October 24, 2003

Beanie Explosion and Haunted Paint

Chuck sent along this amusing auction from eBay. (Note: that link probably won't be active long).

Boo!Luckily, some folks collect goofy eBay auctions. My favorite is the one with this quote in it (edited by me):

WHEN WE RECEIVED THIS PAINTING, WE THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY GOOD ART. A " PICKER " HAD FOUND IT ABANDONNED BEHIND AN OLD BREWERY. AT HTE TIME WE WONDERED A LITLLE WHY A SEEMINGLY PERFECTLY FINE PAINTING WOULD BE DISCARDED LIKE THAT. ( TODAY WE DON'T !!! ) ONE MORNING OUR 4 AND 1/2 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER CLAIMED, THAT THE CHILDREN IN THE PICTURE WERE FIGHTING, AND COMING INTO THE ROOM DURING THE NIGHT. [...] WARNING: DO NOT BID ON THIS PAINTING IF YOU ARE SUCCEPTIBLE TO STRESS RELATED DISEASE, FAINT OF HEART OR ARE UNFAMILIAR WITH SUPERNATURAL EVENTS. [...] NOW THAT WE GOT THIS OUT OF THE WAY, ONE QUESTION TO YOU EBAYERS. WE WANT OUR HOUSE TO BE BLESSED AFTER THE PAINTING IS GONE, DOES ANYBODY KNOW, WHO IS QUALIFIED TO DO THAT?
It's really a shame the photos are not there anymore.

[UPDATE: Here's a page that purports to show the original pictures. Thanks to poor spelling, a Google search turns up more on this goofy story. Maybe a future Aces post will deal with the intersection of the paranormal and eBay.]

Posted by James at October 24, 2003 2:01 PM
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Cool.

Here's a link to what seems to be the original artist:

http://www.stonehamstudios.com/haunted.shtml

Posted by: Steve Garfield at October 24, 2003 3:04 PM

GAH!

I'll bet that kid had nightmares! While the "girl" looks like a poor representation of a doll, the "boy" looks like Frankenstein's monster.

Thanks--now I'll probably dream about this freak-filled painting!

Posted by: Patti M. at October 24, 2003 4:24 PM

Thanks--now I'll probably dream about this freak-filled painting!

Mission accomplished! 'Tis the season, after all.

Posted by: James at October 24, 2003 4:49 PM

The painting is disturbing, but the Beanie Baby thing is hysterical!

Posted by: julie at October 26, 2003 1:09 AM

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