The Dybbuk Box
A Dybbuk box is a popular object in the Jewish tradition, meant to contain an evil spirit. This particular one, started it’s life as a wine cabinet, then took on a sinister role. It was bought at auction in Portland, and supposedly belonged to a 103 year old Jewish woman to survived the Holocaust, but somehow, had summoned a hateful spirit and trapped it in the box. The man who bought it, initially gave it to his mother, who died shortly after from a stroke, with her last words being “HATEGIFT.” When it was returned to him, he started having dreams about an old hag. He tried giving it away but no one would take it. He then put it on eBay and someone bought it; Jason Haxton, who was the Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, who not only had nightmares, but began coughing up blood and developed a skin disease.
He contacted some Rabbi’s, who were able to find a way to seal the Dybbuk permanently in the box, and it hasn’t been heard from since.