The Conjure Chest

The list of haunted objects in the world goes on and on as more are discovered but the Conjure Chest is more than a haunted item as like the Dybbuk Box, it can cause death around those who own it.

History of the Conjure Chest

A century and a half ago, a slave was ordered by their owner, Jacob Cooley, a supposedly evil man who had many slaves and would beat them for the smallest infractions, to make a chest for his and his wife’s first child. Displeased with Hosea’s work, Jacob beat him until he killed him and had a “conjure man” curse the chest and in doing so, dried owl’s blood was sprinkled in one drawer while the man chanted. Jacob’s first born then died while an infant and attributed to the cursed chest. He then had a “conjure woman” life the curse from the chest.

Deaths by the Conjure Chest

Seventeen known deaths are said to be attributed to the conjure chest since it was cursed, likely given the impression that the curse wasn’t lifted. After Jacob’s infant child died, the chest was given to his brother, to whom was stabbed to death by his servant. The curse was then forgotten about until it was used to hold a wedding gown. The woman’s wedding dress was worn and her husband suddenly died shortly after. Many more deaths followed until it became well known today that this chest can end lives.

Today, the chest is kept in Frankfort, Kentucky at the Kentucky History Museum. It was featured on Zak Bagan’s Deadly Possessions where they opened the top drawer involved in the cursing.

What do you think? Would you go visit the Conjure Chest or even dare to own it someday? Do you think an object can become cursed and even take lives? Let me know in the comments!

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