Saturday, 18 June 2011

The Phantom's properties

The Phantom—The Ghost Who Walks, The Man Who Cannot Die and Guardian of the Eastern Dark—lives in an expansive skull cave in the deepest recesses of the African jungle and owns a mountain-high mesa in America called Walker's Table, an Isle of Eden where wild animals live in harmony and a medieval castle in the ancient world.

If the Phantom were real, what would his properties be worth today? Your guess is as good as mine. But let me guess first: even a simple Return on Investment would be staggering. Correct me if I am wrong: while Eden was created by Kit Walker, our 21st century Phantom, Walker's Table and the old castle were founded or discovered by his father or forefathers. Imagine their value in 2011.

If hit by recession, here's what the Phantom could do with his real estate: rent it out. The Isle of Eden can serve as a tourist hot spot with an African safari; the old palace can be leased out to Hollywood and Bollywood for film shoots; and Walker's Table can be rented out to NASA.

And the skull cave? Let's first get past Guran and the Bandar tribe—the pygmy people with poison arrows and the Phantom's Secret Service—then we'll see.

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