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A Thrift Store in Texas Has Had a Haunted Couch in Its Stock for Ten Years

“A lot of people don't want to have anything to do with it, especially when you show them the blood stain under the cushion.”

The Consignment Furniture Showroom in Waco, Texas has long been a great place to pick up affordable things for the home. The store's stock is constantly updated with a new selection of donated items. However, one item, a seemingly normal looking couch, hasn't been purchased since it was dropped off 10 years ago. The reason for this isn't the typical reason a priced to sell couch hasn't been snapped up like strange stains, smells, or lumps, but because it's haunted—or so the store's co-owner Colton Burch says. 

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In 2007 local news source KWTX spoke with the previous owner of the couch who told them he made the decision to get rid of it after strange things began happening in his home. According to the man (who chose to remain anonymous) his home was filled with an odd sulphur smell after bringing in the couch and he started to notice that his cellphone signal would go down the closer he got to it. Once things escalated and his kitchen cabinets started opening and closing on their own, he knew it was time to get rid of the thing. 

“A lot of people don't want to have anything to do with it, especially when you show them the blood stain under the cushion.” —Colton Burch in a quote to KWTX
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The couch has become a tourist attraction of sorts in Waco. Many customers come in just to dare each other to sit on it, according to the store's owners. At one point, a team of ghost hunters were even brought in to examine the item. After running tests on a gruesome looking stain under one of the cushions, it was determined that the stain was in fact blood. There are also reports of a bullet hole in the back of the couch.

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As of now the couch is no longer for sale, although Burch claims one customer did offer $3,000 for it, which he declined. Are you brave enough to make an offer? 

Published on 19 Jul 2017

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