That’s one way to break your lease! If you’re mortgage payments or rent is too high, just say your house is haunted.
That’s what Michele Callan and Josue Chinchilla did as they left their Toms River home suing their Landlord Richard Lopez in an effort to get their $2,250 security deposit back.
They say that they first felt taps on the shoulder followed by doors closing by themselves and then strange voices whispering “Let it burn” which they say they recorded. Between the voices, clothes flying out of the closets and flickering lights, they were driven to leave the house and move into a hotel.
The Landlord believes that the paranormal story is just an excuse to get out of the lease because they can’t afford it and filed a counter-suit against them.
It could be that these people are just making this up to break the lease or maybe they’ve seen Paranormal Activity too many times and they let their imagination and paranoia get the best of them. But how does the court deal with this. Wouldn’t it just be immediately thrown out and shouldn’t these people know that? Or maybe the Ghost Hunters can start a new line of business where they confirm or deny the presence of Ghosts in Court Cases. Although they would probably always confirm.
Now that this is in the news, if I was the Landlord I would turn the house into a cash cow letting Ghost fanatics rent out the house to do their own investigations. Especially considering that some people are going to shy away from the house now with the alleged haunting.
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