Part of a protective charm found under garden

Part of a so-called “witch bottle”, a charm used to redirect bad spells back at the witch who cast them, was found at the bottom of a garden in in Navenby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom.

Piece of the witch bottle (by Lincolnshire Live)

The charm, in form of a bottle filled with urine, human hair, bent pins, iron hooks and a strap of leather was unearthed when the owners of the property had some building work done in their garden. According to the experts, the artefact dates back about 180 years. It was made from an old inkwell bottle. According to local beliefs, the bottle would protect you even if you did not know who the sender was. And if a person in the village became sick or died shortly after the witch bottle was created then people would know they were the witch. The bottle is now held in the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

(after Lincolnshire Live)

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