The Jake Bird Hex

Jake Bird was a truly creepy character — an axe-murderer who may have killed as many as 46 people. But even after he was caught in 1947 and sentenced to death, he's said to have continued killing people by putting the "Jake Bird hex" on them. Six people associated with the trial were said to have succumbed to his hex.

From Wikipedia:

After his conviction was announced, Bird was allowed to make a final statement. He spoke for 20 minutes, noting that his request to represent himself had been denied and that his own lawyers were against him.
Bird then said, “I’m putting the Jake Bird hex on all of you who had anything to do with my being punished. Mark my words you will die before I do.” Allegedly, six people connected with the trial died: Judge Edward D. Hodge of a heart attack within a month of sentencing him to death, as did one of the officers who took his first confession. A police officer who took a second confession died, as did the court’s chief clerk, and one of Bird's prison guards. J.W. Selden, one of Bird’s lawyers, died on the first anniversary of his sentencing.


Modesto Bee - Nov 27, 1948
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Nov 17, 2014
     Category: Death | Scary Criminals | 1940s





Comments
How many people DIDN'T die who were involved in his conviction?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/17/14 at 10:34 AM
That was my 1st thought too, Patty.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/17/14 at 10:56 AM
Like the infamous "King Tut's Curse", voodoo magic, or the "curse" of the Hope Diamond (now in the posession of the Smithsonian), it doesn't matter if it was real, if you *believe* in it.
Posted by tadchem on 11/17/14 at 02:12 PM
And who can do that voodoo better than you do? The BIRDMAN, that's who!
Posted by KDP on 11/17/14 at 02:55 PM
Coincidence.
Posted by grahamclayton on 11/20/14 at 10:54 PM
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