December 8, 2023



Eerie ‘witch bottles’ are washing up along Gulf of Mexico. It’s best not to open them

Yahoo News – Forth Worth Star – Telegram

By Mark Price
Mon, November 20, 2023 at 7:57 AM EST

Messages in bottles are usually welcome finds on the beach, but a variation steeped in superstition and witchcraft is being found along the Gulf Coast along Texas.

The “witch bottles” — created to thwart evil spells — are being collected by the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, and staff are making a point of leaving them unopened.

That’s because “witch bottles” are the result of old-school spell casting, and studies have revealed such strange contents as iron nails, rusty pins, hair and urine.

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