The auction bid site, eBay has sold some unusual items over the years, but recently, an unknown seller has been auctioning off halos.
Halos are the golden hoops around Catholic saints and angels.
A search for 'halo' on eBay reveals that several thousand are still available. This has led leading theologians to determine that there has been a significant fall out among the Heavenly host.
"The first thing removed from a beatific being after a transgression is the halo," said Biblical scholar, Luke Matthews. "After this would be the wings. Given the remarkable number of search results for 'Halo', I am sure that we will soon be seeing 'Angel Wings' getting a similar number of hits."
Although Matthews has yet to get to grips with a computer and do the search himself, he already believes he knows what he will find.
"There are three kinds of halo," he said. "On the one side is the traditional hooped variety that floats above a beatific head. Secondly, there is the star burst halo that provides a constant sun-like burst of light behind the head no matter from which angle it is viewed from. The third kind is rarer, and is like a sun hanging above the head. From what I have been told, these have been called simply 'halo' for the first kind, but type two and three are called halo 2 and halo 3. My research students tell me that there are far more results for the first kind, lessening down to halo 3."
Such is the desire for the seller to rid Himself of the large quantity of halos, some of them come with free gifts.
"One of my researchers has told me," said Matthews, "that several of the auctioned halos come with a free Xbox 360."