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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bunk Beds From Mass Suicide For Sale on St. Louis Craigslist

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"It's just time to get rid of them and get something new," says Troy of his decision to put the furniture up for sale.  "I've got all the documentation on them. The challenge is finding that special buyer."

click to enlarge A tag from the original Heaven's Gate auction.
  • A tag from the original Heaven's Gate auction.
So far Troy says he's received a few nibbles for the beds, but no perfect matches.

"I had a guy call me the other day haggling over the price. He said he wanted them for his grandchildren. I was like, 'You realize people committed suicide on these beds?!'"

Still, Troy remains confident that someone will soon see his bunk beds and jump at the chance to "own a piece of history" as he words it in the Craigslist ad. Hell, Troy once made $5 a pop from selling one-inch by one-inch swatches of clothes belonging to the Heaven's Gate cult members. And those weren't even the clothes they died in! Selling the beds they committed suicide on shouldn't be that difficult -- especially considering that only nineteen such beds exist.

"You might not think there's a market for this stuff" says Troy. "But trust me. There are a lot of freaks out there."

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