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Old Yesterday, 05:56 AM   #1
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Bishop Castle No Longer Bishop Castle!?

From reading the article, I can't tell if Jim Bishop got conned, or if its just seller's remorse. I would have NEVER thought he would give up his castle willingly, though.

http://www.koaa.com/story/28895416/b...ts-a-new-owner
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Old Yesterday, 06:04 AM   #2
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Merrill's a prick. A church? WTF?
Jim might be a bit odd but a good egg.
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 AM   #3
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Did this guy get it for free? It doesn't seem like money changed hands either, flat out con.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 AM   #4
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Did this guy get it for free? It doesn't seem like money changed hands either, flat out con.
Article doesn't say anything about money, just changing ownership. Hopefully more details come out about it. Definitely sounds fishy to me :(
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Old Yesterday, 06:25 AM   #5
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Wow what a bummer. He poured his heart and soul into that castle. Would have never thought he'd sign anything like that. Must be hurting pretty bad. Sad
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Old Yesterday, 06:29 AM   #6
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Some videos by David Merrill, seems he had an interest for awhile





Bishop Castle fb: https://www.facebook.com/bishopcastl...95016443894787
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Old Yesterday, 06:58 AM   #7
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Imagine what would have happened to that Merrill fellow if he had tried this when Bishop wasn't sick...
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Jim is a nut, but I don't think they would willingly sign anything over and this guy claims they asked the right questions but that is his claim what proof of that? I'm guessing he kicked them off the land...and as Jim is a very religious man and believing that he is doing Gods work I don't see him signing it over either.

As other stated if no money changed hands and this guy already looking to complete it with crews and stuff he plans to "charge" money to see it and make it an attracting. Plus he changed the name...WTF Yeah I don't see Jim Bishop going along with this. Plus they used the donations from the castle for charitable causes...so now that is gone.

If this guy was a "FRIEND" of Jim he would just hand the deed back over and say "sorry there must of been confusion" assuming no money changed hands. I hope a lawyer gets involved and sues this Merrill guy and/or I hope Jim which has a write to these papers releases them for all to see. In his condition and state of mind he might not of been in the best mental health to make a call like signing the deed over.

Has anyone tried to go there, are you blocked now?
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I didn't see the link under the video above at first this is what it says.

Regarding the bit on KOAA tonight, I didn't see it and can not find it to watch so I can't comment directly on it however.

In my dad's weakened state from his illness, an acquaintance of his talked him into making ( what he believed)was a TRUST to protect the castle in case things took a turn for the worse with his health. This man, David Merrill, made himself trustee and was to only attend to the up keep of the castle. But now he is claiming to be the owner and has started to change things on and around the castle including the name.
David Merrill is FIRED as TRUSTEE he is NOT the owner of Bishop Castle.
If anyone sees him at Bishop Castle he is NOT welcome.

BISHOP CASTLE, Jim and Phoebe Bishop were preyed upon by this man.
This is what Jim Bishop wants. He is getting better day by day and will be back at his castle soon.
Valerie.. https://www.facebook.com/bishopcastl...95016443894787
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Something about this whole story seems fishy.. sounds like a publicity stunt IMO.
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Pissed about the ----------- > situation.
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