I guess it’s true what they say, you can find anything on eBay, even a slightly used human soul. And while some of us wouldn’t sell our soul for all the money in the world, a woman from Albuquerque tried to give hers away for just $2,000.
It might sound like a stupid joke, or an-attention grabbing scheme, but the woman selling her soul, identified as Lori N., said her eBay ad is a cry for help. “I guess you could say that. I’m at the point now, I’m tired. I don’t feel good. I’m near the end of my rope. I really am,” she told WOAI. Up until five years ago, Lori was living a normal life and made a living as a freelance writer, but a serious car accident completely changed her life. She was a passenger in a car hit by a drunk driver, and the repercussions were dire. The poor woman was in a coma for three weeks, and woke up suffering from a stroke, a broken hip, broken pelvis, leg, collarbone, sternum, ribs, a collapsed lung. And if that wasn’t bad enough, she lost one of her breasts.
Lori N. is a freelance writer who can’t write much anymore and gets by on part-time inventory work. So she figured if she can’t use her body anymore, why nor market her soul? “What I’m gonna deliver is the opportunity for someone to save my soul,” Lori says. “They can save it through prayer, they can save it through conversion. They’re also gonna get a certificate detailing the white and black marks on my soul.” That’s sort of like the vehicle history you get when you buy a used car, only spiritual. The opening bid for this “slightly used soul” is $2,000, but so far she hasn’t had any takers. Still, the ad had quite a lot of hits, and that’s encouraging to Lori.
The Albuquerque woman said she realizes her unusual ad might offend some people’s religious beliefs, but she wanted to make it clear that she’s just really hoping to make contact – maybe with somebody else’s soul.