For every high, there is a low, for everything good, there is something evil. Here’s a list of the 13 most cursed objects and artifacts ever that are so evil, they are spine-chilling.
13.) The Dybbuk Box
Dybbuk box is a haunted wine cabinet filled with a restless spirit. It is haunted by a dybbuk which according to Jewish mythology is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person and leaves the host body only when it has accomplished its goal or after it has been exorcised. The box was first auctioned on eBay in 2003 by Kevin Mannis who had supposedly bought the box for himself in 2000 and ever since then, a series of misfortunes befell him and he wanted to get rid of the box as soon as he could. Kevin Mannis wrote in his dybbuk box’s auction description about the box’s history which said that the box was previously owned by a survivor of the Poland Holocaust and it had a spirit of an oppressed dybbuk inside.
The box had supernatural powers and bought upon series of bad luck and health. However, despite the jinxed and spooky description, a buyer called Jason Haxton bought the box in 2004 and sold the box and its rights to a Hollywood Production Company. Sam Raimi then produced “The Possession,” a Hollywood horror movie in 2012. The cursed Dybbuk box is now safely stored at the Zak Bagans Haunted Museum in Nevada. In 2018, rapper Post Malone claimed that a spate of bad luck was caused by his mere contact with the cabinet.
12.) Demonic Dolls Owned by Ed & Lorraine Warren
Celebrity Demonologists, Ed and Lorraine Warren have been known for their spine-chilling paranormal investigations of the supernatural. Amongst many of these haunted revelation cases, lies the case of demonic dolls that they’d gathered in their demonic voyage. The Hollywood Tribune brings you some of the most disturbing, freakiest dolls the couple have in their museum’s collection.
Years before Annabelle was sealed behind a highly fenced box with a cross above it and a sign that reads, “Warning: Positively Do Not Open,” it used to be a cheerful gift to Deidre Bernard from her mother. Deidre always kept her raggedy doll on top of her sofa or bed with its legs and arms widely open every day before she went off to work only to come back home to find that the doll’s arms and legs were crossed.
This became an everyday routine and she grew suspicious, she would always return home to a disoriented doll which was always away from the place Deidre placed it at. Sometimes, things such as “Help us” were found written on parchment paper.
One fine day, as she returned home from work, she was spellbound on seeing Annabelle with blood on her chest and hands. Terrified, she and her roommate, Lara, decided to contact a medium to understand what was happening. The medium told her about a little girl named Annabelle Higgins, who was once a happy child playing in the fields until her life mysteriously ended. After her death, she roamed the buildings that were built on this field.
Deidre’s boyfriend, Cal once called Annabelle a voodoo doll and threw it across the room. He then went off to sleep and had a ghastly nightmare about the doll choking him to death. He woke up hurriedly with seven bloody scratch marks on his body. It was then that they took this doll seriously for the evil that is was and called in the local priest for help. The priest then introduced the victim couples to the Warrens. They held an exorcism and took the doll with them. Whilst driving, Ed lost control over the car a few times, and the priest who had made fun of the doll was killed in a dreadful accident. Disturbed by the doll, the Warrens decided to keep it in a sealed box.
Besides Annabelle, there were many other doll artifacts that the Warrens had gathered for their museum collection and even though they failed to make it to a Hollywood blockbuster movie, they were equally horrific. Here are some of the most cursed and dreadful dolls in the Warren Occult Museum:
11.) The Curse Of The Pharoah: King Tutankhamun’s Tomb
Amongst the world’s most popular supernaturally ghast curses is the Curse of the Pharoah also known to some as King Tut’s Curse. King Tutankhamun’s Tomb was discovered in the valley of Kings located in Egypt and a legend has it that whoever dared to violate that young King’s final resting place faced a terrible curse, people have fell victim to the curse throughout history and have been dying under mysterious circumstances. The legend grew popular because the people who were associated with the discovery of the tomb did, in fact, die not long after the Tomb of King Tutankhamun was opened. The inscriptions on the wall said, “Death shall come on swift wings to him who disturbs the peace of the King.” In 1922, Egyptologist, Howard Carter and his team ignored the warning and proceeded with their excavation. In total 11 deaths have been linked to King Tut’s Curse.
10.) The Haunting Curse Of Basano Vase
It is a beautifully carved silver vase from the 15th century, high renaissance era, a piece of art, an antique. But you must have realized by now that it has a supernatural entity attached to itself as it is on our list of The most cursed and disturbing objects in history. The vase was made for an Italian wedding as a gift to the bride who was to be wed in a traditional ceremony in Napoli. But unfortunately, on her wedding night, she was found bleeding and she lay dead with the vase in her hand. Witnesses who arrived late at the scene, heard her talking about seeking vengeance from the ones who stopped her from marrying the one she loved.
Shortly, after she died, the Basano Vase was passed down into the family but anyone who took possession of the cursed vase suffered serious misfortunes and health issues. The vase was sent away to various places and brought death upon several before it mysteriously vanished, never to be found again. Some people who came in contact with the vase, allegedly reported that the words: “Beware….the vase brings death” were written on a parchment paper that lies inside the vase. To this day, the location of the Basano Vase remains unknown.
9.) The Curse Of Robert The Doll
According to Wiki: “Robert the Doll is an allegedly haunted doll exhibited at the East Martello Museum.”
Robert was once owned by an eccentric painter called Robert Eugene Otto.
Otto’s grandfather bought him the doll on his visit to Germany in 1904 and he received Robert the Doll as a gift on his birthday. The doll remained in Otto’s family until several years until his wife mysteriously died. The doll then was owned by Myrtle Reuter who owned the doll for over 20 years until Robert was finally sold to its current owners, who operate it as a showpiece to the guest house and tourist attraction.
If looking creepy wasn’t scary enough…a legend has it that the doll possesses supernatural abilities that allow it to maneuver easily and change expression. Sometimes, giggling sounds were also reported by the museum staff. It is more like a voodoo figurine completely aware of its surroundings and has caused, “car accidents, broken bones, loss of jobs, divorce, and series of misfortunate events.”
8.) Maori Masks
Maori is the name of the indigenous people of Newzealand and Polynesia. These Masks are made to honor their ancestors and are often beautifully carved and slightly intimidating to look at. The masks are thought to contain the soul of brave warriors who died in battle. While men are fine to go around and touch Maori Masks, women, however, on the other hand, have a more uncertain time. It isn’t advised for females who are pregnant or menstruating as one could invoke an ancient curse. A NewzealandMusuem made headlines all over the world when they told pregnant women to stay away from Maori Masks.
7.) The Curse Of The Hope Diamond
Hope Diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in the world. It is a 45.52-carat piece of art and has been owned by a number of famous personalities throughout history going right back to King Louis the 16th and Marie Antoinette who owned it during the French revolution. They were beheaded by guillotine. People say tragedy befalls anyone who dares to own or wear it. Jacques Colet had bought the Hope Diamond and committed suicide. Prince Ivan Kanitovski owned it and was killed by Russian revolutionaries. Even the original merchant who brought the diamond from India to Paris was torn into pieces by dogs in Constantinople. The Hope Diamond is reportedly worth over $200-350 million and is stored safely inside Smithsonian Institution Offices In Washington DC.
6.) The Curse of Kohinoor Diamond
Kohinoor Diamond, also known as the mountain of light is a very expensive diamond. A beautiful piece of art that has been blamed for numerous deaths and ruined kingdoms was stolen by the British in the 1800s. The 105-carat piece came with a Hindu text that said, “He who owns this diamond shall own the world but also know all its misfortunes. Only God or a woman can wear it with impunity.” Queen Victoria had it cut into small diamonds, some of which you can see in the coronation crown of The Queen. The Kohinoor Diamond is worth billions of dollars but is it worth more than your peace of mind and a good, healthy life?
5.) The Cursed Mirror
There’s a place called Myrtle Plantation in Louisiana, USA popular for its supernatural ambiance and is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the world but the scary thing about the place is a mirror and some locals claim that the mirror possesses the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children who were poisoned by their slave Chloe trapped inside it.
4.) Piece Of Uluru Rock
Located in Australia, it is a large sandstone formation. Also known as the Ayers Rock, this place is sacred for the Aboriginal people of the area. People who visit this area are highly advised not to take any chunks of its rocks or anything from the site with them as souvenirs but some people have reportedly taken rocks and faced serious issues in their lives. Death of a loved one, financial and physical deterioration are some repercussions just to name a few.
3.) The Curse Of The Terracotta Army
The Curse of Quin Shi Huang’s Tomb is quite popular. Quin Shi Huang was China’s first emperor. When he died in 210 BC, his tomb was filled with whatever people thought was appropriate. This included hundreds of slaves, concubines, gold, and jewels as well as thousands of terracotta army statues. These historical artifacts were later restored and brought death and destruction to the ones who found them.
2.) The Demon Book Of SOGYA
The demon book of Sogya is an early 16th-century treatise on demonology written in Latin.
Only 2 copies of the book are present in the world and one was possessed by Elizabethan scholar, John Dee who spent his entire life trying to decipher its meaning. The book was filled with complex spells and intricate rituals.
He attained a good amount of understanding and grasped what was happening in the book except for the last 36 pages. He tried very hard but couldn’t decipher them. John Dee did not give up yet and thought of approaching his very trusted friend, Sir Edward Kelley who was an English Renaissance occultist and a self-declared spirit medium. They then summoned Uriel to tell them the meaning of those last 36 pages. A legend has it that Uriel possessed Kelley and spoke through him. He said that the book came into existence when Adam entered Paradise and that it could only be properly interpreted by Archangel Michael himself. He further added that whosoever deciphers the meaning of the last 36 pages, will be destined to die 2 years later.
1.) The Curse Of The Delhi Purple Amethyst
The Delhi Purple Sapphire was an unremarkable purple amethyst in a gemstone cabinet of the Natural History Museum. It was looted from the Temple of God Indra, the Hindu God of war and thunder at Cawnpore (present-day Kanpur) during the Indian mutiny in 1855 by Colonel W. Ferris of the Bengal Cavalry. He then faced the severe loss of his health and money. He died shortly after naively passing down the stolen artifact to his son who suffered the most and then the amethyst was passed onto several people and grave misfortune befell each one of them, a singer acquired it and never sung again. Some reported a Hindu Yogi appearing in their dreams and reported that he was searching for the amethyst in drawers and other places. It was then thrown down into Regent’s Canal.
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