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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.

Covered Mirrors

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!

Check out this Bustle.com article for more information

Sitting Shiva

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.

Mostly Ghostly

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.

You’re Next

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.

Broken Mirror Superstition

Broken Mirrors

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.

Paranormal Tales

full-length-mirror

For more stories like this, check out MysteriousUniverse.org!

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.

dark-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?

If you’re brave enough to read some of the spooky encounters, check out more stories here!

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!

This Post Has 36 Comments

  1. I bought an old mirror yesterday and strange things started happening the first night. Object’s falling and weird noises waking me up. It has to be the mirror.

  2. I have a mirror in my room and I got it from a motel and ever since I got it I have had nightmares of me being trapped in places I havent dreamt of before. I used to have it in front of my bed and I moved it to the other side of the room and I’m still having the dreams

  3. My girlfriend has two circle shaped mirrors one medium one big they found them in the garbage her and her sister and her sister whom passed away but not in the house and has had them every since and since I moved in I’ve had weird creepy things happen so has everyone in the house down to the children or three year old sometimes talk to things or someone that’s not there he calls it the bad guy one night while she was sleeping I stared at myself in the mirror because I felt as if something was following me or trying to scare me but I’m very strong spiritually so I looked in the mirror it was dim light it in the room and I said I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me Philippians 4:13 I repeated myself like three times and it was like I had a quick outer Body Experience I quickly jumped all my girlfriends wake her up cuz I was so frightened and ever since then I feel as if I I’m still somehow Here but not here I was glued to the Mirror for about a month after I’ve been trying to get answers some things make sense and some things don’t I burn candles in front of it and ask for myself back that I was told but I don’t feel like I have myself back completely any answers to help will be great

    1. Dear shoota,

      you need to understand few things about the mirrors. only for three reasons people dispose beautiful mirrors
      1) if any one dies front of mirror and his body image is falling in the mirror. then its better to dispose the mirror but before that first you need to break it.
      2) if some one possessed by evil spirit, then with the help of holy man they do some prayers and ritual, and trap that evil spirit in the mirror, After doing that they throw the mirror in unknown place, Also holy man tell them two things to do, 1st while coming back you should not turn back, and the 2nd before coming to home you should visit to some holy place like temples, church, mosque, what ever religion you follow,
      3) its believed that as you like things in your life, like: vehicle, house, gold, good looking man, good looking women, expensive jewellery, toys, food, money and MIRROR etc, Just like that even after the death, soul of person or some entity from other world get tempted towards these materialistic things and try to claim things as theirs own, and when a living person owns that things, then with grudge these evil power will follow you, punish you in different ways, Like:

      1) follow you wherever you go and make you to feel their presence
      2) make you very sick till you die, even medical science will fail to understand the reason of your sickness, because your medical report will be showing that you have no illness and your are fine.
      3) your behaviour gets worst, so any person is living with you or people close to you, they feel very uncomfortable
      and suggest you to see a doctor for a mental checkup
      4) for which materialistic things these evil spirits are behind you, it will make you to use that thing again and again, over and over, some time it will make you to sit with that thing for a weak,
      5) some time you may start seeing dead people around you, known or unknown dead people,

      What you need to do is
      get up at early morning grab that mirror in your hand and come out side from home and hold the mirror front of you and for 21 times repeating that same words what you have used earlier, but this time you will do it with your eyes closed make sure that you will not open your eyes in this process , then turn the mirror face towards the ground and smash it with in one shout, then turn back immediately towards a holy place and start walking and never turn back
      once you reach to the holy place like temples, church, mosque, whatever religion you follow, prayer to your god for a new start of life, spend some time there for two or three hours, then go home first dispose that cloth what you wearing it including your undergarment then take a bath, ware colourful clean cloths except black and white colour,
      warm your self with sun light every day with some good thoughts, you well be back to your normal life with in three days.

      Best of luck and god bless you,

      REGARDS

  4. When I was 4 I used to sit in front of a mirror and have a full blown conversation with a little boy that would visit me but I was the only one to see him my mom never seen him untill one day on my birthday she was recording me cutting the cake and saw a boy in the kitchen mirror which is weird cause we had no brothers but not only that there were the words “hi mommy” in the fogged up mirror a few months later my mom was pregnant it was a boy

  5. Ok. I found an old mirror in an abandoned house. Wasn’t trespassing! But… it has a pattern in it that’s kind of strange. Spirals around the outer edge and comes up in the middle somewhat. I’ve been trying to search to see if there’s any significance to this. I painted on it. A symbol of a band I like. Nothing overly weird is happening, yet I do have a certain feeling of unease. The paint I used is easily scraped off. Just curious about the pattern on it and what it might mean. If anything. It doesn’t seem random. Any input on this is appreciated.

    1. I am unsure of the pattern or symbol. Maybe there are some books or research that can help you with this situation! Best of luck to you! 🙂

  6. When I was little I was very vain and I would look at myself a lot and one time I was looking at myself and a figure was behind me and when I looked no one was there and another time was there was a figure was there and it started to touch my hair and I could see it but couldn’t feel it which scared me and then when my grandma past and I went in her house I went to the bathroom and I saw her standing there and she uses to be on an oxygen tank and she wasn’t on it but I knew it was her which terrified me.

  7. My sister had a mirror in her bedroom, and on May 16, 2012 Fremont CA, we (sister, brother in law, myself) came home and while in her room she had a mirror that was attached to a dresser and in front of the dresser was a bookshelf. I noticed a lady in the mirror standing on top of the bookshelf (in mirror) I look at the shelf itself and nothing was there. And I noticed a shadow figure in the mirror. I keep asking my sister and brother in law if they see what I am seeing, and I started to point at the mirror asking if they now see dark black smoke coming out if the mirror. They only confessed to seeing the outline of a lady in the mirror. But not actually seeing what I had seen

  8. ok i have an old antique mirror, it was in the house when i moved in, after i moved the mirror, my lights started to flicker on and off, then they would just go out. I checked the lamp itself and the lamp is fine, it turned back on after a few minutes by itself. can i safely get rid of the mirror?

    1. Yes, you are able to safely get rid of the mirror. Until then, we advise covering it up with a cloth. 🙂

  9. My wife and our two sons and myself moved into my family’s home place 3 to 5 years after my uncle passed away. I remember there was a mirror that was there in the hallway that had probably been there for a while. The last 5 or 6 years my wife and I have been arguing and other problems to the point of divorce almost. Basically I guess the whole time we have lived there our relationship has taken a turn for the worse. She had my son take it outside and I’m not sure what he did with it. Is it possible it could be a part of our troubles.

  10. I babysit for a family friend every Monday through Friday, and well I’ve noticed that their bedroom mirror shifts every now and then. Like not the mirror frame , just the image itself. It kinda looks like it’s floating. I’m scared to ask anybody else if they’ve noticed it too, they would think I’m crazy. But I know what I saw.

  11. Hi, I need some help. We moved in to a house and we’ve been here for a year now. My kid has autism and he became worst here. This morning, my wife came to me scared and told me that she saw scratches on her neck looking at the mirror and disappear within 10 seconds. She’s afraid and wants to move to another place. What does that mean? Appreciate any help and thoughts. Thanks!

  12. I have a mirror that has been in the garage a couple of years now. It was originally in the guest bathroom and was replaced. I tried putting it out in the bulk trash pick up last week and it was left behind so I put it back in the garage. Today I was doing lawn work and the line on the string trimmer ran out 3 times which was weird. The 3rd time I went into the garage to get more string the mirror was laying on the floor reflective side up. I don’t think it could have slid because it never happened before and anyway I think it would have broken. It was strange!

  13. Actually i am going to a horror story about it. I’m not a writer but like to write. Thanks for this information.

  14. Hi! I had a strange experience the other night, i was in my room and all of a sudden my knee started hurting, i decided to walk around because it felt stiff and tense and paused for a second in front of my mirror. this was just a walmart mirror. all of a sudden i fall back and hit my head and black out. but i didn’t just fall back, basically flew because i woke up more then
    halfway across the room would’ve been impossible to just” fall right back”. it was 3am my friend was also in the room but didn’t notice what happened until i was on the ground being unresponsive towards her. i woke up like 3 minutes later completely unaware of what happened. then instantly my head started throbbing and my ears started ringing for a good ten minutes, i almost threw up and couldn’t stop shaking for like an hour, like shivers i couldn’t control them. it was a very strange experience and my friend was almost more scared then i was… and we both felt sort of a weird presence in the room as well.

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