The property in question is the village of Johnsonville set along the Moodus River in East Haddam, Connecticut.

The 62-acre piece of land was established in the 1830s and had been abandoned for the past 16 years.

The village sale took place on and the starting bid was USD 8,00,000. The buyer will get, in addition to the Victorian and colonial-style homes, a restaurant, a general store, a one-room schoolhouse, and a chapel.

In the 1960s, millionaire Ray Schmitt bought Johnsonville and tried turning it into a tourist attraction, but the idea failed.

After his death in 1998, Johnsonville turned into a ghost town.

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