Haunted Objects and Warehouse 13 Artifacts

When is an object haunted, and when is it an “artifact”?

Most of the objects on the TV series, Haunted Collector, are actually haunted, cursed or possessed.

However, on the Syfy TV series, Warehouse 13, objects that are unusual powerful, haunted or cursed are called artifacts.

Are artifacts similar to haunted objects?

At least one paranormal researcher  seems to think so.  You can download Fiona Broome’s report on finding haunted objects and artifacts. (PDF)

Here are the cast of Warehouse 13 talking about fantasy artifacts:  Eddie McClintock, Saul Rubinek, Tia Carerre and Mark Sheppard. (Dragon*Con 2010 panel)

[Or click here see it at YouTube.]

Also, here’s Allison Scagliotti’s informal tour of artifacts in the dark room.

http://www.hulu.com/embed/im9rG0nBSnCJfkdiKNe7iw

However, on a more serious note, what’s the difference between objects that are:

  • Haunted.
  • Cursed.
  • Magical.
  • Lucky.
  • Blessed.
  • Holy.

What is the difference between a sacred object and an artifact?  If a sacred object isn’t handled correctly, does it become a curse?

In the first Indiana Jones movie, the Ark of the Covenant is both sacred and destructive, depending on how it’s treated.  (The final movie scene is reminiscent of the later  Warehouse 13 concept.)

How would you label the Ark of the Covenant?  The Hope Diamond?  King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur?

In Allison Scagliotti’s video, would you consider Sylvia Plath’s typewriter “haunted” or something else? Is it possible that her madness came from the typewriter or some other haunted or cursed object around her?

Share your thoughts in comments, below.

Related reading

List of artifacts & gadgets from Warehouse 13 (Wikipedia)

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3 thoughts on “Haunted Objects and Warehouse 13 Artifacts

  1. joyce spicer

    HAVE A HOUSE REBUILT 1922 3 FAMILY MEMBERS DIES IN IT MOTHER BURNED UP IN FIRST HOUSE FATHER DIED IN THE HOUSE STANDING NOW DAUGHTER MY MOTHER DIED IN THE HOUSE WHEN I LIVED IN THE HOUSE I HEARD VOICES ALL TIME NO ONE ELSE HEARD THEM BUT WHEN MY SON WAS SEVERLY BURNED WE SAW MY GMOTHER STANDING IN THE DRESS SHE WAS BURRIED IN WE HEARD HER WALK UP AND DOWN THE STAIR WAY ALL TIME MY SON WAS IN HOSPITAL HOUSE IS UN SAFE TO GO IN UNLESS VERRY CAREFUL BUT THE ATTICTS ARE FULL OF stuff U CAN CALL ME AT ****** HOPE TO HEAR FROM U

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