Witch Bottle? The One With the Urine In It
17th Century myths lead to 17th century piss. A “witch bottle“, a jar filled with piss and nail clippings, was unearthed in Greenwich, England.
Researcher Alan Massey says:
“the objects found in witch bottles verify the authenticity of contemporary recipes given for anti-witchcraft devices, which might otherwise have been dismissed by us as being too ridiculous and outrageous to believe.”
Too ridiculous? Obviously he’s never heard of the Eucharist ceremony in which crackers and wine are believed to turn into a cannibalistic feast. How is pissing in a jar to jump start a spell any different?
Archaeologist Mike Pitts said:
“The discovery of something so apparently bizarre, indicating a clear belief in witchcraft and forces that have nothing at all to do with conventional, approved religion, remind us that early modern England did not belong to the same world we now inhabit.”
Oh, I will have to disagree. People still believe this shit down to their core. Anyone remember the lady who wanted to cure her son of cancer with vitamins? People are stupid and superstious. Christian religions do not shun witchcraft because the think it’s a silly waste of time, they believe it full force. When I was in high school I got pulled out of a class and talked to because I happened to wear a black shirt the same day I was reading a Stephen King novel. The teacher was convinced I was involved with black magic. It was all I could do to keep from laughing at her.