The curse of Bela Lugosi’s mirror?

After Bela Lugosi’s mirror came up again on the Ghost Adventures Museum of Madness episode, I looked to see what other information I could find about it. Turns out the answer is almost nothing. Each reference points back to Zak’s original episode from Deadly Possessions.

Going through multiple search permutations doesn’t provide any corroborating evidence for the story surrounding the mirror, nor anything to support Zak’s allegation of scrying, or anything else related to Lugosi’s supposed acts of mysticism. About the only thing you will find is that Lugosi was buried in the Dracula cape at the behest of his family, not by his own wishes.

Considering Hollywood thrives on gossip, scandal and rumor, if there was even a breath of truth to these rumors, they would be plastered all through the sensational media of the day.

As it stands, there is only one source of truth, and several steps removed from being any sort of witness. Further, the story comes on the heels with selling the mirror to an amusement park and a bit of TV air time. Makes you wonder how much of it, if any of it, is true.

It’s certainly possible I missed it, but is there any other source material to support any of these claims? Lugosi was a dash on the famous side. Finding evidence of his supposed mysticism should be easy to find, if it were true. It’s almost as though this story were custom made for Zak.

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4 Responses to The curse of Bela Lugosi’s mirror?

  • Ed says:

    Being a fan of both old Hollywood and the paranormal, I had never heard of Bela Lugosi’s mirror either to say nothing about a curse. I had also never heard or read anything about Lugosi being involved in any type of black magic, rituals or so forth. Almost everything about the man simply says he was a quiet, assuming guy who loved portraying Dracula onscreen. As to the scrying aspect – well, that’s almost on par with chanting “Bloody Mary” into a mirror in a darkened room (see: dissociative identity effect, Troxler’s fading, self-hypnosis, etc)

  • Denise says:

    Same here… I just spent an hour searching endlessly on the internet about the history of the mirror and there’s nothing… the only things I find are always connected to the Ghost adventres episode.. which also makes me wonder, when they did the episode of the 3 fans entering the museum, and that one old guy gets super excited about witnessing the mirror in general, it made me wonder why he knew so much.

  • The home that Bella lived in was the site of a murder. criminal lawyer Frank R. Saletri, who wrote, produced, and provided special effects for the 1973 film Blackenstein (he also directed a possibly apocryphal 1975 movie called Black the Ripper, according to IMDb, and it’s highly coveted by people who covet possibly apocryphal 1970s horror movies). In 1982, Saletri was found shot to death in the house (the murder apparently was never solved). Supposedly his ghost or the spirit of another lives in the mirror.

  • Diana Broeker says:

    Yes, I agree. I can find nothing about it. I want to believe the hype, but if it is true like you all say it would be all over the news right? I saw the mirror and felt nothing really. Disappointing because I love Zak Bagans and still do.

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