A graduate found a “terrifying cursed” object in her garden after moving into her new home .
She claimed she “dug the treasure up” but social media users said it is a sign of a creepy curse.
“I recently bought an old house and dug this treasure up in the garden. I have no idea what it is but my daughter hates it and says it’s bad juju,” the woman wrote on Facebook.
“It’s huge and heavy.”
But Kerri, of Brisbane, Australia, investigated the find and contacted the house’s previous owners.
And she soon found the object wasn’t as sinister as it first appeared.
“She said her son did pottery in high school a number of years ago and was forever bringing ‘crap’ home. She would put them in the garden where the earth claimed this piece,” Kerri posted.
“My yard smells like burnt sage, my house of vinegar. All precautions were taken. Anyway, I have contacted my home’s previous owner. Mystery solved.”
Kerri, whose Facebook page says she is engaged and left Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE in Queensland, Australia, in 2014, caused significant debate online with her initial post.
Some concerned people even suggested the woman should have contacted an exorcist.
“Bury it back or burn it,” one of around 10,000 comments read.
“You need to rebury it. If it’s some kind of spell jar and you f*** with it … things can end badly … this doesn’t look like a sweet spell,” another claimed.
“Call an exorcist,” one advised.
Others suggested the ceramic ball could contain ashes of either a pet or human and it should be returned underground.
Recently, a chilling picture taken inside a home in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, showed a 116-year-old doll appearing to blink – despite not having eyes or eyelids.
Paranormal investigators Craig Jones, 28, and Matt Wood, 48, said the doll had left people sick and dizzy.