"The house intrigues me," she said. "I hope when I get there it continues to intrigue me."
Bryn Mickle, who appears to be almost single-handedly filling The Flint Journal with copy, tells the tale:
With a starting bid of $2,000, the house had just four bids before Grundison placed the final and winning bid.
Grundison, who lives in British Columbia, paid another $499 in closing costs and will also have to pay $626 in unpaid summer taxes.
Although she knows she is taking a risk buying a house based on a picture on the Internet, Grundison said with Gypsy Jack's colorful history she couldn't pass it up.
She has already looking for a local property manager to take a look inside and said she may fix it up as a rental, although it could be months before she gets a chance to visit her new acquisition.
But there is one thing she can't figure out given the house's lore: "Why does nobody in the United States want to buy it?" said Grundison.
Ahh, that's a good question, Susanne, but I'm sure the answer will be revealed on your first visit to The Vehicle City when you discover that the house is in a lot worse shape than the outdated eBay photo led you to believe. But let's not be negative. Here's hoping this is the start of better days for the former home of Gypsy Jack.