5 Creepy Curses of Tourists Spots Around the World

5 Creepy Curses of Tourists Spots Around the World


5. The Ayer’s Rock Curse, Australia The Ayer’s Rock or Uluru is said to be sacred for some Aboriginal tribes and the legend
on how it came to be consists of different stories for different parts of the rock formation.
It includes snakes in war with each other, two boys playing in the mud after a rainstorm
or even Lizard-men who got killed because of food. Like most sacred places, one wrong
move and you would get cursed. Your life would be a living hell. It is forbidden to climb
on the rock because it shows disrespect to the place and means that you are walking all
over what the ancients called “Dreaming tracks”. It is also advised to not bring any rocks
from the place as you would be cursed with bad luck. Complaints from people who disregarded
the curse always point out that they are in fact cursed. Their curse may include family
illnesses, death, accidents and even miscarriages. So what can they do to try and remove the
curse? They send them back. Though, I doubt that would just suddenly get rid of the curse. 4. Pele’s Curse, Hawaii The island famous as a tourist destination and when people go on a vacation, people mostly
want something as a souvenir. This was a problem for Hawaii as people tend to take lava rocks
or sands as souvenirs. The curse that manifested from this problem is: Those who take home
the natural treasures directly from the island will suffer the wrath of the island’s goddess,
Pele. They will receive a lot of bad luck. This curse seems to be real since the Hawaiian
post office would regularly receive packages containing these things from people trying
to get rid of the bad luck. From the letters accompanying these packages, it seems the
curse has caused people’s death, depression, illness and more. It is unsure where the curse
came from because it doesn’t seem to be connected with any historical events or any religious
belief. Even the earliest mention of the curse was from 1946 which is technically quite recent.
The park officials seem to believe it was one of their seniors that made the story up.
Because of getting tired at telling people that it was illegal to take rocks from the
island that person might have just used scare tactics to stop people from stealing. 3. The Fairy Forts and the Curse of Tara,
Ireland Ireland is one of those places with an abundance
of myths and folklore. Mythical creatures is a norm and of course the Fairy Folk. Even
til this day, there are certain things that people should or shouldn’t do especially when
far from civilisation in fear of getting cursed or in turn, disturbed by fairy folk. It’s
something along the lines of, if you don’t disturb us, we wont disturb you kinda pact
between humans and fairy folk. Now, there are thousands of ring forts throughout the
Irish countryside which are said to be fairy forts. Folklore about these fairy forts said
that the beings that protect them would curse anything that disturbs the forts a bit like
the Duwende from Filipino Folklore. Their curse includes but not exclusive to children
disappearing, crops failing, animals including livestock becoming barren, death and other
unlucky things that could happen. There’s a few stories of people destroying these forts
and end up with misfortune. The latest one happened in 2007 when the construction of
the M3 Motorway destroyed several fairy forts in the Tara Skyrne Valley. They call it ” The
Curse of Tara” because the Minister of Environment encountered an armed gang and later lost his
job, a worker was trapped and died, the chief Health and Safety Officer was nearly killed
by a falling tree, the place seems to be accident prone, and a lot of wasp nests seemed to appear
across the valley. So if you plan to go to Ireland, try to be respectful to nature or
risk getting cursed by fairy folk. 2. Koh Hingham, Thailand Another island on this list and this small uninhabited island is covered with precious
stones. The stones or pebbles there are mostly black and white that glimmer and sparkle under
the sun which in Thai Mythology is said to be made by the God, Tarutao. So in legends,
the island is said to be protected by an ancient curse that anyone who takes any stones from
the island will have a lifetime of badluck. A bit like the Pele’s curse as mentioned earlier.
Every year, people have ignored those legends and every year there would be people trying
to return the stones in an attempt to break the curse. Even so, the island is safe to
visit and the pebbles can be played with how ever you want, as long as the pebbles remain
in the island. 1. Langkawi Island, Malaysia Langkawi is one of those islands that you’d want to visit for a vacation. Though, before
Langkawi prospered as a tourism hot spot, there was a curse that was put on it and the
story goes like this: In the late 18th century a woman by the name
of Mahsuri lived in Langkawi. She was the daughter of a couple that came from Phuket,
Thailand in search of a better life. She was the most beautiful in Langkawi that its a
given men wanted her for themselves and one man managed to marry him. He was a warrior
called Wan Darus who was the brother of the village chief. One day, Wan Derus as a warrior
was stationed to fight in a war with the attacking Siamese leaving his beautiful wife at home.
While her husband was away, she befriended a bard called Deraman. He was there for quite
a long time that people started gossiping. The gossip and rumours got very out of hand
that people openly accused her of adultery. So severe that the towns people wanted her
dead even after her plea of being innocent. The chief and his wife who was apparently
the source of the rumour issued her condemnation. As she died, she managed to curse the whole
island saying that the island will see no peace nor prosperity for the next seven generations.
Why seven generations? Maybe its her kindness while still wanting revenge. Anyways, since
then, starvation was a problem as crops just seem to not grow and attacks from the sea
kept coming. But the curse seems to have been lifted in 1980 when the 7th generation descendant
was born because that was when the Malaysian prime minister declared to make the island
a tourist spot and it has prospered ever since.

16 thoughts on “5 Creepy Curses of Tourists Spots Around the World

  1. Earliest I've seen one of your videos, wasabi! I subscribed to you because I love your content, and this is another example!

  2. There have also been numerous attempts here in Australia by aboriginal religious groups to get Ayers Rock fenced off from tourists. The government quite rightly never took it seriously.

  3. I been to a cursed place but I was under ground in a storm drain I was in the middle of the drain the suddenly my phone died I was scared trying to get out of this tight tunnel of death I prayed that I will get out before i suffocate and die I will never go back in unless I have some one who's willing to go in with me

  4. A tourist spot in sweden is the island Blue Maiden. It is said that the thursday before easter the witches gather there to meet satan and perform occult rituals. The island is very beautiful but is said to be cursed, and anyone who takes one of the many pretty smooth pebbles gets cursed until the stone is returned, and every year many pebbles are shipped back by the post office from people who have suffered from bad luck

  5. Is there any special reason for using "wasabi" on the name of channel (like your armpits smell like wasabi)?

  6. When my dad was young he saw a stone in his room, threw it out side his window at a tree which was alone. Next stone came back and the window was broken

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