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If you are reading this article, the odds are, you are, at the very least, somewhat morbidly curious. Morbid curiosity can mean a wide range of things. From seeing a brave acrobat perform aerial tricks, dozens of feet above the area, with no safety net, turning around on the highway to get a better look at a terrible car crash.

What is it we are looking to see?

Do you want to see a young, beautiful, athletic, hopeful and fearless acrobat fall to his or her death right before our very eyes? The short answer is no – most of us have no desire to see that. It’s the allure of the possibility. The odds are extremely unfavorable that we will actually see a terrible injury, let alone a fatality, unfold as we sit, stunned, from our seats in the audience. It’s the same when we see a car crash. Even the very hint of death, or the possibility that death or serious injury could occur, commands a certain draw. It excites our primal fear. Logically, we understand that the odds of seeing an injury or, God forbid a death, are very slim. Nevertheless, the possibility, minute though it is, cannot be eliminated, nor can it be destroyed through a plethora of safety harnesses, cables, and nets. The possibility of death or injury, no matter how unlikely, must still exist, lest we do not feel that same maddening desire to see the stunt and the inevitable surge of relief once the acrobat/athlete is okay like he or she dodged a bullet.


What does this have to do with the famed from the Conjuring?

Nothing and everything at once. Dybbuk boxes are nothing less than ancient superstitions that a heavy, wooden box can temporarily capture an evil spirit, or a , and prevent any further evil from escaping the dybbuk so long as the demon or evil spirit is strapped inside. For a pop culture reference, think of the scene in when all the evil ghosts, spirits, and demons are trapped in the Ghostbusters’ vacuum, for a letter term. When the bullying EPA executive forces the BGs to open the “vacuum,” he has no idea the concentrated evil he has just unleashed upon the world. Concentrated, pure evil with two common goals: (1) revenge against those who imprisoned them; and (2) to wreak havoc and take control over the innocent people of NYC and beyond.


So, what does this have to do with the Dybbuk Box from The Conjuring? For one thing, the spirit of Bathsheba (OR, if you read any of ‘s writings), the unnamed female demonic creature who wreaked havoc on the Perron family for a decade while they lived in the house that held the Dybbuk Box. Whether it’s Bathsheba or some other malevolent force, you certainly don’t want a Dybbuk Box anywhere near your home (and certainly not your family) ESPECIALLY IF THE DAMN THING IS OPEN. Sure, this is a great way to attract curious guests and the , but at what risk?

 
One word for Mr. Bagans – be careful.

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