The Curse of the Crying Boys. This is one of my favorite stories. Whether there was a curse or not who knows but there was certainly a lot of hysteria at the time over these paintings (reprints). Head to this link for the full article: http://www.theparanormalguide.com/1/post/2013/01/the-curse-of-the-crying-boys.html
( Countess Elizabeth Bathory ) the largest serial killer in history, recorded approximately 650 young women died by her hands. This is the achievement of a distinguished record of serial murder cases performed by an individual with the highest casualties in the history of mankind. She bathed in the blood of virgins.