The Immortal Count de Saint Germain

The Immortal Count de Saint Germain

In this article we will be looking at the rather long lifeline of the Count de Saint Germain – a figure that has continually popped up throughout history since he first appeared around the time of Christ.

Do immortals walk among us, hidden in plain sight?

Let’s take a closer look…

 


Live Forever

Numerous researchers believe that this ‘count’ was born sometime in the 1600’s…but there is a certain amount of evidence that he first appeared around the time of Christ.

He seems to continually appear throughout history, and is always aged around the 45 mark. The last apparent sighting of this man was in the early 70’s.

The Count has rubbed shoulders with many of the ‘high and mighty’ during his time on Earth – Casanova, Madame de Pampadour and George Washington all claim to have met him and spent numerous hours in his company.

Live Forever

Annie Besant, an author who developed a deep fascination with this character, went as far as creating a genealogy on him…which resulted in her firmly believing that the Count was the son of Francis Racoczi II, Prince of Transylvania in 1690.

 


Eternal Life

The Count never attempted to hide the fact that he was immortal, and frequently boasted that he had discovered the secret to eternal life.

He found worldwide celebrity status in the years between 1740 to 1780. During this time he traveled to every corner of Europe…and never seemed to age a day!

He was also known to be and extremely talented man…at just about everything he turned his hand to. There are reports of him excelling at various forms of art and he spoke over ten different languages.

Eternal Life

Whenever he arrived at a city for the first time, he would immediately purchase a building and set up an alchemy laboratory. He didn’t have any bank accounts…but he always had money to burn.

He made friends with ease – wherever he ended up.

He would frequently be spotted out with large groups of socialites, but he never ate a bite of food in public.

History also points to the fact that he had strong connections in the Rosicrucians, Freemasons, Society of Asiatic Brothers, the Knights of Light, the Illuminati and Order of the Templars.

 


Immortal?

Apparently, this popular Count eventually died in 1784…but less than a year later he was spotted in Germany with the pioneer hypnotist Anton Mesmer. Many friends of Mesmer later claimed that the Count had turned up to teach the hypnotist elements of the dark arts, to aid his work.

In 1789, the Comtesse d’Adhémar reported having a meeting with the Count after the taking of the Bastille. In this conversation, the Count was able to predict France’s future with eerie precision.

Comtesse d’Adhémar also admitted that many more meetings were set up with this strange character, from 1789 until 1820. In all this time – he never aged a day.

 


Who Was Richard Chanfray?

In the 1970’s, a man named Richard Chanfray came forward to claim that he was the mysterious Count de Saint Germain. When the press picked up on his story he was invited onto numerous television shows (on one of these shows he appeared to turn a chunk of lead into gold).

Who Was Richard Chanfray?

For some reason Richard Chanfray committed suicide in Saint Tropez in 1983…but his body was never found…just a suicide note from the man himself.

Who Was Richard Chanfray?

Do you believe that he was the modern version of the Count de Saint Germain?

Do you believe that immortals walk among us?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

Ghosts of the London Underground

Ghosts of the London Underground

In this article we will be covering the most (in)famous ghosts of the London Underground, and the areas of the system they are reported to appear…

 


The London Subterraneans

The London Subterraneans are entities that are based on an old urban legend – they are thought to be a group of Londoners that chose to live underground in the late nineteenth century.

Lack of sunlight and living in dark and damp conditions has apparently led to this group mutating over the years. Incidents involving the subterraneans seem to surface every couple of years. Many people believe that they now survive off the junk food discarded in the underground system.

There are also a number of rumors suggesting that these ‘creatures’ have feasted on missing night commuters…

 


The Faceless Woman of Beacontree Station

In 1992 a station employee at E11 (Greater London), Beacontree Station, was working alone in his office when he heard the doorknob begin to rattle. At first he thought it was a joke…but it continued to happen several times.

He eventually stood up and opened the door to find a woman standing there with long blond hair but no face. She had a smooth sort of ‘plate’ where her facial features were supposed to be.

When he later reported the incident to his superiors he discovered that numerous other underground workers had encountered the Faceless Woman over the years.

 


The Ghost of Sarah Blackhead

This is apparently the same ghost that haunts the Bank of England – Sarah Blackhead (The Black Nun). In life, Sarah went crazy when she realized that her brother was dead, and returned daily to his office to meet him.

She always turned up in black clothing – which is why she ended up with the nickname The Black Nun.

She has apparently been spotted on numerous occasions in EC2 (Greater London) , Bank Station, Central Line.

 


The Insane Rebecca Griffiths

EC2 (Greater London), Liverpool Street Station, is apparently haunted by the ghost of Rebecca Griffiths – a former resident of the Hospital of the Star of Bethlehem (a notorious insane asylum).

When she finally passed away, she was buried without the coin she spent most of her life gripping onto. Witnesses now believe that she has returned to haunt the area because she is in search of this beloved coin.

 


The Phantom Steam Train

During the Second World War, many locals to the Highgate High Level Station reported hearing the sounds of an invisible steam train.

The station was never actually finished, but numerous passers by reported hearing the ghostly sounds of an old fashioned train coming from the area where the track was going to be laid.

Skeptics believe that these sounds are nothing more than floating noises coming from the nearby stations which were active until the 1970.

 


The ‘Repeating’ Woman

Numerous commuters in NW1 (Greater London), King’s Cross Station, have encountered a distressed woman in one of the corridors leading outside. She always appears to be on her knees with her arms outstretched…crying and screaming away.

Witnesses claim that she appears like an old fashioned reel of film – repeating every couple of seconds…

 


The Monks

These phantom monks tend to appear around the Jubilee Line, from Westminster to Stratford, and have been reported hundreds of times since the year 2000.

They are always spotted walking along the tube tracks, silently.

Many locals believe that these monk’s grave’s were disturbed when the Jubilee line was being constructed, disturbing their peace and resulting in them roaming the underground station.

 


The Ghosts of the London Underground

phantoms that are spotted in the London Underground system

Now it’s over to you – these are just some of the more well-known phantoms that are spotted in the London Underground system, but have you heard of any others that would compliment this article?

If so we would love to hear from you – please leave your suggestions in the comment section below.

The Goatman Urban Legend

The Goatman Urban Legend

In this article we will be taking a look at the strange entity behind the Goatman urban legend that has surfaced around Beltsville in Maryland, Louisville in Kentucky, and Fort Worth in Texas.

Does an axe-wielding half man/half goat creature really exist…or are the rumors nothing more than urban legends?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Goatman Legends

For just over half a century now, teenagers in the small town called Beltsville have passed down stories involving a sinister creature. This creature is thought to haunt the local woods and a stretch of road which ‘doubles’ as a lovers lane.

The first real ‘report’ involving this creature comes from 1957, when a randy couple decided to park on this secluded road for a bit of private time (the road is actually known as Fletchertown Road).

Without warning, something big hit the front bonnet of the car, making a terrible crashing sound.

When they looked up, they saw an extremely tall horned figure staring down at them…holding a double-edged axe!

For some reason the creature didn’t hang about, and ran off into the night just seconds after frightening them.

The Goatman Legends


Sightings

This 1957 sighting was the first ever recorded incident involving the Goatman…but many more followed over the years.

It is said to be between 7-8 feet tall and weighing 300 pounds. It has a normal (yet tall) upper body with the head and legs/feet of a goat.

Some witnesses claim that the creature is completely covered with a strange fur, whilst others have reported it only being partially covered in hair.

Over the years the creature seems to have got more and more violent in it’s ways. The first few incidents involved the entity merely watching young lovers – scaring them.

Move on a couple of decades, and the legend now involves the creature chasing a young man through the forest and eventually decapitating him!

This report was followed by hundreds of locals claiming that the Goatman had captured and killed their pet in the middle of the night.

kentucky goatman legend


The Sexual Predator

Why does this strange creature have such a fascination with young lovers?

Well, modern-day incidents seem to indicate that the Goatman is now creeping into homes in the middle of the night…and raping unsuspecting men and women.

Is this what he/she has learned over the years – from watching numerous young lovers in their cars?


Theories

Many believe the stories began due to the presence of an old hermit that lived in the area in the 1960’s. This strange man was often seen walking down Fletchertown Road in the dead of night.

Another theory involves a scientist that used to work in the area – carrying tests out on goats. He apparently went mad (for no particular reason!) and started to stalk the area at night…dressed as a goat!

goatman legend texas

The most popular theory simply centers around a local farmer who lost his temper after local youths killed some of his goat herd. He then took to the woods and road to exact revenge…night after night.


The Goatman Urban Legend

Stories of a similar creature are also told in Fort Worth, Texas and Louisville, Kentucky. A real entity…or nothing more than a local urban legend?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

This article will be taking a look at the Mexican legend of La Llorona – a simple folktale…or a legend based on fact?

Let’s take a closer look…


The La Llorona Ghost Story

There are several versions of the 500-year-old Mexican ghost story…and all of them start with the most beautiful woman in Mexico…

The woman’s name is Maria, and she is very adapt at using her beautiful ‘assets’ to get what she wants from the male population of where she lives. It’s no surprise really that she ends up marrying the most eligible and wealthiest bachelor in town.

Unfortunately for Maria, her rich husband lost interest in her after she had given him two young sons. Legend points to the fact that he began disappearing on ‘business’ trips for months at a time.

Before long she realized that he was having numerous affairs…and she began to blame her sons for her husband’s bad behavior.

The La Llorona Ghost Story


The River

One night Maria decided to take her two young sons with her for a walk along the local river banks. After a couple of miles of their stroll, her estranged husband pulled up in a horse drawn carriage…with a younger woman!

Maria’s husband was not happy about the fact that his sons were out this late, and that they were walking in such a dangerous area.

He demanded that the two boys get in the carriage with him.

When Maria saw her children with her husband, and his new conquest, she realized that they now had the love she so desperately wanted from her man.

In a possessed rage, she dragged the two boys out of the carriage and threw them into the river.

Her rage suddenly disappeared…and she realized what she had done…

She ran down the river bank frantically trying to catch up with her drowning children…but she was too late.


The Weeping Woman

Maria never got over what she had done…and slowly went crazy through extreme grief. She would roam the river banks for weeks on end, her white gown began to soil and deteriorate, gaining her the horrifying signature look.

The Weeping Woman

She refused to talk to anyone, and she refused to eat. She spent the rest of her life walking along the river bank weeping uncontrollably for her lost children.


The Mexican Legend of La Llorona

Rumor has it that you can sill hear her restless spirit weeping and still mourning the loss of her children around the banks of the Santa Fe River.

There have also been numerous sightings of her weeping spirit between Mora and Guadalupita.

Locals to the area are dead set on the idea that Maria’s ghost, La Llorona, is a real entity, and it has been haunting the area for centuries.

Skeptics believe that La Llorona is nothing more than a tale created to frighten young children away from the river…a tale that has somehow now turned into a bit of an urban legend.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

The Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers

What really happened to the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers?

Were they the victims of alien abduction? Were they dragged through a wormhole into another dimension? Did they fall foul of local paranormal legends?

Or did they simply ‘do a runner’, and carry through an elaborate escape from their job?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Lighthouse Keepers

Eilean Mor is one of a group of uninhabited islands known as the Flannan Isles, located in Scotland. It is a lonely outcrop of land that is surrounded by jagged cliff faces, and a lighthouse stands on top of it’s main grass covered hill.

On December the 7th, 1900, three lighthouse keepers (Donald MacArthur, Thomas Marshall and James Ducat) landed on the island to start a fortnight long shift.

The Lighthouse Keepers

When they arrived at the shoreline, they were met by their superior – Robert Muirhead. The three workers, and their boss, then checked the island to make sure all the equipment and supplies were in order.

Before leaving the men to their two week shift, the Superintendent let them know that there had been severe problems with mist around the island over the previous week.

He then departed to leave the three men to their duties.


The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery

On the mainland, the coastguard service that ran the lighthouse, had a large telescope fitted so that they could keep an eye on Eilean Mor and it’s lighthouse.

If there was ever any trouble on the island, the lighthouse workers could simply signal to the mainland, and the telescope would pick up their call.

A couple of days after the Superintendent had left his workers on the island, the severe mist returned, making it impossible to zoom in on the lighthouse structure.

During the period of December the 7th to December the 15th, the lighthouse was only spotted on three separate occasions.

A passing ship did manage to catch a fleeting glimpse of the island structure, but they were amazed to find that it didn’t seem to be in working order!

The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery


The Deserted Isle

The boat that was booked to bring the men home after their two week stint, ended up having to be delayed until December the 21st, due to the bad mist conditions surrounding the island.

When it finally arrived, it’s crew noticed that the lighthouse flag was not flying. This flag was usually set to show the incoming boats that the lighthouse workers were prepared to row out and meet them.

The crew decided to row ashore and find out what was happening.

When they got to the lighthouse – they found it locked up. When they finally managed to break into the building, they discovered a meal sitting waiting on the table and the fireplace untouched.

The three lighthouse workers were nowhere to be found.

They then frantically searched through the lighthouse log records, and discovered that the final entry was made on December the 15th – a day after the mist cloud had hit the island.


Mother Nature?

The Superintendent eventually informed the public that mother nature had taken the lives of the three missing lighthouse workers…but not everyone went along with this theory…

He was convinced that a rogue wave had hit the island and swept all three men out to sea, where they drowned.

Mother Nature?

Conspiracy theorists believe that the island was/is a hot-spot for alien activity, and the men were abducted by UFO’s.

Some locals also believe that the island has a strange link to another dimension – a hidden wormhole that is linked to numerous paranormal events over the years.

What do you think?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.

The Boggo Road Gaol Ghosts

The Boggo Road Gaol Ghosts

This article will be covering the Boggo Road Gaol ghosts. Also known as Brisbane Prison, this location is said to be haunted by both former prisoners and a warden/guard…


The Early Years of Boggo Road Gaol

The Boggo Road Gaol opened it’s doors to inmates in 1883, after the original Brisbane Prison was finally closed down and demolished. The recycled materials from this first prison were then used to build the newer location.

The new prison was constructed on Bogga Road, Dutton Park, Queensland, Australia. The road got it’s rather strange title from the nickname of ‘Bolgo’ – which came from the fact that the road often turned into a messy bog after a heavy downpour.

In 1903, prison authorities decided to convert a section of the location so that it could be used as a female prison, as well as male. The conversion was a huge success, and the prison ended up replacing the surrounding women‘s prisons and lockups.

The Early Years of Boggo Road Gaol

Unfortunately the women of the area seemed to be quite well behaved – and the female section of the prison never really got more than half full.

The male side of the prison was completely overcrowded – so in 1921 the women inmates were moved out, and the male population of prisoners were spread throughout the whole location.


A Dark Place

From the period of 1883 to 1913, 42 inmates were executed at the prison, and then buried in unmarked graves in South Brisbane Cemetery. A lady named Ellen Thompson (nee Lynch) was the only female among the 42.

She was arrested with John Harrison in 1887 and accused of the murder of her second husband, William Thompson. She was found guilty and hung at the Goal.

Unfortunately the executioner had a bit of a bad day, and ended up misjudging the length of the rope. It ended up cutting straight into Thompson’s jugular leaving her to bleed a painful death.

Many witnesses claim that her blood splashed out and covered her black dress, and the stones below the gallows.

The quadrangle of Boggo Road Gaol

The prison became headline news in the 1980’s when it was taken over by riots and rooftop protests. This prison unrest was down to the terrible conditions at the Goal.

The authorities looked into the location and decided that the conditions were indeed too poor for the inmates – Boggo Road Gaol closed its doors in 1992.


The Boggo Road Gaol Ghosts

The prison location is now said to be haunted by the ‘pet’ of the establishment in the 1970’s – a cat named ‘Tripod’.

Numerous visitors to the site have witnessed the strange three-legged black and white cat rub up against them, then casually disappear into the darkness as it walks away.

It is also known to house the ghost of Ernest Austin. Austin was a terrible man who was convicted of the rape and murder of eleven year old Ivy Mitchell. When he stood on the executioner’s block, he informed the public that he would be back to haunt the building forever more.

His ghost is often spotted in the Division 2 area of the prison.

Many of the locals also believe that the spirit of warder Officer Bernard Ralph walks the dark halls. He was an unfortunate prison employee that ended up being killed at the Goal…by a metal bar wielding prisoner.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the subject we have covered here today, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Ghosts of The Cowra POW Breakout

The Ghosts of the Cowra POW Breakout

This article will be taking a look at the paranormal activity linked to the Cowra POW breakout from August the 5th, 1944, when over 1100 Japanese prisoners of war tried their best to break out of a prison camp in New South Wales, Australia…


Cowra

Cowra prison camp opened it’s doors in June 1941 for it’s first inmates – Italians.

Initially, the site was pretty basic, and the prisoners had to sleep out in tents. Their first ‘hard labor’ job was to construct weatherboard huts that they would later move into in 1942.

The first Japanese prisoner was named Toyoshima Hajime – he was apparently captured by aborigines after he had to make an emergency landing in his damaged warplane.

More Japanese followed and ended up in Compound B…an area that soon got completely overcrowded.

Cowra

The Italian prisoners seemed to get on well with their captors, but the Japanese POW’s did not. They saw their capture as nothing more than a violation of traditional and ethic codes.

Initially, the security at Cowra was pretty light – mainly made up of disabled veterans and newbie soldiers. This light security continued until news of a Japanese riot in Featherston POW camp in New Zealand, forced the army authorities to up their game.

Vickers and Lewis machine guns were installed all around the Australian prison camp…


The Cowra Prison Breakout

The Cowra guards became aware of the Japanese breakout plan when a Korean prisoner decided to ‘back-stab’ them on the third of June, 1944.

He informed the security authorities that the Japanese POW’s were planning on storming the garrison, taking the weapons and escaping.

cowra breakout movie

The authorities hastily decided to move the younger generation of Japanese soldiers to a new camp, as a way of splitting up the prisoner’s plans. The Japanese were informed of this course of action on the day before it was due to be carried out.

At 1:58 am on the 5th, a bugle was sounded as the Japanese prisoners from compound ‘B’ charged the perimeter armed with improvised weapons. They were also equipped with blankets which they used to get over the sharp steel barbed wire fences.

Only 359 POW’s managed to escape…but they were rounded up and recaptured within ten days of the prison break.

It is reported that 231 Japanese inmates were mowed down by machine gun fire during the escape – the Australian’s lost 4 prison soldiers in total.

The Cowra Prison Breakout


Paranormal Activity

These days the Cowra site, along with it’s buildings, is nothing more than a ruin…but it is reported to be one of the most haunted locations in the country.

Over the years there have been numerous reports of Japanese music softly playing on the wind, after nightfall. A large number of visitors to the area have also reported hearing footsteps shadowing them, as they walk through the ruins.

Many psychics have visited the camp, and continually reinforce the belief that it is indeed haunted by the dead Japanese soldiers.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Cowra POW breakout, please leave them in the comment section below.

The SS Watertown Faces

The SS Watertown Faces

In this article we will be covering the tragic death of James Courtney and Michael Meehan, and the paranormal activity that followed their demise.

The SS Watertown faces…


The SS Watertown 1924

Two crewmen of the SS Watertown were handed the routine task of cleaning an empty cargo tank in December, 1924.

It would turn out to be the last task either of these men performed.

During the job, an accident caused an increase in fumes within the tank, and both men were killed before any of their fellow crew members could reach them.

They were named James Courtney and Michael Meehan.

The crew found Courtney’s body draped over Meehan’s – a sign that Meehan had succumbed to the engine and oil fumes first, and Courtney had then made a desperate attempt to drag him out of the tank.

The two men died when the Watertown was halfway through it’s route from New York City towards the Panama Canal, so the captain opted to bury the men at sea.

During their service the captain asked his crew if they would like to say any last words about the men – they remained silent.

Was this a sign that James Courtney and Michael Meehan were not exactly the most popular of sailors?

Was their unpopularity the reason behind them being given the messy and unpleasant job in the first place?


The SS Watertown Ghosts

Throughout the weeks that followed their burial at sea, the crew started to report seeing the faces of James Courtney and Michael Meehan in the water and waves around the ship.

Their ghostly faces would suddenly pop up from beneath the waves, and just float there, staring for about five seconds…before disappearing.

The SS Watertown Ghosts

Before long, the captain himself witnessed this paranormal activity, and decided to report it to his superiors.

It didn’t go down too well, and he was ridiculed by just about everyone he knew!

He decided to get proof of this ghostly event, and purchased a camera to take on board the Watertown.


The Images

The captain was finally able to snap six photographs of the paranormal event at sea – he then sealed the camera, and the images safely, until he arrived at the next port of call.

When they were processed, five of the six images showed nothing but waves across the sea surface…but one had managed to capture the faces.

The image was tested by experts and found not to be tampered with in any way.

There has been several investigations into the photograph and many conclude the images to be genuine, Unfortunately, the negative went missing many years ago.

Surely, it would have been hard to fake this sort of image so well back in 1924?

What are your opinions on the subject?

Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

Fremantle Arts Centre – Paranormal Activity

Fremantle Arts Centre - Paranormal Activity

This article will be covering what many people refer to as ‘the most haunted building in Western Australia’ – the Fremantle Arts Centre.

Originally used as a overcrowded and underfunded psychiatric hospital, this location seems to be a hot spot for paranormal activity…


Convict Establishment Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot

Quite a mouthful, isn’t it?

Yet this was the original title given to the Fremantle Arts Centre back in 1864. It was set up out of necessity, as the original asylum was completely outdated and overflowing with unfortunate patients.

It has been reported that some of these patients, ended up in the local prison system, as this was the only way the local authorities could give them a bed!

Convict Establishment Fremantle Lunatic Asylum and Invalid Depot

It was originally set up to house no more than 50 patients, but it was soon expanded to accommodate many more inmates.

It is thought that the building had to expand during the gold rush of the 1890’s – eventually taking in prostitutes, the elderly, and minefield workers who were suffering from extreme sunstroke.


The Death of Catherine Clifford

The building hit the headlines in Australia for all the wrong reasons, in the year 1900.

A woman named Catherine Clifford ended up in one of it’s rooms after she had gone missing for days, and seemed to be a little confused when found.

On September the 25th, Mrs Clifford’s husband visited her and found her in a terrible state. She had been beaten severely by the patient who shared a room with her.

Three days later Mr Clifford recieved the following telegram:

“Your wife died this afternoon reply re burial” J.W. Hope, acting superintending medical officer.

There was total confusion over her death – some people believed that she had died when falling down the main stairs in the building…whilst many others believed she died as a result of her injuries from the beating.

The Death of Catherine Clifford

The authorities finally got involved and found out that the patients in the asylum were living a miserable life – it was completely overcrowded and in some cases, over 17 people were stuffed into one room!

They also uncovered information on another suspicious death that had taken place there, and decided to close the facility.

It took several years to relocate all of the unfortunate inmates.

The building was set to be demolished, but instead ended up being turned into a woman’s home in 1909.

In 1955 it was refurbished and given a new purpose – the The Fremantle Arts Centre.


Paranormal Activity

The large amount of paranormal activity that takes place in the centre is attributed to the suicides and suspicious deaths that took place when it was an asylum.

Cold spots are commonly felt, sounds of crying, laughter and yelling have been heard on occasion.

There have been several reports from visitors who claim that they have been tenderly kissed on the cheek whilst walking through the first floor (the main floor that seems to attract the most reports of paranormal activity).

The most famous apparition at the centre is that of a woman who lived there after her daughter was kidnapped.

She became heavily depressed when the authorities failed to locate her child and committed suicide by throwing herself through the first floor window.

Numerous reports claim to have seen this ghostly woman walking through the halls of the building, searching in vain for her missing daughter.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the paranormal activity linked to the Fremantle Arts Centre, please leave them in the comment section below.

The James Dean Cursed Car

The James Dean Cursed Car

This article will be taking a closer look at the infamous James Dean cursed car, which he died in. Did the famous Hollywood actor somehow manage to bestow a sinister curse on his beloved Porsche 550 Spyder?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Rebel

James Dean managed to stand out from the ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood actors due to the fact that his career was short, and his special link to rebellion and non-conformity.

Dean was not exactly ‘well liked’ by his Hollywood peers – he was often disruptive on set and went into dark, unexplainable mood swings. Before long, the Hollywood elite came up with a nickname for the young actor – Little Bastard.

james dean porsche curse

Dean seemed to take to this personal moniker, and ended up having it sprayed onto his Porsche 550 Spyder – a top of the range car he bought during the filming his 3rd and final film Giant.

The car had a strange aura surrounding it, and many Hollywood workers refused to go anywhere near it. Bond girl Ursula Andress is said to have refused to ever sit in it. Legendary British actor Alec Guinness even went as far as telling Dean that “If you get in that car you will be found dead in it by this time next week.”

Dean didn’t listen to him, and a week later died in the car on his way to Salinas, California.


Tragic

James Dean was well known for having a fascination with fast cars – so much so, that Warner Brothers Studios had forbid him from driving when he was filming Giant

Dean was also known for having a morbid fascination with witchcraft and the Macabre. He apparently told those closest to him, on several occasions, that he was destined to die young.

On September the 30th, 1955, Dean and his mechanic headed out towards Salinas to drive the Spyder in a number of races. At one point in the journey, Dean was pulled over and given a ticket for speeding (no surprise there!).

Hours later Dean crashed the car at an intersection – he died from his injuries on impact.

He was just 24.

james dean car cursed


The Curse

An unnamed man apparently purchased the wreckage of Dean’s Spyder, and proceeded to make money selling off various parts of it.

Two doctors, who liked to race in their spare time, bought various items off the car. They eventually took part in a race against each other 13 months after Dean died, and both had accidents in that race.

One of the doctors managed to get away with just serious injuries…the other died.

There are also claims that the State Highway Patrol used the wreckage of Dean’s car to promote safe driving speeds around the country. Apparently, numerous individuals, who stole parts of the car at these ‘demonstrations’, met grizzly and untimely ends.

james dean little bastard curse

On one occasion a garage holding the wreckage apparently caught fire. Everything in the garage was destroyed…but the sinister car somehow survived.

The wreckage finally disappeared, although the rumors linked to it did not…

One man claims to have got hold of two of surviving wheels from the Spyder…and was nearly killed once he had fitted them to his car.

Another man claims to have got hold of various ‘legit’ parts of the Spyder online, and has fitted them into a Spyder he has collected. This man is apparently fully aware of the curse, and has never managed to build up enough courage to drive his car.

Sounds like a sensible guy!

The spirit of James Dean is frequently spotted on the highway he died on – do you think his apparition is linked to the so-called curse on his beloved car?

Please leave you thoughts and opinions in the comment section below.