Thursday, April 23, 2009

Real Estate: It's got lake views, is perfect for fishing and shooting, and has a rich legacy of evil.

If you've got $255,000 on hand, perhaps you should consider this unique investment. From the Guardian:

A plot of land once owned by the self-proclaimed "most wicked man in the world" has been put up for sale, attracting interest from rock stars, developers and disciples of the dark arts.

Boleskine Bay, on Loch Ness at Foyers, was part of an estate renowned at the start of the 20th century as "a centre of black magic, evil and sorcery" under the ownership and influence of satanist Aleister Crowley. [Crowley's house, pictured above, is not part of the sale – CRwM]

The "Beast of Boleskine", who died in 1947, owned Boleskine Estate between 1899 and 1913, during which time he tried to smother the Highlands in black magic by coaxing out the forces of evil.

The estate, once the home of millionaire rock star Jimmy Page, has been linked to a number of incidents over the years, including at least two violent deaths.

As well as black magic rituals to invoke the four princes of evil, Crowley and his devil-worshipping followers used the estate to make talismans and offered animal sacrifices to Satan.

"The demons and evil forces had congregated round me so thickly that they were shutting off the light. It was a comforting situation. There could be no more doubt of the efficiency of the operation," Crowley wrote of his experiments at the estate.

Now, a 1.9-acre plot on the former estate has been put on the market for £176,000 with planning permission for a three-bedroom log house, and 140ft of the Loch Ness foreshore.

That's right: For a single price you get Crowley, Loch Ness, and the Led! That's a steal, my friend.

As a slightly meta-aside, as this blog approaches its third year, this will mark only the second time ever that I've been able to use the "real estate" subject tag. In tribute, here's a darn catchy tune from alt-rapper Cadence Weapon: "Real Estate."

1 comment:

Toronto Real Estate said...

Wow, interesting offer. Sounds spooky though. I'd be a little scared to live at such a place...haha. Anyways, thanks for the cool article.

Take care, Elli