At approximately 3:00 est on April 1st 2007 all users on Gaia had a Giftbox floating on there screen indicating a random event. This was the black magical giftbox. Many users opened it up and received a platinum halo. When equipped the item "blew up".
On April 3rd 2007, Gaia changed the name of the platinum halo to the soot face explode. This was the clear sign that Gaia had pulled a April fool on all of Gaia. The black magical giftbox was also changed to the worthless black giftbox.