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Terrifying Cursed Objects That Actually Exist

Updated March 29, 2021 2.4m views18 items

Cursed objects have long been a favorite subject of people who enjoy the side of life that’s a little more spooky-ooky than your every day walk down the street. Objects that have curses on them usually have a backstory that runs parallel to something awful that happened in history. Eras like the Civil War and the British colonization of India are full of awful things happening, so a lot of real cursed items started popping up right after those events. But that’s not to say all cursed items are from forever ago. Some of the cursed objects on this list can be purchased right now and put in your home today!

It can be hard to tell whether or not you’re dealing with real curses or if you’re an unlucky human being. Some of the items on this list of cursed objects have an origin in death and destruction, which is the perfect breeding ground for a curse. But some of the objects are simply spooky and they give anyone who sees them a feeling of unease. “Unease” may not be the worst symptom of a curse, but it’s no way to spend your day.

This list covers some of the more well-known cursed items, as well as a few that you probably don’t know about. There might even be a few that you might have in your home right now! Whether or not you believe in curses, or the supernatural, take a look at the items on this list of cursed objects and do your best to avoid their malevolent aftermaths.
  • Robert the Doll

    Robert the Doll is not messing around. In 1906, a mistreated servant of the Otto family imbued a doll with "dark spirits" and gave it as a gift to the youngest son of the Otto family, Robert, who named the doll after himself. His parents said that they could hear their son speaking to the doll all evening, and that they could even hear the doll responding in a guttural voice. After Robert (the man) passed away, the doll moved on to a new home where it allegedly attacked a young girl, and was seen roaming the hallways.

    The doll is now kept in the East Martello Museum where you have to ask permission to take his picture. If he doesn't say it's cool, you get cursed.

  • The Phone Number +359 888 888 888

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    The three people who had the phone number +359 888 888 888 all died a terrible deathOne died of an alleged radioactive poisoning, while the other two holders of the number were gunned down - one while on a date, the other while having lunch. It kind of sounds like all three of these guys were targets for the mafia or a government death program... or maybe that's what the curse wants you to think.

    Check out even creepier here.

  • Thomas Busby's Chair

    This chair is so cursed that if you sit on it, you're going to die. Obviously everyone is going to die, but this chair just speeds up the process. A little backstory, Thomas Busby was a nasty guy who murdered his father in 1702 and a chair that he liked to sit in was thought to be unlucky after multiple people died after sitting on it.

    Now, the chair is suspended in the Thirsk museum where no butts can come in contact with it.
  • Annabelle the Doll

    A lot of people know Annabelle from The Conjuring, or maybe from the movie Annabelle, all about her murderous exploits. But this creepy doll is no piece of fiction, it actually belonged to a nursing student named Donna who had to have her home exorcised by a priest after the doll "attacked" one of her friends.