For sale: Sarasota home, 'harmless' ghost included

10:19 AM, Jan 20, 2014   |    comments
A Sarasota family is selling their home, which they say includes a "harmless" ghost, perhaps not unlike cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost
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PUNTA GORDA, Florida (AP) - A southwest Florida couple says a "harmless" ghost is included in the sale of their historic home.

Natalie and Vander Wynn tell the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that they were alerted to the supernatural presence when they bought the Punta Gorda home in 2001.

The house was built in 1893 by businessman James Sandlin. His family was beset by a series of tragedies, including the 1909 death of his 14-year-old daughter in an accident with a gasoline-heated ironing appliance.

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The Wynns and the home's previous owners have reported numerous encounters with the teenager's lingering but generally friendly spirit. Vander Wynn says the ghost "adds to the value of the house."

The Wynns have modernized the home and are selling it for $1.59 million.

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