What will become of Holy City bought by billionaire Scientologist Bob Duggan? - 2016-08-18
After a decade on the market, the storied ghost town of Holy City — once the site of a flamboyant Nazi sympathizer and his oddball mix of roadside amenities including a small zoo and a peep show — has a new owner.
But what buyers Robert and Trish Duggan, billionaires and top donors to the Church of Scientology, have in store for the rustic 142 acres off Highway 17 that they acquired for $6 million cash — almost half the $11 million 2006 asking price — remains a mystery.
And that has speculation running rampant among neighbors who've grown accustomed to it as a quiet, forgotten place among the redwoods.