New Zealander auctions bottled ‘ghosts’
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 … tion=world
A New Zealand woman has successfully sold two vials that she said contained the ghosts of an old man and a young girl.
The vials fetched almost $NZ2,000 ($1,540) in a fiercely contested online auction, local media reported.
Avie Woodbury from Christchurch told TVNZ she captured the spirits after an exorcism session, which cost her about $100, at her house.
Ms Woodbury then put the ghosts into holy water and stored them in separate vials before deciding to auction them.
The web page for the sale attracted more than 200,000 views before the week-long auction ended on Monday.
Ms Woodbury said all proceeds from the auction, minus the exorcist’s fee, would be donated to an animal charity.
“I would get things like the jug boiling itself, touching on the back of my neck, voices from other rooms, and items going missing then turning up in weird places,” she said.
“I just want to get rid of them as they scare me. But someone might like these to play with.”
Ms Woodbury said she felt a better vibe in her house after the exorcism.
“Whether it is psychological or not but I definitely felt a new vibe in the house,” she told TVNZ.
The winning bidder was an electronic cigarette company, which local newspapers said was now asking for ideas on what to do with the vials.