For those of you like me who love browsing a dusty antique store, you already know the treasure trove of unique objects from our recent past that can be discovered among the cluttered shelves. According to some paranormal experts, there may be more than cobwebs collecting among some rare and special items.
What Is Spirit Attachment?
The concept of spiritual attachment deals with the idea that the spiritual essence of a person or entity can latch on to objects or people for various reasons. Perhaps the spirit finds comfort with the attached, or a sense of common understanding reminding them of their life when they were in their physical form.
For what ever reason may be, the following objects have the most reports of having entities attached to them:
Robert the Doll
Robert the Doll was originally given to Key West artist Robert Eugene “Gene” Otto when he was four years old. Giving the doll his own name, Robert the doll quickly became the family’s little creeper. The family would hear Gene giggling with someone. Mind you, not just hear Gene giggling, but also a deep voice laughing along with the young tyke. Robert the Doll would also knock things over and rip other toys apart. Things would go missing, only to reappear mangled and broken. Frustrated with Gene always repeating the same “Robert did it” excuse following every outburst, his parents eventually locked the doll in the attic. It didn’t take long before people started hearting the doll scurry around the ceiling, or even seeing the small doll peaking from the attic window.
Now the doll can be found under close watch at Key West’s Fort East Martello Museum. Museum curators claim that the tiny toy hates having unsolicited photographs taken, so be sure to ask nicely before snapping a shot.
While we’re on the subject of dolls, we would be amiss not to mention Annabelle, perhaps the most famous of haunted objects. The real Annabelle looks nothing like the Warner Brothers film that it inspired, but the stories that surround this aged Raggedy Ann doll are no less bone chilling. One of the case files of infamous paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, the doll was originally given to a nursing student as a gift in 1968. The seemingly inanimate doll behaved strangely, even maliciously and in frightening manners after the student made an effort to accept and nurture the spirit-possessed doll.
Today the cursed doll is locked away on display at the Warrens Occult Museum in Monroe, CT.
The Chairs of Belcourt Castle
Truth is stranger than fiction at Newport, Rhode Island’s famous Belcourt Castle. The gothic ballroom of the estate is home to a collection of haunted chairs. Many guests of the castle have reported feeling strange forces when attempting to sit in certain chairs, as if a sprit is strongly urging that the guest finds another seating arrangement. Chairs are not the only object haunted in the castle as there is also a suit of armor whose original wearer was killed by a spear through the helmets eye slit. Apparently the ending blow must have really hurt, as even now hundreds of years later, the suite of armor can still be heard screaming.
The Myrtles Plantation Mirror
Known as one of America’s most haunted homes, Myrtles Plantation, located 26 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has a plethora of spirits teeming within its property. In 1922 an insurance company required photographs be taken for the property’s policy. Shockingly, the photograph, above, showed what appeared to be a young slave girl. This entity has been witnessed so many times that they given the child the name “Chloe.”
Photographs aren’t the only place at the plantation that guests can get a glimpse of the spirit. Among the estates collection is a mirror that is apparently able to reflect the image of the ghost.
Today the Myrtles Plantation is available to explore on both historic and haunted tours, as well as providing guest accommodations to stay overnight.
The Dybbuk Box
The Dybbuk Box is an antique wine cabinet that gained the attention of paranormal celebrity Zac Bagans and is currently on display in Zac’s Las Vegas Haunted Museum .
A dybbuk is an evil spirit that needs a host. It is a hebrew word which means “to adhere” or to “cling.” Any object can be a dybbuk box, as this list demonstrates. This particular box was created for the purpose of cursing someone.
The Hands Resist Him
The Hands Resist Him is a 1974 painting by Bill Stoneham, inspired by a photograph of him when he was 5 years old and a poem by his then wife Rhoann about Bill’s experience of being adopted but never knowing his biological siblings. The years that follow the paintings creation were bloody, with each owner of the painting coming to an untimely end until it was abandoned. The painting resurfaced in 2000 after a family had discovered it discarded and decided to take it home. After bringing the painting into their house, the family began to experience the artwork’s curse. Setting up motion sensitive cameras, the family caught blood curdling footage of the boy leaving the confines of the painting. In one picture of the painting, the doll in the painting was seen holding a gun which is not normally present, pointing at the boy.
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