A Canadian woman was horrified to discover that the urn necklace she purchased to place her grandmother’s ashes in already contained the remains of a stranger when it was delivered. Nadine Roy from Gatineau, Quebec, bought the piece of jewelry from a third-party seller on Amazon but certainly didn’t expect what arrived at her house a few days later.
- Roy was beside herself when she realized the problem. In a review she posted to the product’s Amazon page, Roy wrote, “I’m sick to my stomach. I don’t even know what to do. This is beyond unacceptable. I am so disgusted and I’m sorry to the ghost remains I just disturbed.”
- She actually purchased four different pendants from three different sellers. The necklaces were for herself, her mother, her brother, and a family friend so that each of them could have part of her grandmother’s remains with them. She chose a butterfly necklace for herself from a seller called Minfeel Jewelry. The seller had pretty solid reviews and was rated a “good seller” with an “impressive rating” of an overall 4.8 stars. Because of this, she had no reason to believe the transaction wouldn’t go smoothly.
- Roy’s necklace wasn’t wrapped securely like the others. When they arrived, Roy noticed that her necklace was thrown in a plastic zip bag, unlike the others that were securely packaged. “When I opened the canister … I was tilting it and all this dust came out. I realized pretty quickly that it was actually ashes,” she told CBC News. “There was little hairs in it. I have no words for it.”
- She received a refund but that’s no excuse. While the company who sold the necklace did return the nearly $57 she spent on the pendant, Roy feels what she received was still unacceptable.
- Roy handled the ashes she did receive with care. While she was unsure who or what they belonged to, she took the necklace and hung it in a tree in a cemetery in Ottawa. “I went to a graveyard, put it in a tree somewhere that was peaceful, quiet, beautiful to look at and just left it there,” she said. “I think that’s the most respectful thing I could do.”