Here's the story . . .
We obtained several old books from a book shop that has gone out of business. The shop was located in the Northeastern US, and it specialized in old books, rare books, and haunted books. The owner asked that we keep his name, location, and the identity of the former shop private, as he's had several terrifying experiences and he wants nothing more to do with the books or the shop. We visited the shop on the last day it was opened, and we were able to obtain several books. Some are haunted, and others are rare.
About this book . . .
This is a first edition The Poetry Book by Miriam Blanton Huber, Herbert B. Bruner, and Charles Madison Curry. It was published in 1927 by Rand McNally and Company.
We weren't given much information about this book, but it's believed to be cursed. The shop owner was terrified of it. It was locked in a glass case in a back room, far away from the others. He wouldn't even touch it. The only information he gave us is that it originally belonged to Myrtle Elizabeth Baker who went by the name, Lizzie. She was obsessed with poetry, and she tried to write it but failed miserably. This may be the reason the book was cursed. The owner told us the cursed book caused horrible misfortune for 15 people over 90 years. We have no idea what the misfortune entailed since he refused to discuss it. And we're unsure if the people who experienced the misfortune were the actual owners of the book or others.
The energy is extremely heavy and dark. Everyone who sees it has a dreadful feeling or a sense of doom. It's caused nightmares for two of our staff members (not the owners). They've been dreaming about awful monsters and demons. And in every dream, the book is there. They've also seen dark shadows in their homes and what they described as strange creatures outside at night.
We're not comfortable selling this book to a novice. We prefer selling it to someone who has had experience with extremely dark objects and knows how to handle them.
This is all the information we were given about the book and the only information our staff members are willing to reveal. We have no way of contacting the shop owner or former owners for any further info.
The book had a dark mist or shadow around it with every picture we took. The color of the book wouldn't register correctly at all. The color is a medium olive green, but it appears very light in every picture we snapped. It's in exceptionally good condition for its age and ownerships. It's not perfect, of course. There's neat writing in the back of the book and the original owner's name in the front. It's very old, but everything is intact. It's hardcover, 7.5x5.5.
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First Edition The Poetry Book, Published In 1927, Classic Antique Book. Black Curse. Intensely Dark Energy. Serious Occult Item. Scary!
Here's the story . . .