Presence at a deserted house

This old, dilpadiated house in Woodside has been abandoned for years.  The local children whisper about it being haunted.  This morning, there was a pair if shoes left outside near the curb.  There was no sign of the person who had been wearing them and no signs of life from inside of the home.  There were no signs of foul play, but it was troubling to think of the history of the house and what could have happened to the person who dared to tread on the property.