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02-12-2007, 05:07 PM
The Skull Kingdom auction turned out to be a near disaster. The property inside sold for a total of $33,000.00 and the owners of Skull Kingdom got upset. They thought they'd fetch about $100,000.0 so they got a bit upset when the high bid ended up at 33,000.00.

Then the owners tried to say certain things where not included, but the whole thing got resolved in the end and everyone is happy. The building will be torn down soon and the new owners of the guys of Skull Kingdom are taking everything include the famous Skull on the front of the building.

I dont' know why they didn't auction it off piece by piece but they didn't. Now they have to live with the results.

About 30 people showed up for the auction with about 18 registered buyers.

Interesting stuff.


02-12-2007, 05:13 PM
That is pretty sad...

02-12-2007, 05:47 PM
So if you are a betting man, what will Screamworks go for?



02-12-2007, 05:52 PM
Oh my, What a shame. I think they would of gotten more if it was piece by piece. Too bad I dont live in FL I would of went.

02-12-2007, 06:12 PM
Mansion: $25,000.00

Pirate: $25,000.00

Tunnel: $7000.00

Chainlink Maze: $12,000.00

Last attraction can't remember the name: $12,000.00

Lets play the price is right.


Greg Chrise
02-12-2007, 06:14 PM
From what I have seen they only go to individual lots if no one bids on the whole thing. Plus there would have to be a higher number of people to buy all the smaller lots.

Greg Chrise
02-12-2007, 06:21 PM
All 5 attractions for $12,000. And I feel bad about it but, this is what I have seen everywhere. And they make you leave the trailers as someone already bought them, so you have to get a trailer and move everything in 24 hours.

Auctions are not the way to go.

Jim Warfield
02-12-2007, 06:43 PM
There was a car junkyard near here 20 years ago. The "collection" were 1.200 cars from Model "T" Fords to Chyrsler air-flows, Hudsons, Packhards, ex cetra.
It was a three-day auction, two bidders, junkers, got almost every bid but after awhile if someone expressed an intrest in a particulair car the junkers would let them have it, usually.
The 1941 Packhard went for $341.oo, it was all in one-piece, a complete car, it looked pretty good.
The second day of the auction word had spread that the price of scrap steel in New York had dropped, both junkers lowered their bids considerably.
The auction wasn't quite over when the crew working for the one junker began yanking their cars out.
A week or two later his check bounced.
Half of the items "sold" were never paid for.
That is where I got the 5 1949-51 Hudsons I decorated the house with.

Haunted Nashville
02-12-2007, 07:21 PM
I can't see paying more than $50,000 for all of the Screamworks stuff combined. I saw it back in Novenber and was not impressed.

02-12-2007, 09:52 PM
So Larry..... Do you know who bought it and what their intentions are?


Jim Warfield
02-12-2007, 10:34 PM
After Dwight Eisenhower's inaguration a man bought the wooden, purpose-built reveiwing stand, cut the lumber into small pieces and thought he could sell them as souveneers, he couldn't.
People often buy things for all the wrong reasons, but hey, if they are spending their own hard-earned...
If they fleeced a group of investors or took it from Grandma's purse.......
In the last 20 years all the bank account embezzlers were all children and relatives of the people whose accounts got robbed, children working in the bank! (Looking for that mere little "slap" on the wrists, time off for good behavior?)

Greg Chrise
02-12-2007, 11:26 PM
After Abraham Lincoln was assasinated, a little display of what was in his pockets was offered to see. There was the normal watches and pen knives and odd bits but, what stood out was a confederate $5 bill.

Just earlier, he had taken a wagon to Richmond Virginia to see what the capital of the other side had been. Mostly black people came to great him and one older man came up and handed him the $5 confederate money and said he had been saving this money to buy his freedom and you earned it.

The moral of the story, when it is all over people look at your stuff.

This has nothing to do with this topic. I just thought since we were bringing up history moments I would just get that off my chest. My next report will be on how Penguins regulate their body temperature. It's quite detailed research.

Greg Chrise
02-12-2007, 11:38 PM
Really it's amazing, every little penguin feather has a shaft with dowm in it and every feather has a muscle that allows the feathers to be pulled in tight or raised up open to cool the body. Generally like most animals, they can only shiver so long before they come sick so if penguins have bald spots it is better that they don't go to Transworld.

Jim Warfield
02-13-2007, 02:33 AM
If Penguins have balled "Spots"?
" Those women took an oath!" Batman said!

02-13-2007, 05:47 PM
A post on Chainsawwolf said that the new owners of Skull Kingdom are going to resell most of the stuff. They will make back their money and keep some things that they wanted. This came from a guy who worked there and was helping at the action.

02-13-2007, 06:03 PM
How and where will they be unloading what they don't want?

02-14-2007, 04:59 PM
I'll post when I find out.

02-18-2007, 09:34 PM
mabie yall can pitch in and buy me that winged demon.man im gonna miss skull kingdom,i went every year.there really wasnt that much inside the place tho.besides the giant facade,there wasnt really that many props.you didnt get the location with the auction,and needed to be torn down in 14 days,i kinda think they did ok with 38k or whatever it was,unless that skull facade was built to be taken apart and moved then i would say they got a fair deal