With eBay, Craiglist, and all the other opportunities to collect the weird and odd possessions of the world, it’s easy to get your hands on objects that are a bit out of the ordinary. In this article, you will learn some of the price tags for truly outrageous purchases and other weird items that people have owned over time.
1. A Kit For Catching Vampires
On eBay, a seller hailing from Oklahoma held an auction for what was supposedly a ‘vampire killing kit’ dating back to the 18th century. Inside of the linden wood box, which was lined with maroon velvet, the following contents were found: one 9-inch long wooden hammer, four 7-inch stakes, prayer book, crucifix, knife, picking scissors and eight bottles with Pamant (holy soil), Agheazma (holy water), Mir (anointing oil), Tamaie (holy incense), Usturoi (garlic), red serum, blue serum and secret potion, wooden cross, and a metal syringe box. The seller claimed that the estimated value for the artifact was quoted between $29,000 and $51,000
2. A Truly Eerie Refrigerator
The man known as the ‘Milwaukee Cannibal,’ Jeffrey Dahmer made headlines when he was identified as a serial killer who practiced cannibalism , choosing to hide body parts in his refrigerator. In an effort to settle claims filed by family members of some of his victims, the refrigerator that actually contained skulls of victims was set as an item to be auctioned off. However, the sale was abandoned when a civic group pledged to pay $407,225 for the infamous fridge so they would spare their city any further bad publicity.
3. There’s No Place Like Home
The price for the stuffed carcass of the dog (better known as Toto) that accompanied Judy Garland (as Dorothy) in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz was $8,000 , sold at an auction in 1996.
4. One of Hitler’s Last Possessions
In 1968, Los Angeles supposedly had one of the last pieces of property belonging to Adolf Hitler and it was for sale at an auction. They allegedly had in their possession the toilet seat that once resided in Hitler’s bunker. A former fighter pilot for the United States, Guy Harris, claims that he was able to acquire the seat , the only object he could find, as everything else had been scavenged by Russian troops he claimed.
5. Not Much Interest for a ”¦
Actual shrunken heads have been sold on eBay. One time 26 heads hailing from the JÃƒÂbaro Indian tribe, who reside in the jungles of Ecuador, was put on sale. The auction yielded only seven bids with the winner paying a little under $25 for each of the heads.
6. An Expensive Death Shroud
The silk shroud that covered the embalmed remains of Eve Peron , the wife of Argentinean dictator Juan Person was sold at an auction in 2004. Someone paid $160,000 to become its owner.