Haunted objects have been one of the most popular topics in the field of paranormal. The most common items considered to be haunted are most certainly dolls. However, the range of possessed objects covers pretty much all objects imaginable. In this article, we will learn about the allegedly haunted chair or more famously known as the chair of death.
The chair of death is an oak chair whose owner was a murderer Thomas Busby. In 1702, Thomas Busby was convicted of murdering his father-in-law Daniel Auty. Bubsy allegedly strangled Auty for sitting in his chair after an argument with his wife. This crime caused Busby to be sentenced to death. Supposendly, on his way to the execution Bubsy asked to stop at the pub where he stated that anyone who sits in his chair will die.
After Bubsy's execution, the chair stayed at the pub for centuries. The mystery arose when Bubsy's words started to come true. During World War II the pub became popular among airman. That is when people started noticing that airman who would sit in the chair would not return from the war. Besides airman, there have been numerous deaths connected to the chair through the years. Eventually, the pub owner decided to put the chair in the basement. Despite the chair being in the basement, a delivery man found the chair and sat in it. An hour later, the man crashed his truck and died. That was the incident which prompted the owner of the pub to get rid of the chair when he gave it to the local museum.
The chair resides in the museum located in North Yorkshire, England. The chair is lifted in the air in order to prevent anyone from sitting in it. Allegedly, till present day 63 people who sat on the chair died mysteriously. Furthermore, it is believed that prior to the death, the person would experience symptoms of haunting including hearing and seeing things, paranoia, confusion, objects moving and many other strange happenings.
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