Top 10 Cursed Objects that are Real
Many people like watching a good horror movie or feeling a scared, but things start to get really creepy when it becomes a reality. There are objects out there that have a curse and this curse usually has a backstory to something awful that happened in history. Here is a list of the Top 10 Cursed Objects that are Real, some of you these you may be familiar with, especially from movies, but you may not be aware that they actually exist.
#10 Thomas Busby Stoop Chair
Thomas Busby enjoyed a drink, or two, or more. he could often be found at his favorite bar. He was not a terrifying character but a petty thief with a quick temper. The incident happened in 1702. A counterfeiter named Daniel Awety moved to the small town of Kirkby Wiske, England. here he could conduct his illicit trade. He had a daughter, Elizabeth, whom Thomas Busby fell in love with and married. Busby became partners with Awety in his illicit counterfeit trade. One evening Busby found Awety sitting in his chair at the local pub. The two argued and Awety left. Busby, still fuming, travelled to the house and bludgeoned Awety to death with one of the counterfeiting hammers. Busby was found guilty of murder and hanged. As he was led to his execution Busby cursed any man who were to sit in his favorite chair. It is said a great many people who have dared to sit in the chair have inexplicable died very soon after. Some say the number to be be round 63. To this day the chair is mounted high up on the wall of the Thirsk Museum and no one has been allowed to sit in it, no matter how much they offer for the thrill.
#9 The Delhi Purple Sapphire
In 1857, India was thrown into turmoil when an uprising against the British brought chaos and destruction to the country. It was not unusual for India’s temples and palaces to be looted and for British soldiers to take valuables and treasures back home. Before he left India, a Bengal Cavalryman Colonel W. Ferris, took what he believed to be a purple sapphire. As soon as he returned to England, Ferris began to suffer a series of financial misfortunes which brought the family to the brink of collapse. He lent the stone to a friend of the family who inexplicably committed suicide. By 1890 the gem had come into the possession of Edward Heron-Allen. In a bid to neutralize the power of the curse Heron-Allen had it bound with a silver ring fashioned as a double headed snake. In 1902 Heron-Allen reluctantly agreed to lend the Delhi Sapphire to a friend. The friend was immediately beset by a series of unlucky events. He returned the gem to Heron-Allen who almost immediately began to suffer misfortunes again. Exasperated, Heron-Allen packed the Delhi Sapphire into seven boxes filled with charms. He then deposited it in the safe of his bank with instructions for it not to be opened until after his death. In 1944, Heron-Allen died. His daughter wisely disposed of it as quickly as she could and sent it to the Natural History Museum.
#8 Anna Baker Wedding Dress
In 1849 a girl from a rich family named Anna Baker fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna’s father did not want her daughter to marry a man from the lower class. Know matter how much Anna begged and pleaded he refused to let her marry. Anna was deeply in love with him and even bought a wedding dress in hopes that one day her dreams may come true. But Anna’s father, as stubborn as he was never let her marry her one true love. Eventually by the time her father died it was too late and her true love was gone. Anna lived out her days alone and very, very angry. The servants of the household would sometimes see Anna wearing her wedding dress and dancing under the moonlight. Anna died old and very bitter in 1914. Eventually the bakers mansion turned into a museum. Anna’s wedding dress was placed in a glass case in her old bedroom. Visitors of the museum constantly report seeing a women’s image looking back at them when staring through the glass case at Anna’s wedding dress and also report that they can see the wedding dress sway from side to side within the glass case. From time to time visitors would tell the tour guides that they saw a women dancing while wearing a wedding dress within the Bakers estate.
#7 James Deans “Little Bastard”
Since James Dean’s death in 1955, the Porsche 550 Spyder has become infamous as the car that killed him. While filming Rebel Without A Cause, James Dean had upgraded from the 356 to the 550 Spyder and decided that he wanted to make it uniquely his. Dean called upon George Barris, of movie car fame, to customize the Porsche. He gave it tartan seats, two red stripes over the rear wheels and plastered the number ‘130’ on its doors, hood and engine cover. The name “Little Bastard” was given by Dean language coach, Bill Hickman, and was later painted on the car. That “Little Bastard” not only killed James Dean, but killed and maimed others who came in contact with it causing many to say that the damn thing was cursed. George Barris, who customized the 550 originally, bought the wrecked carcass of “Little Bastard” for $2500 and soon after it slipped off its trailer and broke a mechanics leg. Not long after Barris sold the engine and drivetrain to Troy McHenry and William Eschrid. While the two were both racing against one another in cars that had parts from the “Little Bastard,” McHenry lost control and hit a tree, killing him instantly and Eschrid was seriously injured when his car suddenly locked up and rolled over while going into a turn. Barris still had two tires from the 550 which were untouched in Dean’s accident. He sold them and not long after, both blew out simultaneously causing the new owner’s car to run off the road. The curse continued when the “Little Bastard” was being transported when the truck carrying the car lost control which caused the driver to fall out and somehow get crushed by the car after it fell off the back. The car fell off of two more transport trucks while travelling on the freeway fortunately not injuring anyone.
#6 The Woman from Lemb Statue
The statue is carved from pure limestone and was found in lemb cyprus in 1878. This creepy and amazing looking statue dates back to 3,500 BC. This ancient statue was first owned by Lord Elphont. Within 6 years of owning this statue all 7 members of his family died, and they all died in very mysterious ways. Both of the next two owners of the goddess of death statue died along with their entire family’s. Now Not to long after that the next owner his wife and 2 of their daughters also died. The two remaining sons of the family were scared for their lives so they decided to donate the statue to the royal Scottish museum in Edinburg. Shortly after the statue was displayed in the museum the chief of that section also died. After his death the museum did a very smart thing and put this deadly statue in a glass case so no one could ever touch it again. It was a very smart move as no one has died from this statue since. “The women from lemb statue” might just be the worlds most evil object.
#5 Otzi the Iceman
In September of 1991, a curious discovery was made among the cold, windswept peaks of Italy’s Ötztal Alps, along the border of Italy and Austria. The body itself, which had been completely mummified in the ice, was determined to be that of a man in his mid-forties, who had lived between 3359 and 3105 BCE, making him over 5,000 years old and the oldest known preserved specimen of a human in Europe. The body was also covered in a total of 61 tattoos. The first death linked to the “curse” was that of a forensic pathologist, Rainer Henn, 64, who was one of the earliest scientists who was one of the first to handle the mummy. He died in a catastrophic car crash on his way to give a lecture on some of his findings. This death was followed by that of the mountain guide who had led Henn to the body, a Kurt Fritz, 52, who was killed in a freak avalanche. An American film maker who had filmed the removal of the Iceman from the ice for a documentary died of a sudden brain tumor. Next was one of the actual hikers who had first found the Iceman’s body frozen, Helmut Simon, 69, who went missing while on a hike on Austria’s Gaiskarkogel peak. The leader of the mountain search party sent to look for Simon, a Dieter Warnecke, 45, would also die of a heart attack. This was followed by the death of a Konrad Spindler, 55, who had also been one of the first scientists to examine the Iceman, and who died of complications connected to multiple sclerosis. The final and perhaps the strangest of the deaths was that of American born molecular archeologist Tom Loy, 63, who was instrumental in uncovering some important information on the Iceman. Loy was well aware of the curse but stated he did not believe in such things. Loy was diagnosed with a rare hereditary blood condition shortly after his involvement with the Iceman, which killed him. At present, the remains are kept in a refrigerated, technologically sophisticated chamber deep within the bowels of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, Italy, and the curse seems to be silent for now.
#4 The Crying Boy Painting
The Crying Boy is a mass-produced print of a painting by Italian painter Giovanni Bragolin. It was widely distributed from the 1950s onwards. The series depicted young teary-eyed children. While it may seem strange to want an image of a weeping child on your wall, the pictures proved popular all over the world. In 1985 the most popular tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom, printed a story which described the terrible experience of May and Ron Hall after their Rotherham home was destroyed by fire. Only one item remained intact, a print of ‘The Crying Boy’ on their living room wall. A firefighter claimed that he had attended at least fifteen house fires where everything was destroyed. The only thing left complete in each home was the picture of ‘The Crying Boy’. A rash of fires all over the United Kingdom were blamed on the cursed child. On Halloween 1985, hundreds of the paintings were collected together by the newspaper and burnt under the supervision of the Fire Brigade.
#3 The Basano Vase
This beautiful vase was made from carved silver in the 15th century. The vase was made for an Italian bride as a wedding gift in a Northern village close to Napoli. On her wedding night, the new bride was found lying on the floor dying & clutching her vase. Just before she died, she promised to return & seek her vengeance. After her passing, the vase was handed down from family member to family member, all dying of mysterious circumstances until, eventually, the vase was boxed & hidden away from sight in a secret location. The history as to who hid the vase is sketchy, but some people say it was buried on sacred ground by a priest, others say it just simply disappeared only to be rediscovered in 1988. A piece of parchment paper was inside the vase with a message saying ” Beware…..This vase brings death.” The warning was discarded, & the vase was quickly sold off at auction. The buyer was a local pharmacist & owned the vase up until he died mysteriously just three months later. His family quickly sold it to a prominent surgeon who did not believe in such things as curses, & died two months later, aged 37. The vase was sold yet again to an archaeologist who purchased it for his own private collection. Three months later, he died of an unknown infection. This time it took only one month before the curse of the Basano vase took the new owners life. By this time the townsfolk believed in the curse, including the remaining families, & tossed the vase out of the window. The vase is said to have nearly hit a policeman on the head. The owner refused to take the vase back. The police tried to take the vase to several museums but they all refused. It has been reported that the police buried the vase in an undisclosed location.
#2 Robert the Doll
Robert Eugene Otto – or Gene, as his family called him – was just a young boy in the early 1900s when his family’s maid gave him a strange, straw-filled doll to play with. Gene loved his life-sized doll and brought it along everywhere, even naming it “Robert” after himself. It wasn’t long, however, before people began noticing signs of Robert the Doll’s evil and mischievous nature. As rumor has it, the Ottos and their servants would often hear Gene in his bedroom, having conversations with himself in two entirely different voices. Furthermore, the Ottos would wake up in the middle of the night to Gene’s screaming, only to find the frightened boy in bed, surrounded by overturned furniture. Gene would blame Robert the Doll for messing up the bedroom, while Robert would glare at Gene from the foot of the bed. Soon after, mutilated toys and mysterious happenings would appear in the home, only to have Gene proclaim each time: “Robert did it!”. Though the Ottos didn’t quite believe Gene, it was reported that they could hear the eerie sound of Robert giggling around the house, and passersby even claimed to see a small doll moving from window to window. Robert was eventually moved to the attic, where he remained for a number of years.Gene eventually married and many tales of his wife’s disdain for Robert arose. Conflicting rumors surfaced, some alleging that Gene’s wife died from “insanity” after locking Robert in the attic, while others report that Gene died with Robert by his side. Robert the Doll now lives at the Fort East Martello Museum in Key West, Florida, where some believe his hair color – and soul – are both slowly fading. Visitor beware, though, as Robert’s current favorite mischievous act involves casting curses on those who take his photo without first asking permission. To date, the walls near his glass case are covered in numerous letters from previous visitors and naysayers, begging for Robert’s forgiveness and asking him to remove any hex he has cast.
#1 Annabelle the Doll
Annabelle is an ordinary Raggedy Ann doll. But some people believe she’s possessed by a demon. Movies like Annabelle and The Conjuring tell this story. The real Annabelle doll in a basement museum, known as the Warren Occult Museum, in Connecticut. Warren lore says the original Annabelle began her reign of terror in 1970 after being purchased in a hobby shop by a mother as a gift for her daughter. The weirdness allegedly went down right away, from Annabelle levitating to brutal attacks — even the attempted strangulation of a family friend. The Warrens were called to investigate and diagnosed the doll as an “inhuman demonic spirit.” Ed drove Annabelle to the museum for safekeeping, but claimed the doll willed the car’s brakes and steering to fail repeatedly. (He threw holy water on his backseat passenger to stop the meddling.) At the museum, Annabelle is kept in a glass box secured with ritualistic prayers. “We have a priest come in and bless the museum, including Annabelle,” says Lorraine, whose husband died in 2006.