Today, most of us seem to accept that the curses we hear about are all fake or a fantasy. In today’s modern and developed world, can we really accept someone being able to strike a real curse on someone else? For those of us who believe in the supernatural, it’s much less hard to believe. But if you aren’t a religious person or don’t believe in the supernatural, you’ll have to use rational thinking of your own to deduce if you think these bizarre curses, from throughout history, are valid.
We all like to be scared, right? That’s why we watch scary movies at the theater and read scary books. It’s the thrill of being scared that excites us. Some of the curses on this list will undoubtedly scare some people and excite them, especially if they believe they are real or if they believe in magic. But even if you don’t believe the curses on this list, you can still think of them as being in a movie or in a novel, and the thrills and excitement will still come to you as well.
All in all, none of these curses can be said to be real with one hundred percent certainty. Despite that, all ten of them are extremely bizarre. Some may be too coincidental to be true, while others may seem to be so real. With that in mind, here are the 10 most bizarre curses in the world:
10. The Iceman
An iceman was discovered in the Alps in 1991, and was estimated to be over five thousand years old. But after his discovery, seven of the people who found him, died over the course of thirteen years, and not by natural causes. For instance, one person died in a car accident, another was killed in an avalanche, another died from accidentally falling off of a cliff, and another from a blood disorder. The Iceman curse is currently one of the most famous curses of modern times.
9. The Crying Boy Painting
This painting of a young boy was set on the walls of multiple homes throughout Europe, but many of the homes the painting was placed in were the victims of fires and explosions. But even though the homes would be burned down to the ground, the Crying Boy painting was always found to be completely intact in the aftermath. But what’s really bizarre about this ‘supposed curse’ is the fact that the painter of the painting from Madrid, claimed that he had made the painting of a wandering orphan whose parents had died in a house fire. Even a priest had warned the painter that each home the boy was let into, was destroyed due to a fire one time or another. The painter didn’t believe him and took the boy into his studio to paint him, but sure enough, his studio caught on fire as well, and burned down, causing the painter to banish the orphan from his presence.
8. Hope Diamond
This is one of the most famous diamonds in the entire world, but there is a curse associated with it. The diamond was stolen from the head of an idol in the 1600s, and the priests of the temple of the idol was cursed in the stone. Sure enough, each and every owner of the diamond met a horrible demise, including the Princess of France, who was murdered by a mob in Paris. Even the jewelers who kept the diamond in their shop died mysterious deaths as well. The diamond is currently on display in the United States.
7. Koh-i-Nor Diamond
The curse surrounding the Koh-i-Nor diamond is very similar to the curse of the Hope Diamond, but what is unique about this diamond is that every female owner of it was brought great fortune and luck in their lives, but every male who has owned the diamond, has been met with terrible deaths. Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend.
6. The Superman Curse
Most of the actors who have portrayed Superman in either films or TV shows, have died of ways other than natural causes, ranging from suicide to complications from being paralyzed. This curse began because the original comic book creators of Superman cursed their own Superhero, after they were denied the rights and money to the character. The Superman curse remains one of the most infamous curses of modern times, so it’s only a matter of time until we see what happens to the Superman actors from the more recent years.
5. The Bambino Curse
The Bambino curse is easily the most famous sports curse in the world. The Boston Red Sox team had a string of bad luck after Babe Ruth was traded to the New York Yankees, in the 1920s, but up until then, the Yankees were the ones with the bad luck. Following Ruth’s trade, the Yankees won World Series after World Series, while the Red Sox lost again and again. But that changed in 2004, when the Red Sox finally won a World Series…during a total lunar eclipse. What was even more bizarre about this curse? They won against the Yankees.
4. The 27 Club
The 27 club refers to the rockers and musicians who all died at the age of 27, under controversial circumstances. Musicians included here are Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison, all of who were very famous rock stars at their time. What is even more bizarre about this curse is that all of them became famous at the age of 25, and then died two years later.
There’s really no cursed phone number in the world, unless you are thinking about count spam or trash messages, but the notable exception here is the phone number 0888-888-888. This phone number has been the number of many people throughout the 2000s, up until now, but every single person who had the number has died. Some owners died of cancer, while others were shot to death or died in a gunshot accident. Who knows what’s going to happen to the current person who has this phone number…
2. Blarney Stone
The Blarney Stone in Ireland is notable throughout the world, not because it is a curse, but on the contrary, because it is a piece of good luck. Kissing the stone means that good luck will come to your life. Although, it does not apply if any part of the stone is removed and stolen, in fact, if that becomes the case, bad luck will ensure. People who have stolen a small piece of the stone have reported suffering from depression and bad financial conditions, among other things. So bad was the curse that multiple people who stole a piece of the stone mailed it back to Ireland!
1. Tecumseh’s Curse
This curse was bestowed upon every American President in the White House, elected every twenty years from William Henry Harrison up until JFK, when Ronald Reagan broke the curse. The curse originated when William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory in 1811, broke a treaty with Chief Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee. This led to a war between the U.S and the Shawnee, in which many of Tecumseh’s men were killed and Harrison’s reputation continued to grow. Finally, Tecumseh cursed Harrison to death when he was elected to the White House, in addition to every President elected after Harrison, every twenty years. Sure enough, every President elected each twenty years died while in office: Harrison in 1840, Lincoln in 1860, Garfield in 1880, McKinley in 1900, Harding in 1920, Roosevelt in 1940 and JFK in 1960. President Reagan, elected in 1980, was the victim of an assassination attempt but survived, supposedly breaking the curse (George W. Bush was elected in 2000 and survived as well).