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A house on the real estate market in Marietta, Pennsylvania, for $297,000 comes with something you don’t see every day.

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Cave door Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

A cave.

A basement cave.

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Living room Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“Looking for that special house? Well, here it is!” the listing on Zillow.com says. “Come take a look at this contemporary home in Marietta. Starting outside, you see the beautiful patio area that opens up or closes for privacy. There is a hidden area for the trashcans too to keep the beautiful [aesthetic].”

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Living room Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house also comes with a cave that has an entrance, weirdly enough, in the living room.

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Cave door Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

Other features of the 2,178-square-foot residence include:

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  • Spacious kitchen

  • Natural light

  • Wooden beams

  • Built-in closets

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Kitchen Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

The home turned heads on the popular real estate Facebook page Zillow Gone Wild as fans were both perplexed, and a little frightened, by the unusual feature.

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Office Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“I like how they put those pics in the middle, then continue with the rest of the home tour like they didn’t just show an absolute dungeon hidden behind that door,” another pointed out.

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Balcony Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“As seen on ‘48 Hours’!” someone joked.

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Bedroom Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“I mean, if they want to sell it they should advertise it as a timeout room, guaranteed to make your children listen,” one person said.

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Cave Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“On the one hand, it’s creepy as hell,” one person said. “On the other, it could make a good wine cellar.”

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Cave Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“Aaaand … how many ghosts reside there?” another asked. “Also, on a scale of Casper to violent poltergeist, what’s the temperament? I need to know if we can chill or if I need to hire an exorcist.”

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Cave Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“They didn’t do that right,” someone said. “It would have been way cooler if they had disguised the door to the cave as a revolving bookcase.”

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Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“Cool house but you can’t convince me that Gollum isn’t coming out of that cave at night for his precious,” another joked.

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Living room Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

“Not every day you see a home complete with a place to keep your pet dragon…” one person said.

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Bathroom Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

Marietta is about 91 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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Exterior Screen grab from Zillow/MLS

This story was originally published May 2, 2022 12:37 PM.

TJ Macías is a Real-Time national sports reporter for McClatchy based out of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Formerly, TJ covered the Dallas Mavericks and Texas Rangers beat for numerous media outlets including 24/7 Sports and Mavs Maven (Sports Illustrated). Twitter: @TayloredSiren