posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 03:48 PM
I don't think that this has ever been posted to ATS before. It's not an urban legend because the deaths have been confirmed and did occur. I'm
sure that most of us "paranormally" minded folks have all seen at least the first in the trilogy of Poltergeist movies. There were three that were
released and some strange events occured surrounding the cast and timing of their deaths.
First, the facts:
1982: Dominique Dunn who played the older sister in the first Poltergeist movie was murdered by her ex-lover shortly after the film's release.
1985: Julian Beck who played the bad spirit' in Poltergeist II, died of stomach cancer. It was not unexpected as the cancer had been diagnosed in
1987: Will Sampson who played the 'good spirit' in Poltergeist II, died of after receiving a heart-lung transplant. Will was also known as the tall
'mute' Indian in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's nest
1988: the young girl in all three movies was played by Heather O'Rourke. She died of a septic infection due to a bowel blockage that cause bacterial
toxins to enter her system. Originally it was thought she had the flu, as all the early symptoms were the same. Within 24 hours, she died on the
operating table while they tried to remove the blockage.
1. The three movies were released in 1982, 1986, and 1988. The deaths occured between these years.
2. The two actresses who were "sisters" in the movies died in the same year as the first and final releases (1982 and 1988).
3. The actors who played the "good" and "bad" spirits in the movies died the year before and the year after the middle movie.
Granted these can just be coincidences, but the timing surrounding their existence and the release dates of the movies is very interesting. As far as
I know, there is not another movie or set of movies that has shared the same amount of misfortune (especially within such an eerie time frame).