“It does seem kind of scary looking, like it’s haunted,” Neighbors fed up with abandoned home

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It leaks, creaks and nearly makes neighbors shriek. They say every block has one and, for those on Park Drive in Norman, the problem home is 412.

"It does seem kind of scary looking, like it's haunted," said Aaron McCracken, who passes by the home daily.

"[You] see a bunch of random cats, maybe some homeless people ever so often," said neighbor James Takahata. "There's some weird things that go on here."

One things neighbors haven't spotted is an owner of the house - not for many years, anyway.

Stacked up phone books and aging newspapers tell a story of abandonment on the porch. Now, neighbor Robert Cole wants to change that story.

"I have, myself, seen squirrels climb in and out of the hole in the roof," Cole said. "The neighborhood is vulnerable."

It's not just critter's Cole's afraid of, though. With many of the windows in the house busted out, he believes they have more than stray squirrels to worry about.

"I noticed the windows were broken out on the ground floor and thought, 'Well, that doesn't happen by itself,'" Cole said. "I wonder if anyone's been in there."

Cole filed a complaint on the house, using the City of Norman's website.

Complaints like Cole's are forwarded to the Norman's Code Compliance Department.

Department officials confirmed with NewsChannel 4 they received Cole's complaint. In fact, they said they began looking into the home the day before, after an investigator found possible code violations.

Getting the home back in decent shape will be a long road. But, one man's trash, spark's another man's curiosity.

"I think it looks interesting and adds more character to the block so to speak," McCracken said.

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