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Potential buyers spooked by Michael Jackson’s 'spirit' after Neverland ranch goes on the market for €92m

The ghost of Michael Jackson is scaring off the potential buyers of his Neverland Ranch is California, according to his neighbour who believes his spirit is still roaming the halls.

Marie Andrade said that workers on the ranch, which is now on the market for €92m, have often spotted the Prince of Pop walking through the grounds of the 2,700-acre estate.

“Michael is there, his presence, his moves and his breath. Many of the workers around the property have seen him, and they talk about him living there. It does spook many of them out.”

The Thriller musician bought the estate in 1987 for $19.5m (€17.75m) and rechristened it ‘Neverland’. He extensively renovated the mansion and its grounds, developing a carnival, a working steam train and a 50 seat cinema. The estate also housed many exotic animals including chimpanzees and elephants.

A source from a Californian estate agent told The Daily Star: “Local people say that Jackson’s spirit has been haunting his estate and favourite hangouts since he died.

“Investors and visitors considered buying the property are warned that workers on the ranch have claimed the King of Pop haunts the premises.”

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LOS OLIVOS, CA - NOVEMBER 18 :  Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is shown November 18, 2003 outside of Santa Barbara, California. Police armed with a search warrant swarmed Jackson's sprawling home in the Santa Ynez Valley. One media report said the warrant was tied to allegations brought by a 12-year-old boy.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS OLIVOS, CA - NOVEMBER 18 : Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is shown November 18, 2003 outside of Santa Barbara, California. Police armed with a search warrant swarmed Jackson's sprawling home in the Santa Ynez Valley. One media report said the warrant was tied to allegations brought by a 12-year-old boy. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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TO GO WITH AFP DOUNIAMAG STORY US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

TO GO WITH AFP DOUNIAMAG STORY US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009:  The gates to singer Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been turned into a memorial as seen in this 2009 Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, early morning summer photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009: The gates to singer Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been turned into a memorial as seen in this 2009 Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, early morning summer photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

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A Normandy-style main house sits on the property, which has an estimated 22 structures on its grounds.

Neverland also features two lakes, a swimming pool, a basketball court, and a tennis court.

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105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

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LOS OLIVOS, CA - NOVEMBER 18 :  Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is shown November 18, 2003 outside of Santa Barbara, California. Police armed with a search warrant swarmed Jackson's sprawling home in the Santa Ynez Valley. One media report said the warrant was tied to allegations brought by a 12-year-old boy.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

LOS OLIVOS, CA - NOVEMBER 18 : Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is shown November 18, 2003 outside of Santa Barbara, California. Police armed with a search warrant swarmed Jackson's sprawling home in the Santa Ynez Valley. One media report said the warrant was tied to allegations brought by a 12-year-old boy. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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TO GO WITH AFP DOUNIAMAG STORY US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

TO GO WITH AFP DOUNIAMAG STORY US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009:  The gates to singer Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been turned into a memorial as seen in this 2009 Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, early morning summer photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009: The gates to singer Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been turned into a memorial as seen in this 2009 Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, early morning summer photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

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TO GO WITH AFP DOUNIAMAG STORY US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

TO GO WITH AFP DOUNIAMAG STORY US popstar Michael Jackson addresses a press conference at the O2 arena in London, on March 5, 2009. Pop megastar Michael Jackson announced Thursday he will play a series of comeback concerts in London in July, his first major shows for over a decade. Four years after his infamous child abuse trial, the 50-year-old eccentric singer confirmed he will play 10 gigs at the giant London O2 arena starting on July 8. AFP PHOTO/Carl de Souza (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

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LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009:  The gates to singer Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been turned into a memorial as seen in this 2009 Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, early morning summer photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

LOS OLIVOS, SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, CA - 2009: The gates to singer Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch have been turned into a memorial as seen in this 2009 Los Olivos, Santa Barbara County, California, early morning summer photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

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105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

105147 04: An aerial shot of the Never Land Valley Ranch is displayed October 6, 1991 in Los Olivos, CA. Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky in Michael Jackson's Never Land Valley Ranch amid tight security. (Photo by Douglas Burrows/Liaison)

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Neverland Ranch, California USA

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