After Decades, Lee Harvey Oswald Is Still Making Headlines For A Freaky Reason

Lee Harvey Oswald's family just sued for $87,000. The reason why is pretty bizarre.

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Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts. After President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the name Lee Harvey Oswald became synonymous with tragedy. After he was killed on his way to prison that same year, Oswald was buried by his family in Dallas, Texas.

Little did they know at the time that the coffin they chose to bury him in would sit at the center of a heated lawsuit decades later.

You're probably familiar with the conspiracy theories that began circulating after the death of President Kennedy.

You're probably familiar with the conspiracy theories that began circulating after the death of President Kennedy. Getty Images

Many conspiracy theorists believed that it wasn't Oswald who pulled the trigger, but someone else.

Many conspiracy theorists believed that it wasn't Oswald who pulled the trigger, but someone else. Getty Images

In an attempt to put those rumors to bed back in 1981, government officials had Oswald body's exhumed and tested.

In an attempt to put those rumors to bed back in 1981, government officials had Oswald body's exhumed and tested. Getty Images

Because of the state of the original coffin, Oswald's remains were reburied in a new one. His family just assumed that the older one was destroyed immediately thereafter.

Because of the state of the original coffin, Oswald's remains were reburied in a new one. His family just assumed that the older one was destroyed immediately thereafter. Getty Images

Until they found out that the original was sold at auction for $87,000, that is. Needless to say, the family sued the funeral home for damages (and to get the coffin back).

Until they found out that the original was sold at auction for $87,000, that is. Needless to say, the family sued the funeral home for damages (and to get the coffin back). Getty Images

Last year, a judge sided with the Oswalds and ordered that the coffin be returned to them. The funeral home that sold the coffin was also ordered to pay $87,000 to the family.

Last year, a judge sided with the Oswalds and ordered that the coffin be returned to them. The funeral home that sold the coffin was also ordered to pay $87,000 to the family. Getty Images

(via Cult of Weird )

Well, that is pretty bizarre. It's pretty crazy that Lee Harvey Oswald is still making headlines to this day.