-John F. Kennedy
The Hand of Glory is one of those stories you hear of when you’re running around with PROFESSIONAL occultists. Like the beat cop’s story of the junkie on angel dust, still standing after a barrage of gunfire; or the “Things I’ve Pulled out of Rectums” stories from nurses. Stuff that blows the layman’s mind, but is just another day in the business for the pro.
The Hand is supposed to be an object of extreme occult power. Depending on the version, it will either turn its user invisible, mesmerize victims in its vicinity, or it can tell the future.
There are varying instructions for its creation, but the most commonly cited is a delicious recipe by Petit Albert (1722) for pickling the hand of a recently hung jerkwad.
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“Take the right or left hand of a felon who is hanging from a gibbet beside a highway; wrap it in part of a funeral pall and so wrapped squeeze it well.