There have been several...unusual objects that have come up for auction over the years. The latest are two bottles filled with blue "holy water" and well...a ghost at TradeMe auction website. Supposedly, a man in New Zealand enlisted the help from a couple of spiritual leaders for a nearby church to perform an exorcism on his house. The results were two spirits, one believed to be Les Graham who died in the house in the 1920s and the other is that of a little girl. The blue "holy water" keeps them safely at rest. If you want to release them in to your home, you pour the water in a bowl and let it evaporate in your house. So far, the bidding has reached £275.
When an item such as this pops on to radar, I usually write it off as a scam. I mean seriously. It sounds like a scam, right? But this one got me curious. How do you get a ghost to go in to a bottle? Do you lure it in with a treat or something? This led to my latest fishing expedition. From what I found, you can't trap a ghost in a bottle or any other inanimate object. Ghosts can become attached to an object but can't be forced in to one. If someone can prove otherwise, I'm open to hearing about the process. Otherwise, I'm considering it all a hoax that has gained fame thanks to a people like John Deese, who sells ghost bottles at $20 per item, the man in New Zealand, and John McMenamin who was selling an Irish ghost in 2004 on eBay that allegedly caught the attention of the late Michael Jackson.