La leyenda sobre la caja se remonta a finales de la Segunda Guerra Mundial cuando su propietario original, un sobreviviente del holocausto polaco, huyó a España y luego a EUA El sobreviviente falleció en el 2001 y un restaurador de muebles compró la caja en un remate. La nieta del sobreviviente le contó al comprador que la caja había estado en el cuarto de costura de su abuela y nunca era abierta ya que un dybbuk – un espíritu maligno según el folclore judío – vivía en su interior. El restaurador de muebles le ofreció devolverle la caja a la nieta, quien sufrió una crisis de nervios y se negó a aceptarla.
The term “Dibbuk Box” was first created and used by Kevin Mannis to describe a wine cabinet in the item information for an eBay auction and as the subject of his original story describing paranormal events which he related to the box. Mannis, a writer and creative professional by trade, owned a small antiques and furniture refinishing business in Portland, Oregon at the time. According to Mannis’ story, he bought the box at an estate sale in 2003. It had belonged to a Polis Holocaust survivor named Havela, who had escaped to Spain and purchased it there before her immigration to the United States.Havela’s granddaughter told Mannis that the box had been bought in Spain after the Holocaust. Upon hearing that the box was a family heirloom, Mannis offered to give the box back to the family but the granddaughter insisted that he take it. “We don’t want it.” She said. She told him the box had been kept in her grandmother’s sewing room and was never opened because a dybbuk was said to live inside it.Upon opening the box, Mannis wrote that he found that it contained two 1920s pennies, a lock of blonde hair bound with cord, a lock of black/brown hair bound with cord, a small statue engraved with the Hebrew word “Shalom”, a small golden wine goblet, one dried rose bud, and a single candle holder with four octopus-shaped legs.
Website of Dibbuk Box: http://www.dibbukbox.com/