Has ‘Curse Of The Iceman’ Caused Seven People To Die Within One Year?

curse of the iceman

Call it superstition, but I would refuse to have anything to do with the Iceman at this point. Via Deutsche Welle:

A 63-year-old man dying of natural causes would normally raise few eyebrows. But when that man was a scientist connected to the discovery of a 5,300-year-old frozen corpse known as Oetzi the Iceman — and the seventh such person to die within a year — talk about a curse is inevitable.

US-born molecular archaeologist Tom Loy was found dead in his Brisbane home two weeks ago as he was finalizing a book about Oetzi, according to The Australian newspaper.

The director of the University of Queensland’s archaeological sciences laboratories had suffered from a blood-related condition for about 12 years. The condition was diagnosed shortly after he became involved with the Iceman.

Oetzi was discovered high in the Italian alps near the Austrian border in 1991. The rumor of the curse began a year ago when the German tourist who discovered the mummy, Helmut Simon, 67, fell to his death during a freak blizzard while hiking near the same spot where he saw Oetzi through the ice.

Within an hour of Simon’s funeral, the head of the mountain rescue team that was assigned to find him, Dieter Warnecke, 45, died of a heart attack. Then in April, archaeologist Konrad Spindler, 55, who first inspected the prehistoric corpse, died of complications from multiple sclerosis.

The head of the forensic team examining Oetzi, Rainer Henn, 64, died in a car crash on the way to give a lecture about the iceman. The mountaineer who led Henn to the Iceman’s body, Kurt Fritz, 52, died in an avalanche, the only one of his party to be hit. And the man who filmed Oetzi’s removal from his icy mountain grave, celebrated Austrian journalist Rainer Hoelzl, 47, died of a brain tumor.

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  • Simon Bransby

    yeah, put him back now. 7 in one year is too clear of a sign.

  • howiebledsoe

    Then again, Albert “The Iceman” Collins died shortly after I saw him play in concert.

  • InfvoCuernos

    We are all going to die. I wouldn’t mind it saying I was killed by a nonexistent curse.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    It’s an unknown virus that wiped out Oetzi the Iceman and his civilization. The virus paralyses the host before killing it, then it uses its body to spread parasites, that’s why they buried it so far away you fools!

  • Doug Chaney

    Re: supposed iceman curse:

    In my humble opinion if there is a legitimate curse associated with
    this or any find treated scientifically, it would be of God and it would
    also be totally impossible to validate as such (else it would be
    bonafide miracle which I strongly believe is not something God is
    validating today. But there seems to be things that are statistically
    compelling enough to tempt folks to fearing a wicked curse.

    What
    strikes me is the probability that all these victims were atheists
    speaking or working in concert to convince people that everything occurs
    without influence of the God of the Bible because they would say He
    does not exist. So it would not surprise me if God engages in some dark
    poetry with the deaths of such people even confronting them with a
    belief that they may have been been cursed … if such folks would fear
    THAT while maintaining that the God of the Bible is a myth, well that
    would seem to be one more thing among the billions of sins towards God
    …but because it is in an arena of public spectacle perhaps God might
    make a statement of His wrath in the dark poetry of their deaths…It is
    only a thought that occurs to me and I won’t push it on anyone more
    than to say it makes some sense to me.

    The Bible states that
    God will not be mocked. Also that it is the fool that does not fear
    God. But dear readers, you can decide for yourself how you might
    respond to this thesis …I advise any to employ humility and fear and
    lose your pride in matters such as this. Will you mock God while
    fearing some kind of pagan curse (even slightly!) then I would caution
    you strongly …in fact in all such things, even the type of “science”
    you might lean on!

    One quote to keep always in mind dear friends:
    Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but
    fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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