By Tiffany Chan

BOSTON (CBS) – From the outside, the property west of Boston looks like a typical suburban home atop a hill. A closer look at what was written above the “For Sale” sign had neighbors doing a double take.

“That was my first reaction, like it’s definitely haunted,” said neighbor Emily Karlsson.

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The words “Not Haunted” written in red letters certainly makes you question whether there’s something paranormal about the four bed, three bath listing in Middlesex County. Neighbors asked WBZ-TV not to reveal where the house is to protect their privacy.

A “Not Haunted” sign was placed outside this home for sale in Middlesex County (WBZ-TV)

“I was surprised and amused,” said Margot Bloomstein.

Bloomstein’s tweet of the unusual sign went viral, gaining more than 12,000 retweets in just one day.

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When asked if she thinks the home is haunted, she replied, “No, I mean, this is not ever a scary area or anything. It’s just another house.”

The sign has since been removed and those who live nearby are chalking it up to a prank. Joke or not, it’s turned a lot of heads in this quiet area.

“I stopped and thought it was a joke, but it made me laugh,” said Karlsson.

Neighbor Lyle Webster called it an unusual sales technique.

“My family has owned this land for over a century,” he said. “I’ve been through the entire property – it’s not haunted I can tell you.”

The once beautiful home boasts high ceilings, even a formal dining room. Just no ghosts.

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“I’d say, it seems like a fun prank,” said Bloomstein.

Tiffany Chan