Seven Terrifying Cursed Items
With Halloween just around the corner, the scary movies are out in full force. From creepy dolls like Annabelle (which is true) that terrorize a household, to an out of control Ouija board. I got to wondering are there items like that that are said to be cursed?
Take a look at this list of the seven most terrifying cursed items. See if it doesn't make your skin crawl with goosebumps.
These items really do exist in real life and have brought many problems and destruction on those who came in contact or possession of them.
Thomas Busby's Chair - Thomas Busby cursed his pub chair in 1702, right before he was executed for strangling his father-in-law to death for sitting in his chair. Supposedly 63 people who have sat on the chair met untimely deaths, sometimes mere hours after sitting in the chair. Read more here.
Annabelle the Doll - Bought in an antique shop in 1970, a woman gave a raggedy doll to her daughter, Donna, who was in nursing school. Donna and roommate Angie kept coming home to find the doll in different positions and different locations. Then the doll began living them notes reading "Help." And then they found the doll with blood on it. A psychic told them the doll was possessed by the spirit of a girl named Annabelle, who had died at the location where their apartment complex has been built. Click here for more.
The Crying Boy Paintings - Italian artist Giovanni Bragolin painted a picture of a crying boy that inexplicably became very popular in the 1950s and had many prints made. In 1985, the always reliable British newspaper The Sun reported that a fireman claimed to have found these prints in multiple houses destroyed by fire… although the prints were perfectly fine. Click here to read more.
The Basano Vase - 15th century silver Italian vase. Inside the vase is a note which reads: "Beware… this vase brings death." You'd immediately set it back down, heap dirt over it, and go get drunk, right? Well, whoever found the vase in 1988 was kind of a jerk, because he threw the note away and sold the vase to an auction house. The vase was bought by a pharmacist who of course died three months later. A surgeon bought the vase, and died two months later, despite being only 37 years old. Click here for more cursed news.
James Dean's Car - Actor James Dean loved his 1955 Porsche Spyder. He had it extensively customized and affectionately called it his "Little Bastard." Apparently, the car was so transparently evil that Sir Alec Guinness, when meeting Dean for lunch, claimed ""If you get in that car, you will be found dead in it by this time next week." And Dean was. But the curse didn't stop there; when mechanics tried to repair the wrecked car, it fell on one of them, crushing both his legs. The car's new owner sold the engine and drivetrain to two racers; one lost control, hit a tree and died instantly, the other was injured when his car locked up and rolled over. Click here to read more.
The Dybbuk Box - In Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is an evil spirit. Supposedly, a Holocaust survivor accidentally summoned the demon while using a homemade Ouija board, but managed to trap it inside the wine cabinet. Kevin Mannis bought the box at an estate sale in 2001, and immediately started having nightmares about an evil hag — as did friends who stayed with him. Mannis gave the box to his mother, who suffered a stroke on the same day. Click here for more.
Are you creeped out now? I know I am.