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Family of rumored haunted house explains significance and history

Free house to be relocated nearby
Posted at 11:01 PM, May 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 00:16:12-04

Update: 5/4/2020

Photographers like Star Roberts are rushing to the historic house in Youngsville that was built in 1930 before it's relocated. The same house that is gaining national attention as it is rumored to be haunted and is on the market for the sale price of free.

"I don't call it a ghost; it's a spirit. My great grandmother and her husband lived on that property, and she lived there until she died," said Dawn DeClouet.

The family believes the spirit of 4- foot -9-inch Adele Vincent simply doesn't want to leave, but is full of positive energy and adds there's much more history inside the two-story home.

"There were a lot of parties, picnics, and barbeques there. My parents actually had their wedding reception there 68 years ago today," said DeClouet.

A house with so many memories motivated current owners to try their best to restore the historic structure.

"The old house was kind of special to me because I've lived here my whole life. I even used to ride horses down this street and come by the house. I know some of the family members and went to school with sone of the children," said Slyvia McLain.

With a long list of inquires, the house attracted the right owner.

"In an effort to save the old house and let it stay apart of our community, we offered it for free if they wanted to move it. But we did find a family here local that needed a home for their child, and they had the ability to move house," said McLain.

Even those with no connection to the family but have lived in the home say the house is getting the recognition it deserves.

"The land is so beautiful, and the home is so beautiful. It really would've been sad to see it demolished and destroyed," said Lily Lafleur.

Owners of the property say the person who bought the house plans to start the process of relocating next week.

There's a beautiful old house on Verot School Road that you can have for free if you move it off the property.

And it comes with it's own ghost, a grandma named Alida, who lived and died in the home.

The post from March offers the home free to whomever will move it. The property and house were purchased by McLain Development, and they're offering the home free to anyone who will move it to another location for restoration.

"We have concentrated our efforts and development cost in saving as many of the trees as possible and simply do not have a place in the neighborhood for the home," the post says.

A few people were commenting that the home was haunted, and Dawn Vallot DeClouet chimed in to say the home is inhabited by the spirit of her great-grandmother, Alida Vincent Vincent.

DeClouet told The Mirror that her great-grandmother's spirit is not a menacing one, and was mainly known for making noise with the pots and pans in the kitchen because she loved to cook.

Here's the post:

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