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"Mr. Slonem says that one morning he went swimming and saw faces looking at him from the trees, and a psychic friend later identified them as slaves who died in an epidemic. He’s also seen a woman in a blue antebellum dress passing through. He says that not only do these old houses choose you, but somehow you are metaphysically adopted by all the families that lived in them before, and those people tell you what they think.
He is aware that most people consider this spiritual world mumbo jumbo? 'Listen, if I cared what most people thought at this point in my life I would be in a straitjacket,' Mr. Slonem says. 'I don’t care anymore'."
Above, Countess Xacha, a 1920s spiritualist who predicted the artist would buy the home above.