This is about the creepiest thing I can imagine. The 17th century NECROPANTS made from corpse legs - and are supposed to be lucky
In 17th century Iceland, sorcerers wore 'trousers' made of a dead friend's skin that were said to bring them wealth. According to legend, a morbid deal was struck between two friends to arrange who became the trousers or 'necropants,' which were used for purposes of traditional magic at the time.
The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft in Holmavik, Iceland, houses the only known intact pair of necropants, that were meant to be worn day and night by their owner.
In order to make the necropants (called nábrók in the naive tongue) an individual had to get permission from a living man to use his skin after his death. The surviving member of the pact had to dig up his dead friend's body and peel off the skin of the corpse from the waist down in one piece without any holes or scratches, to make the magical trousers.Posted by Jill Fallon at October 31, 2013 12:25 PM | Permalink
The wearer of the pants had to steal a coin from a widow and place it in the scrotum of the trousers, along with the magical sign called nábrókarstafur, ) drawn on a piece of paper
As soon as they stepped into the pants, the skin of the corpse stuck to theirs own, according to the museum, which documents 17th century occult practices. A spokesman for the museum told MailOnline: 'They would immediately be stuck with your own flesh and be part of your body.'