It's official—Hell is for sale (or at least a large portion of it) and it's not cheap. In February, on Friday the 13th, owner John Colone announced he would be selling the small town of Hell, Michigan for the infernal-sounding figure of $999,666. Colone says he's ready to retire from his post as unofficial mayor of the halloween-themed tourist destination in Livingston County, and is working with a realtor apparently known as the "Pinckney Pirate."
The five acre property ("Down North in Hell"), which is not to be confused with Hell, California, includes Damnation "University" (Dam U), Scream's Ice Cream and Diner, the Helloween Hell Souvenirs Shop, a mini golf course, and naturally, a chapel. Colone's take on that last item is, "Marriages that start in hell have nowhere to go but up."
Also included in the listing are merchandising rights to "Hell" as well as its websites and social media accounts. A performance group which puts on an art show called "DAMNED: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness" launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their purchase and help create a new "Hell on Earth". How sweet.