A Texas ghost town has been sold for US$3million on eBay. Albert, a town 62 miles outside San Antonio, was sold by estate agent Bobby Cave, its current owner, as he said he was ready to move on to his next project. Included in the sale are an icehouse created from the frame of the old general store, the schoolhouse attended by Lyndon Johnson, an 85-year-old dance hall, a tractor shed and a three-bedroom house, together with peach and pecan orchards. The current population of the town is Mr Cave, and a groundskeeper at weekends.
Despite the auction not having met its reserve price, this is being widely reported as a done deal, though Mr Cave told reporters he was still verifying the identity of the Italian high bidder. Lets hope this ghost town doesn’t end up with a ghost bidder.