Man selling Christmas tree baubles filled with cremated human remains

Eric Ross is selling a unique festive decoration this year (Image: Eric Ross / SWNS.COM)

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A man is selling baubles filled with cremated human remains as decorations for your Christmas tree this festive season.

Performer and magician Eric Ross, who collects oddities from around the world, came up with the idea for the macabre decorations.

The 31-year-old from Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, said: “I bought a storage unit in Philadelphia and it had an urn filled with human ashes in it.

“The ashes come from a woman named Cynthia Hall, that’s all I know about her, just her name.

“I used to keep her ashes in little vials, but as the holiday season started approaching I thought it would be cool to put some of it into Christmas tree baubles.”

The baubles are filled with ashes
(Image: Eric Ross / SWNS.COM)

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The bizarre items come from Eric’s vast personal collection of morbid curiosities, which he’s been amassing for the last five years.

Eric added: “I am downsizing my personal collection by selling some of the pieces online now. I’ve sold quite a few times already.”

The baubles cost £15 ($20) for 20ml and £30 ($40) for 40ml.

Eric is also selling a toe-curling book "bound with real human flesh" for £1,500 ($2,000).

Eric filled with them full of ash from a stranger
(Image: Eric Ross / SWNS.COM)

He is also selling a book bound with human flesh
(Image: Eric Ross / SWNS.COM)

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He said: “Most of the items are made from retired medical specimens. Everything is legally and ethically sourced.

“Often medical professionals will make a collection and when they die the whole lot gets sold off in an estate sale, or from storage units.

“There are weird little communities online made up of people who like to buy this stuff, so we share information about where to buy things.”

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