Listen Now: The Clown Motel
Looking for a good scare? How about a motel full of clowns with a couple of ghosts mixed in? Twenty years ago Bob Perchetti opened the clown motel in a small Nevada town halfway between Las Vegas and Reno. Now it’s on the market for $900,000 and available for anyone who doesn’t mind being surrounded day and night by clowns. Bob says he has always been fond of clowns and began decorating the motel with them from his own family’s collection. Over the years that collection grew and now everything from the sign outside to the lobby to each and every room is covered with clowns.
And here’s the catch. They aren’t coming down. Bob says as part of the deal whoever buys the property must keep the clowns intact. And that isn’t the only selling point.
The motel is located right next door to the first town cemetery which was established in the early 1900’s. Now it’s a popular spot for ghost hunters who come from all over to see if the stories are true and guaranteeing the new owner a few guests.
CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.