While most history buffs and art enthusiasts view antique objects and artifacts to be exquisite enough to be collected, be warned that not all of these things are worth collecting. And in some cases it is not advisable to even touch them.
Some of the items that may appear harmless at first glance. But in reality, they may be carrying a ancient, deadly curse that is enough to destroy your life.
Here are 12 such items that have wrecked havoc and ruined lives of those who dared to steal them from their righteous owners. .
1. Wood From Arizona Petrified Jungle
Before it was known for its desert climate, Arizona was once a lush green wetland with it’s indigenous flora & fauna. Inside the Arizona National Park, there is a stockpile of petrified wood known as the “conscience pile”, since whoever tried to steal anything from this pile undergoes a sudden change of conscience within a few days of stealing. Over 1200 letters have been discovered around the area, written by people who had the audacity to steal anything from this forest. The letters describe in great detail, the misfortunes that befell upon the people writing them, ranging from financial loss to death.
2. The Hope Diamond
This deep blue diamond was once a ornament to the ancient Sita statue in India, and had no mercy for those who displaced it from its original source. First stolen by Jean Baptiste- Tavernier, the man who was soon attacked by wolves while going through Russia. Though the diamond made its way to King Louis the 14th, he too couldn’t hide from the diamond’s curse and sadly died due to Gangrene. Later owners of this cursed Indian jewel include Marie Antoinette and her cousin, both of whom were killed at the hands of a furious mob.
3. Delhi Purple Sapphire
This cursed gem was initially stolen by an English soldier from the mystical Indira Temple, in Kanpur. Since that time, any man who had inherited this sapphire has also inherited its wretched curse. The man who stole it soon suffered from medical ailments before he passed it on to a family friend, who you also fell ill. The final owner of the sapphire is recorded to be Edward Heron, who was quick to realize that the gem was in fact cursed and was smart enough to hide it in his house.