The story behind the worlds most cursed object: The dybbuk box

Holocaust survivor claims she summoned an evil spirit on accident.

The word ‘dybbuk’ comes from Jewish folklore. A dybbuk is an evil and malicious spirit that is capable of possessing a living body and occasionally objects. Once a person is possessed by a dybbuk, it typically won’t leave until an exorcism is performed or the person dies. Historically, mental illness was also brushed off as a person ‘just having a dybbuk’ attached to them that they needed to get rid of. If an…

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Dani Hendrix

Dani Hendrix

I love writing true crime and fascinating stories about humans. You can find me on Instragram at @restless_dani if you would like to connect.