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Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night
Sep 08–Sep 14, 2017
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Sep 28–Oct 06, 2017
Day of the Dead in the Yucatán
Oct 28–Nov 03, 2017
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Ritual Skulls and Other Magical Objects, in Photos
Spellbinding selections from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.
June 23, 2017
Atwater Village, California
Meet the Turk, the Automaton Chess Player
An evening with one of the most controversial figures of the 19th century, and with the man who brought him back to life.
Get Lost in These Real-World Fairy Tale Landscapes
18 magical places on Earth that seem straight out of a fantasy world.
June 12, 2017
On the highest peak in the Harz Mountains, science and the occult faced off in a failed attempt to turn a goat into a boy.
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Inside the Magic Library at the Conjuring Arts Research Center
Need to read up on a 17th-century card trick? Come here.
June 02, 2017
San Francisco, California
San Franciscans leave gifts and messages for the magical beings that live behind the tiny, mysterious door installed on a tree in Golden Gate Park.
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When Science and the Occult Went Head-to-Head on a German Mountaintop
Spoiler alert: science won.
May 09, 2017
Buckland Gallery of Witchcraft and Magick
A collection of Wiccan artifacts and occult paraphernalia started by the leader of the Long Island Coven.
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Andover, New Hampshire
Gravesite of Richard Potter
The final resting place of the first American-born professional magician.
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
Madam Marie's Psychic Booth
Marie told fortunes from her small stand on the Boardwalk for seven decades, including to a young Bruce Springsteen who would busk outside her booth.
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Relics of Zlătari Church
The preserved arm of a 3rd century sorcerer is believed to have the power to lift curses and spells.
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San Miguel Ameyalco, Mexico
A fairy garden in an old hotel hidden in La Marquesa forest.
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Australian Settlers Used Magic Signs to Keep Evil Away
New efforts to collect evil-averting marks show they were used well into the 19th century.
February 24, 2017
Saint Andrews, Scotland
Saint Salvator's Unlucky PH
Every St Andrews student knows to avoid this inscription for fear of a martyr's curse.
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Scientists Have a New Idea About the Origins of Namibia's Fairy Circles
Two competing theories could both be true: Termites and plants both contribute to the circles' creation.
January 18, 2017
Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History
How the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.
January 05, 2017
Defy Age Using a 3,600-Year-Old Face Cream Recipe With a Deadly Ingredient
The ancient Egyptians were far ahead of their time.
December 16, 2016
Circuses, Magic and Hypnotism: Welcome to the World of Victorian Entertainment
See what the Victorians did for fun.
December 07, 2016
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