We have long been obsessed with everything that is spiritual, paranormal and the supernatural. Locations are not the only things that can be haunted, items and even people can be latched onto by entities. Here are seven items that have been long renowned as the some of the most haunted items in the world.
1. The “Ebay” Dibbuk Box
In 2001, a Portland antique dealer attended an estate sale, the belongings were owned by Jewish woman who had passed away at 103. The lady was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust. The antique dealer found an interesting small locked cabinet. The woman’s grand daughter warned the man that is was indeed a ‘Dibbuk’ box and contained an evil spirit. He purchased the box anyway. He soon discovered that the woman’s warnings were real. He began to witness his doors open and close, bad odors would fill the air and strange noises began to plague his shop. Soon after he gave the box to his mother she had a stroke. The man was eager to get rid of the box so he placed it up for sale on Ebay along with an account of what he had experienced. Museum curator Jason Haxton bought the box and wrote a book about it’s history.
‘The Dibbuk Box’ By Jason Haxton:
Annabelle the movie was released in January, 2015. The movie, however, only told a fraction of the true story. Ed Warren, a demonologist and his wife Lorraine, a medium, were contacted by two nursing students in the 1970’s about a doll. The students told the Warrens that the doll would move on it’s own, left notes. The Warrens concluded that the doll was possessed by a demon. To this day Annabelle remains in a locked glass case in the Warren museum.
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3.The Woman From Lemb
In 1887 a pure limestone statue, believed to be a fertility goddess from 3500 B.C., was discovered in Lemb, Cyprus. The small figure has a long legacy of death, that seems to affect everyone who touches it. The crude figure nicknamed “The Goddess of Death”, now remains under glass at the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh.
4. Robert, The Otto Doll
In 1896, young Robert Eugene Otto from Key West, Florida was given a doll by one the family servants. The servant was a practitioner of black magic and was unhappy with the boy’s family. Young Otto loved his doll and would hold long conversations with it. The servants in the Otto home began to worry about the doll, and swore that they could here a voice talking back to the boy. Neighbors had said that they could see the doll moving from window to window when no one was at home. Soon the doll became destructive. Robert would be blamed but he would swear to his innocence.
To this day people say if you take a picture of the doll without it’s permission you would be cursed. The Museum where the doll is now located, even displays letters from people begging the dolls forgiveness for stealing a photo.
5. “The Anguished Man” Painting
This creepy painting stayed in Sean Robinson’s grandmother’s attic for twenty five years before he inherited it. She had always warned him that the painting was evil. She told Sean that the artist who created the gruesome piece of art, had mixed the paint with his own blood and killed himself after completing it. She claimed that she heard crying and whispers when the painting was displayed, as well as seeing a shadow figure. That’s why she hid it in the attic. As soon as Robinson took the painting home he and his family began to experience paranormal events. His wife felt as if she was being touched, his son fell down the stairs and they saw and heard things. ‘The Anguished Man’ is now hidden away in his basement. Robinson was able to catch some of the events on video.
6. Island Of Haunted Dolls ‘Isla De Las Muñecas’
If you think one haunted doll is scary, imagine a whole island of them. That is the case with the Isla De Las Munecas. The story begins with a young girl who drowned in the waters around the island. People began leaving dolls as tribute to her and over the years the island was over run by dolls. People claim that the eyes of the dolls move to watch you, their heads turn, and you can hear whispers and laughter. The island has became a popular destination for paranormal investigators, including by the tv show/group ‘Ghost Adventures’. The haunted island of dolls is located just south of Mexico City.
7. The Myrtles Plantation Mirror
In 1980 a large ornate mirror was hung in the main house of the Myrtles Plantation. Guests and staff soon began reporting seeing figures in the mirror, as well as child sized hand prints left on the mirror’s glass. According to legend, the mirror is haunted by Sara Woodruff and her children. The family was murdered by poisoning. People say the reason their souls are trapped is due to the tradition of covering mirrors when someone dies to prevent them from becoming trapped. The mirror was not covered when they passed.