In Snowtown, South Australia, there sits a bank building connected to a four-bedroom house that hasn’t been occupied since the late ’90s. Time to sell that thing! It is, after all, a historical landmark: It’s the site where 11 people were gruesomely tortured and murdered. And not just your run-of-the-mill torture and murder, either. These guys — John Justin Bunting, Robert Joe Wagner, Mark Ray Haydon, James Spyridon Vlassakis, et al. — chopped up bodies and dissolved them in hydrofluoric acid after crushing toes with pliers, sticking firecrackers in their penises and, of course, eating their flesh.
No matter. Check out the delightful tour of the house:
Great selling point, Agent Nigel. Do people actually go for pitches like this?
When Whitney Houston died, her house was immediately put on the market with lots of colorful language about the star’s “fall from grace.” When there’s history like the Snowtown murders connected to a property for sale, you’ve gotta cover your tracks and say, “Yeah, OK, some real Breaking Bad shit happened here,” but showing the acid-resistant (movie-prop) plastic barrels does not make me want to build a PlayPlace for my kids anywhere nearby.