Do you ever get the feeling that your house might be haunted?
A new video from the Tasmanian Magic Project might help you discover the hidden history of your home.
According to video, secret ‘witch marks’ or ritual magic objects to ward off evil may have lain concealed in your home, undiscovered for decades.
The marks were deliberately concealed under floorboards, in roofs and chimneys, and they were placed there by ordinary people gripped by fear, who believed there was an invisible evil lurking in their homes.
Some of the marks may look like candle burns or scratches, while others may look like elaborate hexafoils, which look like circular daisy chains.
According to the Tasmanian Magic Project, concealed objects including shoes and garments have been found in houses and other buildings in many locations throughout Tasmania.
Apotropaic marks have been found at Shene, Pontville, at Woodbury, Antill Ponds, at Redlands, Plenty, in the Courthouse at Richmond, at the former Rose and Crown Inn at Lewisham, at Dysart and Lonsdale at Kempton, and at Narynna, Battery Point, Hobart. Marks found to date include hexafoils, merels, a consecration cross, concentric circles and burn marks.
Numerous caches of concealed shoes and other objects have been found throughout Tasmania. The most notable discovery, that of 39 concealed shoes and a variety of other objects, occurred at Woodbury, north of Oatlands.
It’s important to note that all of the houses hiding these marks were built before 1935, and they hide a terrible secret held by the early Australian settlers.
You see, when death and destruction came into their lives, the early settlers blamed it on unseen evil spirits and witches which crossed over from the underworld.