Witch bottles believed to entomb malevolent spirits have been found on a 60-mile stretch of beach near Corpus Christi, Texas.
The bottles, traditionally observed in the United Kingdom, contain a variety of items and are meant to fend off evil spells.
Only a few remnants of this practice have been found in the U.S. and the origin of the bottles is unclear. (Trending: Chilling Surveillance Program Under Biden Exposed)
“I don’t get creeped out by them, but I’m also not going to open them,” Tunnell said.
“I mean, they’re supposed to have spells and stuff in them – why take the chance?”
“Back in the 16th and 17th centuries there was a powerful belief in witches and their ability to cause illness by casting a spell,” the society reports.
“But the evil spells could be fended off by trapping them in a ‘witch bottle,’ which if properly prepared, could actually reflect the spell itself while also tormenting the witch, leaving the witch with no option but to remove the spell, allowing the victim to recover.”
“When it comes to manmade debris, it’s about telling people if you see a piece of trash on the ground, pick it up,” Tunnell said.
“A lot of the stuff we find, even if it’s way inland, gets into the nearest waterway if it rains. Where does that go? The ocean,” he added.
Researchers advise leaving the bottles corked if found.