If the chair Busby — the deadliest furniture on the planet?By Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/if-the-chair-busby-the-deadliest-furniture-on-the-planet.html
In the world there are a lot of things covered mystical, sometimes macabre stories. Mirror, bringing misfortune, paintings, causing fires, jewelry bearing the family curse. But not a single object associated with the same number of deaths as a normal wooden chair that is stored in one of the pubs in a small British town of Kribi.
Spooky piece of furniture, which is called here "the Busby chair", hung to the wall of the pub to protect visitors wishing to tempt fate. The institution, which since 1967 called "Slouching Busby", no end of tourists who want to see a scary subject. Also enough and brave souls who want to give them to sit on the chair to prove the absurdity of urban legend. But the staff of the pub steadfast, because they, like anyone else, we know the action of the old plain chairs.
History of the chair Busby started in the early XVII century, with the appearance of a quiet provincial Kribi new resident — Daniel Otti. This is not a poor man takes on a big farm on the outskirts of the builds there's a new big house and begins to live the life of an ordinary landowner. But all this is just a cover, as Otti — skilled counterfeiter who needs a quiet place for his lucrative and unsafe things.
In the basement of Daniel there is a shop that night gave sonorous sovereigns and guineas. All was going well until Daniel took accomplices local small — Thomas Busby. The guy was good with his responsibilities, but he fell in love with the daughter Otti, Elizabeth. The girl's father was not too pleased, this fellow, as Thomas was not only a criminal, as does Daniel, but also a hopeless drunkard and a brawler.
The constant conflicts between the partners has resulted in a dispute Busby beaten to death with a hammer father of his beloved and was so careless that he was arrested on the same day. The fact that Otti was not a criminal was a mitigating circumstance, and the fact that he Busby was involved in the forgery of money has become an aggravating circumstance.
In accordance with the laws of the Kingdom, Thomas had to hang twice, but had to be restricted to one procedure, which sentenced the murderer of a local court. On the day of punishment from Busby traditionally asked about his last wish and loved to drink the offender is asked to overturn a glass of whiskey in his favorite pub. The wish was granted and Thomas went to his favorite chair in the school, which had spent many a fun evening with buddies.
Finishing his last glass, Busby, according to urban legend, exclaimed, " Now I will die and never come back! But let die those who choose to take my place!" then took him to the town square and without any delay hanged on the gallows.
On a chair Busby nobody dared network of more than 10 years until he accidentally nestled a chimney sweep, who did not know about the curse of the counterfeiter. All through the day he fell from the roof and fell to his death, confirming that the devil is the essence of the ill-fated chair. The poor man became the first victim of the curse that killed the careless visitors to the pub until relatively recently, three of the century.
In the pub, "Busby Stoop" are sad statistics, recording the incidents of which managed to learn. The picture is creepy. Over the centuries, the chair ditched a lot of visitors, who were eager to test it. Despite the fact that the chair put to the side and shielded, he collected his terrible tribute. Since the mid-twentieth century is known about many of the deaths associated with this fitment.
1967 claimed the lives of three people. The first killed two pilots who, after sitting in a queue on a chair Busby, soon died in a single car accident. Then died a Sergeant of Marines, who wished to ensure that damn chair is an urban bike. Sailor died from some disease, but she quickly brought him to the grave doubts of the supporters of the legend of Tom Busby arose.
In 1973 he sat down on the chair sent in Kribi Builder. Just three hours later, he repeated the fate of the first victim of the curse and fell off the roof. Soon after it killed a certain Ann Coalter, a tourist from the US who took the trouble to cross the Atlantic to see the falsity of the owners of the pub and chairs. Home this lady is not returned, as russulas the hotel when the cable is broken Elevator in the day of visitation "Busby Stoop".
Later killed a young pizza delivery guy courageuses in front of drunk friends in the pub and defiantly took the chair gallows. The next day he knocked down the truck, took off at high speed on the sidewalk. The driver of the truck could not explain how the accident occurred and claimed that a few seconds had completely lost control of his car.
Death chair and the staff of the pub. Exactly aware of one case of such a death — worker, putting things in order in the hall of the institution, accidentally sat down on the edge of the cursed chair. Just a few weeks the woman was killed with a malignant brain tumor.
It should be noted that recorded only the deaths that occurred soon after contact with the chair Busby, from half an hour to one month. If we consider the action of furniture in the longer term, the situation may be even more depressing but increases the error.
There is a logical question — why the damn chair, ditching as many people simply do not destroy? All the owners of the pub were claimed to have no moral right to harm relics, closely associated with the uneventful history of Kribi. In their opinion, if a risk taker warned about the consequences, or not to sit in the chair — it is a personal choice.
But it is evident to all, that all matter is not in the preservation of historical value, and the profits that famous chair brings the pub since the beginning of the XVIII century. Attractions in Kribi enough to swear, and the chair annually attracts many tourists. Even the pub was renamed the "Busby Stoop" to the guests of the city, inadvertently, missed his sign, which, incidentally, is depicted mystical chair.
And on the wall the chair Busby was erected in 1978, after the recent death of the visitor. Then the victim was the American student Melissa of Dolon, celebrating with friends in the pub for his birthday. Using the fact that the waiter was distracted, she stepped over the cord, which shielded the subject and sat on it with a bottle of beer.
So told about this case, the friend Melissa Gale of Hanbi. After a fun party drunk birthday girl bitten stray dogs just two blocks from the "Busby Stoop". This was the last straw and chair placed so that it never should have been accidentally or deliberately hung on the wall of the pub.
To be safe, the owners also pinned next to the list with 60 well-known victims of the furniture, hoping it would spare them from having to explain to guests why they can not sit on a chair Busby. Closer to the chair and touch his hand, just in case, is also prohibited.
What can we say about this curse from the point of view of modern, not burdened with prejudices person? To allow for the fact that the damn chair Busby actually leads to sudden death, we will not. Most likely, in this case, the law of large numbers. After the first death in 1702, when the chair sat a visiting chimney sweep, it has been the seat of the thousands of people who want to tempt fate or to show off to friends in a drunken stupor.
It is likely that 60 or 70 of them still died shortly unusual for different reasons. As we can see, most of the people died from the accident shortly after leaving the "Busby Stoop". No wonder that hangover chimney sweep fell from the pipe, alcohol abused pilots were in an accident, a drunk student night in the wasteland is ripped, not too alcoholic-loving couples homeless dogs.
Unfortunately, the statistics of the chair Busby contains only the deaths visitors to the pub, but made no mention of those who sat on it, and have happily moved on. In this respect, the ill-fated chair similar to the Bermuda triangle, located in one of the busiest on the planet shipping areas. Thousands of yachts, tankers and ships annually cross the border, but fans of the mystics know by heart only half a dozen ships sunk in the area over the past 200 years.
By the way, there is also a view that the current chair, just a fake and has nothing to do with the story of a murderer hanged irrelevant. The subject and actually looks suspiciously fresh for things that are of advanced age and rich history.
What do you think, does the blame for the death chair or is it all just a series of coincidences and marketing techniques of the owners of the pub?