We often talk about haunted houses, but sometimes ghosts don’t stay in one place, they move with the objects. It can be dolls, paintings, cars or mirrors, it can even be a roll of PQ, no doubt. It goes without saying that all of these stories are probably fake, fueled by popular belief and newspapers seeking audiences; Finally, when in doubt, might as well play at being scared.
1. The Hope Diamond
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The story of the Hope Diamond sounds crazy, but in fact it was basically bullshit conveyed by the press of the time to sell. Nevertheless, the legend explains that the diamond would have been extracted in the Victorian era from a statue of Vishnu of which it constituted the eye. In short, the thing cursed over a thousand generations.
And besides, here is the series of deaths linked to the owners of the diamonds as the press reported at the time. First, it was Jacques Colet who committed suicide shortly after buying the diamond. Then Prince Ivan Kanitovski retrieved the jewel before being assassinated by Russian revolutionaries. The diamond then fell into the hands of a certain Miss Ladue, who was the victim of a crime of passion. Ellipse, and here is Simon Mencharides, former owner of the diamond who sold it to a Turkish sultan, who falls into a precipice with his wife and his kid. The sultan in question gave it to Abu Sabir to be polished, shortly before he was thrown into prison and tortured. The guardian of the diamond, during his Turkish period, found himself hanged during a demonstration. As for the guy who brought him from India, he was blown to pieces by dogs in Constantinople. The sultan lent it to Nicholas Fouquet for a time, before he fell into disgrace and died in prison. Etc.
2. The painting of the crying boy
And here is another story, more recent, but totally exploited by the English tabloids. The Crying Boy painting by Bruno Amadio has a reputation for both attracting fires and never burning itself. Basically, it all starts with the fire started in a house belonging to Ron and May Hall one fine day in 1985: the whole house burns, except for the reproduction of the painting which sits in their living room.
Except that the firefighters realize that this is not the first episode of this kind: one of them, Alan Wilikinson, assures that he intervened 50 times in houses where a similar phenomenon s was produced with the same table, for 10 years. Wilkinson also assures that a victim had given him the reproduction, and that after having hung it in the barracks, a fire broke out there. The Sun is calling for testimonials, and these are pouring in. A guy says he tried to set fire to his reproductions of the painting without them ever catching fire, even in the middle of the fireplace. A new episode takes place in an Italian restaurant and, suddenly, the curse begins to settle in public opinion.
Eventually, The Sun receives thousands of copies of the painting and organizes a giant bonfire on Halloween 1985. The paintings burn. End of discussion. Although, since then, new cases have been identified.
3. James Dean’s Car Curse
James Dean had bought a Porsche from Alec Guinness, who had advised him not to drive it because it was going too fast. Result, James Dean crashed at 23, became a legend, but the car has not finished talking about it. Already because, when he crashed, Dean wasn’t driving so fast: he had just caught a speeding ticket. Then because, following the event, a guy called George Barris bought the wreckage to resell it in spare parts to fans. The driver of the car delivery truck is the first affected: he dies crushed by the carcass. Then, a doctor buys the engine and a racing fan the transmission: only they crash into each other at a rodeo in Pomona, one dying and the other ending up in a wheelchair. Another accident affected the guy who had bought the tires. In short, atmosphere.
What’s worse is that the rest of the wreckage was exposed during a road safety operation in a California warehouse that was to be destroyed by fire. Only the car did not burn. Except the hood fell on a 15-year-old on the anniversary of Dean’s death. While on loan to another location, the Porsche ran over a driver. In short: in 1960, we decided to get rid of the wreck, except that it never arrived safely. The truck that was transporting her to the junkyard arrived empty. Nobody knows where she went.
4. The Myrtles mirrors
Considered one of the most haunted places in America, the Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana had its share of hell: dirty slavery, ransacked by Union soldiers, soldiers killed, children who died under the blows of the masters… It is the mirrors of the house which apparently concentrate all the magic charge. We would have seen there (supporting photos) ghosts of children, not to mention the people who do not see themselves in them, those who see the mirrors waving, and all the stuff that makes us not like to brush our teeth looking inside.
5. Robert doll
When we talk about the doll that inspired Chucky, we are immediately not very well. The doll was given in 1906 by a servant, a nice little boy who was called Robert because at the time, Robert was a child’s name. Except that she would have a strong voodoo range, the doll, in relation to the fact that she moves around on her own, looks out the window, knocks over furniture in the night, and freaks everyone out. So much so that the parents of little Robert preferred to part with the doll to entrust it to the Fort East Martello Museum where you can go and be scared by seeing it.
6. Letta Doll
Another creepy doll? Another freaking doll. Letta was discovered in 1972 in a reputedly haunted house in Melbourne. According to what is said, the doll was made by a gypsy puppeteer in the 18th century to, I quote, “welcome the soul of a deceased person”. Besides, we found a piece of human brain in his little wax head and his hair is actually real hair. If we add to that that, as soon as you fuck a dog in front of Letta, he is terrified and the doll moves on its own, we start to feel bad. In short, the guy who discovered it preferred to try to pass it on to a sucker in the right corner, except that when he handed it over, he was unable to carry it, as if the doll was screwed to the seat. Dacodac, I’ll keep you.
7. Busby’s Cursed Chair
Thomas Busby, an English criminal, had had the misfortune to kill his father-in-law: he was condemned to be hanged in 1702. Just before putting on his hemp tie, he sent himself a last binouze and, on the run, pointed fingered an oak chair, swearing that anyone who sat on it would die an awful death. Two guys who tried it died in a car accident, a carpenter who had sat on it fell from a roof, another hung himself, a cleaning lady died of a head trauma after s sitting on it by mistake. In short: we preferred to suspend it several meters from the ground in a museum.
8. Basano Vase
A magnificent vase, made in Italy in the 15th century, and which has a bizarre legend. The vase had been made for a young bride from the Neapolitan region, a young bride who was found as if by right dead by enclosing the vase on her wedding night. In the box we found a piece of parchment which more or less indicated: “Watch out, this vase brings death”. Well well well. The vase was sold to a pharmacist who ended up dying in bizarre circumstances three months later, before a renowned surgeon bought it, leaving, you can imagine, to die two months later at 37 years old. Then it’s the turn of an archaeologist to die three months after acquiring the vase, and then again to someone else. The police eventually recovered the vase and were never able to turn it over to a museum due to its not jojo reputation.
9. Lemb’s Wife Statue
A statue made in 3500 before Jean-Claude and representing the goddess of death. It doesn’t really make you want to, and rightly so, since the statue passed from hand to hand, decimating all the families to which it belonged. It begins when the statue reaches Western Europe in 1878: acquired by a Lord, it quickly causes the death of his entire family. The same for the family of the next owner. In total, 7 families would have been decimated in this way before the statue returned to the museum of the Royal Scotish Society.
10. The painting “The Hands Resist Him”
A simple painting painted in 1972 representing a kid who is obviously not doing well and attributable to the painter Bill Stoneham. The painting is said to bring death to all its owners. No details really, but you don’t necessarily want to have any.