Do you believe in the power of a curse?

This is the eleventh in a weekly series where I, Jonathan Frakes, ask the Drowned In Sound community questions taken from the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction which I hosted from 1998 - 2002.

Do you believe in the power of a curse?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Uncertain
  • I used to, but not anymore
  • I do, but I didn’t when I was younger.

0 voters

Have you ever been cursed? Have you ever cursed anyone?

Nearly chose Béla Guttmann as a username when I set up this account last year. That’s all I’ve got, sorry.

I got cursed once, in a square in Madrid. I don’t understand much Spanish, but I did get the word “mort” at the end of what was being said. This must have been nearly twenty years ago though, and I’m not dead yet… Although I guess I will be one day, as all of us will

i don’t believe in curses, but i do believe you make your own luck :thinking: feels like there’s a contradiction in there somewhere


I got cursed with eternal life. And a fungal nail infection.


There is a family story about my great grandmother who was a midwife in a Romani community and placed a curse on someone who crossed her. I won’t tell the whole story here because it has horribly ableist connotations but no, I don’t believe in curses.