The Museum of Supernatural History is
divided into a number of departments, each of which focuses on a magical,
malefic or fantastical area of study. Each haunted antique (hauntique)
is a gateway between two worlds. Individuals known as 'sensitives' are the key
that can open these gateways. Of course,
activating certain artefacts in the collection entails a risk of
triggering a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions. Certain items are equally
at home in more than one department.
The Department of Sacred and Secular Relics jealously guards
famous and infamous relics, both Christian and non-Christian.
These relics can be used to stop processes accidentally triggered
by the sometimes clumsy staff of the Department of Demonology.
The Department of Haunted Antiques studies objects, stories and
phenomena related to the spiritualist movement that emerged in
Hydesville, New York in 1848.
The Department of Unknown Artefacts and Infernal Machines investigates
objects which have not yet been identified as well as a time machine
built in 1910 by Nicolas Tesla.
More commonly referred to as the 'Library', this Department is
home to rare reference works on the occult, magic and the bizarre,
mythical grimoires (books of spells), a collection of rare works
of fantastic literature, books on conjuring and prestidigitation
and old recordings, as well as texts written, painted and engraved
in dead and foreign languages.
The Department of Cryptozoology and Teratology studies unknown
animals and monstrosities.
The Department of Prophecies and Apocalypses seeks out and studies
prophetic visions, be they of a Biblical nature or otherwise.
The Department of Witchcraft and Invocations analyses tools designed
to cause disruption and disorders in victims. Their use has already
allowed changes of government - in banana republics and closer
The Department of Oracles and Divinatory Tools contains a large
collection of instruments used to read the future (tarot cards,
teacups, spiritualist cards, zodiac clock), as well as a number
of disturbing testimonials.
The Department of Ethnology studies magic from around the world.
Our special collections hold a special place in our hearts, focusing
on the works of Jean Ray (an outstanding Belgian author of fantastic
fiction), master magician and filmmaker Jean Cocteau and the quaint
art of conjuring.
Les Collections Particulières représentent
nos coups de cœur à l'admirable auteur Fantastique Jean Ray, au
Grand Magicien que fut Jean Cocteau et au domaine désuet de l'illusionnisme.
(Gobelets et boîte de magie)