A Playboy Mansion From The 1970s Is Rotting In Tennessee And It’s Mesmerizing

The story behind this lavish southern Playboy mansion is a mixture of extravagance and darkness.

The Swingers’ Tiki Palace was built in Chattanooga, Tennessee by strip club tycoon Billy Hull. It opened its doors 1972, but the estate was abandoned only 12 months later after Hull was charged with hiring a hitman to murder his wife Gloria’s lover, and pleaded guilty to income tax evasion. Read on for a preview of this massive mansion, and then be sure to take a look at the exploration footage from YouTube user “Chris Condon” below.

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Take a look at the exploration footage below: