10/27/2011 10:39 am ET Updated Dec 27, 2011

6 Creepy Things Found By New Homeowners

Approximately 99 percent of haunted house stories begin the same way: The owners move into a house that seems too good to be true. Then there is some foreshadowing via rumors from the neighbors, and finally a gruesome discovery.

But that chain of events isn't just the stuff of movies and campfire stories. Real homeowners have moved into their new digs only to find horrors like strange ooze dripping from the walls, creepy snakes and the mummified body of a previous owner.