A supposedly haunted mirror has been sold on eBay for the princely sum of £100 (I have no idea if that includes P&P).
The London-based pair selling the item claimed that it possessed strange powers, in particular the ability to cause intense pain, a constant feeling of being watched and a âsense of impending doomâ.
Joseph Birch, a 20-year-old student and his flatmate, painter Sotiris Charalambous (34) put the mirror up for auction after finally having enough of the paranormal phenomena that apparently accompanied it.
The sale had nothing at all to do with the fact that a student and his painter flatmate live in the enormously expensive centre of London and needed a little extra spending and/or food money. Probably.
The mirror itself is actually quite nice, being described in the item listing as a âbeautiful Victorian style mirrorâ that enjoyed âpride of place in our North London studio apartment for several monthsâ. However, not long after putting the mirror up, the couple began to experience âstrange phenomenaâ.
According to the item listing, “Many times since putting up the mirror, both myself and my flat mate have woken in the early morning hours screaming in pain (…) The mood in the flat turned sour. I felt constantly as if there was a sense of impending doom upon us… Both of us began to feel zombie like, as if drained of all our energy.”
As if all that wasnât bad enough, the mirror is said to cause leg cramps, things going missing, bad luck, misery, financial problems, illness and the aforementioned sense of impending doom.
If I remember my own student days correctly (and Iâm sure I do, because they actually werenât THAT long ago), I endured quite a bit of bad luck, as well as things going missing, misery, financial problems and illness â and I think any University student with an oncoming exam or deadline can relate to a feeling of impending doom…
As for screaming in the middle of the night â it might be a flashback from living in halls. You try sleeping when your neighbors are partying all night, every night and then setting off the building fire alarm every fourteen minutes â youâll scream too.
Dunno about the leg cramps, though. That partâs a little spooky.
The eBay listing concluded with the words, âI would ideally like it to go to somebody who has experience with the paranormal/supernatural and knows what they are getting themselves in for.”
Apparently, that includes paying well over the market value for an item in the hopes that it will cause them pain, financial problems and abject misery. Well, I think its safe to say, that by the time the âmagic mirrorâ arrives at its new home, the pair will have found a satisfied customer.
…Unless the nasty mirror begins to reveal the image of a poor sucker with too much money, that is. Then, he/she might be somewhat disappointed, but as soon as the mood in the house turns sour â theyâll have gotten their moneyâs worth once again.
Anyway, I digress, if youâre upset that you missed out on this âone of a kindâ item, head on over to eBay and type in the word âhauntedâ â youâll be surprised at some of the weird (and wonderful) stuff you can find.