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.
Haunted Belcourt Castle Chairs
A former summer cottage in Newport, Rhode Island, the Belcourt Castle has a reputation of being one of the most haunted places in the US. The ballroom with the haunted chairs is where the highest occurrence of paranormal activity has been reported. Some visitors have reported feeling chills race up and down their spine while standing near the chairs; others have reported strange sensations of energy moving across their hands. Several visitors have even been ejected from the chairs by an unseen force.
A large, colorless diamond found in India in the 13th century, the Koh-i-Noor Diamond is one of the world’s most notable cursed jewels. As the diamond’s history involves a great deal of fighting between men, including several violent deaths, it acquired a reputation within the British royal family for bringing bad luck to any man who wears it. Therefore, since arriving in the country, it has only ever been worn by female members of the family.
A large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia, the Ayers Rock (also known as Uluru) is a sacred place to the Aboriginal people of the area, which is why they appeal for visitors not to take anything from the site. Yet, many tourists pocket small (sometimes even large) chunks of the formation and take them home. However, many of these disrespectful visitors have actually mailed the stones back to where they belong as they brought them bad luck, illness, break-ups, and even death.
Another allegedly cursed rock can be found near the Irish town of Cork. A kiss on the Blarney Stone is said to be good luck, but removing any piece of the stone will bring the curse of bad luck into your life. Some of the people who have taken a piece of the rock with them have reported misfortunes that include depression, loss of employment, and financial woes. Much like the visitors to the Uluru who regret their cursed souvenirs, people who take home a piece of the Blarney Stone are known to mail it back within several weeks or months after they realize its curse.
Love Letters Replica
This replica can be found in the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. There is a chilling story associated with it. A four-year old daughter of former US senator Samantha Houston was once playing in the hotel when she dropped her ball down the grand staircase. Running down the stairs to catch it, she tripped and fell to her death. The death of the little girl was widely attributed to the cursed painting. Hotel staff and guests report that the painting has made them feel dizzy and nauseous, while others have experienced a sensation like being lifted into the air while standing in front of it.
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