Rabu, 04 Juli 2018

Jacob Cooley' Chest


Two decades before American Civil War, Jacob Cooley ordered his American-Africa slave Hosea to build a chest for his first child. Hosea set to work, crafting a wooden chest of some remark. For some unknown reason his master was displeased with his efforts and beat his slave to a pulp, killing him.

Cooley's other slaves vowed to avenge the death of their friend and sprinkled the dried blood of an owl in the chest and had a ‘conjure man‘ curse the chest. As if by magic, Cooley's first born died in infancy. His brother inherited the chest and was stabbed to death by his personal servant and over the forthcoming years a total of seventeen deaths were attributed to the chest. Eventually the curse was lifted by a ‘conjure woman‘. The chest can be found in the Kentucky History Museum in Frankfort.

Bahasa Indonesia
Dua dekade sebelum Perang Sipil Amerika, Jacob Cooley memerintahkan budaknya yang berdarah Amerika-Afrika,  Hosea, untuk membuat kotak kayu bagi anak pertamanya. Hosea mulai bekerja, membuat kotak kayu berdasarkan permintaan. Entah karena apa, tuannya tidak senang dengan hasil karyanya dan memukuli budaknya sampai babak belur serta membunuhnya.

Budak Cooley lainnya bersumpah untuk membalas kematian teman mereka dan menaburkan darah kering burung hantu di kotak kayu itu sehingga memiliki daya magis mengutuk kotak kayu itu. Dan seakan-akan seperti sihir, anak Cooley yang pertama mati semasa bayi. Saudaranya yang mewarisi kotak itu, ditusuk mati oleh pembantu pribadinya sendiri dan bertahun-tahun berikutnya, terhitung ada tujuh belas kematian dikaitkan ke peti kayu itu. Akhirnya kutukan itu dimusnahkan oleh ahli magis wanita. Sekarang peti itu tersimpan di Museum Sejarah Kentucky di Frankfort.

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