Do you believe in curses?
Curses have been around for a very long time. Even if you don’t believe in curses, you’ve probably heard of the famous curses like The Curse of Superman, King Tut’s Curse, and the Kennedy Curse.
We have compiled for you a list of 16 scary curses that are real and deadly. Check it out below!
1. The Cursed Tomb of Timur
In the 14th century, Timur also known as Tamerlane was the most powerful and ruthless ruler in the Muslim world. In 396, The great conqueror started a bloody campaign against his great grandfather, Genghis Khan. This battle led to a massive loss of lives, it is estimated that over 17 million people lost their lives at the hands of Timur.
He died in 1405 and buried in a tomb which had the inscription of a curse that said, “When I Rise From the Dead, The World Shall Tremble”. It is also believed that there was another inscription inside the tomb which said, ‘Whosoever Disturbs My Tomb Will Unleash an Invader More Terrible than I’.
On June, 1941, a Soviet archaeologist excavated the tomb despite several warning from elders who told him that a war would begin if he opened the tomb. But the archaeologist did not listen, and removed Timur’s skull. The next day, Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, and the German army invaded the Soviet Union. In 1942, Timur was re-buried, and shortly after, the Soviets overcame the Nazis during the Battle of Stalingrad.
2. The Tomb of Hermeru
Hermeru was a high priest of the Pharaoh Unis. The acient curse on his tomb says.” As for anybody who shalle enter his tomb in his impurity: I shall wring his neck as a bird.”
3. The Cursed Iceman Cometh
In 1991, Oetzi’s body was found between the Italian Alps near the Australian border. He is also referred to as “Iceman.”. The man was killed with an arrow and had his skull bashed nearly 5,000 years ago. For over 13 years, the Iceman has been linked to a total of 7 deaths. Apparently, each person who died participated in the excavation of the Iceman’s body. People strongly believe that anybody who touches or comes into contact with the Iceman has a curse placed upon them for life.
4. The Curse of Superman
The Curse of Superman refers to misfortunes that have befallen actors who have taken over the role of Superman on film and television. It was allegedly started by the Superman characters, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. Because DC owned the rights to the character, the compensation that Shuster and Siegel received from DC was extremely low. It has been suggested that the two placed a curse on the character. Since then, two people who have played Superman have had tragic deaths. George Reeves played who the character in the TV version from 1952 to 1958, died at the age of 45. Christopher Reeves who also played the superhero from 1978-1987, became paralyzed in 1995 after he fell off a horse. He died 9 years later at age 52 from a heart failure. Because of these tragic events, many actors continue to turn down the role of Superman because of this alleged curse.
5. The Kennedy Curse
The tragic deaths surrounding the Kennedy family have led many people to believe that a curse exists on the famous Kennedy family. Starting with the most tragic assassinations of JFK in 1963 and his brother Bobby Kennedy in 1968.
Ted Kennedy, the brother of the above deceased ran his car off a bridge in Chappaquiddick in 1969. He was lucky to survive, but the passenger he was with, Mary Jo Kopechne died instantly.
In 1944, Joseph P. Kennedy was killed in a World War Two plane explosion, and Kathleen Kennedy died during the same war in Belgium by sniper fire. Jackie O, JFK’s wife, lost her son Patrick B. Kennedy due to lung issues from a premature birth, and in 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr. was killed in a plane crash with his wife and her sister. Many other family members have fallen victim to the curse, although some argue that with such a large family, death and fateful events are inevitable.
6. The Cursed Telephone Number
“088-888-8888” was first telephone number issued by Bulgarian phone company Mobiltel. Coincidentally, every person whonhas ever iis ned this phone number died, though under different circumstances.
Vladimir Grashnov died of cancer, possibly contracted due to radioactive poisoning. Konstantin Dimitrov was assassinated while on a date. Konstantin Dishliev was gunned down during lunch. All three were assigned this same cursed phone number.
The number has since been taken out of circulation by the Bulgarian phone company, who wished not to comment when asked about the unusual phone number and the circumstances surrounding it.
7. The Björketorp Runestone
An ancient 14-foot stone located in Blekinge, Sweden is believed to have a deadly curse. The runestones read: “I, master of the runes, conceal here runes of power incessantly plagued by maleficence, doomed to insidious death is he who breaks this monument.” This means that the person tries to destroy or remove the stone will die an untimely death. Rumors state that the stone marks a grave site, although no human remains have ever been found there. Only once did a local man try to remove the stone by heating it up with hot firewood, so that he could later pour cool water over it and it cracks. Unfortunately, strong winds blew the flames away from the stone and towards the man, setting his hair on fire, and extinguishing the blaze around the Björketorp Runestone. The man died instantly. Creepy!
8. The Omen Curse
The popular 1976 hit horror film The Omen allegedly has a curse on it. As well. It has wreaked havoc on multiple people who participated in the creation of the film. The film’s star, Gregory Peck, was the first to supposedly fall victim to the curse. His own son died just two months before filming. It has also been reported that on the flight to the location where he would start filming the movie, his plane was struck by lightning. He survived. Another interesting victim of this supposed curse was one of the producers of the movie, whose plane was also reportedly struck by lightning just a few days after Peck’s plane was struck. A tiger handler was also killed during the filming the movie, and a stuntman was attacked by a pack of trained Rottweilers who had scenes in the film. DObyou think it’s simply a coincidence or a real curse?
9. The 27 Club
The 27 Club refers to a group of musicians who all met their deaths at the age of 27. Musicians in this club include Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and Amy Winehouse. Each of these rock stars were iconic music legends, and also had notorious drug problems. Each death was drug or alcohol related.
10. The Curse of Tutankhamun
There’s great speculation about the alleged curse of Tutankhamun, who was the 11th pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom of Egypt. A few months after Tutankhamun’s tomb was opened in 1922, Lord Carnarvon, who was responsible for financially backing the excavation, died from a mysterious infection. Several other people who were related to him are reported to also have suffered mysterious deaths. It has also been reported that the curse caused the deaths of 20 other people who were linked to the excavation of the tomb.
11. The Hope Diamond
This 45.52 carat diamond necklace has an extremely disturbing past, and has caused the deaths of several people since 1642. Legend has it that the jewel was originally stolen from a Hindu statue. Soon after he committed the crime, the thief was killed by wild dogs. King Louis the 16th also owned the jewel, and was beheaded alongside his wife Marie Antoinette. Another victim of the supposed curse was a Dutch jeweler who had re-cut the ring. He was a victim in a murder-suicide. The diamond now sits in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
The Curse of the Dead Presidents: In 1811, William Harrison won over vast amounts of Native American land using questionable tactics. The Native American leader, Tecumseh, is said to have set a curse on Harrison (who would later become President of the United States after winning the 1840 election). Since then, almost every president who was elected in a year ending in zero has died an untimely death. Harrison was elected as president in 1840 and died only months later. Since then, Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding, Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy Jr. all died while in office. The curse has since been broken by Ronald Reagan and George Bush, who were elected in 1980 and 2000.
13. The Touch of Death
Bruce and Brandon Lee are both said to be victims of this deadly curse. The Touch of Death refers to techniques used in the martial arts which fatally target specific areas of a body. Bruce died in 1973 from cerebral edema which was supposedly caused by the Touch of Death. His son Brandon was accidentally shot and killed on the set of the movie The Crow with a dummy gun that was supposed to be empty.
14. The Curse of the Car
James Dean infamously died in a horrific car crash, and since his untimely death, rumors have speculated that the car was cursed. It’s been reported that several other people who purchased parts of the car after his death also suffered untimely deaths. No one knows the whereabouts of the remaining parts of the car.
15. The Cursed Wedding
When Prince Amedeo of Italy proposed to Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, it was amidst much opposition from his father. Maria was not of royal descent and was considered lower class. Despite the opposition from Prince Amedeo’s father, the two got married in 1867. This is when a series of tragic events began, creating a legend that the wedding was cursed. According to legend, the wedding day started with the death of the woman who was in charge of laying out Maria’s wedding dress. The woman hung herself in Maria’s own wedding dress. Shortly after, the colonel heading the wedding procession died of sun stroke, and the gatekeeper at the gates was also found dead in a pool of blood. It has also been reported that the groom’s best man also shot himself in the head while giving a toast, giving credence to this long living legend.
16. The Poltergeist Curse
Poltergeist is an American horrior movie pf 1982. The movie is about a suburban family who move into a new home and start noticing strange things surrounding their young daughter.
The Poltergeist curse is said to be the blame for the deaths of 4 of the cast members who played in the movie during the six years between the first and the third film. More recently, in 2009, cast member Lou Perryman, who played a small role in the original movie, was murdered in his home with an ax.