Ebay Doll
May 18, 2003 11:54 AM   Subscribe

Doll for auction on Ebay? It's haunted too? Don't even leave its pictures on my hard drive, you say? Well then...Firewalls at full-throttle, crew!
posted by LexRockhard (22 comments total)
Awesome link. I'm dowsing my hard drive in holy water as we speak...
posted by gi_wrighty at 12:41 PM on May 18, 2003

See, there's your problem...the doll is set to "EVIL!"

posted by davidmsc at 1:00 PM on May 18, 2003

Shit. I downloaded & viewed the two .MPG files, and now my keyboard is seriously misbehaving. Skipping letters, slow response. WTF?/
posted by davidmsc at 1:03 PM on May 18, 2003

Over two hundred dollars for a bit of stained cloth and cracked pot?

I'd rather buy, erm, well anything.
posted by ajbattrick at 1:06 PM on May 18, 2003

The seller must be laughing hysterically at the fact that someone bought the doll for over $200; I'm sure he made quite a nice profit.

Oh, and I just have to say it: EbayFilter

/me ducks and runs
posted by thebabelfish at 1:08 PM on May 18, 2003

Go ahead and laugh while the haunted dolls take over our realm.
posted by catfood at 1:12 PM on May 18, 2003

Anybody else notice that the two video clips are exactly the same? The first one has the doll's hand allegedly moving. The second clip is the exact same one, with the exact same slight hand movement, only he's added in the "ghost voice" in the background.
posted by tomorama at 1:26 PM on May 18, 2003

Complete your eBay family of fun.
errmmm - I think I may sleep with the light left on tonight...
posted by apocalypse miaow at 1:47 PM on May 18, 2003

I got no video at all. I thought that was supposed to be some 'haunted server by association' or something as lame to make some vulnerable shlub give this sorry excuse for a story a closer listening.

but I did click on the links, so...
posted by Busithoth at 2:03 PM on May 18, 2003

I think the scariest thing might be the title of the auction:
"HAUNTED Composition baby doll NOT SOLD why?"
posted by Pukadon at 4:57 PM on May 18, 2003

Ah, the eyes, the eyes!! They burn into my soul!

Heh, this just confirms that I'm highly suggestible, and/or I love a good scary story. When that haunted painting went around, I really freaked out: home alone, 3AM lights off, intriguing description, all fodder for a truly frightening experience.

I now visit Fortean Time's message board to keep up with all supposed paranormal happenings.
posted by lychee at 5:06 PM on May 18, 2003

I take it that pediophobes should avoid these auctions?

Always hated dolls as a kid, myself. And paintings of anything with eyes.

[*looks around anxiously*]
posted by thomas j wise at 6:46 PM on May 18, 2003

I'm sure this is somehow related to that supposedly scary haunted ebay painting.
posted by O9scar at 7:57 PM on May 18, 2003

Always hated dolls as a kid, myself. And paintings of anything with eyes.

I would suggest staying away from museums and art galleries in general. even the Mona Lisa, I have it on good authority, has a couple of eyes.

And the Pieta's got 4.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:10 PM on May 18, 2003

ah, yes... the Pieta: or, as it is better known in the art world, "old four eyes". Thomas j. wise, for minimal viewing discomfort, may I direct you toward a couple examples of "old one-eye" art? Please see Greek one-eye and Egyptian one-eye.
posted by taz at 12:49 AM on May 19, 2003

oh, and for the doll problem, the Cyclops Organ Bear, of course, with "snap-on organs". The snap-on organs should distract your attention from the eye...
posted by taz at 12:55 AM on May 19, 2003

Surely it's no more haunting than a Dean Martin Hand Puppet?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 1:57 AM on May 19, 2003

Er, I said as a kid. One does outgrow these things.

Lots of paintings with eyes in my house. Even a couple of dolls :)

Love the Pieta--one of my all-time favorite statues.

[Hey, wait a minute...is that Disraeli engraving looking at me?]
posted by thomas j wise at 4:36 AM on May 19, 2003

I just thought this was kind of funny until I saw my name in the Ananova GIF (right side, two-thirds of the way down).

Now I want my mommy.
posted by DakotaPaul at 9:40 AM on May 19, 2003

I think it's hilarious that he gave the original seller negative feedback, on account of him not saying it was haunted.
posted by BigPicnic at 10:41 AM on May 19, 2003

Paul - don't be afraid. Doll wants to be your friend and to be with you. For always...
posted by apocalypse miaow at 1:11 PM on May 19, 2003

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