These Horrifying Aztec Death Whistles Would Make a Great Christmas Gift
With Christmas just weeks away, you're quickly running out of time to buy your loved ones a gift. So why not just purchase a few of these terrifying "Aztec death whistles" and save yourself some hassle? They're only $100 each at the Oregon Flute Store.
Is this instrument, which, as its name suggests, sounds like screaming death, actually an authentic Aztec artifact? Archaeologists reportedly found several whistles in the skeletal hands of a man executed and buried in front of a temple dedicated to the Aztec wind god, leading some experts to believe it was used during rituals to summon the wind. Others say the whistle was used to intimidate enemies during battle, or blown before and after executions. But who knows. The only thing for certain is the horrifying and awesome sound it produces. Take a listen.