Bottle trees: a southern tradition with a spiritual past

For believers and ghost stories enthusiasts, the countryside of the American South is haunted and, given the history of the region, it is not hard to understand why. For istance, If you travel across the South from the Lowcountry of Charleston to the Mississippi Delta you will find many superstitions about the dead, and you will see firsthand some of the ways that locals protect their homes from the souls that apparently have not moved on from our world and have chosen instead to wander in the night and not…

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#TodayInHistory – November 18

November 18 – Some important events on this day. 326 👉🏼 Old St. Peter’s Basilica consecrated in Rome (stood 4th – 16th century), later replaced by current Basilica 1421 👉🏼 Southern sea floods 72 villages, killing estimated 10,000 in Netherlands 1477 👉🏼 First English dated printed book “Dictes & Sayengis of the Phylosophers” by William Caxton 1626 👉🏼 St. Peter’s Basilica is consecrated, replacing an earlier basilica on the same site and becoming the world’s largest Christian basilica. Regarded as one of the greatest Renaissance and Baroque buildings St Peter’s…

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