These items have been reported to bring bad luck, poverty, illness, deadly diseases and even death. These items are allegedly possessed by evil spirits and under demonic influences. The owner or the people associated with these objects have been harmed one way or another. Many people even lost their life under strange circumstances. Here are the 10 Most Notorious Cursed Items In The World that you should stay away from.
10. Annabelle the Doll:
Probably the most popular cursed object on this list. The Annabelle doll dates back to 1970 when a mother bought it from an antique shop as a birthday gift for her daughter. Then the family noticed unusual things happening inside the house. Self-proclaimed demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren were called and they found that the doll possesses the spirit of a 7-year-old girl named Annabelle Higgins who was brutally murdered. The doll is now locked up in the Occult Museum, Connecticut. And allegedly it changes positions, writes messages, and performs other paranormal things in the glass box.
9. Hope Diamond:
One of the famous cursed jewels in the world, the Hope Diamond is reportedly worth $250 million. The remarkably large, blue gem is believed to cause misfortune and misery to anyone who wears it. It is believed that In 1653, a French merchant obtained the original 115-carat blue diamond in India where he plucked the gem from one of the eyes of a Hindu idol. The French merchant was later killed by dogs.
8. Dybbuk Box:
The Dybbuk Box got its fame from the 2012 film The Possession. But before that in 2001 when Kevin Mannis purchased a wine cabinet and started having terrible nightmares. Then he gifted the Dybbuk Box to his mother and she had a stroke the very day she received it. Every person who allegedly owned the cursed item suffered from horrible events. Jason Haxton found out that the box holds the spirit of a wicked Jewish creature called Dybbuk. He was the last owner of the cabinet who realised the box has the ability to haunt and possess the living. Later it was auctioned on eBay.
7. The Crying Boy Painting:
Created by Italian painter Giovani Bragolin, The Crying Boy Painting is another item that is renowned to be cursed. The famous painting was then mass-produced and was found in many homes across Britain. In 1985, the British newspaper The Sun reported that this painting was found in many of the mysteriously burn down houses by a fireman. But strangely the painting was untouched by the fire. There is a story that the original painting was of an orphan boy whose home burned down.
6. King Tutankhamun’s Tomb:
One of the most cursed objects in the world is believed to be the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Whoever entered the burial place of the 19-year-old pharaoh suffered from bad luck, illness, or death. Howard Carter expedition to find Tut’s tomb in 1922 and after that, a series of deaths occurred to the people who were somehow associated with the tomb. The canary who led Carter to the tomb’s hidden location was first to die. Then Carter’s financial backer Lord Carnavon died. By 1935, 20 more peoples deaths were blamed on the cursed tomb. Although, sceptics propose that coincidence or a deadly fungus from the tomb are the cause.
5. The Iceman:
The mummy of Otzi aka the Iceman was found in September 1991 in the Otzal Alps, Italy by two German hikers. It was a well-preserved mummy of a man who lived around 3300 BC. After the discovery, people who were involved began to die due to violent accidents. Rainer Henn who was a forensic pathologist died in a horrific car accident. Hiker Helmut Simon died after falling off from a deadly hidden path and Mountaineer Kurt Fritz died in an avalanche. The Iceman has allegedly caused at least seven deaths.
4. Busby Stoop Chair:
The alleged haunted chair which was cursed by murderer Thomas Busby before his execution in North Yorkshire, UK is one of the most cursed items in the world. In 1702, Busby killed his father-in-law after he used Busby’s chair without permission. Before the execution, Busby was granted a final request, he requested to have a last drink in his chair. Since then the chair has taken may live, 63 deaths to be specific. For now, the chair is on display at the Thirsk Museum hanging from the ceiling to prevent anyone from sitting on it.
3. James Dean’s Little Bastard:
Actor James Dean called his loving 1955 Porsche Spyder “Little Bastard.” The car was cursed and before Dean died in the car he was warned by Sir Alec Guinness. After the accident when a mechanic tried to fix the wrecked car, it fell on him, crushing both his legs. The engine was sold by the new owner of the car and drivetrain to two racers. One of the lost control hit a tree and died immediately and the other one got injured when his car locked up and rolled over. Even two thieves got injured when they tried to steal some pieces of the car. The truck driver who was transporting the car was also killed.
2. Basano Vase:
The Basano Vase is a carved silver vase from the 15th century. It was a wedding gift for a bride near Napoli, Italy. Even before getting married the bride was killed with the vase in her hands. The vase was later passed down in her family line, but anyone who possessed of it said to have perished soon thereafter. In 1988, even multiple museums refused to take it because of the curse on it. Four more people died before the vase was taken over by the police.
1. Women From Lemb Statue:
In 1878, the Women From Lemb, an artefact carved out from limestone, probably around 3500 BC was discovered in Lemb, Cyprus. The statue was owned by four different families that all died. The last surviving family donated the statue to the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. Strangely, the museum curator who handled the statue died within a year.