Ghosts: The Curse of Valentino’s Ring

Readers, I’m not talking designers here, but the famous star of silent film, Rudolph Valentino.  Have a look at this chilling story of his ring, which evidently carried a strong and deadly curse!  From Ripley’s, via Valentino’s Cursed Ring!

Photo:By Orange County Archives from Orange County, California, United States of America – Rudolph Valentino and his dog, CC BY 2.0,

To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook.  For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage.  To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page

10 thoughts on “Ghosts: The Curse of Valentino’s Ring

    • I meant to say Ring and I accidentally clicked Post before I could finish.

      I just read your gravitar page.

      I noticed it mentioned you served in the U.S. Episcopal Church which was a surprise for me because I always thought you were English.

      Although I noticed it said you studied at Cuddesdon at Oxford.

      Father Gedge the New Zealand born and raised Anglican priest who was my family’s parish rector for many years studied at Cuddesdon.

      Do you currently live in England?

      The reason why I ask is from your writing you seem to have a sense of humour that’s uniquely English and generally only English people have it or Canadians or Americans or New Zealanders who have spent a lot of time in England.

      My dad and I both spent a lot of time in England so we both have it.

      Americans who have spent a lot of time in England have it as well.

      And I noticed you have it- so I was wondering if you are English or an American who has spent a lot of time in England?

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      • Hi Christopher – how kind of you – I grew up reading English writers (still do!), and I attended graduate school in England. So you’re spot on! How interesting that your rector also studied at Cuddesdon. I approve! 😀😀 In Oxford, they referred to it as The Bishop’s Factory or The Country Club. 🙂 It was known for being fairly high church without being too lacy, if you catch my drift – and many noted Anglican bishops and even archbishops went there. I quite loved it and consider it among my best and most memorable times! I really hated to leave. If I lived a past life, it was certainly English.

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      • Yes, Father Gedge studied at Cuddesdon back in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

        During that time, he came to know C.S. Lewis and became friends with him.

        He quite often went over to Lewis’ house for High Tea served with tea, cheese, bread and biscuits.

        So I was always pleased by the fact that one of our rectors actually knew C.S. Lewis who is of course one of my literary heroes and influences.

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      • Wow – so impressive. C S Lewis’s books had a huge influence on me, especially a novel called That Hideous Strength, a fine good/evil allegory. How fortunate Fr. Gedge was to have known Lewis so well.

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      • It was very fortunate indeed.

        Funny you should mention That Hideous Strength.

        Because that was actually the first C. S. Lewis book that Father Gedge leant me from his library when I was younger.

        Lewis’ vision of the N.I.C.E. seems to be quite prophetic of a science oriented research government agency today which has totally embraced the so-called scientific philosophy of Transhumanism.


      • Indeed. I recall that NICE was also prophetically PC. Loved the way the characters were developed in that story, too – John Wither was a real archetype! It was an excellent book. I like many of Lewis’ other books and have written some academic stuff with reference to his medieval studies. But THS was the right book at the right time for me. I liked the magical elements, the faith/God part, the good/evil allegory, the location and the plot. Although written during the Second World War, it was timely in the early 70’s when I first read it, and it’s timely now.

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