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 Curse of the Superman Actors

The Curse of the Superman Actors

This article will be looking at the Hollywood curse of the Superman actors, thought to have taken the lives of two leading men that played ‘The Man of Steel’…


The Detective Comics Hit

The Superman character is believed to have launched the superhero genre back in 1933. Created by two high school students, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, the idea was eventually sold to Detective Comics in 1938.

The Man of Steel became an instant hit, and appeared in numerous comic book versions, radio and TV episodes, animated adventures and newspaper comic strips.

The character eventually got moved into the Hollywood big-time – having a list of feature films clinging onto his name and popular video game releases.

The Detective Comics Hit

But these Superman movies have slowly become associated with superstition and fear. In the darkest corners of Hollywood – rumors of a curse are whispered.

It is said that there is a powerful hex linked to the superhero character that attaches itself to the lives of any actors who have portrayed the hero on film or in television productions.

In fact, many agents complain that this curse has made it near enough impossible to find actors that will take the risk in playing the part…


Actors Who Played Superman Movies

The whole idea of the curse started off in 1951 with the film Superman and the Mole Men – the lead role was taken on by an actor named George Reeves, who went on to star in Adventures of Superman, a TV series.

Reeves was due to get married in 1959 but was found shot, in his home, days before.

Actors Who Played Superman Movies

The public thought it was an obvious, yet strange, suicide at first…until details emerged that the gun found at the scene did not contain ANY fingerprints from the famous Hollywood actor.

His death was eventually ruled as a suicide…but not many people believed this.

Christopher Reeve eventually took on the superhero role between 1977 to 1987. He ended up starring in four popular feature length movies.

Tragically, Reeve was thrown from his horse during a cross-country equestrian event in 1995, and ended up being paralyzed from the neck down.

Reeve went on to live a wheelchair-bound life for a decade after the accident…but eventually succumbed to heart failure due to the severity of his injuries.

Christopher Reeve as Superman

The curse is thought to be so powerful that it has even touched the cast around the main character of Superman.

There are examples of these side-characters developing severe mental issues, loss of career and in some extreme cases, loss of life.

Now it’s over to you – what are your thoughts on the curse of the Superman actors?

Please leave your thoughts and opinions 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 Poltergeist Movie Curse: Fact Or Fiction?

The Poltergeist Movie Curse: Fact Or Fiction?

After a remake of the Steven Spielberg 1982 classic horror movie Poltergeist, was released in 2015 it got people talking again about the apparent curse surrounding the original.

Although there were no nasty incidents reported following the new movie, many fans will remember the series of petrifying events that unfolded after the earlier production was released.

This included the untimely deaths of 5 cast members, and many people believe that it is the most cursed franchise to ever come out of Hollywood.

But is the Poltergeist movie curse really a “curse”, or just a series of unfortunate coincidences?

Let’s take a closer look and you can decide for yourself what you believe!

The trilogy is the chilling tale of a normal family haunted by an evil poltergeist after moving into their new home.

Strange things begin to happen around their young daughter Carol Ann, who becomes a conduit for the supernatural occurrences.

Where It All Started

Speculation about a curse began after the brutal murder of beautiful actress Dominique Dunne who was just 22 years old.

She played Dana (the older sister of Carol Ann) in the movie. She was strangled by an abusive ex boyfriend, and died 5 days later when taken off life support.

The Secret Behind The Curse?

Some people speculate that perhaps the film is cursed because it used actual human skeletons. In one famous scene, the character Diane (played by JoBeth McWilliams) falls in the family pool and terrifyingly it is full of skeletons.

This was a scene that took 4-5 days to shoot.

At the time the cast and crew were unaware that they were real human skeletons and in fact thought they were made from plastic or rubber.

Of course they soon found out the truth, but could that really be the reason for the series of events that ensued?

Could it really be the reason that so many people lost their lives in unexpected circumstances?

Why then did the actress who actually ended up in the pool with the skeletons not fall foul of the curse?

Today age 67, JoBeth McWilliams is still alive and well. And why would certain cast members be affected when they had nothing to do with the decision to use human skeletons?

Many people believe that the fact the human remains were disturbed, and used in this manner caused a curse to fall on the movie and those involved.

Two More Deaths Followed The Sequel

On the set of the 2nd movie in the trilogy, Native American actor Will Sampson, conducted an exorcism after concern about the use of real human skeletons in the making of the first film.

However two more cast members met an untimely demise within a few short years of the sequel release.

Actor Julian Beck got stomach cancer and died at the age of 60, and Will Sampson himself (the man who performed the exorcism), died at just 53 from complications following an operation.

While these are not particularly suspicious sounding deaths, many people believe they are linked to a curse on the trilogy.

Death of Heather O’Rourke

Just after finishing filming the third and final chapter of the original Poltergeist, and several months before its release in 1988, child star Heather O’Rourke died age 12.

Heather played Carol Ann, the child in the movie who was targeted by the supernatural entities. Cause of death was septic shock and cardiac arrest related to a misdiagnosed intestinal problem.

Death of Heather O'Rourke

Her death at such a young age is often cited as one of the most convincing cases for a curse.

Other events include cast member Richard Lawson who was aboard a US plane that crashed in March 1992. The actor survived, but 27 of the 51 passengers on board were killed.

In 2009, Lou Perryman, who had a small part in the original Poltergeist, was killed at home by an ex convict who had recently been released. Just two more incidents that prompt the belief in a curse.

Conclusion

The reality is that even today, we understand very little about the supernatural and the paranormal. Many people believe that there are consequences involved when messing about with the paranormal or dark topics such as that in Poltergeist.

Is it really a curse or are the illnesses and deaths just a tragic coincidence?

Nobody knows for certain.

Whether or not you believe in the Poltergeist movie curse is up to you, however there’s no denying that the terrible events surrounding this famous trilogy are extremely creepy and certainly seem like more than just a typical coincidence.