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Bizarre pictographs of Emmanuel Domenech, 1860
Vilcabamba, the town of very old people, 1978
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The worms inside your face
The Gallery of Fake Viral Images
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
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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