Unique Haunted Vintage Table-Top Lighter.
Here's the story . . .
A long-time client of ours sent this lighter to us. He collects haunted items and old lighters, and he picked it up at a haunted antique shop in Vancouver.
He was told the lighter originally belonged to a man named Max. It was given to him as a gift from his wife, Rita. See, Max was very well off, and he married a beautiful woman 20 years younger. They were madly in love and spent five years together. One night, Max had a sudden heart attack and passed away.
For the next 15 years, Rita was alone with a lot of money, and she smoked three packs of cigarettes a day. With nearly every cigarette, she used this lighter. She started losing her looks and her health. And another awful thing happened. Rita was being investigated for the murder of her husband! The families of two other men (from the US and Canada) came forward claiming that Rita was married to their relatives, and they suddenly died of heart attacks - the very same way Max did. Since Rita had a background in nursing, they suspected foul play and brought forth quite a bit of evidence.
One morning, Rita's friend came by and found her dead. She was on the bedroom floor with a picture of Max in one hand and this lighter in the other. She died of "natural causes" before they could convict her. She probably attached to this lighter because of her history with it.
She bought it for her husband, she used it for many years afterwards, and she died clenching it.
That was in the 1970s. This lighter belonged to eight different owners and five different shops since then. Countless people have encountered Rita. But not old and sick. When she appears to people, she looks about 25 years old and is extremely beautiful. She appears very clearly, and she's spoken to many people. She speaks about Max and his death. She speaks about her own death. She's also told people very personal things about herself and her marriage. She predicted things that have come true. It's unclear whether she actually killed those men or not, and what she's said over the years keeps people guessing.
My client experienced nothing for the first 10 months of having the lighter in his home. He didn't believe it to be haunted at all. Then, in October of that year, activity started very heavily. First things moved around the room. A few days later, he heard whispers and smelled cigarette smoke. And then she appeared to him. For six months, the activity had been nonstop. He desperately wanted to keep this item because he was so thrilled with the level of activity. He's never had such an active item. But it got to the point where his relationship and work were suffering, so he sent it to us.
Of course, we have no reason to doubt him, we cannot verify any of these claims.
Rita has appeared to both men and women. She's not evil but she's not good either. We're told it's kind of a balanced energy. If you need balance and a little ghostly entertainment, this is your piece.
We were told the lighter is from the 1950s. We've researched and found similar lighters popular at that time. Rita added a flower design on the front of the lighter to make it more feminine. It's still there. We don't know if the lighter works or not at this point. None of use smoke or use lighters, so we wouldn't know how to add fluid or test it. Please keep that in mind before purchasing. It's in good shape for its age. It looks very used though. Of course, it was. It's about 7.5 inches high.
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Haunted Vintage Table-Top Lighter. Very Active. Believed to Have a Spirit of a Beautiful Woman Attached! Incredible Energy! Paranormal.
Unique Haunted Vintage Table-Top Lighter.