Mirror, mirror on the wall. . .who is the most haunted of them all?
From trapped souls & paranormal activity, to nightmares and unsettled feelings–is your mirror the culprit?
Let’s talk ghost stories and cursed mirrors, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll relate.
What is a Haunted Mirror?
Throughout the existence of the mirror, Romans believed that mirrors could trap souls and cause bad luck to those who own it. If the mirror wasn’t cared for properly, then it could allow bad things to happen. How? Let’s talk about some of the creepiest mirror superstitions.
One of the better known mirror superstitions is if a loved one dies in their home, you need to cover the mirrors. This is important because if you don’t, their soul could wander around and get trapped inside a mirror.
There are multiple variations on this superstition from all around the world. They even covered mirrors in the White House when Abraham Lincoln died!
Covering the mirrors in a home to protect the living and the dead. It is believed that demons are attracted to homes where tragedy has recently struck, like a bad luck magnet.
A belief in Chinese culture is that if you carry a corpse past a mirror, they would become a ghost. This doesn’t sound too bad, until you think about the fact that they’d never be at peace–haunting you forever.
German and Dutch cultures had a more eerie belief. If you saw your reflection after a loved one had passed, this was an omen that you were to be the next to pass.
Another superstition is when you brake a mirror, you will receive 7 years of bad luck.
Ancient Roman culture believed that the soul regenerated every 7 years. They thought that mirrors reflected not only your physical appearance, but your soul as well. So essentially, you were waiting for an entirely new soul to rid yourself of the bad luck.
There are tons of mirror superstitions and stories out there. We even have a blog post dedicated solely to superstitions and how to reverse the superstitions.
This blog post is going to be talking about spooky and haunted mirror stories! Even an old frame can cause some damage. How, you may ask? Keep reading. . .if you dare.
The article called “Haunted Mirrors and the Paranormal” has multiple accounts of haunted mirror stories. It gives background information of why people did what they did, and how it affected the outcome.
For example, one of the stories consists of a girl who loved to collect mirrors. She bought one that reached from the floor to the ceiling at a yard sale.
Unfortunately, the mirror started to cause bad luck for her and her family. The entity inside of the mirror was making everyone around it sick; including pets.
So, she hired a paranormal worker to take a look at her mirror and house, and had to go through a deep cleansing. Once they removed the mirror, everyone started to heal.
Scary, right? Have you notice anything bad happening in your home since you’ve gotten a new mirror?
Gettysburg's Haunted Mirror--Kindred Spirits
Psssst. . .do you enjoy watching ghost shows? If your answer is “yes”, then take a look at this haunted mirror video. It takes place in an old building in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The hosts explain how when people die, their personalities don’t change. So, what were people like back in the 1850’s?
If your answer was “no”, then think of this video more as a historical education lesson. Ghosts have a history, too. Particularly in old towns and buildings at a time when war and famine were constant.
Follow Amy and Adam through the trails left behind of the old frame. Discovering who previously owned it, the horrors that happened, and why it could lead to the mistreatment and actions that are happening to female tourist and workers of the old building.
The frame of the mirror is older than the glass, since the glass has been replaced throughout the years. However, the frame dates back to the early 1900’s.
So, basically the frame is whats making the mirror haunted since it was the original piece. Discover how they got rid of the entity and why he was there in the first place.
The Dark Mirror
Recently, a dark mirror has been discovered and is captivating anyone who spots it. Hundreds of people have been affected by the mirror.
The dark mirror has been giving people weird feels, and some even experience a type of vision. For example, in one of the cases, a woman looked into the mirror and saw her own corpse staring back at her.
It is said that the mirror isn’t technically haunted by a person, but by an entity that feeds off of fear and negativity.
As the fear grows, the more interactive the mirror becomes. So, would you look into the dark mirror?
Bad Luck in London
This is one of my favorite spooky mirror stories. This story takes place in 2013, in London. Sotiris Charlambous and his roomate, Joseph Birch, found a mirror in the dumpster outside of their residence.
It appeared to be in great shape, so they made it the newest addition to their flat–and that’s when things started to go downhill.
It started off with Sotiris waking up in the middle of the night with pains shooting through his body. Joseph became extremely depressed and lethargic, which was very out of character. All of this couldn’t be from a mirror–right?
These were minor setbacks; nothing too extreme. That is, until Sotiris painted the frame. At this point, Joseph was also feeling the pains in the middle of the night. Things around the flat had also started to go missing. Yikes.
The story doesn’t stop there. Joseph started to see things moving in the mirror, shadow-like things. This was happening even when no one in the room was moving. After all of this mayhem, the boys realized they needed to get rid of this mirror ASAP.
They auctioned it off on e-Bay, giving full disclosure of their experiences with the mirror. Once the mirror was out of their possession, their lives returned to normal. Do you think it was a coincidence? Or was it the mirror from the dumpster?
The Caputo Effect
Now that you’ve been thoroughly creeped out, it’s time for a sigh of relief. Well, kind of. While I can’t speak for items missing, people getting sick, or mysterious pains, there might be an explanation to seeing odd things in the mirror.
The Caputo Effect is a psychological effect that leads you to react to sensory deprivation with your imagination. This is just a fancy way of saying if you’re focusing on something spooky coming out of a mirror, your brain is going to make it seem like there is something there.
If you’re chanting “Bloody Mary” into the mirror and picturing a ghost popping out, your brain will add features to your own reflection to make it seem like you’re seeing things.
So, if you think you’re seeing a ghost, blink a few times, take a deep breath, and reconsider. Your brain might just be playing tricks!