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.
Cursed Mirror at Myrtles Plantation
A historic home and former plantation, the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, is considered one of America’s most haunted places. There are many creepy legends surrounding the property. The tale of the cursed mirror is one of the most famous. According to the legend, the former owner of the house, Sara Woodruff, and her two daughters were poisoned by their slave and are trapped inside the mirror. Visitors of the house report seeing hand prints, strange marks, and even figures dressed in old-fashioned clothes lurking in the mirror.
Screaming Skull Of Burton Agnes Hall
An Elizabethan manor house in the village of Burton Agnes, England, the Burton Agnes Hall is home to a paranormal object known as the screaming skull. The skull belongs to Katherine Anne Griffith who died in the house in 1620 after being attacked by bullies. Whenever the skull was removed from the house, a terrifying ghost walked in with a tremendous noise and upheaval, scaring the life out of everybody who was in there.
Annabelle the Doll
One of the most famous cursed objects in the world, Annabelle the Doll is a Raggedy Ann doll that’s apparently haunted, according to self-proclaimed demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. According to the legend, the doll is possessed by the spirit of a dead girl. The doll allegedly changes positions, writes messages, and performs other paranormal things. Annabelle the Doll currently resides in a glass box at the Warren’s Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut.
The Hands Resist Him Painting
Subject of many urban legends, The Hands Resist Him is a painting created by artist Bill Stoneham. Stoneham created the painting by transforming a real, childhood photograph of himself and his friend that was taken by his parents when he was five. The painting has been reported to be haunted, and several people associated with it have died. In 2000, the painting was put on e-Bay along with a detailed story explaining why it is haunted.
Haunted Wedding Dress
In 1849, a girl (Anna Baker) from a rich Pennsylvania family fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna’s father did not want her to marry a man from the lower class, and he forbid the wedding, for which Anna had already bought a dress. Heartbroken and disappointed, Anna decided to remain single for the rest of her life; she died as an old maid in 1914. Since then, her wedding dress has been allegedly cursed as visitors of Anna’s house (that was turned into a museum) often report seeing the dress moving within the glass box in which it was put on display.
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