Last post on the haunted mansion
Okay, this is the last word on this, but it looks like commenter Jae was right. According to Steven Novella at the always excellent Rogues Gallery, Anwar Rashid had filed for bankruptcy. Looks like he couldn’t quite afford that mansion after all, so he defaulted on the loan and made up a story about ghosts.
It turns out that Anwar Rashid is in bankruptcy. The following is from public records posted on Richard Dawkins.net:
7 (17.09.2007) BANKRUPTCY NOTICE entered under section 86(2) of the
Land Registration Act 2002 in respect of a pending action, as the
title of the proprietor of the registered estate appears to be
affected by a petition in bankruptcy against Anwar Rashid
presented in the High Court (Court Reference Number 9623 of 2007 )
Incredible, the amount of bullshit that can spew from someone’s mouth when they are trying to get out of trouble. Considering the amount of play this story has gotten, the better financial decision may have been to start offering tours for $50 a pop.