Ghosts, curses and possessed items. There are so many things in the world that can creep a man out in fear, and to that non-ending list, we add in a few more right here! Check out these real-life cursed objects, and feel the fear crawl up.
Newport, Rhode is one of the oldest cities of the United States, and as much as it is famous for its grand mansions, it is also famous for all the spook stories that revolve around the place, of which the Belcourt Castle snatches maximum attention. The castle has two chairs which are claimed to be haunted. People who sit in the chairs say they immediately feel cold, queasy, and uncomfortable. Their hands feel like they're pricked by static electricity when held near the chairs, and many people have claimed that they've felt like they're sitting on someone when they attempt to sit on the chairs. Several visitors have actually been ejected from the chairs by an unseen force.
Do you have a favorite chair? Ever considered cursing it so that nobody dares sit on it? Well, that was what Thomas Busby did, or so it appears. He was executed in 1702 for killing his father in law. And why did he do that? For sitting on his chair of course! Ever since, 63 people sat on the chair and faced untimely death.
When a girl named Anna Baker fell in love with a low-class iron worker, and her father revolted and avoided the wedding from happening. This wedding dress, that was supposed to be wore by Anna, but was wore by somebody else on her wedding. Years later, after the Baker mansion was turned into a museum and the dress locked in, spectators have claimed to see the dress move of its own accord, as though worn by a bride, admiring herself before a mirror.
This mysterious mirror is said to contain the spirits of a mother, Sara Woodruff and her children. The Woodruffs were poisoned to death, and though custom dictates that mirrors should be covered after death to prevent spirits from getting trapped, this mirror was not covered, so the belief is that the Woodruff souls are very much present and active within the mirror.
When Key West painter Robert Eugene Otto was gifted this doll in his childhood, he was named Robert. And since his appearance, strange things began to happen in the house; things like overturning of the furniture Robert was on, and sounds of deep-voiced people in empty rooms. Today, the doll is kept locked in a museum, and it is strictly warned to not even take a photo of him.
This painting is believed to be cursed. It's said that the characters in the painting often move on their own and change positions. Creepy, huh!
This scary-looking painting was kept in Sean Robinson's grandmother's attic for twenty-five years before he inherited it from her. She had always told Robinson that the painting was evil, explaining how the artist who created it had used his own blood mixed with the paint, and had killed himself shortly after completing it. She claimed to hear voices and crying when the painting was displayed, and to see the shadowy figure of a man in her house, which is why she locked it away in the attic. As soon as Robinson took the painting into his home, he and his family started experiencing the same kinds of creepy phenomenon. His son fell down the stairs, his wife felt something stroking her hair, and they saw the shadow man and heard that someone was crying. Freakish!
This box, which first appeared on the internet on the eBay is said to be haunted as it carries around bad luck for whoever possess it.
The movie 'The Conjuring' is based on the true story of the haunted doll Annabelle, that used to be found in different positions and places every time it was left alone.
James Dean's 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 actually died. 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; out of which one lost control, hit a tree and died instantly, and the other was injured when his car locked up and rolled over. Various stories keep piling on and on over that.
This statue has killed so many people that it's often referred to as "The Goddess of Death." Supposedly, the first owner was a Lord Elphont, whose seven-member family died within six years of receiving the statue. The Woman from Lemb was then acquired by Ivor Manucci, who died along with his entire family within the next four years. Then it went to a Lord Thompson-Noel. He and his family died. The statue disappeared for a bit, but its next confirmed owner was Sir Alan Biverbrook, who wife and two daughters shortly croaked. With two sons left, Biverbrook wisely donated the damn thing to the Royal Scottish Museum.
Crying Boy is the painting of Italian painter Bruno Amadio, but later on it turned into a curse. In 1985, stories began circulating - stories of prints of "The Crying Boy" being found in the ruins of burned houses. The houses were destroyed, but the paintings were safe. It is also said that the tears were seen dripping from the eyes of the little boy. It is believed that those who owned the painting were cursed.
In 1988, after some jerk dug it up in his backyard and found a note saying "This vase brings death", he threw the note away and sold the vase to an auction house, following which strange things began to happen. The vase was bought by a pharmacist who died three months later. A surgeon bought the vase, and died two months later, despite being only 37 years old. Next an archaeologist bought it he also died two months later. The next owner died within a month. According to some Italian newspapers, the police confiscated the vase and reburied it in a lead box at an unknown location.
You'll be surprised to hear that this cane was sold on eBay for a whooping $65,000! This isn't exactly the 'haunted' kind. It so happens that this cane was sold online because the child of the house claimed to see his late grandfather roaming about the house, something that was thought to be linked to this cane of his. It was sold only to bring to rest the child's fears.
This chest was built by an African American slave upon order, and he was killed by the owner for not having liked it. After this, the slave's friend's sprinkled owl's blood in the chest, and cursed it with the help of a conjure man, in pursuing vengeance for their friend's death. Since then, about seventeen deaths were attributed to this chest, until the curse was lifted by a conjure woman.