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Author Ocker, J. W., author.

Title Cursed objects : strange but true stories of the world's most infamous items / J. W. Ocker.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  001.94 OCKER    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  001.94 OCKER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  001.94 OCKER    Check Shelf
Description 271 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 258-264) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Cursed under glass -- Cursed in the graveyard -- Cursed in the attic -- Cursed in stone -- The business of cursed objects -- Why aren't these objects cursed? -- The curse in the machine -- Epilogue.
Summary "Illustrated compendium telling the stories of real-life cursed objects from throughout history"-- Provided by publisher.
Ocker profiles the infamous real-life items that have intersected with some of the most notable events and people in history-- leaving death and destruction in their wake. They can be found in museums, graveyards, and private homes, and their bizarre stories have inspired countless horror movies, reality TV shows, novels, and campfire tales. From the Raggedy Ann doll that spawned the horror franchise The Conjuring, to the mummy rumored to have sunk the Titanic and kickstarted World War I, Ocker has compiled a fascinating-- and sometimes spine-chilling-- book. -- adapted from back cover
Subject Blessing and cursing.
Cursed objects.
Other Form: Online version: Ocker, J. W., Cursed objects Philadelphia : Quirk Books, 2020. 9781683692379 (DLC) 2020011596
ISBN 9781683692362 (hardcover)
1683692365 (hardcover)
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