Interested parties can purchase the serial killer’s Bible, family photos, and legal documents in addition to his glasses.
Following the debut of the new Netflix series Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tale, which dramatized the murderer’s life story, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer has recently made headlines again.
Now, a website selling murder memorabilia is seeking to profit from the sudden uptick in interest in the murderer by selling Jeffrey Dahmer’s prison-issued glasses for $150,000.
According to James, Jeffrey Dahmer’s Glasses Are Unique.
“This is undoubtedly the rarest, most costly, and possibly most unique item that has ever been listed on Cult Collectibles. Hands down,” he declared in a video on YouTube.
Many people are aware of Jeffrey Dahmer’s 17 killings of adolescents and young men between 1978 and 1991, predominantly in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and more people are becoming aware of it thanks to the Netflix series. Typically, males of color—Black, Asian, or Latino—were Dahmer’s victims. All of them were young, ranging in age from 14 to 32, and several of them identified as gay.
Dahmer acknowledged torturing his victims, keeping their remains, and even cannibalizing some of them when he was apprehended in 1991.
He later admitted to Inside Edition that “cannibalism was a means of making me feel that [his victims] were a part of me.”
Despite receiving 15 life sentences + 70 years, Dahmer’s stay in prison was brief. Because on November 28, 1994, a convicted murderer by the name of Christopher Scarver beat Jeffrey Dahmer to death in the prison bathroom.
And according to James, the reason Jeffrey Dahmer’s glasses are so unique is because of his life and death in jail.
According to James on YouTube, “These were in his cell when he was slain in prison.” At the very least, he wore them the entirety of his incarceration before putting them away.
Who Owns Jeffrey Dahmer’s Glasses?
The owner of the Vancouver-based “murderabilia” website Cult Collectibles, collector Taylor James, reportedly advertised Dahmer’s jail glasses. According to Fox Business, James allegedly bought the glasses and several other items from Dahmer after getting in touch with the maid who looks after his father. James agreed to oversee the inventory in exchange for a share of the revenue
James is selling a variety of Jeffrey Dahmer memorabilia, not just his glasses. In addition, he is asking for money for materials like Dahmer’s tax returns from 1989 ($3,500), his fifth-grade class portrait ($3,500), and his psych report ($2,000). Other items have already been sold, including Dahmer’s inscribed Bible during his time in prison ($13,950).
James will conduct private negotiations with customers even if Dahmer’s glasses aren’t included with the other Dahmer pieces on the Cult Collectible website. The New York Post reports that James has previously sold a different set of Dahmer’s glasses to an unidentified private buyer.
However, not everyone is happy about the renewed interest in Jeffrey Dahmer. Many of his victims’ families have voiced their opposition to the Netflix series, including Rita Isbell, the sister of Errol Lindsey, a 19-year-old Dahmer victim. Dahmer apparently intended to turn Lindsey into a “zombie-like” state, so he drilled a hole in his brain and filled it with hydrochloric acid in April 1991, subjecting him to an especially gruesome death.
Isbell delivered an emotional address at Dahmer’s trial later on, and Netflix incorporated it into the TV show.
When I saw portions of the presentation, it pained me, especially when I recognized myself. “This person was stating verbatim exactly what I said,” Isbell remarked. “It brought back every feeling I had at the time. The show never got in touch with me. I think Netflix ought to have gotten our consent or inquired how we felt about the production. I wasn’t questioned in any way. They simply did it.
Whether you like it or not, the fascination with Jeffrey Dahmer and his heinous deeds seems unabated. James must be contacted if someone is interested in purchasing Dahmer’s prison glasses, or they can search Cult Collectibles for further artifacts possessed by the legendary serial killer.