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“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

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