A kimono owned by three teenage girls, each of whom died before having a chance to wear it, was considered so unlucky that it was burned by a priest in 1657. But as the garment burned, a wind fanned the flames and started a fire that destroyed 75% of Tokyo killing 100,000 people.
James Dean died when his Porsche Spyder sports car crashed in 1955. The car was taken to a garage, where the engine slipped out and fell onto a mechanic, shattering both of his legs. The engine was then bought by a doctor who put it in his car and died in a car crash. Another driver in that same race was killed in his car,which had Dean’s driveshaft fitted into it. When the shell of Dean’s Porsche was later repaired and put on display, the showroom burned down. Exhibited again in Sacramento, it fell of the stand on to a visitor, breaking his hip. Finally the car mysteriously broke into 11 pieces sitting on steel supports.