The Capuchin Catacombs Mummies

The Capuchin Catacombs Mummies

In this article we will be taking a look at the mysterious Capuchin Catacombs mummies, one of which is a rather famous corpse of a young girl that they nicknamed ‘Sleeping Beauty’…


The Most Beautiful Mummy in The World

The Capuchin Catacombs lie silently in Palermo, holding a diverse selection of mummified corpses…and the most beautiful mummy in the world.

Why does this mummy stand out above the others?

Why do people and paranormal experts find it so fascinating?

Well, this beautiful mummy of a little girl…sometimes feels the need to blink at whoever is looking at her!

Rosalia Lombardo


Rosalia Lombardo

When she was alive, the most beautiful mummy in the world was a little girl named Rosalia Lombardo. There’s not that much information on her life but what researchers can gather is that she died around the age of two, back in 1920.

There are rumours that she fell victim to pneumonia and never recovered.


The Master Craftsman

Rosalia Lombardo was apparently embalmed by Alfredo Salafia – a known master craftsman in his day. Many modern-day embalmers still insist that Salafia’s work is still better than anything they can manage with modern techniques.

capuchin catacombs italy

But how could this Italian craftsman have reached this level of expertise over a century ago?

Well rumour has it that he learned his trade by studying the ancient Egyptian techniques of mummifying, therefore he left all the organs untouched inside the dead bodies he was working on.


The Blinking Girl

Many people are drawn to the mummified corpse of this little girl due to her innocence and the beauty Salafia has managed to capture in his work…but she is also known to blink at certain visitors.

capuchin monks catacombs

The reports came through thick and fast, so the owners of the catacombs decided to set up a time lapse camera to see if they could catch this paranormal event.

They managed to catch her blinking – Through the camera frames they clearly witnessed the young girl’s beautiful blue eyes as she blinked.


The Capuchin Catacombs Mummies

There are numerous conspiracy theories linked to the blinking girl in the Capuchin Catacombs – most of them border on the side of the paranormal.

One interesting theory I read came from a man pointing out that the changing humidity in the Capuchin Catacombs was responsible for the eye movement in the girl’s mummy.

But, folklore in Palermo points to the fact that Rosalia’s spirit has been restless inside her mummified body now for nearly a century – the blinking is an indication that it want’s to get out and move onto heaven.

What are your thoughts on this subject?

Please leave your opinions in the comment section below.

Joliet the Haunted Doll

Joliet the Haunted Doll

In this article we will be taking a look at Joliet the haunted doll – a so-called ‘cursed item’ that has remained in the protection of one family for over four generations…

But why do this family keep hold of this demonic item?

Let’s take a closer look…


Joliet the Doll

The doll is currently owned by a lady that goes by the name of Anna – we’re not 100% sure that is her real name or a pseudonym to stay anonymous in this case.

Anna claims that the doll has been in the possession of her family for over a century and it’s always carried the spooky ability to cry at night – sounding a lot like a baby that has just woken up.

Sometimes there is only one cry, other times there is a chorus of four different babies in distress.

Anna believes that the she knows the four souls that are trapped inside the doll’s body, because they are actually linked to her family tree. This close bond with the trapped spirits is the reason behind her wanting to keep the doll.


The Cursed Doll

This paranormal case seemed to have began when Anna’s great grandmother was given the doll when she was carrying her second child. It was a gift from a friend of the family that had a dark and hidden personality…and she really didn’t like Anna’s great grandmother.

Joliet the Doll

Anna now believes that this woman was so jealous and twisted inside, that a dark force was created from her which entered the doll.

The great grandmother eventually gave birth to a lovely little boy…who tragically died three days later from an unexplained illness…

This same tragedy would unfold for at least four generations.

From this point onward – every female member of Anna’s direct family tree would have two children, a boy and a girl. The male infant would always die just three days after it’s birth.

Anna’s great grandmother also insisted that her dead son had somehow entered the doll – she would break her heart listening to him crying through the doll in the depths of night. She could never get rid of the doll – because she firmly believed that it contained her dead son’s soul.

When she died she passed the doll onto her daughter (Anna’s grandmother) for safekeeping. This turned out to be another deadly move…

Anna’s grandmother had two children – male and female…and the boy died three days after birth.

Anna also lost her son, three days after he was born, and she believes his cries have been ‘added’ to the doll’s disturbing orchestra.


Joliet the Haunted Doll

Each mother in the family has refused to give up this paranormal doll – they all believe that it somehow contains a trace of their baby’s soul. The strange thing about this case is that the cries of the doll can only be heard by female members of Anna’s family.

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the paranormal doll we have covered here, 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.

The Legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake

The Legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake

This article will be taking a look at the urban legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake from Golden Gate Park in San Francisco…


A Terrifying Encounter

In early January, 1908, a man was upheld by local police for ‘speeding’ near the Golden Gate Park. Once apprehended, he explained to the law officers that he was speeding because he had just had a frightening encounter with ‘something’ otherworldly.

He went on to explain that he was in the process of leaving the park, when a woman appeared from nowhere and blocked his exit. Apparently, she had a strange ‘shine’ to her.

She was dressed in an all white gown and her bare feet slightly levitated off the ground.

This was the first ever recorded sighting of the Ghost of Stow Lake.


The Pioneer Mother Statue

The Pioneer Mother (also referred to as Pioneer Woman and Children) statue that now sits in Golden Gate Park was sculpted and cast in bronze in 1914.

It was finally moved into the park in 1940.

Over the years the statue has been through various stages of neglect, leading to it’s appearance becoming slightly disturbing.

The Pioneer Mother Statue

It has a greenish hue to it’s body and half of her face has turned white – much like a ‘phantom’ mask.

But are these strange colorings really down to natural processes?

Apparently not!

Many people believe that these strange bronze markings have something to do with the paranormal stories linked to this monument…


The Urban Legend

This legend seems to have been floating around San Francisco for well over a century now…

Apparently, Stow Lake is haunted, and that people venturing near there in the dead of night have come across a woman looking for her child.

In the early 1900’s, an unnamed woman took her children for a walk around Stow Lake – they were full of energy and she decided to see if she could tire them out.

The Urban Legend

After a while, her legs began to ache, and she told the children to have a little play when she sat down for a few minutes on a nearby bench with the baby.

Before long another woman joined her on the bench, and they began having a conversation.

As they spoke, the woman kept an eye on her kids playing by the lake…but forgot about her baby in the pram, parked next to her by the bench.

The pram gradually rolled off into the lake, and her baby drowned.

When she finished chatting, she realized that the pram had disappeared into the water, and ran into the lake frantically searching for her baby.

Her children stood watching her, terrified, on the lake bank.

She eventually disappeared into the depths of the lake, and was never seen again.


The Ghost of Stow Lake

Over the years, there have been numerous reports from people who claim to have encountered the Ghost of Stow Lake.

They all claim to have come face to face with barefooted woman in white looking for her lost baby – always at night.

The Ghost of Stow Lake

The spirit is always in a terrified state, frantically searching for her lost child, which has already perished in the lake.

The Pioneer Mother statue is also linked to the legend – many people believe that the spirit of this unfortunate mother resides in the statue. If you approach the statue at night, you may get a glimpse of the statue’s head moving, as if it is scanning the area…searching for something…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the legend of the Ghost of Stow Lake, please leave them in the comment section below.

Mandy the Haunted Doll Story

Mandy the Haunted Doll Story

This article will be taking a look at the Mandy the haunted doll story. What paranormal force is inside this object donated to the Quesnel and District Museum, in British Columbia, back in 1991?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Donation

The doll was swiftly placed on the curator of the Quesnel and District Museum’s desk back in 1991 – the owner claimed that it was over ninety years old and her young daughter had just started playing with it.

Knowing that this was probably an item that was worth a decent amount of money, she decided to take it out of the clutches of the young girl and donate it to the museum instead.

The doll was apparently named Mandy and it had belonged to the owner’s grandmother. The curator couldn’t help but notice that this woman could not wait to get rid of the item – she seemed to have no emotional ties to it!

The curator picked up the doll to examine it once the owner had left. It was a creepy looking little sod…but it seemed to emanate some sort of feeling of unease, of dread.

The Donation of the Doll

It was a well worn item, with tufts of stuffing breaking out in places and faded, old fashioned clothing. But it was the doll’s face that really creeped the curator out – it had cracks along it causing one it’s eyes to stick out slightly.

She felt it looked pretty hideous…but it was an antique piece…


It Moved!!!

The doll was handed over to museum staff so that they could carry out a few repairs, and check whether it was infected by any dangerous infestations. It was placed in a plastic bag for a couple of days (this plastic bag would kill off the insects that were inside the doll).

Many museum employees that were working in the same room as the doll swore they heard the bag rustle as if the doll had moved inside.

On more than one occasion, they also claimed that the doll had managed to move position inside the bag!


The Haunted Doll

After Mandy was ‘released’ from the plastic bag, she was taken to a section of the museum that photographs new additions. It was then left in this room overnight.

When workers entered the room the following morning, they were shocked to find that all the other objects in the room had been scattered about the place throughout the night – the doll remained in the same position it was left in.

The doll was moved to another room…and the same outcome occurred the following morning.

The curator later likened the mess to a child’s tantrum, when it didn’t want something in it’s room, so it kicked up a fuss on everything around it!

The Haunted Doll

The strange doll was eventually placed near the entrance of the museum, but numerous visitors would complain about it’s presence there. Most of them admitted that it would give them the feeling of unease, every time they looked at it.

A lot of amateur photographers, who visited the museum, claimed that the photos they took of the doll would never come out right. In most cases these images were either blurred, or had strange light anomalies present in them.

A psychic eventually visited the museum and asked if they could hold the doll for a reading – to try and find out the origins behind it. The museum agreed…


Mandy the Haunted Doll

Many years ago, a young man was walking past a long abandoned farmhouse, when they heard the crying sound of a child come from inside. Curious as to where it was coming from, the man entered the house.

Once inside, he heard the crying sound once again, coming from the cellar below.

He entered the cellar and was shocked to find the body of a little girl, lying there clutching onto this doll. It is believed that when she died, her spirit decided to inhabit the doll.

The curator of the museum eventually tracked down the woman who donated the doll and found out the truth, once and for all…

The woman admitted that her daughter had nothing to do with the doll, and that she hastily donated the doll because she was sick of hearing the sound of crying sobs…coming up from her cellar…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the Mandy the haunted doll story, please leave them in the comment section below.

The Suicide Drawing

The Suicide Drawing

This article will be covering the suicide drawing that a young woman created, scanned and uploaded, shortly before she killed herself. Now a rather famous internet urban legend – does this picture really contain an overpowering paranormal darkness?

Let’s take a closer look…


The Suicide Picture

The picture is thought to have originally hit the internet sometime in 2004 – all of a sudden it started appearing in various online forums and chatrooms.

People claimed that the picture was originally created by a young Japanese woman before she took her own life (this young woman remains anonymous).

This disturbed young woman was supposed to have put all of her dark feelings, grief and despair into the image, before she uploaded it for the world to see…

The Drawing


Don’t Stare

Legend has it, that if you stare deep into the eyes of the drawing you will experience the emotions she went through during the last few hours of her life. Apparently the eyes will eventually draw you in – no matter what section or feature of the image you are concentrating on.

Once those eyes have captured you…emotions of a deep sadness, darkness and despair will overwhelm your soul.

The image is also thought to be set up so that it changes slightly to mirror the type of mood you are in. Many ‘victims’ claim that the mouth will actually morph into a happy, yet sinister grin, if you stare at the drawing when you are in a good mood.

Others claim that once the feelings of despair are shared with you – the image begins to smile just as you pull away from it…smirking away at you when it realizes you have had enough of the power it contains.

Not really the type of thing I want hanging on one of my walls…

If you have any thoughts or opinions on the suicide drawing please leave them in the comment section below.

The Crying Boy Painting Curse

The Crying Boy Painting Curse

England, 1985, incidents of fire break out destroying certain properties, with one thing in common – all of them were linked to a collection of paintings.

In this article we will be taking a closer look at the Crying Boy painting curse that many believe to be behind the bizarre fire outbreaks in the 80’s…


Bruno Amadio

The paintings were created by a restorer in Venice named Bruno Amadio –  the collection of art was dubbed ‘The Crying Boys’.

It is thought that Amadio created the collection to sell to tourists – each picture is supposed to depict an orphan from the Second World War.

At some point in time, a savvy English marketing man got hold of a few of these paintings and took them back to the UK to be mass produced.

Their prints were eventually sold at a relatively cheap price at grocery and department stores.

It is thought that over 50,000 versions of these images were sold.


The Blazing Curse of The Crying Boy

A strange article appeared in a UK newspaper in September of 1985 – The headline of the story read:

THE BLAZING CURSE OF THE CRYING BOY!

The article covered an unfortunate event that had happened to Ron and May Hall from Rotherham.

crying boy painting sale

Their house that they had lived in for over 25 years completely burned down and only one item survived…The Crying Boy painting.

Ron’s brother was a fireman at the time, and he had more mystery to add to the story…

He claimed that several houses had burned to the ground, and that the sole remaining item was a copy of The Crying Boy, found intact, lying face down on the floor.

He also claimed that a colleague back in the fire station, named Alan Wilkinson, had been following these strange events and had logged over 50 fires linked to these strange paintings…


A Paranormal Panic

So, over 50,000 of these popular prints had been sold in the UK – this meant that there were a lot of EXTREMELY worried home owners reading the newspaper that day in 1985.

On top of that, thousands of people started writing in to the newspaper with their own Crying Boy reports. Some of these stories even went as far as suggesting that the paintings could not be burned – even if you covered them in petrol first!

cursed crying boy painting

The media decided that enough was enough after a large Italian Restaurant went up in flames…with the only survivor being a Crying Boy image.

The newspaper asked all remaining owners of the paintings to send them in for destruction. Eventually they managed to destroy over 20,000 of them (but even then they reported problems with setting the images on fire!).


The Legend of The Crying Boy Painting Curse

There are numerous myths and legends behind the curse linked to these images…but one seems to stand the test of time.

Numerous ‘experts’ believe that the models for the various crying boys were orphans who eventually met a grizzly end in an orphanage fire.

Could this be the truth behind this 80’s paranormal episode?

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

The Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery

The Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery

In this article we will be taking a look at the Black Angel of Oakland Cemetery – a bronze monument to tragedy that apparently causes the death of anyone who decides to touch it…


The Black Angel in Oakland Cemetery

Iowa City’s Oakland Cemetery is located in a run-of-the-mill neighborhood near Hickory Hill – it is well known for it’s impressive collection of monuments to the dead.

One of these monuments stands out from the others – a bronze Black Angel that stands over the graves of Teresa Dolezal and her family, apparently put in place near the start of the 20th century.


The Dolezals

Teresa Dolezal arrived in Iowa City with her son Eddie back in the late 1800’s and was lucky enough to quickly land a job as a midwife. She worked at this career until 1891, when Eddie tragically died of meningitis.

He was buried in Oakland Cemetery below a strange carving of a tree stump, that acted as his headstone.

Full of grief, Teresa moved on to Oregon where she met and married Nicholas Feldevert. Maybe this new love could mend her broken heart?

Unfortunately, Feldevert died in 1911, leaving her carrying the pain of two family members she had tragically lost.


The Black Angel

Broken and in pain, Teresa returned to Iowa City and commissioned the construction of an eight-and-a-half foot tall bronze angel. The Chicago artist Mario Korbel took on the job and constructed a rather dark yet impressive piece.

The statue was placed in the cemetery in 1913 and her son’s monument was moved so it could stand right beside it.

Her late husband’s ashes were apparently spread throughout the concrete base of the angel. When Teresa eventually died in 1924, her ashes were also added to the base of the strange monument.

For some reason, there were no dates added to the names of the dead on the statue…and this got tongues wagging locally…

The Black Angel

On top of this, the statue lost it’s bronze color to it’s now dark hue by the time Teresa died. This led to rumors surfacing regarding Teresa’s actions when she was alive – was the statue warning the living about this (evil) woman?

Another account claims that there was a severe thunderstorm on the night of Teresa’s funeral. During this storm a stray bolt of lightening hit out and caught the bronze statue – turning it black.

Other versions blamed the blackening of the statue on infidelity – did Teresa really swear on her husband’s grave that she would lay with no other man?

Some locals even went as far as claiming that Teresa had killed her son, Eddie, and managed to cover it up with the sickness story. The monument blackened as a mark of her guilt.


The Angel of Death

The most famous legend to hang off this sinister monument goes something like this – any girl kissed in the shadow of the angel’s wings will die within six months, and anyone who touches the bronze skin of the angel on Halloween, will die within seven years.

But there’s more…

Apparently, if you decide to kiss the actual statue, your heart will stop instantly…but if you are a virgin, the kiss will have no effect on you!

The statue itself is also thought to be a paranormal entity – locals insist that it has been spotted numerous times over the years, walking silently through the graveyard at night.

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

Real Haunted Doll Stories

Real Haunted Doll Stories

In this article we will be covering a handful of real haunted doll stories – these little bundles of joy are not the type of bedtime companions you’ll want your kids to snuggle up with…


Robert the Possessed Doll

Probably the most famous haunted doll of them all – the extremely creepy Robert!

There are two versions of this story that seem to end up in the same place – one involves a boy named Robert Gene Otto receiving the doll off a Bahamian girl who knew the doll had a voodoo past, whilst the other involves the same boy receiving the doll off his grandfather (a gift from Germany).

Either way – the doll was pretty messed up!

Robert became so obsessed with the strange doll that he gave it his own first name, he then began using his middle name (Gene) so that the doll could keep his own identity.

Robert the Possessed Doll

Whenever Gene was in trouble with his parents he would always blame his close doll friend Robert – the pair of them remained together even in Gene’s adult years.

When Gene eventually died, his wife finally took the chance to get rid of the creepy doll – she locked it in a chest, in the attic of their elaborate house.

She eventually decided to sell the house – but Robert did not go with her.

Myrtle Reuter became Robert’s new owner and she kept the doll for several years until she donated him to a museum. She informed the museum that the doll was an extremely ‘special’ object.

Read our full article on Robert the Doll HERE.


Letta the Doll

Kerry Walton came across this haunted doll when he was on a antique hunt in Brisbane, Australia – he was in the process of searching through items stored underneath an abandoned house when he spotted Letta.

Paranormal incidents seemed to follow the doll around almost instantly – when he was driving back home with his hoard of discovered oddities, he noticed the bag containing the doll rustling and moving.

Over the next few weeks he was convinced that the facial expressions of the doll were changing at a daily rate…and pets seemed to shy away from it.

From the moment he brought Letta into the house – his kids started to wake frequently with night terrors.

Letta the Doll

Kerry eventually decided that enough was enough – he was going to get the doll out of the house once and for all. He found someone interested in it and drove it to the new owner…but he never reached that destination.

For some reason Kerry felt an unnatural urge to keep the doll as he drove it to it’s new home – he just couldn’t let go of it!

He returned home with the doll and decided to learn more about it.

He found an expert on antique dolls in a nearby museum who dated the doll at over 200 years old. This expert also informed Kerry that the doll originated from Eastern Europe.

An Australian psychic also took an interest in the doll, and after examining it, informed Kerry that the doll was made by a man who was grief stricken because his son had drowned.

The doll was supposed to act as a spiritual vessel for his dead son’s soul…


Annabelle the Possessed Doll

The famous Raggedy Ann doll that is now under lock and key in Lorraine Warren’s paranormal museum.

The original owner of Annabelle hired a psychic to look into the paranormal activity surrounding it. This psychic concluded that the doll was possessed by the spirit of a dead girl named Annabelle Higgins.

Annabelle the Possessed Doll

When the Warrens became involved in the case they claimed that this ‘Annabelle Higgins spirit’ was actually demonic.

The original owner was convinced that the doll attempted to kill her boyfriend as he slept by strangling him. She also claimed that the doll would somehow manage to leave written notes on scraps of paper around the apartment.

The paranormal museum where it is now kept has a warning nailed below it’s locked glass casing – Warning, positively do not open.


Real Haunted Doll Stories

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

The Delhi Purple Sapphire (The Gem of Sorrow)

The Delhi Purple Sapphire (The Gem of Sorrow)

During my recent research for an upcoming article I stumbled across a subject I had heard little about before – a few small snippets here and there online, but nothing more!

Turns out The Delhi Purple Sapphire was also known as The Gem of Sorrow – this was probably the reason I was unable to locate much information on the subject (Google gets fussy like that sometimes!).

Anyway, this cursed object is strangely different to most other paranormal objects – it does not bring death…but hoards of sorrow…


It’s Arrival in England

In 1857 the cursed stone was brought to British shores. It was discovered in India by an English cavalry man named Ferris.

Ferris claimed he had managed to get his hands on the stone by taking it from an ancient temple during an Indian uprising.


Bad, Bad Luck…

From the moment Ferris took the strange stone, his life (and the life of his son) seemed to dive into a downward spiral.

They both lost huge amounts of their wealth whilst their health seemed to get worse by the week (they seemed to catch virus after virus).

The Cursed Delhi Purple Sapphire

Both men blamed the the Delhi Purple Sapphire for their change in fortunes. The gem was eventually removed from the family and sold on to Edward Heron


Heron’s Despair

In 1890 Edward Heron Allen took possession of the Gem of Sorrow. It wasn’t long before he experienced the same fate as the Ferris boys!

Soon after Edward took possession of the purple sapphire he also lost the majority of his fortune.

He apparently publicly blamed the cursed stone and was often furious at social events – always claiming the stone was the working of the devil and it was the sole reason he was failing in life.

Heron eventually had enough of his misfortune – he grabbed the stone in a fit of rage and tossed it far out into the regent’s canal.

He thought that was the last he would ever see of the cursed object…

A week later a local jeweler turned up on Heron’s doorstep with the stone in his possession. He claimed a mysterious stranger had fished it out of the canal and sold it on to him.

The jeweler handed the cursed stone back to Heron.


Protection

Enough was enough – in 1904 Edward Heron decided to study the art of white magic in an attempt to protect himself from the stone.

He locked the purple sapphire in a box that was full of magic sigils and protective talismans, and entombed this box within seven other boxes.

He dug a deep, deep hole in his property’s basement and buried it as deep as it would go!

Following Edward Heron’s eventual death, the stone was dug up from his cellar and donated to the British museum.

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