If Santa did not make it to your house this year, maybe this why…
A collection of safety pins from a doctor’s cabinet of objects caught in patients’ windpipes.
When train robber Big Nose George was hanged in 1881, Dr. John Osborn used the outlaw’s skin to make a fancy pair of shoes for his inauguration as governor of Wyoming.
The mummified conjoined remains of…something….
The alchemical symbol of apotheosis, the transformation of man into god, is traditionally represented by an image of a hand with other symbols, including skulls, crowns, stars, fish, keys, lanterns, astrological symbols and the all-seeing eye.
The Hand of the Mysteries goes by many other names, including the Hand of the Master Mason, Hand of the Philosopher, and the Emblematic Hand of Mysteries.
It is said that the hand holds the keys to divinity, and is used as an invitation to discover the “great secrets.”