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- Friday Featured Oddities #1: Mysterious Crustacean, Bat Necklace, and Human Skull Bowl
Today's roundup of weird art and morbid oddities for sale.
- Posted May 18, 2018
- Dapper Corpse Used to Sell Embalming Fluid in 1903 Advertisement
This vintage ad for Bigsa embalming fluid includes a photo of a man dead...
- Posted April 23, 2018
- Weird Couture: Taxidermy Frog Bikini
From the frying pan to beach fashion, this frog hunter let no part of...
- Posted April 10, 2018
- Victorian Horse-Drawn Hearse Doors And Panels
Own these rare, hand-carved wooden remnants of a Victorian funeral carriage.
- Posted April 7, 2018
- The William Burke Museum in Edinburgh Has Just One Macabre Exhibit
The world's smallest museum has only one exhibit: A piece of executed grave robber...
- Posted January 23, 2018
- Cult of Weird 2017 Holiday Gift Guide
The gift guide for those of us who would rather find our stockings stuffed...
- Posted November 23, 2017
- Inside the Macabre Personal Museum of Occult Collector Calvin Von Crush
A look at Calvin Von Crush's morbid collection of rare occult and paranormal history,...
- Posted October 31, 2017
- Jeremy Bentham’s Mummified Head Goes on Display for the First Time in Decades
The mummified head of Jeremy Bentham will go on display for the first time...
- Posted October 3, 2017
- Creepy Clown Motel of Tonopah is For Sale, Nightmares Included
The iconic roadside motel can be yours now, nightmares included!
- Posted July 24, 2017
- Sacred Fragment of 19th-Century Saint’s Brain Stolen from Italian Basilica
A sacred fragment of 19th-century saint John Bosco's brain was stolen from an Italian...
- Posted June 8, 2017
- Gothic Homemaking: In Search of Human Remains with Voltaire
Fresh out of human remains? Voltaire shows you how to track down skulls and...
- Posted April 26, 2017
- This is What $100 Trillion in (Worthless) Zimbabwe Currency Looks Like
With the highest inflation rate in the world, Zimbabwe began printing extremely large denominations...
- Posted April 20, 2017
- Add Some Macabre to Your Fireplace With These Human Skull-Shaped Logs
Warm your self by the flames of your enemies burning in effigy with these...
- Posted March 18, 2017
- Real Human Skull Found in Famous Carnegie Museum Diorama
Restoration of a 150-year-old taxidermy diorama revealed it contains real bones, including an unidentified...
- Posted January 27, 2017
- Marilyn Monroe’s Grave Marker Goes Up for Auction
A bronze marker that once graced Marilyn Monroe's burial vault will be up for...
- Posted January 26, 2017
- Morbid Valentine’s Day Gifts
Flesh is fleeting, but true love transcends the grave. Find the perfect morbid Valentine's...
- Posted January 21, 2017
- The Skeletal Legacy of Odd Fellows Lurks in Closets and Attics Across America
The decline of Odd Fellows membership throughout much of the 20th century led to...
- Posted January 1, 2017
- The Sad Hour: Rare 1900s Coffin Plaque Used to Indicate the Time of Death
This rare and early coffin plaque includes a clock used to indicate time of...
- Posted December 31, 2016
- Odd Fellows Ceremonial Coffin
Antique Odd Fellows coffin used for initiation ceremonies for sale on ebay.
- Posted December 22, 2016
- Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide 2016
Find the perfect gift to warm the cold, dead heart of that special someone...
- Posted November 29, 2016
- Iconic WWI Mascot Gets Much Needed Repairs
A taxidermy dog who served as a mascot for an Illinois regiment in WWI...
- Posted November 22, 2016
- The Silver Swan is a Marvel of 18th-Century Clockwork Automata
The 250-year-old automaton swan made of silver and clockwork gears moves its head, preens,...
- Posted November 17, 2016
- Morbid Curiosities: Book Launch at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
Join author Paul Gambino at the Morbid Anatomy Museum with the collectors featured in...
- Posted November 4, 2016
- The Viktor Wynd Museum is Crowdfunding a 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Head
Help the museum buy its mummy head for cool perks like mummy dust, penis...
- Posted September 13, 2016
- Beeswax Feline Skull Candles from Grave Digger Candles
Look what the cat dragged in: New feline skull beeswax candles freshly exhumed from...
- Posted September 3, 2016
- Ed Gein’s Cauldron: The Story Behind the Ghoulish Relic
A relic believed to have once held human remains on Ed Gein's isolated Wisconsin...
- Posted April 28, 2016
- 2015 Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide
The 2015 Cult of Weird holiday gift guide has the perfect gift ideas to...
- Posted December 1, 2015
- Warpo Brings Krampus Plush Toy to Christmas
Warpo's new Don't Cuddle the Krampus combines 1980s monster toys with creepy German Christmas...
- Posted November 10, 2015
- How a Dead Cat Became the Mascot of the Milwaukee Press Club
How did a dead cat stolen from the Wisconsin Historical Society become the sacred...
- Posted November 1, 2015
- A Brief History of Coffin Screws
These antique thumbscrews from the Cult of Weird collection were used to secure the...
- Posted October 26, 2015
- Artifact from 1884 British Naval Cannibalism Case For Sale
An artifact from the 1884 Mignonette shipwreck, the last case of cannibalism in British...
- Posted October 22, 2015
- Freshly Exhumed: Grave Digger Candles
The Grave Digger Candles shop launched today! Get your beeswax spines, skulls and coffins...
- Posted October 1, 2015
- Original Psycho Door from Wisconsin Funeral Home Up for Auction
Up until recently, the door from the Pyscho house was being used at a...
- Posted September 18, 2015
- 10 Weird Facts About the Milwaukee Public Museum
Strange and fascinating facts about some of the Milwaukee Public Museum's exhibits and artifacts.
- Posted July 30, 2015
- 6,000-Year-Old Dead Sea Crown Used for Funeral Rituals
Ancient crown dating to about 3,500 B.C. discovered in the Cave of Treasures near...
- Posted June 9, 2015
- Mysterious Pirate Treasure Box Found in Tampa Bay Attic
Did Grandpa find pirate treasure? Mysterious box containing a map, coins and a mummified...
- Posted April 30, 2015
- Fragments of Faith: From Religious Relics to Victorian Hair Jewelery
Karen Bachman discusses the strange and romantic art of Victorian hair work and its...
- Posted April 9, 2015
- Vendors Bring the Weird to the Morbid Anatomy Museum Spring Flea Market
Where do you go to find skeletons, bone saws, vintage books and other weird...
- Posted March 18, 2015
- Pablo Escobar’s Gold-Plated Hippo Skull
Did this gold-plated hippo skull once belong to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar?
- Posted March 17, 2015
- Creating King Tut’s Horses for the Milwaukee Public Museum
The Milwaukee Public Museum's new exhibit Crossroads of Civilization features a life size recreation...
- Posted March 9, 2015
- Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures Takes Home Ed Gein’s Cauldron
Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans took the winning bid on a cauldron believed to...
- Posted March 6, 2015
- London Cotton to Gold Exhibit Displays Cursed Peruvian Mummy
A 12th century Peruvian mummy is currently on display in London as part of...
- Posted February 2, 2015
- Two-Headed Calf Taxidermy Unveiled in South Carolina
Taxidermist Grover Bearden talks about the unique challenge of preserving a recently completed two-headed...
- Posted January 19, 2015
- Taxidermy Makes Funerals Fun in Wisconsin
Cress Funeral Home in Madison, WI is home to funeral director Sam Sanfillippo's quirky...
- Posted January 13, 2015
- Walter Potter’s Two-Faced Kitten at the Morbid Anatomy Museum
Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter's two-faced kitten is among the extraordinary objects to be showcased...
- Posted January 13, 2015
- Cult of Weird Holiday Gift Guide 2014
Find the perfect oddities to finish up your holiday shopping with the official Cult...
- Posted November 24, 2014
- A Halloween Tour of Woolly Mammoth
Take a tour of Chicago oddities shop Woolly Mammoth with owner Adam Rust in...
- Posted October 23, 2014
- Skull Collection Goes on Display
Some of bone collector Randy Bandar’s 7,000 skulls, which he has been collecting for...
- Posted June 12, 2014
- Diaphonized Specimens by Iori Tomita
Colorful and intriguing examples of diaphonized specimens by artist Iori Tomita:
- Posted March 20, 2014
- Carl Akeley’s Muskrat Habitat Diorama
I grew up in awe of the muskrat display and other astounding (and often...
- Posted January 31, 2014
- Oddities from Crystal Curios
It is always amazing to see what bizarre, unique and rare objects may be...
- Posted December 6, 2013
- Traveling Museum Box by Ron Pippin
Ron Pippin has been making amazing and bizarre things for a very long time...
- Posted September 12, 2013
- London’s Malplaquet House is an enormous Cabinet of Curiosities
The Malplaquet House is filled floor-to-ceiling with art, religious artifacts, and natural history specimens.
- Posted September 12, 2013
- Marilyn Monroe X-Rays Bring Big Money at Auction
1954 X-rays of Marilyn Monroe's chest and pelvis sold at an auction in 2010...
- Posted April 8, 2013