1930: The Mannequin In The Window

When I read this story I was a little freaked out as this is a very creepy and a very bizarre mystery. And I really wanted to let you guys known about this. In a small town in Mexico, there is a mannequin or an alleged mannequin that has been on display in a small store window for about 86 years. Which is a very long time for a store to keep the same mannequin on display. Only adding to the credibility of what many people believe. Now, this mannequin made its day view in 1930 on March 25th. And right away it became very popular as the townsfolk would just stop and stare at it because it looked exactly like the female shop owner. And it’s also very, very pretty and very well done. So It must have been made by someone very professional, as it looks almost […] Read More

1946: SS Samwater and the Chinese Curse

The following article from the port of Plymouth, Devon was published in the Western Morning News on June 17, 1946. The piece suggests that a French collector of Chinese antiques may have procured cursed objects…thus leading to strange occurrences on-board, including his sudden disappearance: A strange story of a Chinese curse which laid a hoodoo on a ship, culminating in the mysterious disappearance of a French millionaire banker, was told at Plymouth yesterday by members of the crew of the 10,500 tons Glen Line steamer Samwater, which arrived from Vancouver. For six months the Samwater had crossed and recrossed the Pacific, taking cargoes of wheat from Canada to China without incident, until on her last trip M. Henri Bar, 60-years-old president of the Franco-Chinoise Bank in Shanghai, embarked to return to Paris. He took with him 25 crates containing Chinese antiques and treasures which he had collected during his […] Read More