Are you in the market for some HOT property?
(Play along with me here).
There’s a woman in Spain who has a sizzling deal for you.
Let’s just say that her idea of real estate gives “outpost” a whole new meaning …
More like, ah, Outer Limits.
Maria Angeles Duran of Madrid, age 54, is subdividing the sun.
Yes, that’s right—THE sun.
You’re probably waiting for the punch line, but this isn’t a joke.
Apparently, Duran has been selling 11-square-foot parcels of prime solar property (which she claims to own) for about $1 apiece … on (you guessed it) eBay.
The global marketplace just went intergalactic.
But, wait …
How, exactly, does one take possession of the sun?
(Where there’s a will …)
Duran staked her claim to the fiery frontier by way of a loophole in the UN’s Outer Space Treaty, which states that no nation can own a heavenly body.
Now you know.
The treaty, however, says nothing about individual celestial tenure.
Duran, quite simply, called dibs.
According to various online sources, she accrued some 600 online orders before “the powers-that-Bay” suspected a scam and, dashing many a dream, suspended Duran’s account.
Incensed at what she perceives as injustice, Duran is now suing eBay for damages, and a court in Madrid will consider her case to determine if eBay violated the terms of its seller agreement.
As for ownership of the sun, the verdict is still out—WAY out.
And Duran is purportedly still selling pieces of the ultimate pyromaniac’s paradise on her own website.
Get ’em while they’re hot!