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Top 10 CREEPIEST Cursed Objects That Actually Exist

VO: Rebecca Brayton

Script written by Alex Slade.

Have you ever thought about cursed objects and the people they’ve killed? Allegedly, there are many real items that have curses on them in the world, from the Hope Diamond, to King Tut’s Tomb, to the 5,000-year-old mummy Iceman discovered in 1991. These supposedly haunted objects are genuinely linked to freaky paranormal events. WatchMojo counts down ten cursed objects that could kill you… Watch out!

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Script written by Alex Slade.

Top 10 TERRIFYING Cursed Objects That ACTUALLY Exist

Tracking down these items might not be the best idea. Welcome to, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Cursed Real Life Objects.

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at objects from around the world that affect their user’s or owner’s well-being, either spiritually, emotionally, or physically, supposedly, allegedly or reportedly brought due to curses, spirits, or something else entirely that we can’t even begin to understand.

#10: The Haunted Wedding Dress

Curses are usually brought on by immense sadness or anger, or a combination of both, and this wedding dress is a prime example of that. It was the wedding dress Anna Baker intended to wear at a wedding she couldn’t wait to have. In love, excited and happy for what was to come - until her father shot that idea down - Anna never did get married, and she died in 1914. Located in Blair County, Pennsylvania, the house the Baker family lived in was turned into a museum, and guests often claim to see and hear the members of the family inside. The dress supposedly shakes intensely on nights with a full moon, threatening to break the glass cabinet in which it resides.

#9: Cursed Mirror of Myrtle’s Plantation

You might not want to check yourself out in this mirror. The whole estate, found in St. Francisville, Louisiana, is reportedly haunted, but this mirror supposedly contains the spirits of Sara Woodruff and two of her daughters. It used to be standard practice to cover mirrors after someone dies... only, no one covered this one. The legend goes that Chloe, a slave owned by Sara Woodruff and her husband, Mark, plotted to get revenge. She baked a cake with extra poisonous additives for the owners. Only Sara and her two children ate the cake, resulting in their deaths. Their spirits were then transported into the only uncovered mirror. Visitors of the plantation often see the family in the reflection, as well as handprints of small children on the glass.

#8: Hope Diamond

A diamond the size of a walnut sounds pretty rad… until you find out that most of its owners died tragic and horrible deaths. There are many versions of this diamond’s origin story, but most say that the jewel was uncovered in India and sold into French royalty in the 1600s. Later stolen, it was then sold to the Hope family in 1800s London and eventually made it to the States, where it was finally locked up in the National Museum of Natural History in 1958. Confirmed owners of the Diamond include King Louis XIV through XVI, King George IV of the United Kingdom, the Hope Family, Sultan Abdul Hamid, and Pierre Cartier - while deaths said to be related to the stone's supposed curse have come in the form of wolf attacks, disease, murder, and suicide.

#7: Little Bastard

As far as curses go, a cursed car isn’t something you’d expect to hear about. The car in question is a Porsche 550 Spyder once owned by James Dean and nicknamed ‘Little Bastard’. The actor was involved in a fatal car accident with this vehicle, after which the working parts of the car were used to replace parts in other vehicles. But soon enough, reports began to surface about the cars that had Little Bastard’s parts becoming involved in horrific and often fatal accidents. Even thieves who had tried to steal the remaining parts were horribly maimed. Strangely, actor Alec Guinness- Obi Wan- had talked to Dean seven days before his death, telling the rebel without a cause: “If you get in that car, you will be found dead in it by this time next week”- a prophecy which ultimately proved true.

#6: Tutankhamun’s Tomb

The thing with curses is that they don’t discriminate, and that’s apparent with the curse of the Pharaohs. Whether you’re a visitor, thief, or archaeologist, if you disturb the resting Pharaohs, be prepared for a life—albeit a short life—of misfortune. After archaeologists opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, many people died shortly after visiting it- beginning with aristocrat Lord Carnarvon who died of an infected mosquito bite within five months of the opening of Tut's tomb. With causes ranging from disease to murder and suicide, many attribute their deaths to the curse. Even the death of Howard Carter, who opened the tomb ten years prior to his demise, is considered to be caused by the curse.

#5: Ötzi [aka Iceman]

When he was discovered in 1991 in the Otztal Alps between Austria and Italy, tourists thought they had found the body of a mountaineer who had died not so long ago. Upon further investigation, it was learned that the body was actually a well-preserved mummy who lived around 3,300 BC. As fascinating as that may be, what’s perhaps more intriguing is that seven people linked to Otzi’s discovery and recovery have since died - and not all from natural causes. When the genitals of the Iceman appeared to be missing, people began theorizing that he was the victim of ritual sacrifice – however the shrunken organs were later found. Further tests determined that Otzi most likely died of blood loss after being tagged by an arrow to the shoulder, or a head injury administered around the same time... but that doesn't have quite the same sensational appeal.

#4: Chair of Death

Being wary of ancient tombs and jewels is bad enough, but now it seems we should also remember to watch where we sit… The infamous Chair of Death, also called Busby’s stoop chair and the Dead Man’s Chair, was cursed by convict Thomas Busby in 1702. Busby murdered his father-in-law for allegedly sitting in his aforementioned favorite chair. On the way to the gallows, he put a curse on the chair, dooming anyone who dared sit on it. The chair remained in a pub in North Yorkshire for centuries. During World War II, pilots frequented the pub but the ones who sat on the chair never returned from combat. The chair has apparently killed everyone who’s sat on it, with victims having haunting experiences such as paranoia, itchiness, and other unexplained occurrences before their deaths.

#3: The Dybbuk Box

The inspiration for the 2012 film ‘The Possession’, the Dybbuk Box gets its appropriate name because it contains a Dybbuk, a malicious and restless spirit with the ability to possess the living. Originally belonging to a survivor of the Holocaust, many subsequent owners of the heirloom experienced bizarre and unexplainable happenings. Each of them has stated they either smelled cat urine or jasmine flowers coming from the wine cabinet, and that they endured horrific nightmares. It’s been on eBay a few times now, with one owner noting in the description that it burned out his lights and made his hair fall out- a claim that, if true, is likely to make it a hard sell.

#2: Annabelle

During the first few weeks it spent in the apartment of two nurses-in-training and roommates named Donna and Angie, this doll was seemingly harmless. However, curious as to the unexplainable occurrences surrounding the doll, the women called in a medium to find out the story behind it. Sinister activities then reportedly manifested, with demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren explaining that they were dealing with a conduit to Hell and that the attached demon was looking to possess a living being. After a failed exorcism on the doll, The Warrens took Annabelle home, but it tampered with their vehicle in an attempt to kill them. After the doll was secured in their museum, a visitor reportedly challenged Annabelle. When he left, he abruptly lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a tree, dying instantly.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few Honorable Mentions:
- Robert the Doll
- ‘The Hands Resist Him’ Painting [aka The eBay Haunted Painting]
- ‘The Anguished Man’ Painting

#1: ‘The Crying Boy’ Painting

Okay, having one cursed object is more than enough. Mass-produce it, and now you’re asking for it. As one version of the story goes, artist Giovanni Bragolin, also known as Franchot Seville and Bruno Amadio, found a boy on the street crying and full of sorrow. Seville decided to paint the boy. A priest explained that the child had run away after seeing his parents killed in a fire. Anywhere the boy wound up, fires would soon follow. Seville distributed the paintings, but soon after, his studio was burnt down. Additionally, there have been numerous reports about homes in which the painting of the Crying Boy was hung having been burnt to the ground, with the painting itself coming out completely unharmed.

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