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Woman Buys Second-Hand Copy Of The Ring, Gets Spooked By Contents Of DVD Case

Haunted Photograph
A woman bought a copy of the horror film The Ring at a thrift shop and found a “totally not haunted photograph” inside.

Riley Cassidy found a photograph of a woman staring at the camera inside the second-hand copy of The Ring. She tweeted a picture of the open DVD case with the “haunted photograph” inside it.

She set a reminder for seven days later which said “Make sure you didn’t get murdered”. Several people tweeted that she should burn the photograph and DVD. Cassidy said she “threw the DVD in the very back of my shelf” and added that she was too scared to even look at the DVD.

In the film The Ring, whoever watches the cursed tape dies seven days later, thus Cassidy set the reminder for seven days later. Someone replied to her tweet that is that “both hilarious and creepy”, to which Cassidy said that the thrift store cashier didn’t appreciate “how big a deal this was” and added that she was glad for the validation.

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