Strange & Unusual Spotlight:
Mimbres Kill Holes
Conduit to the Afterlife
Native American Artifacts
Very little is known about the Mimbres culture or set of beliefs. However, their elaborate and decorative pottery has been left behind for archaeologists and researchers to study. Mimbres bowls are one of the most common artifacts found, and they are generally associated with burials.
A Mimbres kill hole is found in bowls that date back thousands of years where a perfect circle is carved out in the bottom, usually in the middle of a painting of an animal or geometric pattern. It is believed that the bowls were placed over the head of the dead at the time of burial, and the hole was the gateway that the soul would pass through as it entered the spirit world.
With such a connection to death, it should come as no surprise that many of these bowls have claims of paranormal activity attached to them. And these bowls are hot commodities, attracting both archaeology buffs and paranormal fanatics, alike. There’s currently a Mimbres bowl (sans kill hole) on eBay for $4,000 if you’re interested (and ridiculously wealthy).
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