Back in November my mom emailed me out of the blue asking if she had mailed me the deed to some land I owned. I replied that I was unaware I owned any land. To answer her question also stated I had not received anything from her other than my birthday card in February. She told me she had transferred some land she owned (in a state I don't live in) into my name back in July and intended for it to be my Christmas present. She then located and mailed all of the documents to me. When she told me about it initially she suggested it could be sold for at least $10,000. After receiving the paperwork she told me that she hasn't actually be able to sell in it in 10+ years she's owned it and it's actually worth a lot less. A few weeks ago I got a evaluation form in the mail that, if I'm reading it right, puts the value of the land at under $1,000. That was annoying enough. When I looked it up I found out the land is right next to the race track, well away from any stores, gas stations or restaurants and the race track is the only thing in the area with water and electric. When I contacted a realtor friend of hers she immediately started the process to see how much it would cost a buyer to run water and electric to it. I never even had to tell her what property I had been given which I found a bit odd. Today was icing on the cake. I got a notice in the mail of a public hearing involving my property. My lovely pile of dirt is within 300 feet of where they want to put in an asphalt plant. If that goes through I'll have a race track and an asphalt plant right in the backyard. All of this and I still haven't figured out how she transferred property into my name without my permission or signature.