Rasputin’s Clairvoyance Board by Peculiar Artifacts™Regular price$60.00 Sale price
Welcome to Peculiar Artifacts'™ latest Exclusive... Rasputin’s Clairvoyance Board.
This particular artifact surfaced for the first time following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991. The object was discovered in an unmarked shipping crate while transiting out of St. Petersburg.
With custody and ownership at the time unknown, the House of European History in Brussels, Belgium, took possession. Years of study ensued, and a spectrum of scholars determined this item once belonged to the infamous Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin.
While skeptics assert the board was nothing more than a parlor trick used by Rasputin to entertain the last Emperor of Russia Nikolai Romanov’s family, some believe the divisive mystic spoke through the board to the underworld, which became a primary source for his alleged power - and influence over Tsarina Alexandra. Upon his assassination, Rasputin’s clairvoyance device was ordered destroyed but was nevertheless salvaged and stored unseen for decades.
Rasputin’s former possession – believed to be hundreds of years old – went to public auction, held by Lempertz, in Brussels. Following the winning bid of the board in 2001 by an anonymous collector, it remained out of public view.
In 2017, the board miraculously survived a tragic fire at the estate of William Walter Murdund, a wealthy philanthropist, in Bellevue, Washington. The cause of the fire remains undetermined, as does the cause of death for Mr. Murdund, his wife Pamela, and three daughters, Anna, Staci, and Alexi. The entire family, unscathed by the fire, was found dead in the courtyard. Their bodies were left naked, stacked, one on top of the other, from toe to head and head to toe.
Rasputin’s board is now available to the public for purchase through Peculiar Artifacts™.* Disclaimer: Rasputin’s Clairvoyance Board, the illustration, and the board for sale are works of fiction. Rasputin and the Romanov family were very real historical figures, as is the House of European History in Brussels, Belgium, and Lempertz, in Brussels. With the exception of historical events and figures, any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.