JANESVILLE, WI (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just seconds away from being cast into the fire of a wood-burning stove, a chunk of firewood bearing the image of the Virgin Mary was saved only to be sold on eBay to online casino GoldenPalace.com for $99.

The seller of the item, coincidentally named Faith, never considered herself a religious person, but was astonished when she found the image of the Virgin Mary complete with halo staring back at her.

*(Photo Caption: The wood with image of the Virgin Mary, bought by GoldenPalace.com.)

“I was about to chuck this into the wood stove when the image in the center caught my eye,” said Faith. “This is an image of the Madonna! I could not burn it. It’s even got a halo of lighter colored wood around her head! Nothing short of miraculous!”

The holy image will be right at home amongst the casino’s ever-growing collection of religious, paranormal, and generally eccentric items bought on eBay. GoldenPalace.com plans to take these items on tour around the country this summer as part of a traveling museum displaying pop-culture Americana.

Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devised some of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past few years. Recently, items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Britney Spears’ Pregnancy Test, and William Shatner’s Kidney Stone, have garnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino.

More information: http://www.GoldenPalace.com

News issued by: GoldenPalace.com

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Original Story ID: (1480) :: 2006-03-0327-005

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News Source: GoldenPalace.com