“Shoes seemed to have a particular anti-witch cachet”
Evidence recently revealed at Cambridge University indicates a practice that dated back to the 1500s—placing a shoe in a wall to help ward off spirits. The shoe was discovered when electricians were re-wiring a room at this historic campus.
The strange reason why this 300-year-old shoe was hidden in a wall at the University of Cambridge
By Ben Guarino
The Washington Post
August 19, 2016