Most STUBBORN People Refusing To Leave Their Home!

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  • Check out the most stubborn people refusing to leave their home! This top 10 list of unbelievable house
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    7. Edith Macefield
    In Seattle, Washington, a new mall complex threatened to take over the home of an 84-year-old woman named
    Edith Macefield. She was offered $1 million dollars for her home, which she had bought in 1952. However, she
    refused. In a letter, Edith claimed her mother dragged her “all the way from England” to look at the small
    house near Ballard Bridge. Her mother apparently had never had a home of her own, so Edith bought it for her.
    Perhaps this is the explanation as to why she held onto it so tenaciously.
    Construction moved forward and the mall was simply built around her little property. The foreman of the
    construction project, Barry Martin, befriended Edith. He helped her with her groceries, medications, and took
    care of her until she passed away in 2008. She was 86. It’s believed that her story inspired the Pixar film,
    Up.
    The home, which Edith called Whitewood Cottage, is now referred to as the Macefield House, the Ballard House,
    or the Up House, and was left to Barry Martin on Edith’s passing. He searched the home, looking for clues of
    Edith’s past, but only came up with more questions.
    In life, she claimed all sorts of strange stories, like riding in a hot air balloon and being a spy.
    Supposedly, she was married three times and there were three marriage certificates from three different
    countries but none had official seals.
    One especially puzzling artifact is a green notebook containing autographs, notes, and poems from actors,
    musicians, and directors, ranging from Charlie Chaplin to Katherine Hepburn. Taylor Bowie, a Seattle
    antiquarian and avid fan of old actors and musicians, examined the autograph book and said at least two-
    thirds of the signatures are authentic.
    In 2009, Martin sold the house to a businessman for $300,000 and used the money to pay for his children’s
    college education.
    However, according to its Facebook page, the mildew-ridden Macefield House still stands. Edith’s legacy,
    however, doesn’t end here. Every year in Seattle since 2013, there has been a festival called the Macefield
    Music Festival to celebrate the memory of one determined and mysterious woman.
    6. The Yang House
    At the three-storey building in Yichang, Hubei province, China has fallen victim to its own rapid urban
    development. Owned by a man named Yang, it stands in the middle of a construction site of a high-tech park at
    the bottom of a pit. He and his family have refused to move during a two-year battle with the local
    government.
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Comments • 918

  • IeatyellowSNO
    IeatyellowSNO Month ago

    Groups of people buying up all the locations, food, and we just have to watch a few become billionaires.

  • IeatyellowSNO
    IeatyellowSNO Month ago

    Barry Martin knew what he was doing.

  • IeatyellowSNO
    IeatyellowSNO Month ago

    Stubborn or standing their ground in the way of greed.

  • DsZ Gunsz123
    DsZ Gunsz123 Month ago

    I think so your stubborn because its there home not a area for anyone to live in for a day

  • Pebbles Nava
    Pebbles Nava 2 months ago

    1000th comment lol

  • TS
    TS 2 months ago

    stuart little is stubborn

  • Zimbru Gratian
    Zimbru Gratian 4 months ago

    I found a tampon in my back yard and I belive its from world war 2 its such a magnificent discover

  • Brett Augustine
    Brett Augustine 4 months ago

    #4 that's what he gets for being a greedy pos .

  • New Zealand Videos
    New Zealand Videos 4 months ago

    What have I found in my back yard you ask?.............A sewage pipe

  • Theresa Tran
    Theresa Tran 4 months ago

    I found old glass cola bottles, a Sonic cake topper, and a 6ft window curtain 😂

  • Alyssa Appleheart
    Alyssa Appleheart 5 months ago

    there is a house right next to mine that no one lives in, the owner just doesn't wanna sell it. I think when I'm a little older I'll go into the house with some friends if its still there

  • Kavish Surjoo
    Kavish Surjoo 5 months ago

    I love your voice

  • Alex Kreis
    Alex Kreis 5 months ago

    Its sweet to hear her saying one million is expensive for a house :D
    I life near Munich, Germany... In my village is not a single House which costs less than one million Euro!

  • JUSTYN VILLANUEVA
    JUSTYN VILLANUEVA 5 months ago

    I found a yellow spoon in my backyard

  • Σταυρος Ελλας

    And here in Hellas.........we have this ;)
    SEE
    www.google.com/search?q=%CE%BC%CE%B7%CF%84%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%80%CE%BF%CE%BB%CE%B5%CF%89%CF%82+%CE%B5%CE%BA%CE%BA%CE%BB%CE%B7%CF%83%CE%B1%CE%BA%CE%B9&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOtuWo5MzfAhVri8MKHWR3Bx4Q_AUIDygC&biw=1600&bih=768

  • Σταυρος Ελλας

    THEY did FUCKING AWESOME.................!!!

  • David Macdonald
    David Macdonald 5 months ago

    Number 4 worked out exactly as that greedy fuck deserved

  • Iyish June
    Iyish June 6 months ago

    Wow Ishmael Bermudez, you found it!

  • yorkthe1
    yorkthe1 6 months ago +1

    No Briggs shoild gave been WHITE!!!!

  • sherri daniel
    sherri daniel 6 months ago

    intriegued by Mr Bermudez & the Taqueta Indianof Miami. never read of them Sad our Country has covered up destroyed & hidden our rich archeological history. locked away in the Smithdonian.. many freshwater springs in Florida,the destruction for building has resulted in the many Sinkholes.Thank You
    for a special read :)

  • P- M- -Essing
    P- M- -Essing 6 months ago

    MORE COMMERCIALS!!! YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH!!! 😲😲😲

  • Gorilla Braudcast mind mutants

    These homes are an inspiration!

  • mimic lizzie
    mimic lizzie 6 months ago

    The person in the 3rd place is related to me last name wise lol

  • Dominic Altomare
    Dominic Altomare 6 months ago

    No Fs givin !!!

  • Ty Hatfield
    Ty Hatfield 6 months ago

    Tell you what some people are just really stupid. I don’t know wow

  • Khaleesi Romaerys
    Khaleesi Romaerys 6 months ago

    Austin Spriggs is a greedy mother fucker. He should habe sold it for 2million dollars instead of wanting more and more. Now they loaned money from the bank and put up a restaurant and everything falls apart. So much greed and stupidity leads to bad karma!

  • Jack 'o
    Jack 'o 6 months ago

    i found a gun

  • Jo-anne Kleynhans
    Jo-anne Kleynhans 6 months ago

    It is sad

  • Robert Barrios
    Robert Barrios 6 months ago

    Disney UP?

  • Neil Schlichting
    Neil Schlichting 6 months ago

    the house in the middle of the road, now that's iconic

  • Fix it Force Morrissey
    Fix it Force Morrissey 6 months ago

    Another copy and paste you tube channel... Get a camera!

  • Carl York
    Carl York 7 months ago

    Does anyone know about the private triangular space on the sidewalk at the corner of Christopher St. and Seventh avenue in the West Village in NYC U.S.A. ? Just like these stubborn people the owner refused to give up ownership to this spot of land about as big as a notebook No kidding 😂

  • Maria Cupo
    Maria Cupo 7 months ago

    #4 See what greed will get ya. Fucked.

  • desimaples
    desimaples 7 months ago

    Bermudez is my hero! ❤👏

  • Chris Collins
    Chris Collins 7 months ago

    Edith was born on 1922

  • THE IMAGINATIVE NATIVE
    THE IMAGINATIVE NATIVE 7 months ago

    In my country the government will take anything they want. 😏

  • John Hodge
    John Hodge 7 months ago

    This just reminds me of how the government built highways etc through black communities simple to destroy that community.

  • Davio Davinci
    Davio Davinci 7 months ago

    8 fucking ads and even 2 in sequence comon for a top 10 its overwhelming shit

  • Sean Senior
    Sean Senior 7 months ago

    The farm is called Stott hill farm Huddersfield.

  • Sean Senior
    Sean Senior 7 months ago

    Near we're I live in yorkshire they is a motorway (m62) built in the 60s. It goes around a farm because the farmer refused to sell. Also they had to build tunnels so he could graze his sheep and cattle. It's in the middle of the motorway. We always smile when we go past.

  • Keilana Andaya
    Keilana Andaya 7 months ago

    StrEet

  • User10932
    User10932 7 months ago

    Anyone else annoyed by the woman’s voice cracks ?

  • Triple Six Glock
    Triple Six Glock 7 months ago

    Hahaha spriggs was a dumb ass

  • Shard 9
    Shard 9 7 months ago

    Edith Macefield died the year that I was born

  • Ana Martinez
    Ana Martinez 7 months ago

    They are not stubborn, you should rename this video!!!

  • MagickNoire
    MagickNoire 7 months ago

    This video will need to be updated to include the Orange Cheeto when it gets impeached!!!

  • George Andersen
    George Andersen 7 months ago

    j huh h u8 poi

  • Malgudi Days
    Malgudi Days 7 months ago

    One huse india

  • Norte Por Vida
    Norte Por Vida 7 months ago

    My family has a house in which my great grandfather build in 1909 in queens is the only house on the block........ The rest is factories

  • Mark C
    Mark C 7 months ago

    Who is the narrator and why isn't she credited? I imagine she can find lots of other work if her identity was public.

  • Mr. Flesh
    Mr. Flesh 7 months ago

    It’s always that 1

  • Amiko oo
    Amiko oo 7 months ago +1

    Anyone get an ad of Asian dating . It was so informational too 😂

  • Michael Herrmann
    Michael Herrmann 7 months ago

    What kind of Croft? 10:39

  • Redstoneholiday
    Redstoneholiday 7 months ago

    The best thing have found in my backyard is a shiny rock XD

  • Liam Moore
    Liam Moore 8 months ago

    That guy befriend that old lady so he could get he's hands on her house it was obvious

  • Alex Ryan
    Alex Ryan 8 months ago

    I'm irish

  • Josemaria Ayala Montes
    Josemaria Ayala Montes 8 months ago

    I've found bullet casings in my back yard.

  • D_oory
    D_oory 8 months ago

    I found........ GRASSS in my backyard! :DD

  • Albino Topaz
    Albino Topaz 8 months ago

    I once found a pile of someone’s shit in my backyard

  • XDGaming_Otaku
    XDGaming_Otaku 8 months ago

    what i found in my backyard was the tree that went down that had me and my friends mark

  • Thats_ Savvy15
    Thats_ Savvy15 8 months ago

    Some people aren’t stubborn there just fighting for there homes and probably payed most there money for it

  • Midia Herrera
    Midia Herrera 8 months ago

    At 7:17 her voice cracked that was so funny 😂

  • Unlimited star gaming Under cover

    I doubt got no mother fucking back yard

  • potatocow 27
    potatocow 27 8 months ago

    Edith’s house is giving me more cricket greens feels than up

  • Dzuzuve Lohe
    Dzuzuve Lohe 8 months ago

    fake

  • Mr. Bob
    Mr. Bob 8 months ago

    Idk about there, But in Mississippi if the government needs to build a road or building through your house or property, they will offer payments twice then the third time they forcefully evict you and you get nothing

  • Torques Equinoxes
    Torques Equinoxes 8 months ago

    The man at 6:00 was just being greedy and lost.
    But still developers paid over $3m to a broker who bout it for $800, 000 from the bank.

  • Torques Equinoxes
    Torques Equinoxes 8 months ago

    So you're telling me this lady had no family members to left the house to but instead left it to the man who wanted to tear it down??? Why didn't she had some paper work drawn up where she accepts the 1 million but still get to live at the residence until her death then the property goes to him.
    If she really had no kin she could have donated that money to a GOOD CAUSE.
    And I believe the contractor sells the house not to arouse any suspicions which he knows would eventually be torn down or becomes part of the mall

  • Dr14t
    Dr14t 8 months ago

    All I found in my backyard is a few glass bottles

  • 420 Friendly
    420 Friendly 8 months ago

    Spielhalter would need to be spelt 'Spiegelhelter' to be pronounced how you did. Just sayin

  • Jared w
    Jared w 8 months ago

    7:50 "Spaniards" ...you anti caucasian cunt bitch!

  • Theaussiebluebottle
    Theaussiebluebottle 8 months ago

    Up in a house with drum roll please...



    Hitler

  • Andrei Tabone
    Andrei Tabone 8 months ago

    Made In China

  • Paola Velez-Mercado
    Paola Velez-Mercado 8 months ago

    Stubborn for what ? Bc they refused to leave something that means a lot to them? Not everything is about money. Some people actually get attached to houses cars etc. And that’s ok bc is THEIR things they created or buy with really hard effort.

  • martin gray
    martin gray 9 months ago

    there not stubborn they have integrity.

  • Notorious1503
    Notorious1503 9 months ago

    Lol the forman took care of her so that when she died she would give up the house and theu can built there

  • Jpablo Vargas
    Jpablo Vargas 9 months ago

    I found a shark tooth at my house

  • Roger didit
    Roger didit 9 months ago

    They should have poisoned her.

  • OWO_ Kori
    OWO_ Kori 9 months ago +1

    This is fucking crazy man

  • WhenFallGuyTalks
    WhenFallGuyTalks 9 months ago

    A home some time is full of emotional memories... Straight way telling the owner a stubborn, is STUBBORN.

  • No compliance
    No compliance 9 months ago

    Don't forget the Jew's,I no I'm Jewish.

  • TheEsyz
    TheEsyz 9 months ago

    You only had 7, so I'm really surprised Victoria Hotel wasn't mentioned.

  • Naturally Beautiful
    Naturally Beautiful 9 months ago

    They are not stubborn!

  • Jason Love
    Jason Love 9 months ago

    miss Macefield is a badass?

  • Goro Rizzi
    Goro Rizzi 10 months ago

    away principle planning begin smell rate mountain discipline wind automobile whenever determination

  • Rachelle Totsonii
    Rachelle Totsonii 10 months ago

    I'm not too sure I believe the stories in China. China being a communist country, would not allow these owners to be so defiant. I don't think this happened. Also, there laws that prohibit anyone from preventing progression. I don't know what the laws are exactly but I know they exist. Something like this happened to a home near mine. The owners tried to hold out for years. This prevented the progression of the community and a law was filed against the home owner. A judge agreed with the developer and the owner was forced to sell. Of course at a much higher offering than the others but not so outrageous that it was unattainable.

  • Mary Sunde
    Mary Sunde 10 months ago

    He was taken in that deal. Worth more

  • MNC
    MNC 10 months ago

    Austin Spriggs was a greedy idiot but Ishmael Bermudez is a smart and saint man,Edith Macefield i dont know.

  • Monique Garcia
    Monique Garcia 10 months ago

    Hib

  • Supreme Being
    Supreme Being 10 months ago

    Calling these people stubborn is rude as FUUUUCK. Just sayin

  • Wis dom
    Wis dom 10 months ago

    Ancestors and the memories stay alive in this tiny priceless space. Let her/him live for a while and respect the remaining days.

  • Tango Bango
    Tango Bango 10 months ago

    #4...see what GREED gets ya’ folks?

  • Perry Allen
    Perry Allen 10 months ago

    They are hiding something. Duh!

  • john tracy
    john tracy 10 months ago

    People have property rights in their land and homes.

  • Vader...You Seek Vader!
    Vader...You Seek Vader! 10 months ago +1

    Daaamm Spriggs, you done fucked up my G!

  • A gEnuinE wAy Intellectual

    Watch kaala movie
    How poors r killed for pvt companies project

  • Christopher O'Neill
    Christopher O'Neill 11 months ago

    The guy in number 4 is a fucking idiot.

  • Brandon Martin
    Brandon Martin 11 months ago

    What About Up?

  • LeafFanRyeGuy
    LeafFanRyeGuy 11 months ago

    So many ads.. I bet you don’t have trouble paying bills

  • mohseneman asim
    mohseneman asim 11 months ago

    UP