When it comes to collecting oddities that are guaranteed to make your hairs stand on end, no one does it creepier than filmmaker and “Ghost Adventures” host Zak Bagans (interview). He’s added a new collectible to his Las Vegas-based Haunted Museum, and it goes from zero to frightening in a matter of seconds.
According to the Las Vegas Review Journal:
Bagans has purchased David Koresh’s infamous 1968 Chevrolet Camaro. The leader of the Branch Davidians parked the car at the cult’s compound near Waco, Texas, throughout the 51-day siege by federal agents in 1993. On April 19 of that year, Koresh died along with about 70 followers and four ATF agents during a fiery raid of the compound.
The car was seized by government officials, then sold to a wholesaler. It changed hands several times and was offered for sale by a consignment dealer in Phoenix this month for $61,995. The dealership didn’t disclose the vehicle’s disquieting history in listing the car’s specs (Bagans says it now has 63,585 original miles).
Despite his vaunted negotiation skills, Bagans paid the full, listed price. “They wouldn’t budge,” he says. “I got so lucky. The dealer said he got higher offers after they sold it to me. They liked that I am putting it in a museum, where it belongs.”
Want to experience this gasp menagerie for yourself? Then head over to thehauntedmuseum.com for tickets. Zak Bagans’ Haunted Museum is housed in a historical structure located at 600 E. Charleston Blvd., a block from the Strip.
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