Tag Archive for occult

Florida cops become cult “experts” regarding triple homicide (UPDATE: Wicca conflation)

Allegations of a witchcraft sacrifice during a full moon? This story is FULL of doubtful “facts” that propagate harmful myths. A triple homicide in Florida is suspected to be a “Wiccan ritual killing” related to the “blue” moon, police said Tuesday. The three victims, all from the same family, were found after a welfare check…

Etsy will be turned into a newt

In the fall of 2012, Ebay took a stand against the sale of paranormal products. Though some people still tried to sell ghosts and “haunted” objects. Now, Etsy, the online marketplace for handcrafted goods has offended their community of supernatural vendors by shutting down accounts that sell spells and hexes. Witches are furious at Etsy for banning…

South African police force has an elite occult-trained division

The local Cape Town police force has specially trained 40 officers in occult crime investigation. Good idea or not? Seems like a bit much. SAPS has 40 ‘ghostbusters’, Nhleko reveals. In a written parliamentary reply on Tuesday, Nhleko said there were 40 detectives within the SA Police Service who had “received additional training relating to occult-related…

Is it ‘occultists’ or plain old political infighting that is making a mess of Wells?

Uh oh, when your town goes woo-ey, the politicians give up and run away. UKIP candidate for Wells Jake Baynes resigns: claims Glastonbury occult infiltrated party | Western Daily Press. One of the highest-profile Ukip candidates at the next General Election sensationally resigned tonight – along with his local party chairman – amid bizarre claims…

Legitimizing occult healing in Russia

Wait… this just makes the practice of occult look official! Not the way you want to go. Russia Considers Certification for Witch Doctors | Russia | RIA Novosti. Risking a hex, an opposition lawmaker in Russia has drafted a bill to regulate the country’s lucrative occult medicine industry. The bill, posted on the State Duma’s…

Occult altar and bones reportedly discovered in Denver house

Neighbors were surprised at what was found during the clean up of this house. 7NEWS – Police investigate possible human bones, ‘occult altar’ at vacant home in Lakewood – Local Story. Lakewood police are investigating the discovery of possible human bones and items which, they say, may have been used in “occult” religious ceremonies. The…

Gruesome animal find in New Jersey driveway

This disturbing crime seems more complicated than just not liking cats. Mullane: Mystery of the decapitated cats. In a twisted mystery that has spooked a quiet Pemberton Township neighborhood, two black cats were decapitated, their intestines yanked out and wrapped around the animals’ hind legs. Then they were carefully placed in the driveway of a…

Gruesome murders in Cameroon may be related to occult rituals

A series of murders and mutilation of corpses sparks panic in Cameroon. City panicked by wave of suspected ritual killings – CNN.com. On Friday, police found Michele’s corpse with four other bodies dumped outside a kindergarten school. Fighting back tears, Deborah Ngoh Tonye described what was left of her sister’s gruesome corpse. Someone had removed…

Metaphysical marketplace reeling after eBay outster: Opens new action site

Recall that ebay banned certain “occult” items from their auctions? Well, they have to sell those products SOMEWHERE. So, a new site just for metaphysical nonsense lotions, notions and potions has appeared. Brand New Mega Metaphysical / Paranormal Auction Website ‘Magickals.com,’ Comes to the Rescue, and Saves the Former eBay Metaphysical Market from Despair –…

Occult notions, potions and lotions banned from Ebay

EBay bans supernatural sales of magic spells, potions, hexes In its 2012 Fall Seller Update, the online marketplace said it was banning all sales of supernatural goods and services, exiling its witchy and wizardly clientele to the wilds of Craigslist and other Web-based Diagon Alleys. Among the prohibited items: “advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; magic…