Someone Solved The Mystery Of The Upstairs Tenant In That Creepy Viral ‘Nightmare House’ Listing
Remember last week when the internet was freaking the hell out about a super creepy “nightmare house” listing on Zillow?
If not, let me bring you up to speed real quick.
Here’s the house…
And here’s one of the lines from the description of the home that was creeping people out…
Upstairs apartment cannot be shown under any circumstances. Buyer assumes responsibility for the month-to-month tenancy in the upstairs apartment. Occupant has never paid, and no security deposit is being held, but there is a lease in place. (Yes, it does not make sense, please don’t bother asking.)
Then, just to make it even more creepy, realtor Randal Longo told the Post and Courier, “[The owner’s] got some mystery tenant up there that apparently he can’t answer many questions about, which is kind of strange.”
So yeah, that upstairs tenant is totally someone who has used the phrase, “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again,” right? I mean, what other conclusion could you draw?
Actually, it turns out, not only is the mystery upstairs tenant not a serial killer, he’s actually got a seriously sad story.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer…
In reality, the man in the upstairs apartment is anything but creepy. He is Randall McKissick, a once world-renowned artist and illustrator who has fallen on hard times, a father of two loving daughters and grandfather to a precious red-haired grandson.
The house contains no nightmares, just the artist and his three cats. It is untidy.
“I’m not a housekeeper or a yard keeper,” McKissick said.
McKissick is 5-foot-5-inches tall and weighs 135 pounds, with flowing white hair and beard, and a warm and friendly demeanor.