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RAF MILDENHALL, England – Mummified cats, shoes and witch bottles are on display at Moyse’s Hall in Bury St. Edmunds. In the 16th and 17th Centuries, many believed witches drew their powers from the devil through small animals, or familiars, which were more susceptible to convey dark powers. Ironically, non-witches would often brick a living cat into their walls during construction, believing that when the cat died in those walls, its spirit would attach itself to the home and protect it. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace)
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