For years now it has been a growing trend to buy a creepy ass doll and stick on eBay, essentially doubling your money. It’s fair to say the majority of these items are duds. However, there are a some out there that an unlucky few were fortunate enough to buy. They were quick to pass them on, but these haunted objects have been causing mayhem ever since.
The Hand’s Resist Him
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In February 2000, a mysterious painting listed on eBay by an anonymous seller, claiming it was haunted. The Seller claimed it was found in an old dumpster by an art picker. The original listing included this ” One morning my 4-year-old daughter said the children were fighting and coming into her room at night.” The painting was listed with pictures from a motion sensor of the little boy and girl doing just that. It also came with a warning that staring at the picture for too long caused sudden and violent illness. Also that since the picture had come to his home they had heard screaming and experienced the sensation of being grabbed by unseen hands.
The Hands Resist Him was the name given to this painting by its creator Bill Stoneham in 1972. He was inspired by a childhood photo and his mother’s poem ‘ The Hand’s Inspire Him’. It was an adaptation of his younger years growing up in Chicago. He described the whole process as ‘channeling’, the hands as ‘ other lives’, the glass doors as ‘a thin veil between waking and dreaming’ and the girl/doll as ‘a companion through this realm.’ However this was created, it was a method that accidentally gave it some bad attachments. That’s if it was accidental at all.
Harold The Doll
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Harold the Doll or “eBay’s First Haunted Doll” is one of the most famous and infamous haunted objects on the planet. The original owner listed Harold with a warning, a story and a strict no return policy. For the full original listing click here. The Seller originally bought Harold from a flea market in Florida. After his initial purchase, the original vendor chased him down and warned him against taking the doll home. He told his customer that he and his wife would hear singing coming from his son’s room after his son had died and upon investigation, they would only find Harold. One thing led to another and a priest was called in to help the mourning parents, ” Burn the doll ” he said. The old man tried and tried to do just that but the doll would never catch a flame, that’s why his arms and legs are blackened and worn.
The man laughed and took it Harold home. He experienced chronic migraines, heard children laughing and singing from the basement where Harold was kept, coincidentally that is also where the family cat was found dead, at Harold’s feet. Since then the doll has fallen into the hands of Anthony Quinata who blogs everyday life with Harold. However, that was not before Harold has terrorized over 8 previous owners. Harold since has gained fame, fame enough to make an appearance on Ghost Adventure’s trip to Xochimilco ‘ The Island of Dolls’ were Zak Bagans, the lead investigator, suffered a bruise on the arm the same size and shape of a children’s hand.
Harold is well known to bite, scratch, scream, cry, sing, set fire to things and generally ruin lives. That $20 could have been well spent somewhere else…
The Dibbuk Box
The Dibbuk Box
The Dibbuk Box is the world’s most haunted object, it leaves a trail of death and destruction wherever it goes. ‘Dibbuk’ is the Hebrew word for Demon and it is thought that this charming little wine cabinet contains just that, along with a number of other peculiar objects. The Dibbuk Box originates from war-torn 1930’s Poland were a young girl Sophie and an older girl Havana decided to would be a bit of a giggle to whip out the old ouija board.They accidentally brought forth something that terrorized them for 2 years.
In the end, Havana sought the help of a Hebrew Priest who told her she had brought through a ‘Dibbuk’. In desperation, she learned how to seal these kinds of creatures away. So she placed a spell on an old wine cabinet and placed inside; a loche of her hair, a dried rose, an 8 legged candle holder, a tablet with the world’s “Shalom” inscribed, a small wine goblet, and two copper pennies. The Box then passed on to Sophie who guarded it until the ripe old age of 103, she passed it to her grand daughter and warned her to NEVER open it.
Eventually, a small business owner purchased the box at a yard sale who it haunted for many years, he even blames the death of his mother on the box, who was found after having a stroke facing the box. She managed to write before she died to her son, H-A-T-E-G-I-F-T. The Box was then listed on eBay and passed hands many times until it was purchased by a man in Kentucky who buried it the deep underground in a military grade container. Today, however, Mr. Zak Bagans has purchased it for his museum, setting him back 10’s of thousands of dollars. If you are over 18 and have signed a waiver you can go and check the box out yourself! You can check out more on the Dibbuk Box here