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Sunday, April 25, 2010

A New Fundraiser...

Yes, indeed!

It is time again for some Weird News Articles, along with MY COMMENTS in bold italics!


(03-08) 20:33 PST WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) --
The rare spirits that went under the gavel at a recent online auction in New Zealand weren't aged brandies or hard-to-find liqueurs.
Instead, two glass vials purportedly containing the ghosts of two dead people sold for $2,830 New Zealand dollars ($1,983) at an auction that ended Monday night.

The "ghosts" were put up for bidding by Avie Woodbury from the southern city of Christchurch. She said they were captured in her house and stored in glass vials with stoppers and dipped in holy water, which she says "dulls the spirits' energy."

She said they were the spirits of an old man who lived in the house during the 1920s, and a powerful, disruptive little girl who turned up after a session with a spirit-calling Ouija board.

Since an exorcism at the property last July led to their capture, there has been no further spooky activity in the house, she said.

The auction attracted more than 214,000 page views and dozens of questions before the winning bid, Trademe auction site spokesman Paul Ford said Tuesday. The name of the winning bidder was not released.

Woodbury said that once an "exorcist's fee" has been deducted, the proceeds of the spirit sale will go to the animal welfare group the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

1. How many ways can you spell "SUCKER"????

2.  "The name of the winner was not released".  Umm, yeah.  I am sure (s)he wouldn't want the ridicule that would definitely be received.

3. Remind me to buy some holy water, so I can "dull the spirits' energy"...I mean, you wouldn't want them to hold wild parties at your house in the jars, would you?

4. I TOLD my kids not to play with that Ouji Board!  They are dangerous!!!  See? This one called up a little girl!

5. An exorcism "led to their capture"???  Well, heck.....this is a great fundraiser, people!! No more baking cookies for those bake sales, no more rummage sales or craft sales needed.....just hold an exorcism, get  your glass jars ready (along with the obligatory holy water) and capture those buggers in a jar....then auction the spirits off and Whola!  you can raise a thousand or so bucks.
We will go into the ghost capturing business for fundraising...."Ghosts R Us, for your Bucks" is what we will name it.....

6. Wonder what the "exorcist fee" was?  How much did these suckers pay for a person to say they captured spirits in a jar of holy water????  Maybe THAT would be more profitable than the Ghosts R Us, for Your Bucks business...we will just be the ghostbusters.....!!!

7. Poor economy? problem.....we'll just go capture all the spirits, put them in a jar and make a million dollars you at the holy water supply store.  I'll be the one wearing the big smile......


Brian Miller said...

see, i knew Ghostbusters was a true

DJan said...

Um, could I get a good conversationalist in a jar? I'd like it to be someone who was famous in another life, please. Thank you.

The Retired One said...

Brian: Maybe I'd pay if it was Dan Akroyd who caught the ghosts in a jar. ha

DJan: Ok, I will see what I can do. ha

Bossy Betty said...

Thanks for the money-making tips! I've got some jars around here some place!

Sara said...

Wow, what happened to just selling cookies, or chocolate? I would like to know what was going on in the person who decided this would be a winner:)

P.s. I don't know if you do tags, or not but I oculdn't resist. You have been photo tagged:)

Lorac said...

HAHAHAHAH! I can't believe the things you here on the news! Good find, so funny!

Unknown said...

That is bizarre! I mean if you believe in ghosts, why would you buy one? It's wild! Good one, girl!!!

The Retired One said...

Bossy: Well, then get busy! ha

Sara: I will hop on over to your blog to see what the photo tag is all about..I am in Florida right now, waiting for my daughter to go into labor and have the baby, so I will see if I have enough time to participate in the tagging. ha

Lorac: Hey, comedy is always better when it is about real people and weird events. ha

Eva: yes, do you want to buy Elvis's ghost, we got a sale going on for a hunka hunka burnin' love. ha

Anonymous said...

You do come up with the doozies! Some day I'll have to blog about the ghost we had when I was a kid; we called him Sam for a long time til we saw "his" relfection in the window one night...and found out Sam was jars though.

LatteJunkie said...

I live in NZ - the ghosts were bought by a company to use as a way of getting more traffic to their website as they had a poll on what they should do with them e.g. free them, drink them etc...

Gotta love NZ!

Amy said...

ha ha ha.....i always end up end up laughing so hard i about pee my pants when i read these things...i love em....keep em coming...

SquirrelQueen said...

I can understand why the buyer would want to keep his identity a secret, can you imagine the offers he would get in his email? Besides all the jars with holy water there would be numerous parcels of swamp land in FL and probably one or two selling the Brooklyn Bridge.

Loree said...

Good gosh. I can't believe there are people out there who are actually so s****d as to pay money for a scam like this. Unbelievable.

Jeanette said...

Ha I wonder if they used those lighting rod shooting guns to get the spirits in those jars!

The Retired One said...

Cathy: Yes, you need to tell me your story...because we had an entity in our Victorian house too! Never saw him but he would do all kinds of things in the house!!

Cyndi: Well, it sure made for some laughs..thanks to NZ!!

Amy: Don't be peeing your pants and blaming it on me, now! ha

SquirrelQueen: For sure!!!

Loree: But it makes life interesting, doesn't it?

Jeanette: Don't cross the streams! ha

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Joan, We are back from West VA ---and I'm trying to catch up..... That is truly a weird story... I guess nothing surprises me anymore.... GADS!!!

Love your deer pictures... That female must be MY age---since I get those horrible 'man hairs' now sometimes... Yuk!!!! ha

And your police report is always fun to read.... CRAZY!!!!

Do you have a grandbaby yet?

The Retired One said...

Betsy: I am just reading blogs here and there we are presently in Florida awaiting the birth of the baby...we left home one week ago today and got here last of 9a today, still no baby. She is two days overdue. But Madeira Beach (by Tampa) is gorgeous..we are on the beach or pool every day enjoying the 80+ temps and sunshine. I prepublished a bunch of posts on my blog before we left...but will probably run out before we get back. ha

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