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The Bones & Bobbins Podcast, Season 1, Episode 10: You Want Me to Put What in That Bottle?!
S01E10: Witch Bottles and Tomb Curses. Can we please all just agree not to open the tomb, drink the mystery liquid, or make glass bottles filled with nails and pins to explode in fires? 2020 doesn’t need any excuses to get weirder or more terrifying, okay?
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Links to research materials:
- National Geographic Article: Curse of the Mummy: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/archaeology/curse-of-the-mummy/
- Wikipedia: Tomb Curses: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curse_of_the_pharaohs#Tomb_curses
- Witch Bottles Wikipedia Page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_bottle
- Sprite Trap: https://occult-world.com/sprite-trap/
- Antiques Roadshow appraiser accidentally drinking from a witch bottle: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/antiques-roadshow-urine-nails-hair-port-fiona-bruce-andy-mcconnell-a9264136.html
- London’s Magical History Uncorked from ‘Witch Bottle:’ https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17245-londons-magical-history-uncorked-from-witch-bottle/
- Is There a Witch Bottle in Your House: https://daily.jstor.org/is-there-a-witch-bottle-in-your-house/
- An Anti-Evil Witch Bottle Found Hidden in Pub: https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-general/witch-bottle-0012797
- Civil War Witch Bottle Linked to Runaway Slaves: https://medium.com/@carlalynnehall/civil-war-witch-bottle-linked-to-runaway-slaves-19dd5f71742e
- Civil War-Era Witch Bottle Used to Keep Evil Spirits at Bay Discovered in Virginia: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/614229/civil-war-witch-bottle-found-in-virginia
- ‘Witch Bottle’ Filled With Teeth, Pins and Mysterious Liquid Discovered in English Chimney: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/witch-bottle-full-teeth-pins-and-possibly-urine-discovered-chimney-180973448/
- Encyclopedia of 5,000 Spells, by Judika Illes: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780061711237