The world is filled with many absurd beliefs. We might not have confidence in them but there exist many people who think contrary to it. They are not skeptical like us and believe in any type of curses. While some curses seem pretty far-fetched, others are extremely peculiar and the story behind each of them is an intriguing one.
Here are 10 of the scariest and real curses:
1. The Cursed Tomb of Timur
The year 1396 was the time when the great conqueror Taimur began a bloody campaign against Genghis Khan, his great grandfather. He killed thousands of innocent people in Persia, Russia, and Baghdad. After killing around 17 million people, he finally died in 1405. His body was buried in a tomb which had a curse inscribed “When I rise from the grave, the world will tremble.”
In 1941, a Soviet archaeologist excavated the tomb even after receiving warnings from people. He removed Taimur’s skull and the next day, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, and the German army invaded the Soviet Union.
2. The Cursed Iceman Cometh
In 1991, the body of a man was recovered between Italy and Austria which was completely covered in ice. The man was killed with an arrow and his skull bashed nearly 5,000 years ago. The Iceman has been linked to a total of 7 deaths ranging over a period of 13 years. People believe that anyone who comes into contact with the Iceman gets cursed.
3. The Superman Curse
This curse was started by the creators of Superman character, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Because DC owned the rights to the character, the compensation received by Shuster and Siegel was extremely low. So they placed a curse on the character. Since then, 2 people who played the cursed character have died tragic deaths.
George Reeves who first played the character committed suicide. And Christopher Reeves, who played the role later, got paralyzed after falling off from a horse.
4. The Tomb of Hermeru
The ancient curse which still exists on the high priest of this tomb translates “I shall seize his neck like that of a goose”. People believe that anyone who enters this tomb will die.
5. Kennedy Curse
People believe that this curse exists on the famous Kennedy family. In 1944, Joseph P. Kennedy was killed in a WWII plane explosion, and Kathleen Kennedy died during the same war in Belgium by sniper fire. Jackie O, JFK’s wife, lost her son Patrick due to lung issues from a premature birth, and John Kennedy Jr. was killed in a plane crash. Many other family members have fallen victim to the curse.
6. Cursed Telephone Number
The phone number “088-888-8888” is believed to be cursed. It was first issued by Bulgarian phone company Mobiltel. People say that each person who has dialed this number has died a tragic death.
7. The Curse of Tutankhamun
The tomb was built in the year 1922, and Lord Carnarvon, who was responsible for financially backing the excavation, died from a mysterious infection. It has been reported that the curse caused deaths of people related to him and around 20 other deaths ones.
8. The 27 Club
It refers to a group of musicians who all died at the age of 27. This club included the musicians, Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse.
9. The Omen Curse
It is believed that the 1976 horror flick, The Omen, has a curse on it. The film’s star, Gregory Peck, was the first to supposedly fall victim to the curse, as his son died 2 months before starting filming. Also, on the flight to the filming location, his plane was struck by lightning.
Another victim of this curse was one of the producers of the movie, whose plane was also struck by lightning just a few days after Peck’s plane incident. A tiger handler was also killed during the filming the movie, and a stuntman was attacked by a pack of trained Rottweilers.
10. The Björketorp Runestone
This ancient 14-foot stone in Sweden, reads, “I, master of the runes, conceal here runes of power incessantly plagued by maleficence, doomed to insidious death is he who breaks this monument.” It means that anyone who tried to remove is stone, will die immediately.
Do you think these curses are real?