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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
The Lovely Feejee Mermaid, 1842
The Nazi Air Marker Hoax, 1942
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
A black lion: real or fake?
Jernegan's Gold Accumulator Scam, 1898
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Irish Ghost in a Bottle
image If you hurry, you still have time to bid on the latest eBay sensation: a genuine Irish Ghost in a bottle (as opposed to a fake Irish ghost in a bottle). When I saw this, it immediately conjured up fond memories for me of the original Ghost in a Jar, but this new item seems to have a far longer pedigree than the Ghost in a Jar did. It is said to contain the ghost of a rogue 19th century landlord who took his own life after getting a young girl pregnant. And this is the best part of all: it's caught the attention of Michael Jackson, who reportedly is bidding on it. The price is already up to £1,550. It'll be interesting to see how much it ends up selling for.
Categories: eBay, Paranormal
Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 10, 2004
Comments (5)
How can you tell a fake ghost in a bottle from a genuine one?
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Mon Oct 11, 2004  at  01:18 AM
If you're appropriately medicated, the difference becomes obvious.
Posted by The Curator  in  San Diego  on  Mon Oct 11, 2004  at  01:31 AM
The price dropped! How??
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Mon Oct 11, 2004  at  01:49 PM
Right now, the price posted is only 225 pounds. Maybe an earlier bid wasn't legit.
That's still a lot to pay for a bottle with a piece of paper stuffed in the neck.
... If you did own a ghost in a bottle, what could you do with it?
As somebody was saying the other day, at least if you had Britney Spear's underpants you could wear them ...
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Oct 11, 2004  at  04:25 PM
I remember the haunted painting
Posted by donna  in  montreal  on  Tue Oct 12, 2004  at  06:54 PM
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