10 Of the Most Terrifying Haunted and Cursed Objects That Still Exist
Reports of Paranormal activity and hauntings have always interested us. But while it seems that present day ghost stories aren’t all that scary, there are certain things that may haunt you for the rest of your life if you ever came across them. These aren’t some mythical objects and the subject of folklore or exaggeration. Cursed objects actually exist and some of them listed here may have also served as the theme for popular horror movies. Take a look at ten of the most haunted and cursed objects still in existence today.
10 The Cursed Mirror of Myrtles Plantation
Myrtles Plantation is regarded as the most haunted place in the world. However even more scary than the place itself is a mirror that was brought to the building in 1980. It was believed that the mirror was haunted b y the spirit of Sara Woodruff who was poisoned along with her children by a slave named Chloe. Guests at the popular bed and breakfast plantation have reported seeing strange figures in the mirror and even a child’s handprints on the glass.
9 ‘The Hands Resist Him’ Painting
Artists Bill Stoneham’s creation “The hands resist him” in 1972 is considered the most haunted piece of art in the world. Every potential buyer has received a warning from the previous owner. During the night the figures in the painting start moving or disappear entirely. According to Stoneham, the painting represents a threshold between the real world and the world of fantasy and impossibilities. The doll in the painting is a guide for the boy through the threshold. As per reports. The first gallery owner who showcased the painting as well as the art critic who reviewed it both died within a year of seeing it.
8 Annabelle the Possessed Doll
Perhaps the most famous of haunted and cursed objects that also inspired a movie by the same name, Annabel the doll was first discovered in an antique shop in 1970. After it was purchased by mother for her daughter strange events started occurring where the doll was once found standing on its legs. Little notes appeared all around the apartment saying “help us” and drops of blood were noticed on the doll’s dress. A paranormal investigation deduced that the doll was haunted by a 7 year old girl named Annabelle Higgins who was murdered.
However the haunted incident began to get worse and evil where on of the friends of the girl was scratched viciously. It was then that famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called in who found out that the Doll was also possessed by a demonic presence who was also trying to possess the girl whom the doll belonged to. The doll was given away to the Warrens who keep it in their occult museum in a sealed glass cabinet that says WARNING POSITIVELY DO NOT OPEN”
7 The Dybbuk Box
The wine cabinet first auctioned on EBay in 2001 is said to be haunted by an evil spirit called a Dybbuk. Its first Owner Kevin Mannis, who purchased it in 2001, discarded it because of the terrible nightmares that plagued the entire family. Horrible events have been reported by every owner who came in possession of the cabinet. The box origins were traced back to a holocaust survivor where the box was reported to be possessed by a Dybbuk which is an evil spirit according to Jewish Mythology. The last owner Jason Haxton upon learning this hid the box with the help of local rabbis from the world in a place where it would not be able to do any damage. The legend of the Dybbuk box however lives on.
6 The Haunted Wedding Dress
Among haunted and cursed objects, the wedding dress belonged to a woman named Anna Baker who in the 1800’s had bought the dress and planned to marry her sweetheart a poor iron worker. Her father forbade the wedding after which Anna lived a solitary life brooding and angry till her death. The dress is on display in her bedroom at the baker residence where reports have stated that the dress moves by itself in its airtight case.
5 ‘The Anguished Man’ Painting
When Sean Robinson retrieved a painting hidden by his grandmother in the basement, he never realized what he was getting into. He was fascinated by the painting as a child and so hung it on the wall. After that Sean and his family started experienced bizarre incidents in the house where doors creaked open on their own, blood curdling screams and nightmares that plagued every member of the family. A paranormal investigation into the painting found that the artist who painted the anguished man had committed suicide. However before taking his life he had mixed his own blood in the paint used for the artwork. Sean returned the painting back in the basement of his home in Cumbria, England where it remains today.
4 The Chair of Death
The chair of notorious convicted murderer Thomas Busby was haunted and as notorious as its owner. Before being executed, Busby’s last words as he dined at a pub being part of hs last wishes were “May sudden death come to anyone who dare sit on my chair”. That was no idle threat because 63 people who sat in the chair all died untimely deaths some of which instantly after sitting in the chair. Busby’s stoop chair is now part of Thrisk Museum in England where it is hung 5 feet off the ground.
3 The Maori Warrior Masks
The Maoris believe that Maori warriors dying in battle leave their souls in their masks. Despite of the Masks not threatening men, pregnant women reported disturbances and complications when coming in contact with Maori masks.
There are several masks on display at a New Zealand Museum with a warning that expectant women should not come close to the mask for the sake of their future child.
2 The Cursed Basano Vase
The Basano Vase was a 15th century silver vase crafted by an Italian woman on her wedding night. She was tragically murdered that very night and was found still clutching the vase. From then on whichever family member owned the vase died an untimely death. The vase surfaced in 1988 bearing a note saying “Beware, this vase brings death”. Once again it claimed lives till even museums refused to accept it. The vase is believed to be buried in a lead coffin whose whereabouts is unknown.
1 ‘The Crying Boy’ Painting
The most curious of haunted and cursed objects was the crying boy painting created by artist Giovani Bragolin in 1950. The crying boy painting is quite infamous for its haunting incidents. Even when copies of the painting were hung up in homes across England, strange occurrences were reported where homes mysteriously caught fire some of them even burning to the ground. What was bizarre was the fact in every home that had been reduced to ashes; the painting of the crying by was untouched and untarnished by the flames.