I found this little gem over at Listverse, and I thought you might find it interesting! So...here it is!
False Face Society
Yeah, there’s no way the clothes worn by something called the False Face Society aren’t terrifying. Don’t worry, they’re not a band of psychos forcing people to re-enact Face/Off; it’s an Iroquois medicinal society. The masks are worn during healing rituals, presumably with the intent of scaring the disease out of the patient.
The more you know about the masks, the eerier they get—they’re carved from live trees in the belief that they represent a living spirit, so in a sense they’re literally putting someone else’s face on. We’d tell you more, but knowledge of the masks is secretive, which again, is creepy. Many Iroquois argue against the sale or exhibition of False Face masks, and some even believe that information about the Society shouldn’t be spread to the general public. That essentially makes it a secret society, and when are those not unnerving?
If all the masks look like that, we’re okay with them being secretive.
See? I told you it was a little strange, right? Trust me to find interesting stuff for your morning coffee! If you want to see more about these folks, you can go here!
Speaking of coffee, let's stay in the kitchen this morning. Might rain again soon!