My Google alerts notified me about a great story today on Baxterking.com: “Get Yourself A Bottle of Wine Containing a ‘Real’ Ghost.” It was about a company selling ghosts in wine bottles, appropriately named Ghost in a Bottle.
Oh, the array of “spirits” jokes that immediately popped into my mind… I’ll spare you and just get on with the story. (But I can’t promise refraining from making spirit references…)
Speaking of spirits, this wine bottle is devoid of the type of spirits you imbibe. (Darn, I thought that’d be kind of neat…ghost wine from a phantom vineyard. Tag line: “It’ll give you a ghostly hangover.” Or, “Wine so good you’ll give up the ghost!” Okay, I’ll stop now.)
But it isn’t devoid of spirits entirely. (Allegedly anyway.)
Apparently, they use a “special technology” to capture and contain the ghosts. Bottles are then sealed with wax to keep the ghosts in. (Is wax all it takes to harness a ghost’s energy once you’ve caught it? While we’re on that subject, can ghosts really fit in wine bottles? For the sake of simplicity, and so I can get on with things, we’ll assume they can…)
But caution must be exercised. Ghosts in bottles are not to be treated as supernatural novelties, as evidenced by the warnings the seller has all over their Home page. They really emphasize being careful not to open or break the bottles without first consulting their Warnings page, which outlines all the hazards that may befall you if you do.
To own your own Ghost in a Bottle, it’ll set you back $20. But it comes complete as a “kit,” meaning in addition to your bottled ghost you also get a certificate signed by the ghost hunter who captured your ghost testifying to its authenticity.
So, as the company’s motto puts it, “Supernatural or novelty? You decide.” Who knows? If nothing else, it would make a fun gift for the ghost enthusiast who has everything…except a real ghost to call their own.