Whether or not you believe in the supernatural, you cannot ignore the fact that some haunted stories resulted in heart attack. Whether or not the haunting is real, if the conditions are right, some seriously scary haunted stories can fire the fight or flight instincts of many skeptics.
Whether or not you believe a spirit can haunt a doll, you probably would jump if you came across a blonde haired, blue-eyed one that looked too human.
The terrifying haunted stories in our list may do nothing but play on our fears of the unknown. But they are certainly scary. Read on!
10. Haunted Doll
Watch the video link above if you dare. It is the video of a doll with golden hair and blue eyes. The story of this supposedly possessed doll Peggy is one of the terrifying haunted stories to come out of the UK. It allegedly gave a woman a heart attack.
Other people have reported symptoms of nausea, chest pain, and cold spots after seeing the video or photos of the doll. Is this one of the seriously scary haunted stories you’ve seen since Annabelle?
9. Joshua Ward House
The Joshua Ward House in Salem, Massachusettes, is said to be haunted by a curse dating back to the Salem Witch Trials of the 17th century. George Corwin, ‘The Strangler’, an ex-sheriff who sentenced Giles Corey to death, laid the foundations of the house. He died of a heart attack in it, succumbing to Corey’s curse. So did other sheriffs who were cursed by Corey.
A wealthy sea merchant named Joshua Ward later built over Corwin’s house. They say the ghosts of Corey and others Corwin had killed still live there. Whether the curse or fear from the haunted stories resulted in heart attack is up to you to decide.
8. Disney’s Haunted Mansion
There are some terrifying haunted stories associated with Disney’s popular Haunted Mansion ride. Today the ride is quite tame compared to some of the scares awaiting visitors inside when it opened first. There’s a story that a guest suffered a heart attack right after the ride opened, so the park authorities closed the ride and revamped it.
Haunted Mansion employees talk about props that move and hair ribbons that untie on their own. The behind-the-scenes room at the Mansion has led to some seriously scary haunted stories that keep the staff away.
7. Ohio Haunted House
This story is a sad one. But it is also one of the terrifying haunted stories that may or may not have something to do with the supernatural. A young girl suffering from a heart disease died inside the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park in Ohio. Doctors aren’t sure if fear caused the heart attack, or if it was something else.
6. The Haunting of Shirley Jackson
One of America’s eeriest authors Shirley Jackson wrote some seriously scary haunted stories in the mid-nineties. One of her stories became the creepy Hollywood movie The Haunting. Jackson herself kept over six black cats and drew black crayon marks around her new house to ward off demons. What was it that caused her own heart attack at the age of fifty? This mysterious writer carried the things that haunted her right to her grave.
5. Joan Vollmer’s Possession
One of Australia’s most terrifying ‘haunted’ stories is that of Joan Vollmer. The 49-year-old housewife lived with her husband Ralph in an isolated house in the Australian outback town of Antwerp. Convinced that demons possessed Joan, her husband tied her to her bed, called the neighbors, and carried out an exorcism over a few days in January 1993. The exorcists deprived Joan of food, wrapped the house in cling film, sat on her stomach and tried to push the demons out from her mouth until she died. Local kids still dare each other to enter the uninhabited house as a rite of passage.
4. Paralysis from Paranormal Activity
If some haunted stories resulted in heart attack, it’s not surprising that Paranormal Activity has been causing panic attacks in Italy. In one case, a 14-year-old girl was rushed to the hospital because she was in a state of paralysis after having watched the horror movie. Is this simply coincidence?
3. The Capitol Cat Hauntings
Nearly every historic building has its ghosts, and the Capitol is no different. One of the seriously scary haunted stories set in the Washington building is that of a demon cat. In the past, cats were brought in to kill mice, and the Demon Cat never left. It appears when the country is in a crisis and grows enormous before disappearing. These Demon cat-related haunted stories resulted in a heart attack; the victim is said to have been a guard. Another guard fired at the cat before it disappeared. The cat was last seen in the 1940s.
2. The Durand Ghost
The small town of Durand in Michigan has an unnamed house where a man is said to have had a heart attack on a snowy day, clinging to the side door. Since then, the inhabitants of the house have experienced uneasiness, scratching at the side door and heavy objects ripped from their place. Is it a classic case of haunting or all psychologically explainable?
1. The Poltergeist Curse
The Poltergeist series of movies have scared us silly for decades. But did you know about the Poltergeist Curse?
In the six years between the filming of the first and third films, two people related to the movie died. The first was 12-year-old Heather O’Rourke, who played Carol Ann in all three films. She died of a heart attack four months before Poltergeist III was released. Dominique Dunne, who played O’Rourke’s older sister was strangled by her ex-boyfriend five months before the release.
Many such haunted stories resulted in heart attack. Is it possible to die simply of fright? Scientists don’t have any proof because all cases that point to death from fear have also involved some underlying heart problems.