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Ghost For $ale

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LL1

posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 10:02 PM
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A woman is auctioning a ghost on ebay.

"An American woman's effort to assuage her six-year-old son's
fears of his grandfather's ghost by selling it on eBay has drawn more
than 34 bids with a top offer of $US78 ($A100)."


The litle boy insists that the ghost of the Grandfather is still around.




posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 10:10 PM
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Im sure whoever bought the grilled cheese sandwich still has a few bucks to spare and will buy it for next holloween.



posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 10:16 PM
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Yeah, I've seen this one too - so, what do you think -is it possible to buy the ghost ?


The whole operation is just to convince the kid, that his grandpa CANNOT be there because he is sold. I'm afraid though if this child really see the ghost E-bay won't help...



posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 10:26 PM
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Is it legal to sell the immortal soul of a kid's grandfather on eBay?

Whatever the facts might be in this case, the ethics are at the very least rather questionable.

I'm reminded of an episode of The Simpsons where Bart sells his soul to Milhouse for five dollars -- and ends up regretting it in a major way.


LL1

posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 10:26 PM
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Well 34 bids with a top offer so far of $78.00 (US), maybe perhaps they
are holiday shoppers. But what would anyone do with a ghost?
As for the little boy, he really feels the Grandfather is around.

In a description titled "This isn't a joke", Anderson told Collin's story
on eBay: "I always thought it was just normal kid fears until a few
months ago he told me why he was so scared. He told me 'Grandpa
died here, and he was mean. His ghost is still around here!"



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 11:16 AM
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Maybe next time, they will sell the cross which Jesus was hanged on Ebay!

"This is no joke! It was not made by two pieces of two-by-four, I SWEAR it!"

-Chris



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:28 PM
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I wonder what shipping on something like that would cost?


And what's the ghost gonna think when he finds out he's only worth $78 or whatever. Or worse, what's he going to think when he finds out his family sold him? (Assuming he's real of course.) If there really is a ghost he's probably there for a reason, taking from the popular theory of "unfinished business". To sell him would just prolong his stay on this God-forsaken planet. And what about when the people who bought it can't see the ghost because they weren't meant to or something? I smell a lawsuit!

If there is a ghost, do they even have a right to sell it? Do they OWN the ghost?


Oh I just read the article, she's sending the grandfather's cane so there's something tangible for the customer. It appears as if the mother does not believe her son, and is stooping to a very low level in order to "help" her son. It's like...if the mother in "The Sixth Sense" had done something similar. She probably tried unsuccessfully to convince her son there was no ghost, and now resorted to convincing him that she sold the ghost to somebody.

[edit on 5-12-2004 by an3rkist]



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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lol grilled cheese sandwich, wasnt that like 10 years ago? Geeez who the heck would buy this stuff. One of the first things you learn in life is that people are stupid. Yes its kind of sad but people are nutty enough to buy stuff like that. Especially when its off of eBay!



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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I think it was a little girl...


Grandfather around for three-four months.



-The bidding has risen to $16,500.00 on eBay-



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:11 PM
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It's amazing what some people will buy from Ebay. I think I may try to sell my toenail trimmings with an opening bid starting at $1.00. Any takers here? Hmm I wonder what I could get for my soul. I'll try that if no takers on my toenails.



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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Lawsuit waiting to happen. When she can't deliver the goods or the ghost in this case especially at $16500.00. When she renigs and the buyer pays and she doesn't deliver can you say lawsuit?



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:14 PM
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Maybe we could sell false information, "SELLING INFORMATION ON HOW TO GET A FREE OSAMA BIN LADEN!!!!1 $50.00 AMERICAN!"



posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by Legend
Maybe next time, they will sell the cross which Jesus was hanged on Ebay!


Well, they're already selling pieces of it ...

True Cross Relics

[edit on 5-12-2004 by Pisky]



posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 11:53 AM
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That is amusing to say the least.
It is a creative way to help her child over come his fear. I commend her.




*Zerinity*



posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 02:32 PM
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Just finished and the description is saying it was a joke to make fun at all the quote "the suckers who are bidding"



posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 03:03 PM
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to find out a family member tried to sell his soul on E-bay? If there wasn't really a haunting before, there will be afterwards!

Sounds like a demon in guise to me. Grandpa was a nice loving man, but this apparition is not. Hm...


I wouldn't recommend selling your soul. Simpsons was funny in illustrating the point, but most likely not something you'd see as an effect in this life. People do it everyday though. They sell it for money, power, advancement, selfish pleasures, popularity, substances, etc.



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 10:49 AM
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You want to hear the real story on this? Ok. This little boy's grandfather died and when he went to his grandmothers house a few days later, he told his grandma that he didn't want to be there because "grandpa was still there and he was mean." The little boy said he could see grandpa and didn't like it. Well, the grandma tried to reassure her grandson that it couldn't be grandpa because he was dead. The boy said it was grandpa's ghost. So, grandma got the idea that she would sell the grandpa's cane on eBAY with only one request.... that the buyer write a letter to her grandson saying that the ghost of his grandpa came with the cane.

This information came from my aunt who lives in Boston. The newspaper there had this story in it. That's the story!



posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:46 PM
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Can you believe it?!
"An online casino offered $65,000 Monday for a metal walking cane that an Indiana woman put up for sale in hopes her son would believe his grandfathers ghost would leave their house with it."

Geeze. Wonder what I could sell?


LL1

posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:48 PM
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Well the cane has sold for $65,000.00.
Guess people have $$$$$$$ for all the important, and necessary things
in life...


XL5

posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 11:18 PM
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Hmmm list of things to sell and yeah it'll weird every one out: Hitlers gun, bullets from the dead jihad fighters, childs first lost tooth, dog collar with some ghost story, lead "cups", diarys, a list of most any actors favourites. For the nasty stuff, woren undies *now with stains!*, pubes, dog poo, anything that came from an actor, belly button/toe lint, used...oh nevermind!

People will buy just about anything for odd reasons.

A real idea would be stainless steel panels that have been grinded slightly to look like an alien with "Area 51" lasered or stamped into the corner and then heated till the metal changes to red/blue/purple colour and then cooled so it stays like that.



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