cat fish for dinner and left them in the bathroom waiting to be gutted. Apparently, two of them escaped through the toilet bowl and made a happy family of 10 living in the sewage pond.
Now that the ghost is gone, the price tag of the house soon rocketed to over $133,000. Not too bad for a little myth busting…