The remains of a 10-year-old biting on a stone have been...

The remains of a 10-year-old biting on a stone have been unearthed by archaeologists in a fifth century Italian cemetery, evidence suggesting a “vampire burial” to prevent the child’s return from the dead.

In northern Italy, where the discovery was made, they are calling it the “Vampire of Lugnano.“

"I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s extremely eerie and weird,” said University of Arizona archaeologist David Soren, who has overseen archaeological excavations at the site since 1987.

Evidence collected from the bones suggest the child was infected with malaria at the time it died, The Independent reported.

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PROJECTIONS: As reported by Billboard, Halloween pulled in $33.3 million from 3,928 theaters. Projections have the film amassing $80 million by the close of the weekend, which would place Halloween in a tie for the best October movie opening weekend. The record of $80 million was just set two weeks ago by Venom. October is known for being a slow month at the box office, but Venom and Halloween helped breathe life into the dormant sales.

Danny Leiner, who directed the popular slacker comedies Dude, Where's My Car? and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, has died. He was 57. Leiner died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles after a long battle with cancer, his brother, Ken, told The Hollywood Reporter.

DATELINE A CALIFORNIA FARM: Kings County Sheriff's Office, California, received an unusual call on October 18 from a walnut farmer who claimed to have found a strange, large metal object of unknown origin that had smashed into his orchard, local news outlet Kron4 reported, citing the sheriff's office. When officers arrived at the site, they found a helmet-like, charred, metallic object and assumed that it was part of a satellite.

A small space rock made an extremely close approach yesterday (October 19, 2018). The close flyby of Asteroid 2018 UA occurred just hours after being detected by the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona. Limited observations did not allow for precise trajectory calculations, but estimates suggest the small asteroid passed at a distance between 4,536 miles to 9,540 miles (7,300 km to 15,353 km) from Earth’s surface. For comparison, meteorological and television satellites orbit at some 22,300 miles (35,888 km) from our planet’s surface, which means the asteroid’s approach was one of the closest registered.

Full synopsis of first live action TEEN TITANS GO premiereIn the...

Full synopsis of first live action TEEN TITANS GO premiere

In the series premiere episode, Rachel Roth, a guarded teenager haunted by dark visions and powers, flees her home in Traverse City, Michigan when her life is threatened by a mysterious intruder. Arriving in Detroit, she falls under the protective wing of Detective Dick Grayson, who’s moonlighting as the dangerous vigilante, Robin – now independent of his longtime partnership with Batman in Gotham. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the mysterious Kory Anders awakens – untouched – from a car crash with no memory of her identity. Following leads to Russian club-owner Konstantin Kovar (MARK ANTONY KRUPA), she learns that she also is pursuing the girl known as Rachel Roth. Lastly, in Ohio, we meet Gar Logan, the mischievous Beast Boy who uses his transformative powers to his advantage

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Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch'

Missing Saudi journalist 'recorded his own death on his Apple Watch':

Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have recorded his own death on his Apple Watch, it has been claimed.

He turned on the recording function on the device before walking into the Saudi Arabia embassy in Istanbul on October 2, according to Turkish newspaper Sabah.

Then his ‘interrogation, torture and killing were audio recorded and sent to both his phone and to iCloud’, the newspaper report.

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The HALLOWEEN 40 review. Spoilers included

Halloween fans have been waiting for the moment.. John Carpenter retiring to assist in the re-creation, re-direction, re-imaging of the original 1978 classic 40 years later.  Finally, it is being released in box offices nationwide. A few early releases occurred last night.

In estimates Friday morning, Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s Halloween is being projected by our industry sources at around $10M, which arguably is the second-best preview night for a horror pic after New Line’s It banked $13.5M from 3,500 theaters on Sept 7, 2017.

And being that I am not from an elite crowd of reporters or paid reviewers, I had to wait for the early showings Thursday evening.

....without further ado, spoilers included, my thoughts on HALLOWEEN 40.

Quite frankly.. they should have left it just be.

First the two main positive takeaways from the film: The soundtrack was amazing. John Carpenter's modernized versions of the sounds of Halloween's score was dynamic and at times an homage to the past coupled with breathtaking synthesized sounds of the modern era. It is not to be dismissed.. On a scale of ten, the soundtrack is a ten--the movie not so much.

The other part of the film that I absolutely positive adored and loved was the opening credit roll .. (NOT THE OPENING SCENE, we will get there in one minute) ..The opening credits featured the piano version of the Halloween theme blasting in stereo across the theater with a lifeless smashed pumpkin slowly coming back to shape -- almost a metaphor that the "Shape" is rising again.  Halloween fans will most assuredly love that they began the film the same way the original began, with the pumpkin and music. It created an immediate eerie feel in the theater.. people's tension, watching the credits roll with that classic song in forcing itself into their heads like a freight train, was palpable. 

This movie, it would seem, was going to be something.

And something it sure was.

I gave the soundtrack a ten out of ten earlier.

I will give the movie a 2 out of 10. It would have been a 1 if it wasn't for Jamie Lee Curtis' performance. 

The movie's premise opens with this: Podcasters somehow were able to snatch the original Shatner mask away from their "friends at the attorney general's office" .. The unlikely leak only goes further as the newer doctor who takes over for Loomis allow the podcasters to enter the grounds of Smiths Grove to interview Michael Myers. He allows them to hold up the mask to him..he allows them to rile up the entire set of patients who are chained to the concrete ground. The scene was ridiculous ... the plot line of podcasters snatching the mask was actually just stupid for me, for the lack of a better word.

We travel now to the world of Laure Strode. She suffers from the trauma of 1978. She has also built a fortress and collected guns in order to battle Myers when he comes back -- she lived her life knowing he would apparently. 

Her family is a wreck with mental strife.. the clear indications of PTSD are evident. Her performance in the film was formidable. She was good. She was the only piece of acting that saved the movie from a downright 0 out of 10 for me!

Cutting to the chase, a bus crashed. Myers escaped. The podcasters are killed. He gets his mask back. Myers kills yet another gas station attendant and gets his suit back. He stalks the neighborhood during trick or treating...

Here are where two problems start and never stop.

In the original Halloween, the magic was not seeing Myers' face. It was knowing that the SHAPE stalked ..that the Shape watched.. that the Shape took measured time to plot out a strategy of fearful killing. In this film? He randomly goes house to house racking up a largely ridiculous high amount of bodies in his path. Murders for no reason.. murders just or the sake of pleasing the audience of blood thirsty gore fans that will likely litter this weekend's movie theaters.

The other portion that, maybe someone will debate me on, is Myers' first murder A child. Horror fans and critics have long debated how children and death should be treated in movies. This film utilizes that and immediately showcases Myers as a heartless demon who will even kill a child to get where he needs to go.   If the movie was good, I could forgive that. The movie is abominable, so I can only further say that the kid-kill was a misstep in a series of them.

Flash forward to the movie sequence of events, which gets even more ridiculous:  A set of comedy lines in the midst of tragedy did not seem to flow. Neither did the oddly choreographed high school dance scene that left viewers wondering why they couldn't be in a high school that looked like that. A doctor who decides he wants to put on Michael Myers' mask and kill..and an ending scene that seemed so rushed and so not inclusive of the nostalgia of the original. 

And what do you have?
In my humble opinion you have a train wreck of rubbish.
Suffering garbage that stunk the theater to high heaven.

But an amazing soundtrack. A 10 out of 10. The new theme songs for modern Halloween! But sadly not the movie to go with it.

This season, if you want a good scare, check out Netflix' HAUNTED HILLS HOUSE. I will review that further once my bingeing on it completes. 


Aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth

The New Netflix Show That’s So Scary It’s Making People VomitDubbed by GQ as a show that is “one of...

Dubbed by GQ as a show that is “one of the most truly chilling if all time”, terrified viewers have taken to Twitter to express just how much the show has affected them.

“I’m watching The Haunting Of Hill House and a Jump scare actually got me to scream. Like mostly I just yell ‘oh sh*t’ or ‘f**k’, but it was a genuine scream out of me,” tweeted one horrified person.

“This f***ing show on Netflix The Haunting Of Hill House gave me a heart attack about three times today I don’t think I can go to sleep at all…” tweeted another.

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Exorcist plans counter-attack against witches cursing Brett KavanaughFather Gary Thomas, exorcist...

Father Gary Thomas, exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is ‘appalled’ that a coven of witches are planning to ‘hex’ Trump’s man in the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, on October 20.

Life imitating the reason for the season..

The season of the witch.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Is Out of Her Damn Mind In the New ‘Halloween’Rex Reed is not being too kind in a 2...

Rex Reed is not being too kind in a 2 Star review of HALLOWEEN 40..

“Endangered turkeys, rabbits and Santa Claus have never done for Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas what Jamie Lee Curtis has done for Halloween! Now, 40 years to the Halloween night the first movie took place, she returns to the blood-stained lawns of Haddonfield, Illinois where, as Laurie Strode, she was the only babysitter in town who escaped a massacre by the insane serial killer in a fright mask that started it all.”

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Dementia may begin in the womb, new study suggests In tissue samples of the brains of 54 people, 40...

In tissue samples of the brains of 54 people, 40 of whom had varying forms of dementia, scientists discovered that half had spontaneous flaws in their DNA, which may have contributed to their illness.

The scientists believe the genetic defects occurred before the people were even born, while they were embryos growing in the womb. And they fear that the same mutations may be carried by a huge number of the population, which is why dementia is so prevalent.

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“I’ve always thought that [not having a prequel] is a misruling in the mythology of A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Englund told the crowd at the recent Monster Mania convention in Hunt Valley, Maryland. “It got close to being rectified with Tobe Hooper’s pilot for the TV series, and there was a script that was supposedly to be directed by John McNaughton, who did Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. There was a prequel script… I think it was called Krueger: The First Kills. And it was… the last children being killed… the two detectives that found Freddy and busted him… then the body of the film were the ambulance-chasing, sleazy lawyers that get Freddy off.”

He continued, “The lawyers are actually the best parts [of that script]. There’s two of them. Freddy in court… Freddy at the table… Freddy on the witness stand… Freddy in jail. But it’s about the lawyers getting him off. They get him off and Freddy gloats too much on the courtroom stairs. The end of the movie is Freddy being burned alive. I’ve had a fascination with these projects since I did the pilot with Tobe Hooper.”

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British mom creates sex dolls to look like grieving widows’ dead partners! Black Mirror meets real life!

Black Mirror meets real life!

Bespoke dolls can cost up to £4,000 and be made to any specification with customers able to choose hair colour, eye colour, nail colour, weight and even if they have scars, moles or tattoos.

Businesswoman Jade says her dolls are currently booked for the next few weeks.

She is currently waiting for a new shipment from her factory in China and hopes to take her company global, as the service is currently only available in the UK.

Jade said: “I want to take this worldwide and have very grand plans.

"I’m hoping to open an office in US city of Atlanta.

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HALLOWEEN unmasked

A good podcast from the AV CLUB on Michael Myers and the enduring influence on our pop culture.. crime scene.. and life..

John Carpenter’s iconic 1978 film Halloweenreconfigured the horror film genre, inspiring multiple sequels and remakes, including a new installation in the franchise due out this month. In episode three of the eight-part podcast Halloween Unmasked, host Amy Nicholson takes a deeper look at the horror masterpiece and develops a psychological profile of Michael Myers. Here she’s joined by Dr. Anthony Tobia, who teaches college classes that examine the mental illnesses of killers from classic slasher flicks. Taking into account the mental state of the movie’s masked killer, Tobia suggests a diagnosis, and even calls into question the methods of Myers’ movie psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis (played by Donald Pleasence). By looking at the origins of the phrase “serial killer”—which wasn’t coined until afterHalloween was released—real-world serial killers, and less grounded explanations of Myers’ murderous impulses from the franchise and its novels,Halloween Unmasked is the perfect podcast to listen to leading up to Halloween, and even better for augmenting your marathon-watch of the original movie series in preparation for the release of the newest Halloween.

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A very long description of the new AVENGERS trailer appeared on Reddit

A very long description of the new AVENGERS trailer appeared on REDDIT and removed.. most likely due to one of two things: 1) Major spoilers being contained. Or 2) MAJOR INACCURACIES ..

read at you own peril:

“The trailer starts off showing the damaged Infinity Gauntlet in a field on the farm planet. As the camera focuses in on the Gauntlet, we hear Tony’s voice: “We were destined to lose.” Epic music score starts. The Quinjet is shown landing in a Wakandan wasteland as we hear Steve Rogers say: “We have come so far.” Tony and Nebula step off the jet as the remaining Avengers approach. Steve has a look of relief and says: “Tony”. Tony, seemingly defeated, shakes his head and gives a friendly smirk back to Cap. Marvel Studios Logo appears.

“We get a glimpse of the Battle of New York from 2012 Avengers. Loki is shown looking shocked and baffled as he is on top of the Stark tower. There is a flash of a blue light as the camera pans back. (Cuts to black) Next we see the Wakandan throne with M’Baku at the helm. He’s surrounded by his new kingsguard. (A mix of the hill tribe and Dora Milaje). Shuri and Banner are seen working on a new project in the lab. Black Widow, in full gear, is in Hawkeye’s family home from Age of Ultron. Basically everything is thrown all over the place and broken. Nat is studying some type of map with multiple photos and locations on it. A quick shot of Thanos is shown with a long sword, walking down an alleyway in New York City. The next shot is a dark hooded figure with glowing eyes, aiming a bow and arrow before shooting towards the camera.”

“(1-2 visuals of the Quantum Realm) Scott Lang (no suit) is shown running through a park dodging explosions. (Shot of Space) Thor and Valkyrie are aboard a Kree ship. Thor says: “If the stories are true, you’re our universe’s last hope. If such a thing even exists anymore”. The next shot is an older, determined Tony Stark walking through the new SHIELD HQ (Avengers Facility in upstate New York). He’s in full SHIELD attire and carrying an orange briefcase. Banner (wearing spandex) is seen running from something, looking terrified. The next shot is Ant-Man appearing out of a flash of light and landing in a desolate place. We see it from his point of view from inside his helmet. He looks left to right and to his left again and says: “What in the-“.

“We see Captain Marvel floating with her fists on fire and her eyes lit up. Thanos in the soul stone with young Gamora screaming at him, Loki and Thor fighting off Chitauri together and Tony handing Steve a brand new shield in the Wakandan throne room. (Cuts back to Tony and Scott) Tony opens the orange briefcase as Scott hands him an illuminated bracelet. Tony asks: “How?… Is this even possible?” Iron Man and Ant-Man are shown travelling through the Quantum Realm. Tony and Scott are back in the battle of New York from 2012. The final shot before the title reveal is an Infinity Stone disappearing from Thanos’ damaged gauntlet. He abruptly gets up and puts on his armor. His face goes from extremely infuriated to a menacing smile.

“Title reveal: Avengers: Annihilation

“Stinger: The Hulk is training at the new SHIELD facility with Black Widow and Steve. Steve notices that Hulk has been training non-stop as of late, so he asks why. Hulk responds in Banner’s normal voice with: “My rematch is coming real soon, I can feel it!”

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Star of the New 'Halloween' Says He Got Murder Tips from an Actual Hitman

Star of the New 'Halloween' Says He Got Murder Tips from an Actual Hitman:

James Jude Courtney told Vanity Fair in a new interview that he met a former contract killer through a mutual friend back in the early 2010s. The man was allegedly freshly out of prison and wanted Courtney to help him write his life story, so they wound up living together for a while. At one point, Courtney took the guy to see the Cuba Gooding, Jr. movie The Hit List, and he was less than impressed.“We walked out of the screening, and he said to me, ‘Jimmy, it’s a really nice movie, but that’s not how you kill people,’” Courtney explained to Vanity Fair.According to Courtney, the guy promised to “show” him how actual hitmen work—but since the guy was seemingly retired and had already done his time, this probably didn’t mean literally bringing him around on hits. It probably (hopefully) just involved some advice and conversation. But in any case, it sounds like it really helped Courtney get into the mind of a murderer

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Full listing of Sears and Kmart stores closing as a result of recent filing for bankruptcy of parent company



AlabamaSears:1001 Rainbow Dr., GadsdenArizonaSears:3177 Chandler Village Dr., Chandler7611 W Thomas Rd., Phoenix-Desert Sky6515 E Southern Ave., Mesa/East3150 S 4th Ave., Yuma2250 El Mercado Loop, Sierra VistaArkansasKmart:2821 East Main St., RussellvilleCaliforniaKmart:215 W Hanford/Armona Rd, Lemoore1351 E Hatch Rd., Modesto375 E Alessandro Blvd, Riverside3247 W Noble Ave., Visalia912 County Line Rd., Delano2530 S Euclid Ave., Ontario3968-A Missouri Flat Rd., PlacervilleSears:3001 Ming Ave, Bakersfield1401 N Montebello Blvd, Montebello100 Los Cerritos Mall, Cerritos100 Vintage Faire Mall, Modesto3751 S Dogwood Ave., El Centro1011 W Olive Ave., Merced5901 Florin Rd., Florin1700 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton100 Santa Rosa Plz, Santa Rosa3333 Bristol St., Costa MesaColoradoSears:7001 S University Blvd, Centennial10785 W Colfax Ave., LakewoodConnecticutSears:850 Hartford Tnpk, Waterford1201 Boston Post Rd Sp 2095, MilfordFloridaKmart:12350 SW 8th St., Miami900 NW 76 Boulevard, GainesvilleSears:733 N Highway 231, Panama City1050 S Babcock St., Melbourne3100 SW College Rd., Ste 300, Ocala3800 Us Highway 98 N Ste 500, Lakeland303 Us Hwy 301 Blvd W, Bradenton300 Mary Esther Blvd, Mary EstherGeorgiaKmart:400 Crosstown Road, Peachtree City6239 Turner Lake Road CovingtonSears:IllinoisKmart:3701 Broadway St., Quincy5000 23rd Ave., Moline4210 N Harlem Ave., NorridgeSears:3340 Mall Loop Dr., JolietIndianaKmart:430 W Ridge Rd, Griffith723 3rd Ave, Jasper2307 Superior, Webster City6780 W Washington St., IndianapolisSears:3401 S Us Highway 41, Terre Haute460 N Milwaukee St., Boise1251 Us Highway 31 N, GreenwoodIowaKmart:2803 E Kanesville Blvd, Council Bluffs1111 N 2Nd, CherokeeKansasKmart:400 South Broadway, Salina7836 State Ave., Kansas CityKentuckyKmart:600 C W Stevens Blvd, Grayson2625 Scottsville Rd., Bowling GreenNorthridge S/C Us Hwy 127, Russell SpringsSears:4807 Outer Loop, Louisville-OkolonaLouisianaKmart:7000 Veterans Memorial, MetairieMaineKmart:417 Main St., MadawaskaMarylandKmart:835 Solomons Island Rd N, Prince Frederick6163 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon HillSears:400 N Center St., Westminster10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia15700 Emerald Way, BowieMassachusettsSears:1235 Worcester Rd., NatickMichiganKmart:06600 M-66 North, Charlevoix1025 M-24, Lake OrionSears:2100 Southfield Rd., Lincoln Park900 Briarwood Cir., Ann ArborMinnesotaSears:12431 Wayzata Blvd., Minnetonka425 Rice St., St PaulMissouriKmart:2901-5 N Belt Hwy, St. Joseph7100 Nw Prairie View Rd., Kansas City1 Flower Valley Shp Ctr, FlorissantNevadaSears:1245 W Warm Springs Rd., HendersonNew HampshireSears:50 Fox Run Rd Ste 74 PortsmouthNew JerseyKmart:779 Delsea Dr N, GlassboroSears:1750 Deptford Center Rd., Deptford1500 Highway 35, MiddletownNew MexicoSears:6600 Menaul Blvd Ne Ste 700, CoronadoNew YorkKmart:987 Route 6, Mahopac2590 Military Rd., Niagara Falls93 West Campbell Rd., Schenectady349 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca8363 Lewiston Rd., BataviaSears:Rt 394 & Hunt Blvd, Lakewood600 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Hts, NY75 W Route 59 Ste 100, Nanuet1111 Franklin Ave, Garden CityNorth CarolinaKmart:1530 East Broad St., Statesville1001 Patton Ave., Asheville4500 Western Blvd., RaleighSears:703 N Berkeley Blvd, Goldsboro11033 Carolina Place Pkwy, Pineville400 Cross Creek Mall, FayettevilleOhioKmart:15891 State Rt 170, East Liverpool17840 Bagley Rd, Middleburg HeightsSears:5320 Youngstown Rd., NilesOklahomaSears:3201 W Main St., Norman6929 S Memorial Dr., Tulsa Woodland HlsOregonKmart:3955 S W Murray Blvd, Beaverton827 Lancaster Dr., Ne Salem (Lancaster)Sears:9800 Sw Washington Square Rd., Washington SqPennsylvaniaKmart:720 Clairton Blvd/Rte 51, Pleasant Hills528 W Plank Rd., Altoona1502 South Fourth St., Allentown1000 Nutt Rd., Phoenixville1170 Mae St., Hummelstown100 Tarentum Rd, New Kensington1180 Walnut Bottom Rd., Carlisle880 Butler St., Pittsburgh3205 Lincoln Hwy, Thorndale111 Hulst Dr, Ste 722, MatamorasSears:5522 Shaffer Rd Ste 129, Dubois2300 E Lincoln Hwy, Langhrn/Oxford Vly100 Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem/Crnwls HtsSouth CarolinaKmart:129 West Butler Ave., Mauldin2302 Cherry Rd., Rock HillTennesseeKmart:6909 Maynardville Pike NE, KnoxvilleSears:2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd, Clarksville2100 Hamilton Place Blvd, Chattanooga2800 N Germantown Prkway, Cordova7600H Kingston Pike, West TownTexasSears:2605 Preston Rd., Frisco2002 S Expy 83, Harlingen6002 Slide Rd., Lubbock1000 E 41st, Austin6301 NW Loop 410, San Antonio3450 W Camp Wisdom Rd., Southwest Ctr2501 Irving Mall, Irving2901 S Capitol Of Texas Hwy, Austin/Barton Creek7508 N Navarro St., VictoriaVirginiaKmart:118 Waller Mill Rd., Williamsburg6364 Springfield Plaza, Springfield2712 W Main St., WaynesboroSears:100 Newmarket Fair Mall, HamptonWashingtonKmart:1001 E Sunset Dr., BellinghamSears:3500 S Meridian Ste 900, PuyallupWest VirginiaKmart:1701 4th Ave W, CharlestonWyomingKmart:4000 East 2nd St., CasperSears:

701 SE Wyoming Blvd, Casper9520 Mall Rd., Westover/Morgantown

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Satanic serial killers arrested for performing human sacrifices

Satanic serial killers arrested for performing human sacrifices:

A horrifying scene was uncovered in Iguatu, Brazil, where authorities uncovered a site used for human sacrifices. A trio of Satanists allegedly lured several people to the property and then tortured and murdered them. Mutilated body parts were discovered, which apparently were used in rituals in order to gain power and influence over women.

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