Sometimes, a place or object is quite obviously dangerous. At other times, perfectly innocent places and things can carry dark energy that is undetectable until it is too late. Let’s take a look at a few seemingly innocuous cursed objects that you should avoid at all costs.
10. Cursed Objects – Little Bastard
James Dean’s Porsche 550 Spyder, also known as “Little Bastard,” is probably the world’s most famous cursed car. One week after Dean purchased the car, he died suddenly in an accident. Shortly after, the body of the car fell from a trailer and maimed a mechanic. Later, a thief who tried to steal the car received a terrible arm injury during his thievery.
The car later disappeared, so no further victims have been claimed. However, countless brave (or foolish) car collectors are still avidly searching for the cursed wheels.
9. The Koh-i-Noor Diamond
The Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world at a whopping 105.6 karats. Currently, it is part of the British royal family’s crown jewels on display in London Tower. However, most members of the royal family refuse to wear the gemstone, as they believe that the diamond is cursed.
The diamond was found in India in the 13th century and had a variety of owners over the years. Its final Indian owner, Ranjit Singh, willed it to the British East India Company during the British occupation of the country. Ever since he died in 1839, the gemstone has been the center of many bitter disputes, particularly among the men of the British royal family. For this reason, the royals consider the diamond to be bad luck for the men of the family, and only women are permitted to wear it.
8. Cursed Objects – Koh Hingham’s Black Pebbles
Koh Hingham is a small, uninhabited island in Thailand. Such a small bit of land would be unlikely to attract many visitors if it wasn’t for the millions of cursed objects that can be found dotting the shores of the tiny island.
The island is entirely covered with lovely, smooth black pebbles. Unfortunately, each and every one of these stones is cursed. According to Thai mythology, the curse was placed by the God of Tarutao. According to the terms of the curse, any visitor to the island who takes a stone home with them will be cursed for the rest of their days.
Many of Koh Hingham’s visitors choose not to heed the warnings about this vicious curse and pocket a pebble as a souvenir. Unfortunately, they typically live to regret their decision. Every year, dozens of tourists mail the stones that they took back to the National Park office in an attempt to rid themselves of the bad luck that the pebbles have brought them.
The pebbles are only dangerous if they are taken from the island. In fact, Thai people often visit the island and build miniature cheddis using the pebbles. They then kneel in front of the structures and pray to the gods for whatever it is that they need most. So, if you visit Koh Hingham, feel free to touch the stones, but be sure to leave them behind when you go.
7. Anna Baker’s Wedding Dress
Weddings are supposed to be joyful occasions. Unfortunately for Anna Baker, her nuptials resulted in the creation of one of the most cursed objects in history.
In the mid-1800s, Anna Baker, a rich young girl, fell in love with a lowly steelworker. Her family forbade her from marrying him, but the pair began planning a wedding in secret. Anna even bought a beautiful bridal dress for the occasion. Unfortunately, her family found out about her plans and stopped the two from marrying. Anna was distraught and spent the rest of her life alone, refusing to marry anyone after being denied the chance to wed the love of her life.
After Anna died in 1914, the home where she spent her reclusive life became a museum, and her wedding dress was put on display. Staff and visitors to the museum believe it is cursed by Anna’s restless and bitter spirit. They report that the dress moves locations or changes positions without explanation, much to the terror of the museum’s staff.
6. Cursed Objects – The Delhi Purple Sapphire
The Delhi Purple Sapphire, more accurately known as the Cursed Amethyst, was stolen out of the Temple of Indra in India in 1857. Since then, anyone who has owned the gemstone has come to rue ever taking it into their possession.
Colonel W. Ferris, the man who stole the gem and took it to England, soon found himself facing financial ruin and bodily suffering. His son inherited the gem and also faced financial problems. He gave the gem to a friend, who then committed suicide. The stone next went to Edward Heron-Allen, who faced a series of disasters before giving it to a singer friend. The friend’s voice deteriorated after receiving it and her career was ruined. Herron-Allen attempted to be rid of the stone by tossing it into a canal, but a dredger found it three months later and returned it to him.
Desperate to get rid of the cursed gem, Herron-Allen locked it inside seven boxes in his bank vault and instructed that no one should open it until three years after his death. As instructed, his daughter opened the vault after his death and donated the stone to a museum with a warning about the curse.
The gemstone currently resides in the Natural History Museum in London. The museum’s curator has stated that since receiving the stone, he has experienced terrifyingly bad weather and violent illness whenever he has attempted to attend a symposium of the Heron-Allen Society.
5. The Foot Book
Dr. Seuss is known around the world for his whimsical and often educational children’s books. Most people would never guess that one of Seuss’s beloved works would become known as one of the most cursed books in history.
The copy of Seuss’s The Foot Book currently resides in a glass case in West Virginia’s National Museum Of The Paranormal. The book was given to the museum by a family whose daughter regularly read the book. According to the family, whenever the young girl would read it, they could hear the distinctive sound of children whispering. They also felt like they were being watched by unseen eyes.
The family contacted a paranormal investigator who did research on the book. He discovered that the book had come from a house where four people were murdered and that a red stain on the book’s cover was most likely the blood of one of these victims.
4. Cursed Objects – Myrtles Plantation Mirror
Louisiana is no stranger to hauntings, and the Myrtles Plantation is among the more haunted places in the state. Among the dozens of creepy legends surrounding the historic building is the story of the plantation’s cursed mirror.
According to the stories, Sara Woodruff, the former owner of the plantation, and her two daughters were poisoned by one of their slaves. The slave was likely a voodoo practitioner as she trapped the spirits of the three women inside of the mirror.
Today, the historic home is open to visitors, who tour the house and grounds. According to these visitors, it isn’t unusual to see handprints or figures in historical clothing in the mirror.
3. The Basano Vase
Like Anna Baker’s wedding dress, the Basano Vase is another of the world’s cursed objects associated with a wedding. This silver vase was created in the 15th century as a wedding gift for a young Italian bride. On her wedding night, the unfortunate bride was found dead, clutching the vase to her chest.
Despite the grim death, the vase was passed to various family members, all of whom died shortly after. Eventually, it was hidden away, only to resurface in 1988 with a note reading, “Beware…This vase brings death.” The Basano vase was sold a total of four times after being found, and each owner died within months of purchasing it. The final family to be struck by the curse tossed the vase from a window, where it struck a policeman. The family refused to take the vase back, stating that they preferred to be arrested for disorderly behavior.
The police took possession and attempted to give it to various museums, but all refused. According to the stories, the police eventually buried it in a cemetery in an undisclosed location to prevent it from striking again.
2. Cursed Objects – The Laudery Conjuring Drum
Cursed objects are not uncommon in the practice of voodoo. Most people associate the religion with voodoo dolls and cursed talismans, but few have probably heard of the Laudery Conjuring Drum.
The Laudery family of Detroit were well-known voodoo practitioners. They regularly used drums to summon a Lao spirit called Criminal. Criminal was a powerful spirit, and when a previous conjuring drum began summoning the entity on its own, the Laurdery family wrapped it in chains and sunk it in the Detroit River. When they had a similar problem with this newer drum, they wrapped it in a white cloth and abandoned it at a local magic shop. Today, it resides at the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult where it is locked up to keep Criminal at bay.
1. The Woman from Lemb
Often dubbed the “Goddess of Death,” this stone figurine was most likely once a fertility statue. Its features had worn away by the time it was uncovered in Lemb, Cyprus in 1878, but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming one of the most cursed objects in history.
Lord Elophant was the statue’s first owner. He and six family members died in quick succession shortly after receiving it. The same thing happened to each of the figure’s owners, including the last, Sir Alan Biverbrook. He, his wife, and his daughters died after taking possession of the Woman from Lemb. His remaining sons donated the statue to a museum, whose curator died shortly after touching it. Now, the “Goddess of Death” is kept locked behind glass to prevent any other people from falling victim to its curse.