Scottish family seeking brave nanny for their haunted house

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Jun 21, 2017

If you ain't afraid of no ghosts and are partial to the bonnie lands of Scotland, you might find yourself a sweet live-in position inside a Scottish couple's spooky home.

According to a recent posting on childcare.co.uk soliciting a nanny for a family's two children in the Scottish Borders area, desperate parents are in search of a caretaker to assist in feeding the kids and helping with their homework. A comfy bedroom complete with private bathroom and kitchen are also provided, along with a solid $63,000 per year salary. There's just one hitch... their darling domicile is apparently infested with ghostly spirits. Hey, I could put up with a lot of wandering apparitions, rattling chains and nocturnal moaning for that kind of cash. How about you?

Here's the complete ad:

We are looking for an exceptional live-in nanny to join our friendly family of four in the Scottish Borders.

We have 2 children ages 5 and 7, and live in a lovely, spacious, historic property with spectacular views.

Duties would include preparing breakfast, getting the children ready for school, dropping off and picking up from school and assisting after school, including helping with homework and getting them ready for bed.

My husband and I are both very busy professionals who are often required to work away and there are occasions, up to 4 nights per week, (weekdays only) when we will both be away and you will be at the property alone in sole charge.

You will be provided with your own comfortable room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.

We are offering a salary of £50,000 gross per annum and 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays) for the right person.

We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years. We were told it was 'haunted' when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless. 5 nannies have left the role in the last year, each citing supernatural incidents as the reason, including strange noises, broken glass and furniture moving. This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven't personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we've been out of the house, but we're happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it's important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person.

We are keen to find the perfect long-term nanny, so if you'd like to be considered for this rewarding and exciting position, please do get in touch with us.

Response to this advertisement has been incredible, with more than 2000 applicants within the last three weeks, prompting the family to halt all further resumes but thanking all for their interest and support during a difficult period.

I can just hear the phantom coins jingling in the pockets of those wishing to exploit this situation for their own financial gain under the guise of caring and sincere employment desires. Do you think the family was wrong to solicit in this manner or is this the perfect Hollywood setup for the new Mrs. Doubtfire sequel?

(Via io9)