Marilyn Monroe-Adjacent Crypt A Dead End
Widow Elsie Poncher wanted to sell the crypt that is the site of her husband's resting place in order to pay off the $1.6 million mortgage on her Beverly Hills home. Her husband purchased the spot from Joe DiMaggio after the baseball great and the actress divorced. Fred Poncher's body has been there for 23 years but, pending a sale, Elsie Poncher planned to move it.
But selling the crypt by Halloween turned out to be a cursed proposition. In August, another eBay-auction attempt failed when a Japanese man who had pledged $4.6 million to buy it was unable to follow through with the money.