Listen up interested members of the GAC! For a reported $80 million, you could now be the proud owner of Romania’s famed Bran Castle.
“If someone comes in with a reasonable offer, we will look at who they are, what they are proposing, and will seriously entertain the idea,” Mark Meyer, of Herzfeld and Rubin, told The Telegraph. The New York law firm is handling the sale for current owners Archduke Dominic and his family.
Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans has been known to dabble in haunted real estate, recently purchasing a house known as “Indiana’s Portal to Hell.” This Romanian estate, a much more significant acquisition, would come with the worldwide reputation as Dracula’s Castle.
Ghost Adventures fans will recall that Zak, Nick and Aaron have already traveled to Transylvania to investigate Hunedoara Castle, where Vlad the Impaler was held prisoner. They recorded EVPs in the dungeon that sounded like tortured voices and even traveled to Vlad Dracula’s final resting place.
Located on a Romanian hilltop between the borders of Transylvania and Wallachia, Bran Castle, on the other hand, has earned its fame thanks to the likeness it bears to author Bram Soker’s description of Dracula’s lair.
Stoker wrote, “The castle is on the very edge of a terrific precipice … as far as the eye can reach is a sea of green treetops, with occasionally a deep rift where there is a chasm. Here and there are silver threads where the rivers wind in deep gorges through the forests.”
Could Dracula’s castle be Zak’s next real estate transaction? We know $80 million is a big price tag (one the Romanian government may not even fork over), but he did describe it as his ultimate summer destination if money were no object!
“[I’d] rent out Dracula’s castle in Romania and seal myself in there for 3 months. [I’d] similuate living 500 years ago and live by the medieval Code of Chivalry. No modern technology or electricity. Just candles. And hire people to simulate an army, knights, servants, etc. The whole 9 yards.”
Alas, it seems Archduke Dominic wishes to turn it into a major tourist destination (significantly increasing its current 560,000 yearly visitors) so it’s unlikely anyone would have it all to themselves, but at least he’d surely get another investigation out of it!
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