Kevin Bacon has revealed that he was as soon as contractually obligated to destroy a “haunted” home on his farm as a result of the earlier proprietor feared he would get “possessed”.
The Footloose star recounted the time he purchased land subsequent to his Connecticut farm – which he initially bought in 1983 – which got here with a warning.
He recalled the story on a current episode of Rob Lowe’s podcast Actually!, sharing that he had progressively been buying land within the space.
Nevertheless, when it got here to at least one specific plot of land, the earlier proprietor refused to promote due to the “deserted home” on it that he grew up in – except he agreed to “destroy” it.
“One of many items that we purchased had an previous home in it and [the owner] didn’t need me to personal the home. It was an deserted home that he had grown up in,” Bacon defined (through Leisure Weekly).
“We type of went forwards and backwards on it for some time after which, finally, I mentioned, ‘Pay attention, you possibly can’t promote me a chunk of land however not promote me the home that’s on it. Like, that’s simply bizarre. What for those who promote it and there’s anyone that’s simply residing, principally, proper up within the yard?’”
Bacon then recalled the response of the hesitant proprietor. “He mentioned, ‘I can’t promote it to you as a result of it’s haunted and I’m afraid that you just’ll get possessed and, , do some critical injury.’”
The actor mentioned that there was some “forwards and backwards on this haunted home factor” till they “lastly got here to an settlement, within the contract, that I needed to destroy it inside a month” of buying the house.
When Lowe requested if Bacon has a minimum of spent one evening in the home earlier than demolishing it, he replied, “Not solely did I not try this,” including, “However I went up there and there have been some lovely previous pine boards and a bannister and I mentioned to Kyra [Sedgwick], ‘We’ve gotta take these out.’ And he or she’s like, ‘No you’re not. You’re not placing these fucking issues in our home.’”
Bacon additionally shared some particulars into the reported story behind the “haunted” property: “It was a protracted story that needed to do with a Native American who, within the 1700s, had been murdered by a colonial soldier,” he shared. “[The owner] had had ghostbusters there. It was a complete lengthy factor.”
The Following star additionally mentioned that whereas he isn’t a believer within the supernatural, he would “actually like to” have an encounter. “However as of but, it simply hasn’t occurred. However I hope sometime that it’s going to,” he mentioned.