Haunted Objects and Remedies

Haunted Objects and Remedies

Possessed possessions. Demon dolls. Haunted objects. You never know what you bring home with you from an antique store or yard sale. Learn how to break the ghostly bond with your possessions.

We’ve all heard the stories about demon dolls and other haunted objects. In most cases, a family member buys an antique that just happens to have something paranormal attached to it. Now, you have to think twice about that item you buy from eBay.

2 Kinds of Haunted Objects

Robert, the cursed dollHaunted objects come in 2 general versions:

1. They absorb the energy of their previous owner

2. They’re cursed by a magical ritual

Unfortunately, Ghostly Activities isn’t a subject matter expert on magic systems. However, we did find a reputable site with information on breaking curses.

Now, back to breaking the ghostly bond with a haunted object.

Most Common Haunted Objects

Cursed chair kills anyone who sits in itHaunted objects can be anything. The most common possessed possessions include:

  • Dolls
  • Jewelry
  • Antique bed frames and headboards
  • Paintings (especially self portraits)
  • Mirrors
  • Clothing (especially gowns)
  • Chairs

It’s obvious why these objects absorb energy. They either have a great deal of contact with their owner (i.e., jewelry), or they capture the image of the owner (i.e., mirrors). An untimely death could also give the energy to charge the object. For example, a bride who dies on her wedding night could definitely charge her gown and wedding ring with enough essence to become haunted. Always ask about the item’s history before buying it.

If needed, you could ask a psychic, gifted with psychometry, to test the objects before you bring them home. The psychic can pick up the ‘vibes’ on the object and tell you if it’s good or bad energy. If you experience any ghostly activities, we strongly recommend you call someone to test the object right away.

Haunted Object Dormancy and Activity

Haunted box for sale on eBayMany objects remain dormant until there’s a change in its environment. Usually, that means a new owner takes it to a new home, or you move into someone’s home. That change in energy can activate the object.

We had one client with a haunted object in her wall. It was a cooking utensil used during the Civil War. Her home was a field clinic during a battle in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Renovators knocked down a wall and exposed the clinic’s kitchen and the haunting activity began. Once she donated the kitchen remnants and utensils to a local museum, the activity stopped.

If you do have a haunted object, the following ghostly activities happen:

  1. Your possessions move on their own (not necessarily the haunted object)
  2. Apparitions and shadow people manifest
  3. Nightmares become frequent (3x per week or more)
  4. Bad luck happens around the home (minor injuries or plumbing/electrical problems)
  5. Illnesses become more frequent like colds, flu and food poisoning

The timing varies on these activities. Usually, they start within the first 2 weeks, but it can happen on the anniversary of the previous owner’s death.

Haunted Object Solutions

Burning haunted objects breaks the ghostly bond with previous owner - NOT SAFE!There are 5 ways to break the bond with the haunted object.

  1. Spiritual cleansing of the object and home
  2. Cleanse the object with salt
  3. Return it to its original place
  4. Bury it in a graveyard
  5. Burn it

Burning always works, but then you’ve lost your money. Plus, you could burn down the block, so we say don’t burn anything. We recommend using salt cleansing and spiritual cleansing before doing anything too drastic.


 Burning Haunted Objects

Burning is a last resort. If the object continues to appear at your home and you’ve tried the first 4 solutions, then seek a paranormal specialist to burn it for you. Destroying a haunted object can cause the evil attached to it to ‘jump’ out. If you haven’t mastered protection techniques, it could attach to you or someone who was at the place you burned it. Then, you’ll definitely need a pro to destroy the object, break the attachment and clear your home. In every case I’ve encountered, you shouldn’t need to go beyond the 4th solution listed above.


Jacob ‘Jake’ Rice has always loved ghosts and scary stories. When he’s not being a tech nerd for work, he’s the gadget guy on the team. He hunts ghosts, spirits and other paranormal entities in Seattle and the Puget Sound area.

14 thoughts on “Haunted Objects and Remedies

  1. I have a question, not a comment. my question is is there a way two impart part of my spirit into jewelry without a demonic ritual way? I try to live a good life full of friends and family, I love my friends and family very passionately and I know that when I die I will be a guardian angel for my niece. if you wish to know more about my reason for this, please please feel free to return me an email and I will be more than happy to have this discussion with you via email, phone, or in person. Thank you for any reply and information you’re willing to divulge.

    James “Andy”

  2. Hi James. Thanks for asking. You don’t need to run a ritual to leave your essence behind. This post really focuses on the bad haunted objects because they cause a lot of trouble for the new owners. Families with good objects don’t want to clear those spirits. The quick answer is: If you really love someone or something, you can leave part of yourself behind. Just keep the jewelry with you and focus on love toward your family and friends. It may be a warm feeling when someone holds the object in question, or it could be the happiest memories. It’s different for everyone, so I’m not sure how it will turn out for you and family and friends.

  3. A previous tenant left a beautiful old mirror. After we moved it out of the room and into the hall, we have seen spirits, or one particular spirit in it. I am a strong empath but had not really seen or looked into or passed close enough to the mirror until tonight. My daughter is pregnant. She has used the mirror and began bleeding. I moved my left hand close to the mirror and chills ran down my left side. Also earlier in the evening we almost had to call the ambulance b/c my heart stopped during an arrythmia attack for much too long. A good whack to my chest restarted it. I knew something was wrong in the house. I have read to keep it covered, wash it with holy water or oil outside during the day, then either bury it deeply on holy ground or have a practioner burn it at at least 2300 degrees to ensure the mirror melts either by a priest or a pagan practioner who knows what they are doing.I also read that if you look into thiese mirrors, the soul inside “connects” with you or “steals your soul.” I need serious help for my daughter, her unborn child, and her husband. I have not looked directly into it… I was far away and could not see my image. Please… she has been trying so long to get pregnant. What church will allow you to bury a haunted item on hallowed ground?

  4. Hi Rynae. Thanks for asking. I’m going to give you a lot of info on this subject, so take your time reading it and send me an email through the Contact Us page if you need to. This is good info for everyone to know (or respond with what works for them). There are many ways to handle a haunted mirror.

    You can bury the mirror in any graveyard of the appropriate faith. It doesn’t have to be one on with a church on the grounds.
    There are a few ‘rules’ to know:

      Don’t bury it in a pet cemetery. These graveyards haven’t received the same rigor of blessing.
      Bury it in the appropriate graveyard: For example, if the spirit is Jewish, then bury it in a Jewish cemetery. Otherwise, you’ll just anger the spirit. The faith of the spirit can be difficult to find out, but it’s important. There have been reports of people burying haunted objects with Protestant attachments in a Catholic cemetery and the spirit came back.
      Wear some protective stones when you cover the mirror. The spirit may attempt to jump out and attach to you if you crack the glass. Onyx or obsidian are very good protective stones.
      Holy Water may not work because of the spirit’s faith. It’s better to use Oil of Abramelin to ‘neutralize’ the mirror.
      Cleanse your house after you move the mirror. You want to prevent the spirit from coming back. Check out the articles on herbs that protect, stones that protect and salt to fortify your home.
      To move the mirror, neutralize it with Oil of Abramelin: You can splash some on oil on it. Wrap it in burlap. Dig a hole at least 3 feet deep. Place it with the glass facing down. Throw salt on top of the wrapped mirror. Cover it with dirt and say you bind the spirit to its grave and it cannot return to your home. Now hurry home and cleanse the house. Keep wearing the onyx or obsidian to prevent any attachments to you. To be safe, wear the stone for at least 3 days. This will frustrate the spirit and it should move on if it finds its way out of the graveyard. It’s a good idea of have your daughter and her husband also wear some onyx or obsidian. I wouldn’t have them come to the graveyard you choose.

    And I want to dispel some myths about mirrors: It won’t steal your soul. You’d have to have some kind of dark magic ritual to do that. Even a cursed item won’t take your soul unless you allow it. You also don’t have to burn it at 2300 degrees. Any fire could do the trick. Just don’t break the glass before you burn it. That could let the spirit jump out, but the onyx or obsidian will prevent it from attaching to you.

  5. Hi I have a question about buring items – specifically some items of clothing that belonged to my partner, now deceased. They have a connection to a dark entity (a witch to be exact) that infested the last home I lived in. I keep the items outside at the moment but I’m moving house very soon and I have the overwhelming instinct to burn the items. I wish more than anything I could keeop them because they smell like my partner, but everytime I bring them inside, I see the dark entity and have to return them to their box on the balcony. I want to burn the items (to finally let go of my partner, but also to cleanse the items) but I’m fearful the entity may jump onto me, as noted in your blog post. Would you recommend cleansing the items first by washing them in salt, then burning them, or to use another method?
    Thanks for your time.

  6. Hi Rochelle. Thanks for leaving a reply. The first thing I recommend is getting a protective stone, like an onyx or obsidian bracelet, to prevent the entity from coming near you. These stones will deflect any entity trying to attach to you. Then, I’d wash the clothes with salt to neutralize any bad energy. But…salt may not work against a curse or black magic. You could wash them with white vinegar to disrupt magic and hexes. That should break the bond. If it doesn’t, keep wearing the protective stones and you can burn them. The stones will keep the entity away from you. You can read up on stones here: https://www.ghostlyactivities.com/stones-that-protect-against-evil-spirits/

  7. Thank you so much Jacob. I am certainly going to take this action. I’m very appreciative of your help đŸ™‚

  8. I have a book that is haunted. It’s a “history” book about ritualistic spells and how to do them, with ancient inscriptions and symbols, so detailed it’s actually a grimoire! I believe it was used maliciously and a spirit bound to it. I kept whatever it is at bay by putting a bible at each side; but since my little girl was born it has become violent. I bound it in a canvas shroud soaked in holy water from the Vatican, put 4 bibles surrounding it in a metal briefcase and locked it in with the water heater… son of a bitch, burst the plumbing. The ink had run on the Bibles, the holy water has diluted and I’m terrified to open the case. This is an honest inquiry from a sound-of-mind individual with a problem. I live in Austin Texas. My Jeep was totaled the first time this thing was transported, leaving me with lifelong spine injuries. Does anyone know how to get this thing away from me before it gets my daughter? I fear driving with it is a mistake. Shoot me an email, please!


  9. Hi KC. This is a serious matter and it’s probably better to contact a local Wicca or pagan group to help you. Your story illustrates a very important point about cursed or haunted objects: You have to use the same faith to counter it. Christian religious symbols don’t work if the spirit or curse is from a different religion. For example, using the Lord’s Prayer won’t work on a Djinn, an Islamic entity. I’ve had a family contact me about Catholic ways to clear Native American spirits before. They had to use a shaman to finally help the spirits move on. All the Catholic priest did was anger them until they became violent.

    I found this link for Austin-based pagan businesses and community to help you (http://www.austinpagan.com/). I’m afraid there isn’t much I can do to help.

  10. That’s fascinating and terrifying. Thank you for your insight! I will contact them.

  11. Hey there I am an empath and I purchased an old book at an antique store that I believe is haunted. It is called “Religious and Moral Quotations from the Poets” The book was published in 1864. When I got out to my car I began driving and just happened to be singing “Rose of Alabama” when I saw a vision of a young woman in victorian clothing. She said “This is my book, please protect it and one day pass it onto another whom you trust.”
    I reluctantly agreed, for this seemed like a friendly presence. In the front of the book there is a note dated 1867 where the book was given as a gift. For its age it is remarkably in great condition. Not a single tear or wrinkle in the crisp pages. Whenever I read the book I get this odd feeling like I am sensing energy or even a presence. Its similar to the feeling you have when you are using something that belongs to someone else. It is safely stored on the bookshelf in my library. Note, I am a Christian but due to my empathic abilities I realize that these things happen.

    I am concerned for my safety if something should happen to the book, or even if I give it away. Should I try and destroy the book? (No supernatural occurrences have taken place in my home, for there is positive energy there). Should I simply take care of it and pass it on to another when I am old?

    Thank You.

  12. Hi Daniel. Thanks for commenting. I don’t think you need destroy the book. The spirit doesn’t seem harmful. The only thing it might do is draw more spirits to your home, but the positive energy should overwhelm the bad ones. That would keep them away.

  13. As a joke my brother in law hung a picture of my great grandfather. My sister hates it. It started rocking back and forth and a orb was sited in the video my brother in law took. Should I be worried about this. It was moved from basement of my moms house to his?

  14. Hi Bob. Thanks for commenting. I wouldn’t be too worried about it. In 98% of cases, orbs are just bugs or dust particles. If you start to hear footsteps with no one present, feel weird temperature changes, hear odd banging and/or see shadows forming in the house, then you may have a haunted object. Otherwise, just give a toast to your great grandfather from time-to-time and relax.

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