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The First Ladies Who Brought the Occult to the White House

Over the years, several presidents' wives—including Mary Todd Lincoln and Nancy Reagan—turned to spiritual practices like seances and astrology.
Amanda Arnold
7.12.17
City of the Seekers

[NSFW] Kitsch Meets Cat Lactation in Tslil Tsemet's Giant Oil Paintings

As a kid, Tslil Tsemet tried to drink breast milk from a cat. As an adult, she turned the memory into a painting.
Tanja M. Laden
3.24.17
Stuff

We Asked a Psychic Healer How Justin Bieber Can Make His Life Less Spiritually Draining

Bieber announced on Instagram on Wednesday that he's canceling his meet and greets because the emotional strain is too great.
VICE Staff
3.23.16
Photo

Look at These Creepy 'Spirit Photos' from the Early 1900s

A British hustler named William Hope used pre-photoshop editing techniques to create ghastly ghost photos that people believed were very real in the early 1900s.
River Donaghey
6.11.15
Travel

I Went to an Islamic Exorcism in the Back of a Glaswegian Nail Salon

Turns out it's as good a place as any to cleanse your soul of evil spirits.
Nick Chester
3.2.15
News

Alleged Human Sacrifice in India Was Supposed to Help Find Buried Treasure

According to authorities in Koppal, a five-year-old girl was kidnapped and murdered in an effort to magically locate buried treasure.
Mark Hay
2.24.15
Travel

Inside Cassadaga, the Psychic Capital of the World

“How is my grandmother doing?” I asked. She started to go into a trance, and got a look on her face like a small turd was being held beneath her nose. “She says, ‘I’m doing dandy’.” My grandmother would never say the word “dandy.” She was a hard...
Christopher Balogh
1.29.13