A recent Zillow listing warns potential buyers not to bother asking about the mysterious occupant living upstairs, rent-free. The listing has since been edited, but once stated:
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.)
If you’re looking for insight from the real estate agent, he’s not much help. Randal Longo, the man who listed the property, has since confirmed he has no clue what’s going on. “[The owner’s] got some mystery tenant up there that apparently he can’t answer many questions about, which is kind of strange,” Longo told a local newspaper.
“Kind of strange” might be putting it lightly. The tenant has doesn’t pay rent, and potential buyers aren’t allowed to see the space above the house he occupies. Kind of strange indeed.
An earlier listing of the same property states the mysterious man is an artist. Or, is he? At this point, we’re not even sure the enigmatic being is human.