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What Would You Bid for a Dangerously Haunted Mirror on eBay?

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Over the past year we've spotted a few eerie items up for auction on eBay – from a demonically possessed “dibbuk box” (the inspiration for last year's film Possession) to Bram Stoker's signed manuscript of Dracula – and those are just some of the collectibles out there that seem to be daring you to buy them. While those pieces have a built-in aura of mystery (regardless of whether you believe in their haunted histories), now we'd like to show you a seemingly ordinary auction item with a terrifying paranormal backstory.
 
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Back in February, a pair of London roommates put this Victorian-style mirror up for auction after a series of terrifying events convinced them the antique was cursed. According to the UK Daily Mail, Joseph Birch and Sotiris Charalambous acquired the antique from their landlord, soon after which they were plagued by horrific nightmares, agonizing pains, objects traveling around the house, and sightings of “flickering shadows” and “glimpses of darkness” in the reflection... and one night one of the men woke to find red scratches all over his body.
 
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“I think someone could have been murdered in front of the mirror,” Charalambous said.
 
The eBay listing (which you can still view here) carries a stern warning about the reported phenomena, and the mirror developed quite a reputation after it went up for auction, amassing 20,000 views by the time bidding closed. While the roommates said most inquiries came from people interested in the paranormal angle, no details about the buyer have been released.
 
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