Tag Archive for superstition

The Big Bad Moon, used to sell fear to the superstitious

If the moon ever REALLY looks like this, we're DOOMED.

Tuesday, April 15th marks the first of four lunar “blood moon” eclipses over the next two years. The tetrad — or four consecutive and complete lunar eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals — will all be visible over the United States during 2014 -2015. The other dates are Oct. 8, 2014, April 4, 2015…

Philippino brothers charged in brutal murder, cannibalism of their mother

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Three brothers tortured, killed and then consumed their mother in what is being called a ritual killing, believing she was evil. Raps filed vs. siblings who killed, ate own mother | Nation, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com. Authorities will file on Monday criminal charges against three Moro siblings who slaughtered their 56-year-old mother and…

Police run screaming from ‘goblin’ in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe’s goblin problem continues. Bulawayo24 NEWS | Cops flee from station as family dumps goblin. A family from Bulawayo’s Nketa 7 suburb dumped its tenant’s “goblin” at the Tshabalala Police Station, sending cops fleeing in different directions. A family that claimed a lodger owned the goblin brought it to the station in a suitcase. The…

Woman has entitlement issues: Wants bigger (and unhaunted) public housing

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People come up with the darndest excuses. Gypsy demands new council house because hers is ‘HAUNTED’. Lisa Bowden, who has not worked for 15 years and claims £260 a week in benefits, was given a newly-decorated two-bedroom home just two months ago. But she claims she can feel the ghostly presence of a former tenant…

Another anti-superstition bill proposed in Indian state

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Another state in India proposed an anti-superstition bill. We’ve covered the dangerous superstitious practices rampant in India in modern times. Is the tide turning against these historical behaviors? Karnataka anti-superstitious bill: 13 rituals considered evil practices – The Times of India. Thirteen superstitious rituals have classified as evil practices and amount to severe punishment according…

Dabholkar anti-superstition law is being applied in India

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The Anti-superstition law at work. Man arrested for practising black magic – Times Of India. About one-and-a-half months after the state government promulgated an ordinance against black magic, witchcraft and other superstitious practices, the Malegaon police on Monday arrested a 32-year-old man from Aqsa Colony area for allegedly duping a woman of Rs 3 lakh…

Prostitutes in Zimbabwe arrested after witch hoax to drum up business

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This article is just plain weird. I can’t say I follow it well but apparently people in Zimbabwe think witches really fly in baskets. Budiriro witch crash landing ‘a hoax’. TWO women paraded in court as suspected witches after being found dressed only in skin-tights outside a house in Harare’s Budiriro suburb may have been…

I’ll give you both legs if you spare the children

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Just a reminder of the way things still are, barbaric, in certain parts of the world thanks to superstitious beliefs. Paraplegic offers his legs to muti makers. A wheelchair-bound man in Swaziland has offered his “useless” legs to suspected muti killers in exchange for the lives of three girls who disappeared this week under mysterious…

Participant of a spiritualist organization noted for violence is arrested for Dabholkar murder

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It is not clear what evidence is against the person charged. Police finally crack an arrest in the Narendra Dabholkar murder, pick up suspect from Sanatan Sanstha : Maharashtra, News – India Today. A special team of the Pune Crime Branch probing the murder of Dr Narendra Dabholkar has taken a sadhak of ‘Sanatan Sanstha’…

Pre-game ritual: Sheep slaughter

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Apparently it’s tradition for this team to sacrifice a sheep before a (European) football match. The Scottish SPCA says, you’re not in your own country now. Shakhter Karagandy boss defends sheep slaughter ahead of Celtic game | Glasgow & West | News | STV. Shakhter Karagandy boss Viktor Kumykov plans to continue the Kazakh club’s…

Maharashtra state rushes emergency legislation through after Dabholkar murder

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Many businesses closed and people protested the killing of this Indian rationalist. BBC News – Narendra Dabholkar: India’s Maharashtra state bans black magic after killing. The Indian state of Maharashtra has enacted emergency laws banning black magic and superstition, one day after a prominent campaigner was killed. On Thursday, the Maharashtra state government enacted an…

Hungry ghost month affects decision-making

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This piece is chock full of Philippine superstitious beliefs. It’s that time of year again – Manila Standard Today. According to Chinese culture, the Gates of the Spirit both from Heaven and Hell open and release spirits to freely roam the Earth. On Aug. 21, the 15th day, the Hungry Ghost Festival is observed when it is…