Chirikof Island is around 80 miles southwest of Kodiak in Alaska. The island has a long history of rumor and legend, although it’s difficult to substantiate much of the lore. The island was first sighted by Russian sea captain Alexei Chirikov in 1741, but wasn’t named after him until 1794.
The legend of Egyptian Priestess Amen-Rah was a global story that thrilled audiences everywhere during the Victorian and Edwardian periods and even in the proceeding decades. One notable urban legend is still in circulation, where this cursed piece was responsible for sinking the Titanic. So, did the Egyptian noble have any actual influence on the sinking?
Music has been filled with lore and legend since there were famous musicians and composers. From Faust and Mephistopheles to the Phantom of the Opera, music and the supernatural go together as well as the written word. One of the most fascinating legends surrounds an Italian Baroque composer named Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) and the Devil.
ABC’s supernatural series “666 Park Avenue” revolved around a posh apartment complex owned and ruled by a devil of a man. This is not the first posh location to be suspected of infernal influence. In the 1900s, one of the most “cursed” New York City mansions was located at #871 Fifth Avenue.