Author to Discuss Haunted Wine Cabinet

Jason Haxton, director of the A.T. Still University Museum and author of the new book, “The Dibbuk Box,” will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Student Union Building Activities Room.

Haxton’s book is about a mysterious wine cabinet that he first learned about from a Truman student who was working at the ATSU Museum. Rumors the cabinet was possessed by a spirit spread, and when it was listed for sale on eBay, Haxton bid on the item and won, in spite of the large competition. Once he owned the box, he carefully investigated and recorded everything he could about this unusual item.

When a Los Angeles Times reporter followed up Haxton’s eBay purchase and wrote a story about the box and the ongoing coincidences of accidents, illness and death associated with it, it caught the attention of Hollywood horror film producers. “The Possession,” which will be released in early 2012, is loosely based on some of “The Dibbuk Box” story, with Haxton listed as a production consultant.

Haxton is one of several University Press authors who will be speaking on campus this year to celebrate the Press’s 25th anniversary. The book will be available for purchase and signing at the event and in local bookstores.

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