We New Englanders are a suspicious lot. If someone were to offer 100 acres of land for a mere $250,000, nearly all of us would want to know what’s wrong with it.
There’s presumably very little wrong with the lot, located in beautiful Plainfield, New Hampshire, except for one small detail, reports The Boston Globe:
Prospective bidders were not allowed to tour the properties, in part because the US Marshals Service raised the possibility that explosives or other booby traps could be buried on the residential property.
The former owners were Ed and Elaine Brown, who decided they would stop paying taxes. When the federal government objected to that idea, the couple decided to gear up with arms and explosives. They also invited swarms of anti-government activists come to the property, ready to fight any federal agents who decided to drop by.
If you don’t recall how the 2007 standoff ended, the Globe offers this wonderfully understated explanation:
The Browns were ultimately captured by undercover agents posing as pizza deliverymen.
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