24. Haunted Artifacts at the British Museum

There are many creepy stories associated with the British Museum, but in this episode, Matt focuses on two – one involving a fake artifact and the other involving a rather weird interpretation of a real artifact with a heaping helping of 19th century colonialist exoticism. Both are interesting in what they tell us about the people who first began circulating the stories.

This episode was written by Matthew Armstrong with music by Matthew Armstrong and production assistance from Kaylia Metcalfe.

Cover photo is the Ghosthropologist at the British Museum (2010)

The transcript for this episode can be found here.

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Show Notes and Sources

Archaeology.org – https://archive.archaeology.org/online/features/mitchell_hedges/facts.html

The British Museum – https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/E_Am1898-1

Ghost Story.co.uk: http://www.ghost-story.co.uk/index.php/haunted-houses/276-london-underground-ghosts-london-england

HG2G: https://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A6379310 and https://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A673391

Hometown Tales Podcast: https://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/d/3/0/d303b1d11433dc52/HT-Podcast-183-Crystal_Skulls.mp3?c_id=1316979&cs_id=1316979&expiration=1628297131&hwt=7a0f4374e9bbcf9cd224261b1c43b6ab

How Stuff Works: https://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/unexplained-phenomena/crystal-skull.htm

Mysterious Britain and Ireland: https://www.mysteriousbritain.co.uk/hauntings/british-museum-underground-railway-station/

Skeptoid: https://skeptoid.com/episodes/4098

Underground-history.co.uk: http://underground-history.co.uk/holborn.php

Unexplained Mysteries: https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/column.php?id=135129


If you have a story about a ghost, some bit of folklore, or anyting else you want to share, please contact me.

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