Saturday, July 30, 2016

3 Haunted Objects You'd Hate to Own!

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1.  The Anguished Man Painting - Purported to be painted in the artist's blood combined with paint just prior to the artist's death via suicide, this piece of art appears to be affect the environment around it with paranormal activity. Apparently, The Anguished Man spent time collecting dust in it's owner's attic for some time.

 However, it's owner came to inherit this painting from a family member and has been conducting video experiments to exhibit the activity that appears to emanate from the notoriously haunted painting. You can watch them on YouTube!  Sean Robinson currently owns the painting and you can check out his YouTube channel by clicking here!

2.  Rudy Valentino's Ring - Rudolph (Rudy) was one of America's first heartthrobs in the 20's silent film era.  This star of the silver screen was considered one of the best in his day.  Rudy purchased a particular ring at a period when things in his life and acting career subsequently began to decline.  It's rumored that when Valentino flashed the ring in front of a friend to show him how pretty it was, the friend had a vision of Rudy's dead body.

Rudy didn't pay much mind to this event, but continued to experience a decline in his luck.  His acting career all but ended shortly after this experience and he subsequently died due to an acute attack of appendicitis that killed him in just 2 weeks.  Immediately following his death, his gal-pal, Pola Negri, who had inherited the ring and was wearing at the time, inexplicably fell seriously ill, which nearly ended her career as an actress.

Just a year after Rudy's death and her illness, as she began to return to health, she became acquainted with Russ Colombo, who resembled Rudy Valentino to a ridiculous degree.  She was so taken by the striking resemblance between the two that she passed on the ring to Russ.  Russ was killed a few days later as a result of a shooting accident.

Russ's best friend, Joe Casino, inherited the ring after Columbo's death.  In an attempt to be smart about the ring, Joe put the ring in a glass jewelry box and refused to take it out of the box.  However, Joe decided after 7 long years to just wear it.  Just 7 days after wearing the ring, Joe got ran over by a truck.

Joe's brother, Del Casino ended up with the ring next.  He was robbed and the man who robbed his home, James Willis, was caught trying to flee from the house by the cops.  One cop opened fire on him and that was the end of Willis, who was in possession of Valentino's ring.

A film was made about Valentino around the time of the burglary incident.  Edward Small recruited Jack Dunn to try out for the part of Rudy.  Jack was dressed in a Valentino costumes while trying out for the role, which included the original ring.  Even though Jack was just 21 during the screen test, he perished only ten days later as a result of an uncommon disease of the blood.

3.  The Delhi Purple Sapphire - The Delhi Purple Sapphire is actually an amethyst.  According to it's legendary past, during a blood soaked 1857 mutiny in India, a cavalry soldier, Colonel W. Ferris stole the gemstone from the Temple of Indra, a sacred site that serves to honor the Hindu deity that rules over rain and thunder.  The Colonel took the stone back to Victorian England and subsequently began to experience ill health and in equal measure, ill fortune.

After his death, his son acquired the jewel and experienced the same bad fortune and ill health.  He even lost his fortune.  Not only did the father and sun experience the effects of the accursed jewel, but a friend who was thought to have spent time with the jewel in his possession even took his own life.

Edward Heron-Allen, who was known to chum around with Oscar Wilde, was a fellow writer, as well as keenly interested in scientist, from which blossomed an interest in curiosities, such as the Delhi Purple Sapphire.  Heron-Allen, who's pen name was Christopher Blayer, was the final private owner of the Delphi Sapphire to date.  He claims that, "This jewel is accursed and is stained with the blood, and to the dishonor of everyone who has ever owned it."  Edward offered up the richly colored jewel in 1943 to the London Natural History Museum due to it's cursed nature that caused so much anguish and loss to both Heron-Allen and his kin.

Heron-Allen even attempted to toss the precious gemstone into a canal.  Unfortunately it was returned to his possession by a dealer, who acquired the stone by a dredger.  When Heron-Allen's daughter was born in 1904, his apprehension surrounding the stone grew.  Heron-Allen gave the gemstone to the bank for safekeeping to be locked away until after Heron-Allen's death.  The bank was instructed to never let Heron-Allen's daughter handle the accursed jewel.

Heron-Allen died in 1943 when his beloved daughter donated the jewel to London's Natural History Museum.  She enclosed a written history of the cursed gem that included a cautionary warning.  The curse even appeared to affect Heron-Allen's grandson, Ivor Jones, who refused to touch the stone.  He stated that, "My mother certainly wouldn’t touch it and she recommended that we didn’t either because of the curse. Cast it into the sea!”

A London Natural History Museum curator stumbled upon the gemstone in the museum's mineral cabinets, where he encountered Heron-Allen’s note in 1974. The note stated, “Whoever shall then open it, shall first read out this warning, and then do as he pleases with the jewel. My advice to him or her is to cast it into the sea.“

Heron-Allen's warnings were ignored. In fact, John Whittaker, who was once lead the Natural History Museum’s micropalaeontology team, brought the Delphi Sapphire to the inaugural Heron-Allen Society symposium, which took place each year thereafter.

 On the way, Whittaker encountered an intense thunderstorm and states that, “The sky turned black and I was overtaken by the most horrific thunderstorm I’ve ever experienced.

We considered abandoning the car as my wife shouted, "Why did you bring that damned thing!"  When the second annual symposium came to pass, Whittaker grew ill with a nasty stomach ailment, and the third annual symposium brought Whittaker an unpleasant case with a kidney stone!

3. The Roosevelt Hotel's Haunted Mirror - The famous Hollywood hotel, where several notorious figures in Hollywood history have resided, such as Marilyn Monroe, who lived there for two years, this hip Hollywood location of many exclusive parties is known for it's 9th floor appearances in the Blossom Ballroom and Cabana Suite 213, where a mirror that once hung in Marilyn Monroe’s room, which is currently placed in storage has caught the attention of many a guest.  Apparently, when gazing into the looking glass, Marilyn has been reported to appear staring back at you.

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