The first victim of King Tut’s curse

April 5, 1923 Cairo, Egypt George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon becomes the first victim of King Tut’s “curse” Lord Carnarvon was a financial backer of the Tutankhamun excavation in 1922, and had been present during the original unsealing in 1922 as well as the ceremonial opening of the tomb in January 1923. He accidentally…

Cursed mirror refuses to be moved

From the Chicago Tribune Published February 21, 1936 A dying man placed a mirror on a steel table while prophesying no one would be able to pick it up. Over the next 24 hours, many tried to remove it, with a nurse finally completing the task using an ice pick. Several theories to the supposedly…

12-year-old Poltergeist star dies

February 1, 1988 San Diego, California Heather O'Rourke dies from cardiac arrest following septic shock resulting from an operation to repair an obstructed bowel Heather, one of the victims of the so-called Poltergeist curse, was just 12 when she died and best known for her line "they're here!" in the Poltergeist movies.