In a scenario ripped from a horror novel, a couple in the Scottish Borders are looking for someone to take care of their children and live in their very haunted house.
Five nannies have left the residence blaming the terrifying hauntings they experienced in the home, including moving furniture, broken glass and strange noises.
Due to this revolving door, the employers are willing to make the experience worth a new nanny’s while and are offering £50,000 to the lucky winner.
Though the parents have yet to encounter a spectre, they’re more concerned about the impact so many different caretakers leaving is having on their kids aged five and seven.
“We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but 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,” they wrote on the Childare.co.uk advertisement.
What makes the idea of taking on this job even creepier is the fact that the parents are absent four nights a week.
That leaves a nanny alone in an old creaky house on ancient Scottish land which we all know is rife with a mythic and violent past. Ghosts are possible.
When Richard Conway, the founder of Childcare.co.uk noticed the advertisement, he at first thought it was a wind-up.
“Some of the guys at HQ were skeptical, but after talking to the family and their previous employees we realised it was a genuine position,” he told the Daily Mirror.
He went on to say that this might be the most interesting story he’s ever read on his website but he hopes the family will find the right person for them.
“The family has assured us that no harm has come to anyone living in the house. However, the nanny will have to have a strong disposition!”
For £50,000 a year and 28 days holiday, we’d take on a bus load of ghosts. Sign us up.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.