Midnight In The Desert — curses

Don't Touch the Black Angel! The Cursed Statue of Iowa City Kills People

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Don't Touch the Black Angel! The Cursed Statue of Iowa City Kills People

At first glance, you might be tempted to think of Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City as nothing more than your average suburban graveyard, but don’t be fooled. Tucked away inside its iron gates sits the Black Angel statue, a winged figure so menacing that anyone who dares to touch it is said to fall victim to one hell of a curse. The sorrowful, eight-foot-tall statue watches diligently over the Feldevert family plot near the center of the cemetery, and according to the countless legends that surround the grave marker, if you fail to heed the warnings and touch the faded...

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Mysterious Cases of Creepy Cursed Dolls

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Mysterious Cases of Creepy Cursed Dolls

Dolls are certainly creepy enough as it is. With their dead stares as they look off into the distance, and their weird features that seem almost a mockery of the human form, it is no wonder these objects have become a favorite of a plentitude of horror stories and movies. Yet it appears that stories of these dolls becoming even more frightening than their unsettling appearance may suggest bring accounts of cursed, haunted, or possessed dolls from beyond the realm of mere horror fiction and very much into the real world. There have long been tales and cases of dolls...

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Bizarre Cases of People Cursed by Lightning

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Bizarre Cases of People Cursed by Lightning

Few forces of nature are as visually impressive, unpredictable, and awe inspiring as lightning. With its crackling, branching tendrils of pure, sizzling electricity, accompanied by ominous booming thunder, it is a breathtakingly beautiful phenomenon that has understandably long been a fixture in human myths, legends, and religions. Lightning is also a dangerous beauty, capable of reaching out over vast distances to lash out at trees, buildings, and yes people, to cause massive damage in the blink of an eye, earning the fear and respect of civilizations throughout history. Indeed lightning and the destructive power it wields have been a symbol...

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Gettysburg park ranger: Don't take our rocks, they're 'cursed'

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Gettysburg park ranger: Don't take our rocks, they're 'cursed'

The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and the folks at Gettysburg National Military Park want to remind you not to take any stones from the park. Why? Well, for one reason, they’re cursed. That’s according to a blog post by Maria Brady, a park ranger at Gettysburg. Brady writes that the park sometimes gets packages in the mail with people returning rocks they took— which is a violation of federal regulations and can result in $130 worth of fines and fees, she points out— and those packages usually have letters. In one letter, sent to...

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Tue Oct 27 - Tish Owen - Curses

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Tue Oct 27 - Tish Owen - Curses

Websites: tishowen.com goddessandthemoon.com paganunityfestival.org In 1991 Tish Owen opened the Goddess and the Moon, a metaphysical shop, in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Country music stars Taylor Swift, Reba McIntyre, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood have had her perform divination at parties. The Atlantic City Tourism Board, Showtime Network, Dell Computers and many more have hired her for readings also. She has been a fixture at Sherilyn Kenyon, romance and fiction writer, conventions. On November 2nd Tish will appear on the A&E show Cursed in a 5 part program about the Bell Witch, who is a local legend. Tish has appeared on...

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