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3 horror movies that were alleged to be cursed

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Making horror movies can be a dangerous business… 

Tragic deaths, strange coincidences and unnerving experiences surrounded these chilling horror classics.

Sometimes the most disturbing things about a movie happened off-screen rather than on camera.

Poltergeist I, II and III (1982-1988)
Directed by Tobe Hooper and produced by Stephen Spielberg, the original ‘Poltergeist’ told the terrifying tale of a family who became besieged by a malicious haunting that culminated in their youngest daughter being pulled through a portal to the ‘other side’.

Tragedy would notoriously follow the cast and crew however with Dominique Dunne – who played Dana – being murdered by her abusive ex-boyfriend, Julian Beck – who played Kane – dying of stomach cancer, Will Sampson – who played Taylor – dying of surgery complications and perhaps most tragically of all, the film series’ young protagonist Heather O’Rourke dying of septic shock.

The Exorcist (1973)
When it was released, the original Exorcist was so terrifying that some unsuspecting cinemagoers ended up passing out in the theater. Things didn’t go much better behind the cameras either.

When shooting began in 1972, a fire tore through the set of Regan MacNiel’s home, causing extensive damage. In a peculiar twist, the room used for the actual exorcism scenes escaped unscathed.

Actors Jack MacGowran and Vasiliki Maliaros both died shortly after filming had wrapped and both Linda Blair and Max von Sydow suffered the loss of close family members during shooting.

Jason Miller’s son nearly died in a motorcycle accident and several actors were injured onset.

There is even the story of lightning striking a church opposite the cinema where the film was showing.

The Omen (1976)
Another supernatural horror classic, ‘The Omen’ followed the story of Damien – a seemingly innocuous young boy who just happened to be the son of Satan himself.

A mere two months before filming started, the son of actor Gregory Peck shot himself. Then when Peck was flying to London in September, his plane was struck by lightning.

The same thing happened to executive producer Mace Neufeld a few weeks later, then producer Harvey Bernhard narrowly avoided being struck by lightning while filming in Rome.

“The devil was at work and he didn’t want that film made,” he said.

An animal handler who worked on the ‘crazy baboon’ scene was mauled by a tiger shortly after filming wrapped and on Friday 13th, special effects artist John Richardson was involved in a car accident.

While he escaped with his life, his passenger – assistant Liz Moore – was decapitated in a manner very similar to a scene in the movie that Richardson himself had worked on.

To cap it all, a plane that was chartered by the film before being switched at the last minute went down a short time after taking off, resulting in the deaths of everyone on-board.

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Books of omnipotence: what pharaohs and kings forbade their subjects to read

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All the rulers loved to burn books. But these volumes were strictly forbidden: it was believed that they held the key to absolute power.

The Sacred Book of Thoth is about how to revive humanity and communicate with spirits

According to the beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, Thoth was a kind of mediator who transmitted the “word of the Gods” to people. He himself belonged to them – he was revered as the god of wisdom and the patron of sciences. 

In ancient Egypt, there was a legend that Thoth knew the secret of Atlantis, that it was he who became the keeper of the ancient knowledge of a civilization destroyed in an unknown way. But the most mysterious and powerful of his books is the “Emerald Tablet”, or “The Sacred Book of Thoth”, written ten thousand years ago on thin gold plates (there were 78 of them). 

On many of these plates were written the secrets of the Atlanteans: it was they, according to legend, that allowed the Egyptians to build such a highly developed civilization.

Unfortunately, practically nothing of the former wisdom has survived to this day. The information from the gold plates was copied into papyrus, but then the Inquisition hastened to destroy these leaves, zealously fighting heresy. The golden pages were also gradually lost. All that remains is a few sheets of old papyrus stored in Egypt, in the Library of Alexandria.

But the “Book of Thoth” contained the secret of the revival of mankind, she told how to communicate with spirits, raise the dead and influence the consciousness of people …

It is believed that this book has reached our days in the form of Tarot cards, that ancient knowledge is encrypted in them and that they are a model of the magical Universe.

Jiang’s Stanzas – an alien legacy

Helena Blavatskaya (a Russian noblewoman in the occult sciences) spoke about this ancient manuscript in her work The Secret Doctrine. Jiang’s Stanzas are considered one of the most mysterious books in history. They said that aliens from Venus passed it on to people, and that the book contains unique knowledge, thanks to which one can compose a complete picture of the universe.

One of the initiates who had the right to touch this book was the ancient Greek healer and seer Apollonius of Tyana. He received “Jiang’s Stanzas” from Indian priests.Blavatsky’s copy of the Stanzas also came as a gift from the priests with whom she became friends during her travels in India. 

Barely returning from her trip, Madame Blavatsky translated the book into English, and hid the original in a safe. The next time she was in India, she suddenly received threats: the brahmanas demanded that the book be returned to them, otherwise Blavatsky was threatened with a terrible death.

Sh did not attach any importance to these threats. But soon she fell seriously ill and only miraculously returned to life. Every now and then she was haunted by strange mystical events – they tried to blow her up, shoot her.

She managed to write the “Secret Doctrine” based on the knowledge obtained from the “Stanzas”, but the book kept in a locked safe disappeared without a trace, and Blavatsky herself died.

Secrets of the Worm – Lost Warlock Manuscript

Tertius Sibelius was born around 280 AD and was destined to become a Roman warrior. By right of the strong, this guy often took away from people (less often – bought) all kinds of artifacts. Most of all, he was interested in the papyrus scrolls, in which one could find rare information of religious and philosophical content.

Among these papyri, Sibelius had a special attitude to the black books. Under the guidance of one of the Ethiopian warlocks, he himself wrote the book “Secrets of the Worm”, which became a guide for the founders of all kinds of satanic sects.

Christian emperors later banned Sibelius’s creation and tried to destroy the god-loathing book. But, as they say, even today it “pops up” here and there, in some abandoned second-hand bookstores. Although, of course, it is not necessary to speak about the authenticity of these books, passed off as the revelations of Sibelius.

Is the Necronomicon a trendy hoax or a dangerous spellbook?

The author of the grimoire book (that is, containing the texts of spells and magical rites to summon otherworldly entities) is called the American horror writer Howard Lovecraft. It is said that Lovecraft, having finished writing “Necronomicon” and realizing what kind of “time bomb” he had created, he himself was mortally frightened and destroyed his work. 

And then he began to spread rumors that the Necronomicon was just a hoax, that he invented this book in order to terrify his contemporaries. It is not known which of this is true and which is fiction, only other writers began to create their own “Necronomicons” and claim that their books can help summon the ancient terrible gods into the real world and change it forever. 

If that’s true, it’s good that the original Necronomicon is gone. If it even existed, of course.

“The Voynich Manuscript” – you can see, you cannot read

Author unknown. Language is unknown. It is also impossible to say what the book is about, because it consists of many encrypted messages and incomprehensible drawings. For five centuries no one has been able to decipher it.

It was far from random people who were engaged in this decoding. The Voynich Manuscript, named after a bookseller who found an ancient book by accident, in the ruins of books, tried to unravel the largest scientists involved in cryptography, as well as cryptanalysts of the Second World War. The book is currently kept in the Yale University Library. One of the versions says that the Voynich Manuscript is something like an ancient textbook on medicine or pharmacology. However, this version is just an assumption. Like others – about, for example, that the book teaches power over the world.

In 2016, one of the Spanish publishers received the right to publish about a thousand copies of the “Manuscript”: rumors about this mysterious book aroused very strong interest. Thus, ordinary people got access to this artifact and can try to unravel its secret: the text is available on the Internet.

“Apocrypha” – the church forbids them, but keeps them

The official Church does not recognize the “Apocrypha”, because they tell stories on biblical subjects that were not included in the Bible and appeared before Christianity took shape as a religion. Some of the “Apocryphal” the church calls satanic, some of them were included in the Kabbalistic books.

It is forbidden to read the “Apocrypha” in the church, and if one of the ministers violates this ban, he is defrocked. However, sometimes the content of the “Apocrypha” is used as an illustration for events about which the Holy Scripture is silent, but which are considered to be reliable.

So, among the “Apocrypha” – and the Gospel, the authors of which are called the disciples of Jesus. They are kept at the Vatican. In the Middle Ages, anyone who dared to stick his nose into the Apocrypha was immediately burnt at the stake.

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Occult Third Reich: These are the multiple times Nazis tried to use supernatural powers

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The myth about the love of the Nazis in general and Hitler in particular for the supernatural is widespread and well monetized. Films about legions of mutant zombies who were taken out in secret laboratories, about devilish rituals, the search for the “spear of fate” and the like take pride of place in the lists of category B paintings.

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And the myth has a serious factual background. There is even a special term – “Nazi occultism”. For example, the British religious scholar Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke believes that occult doctrines had a decisive influence on the formation of the ideology of National Socialism.

And although his theory has many opponents, no one argues that Hitler wanted to recreate a new race of demigods based on the “pure Aryans.” In general, the Nazis tried to resort to the help of occult forces quite often.

Hitler hired a Jewish clairvoyant to predict his future

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In January 1933, shortly before taking office as German Chancellor, Adolf Hitler visited the clairvoyant Erik Jan Hanussen (pictured above, center) to learn about his future.

Hanussen had caught Hitler’s attention a year earlier when he published an article predicting that Hitler would become German chancellor in 1933.

During the session, Hanussen told Hitler that his future would be favorable, but an obstacle would arise in his path. The psychic promised to use some kind of magic spell to ensure Hitler’s success. To do this, he took mandrake root from the butcher’s yard and buried it in the light of the full moon in Braunau am Inn, the city where Hitler was born.

True, Hitler had no idea that Hanussen was a Jew. And Hanussen, in turn, thought he could convince Hitler that anti-Semitism was not a good idea. In general, Hanussen was not very good at predicting the future.

Hitler hired a specialist to magically detect Jews

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After the end of the First World War, Adolf Hitler became friends with the physician Wilhelm Gutberlet, who claimed that he possessed the superpower of recognizing Jews from a distance.

The method used by Gutberlet was quite simple: he swung the pendulum and loudly asked to point to the Jew. They became very close on the topic of anti-Semitism, and before Joseph Goebbels came to power, Gutberlet was in charge of propaganda in the Nazi party. He probably had to rotate his magic pendulum quite often.

Hitler’s astrologer

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A few days before the assassination attempt on Hitler in the Munich beer hall “Bürgerbreukeller” in 1939, the Swiss astrologer Karl Ernst Kraft tried to warn Hitler that his life was in danger.

In early November 1939 he wrote a letter to his friend Dr. Heinrich Fesel, who worked for Heinrich Himmler. In the letter, Kraft warned that Hitler would be in danger from November 8-10 and asked him to cancel all public appearances.

At first, Heinrich Fesel did not attach any importance to the letter, but after the bombing, he nevertheless informed Himmler, and Kraft was officially hired by the Nazi party. As a staff astrologer, Kraft had to analyze the predictions of Nostradamus, and, of course, in such a way that Germany won the war.

Dietrich Eckart predicted Hitler would become the German messiah

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German journalist Dietrich Eckart was a huge influence on Hitler in the early days of the Nazi movement. He was at the origins of the German Workers’ Party, which later became the NSDAP, and, like Hitler, was a member of the Thule Society, an occult organization that believed that Germany was destined to become the homeland of a new messiah, who would turn it into the Promised Land.

This Messiah, according to Eckart, was none other than Adolf Hitler. In addition, Eckart convinced Hitler by all means that the Jews wanted to destroy the German state and that the messiah’s task was to cleanse the country of them.

Of course, Hitler never officially admitted that he supported Eckart’s ideas about his God-chosenness. But he dedicated Mein Kampf to him, and that says something.

The Nazis believed in the theory of the creation of the universe, which Hans Herbirger saw in a dream

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The official doctrine of the creation of the universe in Nazi Germany was the Doctrine of Eternal Ice, developed by the Austrian engineer Hans Herbiger. According to her, our Galaxy was born as a result of the interaction of the super-sun and blocks of space ice. This theory ran counter to astrology, but in the eyes of Hitler it was even its plus. And Herbiger himself did not like astronomy. “Objective science is a pernicious invention, a totem of decline,” the scientist wrote.

Herbiger also claimed that in the entire history of the existence of the Earth, she had four moons. The previous three have already fallen to the Earth, and each time it became a global cataclysm, due to which the geological era changed on the Earth. The fourth (current) Moon, too, sooner or later must fall to Earth, as evidenced by Herbiger in John the Theologian.

According to the same concept, the USSR was a power of the “world ice” as opposed to the solar Third Reich. All would be fine, but this concept came to Herbiger in a dream.

Project SP used magic pendulums to find warships

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There was a secret office in Berlin with the letters SP on the door. The letters stood for “Sidereal pendulum”, and inside the Nazi psychics, using magic pendulums, tried to find British ships.

The Nazis started the project because they were convinced that the British were already spying on them with the same methods. In a report received by German intelligence, it was asserted that “the British have created an institute in which, with the help of pendulums, the positions of German warships, primarily submarines, are examined.”

In fact, the British had already hacked the Enigma cipher machine and read the encoded German messages, but the Nazis did not know this.

Once the SP department was able to find a damaged German battleship using a pendulum. Someone Ludwig Staniak did it. It was most likely just a coincidence, but the Nazis were so impressed that they created an entire department that spent days swinging pendulums over maps in an attempt to locate the enemy.

Heinrich Himmler was confident that he could predict the future

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According to Wilhelm Wolff, Heinrich Himmler’s personal astrologer, he not only hired people with supernatural abilities, but was confident that he could predict the future himself.

So, for example, Wulf argued that Himmler never made decisions without first checking the position of the moon and stars, and all the commands he gave to the Nazi army were based on astrological calculations.

Ironically, it was Himmler who ultimately banned astrology across Germany, but according to Wolfe, he did so because he feared astrology was too powerful.

“We cannot allow others but ourselves to engage in astrology. Astrology should remain a privilege singulorum in the National Socialist state, and not belong to the broad masses ”- these words really belong to Himmler.

SS Brigadeführer convinced Himmler that Jesus was German

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The first half of the twentieth century was generally fruitful for strange ideas in Germany. The German occultist Karl Wiligut was especially distinguished, who claimed that German culture originated in 228,000 BC, when there were three suns in the sky, and giants and dwarfs roamed the Earth. Wiligut also insisted that Jesus was German and that his real name was Christ.

Wiligut was fond of occult ideas from childhood and after the First World War even spent some time in a psychiatric hospital with a diagnosis of schizophrenia. However, Karl Wiligut’s close friend Heinrich Himmler was not at all embarrassed by this diagnosis. Moreover, under his patronage, Wiligut took over as head of the Department for the Study of Early History, created especially for him within the SS. Wiligut considered himself a descendant of the ancient Germanic god, and Himmler – the reincarnation of the medieval knight Heinrich Fowler.

Among the achievements of Wiligut is the development of the design of the “Death’s Head” ring, which was awarded to distinguished SS officers, as well as the performance of mystical rituals in the castle of Wewelsburg, which he proclaimed the “German Camelot”.

Rudolf Hess betrayed Hitler because six planets were in the constellation Taurus

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On May 10, 1941, Deputy Fuehrer Rudolf Hess made a solo flight to Scotland, where he tried, on his own initiative, to persuade the British government to make peace with Nazi Germany. This reckless step was doomed to failure, and many wondered why the hell Hess had to do this.

The answer turned out to be even stranger than one might imagine: he did it on the recommendation of his own astrologer. More precisely, it was like this: a close friend of Hess, geographer Karl Haushofer, said that he had a dream in which Hess walked through the corridors of an English castle and brought peace between Great Britain and Germany.

Hess discussed this with his astrologer, who told him that six planets will be in Taurus on May 10, and there will also be a full moon, which means that the forecast for making peace is very favorable. And Hess went to the UK.

In Scotland, Hess was captured and until the end of the war he was in an English prison, and after that he became a participant in the Nuremberg Trials, where he was sentenced to forty years in prison. For some reason, the astrologer did not mention such a scenario.

The Nazis hired a psychic to find Mussolini

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After the Hess incident, Hitler banned the occultists from the Third Reich. This, however, did not prevent him and Heinrich Himmler from still resorting to the services of astrologers.

For example, when Mussolini was arrested in 1943 as a result of the June 25 coup, several occultists were promptly released from German prisons and ordered to find Mussolini. True, Hitler, as a safety net, even equipped a reconnaissance operation to search for, and also ordered to intercept radio communications.

As a result, one of the occultists, using a pendulum, “found” Mussolini on one of the islands to the west of Naples. At the same time, the Nazis intercepted a radio message that confirmed the location of the Duce.

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Dark Horoscope: What Kind Of Demon Are You According To Your Zodiac Sign?

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It turns out that in the horoscope you can find out what kind of demon you are by your zodiac sign. Yes, according to esotericists, each of us has our own dark side, which obeys a certain representative of the underworld. And by the way, it doesn’t always hurt us. Sometimes the demon’s patronage even helps. 

If you want to know what kind of demon you are by your zodiac sign , then look for yourself in the list below. By the way, the dark horoscope begins unconventionally with Capricorn.

Capricorn – demon Dagdarion

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It is believed that Capricorn is the most demonic sign of the zodiac due to its external resemblance to the appearance of Satan or Baphomet. Dagdarion, on the other hand, may look like a toothy fish, a satyr or a devil. This is a demon of coldness and indifference. He gives Capricorn strength of character and the ability to resist other people’s emotions, helps to reach career heights and find useful contacts. But from a negative point of view, Dagdarion can make Capricorns into insensitive, proud, arrogant, calculating manipulative people.

Aquarius – the demon Bechemiron

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Bechemiron is not one, but many demons, similar to hippos, can also take the form of a cat, dog, wolf or fox. Such a patron demon brings clairvoyance, prophetic dreams and strong intuition to his charges. However, he can also plunge a person into groundless fantasies and illusions. Therefore, it is so important for Aquarius not to lose touch with reality.

Pisces – demon Neshemiron

demon by zodiac sign

Neshemiron looks like a skeleton entwined with snakes, or a mermaid. It helps Pisces to better understand themselves and feel other people. Empty dreams, irresponsibility and spinelessness are the vices with which Neshemiron endows his wards. A person can waste his whole life, being lazy and considering himself an underestimated society.

Aries – demon Byriron

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Byriron is the creation of Samael, the prince of the fallen angels. This is a child of fire, who has an active, cruel and fearless character. What is the use of it for Aries? It raises their fighting spirit and endows them with determination, helps them become a leader, an insightful and firm person. But the patronage of Byriron makes Aries too aggressive, power-hungry and despotic. Therefore, spiritual practices, yoga and meditation are recommended for representatives of this sign in order to learn how to pacify a storm of emotions in themselves. In addition, Byriron makes Aries show cowardice and “hide in the bushes” when it would be necessary to express their opinion.

Taurus – demon Adimiron

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Adimiron is a creature in the form of a half-lizard, half-lion. This demon endows Taurus with a strong-willed and unyielding character. It is believed that the lion’s part of the body of Adimiron gives his wards physical strength, and the part of the reptile’s body – a “cold head”, rationality and concentration. However, in addition to such gifts, this demon can make Taurus very stubborn, withdrawn and greedy individuals. Therefore, it is very important for them not to cling to the material world.

Gemini – the demon Celladimiron

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Celladimiron is a Cerberus-like entity. He gives Gemini the ability to easily and quickly adapt to changing external conditions and circumstances. However, the dark side of Celladimiron’s patronage is the inability to find oneself and one’s place in life. Representatives of this sign run the risk of losing their true self, so they should engage in self-knowledge.

Cancer – demon Shehiriron

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Shehiriron is a spirit of water, similar to a demonic reptile, insect, mollusk or crustacean with a human face. The most important gift that Cancers have in store from this spirit is the ability to make all their dreams and fantasies come true. But along with them, empty chores, obsessive thoughts, fears and phobias come into the life of Cancers. Sometimes representatives of this sign suffer from insomnia more often than others.

Lion – demon Shelhabiron

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Shelhabiron is a werewolf-like fire spirit. It gives Leo the endurance and the ability to deal with very difficult and responsible tasks, as well as creativity. But on the dark side, Leos can be vicious, ruthless, heartless, and aggressive. Therefore, it is important for representatives of this sign to mobilize their own resources and direct all their internal forces in the right direction.

Virgo – demon Cefariron

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According to the description, Cefariron is a half-living and half-dead entity. She helps Virgo see the truth, be an honest and impartial person, and also not pay much attention to public opinion. But all this, in turn, can make the representatives of this sign of people depressed and indifferent to the joys of life. Therefore, they are encouraged to practice positive thinking and not forget to devote time to what they like.

Libra – demon Obiriron

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Obiriron is a demonic spirit similar to a golem or a leprechaun. It helps Libra find inner stability. Obiriron has power over time and can give as much of it as needed so that Libra can achieve what they want. However, because of this, the representatives of this sign relax and stop doing anything, thinking that everything will work out by itself. Therefore, the main advice for Libra is not to be lazy.

Scorpio – demon Neheshithiron

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Neheshithiron is a demon that looks like a devil insect with a human head. From Scorpios, he makes aggressive and strong personalities. He also helps the representatives of this sign to transform and evolve. It is important for Scorpios to listen to their heart and go through life their own way, because otherwise Neheshitiron, wanting to return a person to his own path, may begin to destroy his life.

Sagittarius – demon Nahashiron

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And the last demon according to the sign of the zodiac is the patron saint of Sagittarius, Nakhashiron. It is a demon that looks like a reptile with a dog’s head. He helps Sagittarius to deal with the disadvantages of their character and become a strong and whole person. Nakhashiron provides the representatives of this sign with continuous movement towards the goal, giving them energy for transformation. The negative influence of the demon is reflected in the fact that a person can not withstand such a rapid development and get sick. Therefore, Sagittarius needs to streamline their lives as much as possible so as not to waste energy in vain.

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