From The Kentucky Historical Society
"This chest of drawers is often referred to as the "Conjure Chest."
Sixteen people are believed to have had misfortune due to a curse placed on this chest of drawers. The story, told in the book "Flapdoodle, Trust & Obey" by Virginia Cary Hudson, began with a slave named Hosea. Hosea made the chest in the 1840s for the son of his owner, Jacob Cooley. Unsatisfied with the work, Cooley beat Hosea who eventually died from his wounds. Hosea's family sprinkled dried owl blood inside the drawers and put a curse on it."
Tragedy continued every time someone put their clothing in the chest: Read List