The main entrance door of the house where Sharon Tate was brutally murdered by Charles Manson’s cult has been sold at auction for a staggering $127,000. This dark piece of history garnered significant attention and fetched a price far beyond expectations.
The notorious door from the Sharon Tate murder house sold at auction for an astounding
27,000, far surpassing initial estimates. Its dark history and connection to the Manson Family murders made it a highly sought-after item, sparking both fascination and controversy.
Competitive Bidding and Surprising Value
Julien’s Auctions facilitated the sale of this unique find, with a total of 40 bidders vying for the door. The winning bid soared to $127k, a remarkable figure considering initial estimates ranged from $2,000 to $4,000.
An Unexpected Journey
The door has a fascinating journey. In 1992, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails recorded an album at the Cielo Drive house, well after the murders took place in 1969. Trent took the door with him when he moved his recording space to New Orleans. However, he left it behind in 2004 upon relocating his studio.
Subsequently, a doctor purchased Trent’s recording space and salvaged the door from the trash once he learned of its dark history. In 2017, Christopher Moore bought the door from the doctor, eventually leading it to Julien’s auction block.
The Mystery Buyer
The identity of the door’s new owner remains unknown, creating speculation and anticipation among true crime enthusiasts and collectors alike.
Debate and Controversy
Sharon’s sister, Debra, expressed her dismay at the sale of the door, insisting that it should have been destroyed due to its macabre association. She voiced her dissatisfaction, intensifying the ongoing debate surrounding the ownership and preservation of such artifacts.