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(Collector's Weekly)   Is that cool collectible you bought on eBay making your eyes bleed? It's probably just possessed by demons   (collectorsweekly.com ) divider line
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2012-10-25 09:07:29 PM  
i499.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-25 10:02:35 PM  
"If you have an object you truly believe is haunted, first of all, I would contact a paranormal team-a reputable one-and have them come do an investigation," she says.

A reputable paranormal team?

Whoa. I just got chills.
 
2012-10-25 11:06:56 PM  
there's your problem
infomercialagony.com
 
2012-10-26 12:04:31 AM  
It's cool guys, just head over to my auction

I'm selling anti-haunting spray.

If you order today you can buy 2 regular spray bottles and get the mini-spray travel companion bottle for free!

100% satisfaction guaranteed
 
2012-10-26 12:08:17 AM  
Eugh.. My mom used to own a ventriloquist dummy that matched dead up for the one in Goosebumps, but with red hair. His name was Mortimer, and he haunted my dreams. If ever a possessed toy existed, it was either him, or Toodles.

/mom and her creepy shiat..
 
2012-10-26 12:15:12 AM  
If you think you purchased a haunted item from eBay, then you really need my spiritual transparent liquid solvent to dissolve that lost spirit from your merchandise. I'm selling for $75 (it contains real tears from the crying Virgin Mary statue). I'll list it on my eBay account when I get home.

/don't worry if it looks like tap water... it's a transparent solvent, it's suppose to look like that
 
2012-10-26 12:16:33 AM  
Could Your Stuff Be Haunted?

No.
 
2012-10-26 12:31:40 AM  
At the occult bookstore I used to manage, we had a brisk trade in Victorian era vampire killing kits, Depression era glass bottles for Wiccan rituals, and magic candles that were so loaded with rare herbs and God-knows-what, I used to break out in hives if somebody lit one.
 
2012-10-26 12:36:28 AM  
The frogurt is also cursed.
 
2012-10-26 12:36:56 AM  

3.bp.blogspot.com

 
2012-10-26 12:40:06 AM  
www.collectorsweekly.com

What the hell???
 
2012-10-26 12:43:38 AM  
it's easy to mock those who claim to be hounded relentlessly by ghosts

Yes. Yes it is.
 
2012-10-26 12:52:19 AM  

jtown: [www.collectorsweekly.com image 850x637]

What the hell???


Jerry Sandusky is having a yard sale to pay his legal costs
 
2012-10-26 12:53:55 AM  
www.luckymojo.com
www.seibertron.com
 
2012-10-26 12:54:53 AM  
Hey, now, wait a minute. We had a haunted antique couch/recliner thingy once, early 1800's. Took off the leather and horsehair, and there were bloody (maybe) rags stuffed into it.

Put that thing in the house stripped down for refinishing and reupholstering, and let the haunting begin. Jesus palamino. It was non-stop. I got so damned tired of that thing until we foisted it off on someone else. Every farking night, and sometimes during the day up and down the farking hallway. Sometimes you'd see it, but you'd ALWAYS hear it. ka-thump, ka-thump, ka-thump boots up and down the damned hall for hours every night. And it drove the cat nuts. I can't imagine what it was doing to the cat. She really detested that thing, and every time it went up and down the hall she'd run for MY bed and jump on top of me all bristling and growly. Eventually, like all this ghost crap, it just got to be irritating. The nights it was going to be bad, the cat just slept outside, although how she figured it out apriori was beyond me. Mom finally found someone to buy the thing as it was and that was that. I did note she didn't bother letting them know what they were getting.

I rented a house in Huntsville, AL that was infested with the damned things. It was a circus downstairs every night after the lights went out, although they were pretty polite about never coming upstairs where the bedrooms were - the stairs were a DMZ; they stopped a few treads up the stairs. The kids thought it was a blast until that one Thanksgiving I was away for work and the festivities really commenced, I think I got 10 phone calls that night - all bets were off and they went after the bedrooms upstairs for the first time en masse, and after the downstairs to some extent while everyone was still up. Holy god did it upset my wife. That was it for road trips, and we moved out shortly after. I really liked that house.
 
2012-10-26 12:56:54 AM  
How come there is never a caveman ghost?
 
2012-10-26 12:57:45 AM  
Ghost In A Jar?
 
2012-10-26 01:10:19 AM  
 
2012-10-26 01:10:49 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: How come there is never a caveman ghost?


They erode over time, of course. Ghosts are subject to entropy.
 
2012-10-26 01:22:52 AM  
I met Robert the Doll back in 2008, so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.
 
2012-10-26 01:40:14 AM  
images2.wikia.nocookie.net

And I don't like you.
 
2012-10-26 02:17:15 AM  

basemetal: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 494x279]


Damn you.

I saw that when I was a young kid and it scared the ever living shiat out of me for decades. I have not been able to watch that movie again.
 
2012-10-26 06:04:41 AM  
There were some studies years ago that showed that certain places were able to record music, voice etc. Then many of you will agree that there are certain iron based items that will become magnetized if kept too long near a magnet.
Those are the ideas related to these items.
Items are not possessed, people are.
The items are essentially "magnetized". This cannot be proven with science yet so feel free to be content that it is not proven. But subjectively people (not myself) have seen its effects. It is a mistake to feel fear when weird stuff like this happens, because your own fear can cause weird perceptions. But at the same time stay away from old stuff that gives you a bad vibe.
 
2012-10-26 06:14:37 AM  
I just got a phone off ebay, should I take it to be exorcised?
 
2012-10-26 06:15:55 AM  

rev. dave: There were some studies years ago that showed that certain places were able to record music, voice etc. Then many of you will agree that there are certain iron based items that will become magnetized if kept too long near a magnet.
Those are the ideas related to these items.
Items are not possessed, people are.
The items are essentially "magnetized". This cannot be proven with science yet so feel free to be content that it is not proven. But subjectively people (not myself) have seen its effects. It is a mistake to feel fear when weird stuff like this happens, because your own fear can cause weird perceptions. But at the same time stay away from old stuff that gives you a bad vibe.


You misunderstand fundamentally the way the universe works.
 
2012-10-26 08:00:07 AM  
No one has ever reported anything like a haunting around the Killing Fields of Cambodia. I take this as arguably the best evidence this world has against the concept of ghosts.
 
2012-10-26 09:03:34 AM  

dready zim: I just got a phone off ebay, should I take it to be exorcised?


No. Phones tend to be more of an indoor pet and don't require much exorcise. Unless they're cellular phones, in which case you should walk them for 15 minutes two or three times a day.
 
2012-10-26 09:09:02 AM  

erewhon: Put that thing in the house stripped down for refinishing


Haven't taken your pills this morning? You realize that nobody is so stupid that if they had that occurring on a regular basis that they wouldn't film it or have visitors come in. Tall tales.
 
2012-10-26 09:19:04 AM  

erewhon: Hey, now, wait a minute. We had a haunted antique couch/recliner thingy once, early 1800's. Took off the leather and horsehair, and there were bloody (maybe) rags stuffed into it.

Put that thing in the house stripped down for refinishing and reupholstering, and let the haunting begin. Jesus palamino. It was non-stop. I got so damned tired of that thing until we foisted it off on someone else. Every farking night, and sometimes during the day up and down the farking hallway. Sometimes you'd see it, but you'd ALWAYS hear it. ka-thump, ka-thump, ka-thump boots up and down the damned hall for hours every night. And it drove the cat nuts. I can't imagine what it was doing to the cat. She really detested that thing, and every time it went up and down the hall she'd run for MY bed and jump on top of me all bristling and growly. Eventually, like all this ghost crap, it just got to be irritating. The nights it was going to be bad, the cat just slept outside, although how she figured it out apriori was beyond me. Mom finally found someone to buy the thing as it was and that was that. I did note she didn't bother letting them know what they were getting.

I rented a house in Huntsville, AL that was infested with the damned things. It was a circus downstairs every night after the lights went out, although they were pretty polite about never coming upstairs where the bedrooms were - the stairs were a DMZ; they stopped a few treads up the stairs. The kids thought it was a blast until that one Thanksgiving I was away for work and the festivities really commenced, I think I got 10 phone calls that night - all bets were off and they went after the bedrooms upstairs for the first time en masse, and after the downstairs to some extent while everyone was still up. Holy god did it upset my wife. That was it for road trips, and we moved out shortly after. I really liked that house. yelled to the spirits "yo homes smell you later!" Looked at my kingdom I was finally there, To sit on my throne as the prince of Bel-air


...would have been a much better end to that story.
 
2012-10-26 09:42:38 AM  
img109.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-26 09:44:49 AM  
I have had experiences that most people would consider supernatural. Extreme shiat, beyond your tepid stories of "hauntings" and other spiritualism into Ghostbusters territory. And none of it was real.

We do not sense the world around us directly. Our eyes are not dumb cameras, dutifully reporting images, our ears are not microphones, recording raw wavelengths. Our senses are complex and deep things, evolved to solve certain classes of problems under certain conditions. There are many layers of processing and evolved-in bias, both due to physical limitations and the fact that our sensory systems are a chain of processing units evolved at different points in history.

What I'm trying to say is that we don't experience the world as it is. We experience a model of the world, constructed by our brains. This model is only a rough approximation, and it's full of bugs. The process responsible for building this system doesn't mind bugs- evolution only cares when the bugs are so bad to get us killed. If we mistake a cliff for solid ground, we die, so our brains are very good at seeing things like that. If we see a ghostly form in the darkness, or hear a noise that isn't there- well, so what? Evolution doesn't care.
 
2012-10-26 10:09:11 AM  

lohphat: basemetal: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 494x279]

Damn you.

I saw that when I was a young kid and it scared the ever living shiat out of me for decades. I have not been able to watch that movie again.


Today is your lucky day. Ebay listing . . .Link
 
2012-10-26 10:19:45 AM  
FTFA: The original owner of this Masonic sword supposedly took his own life with it in 1893, hence, it has a "haunted history."

Presumably, his final note read, "Too hardcore for this world".
 
2012-10-26 11:05:34 AM  
You know I must just be a ghost/demon/magic killer, because any time I participate in a seance, ouija board, ghost hunt nothing happens. Ouija boards go dead, hauntings stops, ghost don't appear, and people who are "possessed" just don't seem to be able to perform.
 
2012-10-26 11:08:09 AM  

t3knomanser: I have had experiences that most people would consider supernatural. Extreme shiat, beyond your tepid stories of "hauntings" and other spiritualism into Ghostbusters territory. And none of it was real.

We do not sense the world around us directly. Our eyes are not dumb cameras, dutifully reporting images, our ears are not microphones, recording raw wavelengths. Our senses are complex and deep things, evolved to solve certain classes of problems under certain conditions. There are many layers of processing and evolved-in bias, both due to physical limitations and the fact that our sensory systems are a chain of processing units evolved at different points in history.

What I'm trying to say is that we don't experience the world as it is. We experience a model of the world, constructed by our brains. This model is only a rough approximation, and it's full of bugs. The process responsible for building this system doesn't mind bugs- evolution only cares when the bugs are so bad to get us killed. If we mistake a cliff for solid ground, we die, so our brains are very good at seeing things like that. If we see a ghostly form in the darkness, or hear a noise that isn't there- well, so what? Evolution doesn't care.


You almost had it. We don't really see ghost or hear noises, those are the glitches, it is just we are pattern seeking apes and our brain wants to have a reason a pattern to things it can not process. So, we invented the supernatural. Ghost, demons, magic, god, etc... It is why believers hate science, because the scientific method accepts our perceptions are flawed and tries to overcome that with logic.
 
2012-10-26 11:31:29 AM  

Slaves2Darkness: We don't really see ghost or hear noises, those are the glitches,


Well, I'd argue that both are true. We do see a ghost, but there isn't a ghost there- our brain is inventing the experience and including it in our model of the world.
 
2012-10-26 11:53:14 AM  
t3knomanser

"I have had experiences that most people would consider supernatural. Extreme shiat, beyond your tepid stories of "hauntings" and other spiritualism into Ghostbusters territory. And none of it was real.

We do not sense the world around us directly. Our eyes are not dumb cameras, dutifully reporting images, our ears are not microphones, recording raw wavelengths. Our senses are complex and deep things, evolved to solve certain classes of problems under certain conditions. There are many layers of processing and evolved-in bias, both due to physical limitations and the fact that our sensory systems are a chain of processing units evolved at different points in history.

What I'm trying to say is that we don't experience the world as it is. We experience a model of the world, constructed by our brains. This model is only a rough approximation, and it's full of bugs. The process responsible for building this system doesn't mind bugs- evolution only cares when the bugs are so bad to get us killed. If we mistake a cliff for solid ground, we die, so our brains are very good at seeing things like that. If we see a ghostly form in the darkness, or hear a noise that isn't there- well, so what? Evolution doesn't care."


I kind of subscribe to your theory. Your brain is an electrical device which still isn't completely understood by medical science. It only stands to reason that it's capable of the occasional glitch. My theory is that there are places where people experience "paranormal" activity, and it's caused by naturally occurring electrical disturbances and other stimuli that mess with your head. One researcher found that areas that were reported as very haunted in fact had an abnormally high electromagnetic field, and higher than normal levels of carbon monoxide. Makes sense to me.

I like this, too:

Most antique "spirit photos" have been debunked, but no one can explain this 1936 photograph of the "Brown Lady" of Raynham Hall in England, taken by Captain Provand. Via The Haunted Museum.

www.collectorsweekly.com

Typical double exposure. Their "debunkers" aren't trying very hard.
 
2012-10-26 12:04:52 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: How come there is never a caveman ghost?


They all died out.
 
2012-10-26 12:22:31 PM  
i.ebayimg.com
 
2012-10-26 12:23:32 PM  
epguides.com
Wanted for questioning..
 
2012-10-26 01:25:51 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: You know I must just be a ghost/demon/magic killer, because any time I participate in a seance, ouija board, ghost hunt nothing happens. Ouija boards go dead, hauntings stops, ghost don't appear, and people who are "possessed" just don't seem to be able to perform.


Apopsi
 
2012-10-26 01:59:27 PM  

GibbyTheMole: Your brain is an electrical device which still isn't completely understood by medical science. It only stands to reason that it's capable of the occasional glitch.


Even the parts we understand fairly well are prone to glitches. Optical illusions are a wonderful example of leveraging many of the biases in our visual system to make non-real effects appear real.
 
2012-10-26 02:15:32 PM  

Nrokreffefp: erewhon: Put that thing in the house stripped down for refinishing

Haven't taken your pills this morning? You realize that nobody is so stupid that if they had that occurring on a regular basis that they wouldn't film it or have visitors come in. Tall tales.


If you ever have it happen, you'll find it's more irritating than fascinating. Plus we're talking early 70's, it's not like you could set up an iphone on the coffee table. You get this thing every single night, and it's the same thing over and over (90% of the time anyway) - cat goes batshiat, boots walk up and down the hall, table slides over. The end. In LA, maybe you'd get a few parapsychologists dropping by. In northeast Georgia, you roll over and go back to sleep.

In Huntsville, we DID have people over, you couldn't leave them downstairs on the couch though, or at least we never did.
 
2012-10-26 02:17:59 PM  

mcmnky: ...would have been a much better end to that story.


"That night, something started beating on the second story walls, and when whatever it was started knocking on the windows upstairs, the family bailed" was the actual end.
 
2012-10-26 03:21:06 PM  
My ass is haunted.
 
2012-10-26 03:30:27 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: Friday13th.jpg


Came for this.

jtown: Sandusky'sbookend.jpg

What the hell???


WTF?

And leaving this...
swotti.starmedia.com
 
2012-10-26 03:34:12 PM  
www.burritowagon.com
 
2012-10-26 03:54:31 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: Slaves2Darkness: You know I must just be a ghost/demon/magic killer, because any time I participate in a seance, ouija board, ghost hunt nothing happens. Ouija boards go dead, hauntings stops, ghost don't appear, and people who are "possessed" just don't seem to be able to perform.

Apopsi


Wrong.

Blanks
 
2012-10-26 09:21:50 PM  
StoPPeRmobile: How come there is never a caveman ghost?

Here's one: How come ghosts wear clothes, use a wheelchair, carry a gun, etc? Did their stuff die too?
 
2012-10-27 12:13:16 PM  
"They all reported smelling......cat urine around the box."

media.philly.com

Farking CAT PISS!!
 
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