Friday, June 26, 2020

Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx

Like the Madden Curse, the Sports Illustrated Cover jinx is well known. Many fans have started to watch out for their favorite players/teams from any sport, fear plaguing their minds as to what misfortune awaits.

It all started in 1954, when a picture of Eddie Mathews hitting a ball was featured. The Braves would go on to lose their game after that. And it's not always players and teams that are effected. If anyone if featured on the cover associated with sports in any way, they could become a victim as well. A notable example of this is John F. Kennedy.

Madden Curse

The Madden Curse is famous. In fact, it is perhaps one of the more well known curses in the modern day. It is right up there with the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx.

This is, of course, referring to the Madden NFL games that get made every year. Since 1999, the game featured a well known player prominently on the cover rather than it's name sake, John Madden. This was against what the creators wanted, but it still happened. John was never effected, the curse only targeted those that took over his place as a prominent figure on the cover.

The first player to be featured on the cover was Garrison Hearst. He was breaking several records set to get into the Hall of Fame before he was honored with the cover. Then, he got the 49-ers to the playoffs. That is when it happened. He broke his ankle. Hearst was unable to play for two seasons after that, and his game was never the same. Thus, the curse claimed its first victim.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Runaway Bride

Some years ago, a young man and his new bride went to Paris for their honeymoon. While the happy couple were wandering around the city, taking in the sights, the decide to go shopping. The wife goes to a trendy clothing shop and tries on several dresses while her husband waits outside the dressing room. Some time passes and his wife doesn't return. The husband starts to wonder why his wife is taking so long.

He asks a female assistant at the shop to go check on his wife and tell her to hurry up. The assistant returns and said his wife isn't in the dressing room. He is confused and goes to look for himself. The dressing room was completely empty. They do a search of the entire store, but his wife is nowhere to be found.


Jorōgumo (女郎蜘蛛 "woman-spider") was able to shape-shift into the image of a beautiful woman, and is sometimes depicted manipulating small fire-breathing spiders. She seduces men, wraps thin in her web, poisons them, then eats them. In some myths of the spider-woman, she appears to holding a baby. When a man passes by, she will ask them to hold it. However, the men are shocked to see that the "baby" is thousands of spider eggs that burst open to devour them.

Jorōgumo is said to born when a spider, most commonly a species of orb-spiders (known for their circular webs), lives to be 400 years old. On it's 400th birthday, the spider gains strange powers, learns how to play music to lure its prey to it, and becomes as big as a cow.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Charlie Noonan

This story — and the nightmarish photo that accompanies it — involves a man by the name of Charlie Noonan. He was known to have spent much of his life traveling throughout the southern US, documenting regional folklore, tall tales, legends and accounts of the supernatural.

Chalie’s wife Ellie has recounted the story of her husband’s disappearance following his visit to Oklahoma, where he’d heard tales of a mysterious old woman living on a remote farm in the state’s northwestern panhandle.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The House of Mirrors

There is a house in the old part of the Spanish city of Cadiz in Mexico. The house is known as "La Casa de los Espejos" or "The House of Mirrors". It is an imposing, yet elegant, three-story house the architecture that evokes it's Spanish past. However, the innocent facade fools no one in Cadiz, because everyone believes in ghosts and knows the old home's history. They steer well clear of it at night.

The legend goes that, years ago, an important Admiral of the Spanish Navy lived in the house with his wife and young daughter. The Admiral's job meant that he was often gone for long periods of time, traveling from port to port. He visited many different and exotic foreign countries because of these business trips

Friday, August 25, 2017


by T3h-Hugging-Monster

The Langsuir is the ghost of a woman who died while giving birth to a stillborn child. She is similar to the Pontianak, but there are some differences. She appears as a hideous woman with glowing red eeyes, a rotting green face and long sharp nails. She has long black hair that hangs down to her ankles and is usually wearing a green or white dress.

The Langsuir is jealous of pregnant women, so she attacks them and tries to kill them or cause their babies to also be stillborn like her child. She has a hole in the back of her neck through which she can suck the blood of her victims. She can also possess her victims and suck the blood out of them from the inside.