The first victim of the “Poltergeist Curse”

November 4, 1982 Los Angeles, California Poltergeist actress Dominique Dunne dies 5 days after her ex-boyfriend strangles her Dunne had recently ended her relationship with John Sweeney. He visited her at her home on October 30 with the hopes of reconciling. Following an argument, Sweeney strangled Dunne and, although paramedics arrived almost immediately after the…

Mother kills children to spare them from being separated following her suicide

November 4, 1997 Lincoln County, Arkansas Christina Marie Riggs kills her 5- and 2-year-old children before attempting suicide Riggs was allegedly suicidal and feared her children, who had different fathers, would be separated if she killed herself. She injected her sleeping 5-year-old son with undiluted potassium chloride which, when undiluted, is extremely painful. He woke…