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Christine Chubbuck's Pearl Necklace
ChristineChubbuckPearlNecklace
"In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts in living color, you are going to see another first, an attempted suicide."

Origin

Christine Chubbuck's On-Air Suicide

Type

Jewelry

Effects

Hypnotizes people into spilling their guts about their dirty secrets.

Downsides

Wearer will suffer from depression and eventually attempt suicide.

Activation

Worn

Collected by

Warehouse 13 Agents

Section

Pinkerton-435K

Aisle

69056-6765

Shelf

81233-4068-185

Date of Collection

1975

[Source]


OriginEdit

Christine Chubbuck (1944 - 1974) was an American television news reporter who worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV whose motto to all reporters was 'if it bleeds, it leads' as it was a time where the more detailed and violent the report the better the ratings. Her final report was ironically on suicides in her area and while visiting the local sheriff's office learned the best way to kill oneself. She had even obtained special wadcutter target bullets that were super effective at close range targets. When it came to reading her report on air the film reel jammed and she was unable to show her hard work on piece. Instead she shrugged it off an said on camera, 'In keeping with Channel 40's policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts in living color, you are going to see another first, an attempted suicide." Before anyone could react she removed her gun, placed it against the back of her right ear, and pulled the trigger.

EffectsEdit

Chubbuck had been depressed for months before she ended her life and that entire time she clung onto her most prized possession a pearl necklace given to her as a graduation present by her parents. Baring witness to Chubbuck's depression and constant self-deprecation it absorbed those negative thoughts, the only good thing in her life was her ability to get to the heart of her stories. What small praise that brought her didn't seem to be enough for her will to live.

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