House dubbed ‘portal to hell’ with satanic symbols flogged as ‘savvy investment’

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A house dubbed the ‘portal to hell’ with satanic symbols leading down to the basement is being flogged as a ‘savvy investment’.

The 1920s-era four-bedroom house in Salem, Oregon, US, is daubed in ‘terrifying’ warnings.

Photographs of the property shared on Twitter earlier this month have left thousands spooked.

One image shows what appears to be an inverted pentagram, regularly used as a symbol of evil or Satanism, painted on a basement wall.

Others were terrified by a hole in one of the ground floor walls with ‘open me and find him’ daubed above it, with one user describing it as ‘a portal to hell’.

On one interior door ‘I told you’ is written in dripping white paint and another door leading outside has an eerie-looking face etched into it.

The property was listed by Murray Brown Real Estate at $170,000 (£134,000) and posted to property site Zillow, and also noted it would be a ‘great opportunity for a savvy investor’.

Another wall has ‘there is no vision here – nothing to corrupt the eyes’ scawled on it, while the basement is littered with wooden panels and the windows covered with sheets.

The estate agent does not acknowledge the creepy wall markings in the listing’s description and simply says the inside ‘needs full rehab’ – but admitted it was cash only and ominously sold ‘as is’.

However one Twitter user known as @drphilth_ posted screenshots of the house after being shocked to find it in her emails as a recommended property by Zillow.

Her post said: “Oh wow this house is cute — Oh. Oh. Oh no. Can’t believe Zillow sent this to me in my email ‘here’s a home you may like!’ like what???”

The tweet has been liked and shared more than 40,000 times and users flocked to poke fun at the listing.

One Twitter user said: “Shouldn’t be too bad of a remodel. Eradicating the tortured souls of the damned could be a little extra though.”

Another said: “What other house can boast that it’s haunted by demons? What a deal!”

A third added: “Imagine taking these photos, pressing ‘upload’ on the listing, and thinking ‘this is fine’. I just… how?????”

Another Twitter user wrote: “The listing agent is probably stunned that this house with a portal to hell got 46,434 views. The positivity in the description has me cackling.”

One user named Kim said: “A basement only the Blair Witch could love.”

The town of Salem is not to be confused with Salem, Massachusetts, infamous for its historic witch trials, and appeared to suggest the house lives up to its haunting location.

The listing points out that it is ‘just minutes from hospital’ however one commenter noted it was ‘ominous’ that this was a key selling point and another joked ‘no hospital can save you from what will happen to you in that house’.

Another user alluded to horror movie The Ring and said: “I feel like I’m cursed now for looking at these pictures. Am I gonna get a phone call telling me I’m gonna die in seven days?”

Another wrote: “In Salem, Oregon of all places? Oh there’s most definitely something supernatural about the place. I’d cut my losses and burn it down if I were the owner.”

While still listed on Zillow, as of last week it is no longer for sale on the site. 

The description of the house said: “Great investment/residential/rental opportunity!! Centrally located, just minutes from hospital, close to downtown, freeway access, malls, theaters etc.

“Nice corner lot, with detached garage and a total of 2,531 Sq Ft with application of due diligence to confirm, 1,592 on main floor and attic plus an additional 939 in unfinished basement.

“This is a great opportunity for the savvy investor.

“Outside has newer siding, roof and windows. Inside needs full rehab, cash only!! This property is being sold as-is.”

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