Friday the 13th was a cold day in Hell, with wind chills dipping close to negative 20 degrees, and it also marks the day that Hell was put up for sale. Livingston County resident John Colone decided to sell the small Michigan hamlet of Hell, Michigan. His asking price is set at $999,666. Hell, Michigan, is a thriving destination point for tourists. Going to Hell, Michigan, is number 16 on the Ultimate Michigan Bucketlist.
— Buy Michigan Now (@BuyMichiganNow) October 31, 2014
— Paul Walker (@PKWalk) January 26, 2015
“It’s a hell of a deal,” Rick Beaudin, of Remax Platinum, to the Lansing State Journal. Beaudin is one of the agents who is handling the sale of Hell.
FOR SALE: Own a huge piece of Hell…Michigan. STORY: http://t.co/VEOOHPyTVi pic.twitter.com/H7fcPclxrl
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) February 13, 2015
Under Colone’s ownership, Hell has gained international attention, according to WHMI News. Hell, Michigan, hosts regular annual events that keep with the theme of the town, including the annual Hearse Parade. Last year according to a report in the Detroit Free Press, a group of hearse collectors gathered in Hell to break a world record at Hellfest 2014.
Going for Guinness record– parade of hearses today in Hell, Michigan. 13th annual Hellfest. pic.twitter.com/gMqm85lUjI
— RICHARD ROGERS (@RRNEWS12) September 20, 2014
Hellfest featured a creepy art fair, a costume contest, and toasty campfires. Each year, bikers come from far and wide to attend the Blessed in Hell motorcycle event.
From yesterday’s outing. Doing a handstand at The Gates Of Hell in Hell Michigan pic.twitter.com/oItn8xmtKY
— Elona (@ElonaWWPS) October 18, 2014
The sale of Hell includes all buildings except the Dam Site Inn. The new owner of Hell will reign over Screams Ice Cream and Diner, a miniature golf course, the wedding chapel where couples travel from around the country to “tie the knot” in Hell, and a souvenir shop. In addition to the real estate, the sale of Hell includes the rights to all slogans, products, marketing resources such as the “Go to Hell, Michigan” Facebook page and website, that Colone and his team from Hell have worked to build over nearly two decades.
Souvenir: A postcard from Hell (Michigan) pic.twitter.com/GgoAAGJEsw
— Anna Piszczkiewicz (@katania) December 28, 2014
perks of living in michigan: theres an actual city called Hell pic.twitter.com/32gYWm3Bc2
— ally~ (@xallymariex) November 13, 2014
“Hell for Sale $999,666.66 and if you can’t afford to buy 5 acres in Hell you can always purchase a Square Inch of Hell for $6.66….Always a helluva Deal!”
“I’m from Hell Michigan” “No ur not, that’s not an actual place” orly? pic.twitter.com/0fPenfJn8S
— Greg (@Planker69420) August 13, 2014
Check out this video feature about Hell, Michigan, from the Travel Channel, and read an earlier Inquisitr article about an entire town that was up for sale in Wyoming for only $1.5 million.
[Photo via Hell’s Facebook page]