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Wanted: Replacement nanny No. 6. Must not be afraid of ghosts.

In 2015’s “Crimson Peak,” Mia Wasikowska stars as a young woman swept away to a haunted house. If you’re looking for your own ghost story, a family in Scotland has placed an advertisement for a live-in nanny at their “haunted” house – the last five nannies reportedly all fled.
In 2015’s “Crimson Peak,” Mia Wasikowska stars as a young woman swept away to a haunted house. If you’re looking for your own ghost story, a family in Scotland has placed an advertisement for a live-in nanny at their “haunted” house – the last five nannies reportedly all fled. Legendary Pictures

If you’re a nanny looking for employment, a Scottish couple may have the perfect opening for you. Well, except for the ghosts.

A help wanted ad on Childcare.co.uk seeks a live-in nanny for a family of four with two children ages 5 and 7 living in a small village in Scotland. The family lives in a “lovely, spacious, historic property in a remote spot.”

Oh, and it’s haunted. The parents say they were told the house was haunted when they purchased it 10 years ago.

“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,” the ad says. The parents add they have not personally experienced any supernatural activity, but are willing to pay above the initial salary offer of 50,000 pounds to hire the right person.

The job offer also includes 28 days of vacation, plus bank holidays.

Just in case that doesn’t already sound like a horror movie plot, the ad notes the parents are often away for work and the prospective nanny would be the sole adult on the property up to four nights a week.

The Telegraph spoke to the CEO of Childcare.co.uk, who confirms the ad is legitimate. Richard Conway told the paper that, despite some skepticism, the site was able to confirm the details of the ad with the family and their previous nannies.

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