St. George's Church in the Czech Republic was in danger of closing until a local artist saved the day. He added something to the church that made it special. It wasn't more holy water or statues. It was a haunting installation that played up the church's reputation for being cursed.
St. George's Church was abandoned and left to deteriorate for nearly three decades, but was saved for being cursed. What an interesting PR move. Even if you don't believe in curses, you'll love what Jakub Hadrava did. The ghostly installation sends chills down my spine.
St. George's Church
Lukova, Czech Republic
The church was left to rot after its roof collapsed in the late 1960s.
The locals took the collapse as a sign of bad luck and never returned.
Until Jakub Hadrava turned the place into a work of art, that is.
One spooky work of art.
The curse drove people away from the church...and then right back into it.