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This 82-Year-Old Homeowner Is Going Viral For Staying In His House Even Though It's Hanging Off A Cliff

Three huge cliffside homes in Dana Point, California, are teetering off the edge of a cliff after heavy rains caused a mudslide.

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The pictures are pretty terrifying.

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Like, these houses are ON THE EDGE.

Aerial view of a large house perched on the edge of an eroded cliff
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Lewis Bruggeman, 82, is going viral because he's not leaving his house.

Coastal cliffside with houses perched on the edge overlooking the ocean waves below
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"The house is fine. It's not threatened. It will not be red-tagged," he told KCAL.

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City Manager Mike Killebrew said the city has sent engineers and building inspectors to the site and deemed the area safe. He emphasized, "Currently, the city has confirmed that there is no imminent threat to that home."

Aerial view of a coastal home next to a large landslide area
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The houses may not technically be in danger now, but the area is forecast to get more rain this week...

Aerial view of coastal homes on the edge of a cliff with visible erosion
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So the question remains: Would you stay in this house?