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'Ghosts' in a bottle sold for $1,410

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A New Zealand woman sold two vials that she said contained the ghosts of an old man and a young girl for almost NZ$2,000, or US$1,410, after a fiercely contested online auction, local media reported Wednesday.

Avie Woodbury from Christchurch told TVNZ that she captured the spirits after an exorcism session at her house and for which she paid roughly $100.

Woodbury then put the ghosts into holy water and stored them in separate vials before deciding to put them up for auction.

The web page for the sale attracted more than 200,000 hits before the auction ended on Monday after a week. Woodbury said all proceeds from the auction, minus the exorcist's fee, would be donated to an animal charity.

"I would get things like the jug boiling itself, touching on the back of my neck, voices from other rooms, and items going missing, then turning up in weird places," she said. "I just want to get rid of them as they scare me. But someone might like these to play with."

Woodbury said she felt a better vibe in her house after the exorcism.

The winning bidder was an electronic cigarette company, which local newspapers said was now asking for ideas on what to do with the vials.


(中国日报网英语点津 Helen 编辑)

'Ghosts' in a bottle sold for $1,410

About the broadcaster:

'Ghosts' in a bottle sold for $1,410

Nelly Min is an editor at China Daily with more than 10 years of experience as a newspaper editor and photographer. She has worked at major newspapers in the U.S., including the Los Angeles Times and the Detroit Free Press. She is fluent in Korean and has a 2-year-old son.