The online auction website eBay was created nearly twenty years ago in 1995 in order to facilitate consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer e-commerce. While the site is a multi-billion dollar venture and handles the sale of millions of different “traditional” items yearly, over the years eBay has also seen it’s fair share of strange, shocking and even creepy items posted for sale. It seems that some people will do anything to make a quick dollar, and on eBay pretty much anything, from toast to foreheads and even lives, is fair game. Though there’s probably hundreds, if not thousands of weird things that have been sold on eBay over the years, here are ten of the weirdest.
10. A Ghost in a Jar – $55,992
A jar found in an abandoned cemetery reportedly haunted by a ghost was put up for auction by an Arkansas seller and fetched just under $56,000 when the eBay auction closed. The owner of the ghost was apparently being terrorized by the spectre in the jar and wanted to get rid of it – selling it being clearly the best course of action – and told buyers that he would not be responsible for what happens to the jar’s new owner. While the winning bid for jar actually reached $55,992, the winner of the auction did not pay for the ghost, either in fear of their newfound spectre, or in a moment of clarity given the cost of said ghost.