PDA

View Full Version : Haunted Nintendo system


SNR
03-15-2005, 08:44 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=62054&item=8176591365&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

Check this out - somebody claiming that the NES he picked up at a thrift store is a haunted medium of a dead kid. He claims that when he plays the game, he hears whispering - it even goes as far to toy with him during intense parts of the game by pausing it!

Here's the full text of the auction if it gets taken down sometime soon.


eBay Staff: This auction is not a 'joke' and is intended to be completely serious in nature, as far as my personal experiences are concerned.


I've been an eBay seller in the field of vintage games for close to a year.

I've exchanged hundreds of video game related items, new and used, and still do till this day, but I have never experienced anything like this or even remotely similar.

I don't feel threatened by this, supernatural or whatever it may be, but I do not feel exactly comfortable with it either.

Up for auction is what I would call a haunted, Vintage, Video Game System, The Nintendo NES.

I don't really like using the word 'haunted' when describing this, considering the first thing you would think about is something from a horror movie, but I really can't come up with another way to explain it.

There is a local thrift store here in Brooklyn, NYC, that I've been doing business with for some years now.

About a month and a half ago I made one of my visits to the shop and found this '80s Nintendo System.

When I purchased this Unit I asked the owner of the shop about who brought the System in, and what he actually told me was that a gentleman had donated it that same morning and said "It was just sitting in his attic", and according to him, it supposedly belonged to his son who passed away years ago.

At first I thought the guy was just joking with me like he usually does, so I really didn't think much about it at the time.

Unfortunately, that's all I know about the background of this system. I do not know any specifics about anything else as far as the previous owner is concerned.

I went back there about 2 weeks ago to try to find out more since what has been happening, but he doesn't know anything else.

But I do know something is not so right with this.

As far as technical functioning, the Nintendo System has its occasional 'blinking' screen if a game is dirty, like any other Nintendo System, but for the most part it functions pretty well.

However, that's not what I mean about something not being right with this...

I brought this System home, and on the first night of playing, about 10 minutes into the game, I began hearing sounds similar to human voices, mumbling to the background music of the television.

Naturally I thought it may have been static or something to that effect, or maybe it somehow interfered with a truck driver's CB Radio System, so I didn't pay much attention to it.

But it continued through-out the entire time I was playing, stop for a minute or two, then start again. It got to the point where I went really close to the TV, I paused the game to try to hear it a little better, but then it would get silent. When I would unpause it, there it would go again.

I know it sounded like there was a conversation going on but I couldn't make out any of the words.

I have my beliefs but I've never really been one into believing so much about Spirits and Crossover-Communication, but repeating the conversation I had with the guy in the shop wasn't helping at all. And until this day, I go back there and this man still sticks to the same exact story.

To my knowledge, there is no technical problem with any vintage Nintendo Gaming System that causes any of these 'symptoms'.

Since owning this System, I've experienced hearing sounds of mumbling and laughing in the background music of different games (all sounding Exactly the same and all on numerous occasions).

On 3 separate occasions I've had the game 'Pause' by itself, without having my finger anywhere near the 'Start' button of the controller, and the really suspicious thing about it was the fact the timing of the Pause always happened to be during an intense moment of a game, as if the intentions were made for me to lose.

I even tried different controllers, which I've sold on eBay, thinking it may have been some type of controller glitch with the originals... and yet still have the same exact things happen.

Every time I power this unit on is like getting ready for something new to happen.

And not only with me. I've invited close friends and family members over, and some but not all have witnessed something strange happen, like the one time the 'Arrow icon' on the Main Options screen of a game actually moved down to 2 Player Mode, all while the controller was out of my hand.

I've had some of my friends accuse me of purchasing this Unit from a Novelty store for the sake of pulling pranks, which I doubt even exists in the first place.

It has gotten to the point where my Fiance never lets me turn the System on when she's in the house and I have friends that refuse to even play a game with me.

Even my cat won't go anywhere near this System, unless she's 5 feet away and hesitating to sniff at it, and not only that, she's been running back and forth through the house in the middle of the night during the past few weeks, and that's something she's never done in the entire 8 years that I've owned her.

I sincerely believe there may be some form of strong connection or attachment between this system and its previous owner.

The reason I am listing this... to be honest it's starting to freak me out, as well as the people around me. I don't feel threatened, I just don't understand it and I'm not exactly comfortable with keeping this in my home.

So, at the request of friends and loved ones, I'll be going my separate ways with this system, regardless if it's an actual supernatural presence or everyone is just being paranoid. I'll be putting this unit up for 1 Penny without a reserve price, if you're the high bidder, the Unit and everything with it will be yours

It comes with its 2 original controllers, the original Zapper Gun, a copy of the Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt game, along with its original AC-adaptor which came with black electric tape wrapped around it, but works without any problems, and a naki Rf-switch, which is everything needed to power-up and play.



Below are photos of the actual 'Haunted' System and accessories.

http://img175.exs.cx/img175/6320/885215636ej.jpg
http://img175.exs.cx/img175/66/885215659jv.jpg




The System will come in the exact same condition from when I purchased it. There was some dust, but I cleaned that off. I have it already packaged and will ship the next day from receiving payment.

*** PLEASE NOTICE ***

Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee what you will or will not experience with the System. Obviously, if this is what myself, as well as others believe it to be, the supernatural is something completely beyond my control. Do not bid if you do not acknowledge and agree with this.

We welcome your questions and we will answer them to the best of our ability.


He then added these comments:


On Mar-10-05 at 10:52:55 PST, seller added the following information:

A very nice person recently emailed me and asked if I felt the type of presence with this Nintendo was Evil. Honestly, I don't believe that its Evil, I never really felt any type of negative vibes. I'm not a suspersticious person at all and I consider myself very level headed, If I had to put it in words... when looking at this System, I get a strong 'feeling' like it's actually looking right back at me. It's a distracting energy of a feeling like I'm not alone, but not in a way that I feel I'm in some kind of harm or danger.

On Mar-13-05 at 12:45:54 PST, seller added the following information:

This just in, someone just brought to my attention that in the first photo of the Nintendo Console, it looks like there's a form of a portion of a face in the photo. It was pointed out to me right in the center of the Nintendo where the cartridge slot is, and below it, is a shading, it somewhat resembles and eye and a mouth, what do you think? I'm not exactly sure so I'm not making any definite claims, but I'm getting more chills thinking about it. These photos have came out not so crisp, but they haven't been altered in any way.

On Mar-13-05 at 16:32:48 PST, seller added the following information:

I received word from fellow eBayers that our Unit has been mentioned on GA and NC radio stations -- thank you, hopefully word will reach those with expertise in this field. Please contact us if you've heard about this System through other media sources.

OmahaChief
03-15-2005, 09:14 PM
It is just the lastest craze on ebay to try to sell some "haunted stuff" No different then the food shaped like stuff or the other big thing now mystery boxes.

Pants
03-15-2005, 09:15 PM
It is just the lastest craze on ebay to try to sell some "haunted stuff" No different then the food shaped like stuff or the other big thing now mystery boxes.

What are mystery boxes all about?

Tribal Warfare
03-15-2005, 09:17 PM
It would be a bitch if the spirit didn't like Megaman and started to eat the data off the disk

Redcoats58
03-15-2005, 09:19 PM
This guy apparently watched poltergeist(sp?) before he sold this machine.

JimNasium
03-15-2005, 09:19 PM
He claims that he isn't a "suspersticious person."

OmahaChief
03-15-2005, 09:22 PM
What are mystery boxes all about?

Basically, a person auctions something off but you have no clue what it is. They will claim it is worth x amount of dollars and that you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Ebay stopped this practice once but evidently it is OK to do it again. If you get on ebay you can search for mystery box and find a ton of them. In the past people have acted like their box contained jewels or collectibles by giving hints, crap like that. We bought one at work to see what the hell was in it. Paid 25 bucks between 7 or us. Box was said to have a value of at least $250. It turned out to be some old crap magazines, a few buttons and spools and an old wooden spool. We complained ot course and he claimed the mags were worth $250 to the right collector. Funny none the less and a for a few bucks we got to expose the fraud. He since left ebay and am sure has a new name.

Pants
03-15-2005, 09:24 PM
Basically, a person auctions something off but you have no clue what it is. They will claim it is worth x amount of dollars and that you WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Ebay stopped this practice once but evidently it is OK to do it again. If you get on ebay you can search for mystery box and find a ton of them. In the past people have acted like their box contained jewels or collectibles by giving hints, crap like that. We bought one at work to see what the hell was in it. Paid 25 bucks between 7 or us. Box was said to have a value of at least $250. It turned out to be some old crap magazines, a few buttons and spools and an old wooden spool. We complained ot course and he claimed the mags were worth $250 to the right collector. Funny none the less and a for a few bucks we got to expose the fraud. He since left ebay and am sure has a new name.

I see, thanks.

OmahaChief
03-15-2005, 09:25 PM
I see, thanks.

No problem. Visit this auction for the perfect example.


Mystery Box Auction (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1469&item=5565183581&rd=1)





x

The Bad Guy
03-15-2005, 09:25 PM
This is a great story to jack the auction up.

It's up to 200 dollars. I can't believe some retard would spend 200 on an NES system.

He probably paid 5 bucks for it and is going to pull a 200 dollar profit. If the kid had any conscious, he would give the profit to the salvation army.

Redcoats58
03-15-2005, 09:29 PM
In this guy's defense, do you seriously think he would risk his perfect feedback to make a few extra bucks and tarnish his ebay status? He does have almost 200 feedback at 100%.

OmahaChief
03-15-2005, 09:34 PM
In this guy's defense, do you seriously think he would risk his perfect feedback to make a few extra bucks and tarnish his ebay status? He does have almost 200 feedback at 100%.

So his postive feedback percent goes to 99.5% and is there any way to confirm that the box is not haunted. The buyer gets the box, it freezes up on him due to dust or a minor electrical problem and the kid is convinced it is hautned. Not to mention the fact that if you believe you will hear voices when you play it, your mind might trick you into thinking you are. Kinda like after watchign a scary movie as a kid and everything you heard was the axe murderer outside your window. So yes I think he would risk it on something that you will never be able to confirm.

Also if you check his other feedback you find he purchased a NES system recently. Probably the same one he is now selling with the controllers that he also bought recently.

The Bad Guy
03-15-2005, 09:35 PM
In this guy's defense, do you seriously think he would risk his perfect feedback to make a few extra bucks and tarnish his ebay status? He does have almost 200 feedback at 100%.

The thing there is no way of proving him wrong. If someone neg repped him, his rep score would drop down to about 99.5, which won't scare anyone away.

badgirl
03-15-2005, 09:41 PM
If he really wanted to get rid of it without making a buck, why not just list it as free and ship it out or throw it away, its just a gimmic to get more money IMHO.

Redcoats58
03-15-2005, 09:42 PM
I wonder if you bought this system from him and when you get it home to plug it in, the kid comes out of the T.V. to annihilate you like the girl from the "The Ring" could your family sue. :hmmm:

Redcoats58
03-15-2005, 09:43 PM
If he really wanted to get rid of it without making a buck, why not just list it as free and ship it out or throw it away, its just a gimmic to get more money IMHO.
Oh I have no doubt that it is horsesh*t. It's just funny what people will bid on, on ebay.

badgirl
03-15-2005, 09:45 PM
Oh I have no doubt that it is horsesh*t. It's just funny what people will bid on, on ebay.
yea like that grilled cheese that went for 2000 or was it 20,000 bucks, how the hell does people know what Mary looked like it could have been anyone on that sandwich. :rolleyes: Amazing.

Redcoats58
03-15-2005, 09:48 PM
yea like that grilled cheese that went for 2000 or was it 20,000 bucks, how the hell does people know what Mary looked like it could have been anyone on that sandwich. :rolleyes: Amazing.
I wish I could find it but someone was selling a potato chip with a broken piece out of it that kinda looked like PacMan ans people were bidding on it. What dumbasses.

badgirl
03-15-2005, 09:50 PM
I wish I could fin it but someone was selling a potato chip with a broken piece out of it that kinda looked like PacMan ans people were bidding on it. What dumbasses.
Jeeze, how freaking stupid can people be? I guess they got so much money they have bought everything they want and just have to spend it on something, I beleive thats called more money than brains. :rolleyes:

Spott
03-15-2005, 09:50 PM
I wonder how much a haunted Chiefs Planet Meatpeeker thread would go for?

badgirl
03-15-2005, 09:52 PM
I wonder how much a haunted Chiefs Planet Meatpeeker thread would go for?
Oh God, I'd feel sorry for the poor schmuck who won that prize. ROFL

C-Mac
03-15-2005, 09:55 PM
He claims that he isn't a "suspersticious person."

I heard that its bad luck to be superstitious.

Spott
03-15-2005, 09:56 PM
I always wondered if the people who bid on the really crazy crap on Ebay like this actually pay for it or just make the bids as a joke.

C-Mac
03-15-2005, 09:57 PM
You know the best thing they can do with that machine is destroy it, but we know that aint going to happen.
Interesting how science, medicine and higher education, explains paranormal activity basically as human lunacy. Yet any who claim to have belief in the Bible should understand why and how such a thing can occur. One also from this understanding should know why you should stay as far removed from it as you can.
:shake:

Spott
03-15-2005, 10:01 PM
You know the best thing they can do with that machine is destroy it, but we know that aint going to happen.
Interesting how science, medicine and higher education, explains paranormal activity basically as human lunacy. Yet any who claim to have belief in the Bible should understand why and how such a thing can occur. One also from this understanding should know why you should stay as far removed from it as you can.
:shake:


For 200 bucks, I'd sure as hell sell it. Heck, I'd even let my PS2 get possessed if I could get $500 out of it.

:)

Redcoats58
03-15-2005, 10:04 PM
You know the best thing they can do with that machine is destroy it, but we know that aint going to happen.
Interesting how science, medicine and higher education, explains paranormal activity basically as human lunacy. Yet any who claim to have belief in the Bible should understand why and how such a thing can occur. One also from this understanding should know why you should stay as far removed from it as you can.
:shake:
Sh*t I ought to buy just so I can smack that kid around at some Super Mario Bros. He'll wish he never got stuck in that damn machine.

ZootedGranny
03-15-2005, 10:20 PM
What a ****ing lame ass. All he had to do was play this shit, and the ghosts would be captured:

http://www.davidsclazzic.com/images/COLLECTI/NES/GHOSBUS.JPG

mcan
03-16-2005, 01:18 AM
I don't believe that the Nintendo is really haunted. But I do believe that the seller is being honest, albeit a little dramatic, about his experiences.


But THIS ONE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=19270&item=5564435352&rd=1) just seems rediculous, and the seller seems like a total flake...

Pants
03-16-2005, 01:27 AM
Ahahaha, that bitch is trying to fool people into buying some doll with positives energies or whatever and how beneficial it would be, and the somebody posts this:

I knew of a doll like that once, that became the purest form of EVIL when taken from the "Home of Preference". All 5 family members in the new home died

mcan
03-16-2005, 01:33 AM
Ahahaha, that bitch is trying to fool people into buying some doll with positives energies or whatever and how beneficial it would be, and the somebody posts this:


I thought her response to it was very telling... "This will not happen ... this doll is not evil at all she is of the purest essence of all. Linda"

Then in another post she says: "In the paranormal world anything is possible..."


:rolleyes: give me a break...

Taco John
03-16-2005, 01:38 AM
I don't believe that the Nintendo is really haunted. But I do believe that the seller is being honest, albeit a little dramatic, about his experiences.


But THIS ONE (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=19270&item=5564435352&rd=1) just seems rediculous, and the seller seems like a total flake...



http://i19.ebayimg.com/02/i/03/99/57/0b_2.JPG



I'm all over that if I'm Chucky...

J Diddy
03-16-2005, 01:47 AM
http://i19.ebayimg.com/02/i/03/99/57/0b_2.JPG



I'm all over that if I'm Chucky...

ROFL

Saggysack
03-16-2005, 01:47 AM
People will buy anything on Ebay. Take for instance $11,100 for LEROY'S HOME EMPREGNIFICATION CLINIC KIT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1469&item=5565578046&rd=1). Complete with a Barry White CD. And it still has 8 days left.

Pants
03-16-2005, 01:49 AM
I think it's time for me to come up with a scam for all the stupid ebayers out there.

Bob Dole
03-16-2005, 05:49 AM
What a ****ing lame ass. All he had to do was play this shit, and the ghosts would be captured:

http://www.davidsclazzic.com/images/COLLECTI/NES/GHOSBUS.JPG

But then he couldn't sell his $5 Nintendo for $200+.