4 Famously Haunted Inanimate Objects That Might Creep You Out
We’ve all heard a ghost story in our day, and some of us have even dared to enter a haunted house at some point, but haunted inanimate objects? Yes, apparently they are a thing, and below you can read about a few of the most haunted inanimate objects of all time.
The Haunted Mirror
A bed and breakfast called Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana is considered one of the most haunted houses in the United States. It was originally a plantation (strike one) built in 1796, and was built on a Native American burial ground (strike two, three, four, and five). One of the most haunted objects in the home is a mirror that visitors have described seeing figures lurking in, and child-sized handprints have been reported being seen on the glass when no children were on the premises. The “legend” of the haunting says that the mirror has trapped the spirits of a woman named Sara Woodruff and her children, who were poisoned to death. There is a custom that mirrors need to be covered after deaths to prevent them from being trapped in them, but this mirror was not covered at the time of the Woodruffs’ deaths, hence all the spooky sh*t.
The Haunted Chairs
Bealcourt castle in Newport, Rhode Island has been home to dozens of ghost stories since it was built in 1894, but the most notorious is about two haunted chairs in the castle. Guests who have sat in these two chairs have reported feeling cold, queasy, and an odd rush of static electricity. A few visitors even reportedly been ejected from the chairs by the chair ghosts, who are probably just dying to scream out “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!”, but they can’t because they are ghosts.
The Haunted Painting
This scary-ass painting belonged to a man named Sean Robinson’s grandmother, who claimed it was evil because the artist who made it mixed his own blood with the paint and killed himself shortly after he was finished. Robinson’s grandma claimed to hear voices and the shadowy figure of a man in her house while she owned the painting, so she locked it in her attic before bestowing it upon her grandson. As soon as Robinson brought the painting to his house, he and his family reported experiencing all kinds of spooky incidences, including his son falling down the stairs and his wife feeling someone stroking her hair. In true masochistic fashion, Robinson refuses to sell the painting.
The Haunted Doll
In 1896, this doll (if you can call it that?) was given to a boy as a present by servant who supposedly practiced black magic and hated the boy’s family. After freaky stuff started happening around the house, such as items being smashed and rooms being messed up, the boy claimed he had no part in the mayhem, yet refused to give up his doll. After the boy died in 1972, the house was sold to a family with a little girl who found the doll in the attic and immediately became freaked out by it, telling her family the doll was alive and wanted to kill her. The doll was donated to a historical museum in Key West, where it remains on display to this day. Legend has it that if you take a picture of the doll without asking it permission, it will curse you.
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