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TEN HAUNTED ITEMS AND POSSESSED POSSESIONS
IN THE WORLD
ITEMS WERE VOTED TO THE TOP TEN LIST
BY THE MANY VISITORS TO HAUNTED AMERICA
YOU HAVE SPOKEN AND THESE ARE WHO YOU
HAVE VOTED AS THE MOST HAUNTED POSSESIONS
RESEARCHED BY GHOST HUNTERS, PARANORMAL
INVESTIGATORS IN THE UNITED STATES.
These by many are considered to be
the ultimate of the most haunted possessed
items any one could ever hope to own,
...or not own.
YOU OWN SONETHING THAT YOU BELIEVE
TO BE IS REALLY HAUNTED BY A REAL
Haunted dolls, haunted antiques, haunted
furniture, haunted skulls and haunted
paintings just to name a few of the
many very ghost haunted or possessed
possession that anyone might have...
These spirit possessed objects just
be hiding in your home. So please
be warned when you take a paranormal
incident concerning a common item.
The possession may be haunted not
your home! “A spirit might have
a lingering fondness for an object
and want to come visit it,”
said Sylvia Browne in her book. “Every
object is capable of holding an imprint
that may or may not be a happy one.”
The Haunted Doll
In the 1970's a mother strolling along
the street walked into a hobby store,
and purchased a large Raggedy-Anne doll
as a present for her daughter's birthday.
Thus begins one of the most unusual cases
of a possessed object on record. Annabelle's
antics were so bad, she is now locked
inside a protective glass case in an occult
museum to keep her at bay.
In the 1970's, a mother strolling along the
street walked into a hobby store, and purchased
a large Raggedy-Anne doll as a present for
her daughter's birthday. Recently moved away
to college, living away from home wasn't easy
and Donna loved the little doll. Every morning
she placed AnnaBelle on her bed after making
it. But Annabelle didn't stay in bed for very
This incident is a terrifying case investigated
by famed paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine
Warren in the 1970's. A priest had contacted
Ed, and told him of two young nurses who were
experiencing terrifying phenomenon in their
home. Strange things were occurring to the
point that they had contacted the church for
help. The church referred the case to the
Warrens, who immediately began investigating.
The disturbance began in the home when the
girls discovered a piece of chocolate candy
mysteriously left on the stereo in the living
room. None of the tenants had bought chocolate,
and they were perplexed as to how it had gotten
there. Strange messages were found written
in a child's handwriting scrawled on paper.
Objects were often moved about the home, never
being found where they had originally been
left. It seemed as if somebody... or something
was sharing the house with the frightened
tenants. After a month of unusual occurrences
the girls decided that they needed help. They
investigated the history of the property,
and also contacted a local medium. They discovered
that before the apartments had been built
on the land, a young girl named 'AnnaBelle'
had died on the property. AnnaBelle used to
love playing in the field... they were happy
times for her, and her spirit had never left.
The medium explained that little AnnaBelle's
spirit was still there, and responsible for
the occurrences in the Home. AnnaBelle asked
if she could stay with them, by moving into
the doll that Donna's mom had bought for her
birthday. Not knowing what else to do, the
girls said yes, and eventually even renamed
the doll AnnaBelle.
The girls came to think of Annabelle as a
harmless mascot of sorts, and often left her
on the bed in the mornings, or perched on
the sofa in the living room. Returning home
from work, it seemed to them as if the doll
had repositioned itself from where it had
been left earlier. At first, they noticed
that the arms and legs of the doll were in
a different position. In time... AnnaBelle
was changing rooms all by herself. The girls
would come home at night to find AnnaBelle
sitting in a chair by the front door, or kneeling
on the floor. Other times, they would find
AnnaBelle sitting on the sofa, even though
she was left in Donna's room.
Things reached a fever pitch one night when
loud noises were heard coming from the bedroom.
Thinking someone may have broken in, they
quietly tip-toed to the door. Entering the
room, one of the tenants was physically attacked
by an unseen entity and ran from the bedroom
with slashes and cuts. Nothing out of the
ordinary was found in the bedroom except for
AnnaBelle... lying roughly tossed in one corner.
After hearing the girls incredible story,
Ed and Lorraine Warren immediately contacted
the church and invited a priest to come over
for a blessing of the home. They realized
that some sort of demonic energy was affecting
the house, and particularly the doll itself.
The blessing was performed and at Donna's
request, the doll was removed from the house
by the Warren's.
For the next three days, AnnaBelle sat in
a small chair located by Ed Warren's desk.
While working, he would observe the doll moving
on several occasions. When the Warren's were
away and had the doll locked up in an outer
office building, they would often return home
to find AnnaBelle sitting comfortably upstairs
in Ed's easy chair. AnnaBelle would occasionally
emit horrific growls in response to visiting
Today, AnnaBelle remains locked in
a glass case, and is on display at
the Warren Occult museum. The only
one of it's kind, the museum houses
haunted artifacts and objects collected
from over 50 years of paranormal investigations.
It is still reported that while very
week, AnnaBelle still manages to turn
up in the strangest of places.
Probably the most famous
haunted plaything ever, Robert is a doll
that now resides – happily, they say
- in The East Martello Museum in Key West,
months after the arrival of the doll
in the Otto household, strange things
began to occur. Objects would go missing
and turn up broken, Gene took to the
unhealthy habit of sneaking out of
his window and wandering the grounds
at night, and his parents began to
suspect him of all kinds of mischief.
If he was caught in the act, Gene
would always hold out Robert and say,
“Robert did it!”
some dismissed the unusual events
as the product of an overactive child,
others close to the family began to
whisper that somehow the doll was
As time went by,
the Ottos grew older and each, in
turn, died, leaving the adult Gene
– and Robert – to live
in the house. They spent several years
there alone until Gene ultimately
met and married a local socialite
and took her home to live.
of you are already acquainted with
Robert, the lifelong companion of
painter Robert Eugene (called Gene)
Otto, who received the three-foot-tall
straw companion from his Bahamian
nanny when he was just a small boy.
The doll would be with him for the
remainder of his life.
There are a number of stories about
the nanny, obviously the pivotal figure
in this doll drama. Many say that,
although she dearly loved young Gene,
she was mistreated and abused by his
parents on a regular basis. Some versions
of the tale have the nanny practicing
the dark Voodoo arts and giving the
doll to Robert out of revenge for
her ill treatment, but there is nothing
to support this being the case. Evidently,
Gene received the doll, said to be
a replica of him, as a gift of love.
He promptly named it Robert.
To say that Robert stayed by Gene’s
side is an understatement, for Gene
was never without the little plaything.
He even dressed it in his own clothes
and spent hours on end playing in
his nursery with only the doll as
company. It is said that he was often
heard talking to the doll and answering
himself in an entirely different voice.
Gene slept, ate and traveled with
Robert by his side.
Soon the doll apparently became bolder.
It no longer seemed to require Gene’s
company to move about the house. In
the still hours of the night, the
servants would often wake to the sound
of hollow, pattering footsteps. Too
frightened to inspect the cause, they
would usually cower in their beds
until dawn. Weird humming and singing
was heard to come from the nursery
if Gene inadvertently left Robert
there alone. None of the servants
was eager to clean Gene’s rooms;
nobody liked to turn their back on
From the moment The new Mre.s Otto arrived,
the creepy doll disturbed the new Mrs. Otto
and eventually she prevailed upon her husband
to put it away. Robert was relegated to
rooms in the attic, where he was to remain
– mostly – for the rest of Gene
“Mostly,” because, according
to the stories, Robert often left the attic
on his own. There are several accounts by
the servants and Mrs. Otto herself of Robert
being seen darting up and down the attic
stairs. Mrs. Otto was often troubled by
the sound of the doll’s dancing feet
tapping the attic floor above her, and one
time was alarmed to hear the doll’s
voice singing in the old nursery. Upon entering,
she found the doll sitting in one of Gene’s
old rocking chairs. When she confronted
her husband about taking the doll from the
attic when it disturbed her so, she was
met with the obtuse statement, “Robert
did it!” yet again. When Mrs. Otto
eventually preceded her husband in death,
many wondered, “Did Robert do it?”
It was widely believed that the death of
Gene Otto in 1972 would put an end to the
ghostly activity of the haunted doll. It
was quickly learned, however, that true
evil never dies, and while the house stood
empty reports of the awful doll still continued.
Many people would hear the sound of singing
coming from the house at night and on more
than one occasion the gruesome doll is said
to have frightened school children by peering
out the window in the attic turret and making
faces at them.
Eventually, a new family purchased the old
house and Robert the Doll was discovered
in his attic home and was promptly presented
to the family’s youngest daughter,
then aged 10, as a housewarming gift.
From the moment she received the doll the
child was plagued by horrible nightmares.
More than once, she claims, she awoke to
find the doll sitting on her face, attempting,
she believed, to suffocate her. It seemed
that Robert intensely disliked being left
behind by Gene and had no love for his new
“owner.” It was also painfully
obvious that he did not like little girls
because he is blamed for having torn up
and mutilated most of the young girl’s
other dolls. When the family pet became
mysteriously entwined in the cord of the
nursery Venetian blinds, Robert was once
again consigned to the attic.
When the family finally moved and the home
was converted into the Artist’s House
historic location as it stands today, Robert
was donated to The East Martello Museum
not far away. It quickly became evident,
however, that Robert was still up to his
Museum workers began to report
strange activity after the arrival of the
doll, including one volunteer who was terrorized
when the doll apparently spent most of a
day following her around. Eventually, the
doll was encased in a plastic display case
in which it remains to this day. Still,
there are those who claim that even this
cannot contain the evil doll and it is often
blamed for numerous odd occurrences in and
around the museum.
Once a year, in October, Robert the Doll
(in his case) is taken to the Historic Custom
House where he is placed on display. Some
visitors comment about the seemingly odd
practice of peppermints being placed in
the display case along with the doll. They
are usually fittingly creeped out by the
explanation: Robert, it seems, loves peppermints,
and placing some in his case will keep him
from wanting to roam at night. Skeptics
might scoff at this practice, but it is
reported by museum and Custom House staff
alike that each morning during his October
visit there are empty peppermint wrappings
littering the bottom of Robert’s display
Robert the Doll, still clad in one of Gene
Otto’s sailor suits and clutching
a small teddy bear, can be visited at The
East Martello Museum and, in October, at
the Historic Custom House in Key West, Florida.
Also very much a fact Robert the doll is
the size of a 5 yr old child.
While haunted doll stories
are not uncommon, the case of The worlds
most Haunted doll as many call him, or Robert
the ghost haunted Doll of Key West, Florida,
is unique in that so many claim to have
witnessed his evil first-hand.
Visitors who have seen him
claim to have witnessed his expression changing
into a menacing smirk, once a plumber fled,
claiming he heard the doll giggle.
One of Robert's favorite activities
is to prevent his picture from being taken.
Visitors have more then often openly reported
a variety of camera malfunctions and Robert's
favorite trick is to black out his own photo,
while leaving the remaining film unharmed.
He frequently creates electric and electronic
fluctuations and has been said to move his
toy lion from one knee to the other and
to tap on his glass display case.
Please look at these Robert
the Haunted Doll Photos and see what horrors
HAUNTED GHOST MIRROR AT THE MYRTLES PLANTATION.
Myrtles Plantation, deep in Louisiana's'
legendary Voodoo country. This haunted B&B
has the grand reputation of being the 'Most
haunted home in the U.S.', and one of the
'Most haunted houses in the world'.
MIRROR ON THE WALL,
WHO IS THE MOST HAUNTED HOUSE OF THEM ALL?"
PLANTATION HAUNTED MIRROR
ghost photos have been taken
at the Myrtles Plantation
and many show ghostly images
in this truly haunted mirror.
It is not originally one of
the pieces to the home it
was bought in the 1970's from
a antique shop in New Orleans.
It is said to have originally
come from France. This haunted
mirror has displayed faces
and apparitions and ghostly
manifestations over the years.
And made many a skeptic into
Several have claimed it
is possessed by the lost souls
of the very haunted Plantations
original owners and dead slaves.
You will see fine antiques and
architectural treasures of the
South and discover why The Myrtles
has been called one of "America's
Most Haunted Homes".
National Register Home built by
General David Bradford ..."Whiskey
Guided History and Mystery Tours
Full Service Restaurant - Casual
or Elegant Dining
11 Bed & Breakfast Rooms
*Wedding and Reception Facilities
Experience Antebellum Splendor
in "One of America's Most
Plantation, circa 1796, invites
you to step into the past to experience
antebellum splendor. You will
see fine antiques and architectural
treasures of the South and discover
why The Myrtles has been called
one of "America's Most Haunted
The Myrtles has been featured
in New York Times, Forbes, Gourmet,
Veranda, Travel and Leisure, Country
Inns, Colonial Homes, Delta SKY,
and on the Oprah Show, A &
E, The History Channel, The Travel
Channel, The Learning Channel,
National Geographic Explorer,
and GOOD MORNING AMERICA. It was
also featured in The Haunting
of Louisiana. and on the scif
channels, Ghost Hunters investigation
by TAPS members in 2005.
The Myrtles mirror
is not original to the home no matter
what you've heard or been told by tour
guides or Ghost Hunters. The owners
in the mid 1970-1980's wife purchased
the haunted mirror from a New Orleans
antiques dealer in the French Quarter.
As the story was related by someone
who Knew her at the time. " She
was looking for unique period pieces
to furnish the home." "The
price of the mirror was right in her
budget it looked very old and had a
flaw in the glass." "The antique
dealer told her he had sold the mirror
twice already and it was returned each
time being told that the mirror was
haunted cursed etc.." How perfect
it was she told everyone who knew her,
that it came with it's very own ghost."
In many a ghost photo
of the mirror which is on the main wall
at the bottom of the main staircase
faces appear, ecto shapes and many distorted
almost tortured souls seem to appear
in 5 out of 10 photographs taken.
Located in the
Legendary Plantation Country on U.S.
Highway 61, 30 miles North of Baton
Rouge between New Orleans, Louisiana
and Natchez, Mississippi.
Screaming Skull of Higher Farm, Chilton
The skull at Higher Farm is said to be that
of Theophilus Broome, who died in 1670.
Before he passed away he left instructions
for his skull to be kept at the farmhouse,
and attempts to remove it are said to have
resulted in poltergeist activity. The haunting
is well documented; a manuscript at the
farm has written account from a number of
people who attested to the phenomena resulting
in the attempted interment of the grisly
The tale was committed to
paper in 1791 by John Collinson in his History
and Antiquities of Somerset, and the tomb
of Theophilus can be found in St James's
As a Ghost hunter I wanted to find as much
information on the paranormal phenomena
known as the screaming skulls. Some of them
may still be found in the homes which they
appear so unwilling to leave. But it must
be admitted that there is not one single
case of a "screaming skull" which
has stood up to the examination of ghost-hunters
as of yet. I have searched the internet
as well as ready many great books on haunted
screaming skulls and am wanting to share
this information and seek out others who
share my interest in them.
Since a child I have always had a fsacination
for relics and skulls the first thing I
ever found in books was the story of the
alleged skull of John the Baptist. "The
skull of St. John the Baptist was originally
in the possession of the Byzantine and fell
into Ottoman hands after the conquest. His
Skull certainly is not catogorized as a
screaming skull but this is what spurnrd
me on my quest to find them.
Screaming skulls are usually placid and
just sit there, since the families they
afflicted quickly learned to respect their
wishes -mainly that they be undisturbed
within their chosen home which is what they
consider their final resting place. Some
Skulls are placed in cases others just collect
dust on a shelf or make themselves comfortable
as a book end or conversation piece.
Some screaming skulls are reported to be
locked behind closed doors or sealed in
walls. And many consider this for the protection
of the living not the skull. Many who live
with them say they protect them or even
chase away unwanted guest or intruders.
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 reccent 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 somones death ot a
great trradgdy befalls them.
Many have tried to sit on the chair over
the years but it soon starts shaking. Vibrating
softly at first then noticably faster until
it starts shaking. Cold chills and hot sweats
usually affect the sitter then a feeling
"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
"Grandma always told us that if the
Haunted chair left the families soul possesion
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."
real haunted chair sits alone no
one dares sit in it no matter how
inviting it looks once they have
heard it's story...
Who Knows who dare to find out the
who now has it in her home is afraid
to part with it, she worries that
it might hurt those that least expect
A recent story submitted
to us relayed that a woman in Galveston,
Texas bought a real haunted New Orleans
Zombie Voodoo doll on ebay October of
2004, It arrived as described Bound and
tied in a metal box. Believing it just
to be a strange curio she decided to take
it out it's small coffin and display it.
"A Real Big Mistake" she says
with great fear... the haunted doll attacked
her, repeatedly. Afraid for her life she
put it back in it;s decorated box casket
but it haunted her in her dreams. Afraid
to the point of mental exhaustion she
tried to destroy it by burning it first,
it would not burn. Then cutting it up
the Knife and scissors broke and finally
burying it at a cemetery. But as she tells
the dolls grave was just to shallow and
it appeared lying dirty on her front door
step once more. She said she even resold
it on ebay and the buyer wrote her that
the doll had just disappeared from her
home, so she sent it back to her when
she found it on her door step again. The
third time the buyer told her the box
arrived empty. Again the evil doll was
found at her door once more. True or not
this story could very well happen to you!
So what do you do with a real haunted
doll when you can't get rid of it?
The Original Ebay sellers
ad said that this Haunted Zombie doll
was very active and almost alive. It went
on to say that the new owner had to follow
the rules of keeping it hidden away and
never to open the silver box it was locked
in even to view it. She of course though
all this to untrue to be believed. And
as a beginner ghost hunter she thought
this would be a great piece to investigate
even if it was not really haunted. But
to her surprise it was possessed by a
ghosts, she tells. The above photo was
taken in 2004, right when she had first
received the doll through the mail. She
had planned to investigate it and write
of it's paranormal activities for a book
she intended to write about sending ghosts
through the mail.
The Monkey and The Cock
is said to grant to it's Lucky owner three
significant wishes over a three year period.
Passed virtually unchanged in form, generation
to generation, comes this strange,"Monkey
and Cock" curio statue as Voodoo
dolls are associated with New Orleans
Voodoo "Good Luck Magic" only.
This sacred Monkey
and Cock mystic curio is deeply rooted
in Yoruba mythology from the African continent.
Monkey and Cock Voodoo curio
The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
sells this rare Monkey and Cock
Voodoo curio "Exclusively"
in our oddities section purchase
yours today see if the legend is
The Monkey and The Cock is a very
Rare New Orleans Voodoo Curio
3 inches tall
The hand carved detail is performed
during a ritual at the new moon
it is blessed and painted. No two
and made of Plaster, hand carved,
personally by Bianca The voodoo
Queen of New Orleans. Each may differ
slightly in appearance. All are
one of a kind.
From the realm of the
dark well kept New Orleans Voodoo secrets...
Monkey and Cock
Often found at the tomb
of Marie Laveau in New Orleans these statues
are often said to be possessed by spirits
of the dearly departed ready to grant yo
three wishes so they can move on to the
next world. One beliefe is taht a spirit
attachs itself to the voodoo curio and does
their good deeds ... then another spirit
in waiting does the same. Such is the actual
belief in it's powers or as it was first
told in the 1800's.
Passed virtually unchanged
in form, generation to generation, comes
this strange,"Monkey and Cock"
Haunted New Orleans Voodoo curio statue.
It is associated with Marie Laveau's personal
Zombi Brand of New Orleans Voodoo magic
only. This sacred mystic curio is deeply
rooted in Yoruba mythology from the African
The Monkey and Cock have
long histories of bringing luck and abundance
into the lives of those believers who revere
their magical images on altars or in homes.
Possession of the dual images entwined in
the "Dance of Jubilee" is said
to grant three significant wishes over a
three year period to it's lucky owner. After
the wishes have been granted, those in possession
of the Monkey and Cock ritually "abandon"
their fortuitous friends at a crossroads
or grave site where others may find and
adopt them. For the new owner, the cycle
of luck begins anew.
Some statues are made
of stone, some of wood ,wax, clay. I have
found one made of Soap. All the majority
or of plaster. I have even seen them carved
from sandstone, but all are similarly styled
and are carved from a single piece medium.
They must be carved and blessed in a very
involved Voodoo ritual. Examples similar
to the ones shown here have been dated back
to the port city of New Orleans circa the
mid- to late-1800's.
The Gold Sacred Monkey
Other talismans are
designed to bring increase to the bearer,
and there are several popular talismanic
devices of this sort. Probably the most
famous and most sought after luck talisman
of the New Orleans hoodoo voodoo tradition
is the Golden Monkey and Cock Curio Statue.
The gold Sacred Monkey
and Cock Statue is said to grant wishes
for the lifetime of the owner. It has been
the experience of those who keep the gold
Monkey and Cock statues that wishes are
granted, on average, once each year, though
there have been occasions where several
wishes at a time have been fulfilled.
Unlike their common counterpart,
the gold Monkey and Cock Statue is generally
quite rare and those who have them in their
possession usually do not relinquish them.
Unlike mojos or gris-gris prepared for a
particular individual, the Sacred Golden
Monkey and Cock Statue can be passed down
through generations and usually is.
Spirit bottles and spells
have been preserved in many cultures and
traditions, but most of what we know about
them comes to us from the practice of the
hoodoo rootworkers and conjurers who plied
their trade years ago throughout the rural
South and parts of the American heartland.
Most of the hoodoo man’s
“prescriptions” for repelling
evil involved the use of visual objects
of one kind or another. It was not uncommon
to find rocks, wire fencing and even old
tires arranged in specific designs meant
to serve the dual purpose of attracting
fortune and keeping bad luck and evil away.
The most intriguing of
these hoodoo artifacts are now rarely seen
though they were once a staple part of the
Southern landscape: this is the spirit bottle
The belief in and use
of spirit bottles can be traced back to
9th and 10th century Congo where colorful
bottles, traditionally cobalt blue, were
placed on the ends of tree branches to catch
the sunlight. It was thought that when an
evil spirit sees the sunshine dazzling from
the beautiful bottles, it is enamored and
enters the bottle. Like a fly, the spirit
then becomes trapped within the bottle;
too dazzled by the play of light, the spirit
prefers to remain in its colorful prison,
rather than trouble the world of the living.
New Orleans own Zombie
Spirit bottles also had negative connotations
among certain rural populations where many
feared being trapped by in a bottle by the
hoodoo man to be perpetually under his command;
bottles such as these were a fearful discovery
on many doorsteps, including many a porch
stoop in old New Orleans.
Here, the multiple traditions
of the spirit bottles combined in a unique
expression of local beliefs and practices.
Marie Laveau often distributed her potions
and cures in magically charged bottles;
only a few genuine examples of her Zombie
spirit bottles are extant today and are
extremely expensive collectibles. More common
are the homemade bottles of Marie Laveau’s
devotees and of the local Cajun traiteurs:
it is not uncommon to find these antique
examples of local vodoun culture hidden
with other significant objects under floorboards
or behind bricks in many of the old Creole
cottages in and around New Orleans.
Today, the spirit, zombie
and spell bottle traditions are being kept
alive by the descendants of the original
practitioners of the vodoun culture in New
Orleans, many of whom learned the art of
making and charging the powerful bottles
from relatives who were contemporaries of
the great New Orleans Voodoo Queens. Plain,
painted, decorated with elaborate voodoo
doll heads and arms or with simple feathers
and strings, all are equally as potent and
should be handled with care. But if treated
correctly, these unique voodoo artifacts
will become treasured possessions of any
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One New Orleans artist
Ricardo Pustanio particularly known for
his unusual sacred constructions of voodoo
Zombie bottle dolls and voodoo doll wedding
dolls. His Lavish creations are highly
sought after and extremely the best New
Orleans collectable to own.
FROM THE PAINTINGS OF THE
GREAT MASTERS TO THE CONTEMPORARY ARTISIT
TODAY PAINTINGS ARE OFTEN THE SUBJECT
OF THE TOPIC WHEN IT COMES TO GHOSTS.
Can inanimate objects such
as paintings be haunted? Strange images
appear in haunted paintings, and at other
times it is just the feeling that it imparts
in us. Some are haunted great works of
art, others by something in a painting
that bothers them. Can contemporary and
those of the old masters be actually haunted?
Are is it just imagined?
Many know very well that when an artist
has passed on the value of their work
increases. Is it because the artwork carries
a piece of their soul?
The artist is Bill Stoneham, the haunted
painting title is "Hands Resist Him".
Bill tells often tells how he painted
Hands Resist Him in 1972, the boy in the
picture being himself, the hands being
other lives, the windows/door being a
thin veil between waking and dreaming
with the small doll like girl being the
Bill does not know how his painting ended
up abandoned as described by the Ebay.com
seller, but he does know a gallery owner
where the painting was originally displayed
and sold at, and a Los Angeles Times critic,
who reviewed the show, were both dead
within one year of the painting being
The Hands Resist Him, better known by
the nickname of the eBay Haunted Painting,
is a painting by Bill Stoneham which became
popular through the internet. In February
of 2000, a seller on eBay claimed that
the painting was haunted (or cursed).
They claimed that the painted characters
tended to move at night, occasionally
even leaving the painting and entering
the room it was displayed in. A disclaimer
was added releasing the seller from all
liability if the painting was purchased.
The painting received 30 bids and sold
LALAURIE HAUNTED PAINTING
Delphine Lalaurie Haunted Portrait, (2003)
Oil Painting by New Orleans Mardi Gras
Artist Ricardo Pustanio.
This commissioned painting of the infamous
Madame Delphine Lalaurie was done in 1997
by Mardi Gras Parade artist Ricardo Pustanio.
Nothing strange about it in it's creation
or reasons for being painted." At
the time I used what ever image of her
I could fine to do the work from,"
To say this painting of Lalaurie is haunted
is wrong, the actual painting is more
like being haunted by unseen hands haunting
it. The resident of the apartment use
to invite friends over all the time. And
would show off his prized work of art.
Over time people actually believed it
was an original to the house. For Pustanio
had antiqued it for his client per their
request. The resident began to hold seances
for his friends and even tourist and paranormal
investigators who always are trying to
get a glimpse inside the haunted mansion.
To their astonishment the painting would
actually rock on the wall and even fall
loose from the wall hitting the floor
with a great thud.
In time the resident began to get very
frightened because things began happening
that just unnerved him. He ended up moving
out and giving the painting to another
tenant. She in turn hung it in her apartment
and immediately was spooked by strange
sounds and occurrences that started happening
that very day.
OLD. BED MEASURES 72 X 81 OUTSIDE THE RAILS
AND 64 X 76 INSIDE. HEADBOARD IS 62 TALL AND
THE FOOT IS 39 TALL. HAND CARVED FROM ONE
PIECE OF WOOD, AND IT'S REPOTED AS BEING VERY
This very haunted bed is said to rock shake
ralltle and even emitt strange sounds. the
prest owners Ryan and Lynn Marmillion say
they bought it because they fell in love with
it... little did they know it was haunted.
" You think of antiques beds as a thing
of beauty and generations of peacefull sleep"'
says Ryan. " you never realize that alot
of things go on in beds that can make them
The actual haunted bed
was to be my wives and I's but since it's
many., many ghost have made themselves known
we have relocated it to our guest room.
bed: Would you, could you rest your
head or get 20 winks on this reported
antique haunted bed?
Pygmalion and Galatea (1890) by Jean-Léon
The story has been the subject of notable
paintings by Jean-Léon Gérôme,
Honoré Daumier, Edward Burne-Jones
(four major works from 1868-1870, then again
in larger versions from 1875-1878), Auguste
Rodin, Ernest Normand, Paul Delvaux, Francisco
Goya, Francois Boucher, and Thomas Rowlandson,
among others. There have also been numerous
sculptures of the 'awakening'. It was the
subject of Gaetano Donizetti's first opera,
How might a soul a ghost or a living personality
enter an inanimate object one might guess
or have to ask. Residual Haunting? Possession?
Black Magic or a curse? The actual possibilities
are truly endless. But as we all know through
the imagination anything is possible. Whether
in writing, feature films, song or artistic
creations these many stories have been told
and retold for generations.
It's all in the believing, the making of
what we imagine to be real and how it affects
us. Through our lives we feel we breath we
live and have secrets that we tell only to
our selves or to the inanimate world around
Does it it listen? Some truly think it does.
Artist tend to believe that we see what they
see, or at least the hope someone will. They
want their creations to be accepted and loved
and cherished as much as what they have put
into them in creating them. The hardest thing
is for an artist to give away themselves.
When an artist create with great care and
talent how can they let go of something that
means so much to them... all artist tend to
fall or be in love with their art. But how
do you really let the art go? Any piece that
at is painted, chiseled from stone or wood
or clay, sewn or glued made by hand that is
so dually prized and filled with secret dreams
and personal desires and life felt aspirations,
be sent out into the world alone and cherished
as much as the creator of it did.
Toys do come to life don't
Perhaps no childhood companion is more familiar
or more revered than the Teddy Bear. Friend,
companion, confidante, protector, playmate
– these are just some of the roles the
loyal, loving Teddy Bear has assumed over
the years. Since its introduction to the world
in the early 1900’s, the Teddy Bear
– named after American President Theodore
“Teddy” Roosevelt – has
been the indisputable image of a happy childhood.
But is it possible that the beneficent Teddy
Bear, like many other childhood toys, has
a darker side, less often seen, but once experienced,
impossible to forget? Is it within the realm
of reason that the fuzzy friends of our childhood,
living and sharing every moment with their
adopted children, might take on a life all
their own once the innocence of youth has
worn away? Can it be possible that the beloved
Teddy Bear is actually the most haunted (and
haunting!) toy of all time?
Some believe that any inanimate object
such as a book can become haunted and or
cursed! Just by having such an item in your
home library or possession can spark paranormal
occurrences. Whether it is possessed or
just the vehicle of a enraged ghost or poltergeist
the haunted book is still part of our popular
culture. Though you can't find them on the
internet or ebay as of yet these rare haunted
volumes still scare the hell out out of
people, and not because of the stories that
Many believe bibles, missals and blessed
books often have supernatural powers, such
as casting out demons and holding the devil
Before dismissing the claims as patently
absurd it might be well to keep in mind
the experiences of yet another National
Guard unit at a Baton Rouge area marina
after hurricane Katrina. According to a
report, boats were tossed about like toys
and there was’t a shred of trash or
paper around except for a single Bible that
was found nearby, open to the Book of Revelation.
Perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not, at
a nearby church that was almost completely
destroyed by the force of Hurricane Katrina
another Bible was found, open to the exact
same passages in Revelation.
The passages in question are Chapters 10
and 11 that make reference to the “witnesses
of God” who will be destroyed:
“. . . And their dead bodies will
lay in the street of the great city which
spiritually is called Sodom . . . Then those
from the peoples, tribes, tongues, and nations
will see their dead bodies three-and-a-half
days and not allow their dead bodies to
be put into graves. And those who dwell
on the earth will rejoice over them, make
merry, and send gifts to one another…”
Of course, the detractors and, in this
case at least, even the guardsmen did’t
completely read the Bible passage they so
quickly held up as an epitaph for drowned
New Orleans. Had they done so they might
have found a more hopeful message:
“Now after the three-and-a-half days
the breath of life from God entered them,
and they stood on their feet, and great
fear fell on those who saw them. And they
heard a loud voice from heaven saying to
them ‘Come up here.’ And they
ascended to heaven in a cloud, and their
enemies saw them . . . and the rest were
afraid and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Ghost they are common in scripture, if
you look for them mentioned within the bible.
One of the first verses that most are aware
of is in I Samuel 28:15, where Saul has
a medium, "call up" the prophet
Samuel from the other side of the grave:
"And Samuel aitch to Saul, Why hast
thou troubled me, to bring me up?"
Many say in the hills of the Appalachians
that family bibles are haunted by their
previous owners and should be buried with
them not kept and passed on.
PORT BLAIR, India Thousands of people are
flocking to a policeman's house in India's
remote Andaman Islands to pray in front of
two portraits of Jesus Christ, which are said
to have been "bleeding" for the
past two weeks, police and witnesses said.
HAUNTED HOLY WORKS OF ART HAUNTED HOLY PRINTS,
POSTER AND STATUES
Some religious prints, Posters an statues
are haunted by the realism or the depth of
the creative artist ability. Still others
they say are are possessed by the souls of
the artist even though they are a copy of
an original. Are the strange bleeding statues
a miracle a sign of God or a haunting? It
is almost Easter and every year stories of
these stigmatized works of art hit the news
rallying the faithful.
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