Haunted house in southwestern Taiwan is now up for sale

Minxiong Haunted House (民雄鬼屋) (Courtesy of Chiayi County Cultural Tourism Bureau)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Minxiong Haunted House (民雄鬼屋), one of the most famous ruins in southern Taiwan, is now up for sale, the Central News Agency reported earlier this week.

Areal estate agent surnamed Hsieh confirmed on Thursday that the current owner is asking for NT$13.5 million (US$474,901) for the 13,343-square-foot mansion.  

The Minxiong Liu Family Historic Home is located near the Yijian Mountain Cemetery in Minxiong Township, Chiayi County in southwestern Taiwan.  

The old house, built in 1929, is a 3-story baroque style building with red brick walls, which looks gorgeous and elegant from the outside. 

Minxiong Haunted House is located in southwestern Taiwan. (Courtesy of Chiayi County Cultural Tourism Bureau)

Later, the members of the Liu family moved out one after another for some unknown reasons, and the old courtyard and house slowly deteriorated. 

There are many rumors of ghosts haunting the house, so there is, little wonder, that it has become one of the most famous attractions in the area. 

Since the sale information has been released three months ago, many have shown interest in buying the house due to its popularity.

Some people said that during the Japanese rule era, a female servant was abused at the house. She chose to commit suicide by jumping into a well. (Courtesy of Chiayi County Cultural Tourism Bureau)

The descendants of the Liu family confirmed that they moved out because the house was located in a remote area, according to the Chiayi County Cultural Tourism Bureau (嘉義縣文化觀光局).

Over the years, the house was called a haunted house by local folks.