People typically think of curses as purely fictional, but there are more than a few that have left a lasting impression on the world. Real life curses are quite different than their fictional counterparts. Their effects, especially on the targets, are enough to make even the most hardened skeptic question their beliefs. These curses from around the world show that making somebody angry can have a serious backlash.
Curses are a strange thing — many times, they work because the victims believe in them. But that's not the only way they can make an impact. Numerous famous curses have shown that belief is only part of the equation, and that a well-placed hex can have a tangible effect even when nobody sees it coming.
While plenty of people have claimed to be the victim of a curse because of a mere string of bad luck, there are in fact historical and modern records of curses that work. It's not all eye of newt and tongue of frog. From simple ill wishes to magic rituals, these curses prove that you shouldn't underestimate the power of things you don't understand.