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Haunted dolls are big business and some people are playing on it !!

Posted in debunked, discrimination by ebay, dolls, haunted dolls, Haunted items, my articles on July 20, 2017 by Psychic eevee

I just read this story and immediately knew what this woman was up to.. 

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/4051037/terrified-mum-is-desperate-to-sell-haunted-doll-that-scratched-her-husband-and-sets-off-the-smoke-alarms/?utm_source=FBPAGE&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SprnklrSUNOrganic&UTMX=Editorial%3ATheSun%3AFBLink%3AQuote%3ALiving

The reason she is “desperate to sell” tells me this is rubbish, she knows “haunted” dolls make big money on eBay, if its so terrifying dear ,take it to landfill,you wouldn’t be holding it in your house or shed til a seller comes along with the highest price…. oh and “if it doesn’t sell” she will give it back to the charity shop,that’s nice ,so IF its haunted she will pass it on to someone else to deal with unwittingly if she doesn’t make money from it !!! (A child could buy it !)
That very paper the story appears in has recently printed a whole series of haunted doll stories, ( and that paper is well known in the uk for printing made up stuff )she is obviously a regular reader and deliberately went out looking for the cheapest dolls she could find,I am a charity shop addict and that is ridiculously cheap for three dolls !

I may be wrong and the doll could be haunted but I have dealt with haunted dolls and people want them out of the house immediately, they don’t hold onto them until they get money,I would take her more seriously if she offered it to a research team for free or was asking for advice on what to do with it.

Yes ,dolls can be haunted,I have a few and have blogged about them before

Here are some of mine :

This African doll was given to me by my grandma when I was little

This one I found at the derelict airbase we used to investigate ,why it was there I have no idea but a fire broke out in the building it was in a few minutes later,it is kept in a bag because it can be negative if it is not smudged occasionally

My witch doll Agnes ,named after one of the witches who was hung in our village,she may look scary but she helps with my work,and yes the original Agnes does approve,I made sure of that !

I personally do not like this 1970s doll and have no idea why I bought it !! I am yet to do tests with it but it hasn’t caused anything outrageous to happen

I have this exact same doll that was used by the ghost hunter Guarav Tiwari who met an untimely end (suspiciously if you ask me !) He used it as a trigger object ,I’m not relating the doll to his death at all,its a cheap doll that moves its arms and cries,hence why it is a good trigger object

I have video footage of my doll randomly waving it’s arms and crying ,even when it was switched off,that was when it was in my house and my grand daughter was visiting, I think it was my dads spirit trying to get her attention
I am not bothered by this one and don’t sense anything from it but…

My grand daughter says this one is “scary” so it is now in the back of the cupboard !

Galileo my giant wizard doll,he’s not haunted but everyone loves him 🙂

The doll I blogged about before

https://eeveelily.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/doll-with-spirit/?preview=true

I have never felt the need to sell stories about my haunted dolls and believe me,if they were so bad they were scratching people and causing poltergeist activity they would first get smudged,then if that did not work they would be getting buried as if they were having a respectful burial (after me trying to find out who the spirit is that is linked to them and trying to move them on),not being sold on eBay and most certainly never EVER would I burn them !! That is the very worst thing you can do with any haunted item.

Why are some dolls haunted ?

Because some spirits look for something that is as close to the human form as possible and most houses have a doll of some sort ,it is really as simple as that, so rather than “possess” a living human which can take an awful lot of energy (and very very rarely happens thankfully) they will chose a doll ,or it may be a spirit of someone who actually did own the doll in their lifetime.

Be wary of so called “haunted ” dolls on eBay,the craze is so popular that people are willing to spend hundreds of pounds on them,some come with the most ridiculous life stories, its kind of annoying that eBay were trying to ban the selling of “witchcraft” items,such as wands and herbs yet this selling of alleged haunted items is allowed to go on,most of these items are as haunted as a teabag ! And if they are indeed haunted and you buy one,you have not a leg to stand on if one of these items ruins your life or wrecks your home (you will always spot that in the small print),so…Caveat emptor ….BUYER BEWARE !!!!

UPDATE : I recently read that the lady sold her “haunted ” doll for nearly £800 ,thereby proving my point !

UPDATE 2 …the person who bought this doll from original owner is already claiming paranormal activity and what looks suspiciously like cat scratches ,no doubt they too will put it up for sale hoping to double their money,it is apparently one of the most expensive haunted items ever sold !

I wonder how much they got paid for this TV appearance ? (The original owner,the one so scared of it she not only kept it at home waiting for the highest bidder but risked travelling with it to a TV studio !)

Wow look at those terrifying scratches ! Can you see them because I cannot ,so the new owner does live streams with the doll,does he charge for that ? Or make money via subscribers or YouTube ads I wonder ?

The whole thing is fishy if you ask me and I am sick of “serious” researchers falling for it

Do not share or re blog please,thanks

discrimination by ebay !!

Posted in discrimination by ebay with tags , on August 23, 2012 by Psychic eevee

Petition Background (Preamble):

Important news* Did you know ebay will NOT be selling tarot readings, psychic readings, reiki, metaphysical jewelry, spells, magic, healing, blessing services**+++++ anymore!! As of end of September 1st!

http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/news/fallupdate2012/categoryupdates.html#faq2
Contact ebay let them know .. Spread the word! this isnt right!

There are so many people that work so hard to do this everyday, and countless more people who depend on our services! For the few bad apples and problems ebay may have…. is a thousands even millions more successful and happy clients every day!
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So I was thinking.. over 1,000 signatures is great… so far for the petition in ebay… However I alone on here have over 500 friends, on twitter over 4,000? I look at it this way, although ebay shutting its metaphysical community down may not bother you. Maybe you are on keen, or bitwine, oranum…. ++++ Maybe you go other places. This is fine. But not signing this signature just allows the other side to win* The skeptics that bash us as a whole, the non believers, the various religions, the ones that think all metaphysical is a scam, a crook a “Charlton” IT is people like this . that think gee see there isnt alot of people in the world who believe! See look even psychics arent supporting this .. as I have seen actually written because of the one “psychic” that wrote her blog against ebay psychics. People think there are not millions of people who believe, or use.. They stay in their closed minded world.. and this petition can be proof in their mind. So please make this a priority. sign the petition http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dont-ban-our-psychics-on-ebay.htmlspread
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So please Send your letter or email or call* send them this link.. tell them what you think!
*************email them :)****************

Spread the word please.

Also contact and spread the news here…too…
https://www.aclu.org/secure/think-your-rights-have-been-violated-while-traveling

media@aclu.org
media@dcaclu.org

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dont-ban-our-psychics-on-ebay.htm

Ebay don’t ban our metaphysical services! fight for the psychics and the tarot readers, the witches, wiccans, pagans, new age, healers, blessings, spells, voodoo, items of magic ++++++++ and most of all our clients and friends!

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Some examples to deal with this would be:
To keep “just entertaining purposes” as what this is no refunds as per ebays new policy! In conclusion not having to deal with the “headaches” let the people decide for them self the rotten apples*
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http://ebaymetaphysicalbuyer.blogspot.co.uk/2012_08_01_archive.html

Tell Ebay You Want Magick, Psychics and Spells to Remain Part of the eBay Metaphysical Marketplace
As many of you may have recently heard from either forum posts or your favorite sellers, eBay is removing much of the Metaphysical Category come Aug. 30th.
We have created a list of eBay contact emails, phone and fax numbers where you can voice you opinion on this and ask eBay to change their minds.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! SAVE YOUR FAVORITE SELLERS!

Tell everybody and take it to Twitter and Facebook too! Tell eBay HOW YOU FEEL!

Below is the FIRST AND SECOND of about 1600 email addresses of SENIOR eBay employees and Department Heads including the presidents, Vice Presidents and CEO..

This list will be constantly updated over the next several days. BUT, don’t wait! Start NOW! PLEASE! Only YOU can save eBay’s Metaphysical Categories! NEW UPDATE! morning-8/16

The petition-PLEASE sign it so it can be emailed too!

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/dont-ban-our-psychics-on-ebay.html

A letter template to use if you wish–

To whom it may concern
I am writing to eBay to express my dismay over your recent decision to remove certain categories under the metaphysical heading. While I understand some few sub-par sellers may have caused charge back issues, this is certainly not the norm among sellers in the Metaphysical categories. Most have exemplary feedback and many happy and satisfied repeat customers. In fact, the feedback of metaphysical sellers as a whole is probably far better than sellers of electronics and other like merchandise.

There has also been the statement made that many sellers are dealing in ‘intangible’ items. While we understand this poses an issue with eBay/Paypal dealing with refunds and charge backs when nothing is mailed, selling an intangible item has long been against eBay policy anyway. Many sellers know this and DO mail items to their customers. Those that do not should be educated in eBay rules to cease this practice which has long been against policy.

What is alarming now is that the blanket term of ‘intangilbe item’ is being used to ban actual ITEMS. Jewelry, crystals, stones and other items with ADDED energy work or yes, what is commonly called ‘spells’, are being targeted. What concerns me is your purposed selective enforcement of what you(eBay) terms ‘intangible’. It seems you only have targeted those sellers who offer items of a certain occult or esoteric nature, ie. pagan beliefs and witchcraft. Magic, Spells, items of a paranormal or psychic nature, etc….

Sellers have also been told (via EBay’s Facebook) that the prices of their tangible items can not reflect any significantly added value put on by any intangible addition. What a nightmare for eBay to enforce since many items listed every day are priced subjectively by the sellers in many categories such as art, antiques, jewelry, vintage items and collectibles. The market determines the price and people will pay the price or they won’t. Again this seems like only sellers of certain occult natured items are being singled out for selective enforcement if the Facebook statement is true.

EBay has not disallowed Feng Shui items or ‘New Age’ items like Crystals used in healing and crystal work, both of which have ‘intangible’ properties that are believed in by MANY millions and millions around the world and add to their value in the eyes of many. You have not banned rosaries, crucifixes or religious medals, all of which have perceived ‘intangible’ abilities and energies associated with them. You have not banned items like Aromatherapy products which people use to gain certain ‘intangible’ benefits from. Magnetic therapy jewelry. Radionic devices and the entire category of natural and homeopathic remedies are items that people must subjectively get ‘intangible’ and unverifiable benefits from. The list of items with ‘intangible’ benefits goes on and on. I ask HOW are these any different than spells, blessings, magic and energy work placed upon items? How do these items differ in dealing with any Resolution Center disputes?

I am saddened and deeply concerned that eBay’s new policy may appear to some as a form of religious or ideological discrimination against occult and esoteric metaphysical beliefs. Something that I’m sure eBay does not want to imply.

Various Pagan, Neo-pagan, Alternative and Wiccan beliefs are ages old and actually a rapidly growing segment of our world population. Not everyone subscribes to the ‘Big Three’ religions, four if you include Buddhism.
in fact according to religioustolerance.org:

“A second important statistic is the rate of growth of the Wiccan community. “In May, 1998, the Chicago Tribune reported that, though difficult to quantify due to lack of formal organization, neo-paganism is the fastest-growing religion in North America with the Internet being the prime means of proselytizing.” 1 Ms. Curott estimates a doubling in size every 18 months. This growth rate seems quite high, but appears to have some credibility in the Wiccan community. The ARIS survey of the American adult population indicates a growth in the Wiccan community of 17 fold between 1990 and 2001 – the highest of any faith group monitored. This would indicate a doubling in numbers of adherents about ever 30 months. 2 Maria Alupoaicei, who co-authored the book “Generation Hex” claims that “The numbers of [Wiccan] adherents are doubling every 30 months.” We suspect that she derived her estimate from this essay. She notes that there are over 700,000 websites for Wiccans on the Internet.

If the latter growth rate is accurate and if it continues, then Wicca would be the third largest religious group in the U.S. by about 2012, behind Christianity and Judaism, and ahead of Islam.”

If this is all a misunderstanding, I apologize but there have been many mixed messages coming from eBay Customer Service reps who tell sellers who call in that not only are readings of all types and direct cast spells(non mailed item) being prohibited, but that ANY item, TANGIBLE ITEM, that mentions a spell or magic anywhere in the title or listing is now prohibited. Sellers are told that the use of certain WORDS are banned and listings will be scanned for these certain keywords like magic, prayer, blessing, psychic, spell, haunted, etc… I can only imagine what a nightmare this will become if that is true, with listings being pulled just for using a certain keyword picked up by a computer bot.

I ask that eBay consider carefully how targeting certain beliefs and practices may look to the world as a whole-a world where millions of people hold alternative and differing cultural beliefs. I think sometimes certain corporate departments can be short sighted in making changes whose widespread ramifications are not well thought out.

I am only ONE of HUNDREDS if not THOUSANDS of persons, both buyers and sellers of items in the Metaphysical Categories that are asking these same questions now.

Sincerely,
A concerned eBay member

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MY COMMENTS

THIS IS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST OUR RELIGION !! WHICH IS A BREECH OF HUMAN RIGHTS ! I agree that the psychic readings should not be sold on there because some of them are dodgy, but where is the harm in jewels, wands, altar items and herbs etc ?..they are the “tools of our trade” we are not sacrificing Virgins with that stuff, I have bought loads of Wiccan items on ebay and now I cant, are they going to ban Catholic and Christian items ? no of course they wont !! why don’t they go the whole hog and start a witch hunt …we are entitled to our religion just as everyone else is, Wiccans,Pagans, Druids and spiritualists have rights, or they are MEANT to have ! these religions are rapidly gaining popularity so they should be entitled to buy their items on ebay, I feel sorry for the people who specifically sell only Wiccan items, what will they do now ? I have bought some lovely handmade items on ebay and will no longer be able to do so, other websites are not as cheap, if you ask me ebay should ban the sale of anything from Hong Kong, I have bought four items of crap from there and they know it costs too much for you to post it back to them for a refund so they get away with it