- The three-bedroom home is located in Liverpool, Merseyside
A house has been listed for auction with pictures of a ‘bloodied handprint’ in the bathroom and splatters down another wall.
Prospective buyers were scrolling through properties online when they saw concerning red marks that they couldn’t ignore on a three-bedroom home in Liverpool, Merseyside.
A photo of the bathroom shows a bright red handprint smeared above the sink and another image reveals spurts of red liquid dripping down a wall.
The mystery red marks in the property, which is listed for auction at £40,000, sparked speculation amongst house-hunters.
However, the estate agent thinks it is probably just red paint and part of a prank pulled by locals.
One househunter questioned if was a ‘prank’ on them or if it was indeed a real crime scene.
Others said they also spotted the red marks when they were searching for a house, while one even said they’d be happy to buy it for that price even if it was real blood.
An online post highlighting the alarming features said: ‘Crime scene Liverpool. Reckon the estate agent is having a laugh?’
Another househunter commented: ‘I saw this one recently during my search for a house. We said the same thing about the blood.’
A second said: ‘I wonder how much it will sell for at auction. I wasn’t aware you could still buy houses so cheap! I’d take on a crime scene for that price!’
Although a third speculated: ‘It’s too little an amount to be arterial spray. Imagine going to view that and seeing it. You’d get a bit of a fright.’
London-based estate agents McHugh & Co auctioneer Sam Santana said he believes it to be red paint but admits he doesn’t know what’s happened at the property.
He didn’t notice the bizarre marks when his firm uploaded the listing but the images remain live on both their own site and Rightmove.
Estate agent Sam said: ‘It’s definitely not a joke from us and I didn’t notice it in the images myself.
‘As an advertising agent we have a duty to show everyone every room of the house.
‘It might be a prank by some locals or something because it looks like red paint on the wall rather than blood.
‘We wouldn’t know what’s happened in the house.
‘Usually this sort of property that needs doing up would be picked up by a property company then sold at auction.’
MailOnline has contacted McHugh & Co for a comment.