Renters sue over 'haunted house'

POSTED: Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:04am

Renters of a Toms River, New Jersey home claim the house is haunted and have moved out.

Now they're asking for their security deposit back, but the owner of the house thinks something else is going on.

He says the alleged haunting is an effort to break their contract.

Still, some workers at a small business next door believe the house is haunted.

One worker says he went into the basement and felt pressure like being under water.

"The deeper you go, the more pressure fill up in your chest," he claims.

Local paranormal investigators have surveyed the house, and say something is going on.

They don't say it's "haunted", mainly because they don't like the term.

"I don't want to say it's haunted. Do I think there's things going on in here that are unexplainable? Yes," says Nick Carlson of the Shore Paranormal Research Society.

The owner's attorney says a realtor already has someone who wants to rent the haunted house.

New Jersey law does not require landlords to disclose claims of paranormal activity, but in neighboring New York state if the house is haunted, you must notify any potential tenants or buyers. 

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