10 of the strangest curses in the world
We all crave fear at the subconscious level, right? That is why we watch horror movies and read scary books. There is something fascinating and fascinating about them, from which inexplicable feelings and emotions arise within us. Some of the curses that will be discussed in this list will surely surprise and make those who believe in them black magic too afraid. But even if you consider them to be fiction and nonsense, you can imagine that you are reading a sci-fi book or a plot to a horror film, believe me: thrill and excitement are provided to you even in this case.
10. Etzi - Ice Mummy
Ice mummy was discovered in the Tyrolean Alps in 1991. Its age, according to experts, is about five thousand odd years. It is noteworthy that the seven people who found the ice mummy and studied it, for one thirteen years, died one after another - and not a natural death. Forensic medicine expert Rainer Henn was the first to be killed in a car accident. The next one was climber Kurt Fritz - he was blown away by an avalanche.Helmut Simon, the man who discovered the ECI, accidentally fell off a cliff. Dieter Warneck, a man who participated in the Simon rescue operation, soon died of a heart attack. "Ice Mummy" is considered one of the most famous curses of our time.
9. Picture “Crying boy”
The painting "Crying Boy" hung on the walls of many houses across Europe, most of them were subsequently completely destroyed as a result of strong fires. It is surprising that the houses themselves burned to the ground, and the portrait of a child with tears in his eyes that was inside for some reason always remained completely untouched.
However, the strangest thing about the “supposed curse” is something else: the Madrid artist, who created the ill-fated picture, claimed that he painted it from a wandering orphan, whose parents, as it turned out, died in a house that was on fire. The priest, who knew the boy, warned the painter that the places where he appeared were subsequently destroyed by fire. The artist did not believe him and brought the orphan to his studio in order to paint his portrait. After some time, the studio burned down, and the painter, in order not to tempt fate further, hastened to get rid of the painting.
8. Diamond Hope
Diamond Hope is considered one of the most precious stones in the world.Around him there are many secrets and legends. In the 1600s, a diamond was stolen from an Indian temple, where it decorated the statue of the goddess Sita; after that, the priests cursed all future owners of the stone and their kind. All those who had the diamond in their hands died a terrible death. Among them was Maria-Theresa-Louise of Savoy, Princess de Lamballe, who was torn apart by the crowd in Paris during the Revolution. Jewelers who cut the gem also died under mysterious circumstances. Almaz Hope is currently located in one of the exhibition centers of America.
7. Diamond "Kohinur"
The curse of this gem is very similar to that associated with Hope’s diamond. However, the story around Kohinur is unique in that the women who owned it brought happiness and success in life, and men only a horrible death. No wonder they say that diamonds are girls' best friends.
6. Revenge of the creators of Superman
Most of the actors who played the role of Superman in films or television shows, often died not a natural death. For example, some committed suicide, while others took terrible diseases into the grave.It is rumored that the creators of the original Superman comics cursed their hero after they were denied copyright and deprived a decent amount of money they could earn on it.
"Revenge of the creators of Superman" is one of the most notorious curses of the present day. Well, let's see how events will develop in the lives of those actors who starred in the latest films about this famous Superhero.
5. Curse of Bambino
The curse of Bambino is one of the most famous superstitions in the world of sports. The Boston Red Sox team (born Boston Red Sox) was overtaken by a perennial series of failures after they sold the best baseball player of all time Babe Ruta (known as Bambino) in the New York Yankees club for one hundred thousand dollars in the 1920s "(Eng. New York Yankees), the players of which until that time were constantly unlucky. With the appearance of the New York Yankees on Babe Ruta’s team, they won the World Series one by one, while the Boston Red Sox were defeated again and again. Everything changed in the opposite direction in 2004, when the Boston Red Sox finally won the World Series ... during a total lunar eclipse.However, the strangest thing about this curse is that they beat the New York Yankees baseball team.
4. Club 27
Club 27 (eng. 27 club) is the combined name of rockers and musicians who died at the age of 27 under mysterious circumstances. These include Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. They were all very famous rock stars at the time. The strangest thing is that Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison became famous at the age of 25, and two years later they died.
In fact, there are no damned phone numbers in the world (not counting those from which you constantly receive spam and text messages of incomprehensible content), but there are still exceptions. One of them is the phone number 0888-888-888. During the 2000s, he belonged to many people, all of whom subsequently died: some went to the next world because of incurable diseases, others died in gunfights, etc. Who knows what could happen to the person who is the current owner phone number 0888-888-888 ...
2. Stone of Eloquence
The Stone of Eloquence in Ireland is known worldwide not because it is damned; on the contrary, he brings good luck to the life of the one who kisses him! However peoplewho try to break away a piece of the Stone of Eloquence and take it with them, waiting for the opposite effect - hopeless bad luck. Those who did this, deciding to tempt fate, are reported to have subsequently complained about the onset of depression, worsening financial situation and much more. With some people, life has changed so badly in a bad way that they even sent a stolen piece of the Stone of Eloquence by posting it back to Ireland!
1. The Curse of Tecumseh
The Tecumseh curse was that all American presidents who were elected every twenty years (from William Henry Harrison to John Fitzgerald Kennedy) died or were killed before the end of their term as head of state. The Tecumseh curse ceased to function when Ronald Reagan came to power. And it came about when, in 1811, William Henry Harrison, the governor of the state of Indiana, violated a treaty concluded with Tecumseh, the leader of the Shawnee people and the Indian tribal union known as the Tecumse Confederation. This was the reason for the beginning of the armed conflict between the United States and the Shawnee, as a result of which many people from the Tecumse tribe died.At the same time, Harrison's reputation continued to grow steadily. In the end, Tecumseh cursed Harrison to death when he was elected president of America, and with it all the heads of state who will be elected after him every twenty years. William Henry Harrison became president of the United States in 1840, and died of pneumonia in 1841. Abraham Lincoln assumed his duties as head of state in 1860 and was killed 5 years later. James Abram Garfield was elected in 1880, and died in 1881. William McKinley became president in 1900, and the next was killed. He is followed by Warren Harding: the year of election is 1920, the date of death is August 2, 1923. Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president of America in 1940, and died five years later from a cerebral hemorrhage. John Fitzgerald Kennedy took up his duties as head of state in 1960. Three years later he was killed. President Ronald Reagan, elected in 1980, was assassinated, but survived by breaking the Tecumse curse. George Walker took the presidency in 2000 and is still alive.