Famous Curses

Throughout history, there are many examples of famous curses. Some people swear that they have been cursed, or have an object that is cursed. What does this truly mean, and is any of it true? Are these just legends, stories, myths, or something that can actually harm someone? No matter what you believe, curses should not be taken lightly. While there may be no such thing as a curse, or a cursed object, the belief in one can be just as strong. Let’s take a look at a few examples of curses that may chill you to the bone!


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The Hope Diamond:

This beautiful blue color diamond is almost an amazing 50 carets! No one is really sure of the true age of the stone, but the history goes back generations.It is rumored that the stone was once stolen from a statue of the goddess Sita. Eventually, this diamond came into the hands of Louis XVI and Marie Antoniette. If you don’t know the story, it doesn’t end well with them, with their country revolting and beheading them both. The Hope Diamond was stolen, and chipped apart more times than they can count. It eventually came into the hands of the Hope family, whom this stone takes it’s name from. Apparently, the people in the family who got the Diamond went bankrupt. Eventually, this stone would be connected with death, sickness, and all around bad luck. It currently resides at the famous Smithsonian and is owned by Harry Winstein. This was in an attempt to stay away from the curse. However, I’m not sure if that move worked or not.

King Tut’s Curse:

Back in the day, people used to rob graves. I know it still happens, but now it’s more frowned upon. Good ole King Tut didn’t want people messing with his final resting place, so he put a curse on his tomb. Basically, the warning read that anyone who enters his tomb will be judged. So, instead of taking any of this seriously, Howard Carter and his team ignored this and went ahead with disturbing the tomb. Other people had come, and had left without touching anything, but not Carter. The team steamed ahead and within a few years, most of them had dropped dead. There are 11 deaths that are connected to this event including a person dying from a mosquito bite that he got on the hunt. Other people died of strange illness, and went insane. Does this have anything to do with a curse? I’m not sure, but I’d like to know what happened to those other people who left King Tut’s tomb alone.


 Little Bastard:

Actor James Dean lived fast, died young, and left behind a cursed car. This car was a 550 Spyder that he named, “Little Bastard.” Dean was known for driving fast, so it wasn’t a surprise when he was killed in a car accident involving Little Bastard. After his death, the car was sold, and while under repairs, it fell and broke the leg of the man working on the car. The car was involved in another crash after it was stolen, and slide off the truck and went into traffic. It’s rumored that it killed two people, but that has not been confirmed. The car also has been involved in fires, and has been blamed for braking bones on people around the car. Today, no one is sure where this car is. However, you can be sure that it is waiting for it’s next victim.


There are a lot more to these stories. However is it a cures or not? If you watch a certain item for years, everyone around it will eventually have some bad luck, and die. You could watch a pair of socks for years, and everyone around them will pass away since that is part of life. However, there is a lot of heartache around these stories. What do you think? Is this a curse, or not?

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