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Brief History of Triple-Decker Buses
The Cottingley Fairies, 1917
The Great Space Monkey Hoax, 1953

Did Poe say 'The best things in life make you sweaty'?
Mencken's fake history of the bathtub, 1917
The Case of the Vanishing Belly Button, 1964
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Irish Ghost in a Bottle
Posted by The Curator on Sun Oct 10, 2004
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 Comments (5)
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