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Box from Aleister Crowley's house is opened

By T.K. Randall
November 13, 2020 · Comment icon 13 comments

Who buried the box and what do the contents mean ? Image Credit: YouTube / The Tin Biscuit PodCast
A mysterious box allegedly found beneath the floor of Boleskine House has been opened on camera.
Situated near Foyers at the south-east side of Loch Ness, Scotland, Boleskine House was built in the 18th century in an area with a long history of peculiar happenings.

Aleister Crowley - a man who was once regarded as 'the wickedest man in the world' - lived at the house between 1899 and 1933 and was said to have used it to conduct black magic rituals.

The building, which was badly damaged by two fires, was recently purchased by a group of investors who set up the Boleskine House Foundation in the hope of restoring it to its former glory.
More recently, Rik Spencer - a 41-year-old from Grimsby - won an auction for a mysterious wooden box that was allegedly unearthed beneath the floorboards of the house after the fire in 2015.

Having surrounded the box with a circle of salt due to its black magic connections, Spencer gingerly cracked open the lid to reveal a number of items including a doll, some coins and a pencil sketch.

According to Spencer, the box could be what is known as a dybbuk box - which is a wine box haunted by a 'dybbuk' (a malicious, restless spirit) that can haunt (and even possess) the living.

He is now appealing for anyone who knows something about the box or its owner to come forward.

You can view the video of the box being opened below.

Source: Inverness Courier | Comments (13)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by HandsomeGorilla 2 years ago
Yep that definitely looks like some **** you'd find in Aleister Crowleys house
Comment icon #5 Posted by Kleng 2 years ago
Everything looks to be in too good of condition to have been buried for any significant length of time. I once left a bird wing in a shoe box in a climate controlled room for 7-8 years and when I opened it up again, the feathers had turned to dust. Can't imagine something organic like a flower, or biodegradable like a rucksack or paper, would last for that long without any notable damage. Not to mention the metal used to hold the doll together are still shiny without showing any signs of rust, or the box itself appearing to have been buried at all. 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Susanc241 2 years ago
If it was underneath the floorboards I doubt it was actually buried in the soil but in the crawl space. It may have been sitting on soil or foundations or whatever was under the floorboards. As to condition or veracity of contents I make no comment.
Comment icon #7 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
I call bull.   He got swindled when he bought that.  It's just too what you may expect under the floorboards of his house if they made a fictional film about it.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Seti42 2 years ago
It's fake, and not even a well done fake. Whoever faked it couldn't even invent their own spooky drawing(s), they had to copy a (bad) 2012 movie...
Comment icon #9 Posted by moonman 2 years ago
Total BS. He either got swindled or made the whole thing up.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Meridian O 2 years ago
I agree with you...Also the coin dates are not from Crowley's era...
Comment icon #11 Posted by ercbreeze 2 years ago
The box could not have been put there by Crowley--seeing the half pennies are from 1958 & 1959 . . .   Hope he didn't pay much for it!  
Comment icon #12 Posted by Manwon Lender 2 years ago
Here is some Rock and Roll history you may not know. In the early 1970s after forming Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page bought the house and restored it. He was always into the Occult and it became his Highland Hideaway.  Jimmy had a good friend live there on a permeant basis, until he sold the property in the early 1990s. Jimmies Friend  Malcolm Dent  lived there for 20 years and raised his family in the home, he also claimed that the place was certainly haunted and that many many strange things occurred there, but he and his family found it all exciting!!!!! Link to article concerning Jimmy Page https... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by OverSword 2 years ago
@Manwon Lender thanks, I actually was aware of that from when it burned down a couple of years ago.

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