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Ten Infamous Haunted Objects Plagued With Death

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It is said that a haunting occurs when a ghost or other supernatural being refuses to move on after death, instead choosing to dwell among the living. Though most people associate hauntings with houses, a spirit or demon can attach themselves to just about any object, from jewelry to paintings. Here are ten of the most haunted objects in history.

The Anguished Man Painting

This creepy painting was kept in Sean Robinson’s grandmother’s attic for twenty-five years before he inherited it from her. She had always told Robinson that the painting was evil, explaining how the artist who created it had used his own blood mixed with the paint, and had killed himself shortly after completing it.

She claimed to hear voices and crying when the painting was displayed, and to see the shadowy figure of a man in her house, which is why she locked it away in the attic. As soon as Robinson took the painting into his home, he and his family started experiencing the same kinds of creepy phenomenon. His son fell down the stairs, his wife felt something stroking her hair, and they supposedly saw the shadow man and heard crying.


The Cursed “Chair of Death”

In 1702, a convicted murderer named Thomas Busby was about to be hanged for his crimes. His last request was to have his final meal served at his favorite pub in Thirsk, England. He finished his meal, stood up, and said, “May sudden death come to anyone who dare sit in my chair.” The chair remained in the pub for centuries, and patrons would often dare one another to sit in the cursed seat. During World War II, airmen from a nearby base frequented the pub, and locals noticed that the soldiers who sat in the chair would never return from war. In 1967, two Royal Air Force pilots sat in the chair, only to crash their truck into a tree just after they left. In 1970, a mason tested his fate in the hot seat, only to die that same afternoon by falling into a hole at his job site. A year after that, a roofer who sat in it died after the roof he was working on collapsed. When the pub’s cleaning lady tripped and fell into the chair, she died shortly afterwards from a brain tumor. This list goes on, and finally the pub owner moved the chair into the basement. Unfortunately, even in storage the chair claimed another victim.

The Women from Lemb Statue

Also known as The Goddess of Death, the Women from Lemb statue is an artifact carved from pure limestone that was discovered in Lemb, Cyprus in 1878. Created around 3500 B.C.E., it perhaps served as a fertility statue for an unspecified goddess.

However, the statue is more known for the mysterious, and deadly, effects it has on its owners. The Women from Lemb statue has belonged to at least four different families, and each one has met an untimely fate. Lord Elphont was its first owner. After acquiring the statue, within six years all seven members of his family died.

The second owner, Ivor Menucci, had a similar experience; he and his entire family died within four years. And Lord Thompson-Noel’s family, the third to bring the statue into their home, also perished within four years.

For a while after that, the statue vanished, until it wound up in the hands of Sir Alan Biverbrook. He, his wife, and their two daughters were the next to die. But before the seemingly cursed artifact could finish its dark work, Biverbrook’s two surviving sons donated the statue to the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. To top off the mystery, the museum curator who handled the statue died within a year.


The Dybbuk Box 

A malevolent spirit is said to be contained inside this basic wine box. Every owner has experienced illness and shadowy figures present in their homes. After being auctioned off to a medical museum in Missouri, the new owner wrote a book about it which later became the well-known horror movie, ‘The Possession’.


The “eBay Haunted Painting” 

In 2000, an anonymous eBay seller listed a painting created by artist Bill Stoneham called “The Hands Resist Him.” This painting is now largely considered to be one of the world’s most haunted works of art. The painting features a boy and a creepy doll standing in front of a glass door.

The painting was created in 1972 and purchased by Hollywood actor John Marley. It was then bought by a California couple before going up for sale on eBay along with a dire warning about the problems involved with owning the object.  According to the couple, the figures in the painting moved around at night, sometimes disappearing from the canvas entirely.

The boy in the painting was said to actually enter the room where the painting hung, and everyone who viewed the painting reported feeling sick and weak. Small children would take one look at the painting and run from the room screaming. Adults sometimes felt like unseen hands were grabbing them, and others said that they felt a blast of hot air.


 The Haunted Wedding Dress

In 1849, a girl from a rich family named Anna Baker fell in love with a low class iron worker. Anna’s father, Ellis Baker, refused to let her marry him, banishing the young man from their hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania and dooming his daughter to a life of spinsterhood. Anna remained bitter and angry until her death in 1914.

Before her father sent her true love away, Anna had chosen a wedding dress that she intended to wear at their wedding. When the wedding did not occur, another wealthy woman from a local family, Elizabeth Dysart, wore the dress instead. Years later, the wedding dress was given to an historical society, and eventually the Baker mansion was turned into a museum. The wedding dress was placed in a glass case in what was formerly Anna Baker’s bedroom.

After her death, visitors claim to see the dress move on its own, especially during full moons. The dress sways from side to side, as if an unseen bride is standing in front of her mirror, admiring herself in the gown.


The Myrtles Plantation Mirror 

Myrtles Plantation is an allegedly haunted bed and breakfast that is largely considered to be the most haunted home in the United States, as well as one of the most haunted houses in the world.

The plantation dates back to 1796, and it was built on a Native American burial ground. Additionally, it is rumored to be the location of at least ten murders, and paranormal events are frequent. Perhaps the most haunted item on the premises is a mirror that was added to the home in 1980.

Guests of the plantation have reported seeing figures lurking in the mirror, as well as child-sized handprints on the glass. There have been claims that the mirror contains the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her children. The Woodruffs were poisoned to death.


The Belcourt Castle Chairs 

This famously haunted castle has been around since 1894. The most famous of paranormal activity is a particular set of chairs which are said to have spirits attached to them. Anyone who sits in these chairs feels uneasy and as if there is someone present. A few visitors have even been ejected from the chairs entirely by an unseen force.


The Crying Boy Painting 

Mass-produced and widely distributed, copies upon copies of “The Crying Boy” have circulated around the world since the 1950s. But in 1985, stories of “The Crying Boy” painting being found in the ruins of burned houses, utterly unscathed, kept surfacing.

It is said that this painting will burn down any building it resides in. It is even said that tears have occasionally been seen dripping from this painting as well.


The Basano Vase 

Created in Italy during the 15th century, the Basano Vase was re-discovered in 1988 and came with a note that read “Beware, this vase brings death,”. It would eventually be auctioned it off. It sold for $2,300 and three months later, its new owner was found dead.

The next owner similarly passed away, this time after two months. The pattern continued, owner to owner, until eventually the police reportedly buried the vase no where to be found again.

Source: hauntdempire

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