I have always been interested in the concept of a Dybbuk Box every since watching the famous cult horror movie The Possession. This movie is about a young girl who finds a mysterious box at a yard sale, not knowing it contains an evil spirit that would ultimately almost end up taking her life. I've always had a really creepy feeling about these boxes because their history is ancient. A dybbuk is said to be a restless, usually malicious, spirit believed to be able to haunt and even possess the living. I stumbled across a very scary YouTube video that has been validated as not a hoax that shows the opening of one of these spirit boxes, and it inspired me to purchase a few of them for myself. Being a psychic medium I have always had experiences with spirits, so this didn't initially give me a bad feeling at all. It wasn't until things started happening that I immediately regretted buying these boxes.
Before I jump into my ongoing experiences, I wanted to provide you this video. This video was made by a man that purchased his box from the same Ebay seller that I purchased mine from, and as you can see, this stuff isn't fake and it isn't for the faint of heart.
Okay, so now that you have seen what a genuine dybbuk box is capable of, I will dive into my experiences so far, yet keep in mind these boxes barely came in the mail today, September 12th. I ordered them about 5 days ago and that is when the weird stuff started. This caught me off guard because you would think that paranormal activity wouldn't start until AFTER the boxes were in the home but no. The spirit in the box has a way of knowing it's new owner, and doesn't hesitate on greeting them.
I ordered the two boxes seen in the pictures below on the 9th of this month, and I didn't even tell my husband about it until the next day. Without even knowing I purchased the boxes, he woke up the next morning telling me of these really strange nightmares he had, but it doesn't stop there. Two of my clients who are also psychics reached out to me asking me if I was okay. They said that visions of me came to them and I had bad spirits around me. I found this all very strange because at that point I was the only one who knew I purchased the boxes. So the paranormal activity continued. I have a very nice professional printer that I use when I ship out my crystal orders here on the website. It has never given me any issues ever. Two days ago I had to print out a certificate for a quartz crystal order and the printer refused to work. Every time it pulled paper into it, the printer would jam up and shut down. This had never happened before. It took me hours just to print out a simple certificate of authenticity. The paranormal activity continued into last night. I have security cameras in every room in my house (except the bathrooms of course) and all around the outside of my home. The security camera in my bedroom last night was really freaking out. It was snapping pictures like crazy, the night vision kept coming on and off and it was enough to really scare both my husband and I alike.
In the videos you see on YouTube, they show people opening up the boxes which I feel is very risky. People don't understand the power that some spirits have, and when it's an angry spirit, it can literally hurt a person, animal or surroundings. The spirit doesn't care, it will go after the people you care about. For this reason I will never open these boxes. The boxes physically arrived in the mail this morning, and as of yet in the past few hours nothing too creepy has happened yet. I mean, I definitely feel like I am being watched. It's a strong feeling of just knowing there are spirits around. I wanted to get this post out as the first in a series to document the paranormal experiences based around dybbuk boxes. I have purchased two more, from a different seller on Ebay who supposedly has attained them from an estate collector. The seller is already saying there is paranormal occurrences around the boxes I am being sent, so I will be sure to document that as well.
The term "dybbuk box" was first created and used by Kevin Mannis to describe a wine cabinet in the item information for an eBay auction and as the subject of his original story describing paranormal events which he attributed to the box. Mannis, a writer and creative professional by trade, owned a small antiques and furniture refinishing business in Portland, Oregon at the time. According to Mannis' story, he bought the box at an estate sale in 2001. It had belonged to a survivor of the Holocaust in Poland named Havaleh, who had escaped to Spain and purchased it there before her immigration to the United States. Havaleh's granddaughter told Mannis that the box had been bought in Spain after the Holocaust. Upon hearing that the box was a family heirloom, Mannis offered to give the box back to the family but the granddaughter insisted that he take it. "We don't want it," she said. She told him the box had been kept in her grandmother's sewing room and was never opened because a dybbuk was said to live inside it.
Upon opening the box, Mannis wrote that he found that it contained two 1920s pennies, a lock of blonde hair bound with cord, a lock of black/brown hair bound with cord, a small statue engraved with the Hebrew word "shalom", a small golden wine goblet, one dried rose bud, and a single candle holder with four octopus-shaped legs.
Numerous owners of the box have reported that strange phenomena accompany it. In his story, Mannis wrote that he experienced a series of horrific nightmares shared with other people while they were in possession of the box or when they stayed at his home while he had it. His mother suffered a stroke on the same day he gave her the box as a birthday present, on October 31. Every owner of the box has reported that smells of cat urine or jasmine flowers and nightmares involving an old hag accompany the box. Iosif Neitzke, a student at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and the last person to auction the box on eBay, claimed that the box caused lights to burn out in his house and his hair to fall out. Jason Haxton, Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, had been following Neitzke's blogs regarding the box and when he was ready to be rid of the box. Neitzke sold it to Haxton.
Haxton wrote The Dibbuk Box, and claimed that he subsequently developed strange health problems, including hives, coughing up blood, and "head-to-toe welts". Haxton consulted with rabbis (Jewish religious leaders) to try to figure out a way to seal the dybbuk in the box again. Apparently successful, he took the freshly resealed box and hid it at a secret location, which he would not reveal. He later donated the box to showman and Barnumesque Zak Bagans of Ghost Adventures to display in his museum.
With me, the paranormal activity started the second I pushed that order button on Ebay. This stuff is not fake and while there are a lot of scam sellers on Ebay who will sell non genuine dybbuk boxes, there are some real ones. Below is another video of a genuine dybbuk box opening, and once again, the activity is real. I would not recommend playing around with this type of stuff, but if you are a risk taker, just be careful. You never know what you are getting yourself into.
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I have had many people email me asking for the links to the dybbuk boxes that I purchased on Ebay, so below are the pictures along with the Ebay sellers.
Dybbuk Box Set #1
These two separate dybbuk boxes were purchased from the online Ebay seller cmicheal2012. The direct links to the items are below, I am not sure how long Ebay keeps them active after a purchase:
Dybbuk Box Set #2
These two separate dybbuk boxes were purchased from the online Ebay seller nlewonczyk. The direct links to the items are below, I am not sure how long Ebay keeps them active after a purchase:
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