post on Childcare.co.uk is going viral for one very spooky reason.
One lovely Scottish family is looking for a nanny for their two little children, and they're willing to pay a very generous salary.
But there's a catch. Oh boy, is there a catch.
A family of four who lives in the Scottish Borders is on the search for a nanny.
It’s a fine looking house, and the post starts out quite normal and lovely:
We are looking for an exceptional live-in nanny to join our friendly family of four in the Scottish Borders.
We have 2 children ages 5 and 7, and live in a lovely, spacious, historic property with spectacular views.
Duties would include preparing breakfast, getting the children ready for school, dropping off and picking up from school and assisting after school, including helping with homework and getting them ready for bed.
So far, so good.
My husband and I are both very busy professionals who are often required to work away and there are occasions, up to 4 nights per week, (weekdays only) when we will both be away and you will be at the property alone in sole charge.
You will be provided with your own comfortable room with en-suite bathroom and private kitchen.
We are offering a salary of £50,000 gross per annum and 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays) for the right person.
£50,000 comes out to about $84,000, a very generous salary.
So, what's the catch?
We have lived in our home for nearly 10 years. We were told it was ‘haunted’ when we bought it, but kept our minds open and decided to buy the house regardless. 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. This has obviously been a period of great upheaval for our children. We haven’t personally experienced any supernatural happenings, as they have been reported only while we’ve been out of the house, but we’re happy to pay above the asking rate, and feel it’s important to be as up-front as possible to find the right person.
Um, let's unpack this.
Five nannies — count ’em, FIVE — have quit in the last year.
The reasons they cite: strange noises, broken glass, and furniture moving.
I think a reasonable to question to ask at this juncture would be, “WTF?!”
All the supernatural activity seems to occur when the parents are out of the house.
There are a few options here.
First, maybe this is a prank. Not real at all. Just someone having a go at the vulnerable people of the Internet.
But the first portion of the post seems so earnest, so sincere. And so does the second — this poor family is forthcoming about the ghosts that torture nannies in their post to find a nanny. That can’t have been easy.