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(eBay)   Man finds poltergeist in a jar, sells it on eBay   ( divider line
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27867 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Jun 2003 at 11:20 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-06-04 11:55:30 PM  

You know I have this video tape I would be willing to sell. In fact I watched it about 7 days ago. Its about some creepy woman and then at the end it said that I would die in seven days (isn't that a hoot!) and if I wanted to avoid death I would have to.... Arrrrrgggggg.............
2003-06-04 11:56:17 PM  
The bid histories are interesting. There may be a bling factor to this.
2003-06-04 11:56:22 PM  
2K already. I need to get my cursed containers out of the crypt.
2003-06-04 11:56:33 PM  
This is so yesterday when I tried to submit it.
2003-06-04 11:56:41 PM  
Ghost in a jar Feh. Fark forums are often haunted by nasty evil Trolls.
2003-06-04 11:59:54 PM  
Hell yes! I'm bored. It sure looks that way, but keep up the good work. :P

I need to come up with some off-the-wall ideas of things to sell on eBay. What an easy way to make money.
2003-06-04 11:59:55 PM  
FYI: when the photo Thras posted first surfaced people thought the photographed ferries may be real. Experts examined the photo and concluded that it had not been altered. ... turns out the girl set up paper cut outs. People weren't very smart back then, I guess.
2003-06-05 12:01:03 AM  
err, "faires" ... not like boats.
2003-06-05 12:01:14 AM  
06-05-03 12:00:00 AM HarrisonBergeron

I've got a jar like that, but mine is full of M & M's.

M & M's.. of DOOM?
2003-06-05 12:02:00 AM  
"fairies" ... geez. I'm going to bed before I make anymore typos of misspellings...
2003-06-05 12:02:04 AM  
Around, all around, the objects gather.
My dread grows as the ghast in a jar falls into my view.
We wants it! We needs it!
It calls to me, and grimly my bid falls in the ebay netherworld.
Now alone, my bid falls upon others eyes.
This is my Hell.

/apologies to The Goth-O-Matic Poetry Generator
2003-06-05 12:03:35 AM  
I have a poltergeist in my willy.
2003-06-05 12:05:15 AM  
OK the one that looks blair witchish.. Is a symbol for somerthing deadly.

I stand by my bad german (still magical) protection symbol for the four petals and a circle one.

and before some other witch comes and points it out. It's a PENTACLE not a pentagram. (witch nazis lol)

Still think the words are crap. but at least he put effort into the symbols.
2003-06-05 12:05:31 AM  
The "ghosts" in the pictures look more like someone had an old black and white camera with a manual shutter and film advance, expose the film a few secs with ppl standing there, expose it a few more with them not there; instant "ghosts"

I knew that photography class would pay off someday! At least I think thats how you do it...
2003-06-05 12:05:53 AM  
E-bay auctions tend to get farked within minutes, so I'll copy paste the important stuff for the morbidly curious that show up late. Please don't scowl, mods ;)

Current bid US $2,014.00 (reserve met) Starting bid US $99.00
Quantity 1 # of bids 27 Bid history
Time left 20 hours, 52 mins +
Started May-26-03 17:51:39 PDT Ends Jun-05-03 17:51:39 PDT
Seller (rating) teajay101( 124)
Feedback rating: 124 with 100% positive feedback reviews (
Member since: Mar-20-99. Registered in United States

High bidder sa­le­mb­abe­[nospam-﹫-backwards]lo­a­*com( 325)

I don't have enough space here to tell the complete story behind this, so I will briefly go over it. Back in the early 1980's, while out metal detecting, I came across and old abandoned cemetery with the foundation of a homesite or Church or something nearby. While searching around the foundation, my detector indicated there was something in the ground close by the southwest corner of the foundation. After digging down about 2 feet my shovel struck a wooden box that had nearly rotted out. The metal hinges and hasp were about all that was left of it. I thought I had discovered a fortune! Boy, did that ever turn out to be wrong!! There were 2 jars and an old journal in the box. The jars had some strange writing and symbols on them. While getting the jars out of the ground, I dropped one and it broke. A black mist or something seeped out of it. I should have known something was wrong right then and covered the find back up but being young and foolish I didn't. I left the broken jar with what looked like a candle in it there where it fell and took the other one (see the pictures) and the old journal home. What I was able to read in the journal before the pages crumbled made the hair on the back of my neck stand up! That night, I had my first visit from what I can only describe as "The Black Thing". While lying in bed, this "thing" fell on me and it felt like I was being pushed down thru the bed and the floor, into a pit if you will! I struggled with it and managed to somehow escape its clutches. Since that time, I have been attacked twice more and both times the unopened jar was in the close vicinity. I and others have caught fleeting glimpses of a black shadowy thing out of the corners of our eyes as it would pass from one room to another. I finally talked to someone who is versed in these things and was told that the only way to rid myself of this thing was to pass the unopened jar on to someone else. Therefore, I am offering to you, if you dare, the "Ghost in the Jar". With it I am sure you will be getting the "Black Thing" also. If you are brave enough to want this, bid to your hearts desire! I am going to start the bidding at 99.00 and put a rather high reserve on it so only those with a real desire and want to will be able to purchase it! What you will recieve for your money is the jar pictured along with some of the original black and white photos depicted here and others. You will also recieve a complete written version of everything from the original finding of the jars and to the best of my recollection what was contained in the old journal. I will also tell you what I was able to find out about this from the person who told me to pass it on. Be advised that once you buy this it is yours and I will have nothing ever again to do with it! ALL SALES ARE FINAL! You must contact me within 24 hours of the close of the sale to make payment arrangements and to arrange for delivery which the buyer is liable for. This can NOT be shipped thru the Post Office. Either UPS or pay me to deliver it! Payment must be made within 7 days of the close of the auction. P.S. As to the photos running with this, please note the one with the what looks like figures in them at the cemetery. I discovered this after turning them in to be processed. I WAS ALONE AT THE CEMETERY THAT DAY! This too will be gone over in the written "Diary" which comes with the purchase. Remember, DON'T bid unless you are seriously wanting to own this as I WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS ONCE THE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETE!
On May-28-03 at 20:14:05 PDT, seller added the following information:
Due to the high amount of emails I've recieved concerning this item, I am going to try to answer some of your questions here. Number 1, No this is NOT a hoax, it is real. Yes, I have tried re-burying it but it did not work, it only made "The Black Thing" more active until I dug it back up. Yes, I COULD either give it away or sell it for a buck or two....I've had many opportunities over the years to do that very thing with friends or acquaintices. But, as I said, I want this thing to go to someone with either a knowledge of these things or to someone who is into the occult or whatever who might be able to control it or have some knowledge of what to do with it or do something with it! NOT someone who just wants to play at it! I feel that the best way to do this is to set a very high reserve so only someone SERIOUS about it can "OWN" it. As far as more of the story, the winning bidder will get the entire story, all the details including encounters others besides myself have had with it and what was told me about it and what to do to get rid of it! Some of you have emailed claiming to know what it is and some have called it an evil spirit, some a poltergeist, etc. I don't care what it is, I just want RID of it! Some of your emails I will try to answer personnally as soon as I have the time. Thanks for looking.

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On Jun-03-03 at 19:18:42 PDT, seller added the following information:
Due to some games being played by some ******'s, sportshorse, jsinca, and wingnutsmom, NO ONE with a feedback rating of less tha 5 will be allowed to bid on this auction! I meant it when I said this is for serious bidders only!

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On Jun-03-03 at 19:57:15 PDT, seller added the following information:
I just want everyone to know that the person with the other"Ghost in a Jar" has nothing to do with mine....note the lack of photos...just someone playing around trying to con you. Mimicry may be the highest form of flattery but they are just riduculous!
2003-06-05 12:06:26 AM  

I. need. edit. button.
2003-06-05 12:06:52 AM  
I'm selling a crock of shiat on Ebay.
Bidding starts at $3000.00
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Any takers?
2003-06-05 12:06:53 AM  
I too am trying to look for the symbols. The one with the upside down triagles looks like Cuneform. And is that a Masonic Pyriamid-with-Eye beneath the Pent?

No clue about the origins of the squiggly circular one. The circle-X beneath it is a pretty generic representation of a man. I'm guessing it's supposed to represent someone's soul.

And how about the inscription? "Sha-Ra Pent-A Cor-Ta" Sounds like a halfassed attempt at Egyptian by someone who didn't even bother looking up the phonics. (of course, the phonics were randomly assigned sounds anyway...)
2003-06-05 12:07:55 AM  
Any relation to the Haunted Diet Pills?

(also available on Ebay)
2003-06-05 12:08:39 AM  
Even if this guy's tale is true (hahah), I still don't get the logic on making someone pay him to take a cursed item... shouldn't he be paying someone else to take it off his hands? I mean the thing attacked him, according to his tale.

But hey, I AM intrigued. I've tried a couple of similar antics for cash and both failed miserably.
2003-06-05 12:08:41 AM  
I'd take some jabs for selling a jar for 2k. How can we doubt this. It is obviously legit. He did, after all, use a metal detector.

The real question is, why are we all critisizing him? Someone out there is actually spending a lot of loot on this thing.

UPDATE- the bid amount is now over $4300!! SUCKERS!
2003-06-05 12:09:21 AM  
Current bid US $4,450.00
2003-06-05 12:11:21 AM  
The bid always skyrockets when people treat an auction as a joke. He won't see a penny for this one.
2003-06-05 12:11:53 AM  
The Amazing Criswell Predicts...

This auction is going to get crashed by vindictive Farkers any minute now. The Debacle of the Giant Cheeto will hang upon you all.
2003-06-05 12:11:59 AM  
Kwondo, Omni, Floncus, Moritati
2003-06-05 12:12:34 AM  
This Jar...Is Clean
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2003-06-05 12:12:41 AM  
I wish I could find gullible people to buy a jar of odd scummy things for $4300. I have the feeling he's scamming though. I mean, who would really pay that much? He's probably upping the price.
2003-06-05 12:14:06 AM  
ah ha! it hit $5k

poor guy, he had to limit who was bidding

--insert Nelson's Ha Ha here...
2003-06-05 12:14:11 AM  
Why would the black thing follow the other jar? You'd think it'd keep following the bonehead that broke the first jar in the first place :oP
Also, maybe it's a yin/yand type deal - maybe he freed the "evil" force, and the good force is still bottled up. Why not open the second jar and see what happens?

This is all of course assuming that this isn't hogwash. To me the paint on the jars looks like that stuff we used in kindergarten to fingerpaint.
If he wanted to make it look realistic he should've etched the jars themselves...
2003-06-05 12:14:52 AM  
Mecka lecka hi, mecka hiney hoe.
2003-06-05 12:15:25 AM  
Could he be scared someone is taking it serious?
2003-06-05 12:15:27 AM  
Note to self: Piss in jar, bury in yard for month, make up hokey story about said jar, make $$$ off of farking nimrods.
2003-06-05 12:15:38 AM  
btw, I have a cursed necklace. if worn to a wedding, the couple will surely have problems, likely the groom realizing he is gay and a furry.
2003-06-05 12:16:03 AM  
Just hit the $5,000.00 mark.
2003-06-05 12:16:18 AM  
Christ that's so scary I crapped my pants. I want to buy and it open it, and them mock and taunt the pussy ghost who can't get out of an old glass jar. I mean c'mon, other ghosts can explode homes, grab little girls, and terrorize and murder priests. This one can't get out of a little glass jar.
2003-06-05 12:17:06 AM  
Actually, I see no reason to entirely disbelieve it. I believe that stuff is very real, like the Amityville Horror house, and very dangerous if you get too deep into it. My brother in law saw a demon once. Call me stupid if you will, but I believe him.
2003-06-05 12:17:08 AM  
HEY! Did you come to my wedding?

2003-06-05 12:17:53 AM  
Hee hee... Know what he should have done? (or may have) Figure out a way of pressure-sealing the jar with some N02 and black dust inside it. If anyone opens the jar, they get and immediate spray just like he claims to have had, and get scared out of their wits.
2003-06-05 12:17:53 AM  
Beatlejuice Beatlejuice Beatlejuice
2003-06-05 12:18:19 AM  
Er... yand = yang
2003-06-05 12:18:30 AM  
I dunno. it's like how I refuse to play with Ouija boards. Skeeeery!

But, really, what if you bought it and it was actually real? THAT WOULD SUCK! But how happy is that ghost about being sold and not compensated?
2003-06-05 12:18:59 AM  
I was passing under a tree today while walking my dog, and a tree branch snapped, fell down and hit me (not joking). Maybe it was a ghost... How would I go about getting it inside a jar so that I could sell it? Stick a dog treat inside the jar maybe?
2003-06-05 12:19:07 AM  
I too am trying to look for the symbols. The one with the upside down triagles looks like Cuneform. And is that a Masonic Pyriamid-with-Eye beneath the Pent?

So we have some sumerian or persian (cuneiform), egyptian, german, and a good ole pentacle. Interseting

I couldn't make out the pyramid symbol. Hey why the heck not throw in a free mason reference while they're at it.

All that been said I still think it's crap.
2003-06-05 12:19:31 AM  
Does the winner get three wishes?
2003-06-05 12:19:31 AM  
Sad thing is that Fark just gave this guy's auction hundreds of times the recognition it would have gotten on it's own, and thus the bids go through the roof. Perhaps he sumbitted the link himself?
2003-06-05 12:19:41 AM  
Rob's "Toast in a Jar" is pretty clever.
2003-06-05 12:20:04 AM  
Ghost in a jar? I prefer Toast in a jar.

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2003-06-05 12:20:26 AM  
I prefer Rob Cockerham's Toast in a Jar.
2003-06-05 12:22:02 AM  
Sarlac, you must not have been here for The Giant Cheeto of '03. If an auction gets an unusually high number of hits, or the bidding gets to an outrageous amount, eBay staffers investigate it, and often yank the auction as a joke. (obviously, if it's something legit and unusual like a Sputnik, it stays. Something like this... it could be killed)
2003-06-05 12:23:00 AM  
Wow, the Toast in a jar actually does have mystical powers, forcing everyone to simultaneously post comments about it.
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