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Would You dare sit in the cursed "Chair of Death"?

Napoleon's Chair of Death, At least four recorded actual deaths have been blamed on a cursed two-hundred-year-old blue upholstered wing chair in the Blue Room of this Chestnut Hill mansion. Death Chair ghost claim the living.

Stories of haunted or cursed chairs are nothing new, sitting in one and tempting the fates is all part of what the curious and the debunkers consider all part of the game. A story over the years that circulates once in a while is about a chair that whom ever sits in drops dead immediately.

At least four recorded actual deaths have been blamed on a cursed two-hundred-year-old blue upholstered wing chair in the Blue Room of this Chestnut Hill mansion. Ghostly presences have also materialized at séances in this mansion, which contains possessions belonging to Civil War General George Meade and Napoleon Bonaparte's chair of death.

By Fallon Pirelli

Chairs can be haunted and cursed too—just ask John Zaffis, who has amassed and stored hundreds of such items. Recently I began thinking of this topic again, after seeing part of an episode of John Zaffis' TV show ("Haunted Collector") on haunted items that people want to get rid of and give to him for his museum. Ghosts and spirits inhabit more than just homes and buildings — they can also live in objects. John Zaffis, eminent paranormal researcher and demonologist, has been consulted on countless hauntings for clients all over the country, desperate to return their lives to normalcy. Along with his son Chris, daughter Amy, and paranormal investigators Beth Ezzo and Brian Cano, Zaffis tracks down haunted items such as paintings, guns, jewelry and antiques. Once identified, the items are collected and stored in the museum.

And I wondered did he own more then just a supposed haunted desk that I found at his site. http://www.syfy.com/hauntedcollector/.

I have always known of the death chair since I first read about the one in England as a child of 12. There is of course the story of a haunted chair that I have heard many tales about. This death chair is said to be the most haunted or cursed piece of furniture in the world.

Recently I was party to a situation with someone needing assistance that involved a supposed haunted death chair that concerned a used rocking chair a friend bought that she stated would rock all on it's own. Though the chair did not move for me it still peaked my interest concerning haunted and cursed chairs to the point that I needed to learn more.

The "death chair" is also a common term for a seating device used in the executions of criminals who have been condemned to the death penalty. Many say these chairs are haunted. A death chair is utilized in the following methods of execution:

Electrocution, where an electric chair or death chair restrains the inmate while an electrical current passes through his or her body. Many tales of haunted electric chairs have been rumored over the years.

Gas chamber death chair, which has a chair located inside the airtight chamber, to restrain the prisoner while he or she is asphyxiated with lethal gas.

Firing squad death chair, which has a chair which both keeps the inmate still while he or she is shot with rifles by the executioners, and also collects the bodily fluids that spill out of the inmate's body following the execution.

But what of a real chair of death, that is where a person has been killed in or died unexpectedly just sitting in it. Many around the world claim to own such haunted collectable's as haunted or cursed chairs. As a real Collector of Possessed Possessions you might consider owning such a seat of evil power, but then again you might not.

Death Chairs

Not just one, but two haunted chairs furnish the Gothic Ballroom of Belcourt Castle in Newport, R.I. The Castle is open to tours, and people who have come to view this gorgeous mansion have reported feeling chills and a strange energy when they get near two chairs in particular.

Combermere Abbey, Shropshire. A visitor to the abbey library, Sybell Corbet, took a time-lapse photo of Lord Combermere’s favorite carved oak chair on May 12, 1891, at the same time that the man was getting buried four miles away. When developed, it showed a blurry image (right) of a bearded man sitting in the chair.

Combermere Abbey, Shropshire. A visitor to the abbey library, Sybell Corbet, took a time-lapse photo of Lord Combermere’s favorite carved oak chair on May 12, 1891, at the same time that the man was getting buried four miles away. When developed, it showed a blurry image (right) of a bearded man sitting in the chair.

Many believed cursed and ghost or demon haunted chairs do exist and over the years many stories have circulated.

In the tiny village of Thirsk, in the local museum, there sits a valuable antique chair. According to locals, the chair is cursed with an astonishing and lethal power. Inside the Thirsk Museum, in North Yorkshire, England, is the infamous chair of Thomas Busby. The chair hangs on a wall, about five to six feet up, in order to prevent anyone from sitting on it. Legend holds that the chair is cursed, and anyone who dares sit in it will meet an untimely end soon after.

It was also the home of coiner and murderer Thomas Busby, whose ghost was thought to haunt the Busby Stoop Inn at the crossroads where he was gibbeted for his crimes. For more than 20 years no-one would sit in the chair that now hangs in a local museum kitchen for fear of the dreadful fate said to await anyone who braves Busby's curse.

The Chair of Death or Death Chair is a supposedly haunted chair that brings death to those who sit in it. Gregory Branson-Trent tells that Busby's Stoop is the name of the object. And it's a chair that has been the center of several legends over the course of many years. But unlike other alleged cursed objects, this chair is said to have a disturbingly high fatality rate, claiming every single victim that sits on it within only a short period of time afterward. The deaths always occur under the guise of coincidence, and have a good chance of being some of the most unlikely deaths or be terribly common. Skeptics say that those who would ignore the warning and the curse would also likely ignore other warnings and engage in high risk behaviors.

The legend begins with a man who had been sentenced to die. Thomas Busby had killed a coin counterfeiter after an argument with a hammer, bludgeoning him to death. After standing trial in 1702 he was granted one last wish before execution and requested that he be given the right to enjoy one final drink in his favorite bar chair. That night as he sat in his favorite chair, he proclaimed to the silent room awaiting his final words, "Death will come swiftly to whomsoever sits in my chair." Shortly after that, Busby was hanged.

The legend begins with a man who had been sentenced to die. Thomas Busby had killed a coin counterfeiter after an argument with a hammer, bludgeoning him to death. After standing trial in 1702 he was granted one last wish before execution and requested that he be given the right to enjoy one final drink in his favorite bar chair. That night as he sat in his favorite chair, he proclaimed to the silent room awaiting his final words, "Death will come swiftly to whomsoever sits in my chair." Shortly after that, Busby was hanged.

Busby's Chair

Busby's Chair is said to be haunted by his ghost, and a chair at the inn gained a sinister reputation. Wartime bomber pilots thought it unlucky to sit there, and in the 1970s some fatal accidents were linked with the chair. In 1978 the landlord asked for the chair to be removed to the Museum, and hung out of harm’s way. The Busby Stoop Chair has not been sat on since.

No one thought much of the claim made by Busby, but out of respect didn't sit in the chair for some time. Decades passed and finally a chimney sweep and his partner came in and, upon discovering that no chairs were free he sat upon it much to the shock of the crowd. Proclaiming that he felt fine after the experience, he paid out his tab and promptly died of falling off a roof. Words of the curse would soon follow and the Busby Inn Stoop became notorious for its haunted chair that killed all who sat in it.

Finally the chair was put away after the body count rose unexplainably. Legends were told of the favorite chair and others who sat there suggested that the curse was finally laid to rest. Unable to part with such a historically significant piece of furniture, the owner of the inn warned cleaners not to sit in the chair. After a motorcycle accident, a downed bomber pilot, and several others, the chair was finally pulled up on a piece of rope to keep anyone from breaking into the back room where it was housed.

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Anyone who sat in a murderer’s old chair in an English public house would die, and soon, said the legend, and a series of sudden deaths was blamed on the cursed seat. Journalist Paul Bannister delved into the story of the Baffling Chair of Death, and became the National Enquirer’s chief reporter of the paranormal.

Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Collyer (October 3, 1885 – March 1947) were two American brothers who became famous because of their snobbish nature, filth in their home, and compulsive hoarding. For decades, neighborhood rumors swirled around the rarely seen, unemployed men and their home at 2078 Fifth Avenue (at the corner of 128th Street), in Manhattan, where they obsessively collected newspapers, books, furniture, musical instruments, and many other items, with booby traps set up in corridors and doorways to protect against intruders. Both were eventually found dead in the Harlem brownstone where they had lived as hermits, surrounded by over 130 tons of waste that they had amassed over several decades.

On March 21, 1947, an anonymous tipster phoned the 122nd Police Precinct and insisted there was a dead body in the house. A patrol officer was dispatched, but had a difficult time getting into the house at first, noting however that an awful odor was emanating from somewhere within the building. There was no doorbell or telephone and the doors were locked; and while the basement windows were broken, they were protected by iron grillwork. An emergency squad of seven men eventually had no choice but to begin pulling out all the junk that was blocking their way and throw it out onto the street below. The brownstone's foyer was packed solid by a wall of old newspapers, folding beds and chairs, half a sewing machine, boxes, parts of a wine press, and numerous other pieces of junk. A patrolman, William Barker, finally broke in through a window into a second-story bedroom. Behind this window lay, among other things, more packages and newspaper bundles, empty cardboard boxes lashed together with rope, the frame of a baby carriage, a rake, and old umbrellas tied together. After a two-hour crawl he found Homer Collyer dead, wearing just a tattered blue and white bathrobe. Homer's matted, gray hair reached down to his shoulders, and his head was resting on his knees.

Assistant Medical Examiner Dr. Arthur C. Allen confirmed Homer's identity and said that the elder brother had been dead for no more than ten hours; consequently, Homer could not have been the source of the stench wafting from the house. Foul play was ruled out: Homer had died from the combined effects of malnutrition, dehydration, and cardiac arrest. By this time, the mystery had attracted a crowd of about 600 onlookers, curious about the junk and the smell. But Langley was nowhere to be found. In their quest to find Langley, the police began searching the house, an arduous task that required them to remove the large quantity of amassed junk. Most of it was deemed worthless and set out curbside for the sanitation department to haul away; a few items were put into storage. The ongoing search turned up a further assortment of guns and ammunition. There was no sign of Langley.

On March 30, false rumors circulated that Langley had been seen aboard a bus heading for Atlantic City. A manhunt along the New Jersey shore turned up nothing. Reports of Langley sightings led police to a total of nine states. The police continued searching the house two days later, removing 3,000 books, several outdated phone books, a horse's jawbone, a Steinway piano, an early X-ray machine, and more bundles of newspapers. More than 19 tons of junk were removed from the ground floor of the three-story brownstone. The police continued to clear away the brothers' stockpile for another week, removing another 84 tons of rubbish from the house. Although a good deal of the junk came from their father's medical practice, a considerable portion was discarded items collected by Langley over the years.

On April 8, 1947, workman Artie Matthews found the body of Langley Collyer just 10 feet from where Homer died. His partially decomposed body was being eaten by rats. A suitcase and three huge bundles of newspapers covered his body. Langley had been crawling through their newspaper tunnel to bring food to his paralyzed brother when one of his own booby traps fell down and crushed him. Homer, blind and paralyzed, starved to death several days later. The stench detected on the street had been emanating from Langley, the younger brother. Both brothers were buried with their parents at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn.

The chair in which Homer Collyer had died. Upon being removed from public exhibit in 1956, the Collyer chair passed into the hands of private collectors. As time went by, it acquired a reputation of being cursed, due to the misfortunes of its owners. Today, the Collyer Death Chair is maintained in the holdings of a collector of oddities named Babette Bombshell of Orlando, Florida

The chair in which Homer Collyer had died. Upon being removed from public exhibit in 1956, the Collyer chair passed into the hands of private collectors. As time went by, it acquired a reputation of being cursed, due to the misfortunes of its owners. Today, the Collyer Death Chair is maintained in the holdings of a collector of oddities named Babette Bombshell of Orlando, Florida.

There was also a great deal of garbage. The house itself, having never been maintained, was decaying: the roof leaked and some walls had caved in, showering bricks and mortar on the rooms below. The house was eventually deemed a fire hazard and was razed. Some of the stranger items were exhibited at Hubert's Dime Museum, where they were featured alongside Human Marvels and sideshow performers. The morbid centerpiece of this display was the chair in which Homer Collyer had died. The Collyer chair passed into the hands of private collectors upon being removed from public exhibit in 1956. As time went by it acquired a reputation of being cursed, due to the misfortunes of its owners.

The Chair of Death is a "cursed" two-hundred-year-old blue upholstered wing chair in the Blue Room of Baleroy Mansion in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Some say the chair once belonged to Napoleon. The previous owner of the chair and the mansion was George Meade Easby until 2005.

Those who have supposedly died because of the chair include Paul Kimmons, a former curator. According to Easby, a ghost known as Amanda or Amelia entices people to sit in the chair.

t is said that the Baleroy Mansion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania contains more than just an extensive collection of antiques. Several spirits are said to inhabit this nearly century old mansion. Up until December of 2005, it was owned by George Mead Easby, who had some significant ancestors. He was the great-grandson of General George Mead, the great Union general in the U.S. Civil War, as well as a descendant of seven signers of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

George Mead Easby was many things: an actor, a cartoonist, a radio host, a government employee, but most of all, he was a collector of antiques. At the time of his death, he owned over 100,000 antiques, most of which were passed down in his family. Some of the more notable items include items owned by his great-grandfather George Mead, Napoleon Bonaparte, Josephine de Beauharnais, and Thomas Jefferson. His life-long fascination and desire to collect antiques are thought to be the cause of the Baleroy’s haunting.

The first paranormal experience known to occur in the residence was said to have happened the day young George Mead Easby moved into the house. Six year old George and his five year old brother Steven were playing in the courtyard fountain of their new house. Examining their reflections in the water, George’s reflection appeared normal while little Steven’s reflection revealed a skeletal image. It wasn’t long before Steven passed away. Steven was gone from this world, but his ghostly apparition was still seen by restoration workers around the same fountain that predicted his death. A picture of Steven, that still hangs on the wall, once threw itself with great force and still landed intact.

The most active spot in the house is the Blue Room. The two-hundred year chair inside is said to be cursed by a spirit named Amelia. Four untimely deaths have been attributed to the chair’s curse. She can often be seen as a blue mist which hangs in the air of the Blue Room and the connecting reception area. Despite the curse, a psychic once claimed that Amelia is not a malevolent spirit and is actually quite friendly. She has been blamed for driving a former curator into madness, thereby causing his death.

George Mead Easby has claimed to see apparitions of his uncle and his mother, as well as sensed the presence of his deceased brother. He was often kept awake at night by pressure on his bed, as if someone was sitting on it. During his years in the house, he heard knocks and footsteps daily. The ghost of an elderly woman with a cane is said to haunt the second floor. She is said to cause feelings of despair and fear in people who walk the second floor hallway. Another permanent guest on the second floor is a friendly monk. He tends to materialize in the second floor bedroom and is seen in a brown habit. Perhaps the most famous spirit in this house is Thomas Jefferson. He has been seen standing in the dining room, next to a tall clock.

The Baleroy Mansion can be toured during the afternoon and evening. If you are ever in the Philadelphia area, this amazing house shouldn’t be missed. It’s a paranormal hot spot and a piece of American history. The hundreds of thousands of antiques inside are said to have come with their former owners attached. That serves as a lesson for all of us. Next time you bring home an antique, you may be inviting an unexpected guest into your house, much like George Mead Easby.



The Haunted Chair

The real haunted chair sits alone no one dares sit in it no matter how inviting it looks once they have heard it's story...

Cursed? Haunted? Who Knows who dare to find out the answer.

Gail Steelman who now has it in her home is afraid to part with it, she worries that it might hurt those that least expect it.



This actual haunted chair resides in Aida, Oklahoma it reportedly moves on its own, and a cold chill is felt by everyone that sits in it. One recent story tells of this chair being haunted by the ghost of the man who originally owned it died sitting in it. So did my uncle and Grandfather, says Gail Steelman who now has it in her home. I can also tell you that others who have sat in it have gotten news the very day that they did of someone death or a great tragedy befalls them.

Many have tried to sit on the chair over the years but it soon starts shaking. Vibrating softly at first then noticeably faster until it starts shaking. Cold chills and hot sweats usually affect the sitter then a feeling of nausea.

"The chair was shaking all of a sudden and I was thrown out of the chair by some invisible force." Says Gail Steelman who inherited it from her mother."And this real haunted chair has been passed down in our family for many years."

Investigated by many paranormal researchers, and the curious over the years the first reports of it started in the 1960's. The chair has passed through the Steelman family relatives and has traveled from cousins to even a few ex-in-laws. The chair has been to more then just the 50 states, it has also been shipped abroad and through out Europe when an aunt moved to Scotland, then it was shipped back when she died sitting in it. Always staying within the families tight grasp.

"Grandma always told us that if the Haunted chair left the families soul possession then our line would end so no one including myself is willing "no pun intended" to give up the ghost!" "Several members of my family have died sitting in it, usually of natural causes." Says Steelman. "And from what she knows the chair will not let a family member sit in it until it is their time to die."

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisvlle,Louisiana is said to be home to a very notorious haunted death chair. If it is your time the tale tells you will surely die when you sit upon it. The actual chair was bought by previous owners in a boutique antique shop in New Orleans. The actual chair is no longer on display but is said to still be on the property hidden away. This ornate antique upholstered chair has had many photos taken of it and many have photographed it with a ghost or death himself sitting in it. And stories about people sitting it it feeling faint and actually having near death experiences have been rumored for many years.

The original owners of the chair often told the tale of their experiences when the Myrtles first opened for business in the late 1980's. They would tell of of how if you sit in it, you immediately begin to feel weak as your life force is drained from you. They at first called it the vampires chair. And that if you are not pulled from the chair at that point you feel as if you are about to faint you will certainly die. Many of the haunted plantation owners cats and dogs are said to have hopped up on this death chair only to expire in seconds after doing so. It is so rumored that one individual suffered a stroke while sitting it, and another visitor was found dead in it when they stayed for the night in one of the rented rooms.


Recently on Ebay up for auction is a chair purchased in an Essex Massachusetts antiques store, the woman purchased the chair from the chair was taken from a house in Gloucester Massachusetts. that had been vacant for over fifty years, and believed to be haunted, when it came time that someone purchased the house all of the furniture was dumped off at the antiques store. The upholstered must be all redone, there is also a crack in the wood but it is still extremely sturdy, i hope to see it go to someone who will make my dream come alive and put the work into this chair to make it a beautiful piece of history as it once was.

On Aug-15-06 at 10:54:40 PDT, seller added the following information:

I have recently been informed that this chair is actually from the mid 1800's when gothic furniture and houses were popular, i have been getting lots of comments and more info on this chair as people are looking at it, a friend from the historic society was telling me that this was where Captain Fitz Lane would sit and look out of his house at the gloucester harbor and supposedly that is who haunts the old house.

Antique Haunted Chair On Ebay

August 12, 2006 on 4:59 pm

I never thought anything strange about the chair until I began having dreams. In my dreams I would see this old woman sitting on the chair knitting and humming a tune I still can’t get out of my head. I never said anything about the dreams until my husband said the chair was strange.


President Abraham Lincoln Death Chair

The Lincoln chair always has the biggest crowd around it. It was always the first place I go when I am there.

Lincolns' Death Chair. The photograph was made in April, 1865, shortly after the murder.

Lincoln' Death Chair. The photograph was made in April, 1865, shortly after the murder.

The picture above is a real chair of death. A very important death occurred to a person sitting in it. This is the rocker in which Abraham Lincoln was seated at the moment John Wilkes Booth pulled the trigger on his derringer pistol. We all know the history of the assassination on the evening of April 14, 1865 at Ford’s Theater. However, the chair too has a history. It was not new, and was not acquired in the president’s honor shortly before his visit. The chair belonged to the theater’s treasurer Henry (Harry) Ford and was part of his bedroom furnishings. It had a matching sofa that was also placed in the president’s box that evening. The sofa indicates the chair was part of a suite of furniture and there may have been other matching pieces.

When notified the president and his party would be attending the presentation of “Our American Cousin” that evening, Ford had the box prepared for his guest. One workman, named James Maddox later testified that he had seen another workman carrying the chair into the box on his head. He went on to say that Lincoln had not used the rocker in any of his other visits to the theater that season. The last time Maddox had seen the chair was when the president had used it in winter 1863. This informs us that Ford had owned the chair for at least two years. After the assassination, the War Department seized the chair as evidence in the investigation and prosecution of the conspirators. When the department was done with the chair, it deposited it with the Smithsonian Institute. Harry Ford’s widow was forced to petition the government to have the chair returned to her. In 1929 Mrs. Ford consigned the chair to be auctioned in New York City. Curiously, it was purchased by another Henry Ford; the one of automobile fame. Ford bought the chair for his museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

He paid $2,400 – a price that would amount to about $30,000 today. As you might expect in light of our hypothesis about the symbolic meaning of chairs, the Lincoln death chair is one of the museum’s most popular exhibits. In 1999 the chair was restored and placed in an environmentally controlled exhibit case. The rocker is a factory-made rococo revival chair. Rococo Revival was a very popular style during the mid-19th century. The chair’s association with Lincoln’s death caused antique collectors to attach the name Lincoln Rocker to this type of chair. The picture above was taken within days of the assassination, indicating that the chair’s importance was immediately recognized. I assume the photographer supported the chair on a pair of stools to better align it with his camera lens.

Gettysburg is said to be home to nine Devil chairs. One is an actual wooden chair that is said to haunt it's owner. this chair will not let anyone sit in it except who owns it.

Yet another bench or Devil chair in a local cemetery is said to make woman who can't get pregnant become fertile and have a child in a year from when they sit upon it.

The third Devil chair is said to be an evil chair that dates back to the great war between the states. It seems a soldier died in it and he haunts it to this day. The old wood chair is kept under lock and key. If you can find this chair which is owned by a local. For the right fee and finding the person who owns it is a risk you need to take if you want to see it. They say to sit upon will grant you a long life, Great wealth and happiness until the day you die, but that's if you swear your soul to Satan.

The fourth Devil chair is thought to be one that Lincoln sat upon at the Gettysburg Address. To sit in this chair means you will die by the hands of another. Many believe it is the actual chair Lincoln was shot in brought here from Washington. The chair is in a private collection in one of the local hotels.

The Fifth chair is Called the Devil's stool. It is a low small child's chair. Stories of this ghost chair seem to be very strange indeed. The chair is said to be able to move or slide across the floor. The owner said she always heard something shifting in her attic and one day found the haunted chair. Believing it a great small chair to put one of her prized antique doll in she cleaned it up. the next day the doll was destroyed. The owner tells that who ever she shows the chair to and they touch it they will be overcome with a great evil that will drive them mad. Because her husband is the one who touched and he is now locked up.

The sixth Devil chair is actually a bench in the park. Many locals say the Devil himself will sit upon it at full moon night planning the next great battle in the Americas with his demon generals.

The Seventh Devil Chair is a unspeakable abomination in the eyes of god. This evil chair is said to be of fine hand carved black wood with the Devil's face and all his demons carved into it. the seat is said to be made of the flesh of murderer. The chair is said to be able to transfix all that look upon it. The chairs evil history goes back to when it was brought to the America's from Europe in the late 1700's. It has been or traveled to several states. But it ended up in Gettysburg just in the past year when it was bought through an auction in New York. The chair is said to be able to take it's owner straight to hell and back.

The Eighth Gettysburg Devil Chair is said to be some what just a strange tall old high back yellow painted chair. Nothing much too look out but looks are deceiving. This haunted chair is said to be the actual chair that the Devil appeared in when he came to steal the souls of all the good people of Gettysburg. The Chair which still belongs to the original family who owned it once was in a fine Hotel. The local legend goes that the Devil appeared in one night and told the owners that if you walked around the chair 3 times and spat upon the seat he would come to grant who ever does it ... a wish. When the devil comes he appears at your door with three loud raps. you open the door to a strange person you have never seen. He his a normal man in appearance. He will come into your home sit in the chair and make a bargain with you that he can abide by.

The Ninth Devil Chair Of Gettysburg. To talk of this Chair spells evil, death destruction and great, great loss and possibly to even write about it . I will say no more... but it does exist.

New Orleans Devil Zombie Chair

As told By reigning b Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Bianca

New Orleans Devil Zombie Chair

In old New Orleans cemeteries as the legend goes there are several devil's Chairs through out the 23 cemeteries in the olde city itself. But there is only one Devil's throne. Many locals will tell you it is where the Voodoo's and the witches and those seeking to make a pact with the devil go to meet with him eye to eye.

The actual wrought iron chair is reportedly in St. Louis Cemetery Number 1. Many old tales say that Marie Laveau learned of the chair from her voodoo master Dr. John. Laveau's many followers today tell a tale of how Dr. John would go and sit in this chair on dark of the moon nights and converse with the devil for answers about the secrets of zombifications. It is believed that The good doctor amassed over 100 plus rituals or hex's to turn a living or dead man into a real zombie from the devil himself.

It is often called the Zombie making chair because many old tales tell that it was while sitting in this chair Dr. John was actually turned into the first immortal living Zombie to ever walk the earth. This of course was done by some great power that only the Devil can bestow upon a living person.

It is believed that if the Devil makes you into a living zombie while sitting in this chair you will live a healthy immortal lie life and will not die, age or be able to be hurt or maimed. The only bargain made is that when Satan is thrown into the fiery pit on judgment day, it is you he will sit upon for a thousand years in the dark bottomless pit.

There are also a many other Devil chairs in the several cemeteries in New Orleans each with a specific purpose or reason for being there. To sit in any of them is supposedly marking you for danger or something that many say is even worse. A big rule of thumb when visiting a New Orleans Cemetery is to never sit on a bench or chair in a cemetery.