Every now and then, you see a listing on eBay with a “BUYER BEWARE” description followed by a narrative of how the owner experienced too many strange things when the item is near, so long story short, it must go somewhere else.
Sellers may even give more apparent warnings such as “cursed mirror” or “haunted lighter” in the listing. An object does become cursed and haunted for no reason.
It must have gone through some interesting, perhaps unfortunate stories where people were harmed, injured, or even killed.
The same thing should have happened more than several times to play down any argument of coincidence.
Humans have always been fascinated by objects with unusual stories. The mystery and history surrounding an item can only improve its appeal to observers.
Many otherwise ordinary items or places are believed to be haunted or cursed because terrible things happened to people who made contact with them in any way, whether or not by mere coincidence.
10 Busby Stoop Inn Chair
Thomas Busby had a favorite chair in his inn. One day he found his father-in-law sitting in that chair, and they argued.
The father-in-law ended up dead, and Busby was eventually arrested and sentenced to die by hanging for the murder.
He cursed the chair that anyone who sat in it would be haunted and soon die on his way to execution.
Over the years, the chair has reportedly killed six people. Landlord Tony Earnshaw was eventually fed up with the cursed object’s story and gave it away to Thirsk Museum in 1978.
9 The Crying Boy Painting
In the middle of one night in Thatcher-era England, a home in South Yorkshire caught fire that burnt almost everything to the ground. Furniture pieces became ash, and rooms were charred black.
The homeowners, Ron and Mary Hall, lost everything except one item: a painting of a crying boy. For some reason, the image remained intact and wasn’t even blackened by the smoke.
British tabloid The Sun also reported that undamaged copies of the painting were often found among the ruins of burnt houses throughout England since 1973.