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Creepy box dubbed 'world's most haunted object' said to have cursed megastar Post Malone

Even looking at pictures of this seemingly-normal box is said to leave people cursed.

Described as the world's 'most haunted object', the Dybbuk Box has a bone-chilling story which involves the Holocaust, eBay and even pop star Post Malone.

Originally designed to hold wine bottles, people who have kept the box in their home have reported seeing shadows, hearing noises and smelling strange scents while feeling overwhelmed by a dark energy.

The word 'dybbuk' refers to Jewish mythology, describing an evil spirit or entity which clings onto people.

According to the original owner's family, the box was used to trap a spirit unleashed after a Holocaust survivor tried contacting the dead to help fight against the Nazis.

Far-fetched it may sound, but those who have kept the box in their homes suggest there is something to the myth as they report terrifying phenomena.

The story of the box starts in 2003 when an antiques dealer in Oregon, USA, Kevin Mannis, flogged it online after buying it at auction following the death of a 103-year-old lady who survived the horrors of the Nazi death camps.

Kevin had initially wanted to give the box as a present to his mother, despite warnings by the woman's family "not to open the box under any circumstances".

Unfortunately, such warnings tend to have the exact opposite effect - and Kevin admitted to having opened its little doors at one point.

Inside was a candlestick, a piece of paper containing writing in Yiddish and two locks of human hair.

Things reportedly went wrong immediately after gifting the box to his mum, with Kevin later admitting to finding her in a catatonic state having suffered a stroke.

In failed attempts to get rid of it by giving it to other family members, he eventually decided to pawn the box online, where it was bought by a student.

With sinister things continuing to occur, the box was sold to museum curator Jason Haxton.

Jason claims the box's arrival brought with it strange smells, dark shadows and even the sudden deaths of museum staff's loved ones.

The wooden box was subjected to evaluations from experts and even biohazard tests, which proved fruitless.

Desperate, Jason also claims he resorted to placing it inside another box lined with gold in order to neutralise any 'spirits' lurking inside it.

It was later placed in a military-grade container designed to contain bomb blasts before being buried in an undisclosed location.

The Dybbuk Box was allegedly used to trap a spirit accidentally unleashed by a woman trying to summon the dead after escaping a Nazi death camp (pictured: Auschwitz death camp, Poland) (Getty Images/DeAgostini)

Intrigue led Jason to track down the original owner's family, who revealed the terrifying story of how it was used to capture an evil spirit during a ritual to summon ghosts which could help defeat the Nazis.

Today, the box is on display in Nevada and has inspired three films - including The Possession , during the filming of which it is said an unexplained fire broke out on set.

The Dybbuk Box was bought in 2017 by Ghost Adventures star Zach Bagans and placed in his Haunted Museum in Las Vegas.

Kept behind glass, it can be viewed by adult members of the public who must sign a waiver beforehand.

Rap star Post Malone claims he experienced a string of near-death experiences after a run-in with the box (Travel Channel)

In 2018, news across the world reported how global rap star Post Malone went to view the box and accidentally touched it second-hand through Zach.

The Better Now rapper believes the box was responsible for a series of terrifying events he was caught in, including a near-miss plane crash, an armed robbery and a car crash.

“After we opened up this creepy Dybbuk box, I got in a car accident, I almost had a plane wreck, my house got broken into – all that type of stuff," he later revealed on the Seth Meyers Show.

While freaked, it seems the rapper has not experienced any major misfortunes since - admitting he's always had an interest in the supernatural.

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