Second-hand coffin for sale

Charles 5 Comments

A used casket went up for sale last month at a Los Angeles auction house with the estimate price of $1,000. The ‘one previous owner’ was Lee Harvey Oswald, President John F Kennedy’s suspected assassin. Shot dead by Jack Ruby just days after JFK’s murder in 1963, he was buried in Texas, but was unearthed after his widow sought an exhumation to test a conspiracy theory that a lookalike Russian agent had been buried in her husband’s place. A medical examination showed the decomposed body was indeed Oswald’s, and he was returned to his plot in a new casket. The original coffin had deteriorated, and was sold by Baumgardner Funeral Home, the local undertaker which handled the re-internment. It fetched $87,469. The owner is unknown.

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  1. Charles

    There’s something ghoulish about this coffin and its provenance. Even putting wheels on it as a go-cart wouldn’t exorcise the wretchedness of its story.

    It doesn’t help that the Kennedy assanination is unresolved.
    I wonder if I’ll live to see the facts.

    1. Charles

      I cannot believe you are mocking this beautiful piece of engineering that housed the elusive John Harvey Oswald all that is left to say that this is a masterpiece.

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