I have been brooding about this thread for some time, let me preface it with a tale:
I have many downright creepy objects, often having energies of different sorts attached to them that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. Some of them are perhaps haunted by spiritual residue or even human energies. The types of objects I'm referring to in this thread are beyond the normal creep-o-meter, items that wield some deep possession or genuinely malevolent force within them, reaching out to affect the mundane world within its grasp.
Some years ago my grandfather passed along several large metal milk canisters from the old family farm, a farm that was purchased some time before the turn of the century by his grandfather. The farm happens to still be owned by a cousin of mine. There are four of them, very mundane looking old metal objects that have been repainted black and stand about 2 feet tall. One of them, just one, struck me as being extremely odd when I first laid eyes on them. There really is nothing physical to differentiate it from the other three, they all look identical minus some dings and dents. I immediately sensed there was something wrong with it when I was examining it but could find nothing out of the ordinary on the outside or inside. The following month I repeatedly had terrible, terrible nightmares and each of them had a common thread: there was the milk canister involved. I noticed at some point that my mom had taken the other three into the garage area and set them near the back corner but had left the one outside near a gravel tract at the far end of the building. I normally don't make mention of things like this to my mother but asked her why she had left that one outside...and her response confirmed the same thing I had suspected. She said something to the effect of "there's something off about that one, I don't like it and I don't want to pick it up anymore so it can stay outside." I told her I was getting extremely bad vibes from it since I laid eyes on it and we should dispose of it somehow. She said that pop would notice and we couldn't get rid of anything that was his until he has passed on. So it sat. For years...it still sits in the same approximate location. Perhaps 8+ years it has barely moved, and I think the only person who has moved it was my dad. This summer I noticed something rather strange, it was placed a bit closer to a couple of grape arbors and the vines did very poorly, in fact neither of the two vines closest to it produced any fruit at all this year and there was a brown dead patch of grass directly next to the canister. I don't know anything about this object other than its family history but it makes me wonder exactly what types of power it holds.
I have considered ways to destroy it, or any other objects I may come across that are similar. I think the safest way to dispose of this particular item would be to find a very deep area of the local lake and dump it in there after filling it with concrete and hope it doesn't spread to the lake. The object itself is actually older than the lake is. I have also considered messing with it and finding out more from the item itself but for some reason this is one object that I barely want to touch, much less try to communicate with intentionally. I have dabbled with many nasty entities before, and I'm not even sure if there is an entity involved here but whatever it is can have its privacy for all I'm concerned.
I think the purpose for making this thread is to have a discussion on what to do with accursed, possessed, haunted, whatever objects whether it be destroying it, utilizing it etc. Has anyone else had any items that are like this? The topic was inspired by my recent thread about Oculus.