The Curse of Dead Man’s Chair

This supposed cursed chair has many names. Dead Man’s Chair. The Chair of Death. Busby’s Stoop Chair. But all names tell the tale of a murderer who cursed his favorite chair: anyone who dared sit upon it would be fated with untimely deaths.

Show Notes

It was the early 1700’s. Thomas Busby was what some might call petty, and petty intoxicated men make bad decisions, like killing people, and cursing inanimate objects. But his curse lives to be told today. But did the deaths allegedly caused by the curse stem from more logical sources? Join us as we LOL in the storytelling and debunk the alleged horrors of Dead Man’s Chair. 


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Researched, Written, Edited & Produced by Gabi Fiore

Music by Dan Moretti