Alleged to bring bad luck, poverty, illness or even death, cursed objects have always attracted people who enjoy the spooky side of life. Many things have been reported to be possessed by evil spirits, ghosts, paranormal beings and other supernatural entities and the owners of these objects have often claimed to have seen frightful sights and experience creepy things. In fact, many owners of these cursed objects have even died under very bizarre circumstances. What are some of these objects you should definitely avoid owning? Here are 25 Creepy Cursed Objects That Actually Exist.
The Anguished Man Painting
One of the world’s most famous haunted paintings, The Anguished Man was allegedly created by an extremely disturbed individual who mixed his own blood in with the oil paint while painting the piece. He committed suicide immediately following its completion. The painting is owned by Sean Robinson, who heard strange noises and saw terrifying sights as long as the painting was hanging in his bedroom in his house in Cumbria, England.
Busby Stoop Chair
The Busby Stoop Chair is an allegedly haunted chair that was cursed by murderer Thomas Busby before his execution in North Yorkshire, UK, 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 chose to have a last drink in his chair and, while sitting in it, he allegedly cursed it, saying “Death shall come swiftly to anyone that dares to sit in my chair.” Since then, the chair has claimed many lives of those who have dared to sit in it. The chair is now put on display at the Thirsk Museum, but to prevent occupancy, it is hung from the ceiling.
Cursed Maori Warrior Masks
A Maori museum in Wellington, New Zealand, tells pregnant and menstruating women to stay away from several sacred Maori artifacts, including traditional Maori warrior masks, as they could invoke a curse when in contact with women who are menstruating or expecting a baby. Maori tradition dictates that these women are “tapu” (or taboo), and so are the artifacts, meaning that if they come too close, a curse could be invoked on them.
One of the most famous jewels in the world, the Hope Diamond is an unusually large, blue gem reportedly worth $250 million. With first ownership records dating back to 17th century, this diamond is believed to be cursed, supposedly causing great misfortune and misery to whoever wears it. The most commonly accepted origin of the curse dates back to 1653, when 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 and, for this sacrilege, was later mauled to death by dogs.
King Tutankhamun's Tomb
Ever since the King Tutankhamun’s Tomb was discovered in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings in 1923, stories have circulated that those who dared to violate the boy king’s final resting place faced a terrible curse. It is widely claimed that many people associated with opening the tomb fell soon victim to the curse, dying under mysterious circumstances.