Authentic serial killer memorabilia is a hot commodity in some circles. High prices are often fetched for autographs or possessions of famous murderers, sometimes for museums and other times for private collections. With Charles Manson back in the news, someone has put one of his most notable victim's bedframe (the very one she slept in before she was murdered) up for auction.
The bed frame may have lived in Sharon Tate's home, but it was coffee scion Abigail Folger who rested her head on it before being stabbed by Manson's cultists back in 1969. According to TMZ, Ole Hound Auction House expects the (probably haunted) furniture to go for upwards of 10k — or possibly far more if Manson dies before the closing.
Here's how the item is listed:
"Bed from 10050 Cielo Dr. Los Angeles, CA, This bed was in the home during the time it was rented by Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. Pictures of this bed can be seen in the book Helter Skelter. This lot will include the following: the actual walnut antique bed, a hand written and signed bill of sale from Rudolph Altobelli, a copy of a letter to Altobelli from Vincent Bugliosi thanking him for his testimony, and a copy of the book Helter Skelter (in which the bed is pictured and mentioned.)"
But the most gruesome detail from the listing is that one can still see the splatters of blood left on the bed frame under a black light.
The auction will begin at 7pm on February 10th.