Weird Wonderful World Visits The Mystic Museum

In the premiere episode of Weird Wonderful World, hosts Shane Madej and Ryan Bergara visit The Mystic Museum oddities shop in Burbank, California.

Watch Shane and Ryan, hosts of the new series Weird Wonderful World, get a glimpse at the cursed objects, mounted insects, last rites kits, taxidermy and other oddities inside The Bearded Lady’s Mystic Museum.

Watch them summon Alfred Hitchcock and question John F. Kennedy about the Umbrella Man in a seance, and play a rousing game of GUESS THAT BONE!

Boleskine Rocks for Sale: Own a Piece of Aleister Crowley’s House

You can now own a piece of the Boleskine House where occultist Aleister Crowley carried out some of his most wicked black magic rituals.
Pieces of Aleister Crowley's Boleskine House for sale
Pieces of Aleister Crowley’s house for sale from the Boleskine House Foundation

Rocks and charred remains from Aleister Crowley’s house are for sale on eBay, and you’re probably going to want them for your cabinet of curiosities as much as I do.

Boleskine House, little more than charred ruins today, was owned by “the wickedest man in the world” Aleister Crowley at the turn of the 20th century. There, he conducted numerous black rituals which some believe left Boleskine cursed. It has long been said that many of the 115 spirits Crowley claimed to have conjured, which included the 12 Kings and Dukes of Hell as well as Lucifer himself, are lurking within the walls of Boleskine.

You can read more about Aleister Crowley and the history of Boleskine here.

A fire decimated the house in 2015. It was put up for sale in 2019, but just after it was sold, another fire destroyed the last remaining wing.

“The house, which overlooks Loch Ness, was bought by Keith and Kyra Readdy last summer and two days later it went up in flames,” The Herald Scotland reports. “They had no insurance.”

Keith and Kyra Readdy in the ruins of Aleister Crowley's Boleskine House
Keith and Kyra Readdy in the ruins of Boleskine House

But Boleskine may still see new life. Keith and Kyra formed the not-for-profit Boleskine House Foundation with the goal of restoring it to it’s original design and opening it as a spiritual retreat, the Inverness Courier reports.

To raise the estimated £700,000 needed for renovations, the group has been accepting donations through their website and crowdfunding platforms. And now they’ve really upped the ante by offering actual pieces of Boleskine for sale on eBay.

The eBay listing reads:

You are purchasing one original stone of up to 400g and one bag of charred remains from the fire on 31 July, 2019, from Boleskine House.

Obviously I bought one. The Cult of Weird collection would not be complete without an authentic chunk of cursed Crowley house.

Maybe they’ll throw in one of the Dukes of Hell for good measure.

Thanks to the Singular Fortean Society for putting this on my radar.