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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Man Dies After Discovering “Cursed Cash”?

Man Dies After Discovering “Cursed Cash”?

Here’s a new game show idea. “Cursed Cash”, the objective is simple. Send five groups of two on a hunt for a bag of cold, hard cash that’s hidden somewhere. The show will span many different locals, such as forests, theme parks, ect. The twist to all this is that the money is cursed. Whoever finds the cash must then survive the cash’s curse for a week, and if they don’t die get hurt or whatever, they get to keep it all! Is that not the best game show premise you’ve ever heard?! What? It’s horrible? Yeah, you’re probably right. Dealing with all the legalities would be to mush of a pain in the ass anyway. But you’re probably wondering were that wacky premise came from. Well let’s head to McHenry County, Illinois were a bag of “cursed cash” was supposedly discovered. In August 2011, 51 year-old Wayne Sabaj was in his yard picking broccoli when he made a shocking discovery. He unearthed  bags of money which all totaled to $150,000 (around £100,000). The unemployed carpenter who was on the verge of loosing his house, turned the money over to the police. He was set for a court settlement with his neighbor, Delores Johnson (her daughter made a claim on the money as well), which would have him split the money. However, Delores said she wanted nothing to do with the money. The reason? It was cursed. The elderly woman told her daughter that she’d gotten rid of the cash because of the curse and warned all the steer clear of the money. Unfortunately  Delores died shortly after her warning at the age of 87. Sabaj decided to ignore the woman’s warnings and went ahead with his claim on the cash. A date for the court settlement was set for July 11th, 2013. But, on July 1st, 2013 Wayne Sabaj died from diabetes complications. “Apparently she was right.” Sabaj’s lawyer said, referring to Delores’s claims that the money was cursed. The curse hasn’t stopped people from making their own claims on the money, with one liquor store owner claiming he had $150,000 stolen from his store in 2010. For now, the money is still in the hands of the police, who are trying to verify if the money isn’t linked to any criminal activity. But, Sabaj’s lawyer believes the money will be released to both Delores and Sabaj’s estates soon.

What I don’t understand is why Delores thought the money was cursed in the first place. Did she put the curse on it? Did she know someone who cursed it themselves? But regardless, did a curse really kill this man? Personally, I don’t think so. I think it was just a coincidence that he died before he could own this “cursed” money. But what do you think? Was it really a curse that killed this man, or is it just a pure coincidence that he passed after finding the money?

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