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Contents of mystery box buried at Boleskine House revealed


By Ian Duncan

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Rik Spencer with the Boleskine Box before he opened it.
Rik Spencer with the Boleskine Box before he opened it.

THE contents of a mysterious carved wooden box possibly buried at the notorious Boleskine House have been revealed.

The item was bought in an online auction by Rik Spencer, who is 41 and from Grimsby, and it was sealed shut with melted wax. There was also wax which had dripped onto the lid.

The seller claimed that it had been found beneath the floorboards of the infamous Loch Ness property after the 2015 blaze. The house was previously owned by occultist Aleister Crowley and Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

It was thought to have black magic connections and Mr Spencer took the precaution of surrounding it with a circle of salt before he opened it. “I put salt around it and I was dead shaky,” he said.

Once the lid was lifted, he discovered it contained a doll, coins, vegetation and an illustration, which he said seemed familiar.

The contents of the Boleskine Box, inside the salt circle, which was recently opened by Rik Spencer of Grimsby.
The contents of the Boleskine Box, inside the salt circle, which was recently opened by Rik Spencer of Grimsby.

After doing some research, Mr Spencer realised the image was very similar to one from the film Sinister which was released in 2012 – meaning it did not have any connection with Crowley.

He said he had heard from experts on the subject who told him it was a Dybbuk box and the contents could have been a witch’s binding spell. He added: “It will be something because people are saying it has been done properly.

“It does look like it’s been done in a ritual way. I’ve messaged the seller and he is adamant it came from Boleskine House.”

A coin that was discovered in the Boleskine Box.
A coin that was discovered in the Boleskine Box.

Mr Spencer said he was keen to hear from anyone who could provide any information about either the box or the owner of the house between around 2012 to 2015 – the secretive Dutch millionairess Trudy Piekaar-Bakker.

He said: “There has got to be someone around that knows her.”

Anyone who has any information is invited to contact Mr Spencer by email at thetinbiscuitpodcast3@gmail.com



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