Skull and Bones Artifact To Be Put To Auction

January 6, 2010

U.S. (ChattahBox) – A skull that is believed to have belonged to Skull and Bones member Edward T. Owen is being sold at auction.

The skull was believed to have been used by the Yale-based secret society during Owen’s time in the 1870’s.

The word ‘THOR’ is etched into the skull, which may be the nickname given the macabre little relic that was a part of the voting ceremonies of the earlier group, which was less secretive then.

The skull is estimated to go for $10,000 to $20,000, and is being sold by an anonymous seller who is being called a ‘European art collector’.

“I think it’s a macabre artifact,” Margot Rosenberg, who runs Christie’s American decorative arts wing and is holding the auction, was quoted by the Huffington Post.

“It’s an intriguing story tied to America, tied to Yale. I think it will generate interest for people who are former Bonesmen, people who collect Americana, people who are interested in history.”



2 Responses to “Skull and Bones Artifact To Be Put To Auction”

  1. Captain Zen on January 7th, 2010 11:06 am

    There are the bones men and there are the doctors, the healrs. One side wants to kill, the other to heal. To be convinced that killing is a good thing, the healers are upset and disgusted. Bonesmen could not care less for the healers but to give them work. The Red Cross and all, against the Armies, uniformed or not. Hate against love. We have to choose which side we are on. with the weapon industry or with the comfort and healing industry. Discriminate between these forces, bonesmen there and healers there. This endless hurt can only stop when birth control, family planning and euthanasy become law so that the population will shrink, diminish, retreat. Managable numbers the bonesmen call it. Comfort numbers I would want to call them. Less we make kids, more will they have tomorrow.

  2. Marxy McLiberalson on January 8th, 2010 7:17 am

    I don’t know where to start on how wrong this is. Never mind the moral and ethical issues. It is considered by most anthropologists that respect for the dead is the very first step humans took towards becoming civilized. This offends the most basic nature of human religion and morality. The humiliating decades of offense that this poor persons remains have suffered for the sophomoric and macabre amusement of spoiled little rich boys is beyond indulgent, lax or permissive. And now they will heap further desecration and violation on this poor soul (literally not figuratively) by actually auctioning his/her remains used by spoiled rich boys for their entertainment and now sold for profit for some other rich persons admiration of a group of people who have caused some of the greatest cruelty and wickedness this world has seen. Compared to Alumni’s resume of atrocities I suppose a couple of bones are the least of their transgressions and crimes. But crime it is and putting aside all moral outrage and political objection this is simply illegal and criminal. I suggest all people outraged and offended by this make a formal complaint with both the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General’s Office of Andrew Cuomo. Feel free to use any of my wording.

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